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McEver Road intersection could see improvements

One intersection leading into downtown Flowery Branch may soon go through major changes if an agreement between the city and county pulls together.

May 07, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Construction begins on Braselton hospital’s obstetrics wing

Sometimes, when a new hospital opens, there's a need for extra space and certain services.

May 07, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


ADA Legacy Tour coming to Gainesville

The Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy Tour will visit First Baptist Church in Gainesville from noon to 2 p.m. today.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man charged with practicing medicine without a license, sexual battery

A Gainesville man was indicted on charges of sexual battery and practicing medicine without a license, according to court and police documents.

May 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hundreds gather for National Day of Prayer

For Charles Hyde of Gainesville, the National Day of Prayer means many things.

May 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Missing woman found safe

The search for a missing Gainesville woman has ended, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

May 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man’s body found in woods Tuesday

The body found Tuesday night in North Hall County has been identified as Brian Keith Page, 44, of Clermont.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Two candidates qualify for Lula special election

Qualifying closed Wednesday for a June 16 special election to replace late Lula City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

May 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat marks National Women’s Build Week

This week marks Habitat for Humanity's eighth annual National Women's Build Week.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Yellow pollen wanes, but what you can’t see is making you sneeze

The billowing clouds of yellow have all but vanished.

May 06, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Letter carriers holding 23rd annual food drive Saturday

A plastic bag in a mailbox might usually be a cause for concern, Phyllis Mote acknowledged. But this week it comes with an information card and is an indicator of an opportunity to help others.

May 06, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


2 candidates qualify for Lula special election

Qualifying closed Wednesday for a June 16 special election to replace late Lula City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

May 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Two Hall firefighters honored for heroics

For stepping up in another person's time of need, two Hall County firefighters were awarded at a breakfast organized by the American Red Cross.

May 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal signs watered-down craft breweries bill

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir."

May 06, 2015 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


University of North Georgia's Jacobs promises diversity improvements

A month after what many called an unfortunate choice of a stock image that made the cover of a University of North Georgia catalog, plans are forming to improve diversity issues on all the university's campuses.

May 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Family escapes fire but home severely damaged

A man, his wife and their small son escaped an overnight fire in South Hall County, but their home sustained major damage, according to Hall County Fire Services.

May 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Fire christens new boat

It didn't take too long for the Hall County's Marine Rescue 1 to speed off into action Wednesday.

May 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




YMCA-school partnership provides swim lessons for Hall County youth

In Hall County and all along Lake Lanier, it's important to know how to swim.

May 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical cannabis commission, patient registry taking shape

The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis is taking shape with Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment this week of Gainesville resident and pharmacist Sara "Mandy" Wilson Reece, and the state's patient registry will soon come online.

May 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Parking, traffic plans made for Gainesville High graduation

Gainesville High School will hold graduation commencement exercises for the class of 2015 Friday at 7 p.m. at City Park Stadium.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


ADA Tour comes to Brenau Downtown Center on Friday

The Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy Tour will make its second visit to Gainesville from noon to 3 p.m. Friday with exhibits on display at Brenau University's Downtown Center at 301 Main St. SW.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




FBI nabs gang murders suspect in South Hall

A suspected MS-13 gang member was arrested Tuesday in Flowery Branch in connection with the 2011 execution-style deaths of two brothers in New York.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Historic building renovations progressing at Gym of '36

No matter how much his business grows, regardless of how rapidly his mortgage banking company expands, Wes Hunt's past and present will always be inextricably linked.

May 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Georgia science, social studies standards up for revision

To be literate in science and social studies, students need the most accurate, updated education possible.

May 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County welcomes businesses to discuss bid process

It's been a struggle for Hall County to drum up competition for its goods, services and capital improvement needs over the last year, and the result could be costly for taxpayers.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation Hosts Philanthropy at its Best on June 2

North Georgia Community Foundation is hosting Philanthropy at its Best, an opportunity to learn how the foundation can be a charitable giving resource for professional advisors and their clients.

May 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local business owner announces candidacy for Gainesville City Council

Gainesville resident Zack Thompson announced Wednesday that he will run against incumbent Bob Hamrick for the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council this fall.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Accused in taxi cab slaying file for judge recusal, separate trials

Five people indicted in the death of a Taxi El Palmar driver filed motions recently related to a new judge presiding over the case and to have separate trials.

May 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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