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Browns Bridge narrows to one lane as DOT works on driving surface

Traffic may get clogged Thursday on Browns Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth County line.

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


'This ship hasn't sailed': I-985 exit foes not backing off

Hall County Planning Director Srikanth Yamala's describing state plans for an Interstate 985 interchange off Martin Road as a ship that "has left the harbor" didn't sit well with residents protesting the project Tuesday night.

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some Hall Democrats still cool to Clinton despite Sanders' backing

Hall County Democrats responded with mixed emotions after Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, with some ready to back the presumptive nominee for president and others looking elsewhere despite the prospect of a Trump administration.

July 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Middle schools represented in Stock Market Game

Gainesville Middle School and North Hall Middle School each sent teams to the 26th annual Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon on May 3 in Atlanta.

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Crowdsourcing’ aims to give Hall teachers ‘best ways’ to instruct students

"Crowdsourcing" could be - eventually - the impetus for teachers to routinely share information about how best to teach material to students. That is the goal of Ley Hathcock, digital convergence specialist for Hall County Schools, who has, in some ways, been inventing the program.

July 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Law enforcement, auto agencies warn against driving while playing Pokemon game

A 1990s video and trading card game has been revamped for modern smartphone users, but its use may pose a safety concern.

July 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mostly white, black Hall churches worshipping together as ‘show of Christian solidarity’

In the wake of racially charged shootings that have rocked America, two Hall County churches are doing their part to change what Martin Luther King Jr. once said at about 11 a.m. Sunday being the "most segregated hour in Christian America."

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man shot 3 times in chest after argument

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting another man after an argument, according to authorities.

July 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sunday blue law to remain despite Lula alcohol changes

Lula officials are moving closer to placing a referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether they want to approve changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, including allowing farm wineries, permitting new retail stores and potential liquor sales.

July 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Law in effect allowing electroshock self-defense on public college campuses

Foxhole Guns and Archery owner Jon Lipscomb said he's seen a slight uptick in stun gun sales since a recent Georgia law change, but the number is not too shocking.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man charged with assaulting woman with brass knuckles

A Hall County man is accused of holding a woman against her will and breaking several bones with brass knuckles, according to authorities.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Host families sought for Japan-America Grassroots Summit

A dozen or so families are being sought in Hall County and Gainesville to host participants in the annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit in October.

July 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Atlanta River Walk set for Thursday public hearing, vote

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County is now primed for a public hearing and final action Thursday.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble plans for new plant face stiff opposition

A proposed West Hall marble plant is creating quite the stir among area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meeting set for Tuesday on much-maligned plans for I-985 interchange at Martin Road

Plans to build an interchange at Interstate 985 and Martin Road in South Hall continues to draw the wrath of area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall library system creates online community survey

The Hall County Library System is seeking community input into its practices.

July 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Longstreet’s new surgical device can ease chronic back pain

The technique for artificial disks in the back have been around "for a really long time," The Longstreet Clinic neurosurgeon Betsy Grunch explained, but a ...

July 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat on Lake Lanier got its much-needed attention Thursday when the sunken vessel found its new resting place in a Gainesville salvage yard.

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville war veteran gets 3 years in prison after guilty plea in 2015 state patrol shooting

A Gainesville military veteran pleaded guilty Thursday in Hall County Superior Court to charges related to firing a hunting rifle at Georgia State Patrol officers ...

July 21, 2016 | BY JOSHUA SILAVENT and JEFF GILL jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Drug agents arrest North Carolina man, seize $16K of meth

A Murphy, N.C., man was arrested Wednesday when White County Sheriff's Office deputies reportedly found $16,000 of drugs during a traffic stop ...

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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