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Take a sneak peek at The Times' new website

In just a few days, The Times will debut a redesigned website at www.gainesvilletimes.com with a revamped look, better presentation of news content and advertising, and a vastly improved online experience for mobile users accessing the site on cellphones or tablets.

August 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


At least 6 of 8 injured in fatal wreck released from hospital

At least six of the eight people injured in a five-car wreck that killed two people on Interstate 985 near Oakwood on Sunday night have been released from the hospital.

August 07, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Kindness rocks: Nationwide trend of painting, hiding rocks for others rolls into Forsyth County

August 07, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Williams channels Trump in run for governor

Channeling President Donald Trump, state Sen. Michael Williams is basing his run for governor on a pitch to upend the "rigged" system of Georgia state government.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Board considers tax rate for Gainesville schools

With a 2018 fiscal year budget already approved, Gainesville City School System board members are now trying to make a final decision on how to pay for it.

August 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lula officials OK deal to take over train depot

The city of Lula will soon be taking possession of the train depot property that has been in the hands of a civic organization for more than 20 years.

August 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


US Rep. Collins schedules town hall meeting for Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is holding a town hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Jury selection underway in 2013 Tadmore Park fatal shooting

Jury selection will continue this morning for a Father's Day 2013 shooting case.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Sheriff’s office seeking information on South Hall truck thefts

Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff's Office are looking for information on a string of truck thefts in the Flowery Branch area of South Hall this month.

August 07, 2017 | | Local


Martin Road traffic study heading for approval

Martin Road is on track to get a traffic study that will start the process of slowing traffic on the residential road in South Hall.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


First-day head count up almost 600 over last year for Hall County Schools

Hall County Schools opened the 2017-18 school year Monday without any serious issues and nearly 600 more students in the first-day head count than was reported a year ago.

August 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Buford tax rate could drop, but taxes could rise for some

A lower tax rate is proposed for Buford property owners, but for some, that won't necessarily translate to lower taxes.

August 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students get experience with high-performance race cars in motorsports program

It's no secret most men would rather hang out around fast cars than sit in a classroom.

August 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Construction projects ongoing as Hall starts school year Monday

Summer vacation comes to an end Monday for the more than 27,000 Hall County Schools students returning to the classroom for the first day of the 2017-18 school year.

August 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lake group urges EPD to restore Lanier to full pool

The Lake Lanier Association is urging the state Environmental Protection Division to "use all available tools to restore and keep Lake Lanier at its full pool level."

August 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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Gainesville High softball field to get $400,000-$500,000 in upgrades as part of Title IX settlement

About $400,000 to $500,000 is expected to be spent on improvements to the Gainesville High School softball complex over the next year as ...

August 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Suspected gas leak in Gainesville turns out not to be leak, some seek medical help

Liberty Utilities staff discovered a suspected gas odor Monday in Gainesville was "not due to a gas leak or any hazardous condition associated with any ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Home prices soaring in Hall County

The inventory of homes affordable to many families - those priced at $150,000 and under - are rapidly disappearing from Hall County and being supplanted with ...

August 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Qualifying for Gainesville elections begins Monday

A three-day window begins Monday for filing to run for mayor, city council and school board in Gainesville elections to be held Nov. 7.

August 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


NE Ga. law enforcement prepping for influx of eclipse watchers

Multiple law enforcement agencies are praying for patience and good fortune on Monday, the day of the total solar eclipse that will bring an estimated ...

August 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slideshow: New UNG recruits get prepared for start of school year

This week is FROG Week at the University of North Georgia. FROG stands for Freshman Recruit Orientation Group. The intensive six-day training is held before ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local


Area businesses hope to capitalize on eclipse

Monday's solar eclipse is going to do more than thrill astronomy lovers.

August 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$5,000 reward offered in Forsyth County Pawn smash-and-grab

August 16, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


UNG to cancel some classes for eclipse Monday

University of North Georgia officials have announced plans to cancel classes from noon to 4 p.m. Monday to give all members of the university ...

August 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Deputy: Man shot, killed in Habersham incident had ‘erratic’ behavior earlier Sunday in White County

A Cleveland man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting during a traffic stop in Habersham County Sunday morning displayed "erratic" behavior in an earlier ...

August 16, 2017 | | Local


Authorities: Officer shot, killed suspect who exited vehicle with gun in Habersham

A Cleveland man was shot and killed by a Habersham County Sheriff's Office deputy Sunday morning during a traffic stop stemming from a pair ...

August 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gov. Deal heading to Gainesville brewery to mark law change

Gov. Nathan Deal is planning to start September with a beer at Left Nut Brewing Co.

August 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Revamped alcohol ordinance in the books

Restaurant patrons in downtown Gainesville can start taking their alcoholic beverages outside and stroll around starting at noon Wednesday.

August 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG gets ready for campus carry

With classes set to start Monday, University of North Georgia Police Chief Justin Gaines was at the Gainesville campus Tuesday for a third town hall ...

August 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Attorneys argue tax assessment appeals to Ga. Supreme Court

ATLANTA - The dissection of a 2016 law's language was at issue Tuesday in a case involving Hall County tax assessments and five companies leasing ...

August 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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