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Fundraiser next week to support family of toddler killed in collision

A fundraising event next week will support the family of a 3-year-old killed in a Cleveland crash.

January 31, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall library system seeks $2 million in state funds to help with upgrades

Hall County library officials are getting started on the initial phases of a major renovation of the Gainesville library branch, located off the downtown square, and are seeking up to $2 million from the state legislature this year to supplement special purpose local option sales tax revenue to fund the project.

January 31, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Storm spotter class set for Thursday

Did you see the 1996 film "Twister," starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as two storm chasers, and find yourself thinking that looked like a fun job?

January 31, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gum for lobsters: Flowery Branch, Foxborough leaders make Super Bowl bet

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller still has a bad taste in his mouth from four years ago - the last time he publicly made a friendly wager with a big Atlanta Falcons game on the line.

January 31, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Authorities battle multiple fires across county as 4 displaced from home

Hall County and Gainesville authorities responded to a flurry of fires after 2 p.m. Tuesday, one of which displaced four people from their singlewide mobile home.

January 31, 2017 | | Local


Partnership possible between Northeast Georgia Health System, Habersham Medical

Northeast Georgia Health System and Habersham Medical Center are again talking about a possible partnership.

January 31, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch City Hall groundbreaking set for today

A groundbreaking for the new Flowery Branch City Hall is set for 5 p.m. today.

January 31, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Protesters from area express opposition to Trump’s immigration order

"Disgusting" and "un-American." That's how one protester described Donald Trump's executive order temporarily halting the entire U.S. refugee program and banning all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days

January 31, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall could get fifth Superior Court judge next year

A bill introduced last week in the Georgia General Assembly would add a fifth Superior Court judge to the circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

January 31, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Local craft brewery hopeful state will soon allow beer sales on site

In a potential boon for Gainesville-based Left Nut Brewing Company, a bill proposed in the state Senate would allow craft breweries and brew pubs to sell beer directly to patrons for the first time, ending regulations that required them to distribute through wholesalers.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall deputy disciplined for accidental firearm discharge

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was disciplined for unintentionally firing his issued duty weapon at an Athens apartment.

January 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Community leaders react to Trump’s immigration order

President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order continued to elicit mixed reactions locally as the debate also raged in Washington and across the country.

January 30, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closures set for overnight Wednesday

More overnight lane closures are set for Wednesday as part of work on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 near the Hall-Forsyth county line.

January 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Medical cannabis access remains in limbo

Advocates and lawmakers are skeptical that much more will be done in the state legislature this year to expand access to cannabis oil to treat medical conditions like seizure disorders.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free pizza breaks up routine for local homeless

The homeless have their routines, too.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has not lost any sleep thinking about the friendly Super Bowl wager that slipped away along with the Atlanta Falcons ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium - home of the Gainesville Red Elephants' football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State Route 11/U.S. 129 widening project to require lane closures

Upcoming construction will affect drivers traveling on State Route 11/U.S. 129 through Hall and Jackson counties.

February 14, 2017 | | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local




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