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Hall to seek $300K grant for Healan’s Mill expansion

Hall County officials remain very much committed to turning the historic Healan's Mill in East Hall into a tourist attraction.

February 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


30 applicants seek Gainesville superintendent job

Gainesville school officials will be taking a closer look in the coming days at 30 applicants who want to be the district's next superintendent.

February 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Planning commission approves 45-lot subdivision off Flat Creek Road

The Hall County Planning Commission gave approval Monday night to a 45-lot subdivision on the south side of Flat Creek Road.

February 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Groundbreaking held for three new Habitat for Humanity homes

The three families still have a way to go until they reach home ownership.

February 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police: Fake immigration attorney stole $30K

A man allegedly posing as an immigration attorney is accused by authorities of taking more than $30,000 from people.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged in killing of visiting Montana man

HOLLY SPRINGS - A Gainesville man has been accused of fatally shooting a Montana man who was visiting family and friends.

February 06, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Police investigating Sunday armed robbery

Two men approached another man at the Country Hearth Inn and robbed him Sunday in Gainesville, according to police.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s Ashley Bell sworn in as special assistant to US secretary of state

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell was sworn in Monday as a special assistant to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He will be working as part of the department's bureau of public affairs to make sure President Donald Trump's vision for America's place in the world is communicated clearly.

February 06, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville Police seek to ID suspects who allegedly took money from vehicles

Gainesville Police are seeking help in identifying two suspects they say entered three vehicles and stole money on Riverside Drive in the early hours of Sunday.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free health screenings, smoke detectors to be offered Wednesday

Free health screenings and smoke detectors will be offered from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Lula Assembly of Praise.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closures set for overnight Wednesday

More overnight lane closures are set as part of work on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 near the Hall-Forsyth county line.

February 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford woman dies in South Hall wreck; Lilburn man charged with DUI

A Buford woman was killed by an allegedly drunken driver Sunday night at Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 and McEver Road in South Hall.

February 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber’s business expo this year includes luncheon, keynote speaker

More than 60 vendors will be featured Feb. 16 at the business expo put on annually by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

February 05, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fire displaces one person, leaves home and 2 cars as total losses

A Sunday night fire displaced one person while leaving a Gainesville house and two vehicles as total losses and damaging a third car.

February 05, 2017 | | Local


Kroger acquires shopping cart for special-needs children at residents’ request

Grocery carts come in all shapes, sizes and styles these days to meet shoppers' needs and those of their children.

February 05, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Former Hall firefighter killed off duty in tree-trimming accident

ATHENS - An Athens firefighter who previously worked as a firefighter in Hall County is dead after he was injured in a tree-trimming accident.

February 21, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview, Johnson teens named STAR students

Dhruv Gaur and Jackson Patrick Kelly aren't just great students. They were named STAR student school system winners, as part of the Student Teacher ...

February 21, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville City Council finalizes road being named for Deshaun Watson

It's official - the gateway to Gainesville High School between Pearl Nix Parkway and Century Place has been renamed Deshaun Watson Way in honor of ...

February 21, 2017 | | Local


Georgia DNR encouraging hunters to kill coyotes

Georgia hunters are encouraged to thin the state's population of coyotes.

February 21, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

The head of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education said he's not ready to say yet whether a new superintendent will be hired ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fox News Radio host Starnes coming to Gainesville for book signing

Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes will be at Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville on March 3 for a book signing.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


WWII veteran and Memorial Day parade 'star' dies at 99

With his green Army outfit snug around his small frame, Cecil Boswell strode along Green Street every Memorial Day parade.

February 20, 2017 | By Jeff Gill and Jennifer Linn jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | jlinn@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

A new spray park is coming to Braselton thanks to a $100,000 donation from Jack Frost.

February 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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