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Browns Bridge narrows to one lane as DOT works on driving surface

Traffic may get clogged Thursday on Browns Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth County line.

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legion commander explains etiquette used in lowering American flag to half-staff

In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies across the nation, it's not uncommon to see the American flag flying at half-staff.

July 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Green Street study reveals difficulty of widening, redesigning road

More than 33,000 automobiles travel up and down historic Green Street in Gainesville each day, and heavy trucks account for 16 percent of all traffic, about double the statewide average on similar roads.

July 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roads reopen after gas leak shut down roads near Hog Mountain-Blackjack intersection in South Hall

All roads have been reopened after closures near the intersection of Hog Mountain and Blackjack roads in South Hall because of a large gas leak in the area. Hall County Fire Services said the gas leak has been secured, though "work will continue in the area and motorists should pay attention to workers in or around the roadway."

July 14, 2016 | | Local


‘Pokemon Go’ gets its fans moving, smartphones in hand

"Pokemon Go" has caught on fast, and players in Hall County are singing its praises for making its users more active.

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Unity meeting set Thursday with Gainesville police, city officials

Communities across the nation are still reeling from the events last week that left two black men dead at the hands of white police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, and five police officers in Dallas murdered by a black sniper during an otherwise peaceful street protest.

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Mental health program for families adopts Spanish-language model

It is said that the mentally ill often suffer in silence.

July 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Hall man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A Hall County man is accused of transmitting sexually explicit photographs on his cellphone and later tampering with evidence, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Will Donald Trump pick Newt Gingrich as running mate?

If Donald Trump were to pick Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House and Georgia congressman, as his running mate, he'd get someone with nearly 40 years of experience in dealing with public policy, Charles Bullock, political science professor at the University of Georgia, said Wednesday afternoon.

July 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins named to working group on ‘police accountability, aggression toward law enforcement’

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named to a working group of U.S. House members "to examine police accountability, aggression toward law enforcement and public safety concerns related to these issues."

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Teens charged under gang statute in July 1 death investigation

Three more teenagers were charged after further investigation into the July 1 shooting death in White County, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Businesses can still prohibit floating while drinking, despite new law

While it is now legal to float on a tube while under the influence of alcohol, it may not be possible everywhere in the state.

July 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT approves $16.3M contract for Ga. 13 widening at Hall-Gwinnett line

Another South Hall road widening project is in the works.

July 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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