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All lanes of Ga. 347 now open after gas leak

All lanes of Ga. 347 have reopened after a ruptured pipe spewed gas up through the center lane of the highway at Deaton Creek Parkway. Parts of the roadway had been closed from Spout Springs Road to Ga. 211 due to damage from the gas main break.

July 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Funds set up for families killed in Monday wreck

Funds have been set up for the two families involved in the Monday morning wreck that killed two adults and three children.

July 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Budget allows judge addition to ease juvenile court schedule

A third juvenile judge will be added to the roster of two with officials' approval of the Hall County budget.

July 02, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville City Council gives first OK to assisted living facility, home development

Gainesville City Council approved a zoning amendment Tuesday that will allow developer John Roberts to proceed with building a 55-home single-family subdivision off Wilson Drive.

July 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville to send property tax bills to area residents

Gainesville property owners will soon find their tax bills in the mail.

July 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Church celebrates road progress on section of Ga. 347

Celebration Church is doing as its name suggests when it comes to the Georgia Department of Transportation opening a portion of the new Ga. 347 in South Hall County.

July 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two area practices merge with Longstreet

The Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville has extended its reach with the acquisition of two independent primary care practices - Mountain Internal Medicine in Demorest and Valley View Medical Center in Dahlonega.

July 02, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


State police scrutinize jailer after scuffle leaves inmate with blackeye

A night shift supervisor at the Dawson County Detention Center is on paid administrative leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into accusations he punched an inmate in the face.

July 02, 2014 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Clermont votes to stay alcohol-free

After more than a month of deliberation, Clermont's status as an alcohol-free town is intact.

July 02, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Locals reflect on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson declared "all men are created equal."

July 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Those injured in afternoon wreck expected to recover

One critically injured in a wreck Monday afternoon has been released from the hospital and another is expected to go home today.

July 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


SPLOST VII revenue eyed to fund unfulfilled budget requests

Hall County's "wish list" of projects and equipment to fund through a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, keeps growing.

July 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Supreme Court contraception decision not likely to have big area impact

Local employers and their insured employees are not likely to be affected by Monday's Supreme Court decision on contraception coverage because most employers already provide contraception and other preventive care under their existing insurance plans.

July 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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Collins on downed Malaysian jet: ‘World deserves answers’

Northeast Georgians weighed in Friday to the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukrainian airspace.

July 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Area real estate market again on the move

A few fluctuations in the local real estate market in recent months haven't changed the positive trend lines in home sales, according to brokers.

July 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Snakes alive! It’s a busy summer for serpents

Hall County resident Jennifer Sargent has found three snakes in her yard over the past six weeks.

July 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Driver in fatal June wreck tested positive for meth

A Gainesville woman behind the wheel in a June wreck that killed five people, including three children, had methamphetamine in her system, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Georgia State Patrol.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Camp helps kids face loss

Camp Braveheart, founded in 1996 by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, is a weeklong summer camp designed to help children who have experienced a significant loss in their family. The camp is free of charge. Volunteer camp counselors are joined by licensed social workers and an art therapist to help the grieving campers at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center in Gainesville.

July 18, 2014 | | Local


Plans for new school in Mundy Mill neighborhood still on track

With two elementary schools near capacity, Gainesville City Schools is going forward with plans to build a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill neighborhood.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Museum to be first of its kind in Georgia

A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.

July 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New test designed to allow for more truck drivers, improve safety

Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years - at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor's office expects.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Jumping right in: A swimmer at last

Until my adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, there was no way I would go into a pool past my shoulders.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State jobless patterns are not felt locally

The rising jobless rate in Georgia doesn't reflect the local employment picture, area business leaders say.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Early voting for runoff ends today

Today is the last day to vote early for Tuesday's runoff election.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


2nd man arrested in West Avenue shooting

The case involving a June 5 shooting death at a West Avenue apartment has moved to Superior Court, and a second man connected to the case has been brought into police custody.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cockfighting suspicion leads to man's arrest on pot charges

A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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