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One lane closing for overnight work at Boling Bridge

One lane of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 will be closed from 7 tonight to 5 a.m. Thursday as part of the Boling Bridge replacement.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Quilt of Valor to be presented to injured soldier

Riverside Military Academy President Col. William Gallagher will visit one alumnus who suffered serious injuries in a bombing this month in Afghanistan.

November 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Humane Society receives more than $10K in Georgia Gives Day donations

Some local charities did better than others for Georgia Gives Day, but all benefited from the Nov. 17 event that raised more than $4 million through Tuesday.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man on bicycle killed in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed after failing to yield the right of way on his bike when turning onto Harmony Church Road on Friday morning, authorities said.

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Employers ‘can breathe a sigh of relief’ as new overtime rule halted

Employers no longer have to worry about how to pay some salaried employees overtime, which may not be well-received by some employees.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Stores open on Thanksgiving, early Friday

When Thanksgiving leftovers are safely tucked away in the fridge, some choose to head out into the November chill for doorbusters and deals.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Thanksgiving celebrated across cultures in Hall County

What do you have at your Thanksgiving dinner? What is your favorite dish during the holidays? Mashed potatoes? Turkey and ham? What about carne asada or tabbouleh?

November 23, 2016 | By Jessie Moose intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Piedmont College names new police chief

J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, a former deputy sheriff and school resource officer with the Habersham County Sheriff's Office and an officer with the Clarkesville Police Department, has been named the new Piedmont College police chief. She will begin her new job as chief for Piedmont's Demorest and Athens campuses on Dec. 5.

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christmas movie filmed in Dahlonega debuts Thursday on Hallmark Channel

One local family will gather around the television Thanksgiving night hoping to see some of its own in a Christmas movie.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


24-mile stretch of I-85 may be widened

About 24 miles of Interstate 85 could be getting wider from north of 985 to just north of U.S. 129 in Jefferson, which is also the exit for Gainesville.

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech students, safety workers get lesson in emergency response

Brandon Hammock gasped, gripping his lower chest wound as he reached out with a blood-soaked hand to Michael Hammond of the University of North Georgia Police Department.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Steps being made to help homeless in Hall County

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that a chronically homeless person can cost the public between $30,000 and $50,000 annually in health care, incarceration and other costs.

November 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man joining program to transition from homelessness to housing, work

When Tony Rhodes planted a cross into the ground in a patch of woods behind the Tire Barn in Gainesville where he had camped, it was like a dagger stuck in the heart of his old life.

November 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Smoke from fires could be part of residents’ travel path

While some relief has come locally from smoke associated with wildfires in recent days, holiday travels northward could put some Hall County residents closer to fires and smoke in the coming days.

November 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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Man accused of intentionally starting house fire, hindering firefighters’ efforts

A Hall County man is accused of intentionally starting a house fire last month and preventing a firefighter from putting it out.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

Surely Santa Claus won't be stopped by rain, sleet or snow. But every so often he needs a little help getting toys from point ...

December 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children show benefits from pre-K as they grow, study shows

It's easier for a child to learn to hold a pencil if they first know how to build a tower with Legos.

December 04, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man joins pipeline protests in North Dakota

Some 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, Cole Chambers spent his holiday sharing necessities with the Native Americans protesting at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

December 04, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Gourd Girls’ celebrate 40 years in Sautee craft shop

While wandering through The Gourd Place on Thursday, Priscilla Wilson showed off some of her art.

December 04, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Pretty trees feed kids’ needs at Challenged Child fundraiser

Some 350 people were expected to attend Saturday's Festival of Trees at The Loft at Scott's in downtown Gainesville.

December 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Sweet treats, warm hearts send Christmas spirits soaring at Flowery Branch, Lula parades

Dreary weather didn't put a damper on Christmas spirits during Flowery Branch and Lula's Christmas parades Saturday.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall County volunteers ferry supplies to Tennessee fire victims

It has been little over a week since fires began spreading through the Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Smoky Mountain area, causing widespread destruction to the historic ...

December 03, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Court motion says fatal bullet didn't come from guns in defendants' possession

According to a motion, the bullet killing Jaquerian Harrison, 21, in April was not from the guns found in the possession of three co-defendants.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Charges against Katt Williams’ co-defendants reduced, dismissed

One of Katt Williams' co-defendants had the charges dismissed against her, while the second agreed to a negotiated plea on lesser charges.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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