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Hall could get fifth Superior Court judge next year

A bill introduced last week in the Georgia General Assembly would add a fifth Superior Court judge to the circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

January 31, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Local craft brewery hopeful state will soon allow beer sales on site

In a potential boon for Gainesville-based Left Nut Brewing Company, a bill proposed in the state Senate would allow craft breweries and brew pubs to sell beer directly to patrons for the first time, ending regulations that required them to distribute through wholesalers.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall deputy disciplined for accidental firearm discharge

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was disciplined for unintentionally firing his issued duty weapon at an Athens apartment.

January 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Community leaders react to Trump’s immigration order

President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order continued to elicit mixed reactions locally as the debate also raged in Washington and across the country.

January 30, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closures set for overnight Wednesday

More overnight lane closures are set for Wednesday as part of work on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 near the Hall-Forsyth county line.

January 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Medical cannabis access remains in limbo

Advocates and lawmakers are skeptical that much more will be done in the state legislature this year to expand access to cannabis oil to treat medical conditions like seizure disorders.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free pizza breaks up routine for local homeless

The homeless have their routines, too.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State tourism officials seek to spotlight movie industry’s presence in 2017

Gainesville and Hall County are positioned to reap benefits from a $7 billion film industry that state officials are promoting this year in a new travel guide and tourism promotion unveiled last week. And there could be opportunities for local residents to get in on the action and drama.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Islands hotel study could be done by mid-March

A study of a possible second hotel at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall is halfway done, with eagerly awaited results expected in mid-March.

January 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Doctor to open dog-friendly clinic in Gainesville

Among physicians, you could say that Dr. Ronald Perry is a rare breed - almost as unusual as his 11-year-old field spaniel, Ruckus.

January 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man relieved to be free of charges, still faces hurdles

As the 12 jurors turned and shuffled into the deliberation room, Miguel Angel Robles-Fernandez was nervous. The Gainesville man had been watched by a dozen of his Hall County peers as they listened to hours of testimony.

January 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools put renewed focus on teaching personal finance

Eighth-graders in Janet Roland's business and computer science class at Gainesville Middle School got a dose of what so many Americans appear to have a tough time doing - putting together a budget and sticking to it.

January 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Area Transit seeks better ways to roll, expand service

Getting on and off buses at the Gainesville Connection Transfer Center Thursday morning, riders had different views of the future they'd like to see for the fixed-route bus service.

January 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snow flurries possible in mountains Sunday night

Rain moving into the area Sunday could turn to snow flurries in the North Georgia mountains by Sunday night.

January 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County authorities warn of utility scam

Law enforcement and Jackson EMC are warning of new utility scams affecting Hall County residents.

January 28, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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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


Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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