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Gainesville RadioShack among thousands to be closed

RadioShack, which has been in financial hot water for some time, will close its Gainesville location at Lakeshore Mall, though there is no timeline of when the closing will take place.

February 11, 2015 | | Local


Grand jury to consider allegations against AJ Johnson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The rape allegations involving former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, who graduated from Gainesville High School in 2011, and defensive back Michael Williams will go before a grand jury.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Senior charged in North Hall High bomb threat

Hall County authorities arrested a student Wednesday related to the bomb threat made Tuesday against North Hall High School.

February 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Firefighters still working on fire at former Buford tannery

Firefighters said they hoped to leave the scene Wednesday evening of a warehouse fire in Buford at a building formerly known as the Bona Allen Tannery.

February 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Transportation bill still draws officials’ ire

Legislators' hopes that changes to a transportation funding bill would calm local governments' fears about shortfalls aren't registering this week with Hall County elected leaders.

February 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville and Hall County public safety officials honored

February 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson County graduate earns Army proficiency badge

Army Staff Sgt. Selena L. Adams has earned the German Troop Proficiency Badge.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Georgia Zoo officials believe anaconda had baby snake without mate

It's been a rough couple of weeks for one green anaconda.

February 10, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Fire hits former Buford Tannery

No one was injured Tuesday night in Buford as a warehouse fire raged at a building known as the old Buford Tannery, a Gwinnett County fire official said.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Unemployment benefit disputes sometimes boil down to he said, she said

The process of determining who is eligible for unemployment benefits can seem arbitrary and ambiguous at times, particularly in the case of workers who are terminated with cause.

February 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Widening may be on back burner, but Browns Bridge Road could get other fixes

Straightening Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road's curves may happen sooner than widening the busy West Hall road from two lanes to four, a project that's been kicked around for years by government officials.

February 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rotary Club honors Jim Walters, Martha Nesbitt as Man, Woman of the Year

A man almost synonymous with Gainesville philanthropy and a woman who led a local college for more than a decade were honored at an elegant evening Monday put on by the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

February 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Parents of toddler hurt in drug raid sue Habersham law enforcement

February 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Buildings clear after threat at North Hall High

Students and staff at North Hall High School were evacuated to the school's stadium Tuesday after a bomb threat was found on a bathroom wall at the school in Gainesville.

February 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: City budget presentations begin this week

The Gainesville City Council will begin hearing annual budget presentations when it meets Thursday for a work session.

February 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to hear rezoning request

Gainesville City Council will vote today on a proposed drive-thru restaurant at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

March 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area schools celebrate National Read Across America Day

Students at Friendship Elementary School in Buford could be seen Monday with books in their hands and hats on their heads, celebrating Dr. Seuss.

March 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lee Gilmer airport now allows larger planes

The sleek Gulfstream was unmistakable to Terry Palmer.

March 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Senate's marijuana bill includes more restrictions than House's

Supporters of medical marijuana said they were blindsided Monday by the introduction of a Senate bill that places more stringent regulations on the drug's use and availability than a House version that passed with bipartisan votes just last week.

March 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Planning Commission upholds decision on moving mobile homes

The placement of mobile homes - and a supposed drop in property value - dominated much of the discussion Monday at the Hall County Planning Commission meeting.

March 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools considers traditional math option

Following the Georgia Board of Education approval of two different mathematics sequences, the Gainesville City School district will consider reverting to traditional mathematics.

March 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ex-CFO from Cumming charged in $2M theft from Roswell firm

March 02, 2015 | Forsyth County News | Local


Beware of these common tax mistakes

With tax-filing season well underway, some people may be feeling confused or overwhelmed.

March 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lights Ferry Connector project ready to move forward after land acquisition

All property needed for the construction of a roundabout has been acquired by Flowery Branch, moving that particular project forward.

March 01, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: Lakeview leads way in at-home learning methods

Area public schools weren't the only ones participating in at-home learning last week.

March 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Virginia Circle drive-thru back on the table

With new commercial development picking up across Gainesville in the early months of the year, one project has seen change-after-change on its path toward approval.

March 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather leads to local business bump

Before and after the snow falls, business in town climbs.

March 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Bolding Mill agreement remains at legal standstill

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to respond to a legal issue involving Bolding Mill Park in northwest Hall County.

March 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth County pursuing grants for connectivity of Lake Lanier parks

Changes could be coming to a couple of parks along Lake Lanier if Forsyth County is able secure federal grant funding.

March 01, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville man dedicates life to family after prison program, but others can backslide

After two years behind bars, Stacy McIntosh wants to leave the street life behind him.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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