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Gainesville School Board takes no action on Creel’s contract at retreat

Nearly two hours of a closed meeting Saturday led to no action on Gainesville schools Superintendent Wanda Creel's contract, but the board issued a statement about the "ongoing contract negotiations."

August 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dressed to kill, aimed to heal: Hope and Healing gala funds family service needs

The ninth annual Gala for Hope and Healing benefitting the Children's Center for Hope and Healing was a scene straight from the Roaring '20s era.

August 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Search continues for missing male on Lake Lanier

The search effort for a man missing on Lake Lanier since Friday continued Saturday night, officials said.

August 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Night of Awareness event offers aid to hungry children, sex trade workers

The third annual Night of Awareness event was held Saturday, at First Baptist Church to support the SS Revolution Ministries and to help raise money for its two programs, Beautiful Feet and BackPack Love.

August 13, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Child transported to hospital after vehicle crashes into home in East Hall

A vehicle crashing into a home overnight Saturday in East Hall County sent a child to the hospital with injuries and caused extensive damage to the house.

August 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Residents can share a cage with sheltered pets at Humane Society fundraiser

Have you ever wanted to see your friends, family or community leaders locked in a cage for hours on end? Thanks to the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, you can get that chance.

August 13, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville Police to offer active shooter response seminar

Following some high-profile shooting events around the country, Gainesville Police will host a civilian response seminar Wednesday on how to respond in these dangerous situations.

August 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Making a big splash for domestic violence victims

More than 100 people came out Friday to the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville for the Family Splash Bash, a fundraiser for the Gateway Domestic Violence Center.

August 12, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Police release clothing description connected to bones found along I-985

Gwinnett County Police on Friday released information about clothing connected to a woman's skull and bones found July 29 along Interstate 985 in Buford.

August 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


10 arrested during undercover prostitution, drug investigation

Ten arrests were made by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Thursday during an undercover prostitution and drug investigation.

August 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Victims from Wednesday's fatal wreck identified as North Carolina residents

The two people who died in a wreck Wednesday morning on Interstate 85 were from Lincolnton, N.C., the Georgia State Patrol said in an email release Friday afternoon.

August 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘We’re all behind her:’ Chestatee High watches, celebrates Jenny Arthur’s Olympic moment

Students at Chestatee High School spent the last hour of the school day Friday on the edge of their seats in front of screens throughout the school.

August 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville government merger will appear on fall ballot

Residents across Hall County will be asked on Election Day whether they want a study conducted to determine the cost and feasibility of consolidating local municipal and county governments, as held in Athens-Clarke and Macon-Bibb.

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Riverside honors community giants Wilheit, Cleveland

Riverside Military Academy's Alumni Hall, housing the Gainesville school's elegant mess hall, was filled Thursday evening with cadets and Gainesville civic and business leaders.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Venue multipurpose center opens doors in South Hall

One group of folks certainly excited about newly opened The Venue at Friendship Springs in South Hall is nearby active-adult community Village at Deaton Creek.

August 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Man sentenced to life in prison for 2010 East Hall mobile home park murder

A man on the lam for six years pleaded guilty Wednesday to the 2010 murder of a man at an East Hall mobile home park.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged in 'erratic crime spree,' accused of brandishing gun, kidnapping baby

A Gainesville man is accused of threatening people with an AK-47 rifle and kidnapping a baby, police said.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital prepares for new labor unit with mock scenario

The brand-new, still-unopened labor and delivery unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton was busy with activity Wednesday.

August 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Three Hall schools top state, national ACT scores

Three of Hall County's schools scored above the 2016 state and national averages on the ACT this year.

August 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce seeking Most Fit Company nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its Most Fit Company Awards, which will be presented Oct. 5 at the HealthSmart Breakfast ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried

Whenever someone asks about plots in the City Cemetery, Oakwood City Clerk Tangee Puckett has to pull out a yellowed, torn and rumpled map.

August 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies self-defense immunity for man accused of shooting wife's alleged stalker

A Superior Court judge denied the self-defense immunity motion filed by a Buford man accused of shooting another man in his leg and jaw.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged in home invasion, assault

A Gainesville man is charged with entering an apartment and pointing a gun at four people, police said.

August 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Groups seek flexibility after changes in septic permitting

Harold Kilgore wants options. That was his message to the Hall County Board of Health on Tuesday.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legacy Link class seeks to help those with chronic conditions live well

The Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free six-week class for people living with a chronic condition and those who care for ...

August 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Former state Rep. Carl Rogers joins Lanier Tech

Former state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, is now the vice president of economic development at Lanier Technical College.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Black bear spotted in east Forsyth County

August 23, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble has asked the Hall County Board of Commissioners to delay its rezoning request until its Oct. 13 meeting - a move that has angered ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Connecting parents, schools focus of Gainesville superintendent's community chat

Bridging the gap in "getting from the hands of the child into the hands of the parents" with school information was the focus of the ...

August 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 people charged after fake money used to buy lawn equipment, cashier turns self in

Authorities have named three suspects in an incident where fake movie money was used at a Buford Wal-Mart to buy lawn equipment, which was then ...

August 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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