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Judge O’Kelley dies at age 87, remembered as 'firm but fair'

Senior U.S. District Judge William O'Kelley died Wednesday night, his son confirmed. He was 87.

July 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demorest man dies after 20-foot fall

A Demorest man died from injuries sustained in a roughly 20-foot fall Wednesday, according to authorities.

July 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets probation in Hall school terroristic threat case

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student who took his terroristic threat case to the Georgia Supreme Court last year was sentenced to probation Thursday in Superior Court.

July 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Power to close all of its remaining offices

Georgia Power will close its 27 remaining offices, including its location on Spring Street in Gainesville, in October.

July 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Authorities: 24 Mason jars, plants with $400K of marijuana, mushrooms seized

Drug enforcement agents seized more than $400,000 in marijuana and mushrooms Tuesday after a 911 hang-up in Clarkesville.

July 06, 2017 | | Local


Federal lawsuit against Gainesville school district athletics settled

A federal Title IX lawsuit filed by a Gainesville High School mother alleging inequality in the treatment of the school's softball program has been settled.

July 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New way to ride for seniors

Senior citizens in Gainesville now have a new way to get around that's tailored to some of the places they may need to go.

July 06, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


DNR: No boating injuries on Lanier, BUIs match last year

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources made the same number of boating under the influence arrests this holiday period as it did last year, but no one was reported injured from boating incidents.

July 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


World War II, Korean War veteran honored for his service

While Bill Hartman prefers to be called "Uncle Bill" by his fellow residents and the staff of Beehive Homes of Gainesville, those at a ceremony Wednesday afternoon recognizing him for his military service called him "Commander Hartman."

July 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Haitian orphans perform for Senior Life Center

The happy children sang and danced in colorful dress, joyfully proclaiming God's abundant and unending love for them.

July 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


DeKalb Police investigating Gainesville woman’s death

A Gainesville woman was found dead in a DeKalb County creek last week, according to authorities.

July 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


More space in South Hall schools means more choices, too

While nearly 2,000 Hall County Schools students chose to attend a school outside their attendance zones last school year, South Hall residents have not had that freedom in recent years.

July 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Slide show: Independence Day celebrations, fireworks at Laurel Park

Independence Day festivities were in full swing July Fourth at Laurel Park in Gainesville as visitors grilled hamburgers, sported patriotic attire and watched the annual fireworks show.

July 04, 2017 | By David Barnes | Local


Two busy Gainesville roads to get resurfaced over next 8 months

Over the next eight months, area motorists could be affected by major resurfacing projects involving two key Gainesville traffic arteries.

July 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're here, we celebrate,' some Latinos say on Independence Day

The Rev. Samuel Samaniego and his wife, Rosa, met up with dozens of members of their church - Iglesia Bautista Cristo La Roca - bright and early at Laurel Park on Tuesday.

July 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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Joe Chandler Road Bridge open to traffic

The new Joe Chandler Road Bridge in East Hall is open to traffic.

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No major issues reported at UNG, Lanier Tech so far from campus carry law

Nearly three weeks since it became legal for those holding concealed weapons permits to carry a handgun in some areas of college and university campuses ...

July 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road, I-985 widening study get early approval

New road and bridge projects, including a new bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River, took a step toward approval on ...

July 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


State seeks changes to service delivery agreement between Hall County, cities

An agreement between Hall County and its cities that delineates the delivery of services to its residents to avoid duplication of services and waste public ...

July 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County ends Lula contract to supervise inmates

Hall County will not renew a contract with Lula to supervise inmate labor in the city.

July 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia lottery transfers $1.1 billion to education

The Georgia Lottery Corp.'s fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the state treasury's Lottery for Education Account has totaled more than $1.1 ...

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville superintendent to offer board 3 tax rate options

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Jeremy Williams said he will present three options to the school board to consider before it votes on a tax rate ...

July 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New Catholic bishop for North Ga. being ordained Wednesday

A new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Atlanta is being ordained at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and Hall County Catholics can livestream the ceremony.

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Cagle: Growing economy should be used to help Georgia's poor

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has added fighting poverty to his gubernatorial pitch.

July 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Armed robbery suspect arrested after foot chase near Chicopee Village

A Flowery Branch man faces more than 20 charges including armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary dating back to two incidents in February after his ...

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DOT announces 2nd continuous flow intersection in state

A second continuous flow intersection in Gwinnett County is among 24 transportation contracts awarded this summer by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Shafer discusses lieutenant governor run to South Hall GOP

Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, pitched fiscal conservatism and old-school Republican self-reliance in a Flowery Branch speech about his run for lieutenant governor on Monday.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lula deal to buy train depot in danger

Lula city officials made public for the first time Monday the offer they are making to buy the Train Depot from the Lula Area Betterment ...

July 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Investigator details 2014 fatal West Avenue shooting

More than two years since a fatal West Avenue shooting, one suspect appeared in Magistrate Court for a hearing Monday.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Anglin running for re-election to Flowery Branch City Council

Flowery Branch City Councilman Joe Anglin is running for re-election this fall.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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