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Browns Bridge narrows to one lane as DOT works on driving surface

Traffic may get clogged Thursday on Browns Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth County line.

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


'This ship hasn't sailed': I-985 exit foes not backing off

Hall County Planning Director Srikanth Yamala's describing state plans for an Interstate 985 interchange off Martin Road as a ship that "has left the harbor" didn't sit well with residents protesting the project Tuesday night.

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some Hall Democrats still cool to Clinton despite Sanders' backing

Hall County Democrats responded with mixed emotions after Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, with some ready to back the presumptive nominee for president and others looking elsewhere despite the prospect of a Trump administration.

July 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Middle schools represented in Stock Market Game

Gainesville Middle School and North Hall Middle School each sent teams to the 26th annual Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon on May 3 in Atlanta.

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Crowdsourcing’ aims to give Hall teachers ‘best ways’ to instruct students

"Crowdsourcing" could be - eventually - the impetus for teachers to routinely share information about how best to teach material to students. That is the goal of Ley Hathcock, digital convergence specialist for Hall County Schools, who has, in some ways, been inventing the program.

July 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Law enforcement, auto agencies warn against driving while playing Pokemon game

A 1990s video and trading card game has been revamped for modern smartphone users, but its use may pose a safety concern.

July 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mostly white, black Hall churches worshipping together as ‘show of Christian solidarity’

In the wake of racially charged shootings that have rocked America, two Hall County churches are doing their part to change what Martin Luther King Jr. once said at about 11 a.m. Sunday being the "most segregated hour in Christian America."

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man shot 3 times in chest after argument

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting another man after an argument, according to authorities.

July 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sunday blue law to remain despite Lula alcohol changes

Lula officials are moving closer to placing a referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether they want to approve changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, including allowing farm wineries, permitting new retail stores and potential liquor sales.

July 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Law in effect allowing electroshock self-defense on public college campuses

Foxhole Guns and Archery owner Jon Lipscomb said he's seen a slight uptick in stun gun sales since a recent Georgia law change, but the number is not too shocking.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man charged with assaulting woman with brass knuckles

A Hall County man is accused of holding a woman against her will and breaking several bones with brass knuckles, according to authorities.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Host families sought for Japan-America Grassroots Summit

A dozen or so families are being sought in Hall County and Gainesville to host participants in the annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit in October.

July 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Atlanta River Walk set for Thursday public hearing, vote

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County is now primed for a public hearing and final action Thursday.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble plans for new plant face stiff opposition

A proposed West Hall marble plant is creating quite the stir among area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meeting set for Tuesday on much-maligned plans for I-985 interchange at Martin Road

Plans to build an interchange at Interstate 985 and Martin Road in South Hall continues to draw the wrath of area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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