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Your guide to Tuesday's primary, which features local and state races

New leaders in Hall County and the state will likely be decided in Tuesday's primary.

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mundy Mill school meeting set for Monday

Plans for a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be outlined at a community meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.

May 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has increased more than 10 percent.

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second Quality of Life awards.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate hikes.

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


East Ridge Road back open after closing for fire

No one was injured in an East Ridge Road house fire in Gainesville on Thursday. The road was closed for more than two hours as Hall County firefighters tackled the fire.

May 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary lends ‘amazing’ support for Johnson soccer team ahead of title game

Students lined the halls of Chicopee Woods Elementary School after lunchtime Thursday holding handmade signs and banners. One read "You're my hero" and another said "You're the best in the world."

May 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Zachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Area homeless agency board members quit as same-sex couple applies

Half the members resigned last week from the board of a local nonprofit that pairs homeless families with church hosts just as a same-sex couple was being welcomed into the program.

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakeholders examine artifacts from Healan’s Mill excavation

The remnants of a wooden door, its hinges missing and green paint faded and peeling, still bear the year of its origin across the front.

May 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DFCS director to host Gainesville town hall meeting tonight

More than two years since its formation, the Child Welfare Reform Council's chairwoman Stephanie Blank will join Division of Family and Children Services Director Bobby Cagle for a town hall tonight in Oakwood.

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Source of robocalls targeting Stowe remain a mystery

Political robocalls were placed to Gainesville residents last week urging them to vote for incumbent Jeff Stowe in the Republican primary race this month for Hall County Commission District 4.

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police investigating midnight Burger King robbery

A suspect pulled a weapon and demanded cash at midnight Tuesday at a Gainesville Burger King, police said.

May 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Vote for your favorite in North Georgia Battle of the Bands

Music lovers can select their favorite local bands, then watch them compete in a summertime concert beside Lake Lanier.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Corps: Island fire cause undetermined

The cause of an island fire first reported around noon Sunday on Lake Lanier hasn't been determined, officials said, but they plan to let ...

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Craig Herrington keeps seat on Hall school board

Craig Herrington retains his seat on the Hall County Board of Education, fending off challenger Clay Davis.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Richard Higgins wins Hall chairman seat in tight race

Richard Higgins narrowly beat Steve Gailey in the race for Hall Couty Board of Commissioners chairman, a seat left vacant when Richard Mecum announced he ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary proves tight race for Hall chairman, easy contest for incumbents

In Hall County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate possible drive-by shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at the Atlanta Street apartments, the second in a week at the housing complex.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be built for 750 students but can be expanded to more than 1,000, a ...

May 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 23, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that's informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Three years ago, North Hall Middle School's program of choice was created with the intention of providing students with a rich, interdisciplinary education.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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