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Unidentified urn found floating on Lake Lanier

August 08, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Search continues for man who fell off boat near Three Sisters Island

Search efforts continued Monday for a 23-year-old Florida man missing in Lake Lanier, officials said.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gwinnett at-large voting suit could have implications for Gainesville

Minority voters in Gwinnett County can't elect local candidates of their choice because of unfairly drawn political districts, advocacy groups say, and they want a federal judge to order changes.

August 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau radio station WBCX celebrating 40th anniversary

WBCX at Brenau University started as a 10-watt radio station, and today it is a digital operation with modern studios and a broadcast footprint that covers much of North Georgia.

August 08, 2016 | | Local


New Clermont sign law conforms with Supreme Court ruling

Clermont ended a sign permit moratorium last week by rolling out a new sign ordinance that complies with a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling restricting governments from regulating sign content.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Superintendent Will Schofield to get 3-year contract extension

Will Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County School District for the past 11 years, will get a three-year extension of his contract.

August 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Family, friends mourn longtime veterans advocate’s death

Like the soldier he was in Vietnam, James Gilmer fought his way through a lung-scarring disease that robbed him of breath.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father of missing girl faces multiple charges

The father of a Hall County 12-year-old who was missing for a week and a half faces multiple felony charges.

August 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Norton trying to start affordable rental trend with cottages

"Hold on, I'm walking into my office now," Frank Norton Jr., president and CEO of The Norton Agency real estate firm in Gainesville, said over the phone last Friday.

August 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating shooting death in Flowery Branch

A 39-year-old lifelong Hall County resident was found shot to death Saturday night at a Flowery Branch house.

August 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Missing Hall County 12-year-old found safe

A missing Hall County 12-year-old was found safe in Spalding County on Sunday, authorities said.

August 07, 2016 | | Local


Authorities ID man they're searching for in Lake Lanier, boat driver faces BUI charge

Search efforts continued Sunday for a 23-year-old Florida man missing in Lake Lanier, officials said.

August 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Domestic violence shelter demand rises in recent years

Leaving an abusive relationship is risky.

August 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


The graying of Hall County: Senior-oriented communities starting to boom as population ages

The freshly painted hallways and common areas with views of Lake Lanier are quiet for now.

August 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax revenue losses from senior exemption worry Hall school leaders

The value of property exempt from Hall County school taxes has increased 259 percent in the past decade while the overall value of property in the tax digest prepared for the school system has increased by only 11 percent in the same time.

August 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Authorities: Gainesville man drove car into person holding baby, fired gun into crowd

A Gainesville man is accused of driving a car into someone holding a 1-year-old. Authorities said he also fired a gun at another person.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Huge development, new marble plant on tap for Thursday meeting

A whale of a meeting could be in store Thursday before the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Raccoon in South Hall is 9th rabies case of year

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with a dog recently in the 4000 block of Poplar Springs Road in South Hall. It ...

August 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


34 guns stolen in Buford store burglary

A Buford gun range and store suffered thousands of dollars in stolen inventory and property damage after a Sunday morning burglary, police said.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sen. David Perdue: Economy will boom or face risk

The United States can have a similar economic boom as was seen in the last half of the 20th century, but it also faces a ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Two killed, one critically injured in morning Cleveland Highway wreck

Two drivers were killed and one passenger was critically injured after a wreck Monday morning on Cleveland Highway/Ga. 11.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Riverside alumnus, employee Errol Bisso reflects on 50 years of working at academy

On the campus of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville is a walking, talking, living, breathing piece of the school's history.

August 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health care law to get deeper look at chamber event Tuesday

The Affordable Care Act will get a deeper look at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Health Care Reform Seminar on Tuesday.

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG, Lanier Tech keep growing as classes start Monday

The University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College campuses will be beehives of activity Monday - and both will have more students than last year.

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Weapons taken after truck smashes into Buford store

A pickup truck smashed through a Buford business Sunday morning, followed by suspects taking rifles and pistols from the store.

August 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A click for convenience: Grocers begin rolling out online shopping, in-person pickup

Pushing a cart isn't the only way to get a week's worth of groceries from the Kroger Marketplace at New Holland anymore.

August 21, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Eighth-graders can start college funds, get extra help in REACH program

Ten Hall County and Gainesville eighth-graders could be selected to receive college scholarships that could be $20,000 or more by the time they graduate ...

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


4 years later, teen’s death still a mystery

As Sgt. Dan Franklin moved up the ranks and through various departments in the Hall County Sheriff's Office, he asked to keep one particular ...

August 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

A smile crossed Donna Mincey's face as she pressed her fingertips against the shower stall, one example of what is produced at her family-owned ...

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton marks 100 years: Saving the past with an eye on future

Braselton celebrated a historic milestone Saturday: its 100th birthday.

August 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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