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State officials: Avoid swimming at Don Carter State Park

People should avoid swimming at Don Carter State Park because of high bacteria levels in Lake Lanier, Georgia state park officials warned this week.

May 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gravel blocks manhole, causing 35,000-gallon sewer spill

Some 35,000 gallons of sewer spilled earlier this week into Balus Creek on Old Oakwood Road, Gainesville officials said Wednesday.

May 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Testimony: Man shot, killed dog after father fought with owner

After his father was bitten by a mastiff, a Gainesville man allegedly shot a pink child's rifle multiple times, killing the animal, according to statements Tuesday in Superior Court.

May 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Court declares man accused in Lula councilwoman's death incompetent

A Gainesville man accused of vehicular homicide in the fatal crash with a Lula councilwoman has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial, according to documents.

May 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Bilingual ballot advocate addresses elections board

An officer with the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials on Tuesday reminded members of the Hall County Board of Elections of their commitment to provide bilingual ballots to the county's Spanish-speaking population.

May 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


$53M of retail, restaurants, housing, offices coming to downtown Gainesville

Downtown Gainesville is about to undergo a $53 million makeover.

May 02, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hair Artistry gets OK for new home

A hair salon that's been doing business at Sherwood Plaza for 20 years received a special uses permit Tuesday from Gainesville City Council to move to 1665 Thompson Bridge Road NW.

May 02, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Norton agency to expand in Boulevard neighborhood

Frank Norton Jr. promised to be "a good neighbor" after Gainesville City Council unanimously approved plans for office space at 418 Boulevard NE despite opposition from a homeowner next to the almost half-acre property.

May 02, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Governor signs bill designating hospitals by level of cardiac care

Gov. Nathan Deal traveled to Gainesville Tuesday to sign a bill designating three levels of cardiac care, which officials said will help patients and emergency responders better understand where to transport those who have had a heart attack.

May 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Woman thrown from vehicle in critical condition

A woman remained in critical condition Tuesday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after she was thrown from the top of a moving vehicle.

May 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Student suffers minor injuries in wreck in front of Johnson High

One student was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a wreck involving two student-driven vehicles Tuesday morning on Poplar Springs Road at the entrance to Johnson High School.

May 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Martin Road widening taken out of Hall’s road plans

A $46 million widening of Martin Road in South Hall was officially scrapped Tuesday in favor of a lesser project expected to cost $600,000-plus.

May 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Athletic Director Billy Kirk stepping down

Gainesville High School will soon be on the hunt for a new athletic and activities director.

May 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Juries selected in dog shooting case

Dog ownership and experiences were at the forefront of questions during jury selection Monday ahead of an aggravated animal cruelty trial.

May 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Warehouse plan for Mabry Road lot clears Hall Planning Commission

Plans for a 48,000-square-foot warehouse on Mabry Road moved forward on Monday after the Hall County Planning Commission recommended approval of a rezoning request.

May 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck remembered as ‘free spirit’

Before she was a teenager, Anita Strickland was learning to ride motorcycles, a passion she would later enjoy with her children.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Former East Hall teacher, administrator named principal of new Hall high school

After four years as a principal in Habersham County, Wes McGee is headed back to the district where he spent 19 years as a teacher ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


14-year-old charged with aggravated child molestation

A 14-year-old Hall County boy has been charged with aggravated child molestation.

May 22, 2017 | | Local


Rabid raccoon confirmed in Murrayville community

Officials have confirmed a case of rabies in the Murrayville community, the fifth case this year in Hall County.

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Second man charged in pair of armed robberies

A second man wanted in connection with two armed robberies May 13 was arrested Saturday afternoon after fleeing law enforcement in a vehicle and later ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with rape

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a Gainesville man on two charges, including rape, in connection with an incident May 15 in the ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with child molestation

A Gainesville man faces a child molestation charge based on allegations that he molested a child "repeatedly" over a period of nearly two years.

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville brewery expects big boost with direct sales come Sept. 1

Head-high pallets of hand-bottled beer rolled out of the loading bays at Left Nut Brewing Co. for the first time last week.

May 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: Butterfly Release held in Gainesville

Friends of Gainesville Parks and Greenways held the 21st annual Butterfly Release Sunday afternoon at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville. The group released 1,500 ...

May 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula to unveil proposed budget Monday morning

Elected Lula city officials will get a first look at their fiscal year 2018 budget at a special called work session scheduled for Monday.

May 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Oakwood pool set to open under private management

Oakwood's city pool is set to open for the summer season Saturday under new private management after a five-year run with the Georgia Mountains ...

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile home, workshop engulfed in overnight fires

Authorities responded to a pair of fires late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in Hall County.

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville-Hall ’96 seeking new Lake Lanier Olympic Park manager

Gainesville Hall '96, the group contracted by Gainesville to organize events at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, is looking for a new person to manage the ...

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville senior chases passion for Chinese

Ivy Gerrell found her passion by accident.

May 21, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


An Odyssey of imagination: Hall students bring creativity, science and drama to world competition

With their a team of gypsies, a smart house trying to communicate with Martians, a balsa wood structure that can hold nearly 1,100 pounds ...

May 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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