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Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second Quality of Life awards.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate hikes.

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


East Ridge Road back open after closing for fire

No one was injured in an East Ridge Road house fire in Gainesville on Thursday. The road was closed for more than two hours as Hall County firefighters tackled the fire.

May 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary lends ‘amazing’ support for Johnson soccer team ahead of title game

Students lined the halls of Chicopee Woods Elementary School after lunchtime Thursday holding handmade signs and banners. One read "You're my hero" and another said "You're the best in the world."

May 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Zachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Area homeless agency board members quit as same-sex couple applies

Half the members resigned last week from the board of a local nonprofit that pairs homeless families with church hosts just as a same-sex couple was being welcomed into the program.

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakeholders examine artifacts from Healan’s Mill excavation

The remnants of a wooden door, its hinges missing and green paint faded and peeling, still bear the year of its origin across the front.

May 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DFCS director to host Gainesville town hall meeting tonight

More than two years since its formation, the Child Welfare Reform Council's chairwoman Stephanie Blank will join Division of Family and Children Services Director Bobby Cagle for a town hall tonight in Oakwood.

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Source of robocalls targeting Stowe remain a mystery

Political robocalls were placed to Gainesville residents last week urging them to vote for incumbent Jeff Stowe in the Republican primary race this month for Hall County Commission District 4.

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police investigating midnight Burger King robbery

A suspect pulled a weapon and demanded cash at midnight Tuesday at a Gainesville Burger King, police said.

May 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Vote for your favorite in North Georgia Battle of the Bands

Music lovers can select their favorite local bands, then watch them compete in a summertime concert beside Lake Lanier.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision Day planned at Gainesville High to recognize seniors moving on to college

Gainesville High School will host the first Gainesville High School Decision Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody after chase

Authorities have captured a suspect in an armed robbery at the Kangaroo gas station in Gainesville.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Raccoon in East Hall is 7th rabies case in Hall this year

A dog encountered a rabid raccoon in the Joe Chandler Road area of East Hall, according to a Hall County news release.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


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Gainesville man remains in hospital after two-car wreck Thursday on Dawsonville Highway

At least one of the six people injured in Thursday's two-vehicle wreck on Dawsonville Highway remains hospitalized.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gang charges added as murder case against 3 men moves on to Hall Superior Court

Murder charges against three men in an alleged drive-by shooting at Orchard Brook Apartments off McEver Road have been forwarded to Hall County Superior Court.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile home near Gainesville elementary destroyed by morning fire

Three people escaped a fire Friday morning, but the mobile home was destroyed.

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lower gas prices fueling more holiday travel

If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend, "the sooner you fill up, the better," said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com. That ...

May 27, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Reunion residents still hoping for Ga. 347 traffic light

A new traffic light for Sterling on the Lake has scratched at an old wound for some residents at another massive South Hall subdivision, Reunion ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lyman Hall class: Still together after all these years

The gathering of classmates for a "team" photo was a little reminiscent of the women in "A League of Their Own," gathering at the end ...

May 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Local unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent in April

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Six injured in Dawsonville Highway collision

Three people were seriously injured, with one being flown to Atlanta Medical Center, in a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Two men charged with possessing child porn

Two Gainesville men are accused of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hairdresser Margaret Bates remembered as generous, loving

Margaret Rider Bates had a knack for taking care of her customers. Her 48 years as a hairdresser and 32 years as owner of The ...

May 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Murder suspect pleads not guilty in girlfriend's death

A Gainesville man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend pleaded not guilty at arraignment Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


11-year-old involved in Dawson County dirt bike crash dies

An 11-year-old Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week has died.

May 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


State patrol uses island fire as training opportunity

An island fire far from the mainland that attracted numerous complaints led to a Georgia State Patrol training exercise on how to drop water from ...

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: Try one of these summer cocktails on the square

Here's a list of summery cocktails you can get on the square in downtown Gainesville. Which one is your favorite? also, remember to never ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Hall County is hoping to start this year buying property needed for the Spout Springs Road widening project.

May 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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