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McEver Road intersection could see improvements

One intersection leading into downtown Flowery Branch may soon go through major changes if an agreement between the city and county pulls together.

May 07, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Construction begins on Braselton hospital’s obstetrics wing

Sometimes, when a new hospital opens, there's a need for extra space and certain services.

May 07, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


ADA Legacy Tour coming to Gainesville

The Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy Tour will visit First Baptist Church in Gainesville from noon to 2 p.m. today.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man charged with practicing medicine without a license, sexual battery

A Gainesville man was indicted on charges of sexual battery and practicing medicine without a license, according to court and police documents.

May 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hundreds gather for National Day of Prayer

For Charles Hyde of Gainesville, the National Day of Prayer means many things.

May 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Missing woman found safe

The search for a missing Gainesville woman has ended, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

May 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man’s body found in woods Tuesday

The body found Tuesday night in North Hall County has been identified as Brian Keith Page, 44, of Clermont.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Two candidates qualify for Lula special election

Qualifying closed Wednesday for a June 16 special election to replace late Lula City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

May 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat marks National Women’s Build Week

This week marks Habitat for Humanity's eighth annual National Women's Build Week.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Yellow pollen wanes, but what you can’t see is making you sneeze

The billowing clouds of yellow have all but vanished.

May 06, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Letter carriers holding 23rd annual food drive Saturday

A plastic bag in a mailbox might usually be a cause for concern, Phyllis Mote acknowledged. But this week it comes with an information card and is an indicator of an opportunity to help others.

May 06, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


2 candidates qualify for Lula special election

Qualifying closed Wednesday for a June 16 special election to replace late Lula City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

May 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Two Hall firefighters honored for heroics

For stepping up in another person's time of need, two Hall County firefighters were awarded at a breakfast organized by the American Red Cross.

May 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal signs watered-down craft breweries bill

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir."

May 06, 2015 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


University of North Georgia's Jacobs promises diversity improvements

A month after what many called an unfortunate choice of a stock image that made the cover of a University of North Georgia catalog, plans are forming to improve diversity issues on all the university's campuses.

May 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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