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Planning board OKs cable, storage business plans

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended approval for a fiber optic cable company's plans to open for business at the former Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance shop and surrounding property off Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1-year-old litter trap on Flat Creek doing better than expected

When Gainesville and Hall County teamed up to install the Bandalong Litter Trap on Flat Creek in December 2015, officials weren't really sure how well it would work.

January 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Year’s DUI arrests up from last holiday

Law enforcement patrolling the streets over the New Year's holiday made 17 DUI arrests, according to the Hall County jail log.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant

Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their 4-month-old child in their car.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were answered."

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to receive in-state tuition if they've been granted temporary permission by the federal government to stay in the U.S.

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new superintendent.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of trying to sell fake gold bars

An Anderson, S.C., man is accused of trying to sell fake gold bars at a Gainesville pawn shop, according to authorities.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




YMCA works to make wellness easy

Change is hard.

January 03, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Coroner IDs kids killed in Sunday wreck

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck has identified the two children killed Sunday afternoon in a southeast Hall County wreck.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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Flowery Branch residents in D.C. for inauguration not deterred by protesters

For Flowery Branch residents Ben and Jessica Frye the inauguration of President Donald Trump was a "once-in-a-lifetime" event.

January 20, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth family honored to witness inauguration in D.C.

Though the atmosphere at Friday's presidential inauguration was subdued, even solemn, the joy experienced by the O'Neal family, who live in Forsyth County ...

January 20, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Drugs worth $77,500 found at North Hall home

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday after authorities found 1½ pounds of methamphetamine at a home in North Hall.

January 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Survey to help search for new superintendent

Gainesville school officials are seeking the public's input on what qualities community stakeholders deem important in choosing the system's next superintendent.

January 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local residents weigh in, things to watch as Trump takes oath

Things to watch

January 20, 2017 | | Local


Northeast Georgia Health System celebrates Barrow location

WINDER - For Northeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Carol Burrell, who grew up in Barrow County, Thursday's open house at the new Northeast ...

January 20, 2017 | By LeAnne Akin For The Times | Local


Chestatee Academy student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Chestatee Academy eighth-grader Grant Smith won the Hall County Spelling Bee on Thursday at the Academies of Discovery campus.

January 19, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Home schooling open house attracts interest

The fellowship hall at New Haven Church became a learning center Thursday for parents considering home schooling their children.

January 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Bond denied for man charged with vehicular homicide in 3-year-old’s death

A Cleveland man charged with first-degree vehicular homicide in the death of a 3-year-old child Tuesday was denied bond.

January 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Free tax filing available for some each Friday during tax season

The Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center will be providing a space for Brenau University to prepare and e-file tax returns at no charge for households earning ...

January 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pattillo continues development in Hall despite recent contract termination

A purchase and sales agreement for the Gainesville Business Park has been terminated at the request of the developer, Pattillo Industrial Real Estate's holding ...

January 19, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Development authority extends Glades lease

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority has extended a lease management agreement between the agency, Hall County government and Glade Farm LLC while an ...

January 19, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street public housing demolished

The Green Hunter Homes, a 131-unit public housing complex built in the 1950s on Atlanta Street in Gainesville, have been demolished.

January 19, 2017 | | Local


Chase ends in fiery crash that kills 3 in Jackson County

Three people were killed in a fiery crash following a police chase late Wednesday night near Commerce. Two others were injured.

January 19, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


AP source: Sonny Perdue to be tapped for agriculture secretary

January 19, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


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