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Gaines Ferry Road back open after brief closure for fire

Gaines Ferry Road between McEver Road and Ga. 13 South is back open after a small fire at a gas station caused a brief closure of the road.

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision made to demolish Barker House after 6-month postponement

March 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man charged in Monday wreck that shut down pair of I-985 exits

A Gainesville man has been charged with failure to maintain lane after a single-car crash that sent him to the hospital and shut down exits 16 and 17 on Interstate 985 for a few hours on Monday afternoon.

March 08, 2017 | | Local


Man pinned by car, injured in Stan’s Biscuits parking lot

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning after a vehicle went off the road and struck a vehicle in a Gainesville restaurant parking lot, pinning him against a wall.

March 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents raise concerns about Dawsonville Highway traffic

Pat Horgan, a resident in the Lakeshore Drive community in Gainesville, took to the podium at the Gainesville City Council meeting Tuesday to remind elected officials of "concerns" he and others have about weekend and rush-hour traffic along Dawsonville Highway.

March 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘I forgive you,’ mother of stabbing victim tells man sentenced to 20 years in slaying

The mother who lost her son during a knife attack in Gainesville 14 months ago spoke Tuesday at the sentencing hearing of the man who took her son's life.

March 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Flowery Branch graduate chasing his dreams on ‘The Voice’

Taylor Alexander is reaching his dreams one step at a time.

March 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Family of 4 loses home to fire; pets saved by husband

For the Cathey family, a normal Monday afternoon turned into a nightmare.

March 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wells Fargo, Huddle House, Cricket Wireless coming to New Holland

A new Wells Fargo bank branch, a Huddle House and a Cricket Wireless all will open in the New Holland area of Gainesville in the coming months.

March 07, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Cleveland man charged with rape in North Hall

A Cleveland man is accused of raping a woman in North Hall County.

March 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood mayor: City needs ‘to be a player’ in transit expansion

Oakwood Mayor Lamar Scroggs said the South Hall city needs "to be a player in the game" if Hall Area Transit expands its fixed-route Gainesville Connection as transit officials hope.

March 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Staff, equipment approved for new Mundy Mill school

Mundy Mill Academy, the new Gainesville elementary school opening in the fall, continues to be staffed and equipped in preparation for the start of the new school year.

March 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Wreck shut down I-985 exits 16, 17 Monday

The northbound exits 16 and 17 of Interstate 985 were shut down for a few hours Monday afternoon after a vehicle crashed about 100 feet down an embankment, according to Gainesville Police.

March 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ava White school takes on new name, nonprofit status

The name may have changed to Academy of Innovation, from Ava White Academy, but for Jennifer Hollingsworth, the school is still the ideal place for her son Will to learn and thrive.

March 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Planning board rejects South Hall winery/vineyard proposal

A winery and vineyard proposal in South Hall was rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

March 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Choices gala speaker calls for advocates to rally against abortion, be 'heroes' for unborn

A national anti-abortion speaker called on a South Hall crowd Thursday night to be "heroes" in ongoing work to save unborn babies and minister to ...

March 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury deliberates assault, kidnapping case involving threats against Muslim cleric

After a few hours of discussion Thursday afternoon, a Hall County jury will return Friday morning for further deliberation on the assault and kidnapping case ...

March 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


$500K in pills seized in Hall drug bust

Authorities found more than $500,000 worth of pills in a Hall County home March 14, according to authorities.

March 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Reading mentors make a difference one hour at a time

An hour out of each week for Kelly Grizzle Williams has the potential to last a lifetime.

March 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Chestatee students take a day to learn outside classroom, serve community

Every year, Chestatee High School students take a day off from their normal routines.

March 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man accused of robbery at apartment complex

Authorities say a Gainesville man displayed a gun while robbing another man at Orchard Brook Apartments earlier this month.

March 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect in Jasper Waffle House robbery arrested in Gainesville

A Gainesville man accused of robbing a Jasper Waffle House was arrested by Gainesville Police Thursday.

March 23, 2017 | | Local


Hall authorities warn of jury duty scams

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has a Lt. Smith. But he won't call you asking for money or personal information because you skipped ...

March 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Last of state’s witnesses to testify Thursday in case of alleged threats made to imam

The last three witnesses for the state are expected to testify Thursday in the trial of Marquis Bonds, a Gainesville man facing charges of aggravated ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce job fair features 67 employers

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tried to make job hunting less daunting by putting 67 local employers in one place at its annual job ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall man rescued after tree falls into bedroom

Emergency crews rescued a man who was trapped Tuesday night when a tree fell into the bedroom of his mobile home near Gainesville as strong ...

March 22, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power customers in Hall back online after storm outages

More than 15,000 Jackson EMC customers have had power restored from Tuesday night's storms, company officials said Wednesday, with only a few dozen ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local


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