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Local civic, law enforcement leaders respond to Dallas shooting

Having flown in from Minneapolis yesterday from visiting family, Fair Street School Principal William Campbell has watched as the violent events unfolded over recent days in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Repaving underway for Gainesville's major arteries

Repaving work has begun on Green Street and E.E. Butler Parkway in a project that also includes repaving on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

July 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Oakwood man, 19, charged with rape of 18-year-old female

An Oakwood man was charged this week with the rape of an 18-year-old woman, police said.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Hall County teen girl back home safe

A 15-year-old Hall County girl is home safe after she was found Thursday in Cuthbert in southwestern Georgia.

July 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Meth trafficking suspect captured after escaping hospital

A Hall County man injured in a car crash escaped the hospital before being booked in to the jail for trafficking methamphetamine, according to authorities.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police stop accidental overdose with antidote

A Gainesville Police officer administered the opiate antidote NARCAN Thursday night to an unconscious man, preventing an accidental overdose, police said.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man injured in fiery wreck in South Hall

A man who suffered severe burns to more than half his body in a wreck was in the hospital in critical condition Friday afternoon, Georgia State Trooper David Kraeling said.

July 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Top-heavy furniture poses threat to small children

Child safety experts across the continent are reminding parents of a deadly hazard to children that might exist at home.

July 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


No new candidates qualify for November election

The second qualifying period for local candidates ended last week, and the Hall County Board of Elections reported no new candidates.

July 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jennifer Westbrook recommended as Mount Vernon Exploratory School principal

Jennifer Westbrook, assistant principal at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville since 2011, will be the new principal at Mount Vernon Exploratory School in Hall County.

July 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New multipurpose event center opening in South Hall

A 40,000-square-foot multipurpose event center is set to open in South Hall July 17 with a steady customer: Cross Pointe Church.

July 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Repairs planned for historic Lula bridge that closed last year

Lula's historic Cobb Street bridge will be getting repairs in the near future as all involved parties have reached an agreement to upgrade the structure.

July 07, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Flowery Branch City council approves City Hall financing

Park Walk subdivision moved a step closer to construction, and financing for a new City Hall was approved Monday night by the Flowery Branch City Council.

July 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall Fire Services names Mark Arnold deputy chief

Hall County Fire Services has promoted a brigade commander to the post of deputy fire chief.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board says it has PR problem

Gainesville Board of Education members believe the district has communication and public relations problems, according to an anonymous self-assessment.

July 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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