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45-lot lakefront subdivision proposed off Flat Creek Road

A proposed 45-lot subdivision off Lake Lanier in West Hall is set to go before the Hall County Planning Commission Monday night.

February 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Lanier Tech campus ‘on budget and on time’ for 2019 opening

Construction of a new 316,000-square-foot campus for Lanier Technical College overlooking Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County is moving on schedule and on budget, according to state officials.

February 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


ECHO Wellness fills renovated Flowery Branch building

Less than a mile separates the old and new locations of ECHO Wellness Center.

February 05, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Area Mexicans sending less money home since Trump took office

Fear is returning to the heart of the predominantly Mexican business district in Gainesville.

February 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Anatomy of a marble plant’s move: ‘All options’ considered in Mincey future operations

For many, the Jan. 26 announcement may have come as a sudden surprise, but Mincey Marble's decision to move its operations away from its 40-year base was hardly one made overnight or in a vacuum.

February 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Junior Achievement cites 3 leaders at Hall of Fame Gala

Every community needs its leaders, women and men who bring people together and make the wheels turn.

February 05, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville officer killed on duty in 1972 to be honored with intersection

As steam rose from the crushed police car, Bill Taylor ran over to check on his good friend and colleague Henry Tilman Davis in the crash.

February 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Local homeless man makes good in recovery program

"I wanna be a part of society that's doing what's right," Tony Rhodes, a local homeless man, told The Times in a story published in November.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Missionaries share tales of service at weekend event

While walking through a Namibian village with a dozen others on a mission trip, Mariette Tipton was greeted by the chief and a group of dancers.

February 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Local businesses cashing in on Super Bowl fever

Going by the number of reservations and food orders already called in, the general manager of Branch House Tavern in Flowery Branch expects the cash register to be ringing all day Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons play in the Super Bowl.

February 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students mark book progress - with a lot of duct tape

Reading can be fun and should be encouraged.

February 04, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fair Street school celebrates progress report

Fair Street International School officials are optimistic that they can get off the state's chronically failing list this year after recent assessments shows students significantly improving their reading and math scores.

February 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


City officials eye priorities for 2017 at annual retreat

Downtown and midtown development, expanding public transportation and road infrastructure projects, and improving code enforcement and public safety were among the priorities for 2017 identified by the Gainesville City Council during its annual retreat at the Fair Street neighborhood center on Friday.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$100,000 in marijuana seized in Hoschton; 5 arrested

Five people from Hoschton were arrested between Wednesday and Friday after authorities said they found 28 marijuana plants.

February 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Explosion kills one, destroys home in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - A powerful explosion destroyed a Cleveland home Friday, killing one person inside and shattering windows of neighboring houses as the blast's shockwave was felt by people living miles away.

February 03, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


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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


Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plane crashes in Dawson County

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


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