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Traffic light being installed at busy Park Hill-Lakeview intersection

Relief is on the way for drivers at the busy intersection of Park Hill and Lakeview drives in Gainesville.

June 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Environmental concerns raised in review of proposed Atlanta River Walk in South Hall

A regional review of a proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line raises some concerns about the development's impact on the watershed.

June 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother accused of wrapping child in cellophane accused of striking officer

A Gainesville woman facing a child cruelty charge for allegedly binding her child in cellophane and packing tape gained new charges Thursday after a grand jury indictment.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax sales moving from courthouse plaza to government center

Quincy Buffington, 39, is no stranger to tax sales. So when the property he had his eye on came up for auction Tuesday morning, he was ready to outbid his closest competitor.

June 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Low-income apartments targeted for renovation

Big renovations are planned for the Ridgecrest apartments off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville, a welcome respite for resident Terrie Powers, who has absorbed the deteriorating quality of the homes over 24 years but wouldn't think about leaving.

June 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Body pulled from Lake Lanier identified as Snellville man

A man's body was recovered Tuesday evening from Lake Lanier by authorities.

June 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Townhomes get approval from Gainesville City Council

Plans for 14 townhomes got the Gainesville City Council's approval Tuesday night, over the objections of several area residents.

June 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville OKs 2016-17 budget with no tax increase

No tax or water/sewer rate increases are planned in the 2016-17 budget approved by the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday night.

June 07, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Judges, emcee named for Saturday's Battle of the Bands at Lanier Islands

Music lovers won't want to miss the inaugural North Georgia Battle of the Bands, presented by The Times and Lake Lanier Islands. The concert is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


'Water Wars' trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Highway Seafood Market earns high praise for fried shrimp po boy

Atlanta Highway Seafood Market has been awarded the 2016-17 "100 Plates Locals Love" distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division for its fried shrimp po boy.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 from Hall to compete in national debate tournament

Hall County will have two competitors in the National Speech & Debate Association tournament for the first time ever. The national event starts Sunday and lasts until June 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

June 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville budget meeting set for Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will meet Tuesday to consider approving a $33.5 million budget with no tax increases or water/sewer rate hikes.

June 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school district breaks ground on Mundy Mill elementary school

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision was officially approved Monday evening, and the ceremonial groundbreaking was held - just before a driving rain soaked the area.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


May tax revenues up 4.1 percent in Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for May were about $1.56 billion, an increase of $58.6 million, or 4.1 percent, year over year.

June 06, 2016 | | Local


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Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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