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Library shelves downtown expansion plans until 2018

Plans to expand Hall County's downtown Gainesville library branch are being shelved for another year.

May 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


UNG’s Gainesville campus expected to see 4-6 percent growth in fall

DAHLONEGA - Officials are expecting a 4 to 6 percent enrollment increase this fall at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, solidifying the all-commuter campus as the largest of the five UNG locations.

May 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Continuous flow’ intersection set to open Monday night in Dawson County

Dawson County motorists will see a big change in traffic flow at one of the area's busiest intersections, starting Monday night.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials look at options for joining 2 area trail systems

Gainesville is hoping to study how best to connect two major trail systems now separated by a major four-lane road, Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Workers offer advice on 10 fastest-growing jobs in Northeast Georgia

Whether they have decided to continue their education or are going directly into the job market, high school students in the class of 2017 are searching for a career to meet their goals in life.

May 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Mother of quadruplets says work is hard but ‘comes naturally’

As a child, Julie Davidson loved caring for the younger ones at church.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police, clergy, medical leaders team up to tackle opioid crisis in Hall

The day Dallas Gay's grandson died of an overdose, no one in the house had the antidote that could have saved his life. People at the scene were afraid to call law enforcement, and the police who showed up didn't have the antidote anyway.

May 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall party faithful dive back into Atlanta race

After a post-primary slowdown, Hall County politicos are preparing for another dive into Georgia's 6th District House race - and they're learning lessons to bring home to the 9th District next year.

May 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Three receive honorary Gainesville High diplomas

In the past, Heyward Gnann, David Shumake and J.D. Smith each served Gainesville High School as a teacher, principal and parent.

May 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville teen gets dirt bike from Make-A-Wish Georgia

After Eli Ligon was diagnosed with cancer, his outlook on life changed.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Crafts, candy and even slime among offerings at Lula Days

For four women, the Lula Days Festival was their starting point.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Juvenile justice law creates parental accountability court orders

A bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Nathan Deal will create new judicial power to make parents accountable for delinquent children.

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rain can’t dampen spirit at Relay for Life Survivors Walk

The Survivors Walk has always been the opening ceremony of the annual Relay for Life walk.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gateway: Pink bags in Flowery Branch not ours

The pink bags seen around Sterling on the Lake in South Hall have no connection to the Gainesville domestic violence center.

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Group reviewed 4 bids to develop downtown property

When it came time to select between four proposals for the development of prime downtown Gainesville property owned by the city, the decision was left up to a panel made up of mostly local government insiders.

May 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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19-year-old jogger tells authorities she was raped near Dahlonega reservoir trails

A 19-year-old woman told authorities she was raped Wednesday night by a man while on the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega.

May 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid raccoon reported near Price Road in North Hall

Another case of rabies in a raccoon was confirmed Thursday, the second confirmed case in the past week and the sixth of 2017.

May 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall senior learns how to manage her peers as stage manager

Tatum Smith is a jack of all trades when it comes to theater.

May 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Barron, Georgia’s first female Blackhawk pilot, honored in Gainesville

With eyes on Memorial Day, retired Army Lt. Col. Terry Barron intended to present the Peach State Bank with a flag that flew with her ...

May 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: West Hall High conducts commencement ceremony

West Hall High School conducted its 2017 commencement ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | | Local


Slideshow: 214 graduate from East Hall

East Hall High had 214 seniors graduate in its commencement Thursday at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Low gas prices help drive Memorial Day weekend travel

Memorial Day weekend travelers will take to the road in large numbers enticed in part by gasoline prices that have steadily remained in the low ...

May 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Johnson senior pushes himself on football field, in class

Not even a fractured vertebra in Johnson High senior Cameron McCarthy's neck could keep him from reaching his goals.

May 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Dual enrollment programs growing at UNG, Lanier Tech

More Georgia high school students are going to college, taking advantage of a new program that lets them enroll in tuition-free college courses earning high ...

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2007

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in April fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest it's been since November 2007 for Hall County, when the ...

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


15-year-old earns high school diploma, 2 associate degrees from UNG

To say Christie Taylor has excelled as a student would be an understatement.

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lane closure set for Thursday night for Boling Bridge work

Boling Bridge will close to a single lane of traffic beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday while crews pour concrete for the new bridge structure.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime cigar shop owner passes torch to Cuban couple

When Clark "Smitty" Smith opened his shop 20 years ago, he envisioned creating "the old-school tobacco store."

May 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slide show: Lanier Charter Career Academy seniors celebrate next step

Fitfy-nine seniors recevied their high school diploma during Lanier Chater Career Academy's graduation ceremony.

May 24, 2017 | | Local


School taxes could go up for some in Hall

While Hall County Schools officials have approved a tentative budget that reduces the school tax rate, that does not necessarily mean property taxes will also ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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