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Highpoint Medical Center in Braselton could open by mid-July

More medical options for residents in the South Hall area could be available this summer.

May 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville girl on big screen next week

Faith Renee Kennedy, for the most part, is like most 11-year-olds.

May 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Man appeals conviction for church outburst to Ga. Supreme Court

A man is appealing to the Georgia Supreme Court his disorderly conduct conviction for shouting "don't let Satan or the devil raise your kids" in a Hall County church, claiming his acts were free speech protected by the First Amendment.

May 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Passport fairs set for Gainesville, Cumming on Saturday

The Limestone Parkway U.S. post office in Gainesville and the Cumming post office will hold passport fairs this Saturday.

May 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials: Tax increase coming thanks to 1924 vote

Gainesville officials introduced a budget Thursday that technically raises taxes 1.42 percent, thanks to a special tax approved by a few thousand voters in 1924.

May 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Developers to pay Gainesville $745K for downtown properties

The developers of three projects totaling $53 million on city-owned downtown land will pay Gainesville $745,000 for the property.

May 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents trying to revitalize Chicopee Village

Homeowners are trying to breathe new life into one of Hall County's historic neighborhoods: Chicopee Village.

May 11, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Music festival, county barely on same page

An electronic music festival almost screeched to a halt before the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, but squeaked by with a 3-2 vote and some new restrictions.

May 11, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville workshop seeks to aid first-time homebuyers

Few things are as satisfying to Rodney Garrett as helping first-time homebuyers.

May 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia records tourism record, industry also strong in Hall

In the midst of Georgia's $61 billion tourism boom, Hall County continues to see steady growth in its visitor industry - and its own boom from an unexpected source.

May 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville school system receives strong review

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel said she was pleased an evaluation of the district by an outside team this week discovered similar findings to an internal review school officials did while preparing for the evaluation.

May 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Pedestrian critical in ICU after traffic incident

A Gainesville woman is in critical condition in the intensive care unit after being struck by a car Tuesday in Gainesville, according to authorities.

May 10, 2017 | | Local


Bradford Street to close Thursday for railroad work

Bradford Street will be closed at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing Thursday.

May 10, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Chestatee High librarian doesn't want quiet

The term school media center may conjure up an image of a place where students go to check out a book or work on a research paper and a librarian halting any noise by putting one finger to her lips and whispering, "Shush!"

May 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Chick-fil-A coming to Braselton near Hall County line

A Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned off Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211 in a growing retail-medical office area at the Gwinnett-Hall county line in Braselton.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Low gas prices help drive Memorial Day weekend travel

Memorial Day weekend travelers will take to the road in large numbers enticed in part by gasoline prices that have steadily remained in the low ...

May 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Johnson senior pushes himself on football field, in class

Not even a fractured vertebra in Johnson High senior Cameron McCarthy's neck could keep him from reaching his goals.

May 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Dual enrollment programs growing at UNG, Lanier Tech

More Georgia high school students are going to college, taking advantage of a new program that lets them enroll in tuition-free college courses earning high ...

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2007

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in April fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest it's been since November 2007 for Hall County, when the ...

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


15-year-old earns high school diploma, 2 associate degrees from UNG

To say Christie Taylor has excelled as a student would be an understatement.

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lane closure set for Thursday night for Boling Bridge work

Boling Bridge will close to a single lane of traffic beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday while crews pour concrete for the new bridge structure.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime cigar shop owner passes torch to Cuban couple

When Clark "Smitty" Smith opened his shop 20 years ago, he envisioned creating "the old-school tobacco store."

May 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slide show: Lanier Charter Career Academy seniors celebrate next step

Fitfy-nine seniors recevied their high school diploma during Lanier Chater Career Academy's graduation ceremony.

May 24, 2017 | | Local


School taxes could go up for some in Hall

While Hall County Schools officials have approved a tentative budget that reduces the school tax rate, that does not necessarily mean property taxes will also ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


1924 tax keeps funding Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Gainesville residents who today enjoy access to 22 parks, the civic center and a number of recreational facilities can thank voters who made it all ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5 things to remember if you're jumping in Lanier this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend on the shores of Lake Lanier means boating, swimming, tubing, water skiing, splashing - basically anything that involves a dip in the cool ...

May 24, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Vehicle tag renewal kiosk moved to Kroger

A kiosk allowing vehicle owners to skip the trip to the county office to renew their vehicle tags has been relocated to the Kroger at ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Houseboat destroyed in fire at Holiday Marina

A 60-foot houseboat was destroyed Tuesday night in a fire at Holiday Marina.

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Green Street closure offers ‘wake-up’ call on traffic fixes

Imagine, as a pedestrian, not having to run for your life when crossing Green Street.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities ID suspect in test drive car theft

Authorities identified a woman they believe took a gold minivan for a test drive last week and never came back to a South Hall dealership.

May 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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