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Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center hosts annual Family Outdoor Expo

The Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center was filled with people supporting the second annual Family Outdoor Expo to Combat Human Trafficking event Saturday.

July 11, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Thousands of flight fans attend annual Cracker Fly-In

You might could find somebody as proud of their plane as John Hess was at Saturday's 46th annual Cracker Fly-In. But, you'd be hard pressed to do so.

July 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Costs rise for South Hall road widening

Costs have more than doubled for right-of-way acquisition in the planned widening of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County.

July 11, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Wood’s Mill High name won’t change

July 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Four Hall, Gainesville schools on state’s list needing help

Two Hall County schools and two from Gainesville City were recently identified by the state department of education as either Priority or Focus schools - designations that track learning facilities exhibiting the need for additional support.

July 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local




Hoschton man charged with assaulting female co-worker in Braselton

A Hoschton man is accused of assaulting a female co-worker after she told him to get off of her, Braselton Police said in a report.

July 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville councilwoman Figueras could still be contender

When Gainesville Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras, long the lone African-American representative among the city's elected leadership, announced last month that she would retire and not seek re-election to another four-year term this fall, it seemed like the beginning of the end of an era.

July 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Vietnam veterans recognized for service

The Vietnam War era was a "tumultuous and confusing" time, but American citizens owe a debt of gratitude to those who served their country in that war.

July 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lanier Tech relocation search now in hands of state officials

The search for land to relocate Lanier Technical College within Hall County is now in the hands of state officials, and it is hoped that final acquisition of property to build a new campus will occur no later than early 2016.

July 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Some rescued dogs available for adoption Friday

Some of the dogs rescued from "deplorable" conditions at a Lula home should be up for adoption Friday at the Hall County Animal Shelter.

July 09, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Law officials: Gainesville man had $18K in five different drugs

A Gainesville man was charged with the possession of five different drugs totaling more than $18,000 in value, authorities said.

July 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local






Authorities say man molested girl for several years

A Commerce man was charged with molesting a child over the course of several years, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Gainesville to Hillcrest Avenue residents: Don’t block traffic

Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville will not become a one-way street, for now, but residents will need to be careful not to block traffic when they ...

July 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


US House OKs short-term bill to fund highways, Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON - The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans' health care before heading out of town for its August ...

July 30, 2015 | BY JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Local


Leaders hope Christianity forum bridges denominational gaps

A forum scheduled for Aug. 12 at Grace Episcopal Church takes aim at defining Christianity, "beyond the catchphrases."

July 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Golf to teach character-building lessons to kids

Not many elementary P.E. classes include golf lessons, but Gainesville elementary schools want to use golf to teach their students healthy habits and values.

July 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lanier Flight Center charter service offers option of getting there faster

Lanier Flight Center's charter operations branch is about to add a $1.5 million jet to its fleet of general aviation aircraft.

July 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Badge & Bar: Defendant files to exclude use of word ‘victim,’ graphic photos

A defendant in a felony murder case, in which police believe an attempted drug deal led to a man's death, filed motions to exclude ...

July 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local leaders disagree on how far Medicaid coverage should go as program celebrates 50 years

Wanda Turpin's medical problems are so numerous that she would be unable to receive the care she needs without Medicaid coverage.

July 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Son of Forsyth County state senator in critical condition

July 29, 2015 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Eyes on the Road: Citizens roads group set to meet Thursday

A citizens group that monitors area road projects is set to hear about the soaring costs for right-of-way acquisition on a planned widening of Ga ...

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville High program aims to ease transition for freshmen

The transition from middle school to high school can be a challenge.

July 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3 injured, 1 critically, in Dawsonville Highway wreck

A two-vehicle wreck on Dawsonville Highway in front of Gainesville First Church of the Nazarene injured three people, including one critically, Tuesday night, according to ...

July 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Family battling child’s rare blood disease

Christmas morning is supposed to be about smiles, laughter and good cheer.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Citizen group aims to restore trust in SPLOST spending

The citizen review committee for the latest round of special purpose local option sales tax is the first of its kind in Hall County, and ...

July 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood manager wants cities, county to work closer on roads

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown is calling for "better coordination and cooperation" between Hall County and its city governments on roads upkeep.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sales Tax Holiday set for Friday, Saturday

Georgia will hold its annual back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday this Friday and Saturday.

July 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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