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More space in South Hall schools means more choices, too

While nearly 2,000 Hall County Schools students chose to attend a school outside their attendance zones last school year, South Hall residents have not had that freedom in recent years.

July 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Slide show: Independence Day celebrations, fireworks at Laurel Park

Independence Day festivities were in full swing July Fourth at Laurel Park in Gainesville as visitors grilled hamburgers, sported patriotic attire and watched the annual fireworks show.

July 04, 2017 | By David Barnes | Local


Two busy Gainesville roads to get resurfaced over next 8 months

Over the next eight months, area motorists could be affected by major resurfacing projects involving two key Gainesville traffic arteries.

July 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're here, we celebrate,' some Latinos say on Independence Day

The Rev. Samuel Samaniego and his wife, Rosa, met up with dozens of members of their church - Iglesia Bautista Cristo La Roca - bright and early at Laurel Park on Tuesday.

July 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man indicted on charges of soliciting inmates to commit murder

A man was indicted last month for allegedly asking three men at the Hall County Jail to commit a murder, according to authorities and court documents.

July 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Church community mourns loss of 16-year-old in car wreck

On and off for the past few days, Anthony Benfield has toiled over his sermon.

July 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County educators get field experience

Two Hall County educators said they have new experiences they can share with their students considering different careers as a result of recent shadowing opportunities with area businesses.

July 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Here are firework tips for pet owners

Humane Society of Northeast Georgia Executive Director Julie Edwards said it only takes one big boom of a firework to send a cat or dog bolting.

July 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville World War II vet remembered through granddaughter’s Texas charity work

Hammond B. Davis served his country in World War II and beyond, but Alzheimer's disease would be his last battle.

July 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge rules in Gainesville’s favor on fair housing suit involving alleged racial epithets by worker

A judge last week ruled in favor of the city of Gainesville in a federal Fair Housing Act lawsuit, saying the alleged racial epithets of one employee cannot make the city liable for damages.

July 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Two upscale home projects get initial OK from Hall Planning Commission

Two upscale home building projects were recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday.

July 03, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Woman charged in shooting of another woman

A Flowery Branch woman faces charges in connection with an incident Friday in which she allegedly shot another woman in the leg and shot at a third woman.

July 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Jacobs to speak about UNG consolidation as part of panel in Austria

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs will spend this week in Vienna, Austria, where she plans to talk about the university's 2013 consolidation as a panelist on trends in education during the International Association of Presidents triennial conference July 5-8.

July 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New Domino’s being built next to current store in Oakwood

A new, freestanding Domino's restaurant is being built on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood, next to the current location.

July 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work finally started at McEver-Jim Crow intersection in Flowery Branch

Years, even decades, after it was conceived as a project, the makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road/Gainesville Street in Flowery Branch is underway.

July 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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North Georgia Community Foundation accepting nominees for philanthropy awards

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2017 Philanthropy Awards, which include the Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award and the Gus ...

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG students painting murals on dreary public housing project walls

Motorists and passersby at Pearl Nix and Queen City Parkway can't help but see two University of North Georgia art students busy making the ...

July 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Joe Chandler Road Bridge open to traffic

The new Joe Chandler Road Bridge in East Hall is open to traffic.

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No major issues reported at UNG, Lanier Tech so far from campus carry law

Nearly three weeks since it became legal for those holding concealed weapons permits to carry a handgun in some areas of college and university campuses ...

July 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road, I-985 widening study get early approval

New road and bridge projects, including a new bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River, took a step toward approval on ...

July 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


State seeks changes to service delivery agreement between Hall County, cities

An agreement between Hall County and its cities that delineates the delivery of services to its residents to avoid duplication of services and waste public ...

July 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County ends Lula contract to supervise inmates

Hall County will not renew a contract with Lula to supervise inmate labor in the city.

July 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia lottery transfers $1.1 billion to education

The Georgia Lottery Corp.'s fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the state treasury's Lottery for Education Account has totaled more than $1.1 ...

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville superintendent to offer board 3 tax rate options

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Jeremy Williams said he will present three options to the school board to consider before it votes on a tax rate ...

July 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New Catholic bishop for North Ga. being ordained Wednesday

A new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Atlanta is being ordained at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and Hall County Catholics can livestream the ceremony.

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Cagle: Growing economy should be used to help Georgia's poor

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has added fighting poverty to his gubernatorial pitch.

July 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Armed robbery suspect arrested after foot chase near Chicopee Village

A Flowery Branch man faces more than 20 charges including armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary dating back to two incidents in February after his ...

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DOT announces 2nd continuous flow intersection in state

A second continuous flow intersection in Gwinnett County is among 24 transportation contracts awarded this summer by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Shafer discusses lieutenant governor run to South Hall GOP

Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, pitched fiscal conservatism and old-school Republican self-reliance in a Flowery Branch speech about his run for lieutenant governor on Monday.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lula deal to buy train depot in danger

Lula city officials made public for the first time Monday the offer they are making to buy the Train Depot from the Lula Area Betterment ...

July 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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