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A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn't mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the Christian response to struggles that bind all people.

April 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: A proper retirement for Old Glory

Saturday was the first time a flag retirement ceremony has been held at the American Legion Post 7 in Gainesville. The Legion collects flags in bins in front of the post from anyone who has worn out flags that need to be properly retired. The proper way to retire a flag is burning or burying the flag. Typically, flag-retirement ceremonies are held by members of the Boy Scouts or veterans groups.

April 15, 2017 | Erin Smith | Local


Rainbow runners: Color Run for Grace raises funds to combat sex trafficking

Every color of the rainbow was represented vat the sixth annual Color Run for Grace at Flowery Branch High School.

April 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Hit-and-run spree strikes 7 vehicles in Hall; driver hospitalized

A man driving a white van was in serious condition Saturday after a series of hit-and-run crashes Friday night that struck seven vehicles in Gainesville and Hall County.

April 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former West Hall coach given 8 years probation for relationship with student

A former West Hall coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student entered a plea for 8 years of probation.

April 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hundreds of animals found in ‘deplorable’ conditions on Habersham property

More than 350 animals are being confiscated from a Habersham County property in an animal rescue involving multiple humane societies and animal control agencies.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


North Hall High student charged with making terroristic threats

A North Hall High School student was charged with making terroristic threats after notes were allegedly found that had words including "bomb," "bomba," "ISIS," and "bomb at 10:30" on a bathroom wall and in the student's backpack.

April 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Passion of Christ plays out at Laurel Park

The last agonizing hours of Jesus Christ played out beneath a bright sunny sky at Laurel Park in Gainesville on Good Friday.

April 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Downtown Gainesville intersections close for improvements

West Academy Street will be closed at Jesse Jewell Parkway nightly Sunday through Wednesday for crosswalk improvements.

April 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


No students onboard bus in I-985 crash

No students were on a Hall County bus involved in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning on Interstate 985 at the Spout Springs Road exit.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Girl bitten by dogs now healing at home

A Hall County 5-year-old who was attacked April 4 by dogs on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville is back home with family and on the mend.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Scout leader may have abused boys before coming to First Baptist

Court documents show the Boy Scouts of America have since learned of sexual abuse allegations against a Gainesville scoutmaster possibly occurring "in other troops from a time period prior to his appointment" at First Baptist Church on Green Street.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Dawsonville Highway lane closures to make room for longer turn lane at Green Hill Circle

Overnight lane closures will start Tuesday and are slated to last about three weeks as the Georgia Department of Transportation extends a westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle.

April 14, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


New regulations set minimum fees for Hollywood film crews in Hall

A revised, less-restrictive resolution regulating Hollywood filming in Hall County quickly cleared the Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier

Flowery Branch is looking at developing a pedestrian link between its downtown roundabout and Lake Lanier.

April 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall superintendent aiming for larger employee pay raises

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield said a recent 3 percent cut in expenses could pave the way for a 2.5 percent raise for ...

April 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Authorities: Woman distracted by radio causes wreck that snarls Dawsonville Highway traffic

A woman distracted by her radio caused a wreck that backed up Dawsonville Highway traffic for most of Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

April 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man found hiding in pharmacy by cleaning staff

A Gainesville man was found hiding under a table inside a Gainesville pharmacy, police said.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Committee keeps close tabs on SPLOST VII funding

Members of the SPLOST VII Citizen Review Committee take their job seriously.

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Fire adding security measures amid statewide station thefts

After fire station theft reports in neighboring counties, Hall County Fire Services said it would be increasing security measures.

April 26, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Mexican diplomat feels at home in Gainesville

Since being named Consul General of the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta last summer, Javier Diaz admits he wanted to know more about this place called ...

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tourism study: Consolidate Hall County's brand

Flowery Branch would be the new tourism gateway to Hall County as part of a proposal from Georgia tourism officials.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


3 killed in Friendship Road wreck, including an infant

Three people, including an infant, were killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Ga. 347/Friendship Road near Jones Drive, according to authorities.

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


TV show examines Hall Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire case

The case of three people convicted in a Feb. 14, 2010, murder-for-hire plot will be revisited Wednesday on "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen."

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Martin Road widening alternative is crowd pleaser

By a large show of hands, Martin Road residents gave their approval Tuesday night to an alternative to a much-despised widening of the South Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in northwest Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Puppies provide relief during Brenau exam week

Who doesn't like puppies?

April 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall schools have canceled more than 20 field trips to Atlanta after bridge collapse

Hall County Schools officials have canceled more than 20 field trips to the downtown Atlanta area amid traffic and safety concerns since a portion of ...

April 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Students evacuated briefly at Martin school

Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science was evacuated for about 10 minutes Tuesday morning after smoke was reported in the first-grade classroom pod area.

April 25, 2017 | | Local


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