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Result of 2016 election has energized both sides of political divide

Volunteers pulled out chairs to seat the growing audience of Republicans filing into the Spout Springs Library on Monday.

May 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Three Romanian sisters reunite — but were in North Ga. the whole time

Amy Damera had a few names but no answers about her family before adoption.

May 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Area Latinos still seeking political clout despite growing numbers

There's no doubt in the mind of Alejandro Oropeza that Gainesville will have a Latino mayor within the next 20 years.

May 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County schools' gifted program inspires achievement with innovation

Hall County's efforts to provide more creative and challenging education for all students started with a lunch meeting more than a decade ago.

May 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Smokin' new home: Longtime Oakwood barbecue eatery shifts locations

It was a bittersweet moment for Wayne Vaughan when the old building off Atlanta Highway and Poplar Springs Road in Oakwood was taken down.

May 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children get a healthy dose of fitness fun at Healthy Kids Day

Families crowded Laurel Park to promote healthy lifestyles Saturday morning as part of the 26th annual Healthy Kids Day, organized by the YMCA and the Hall County school system.

May 06, 2017 | Katie Tiller | Local


Ducks dash despite drizzle, raise thousands for Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier

Rich Godbee of Lawrenceville was somewhat incredulous when he got a call from the chief executive officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier telling him he was the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Rubber Duck Derby.

May 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Some UNG students express support for campus carry bill

Students on the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus expressed support Friday for the bill signed this week by Gov. Nathan Deal allowing permitted, concealed carry of weapons in some areas of public college and university campuses.

May 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Plan for Hall’s next 20 years rolling out this month

Want to see more affordable housing in Hall County? What about more green spaces, a wider road or a new roundabout in your area? This month, the county is taking final comments on its guiding planning document, the comprehensive plan.

May 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Brenau University holds its 138th Commencement ceremony

Brenau University held its 138th Commencement ceremony Friday for the Women's College at Pearce Auditorium in Gainesville. The university conferred 125 diplomas on new graduates of the 139-year-old Women's College. The Women's College class of 2017 comprises 49 candidates for Bachelors of Science, 34 candidates for Bachelors of Arts, 23 candidates for Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 10 candidates for Bachelors of Business Administration and nine candidates for Bachelors of Fine Arts. Between Friday night's commencement and Saturday's, Brenau plans to recognize about 404 students in the 2017 commencement ceremonies, including 217 undergraduates and 187 ...

May 06, 2017 | | Local


Four people displaced, no one hurt, after South Hall house fire

An adult and three children were displaced after a fire Friday night on Old Orr Road in South Hall.

May 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Elder Motes found guilty on 4 counts in dog slaying case

Two days after his son was acquitted of all charges, a Hall County jury found Dewayne Steven Motes guilty on four of the six same charges against him in a July 2015 case that resulted in the shooting death of another man's dog.

May 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Strip shopping center gets Flowery Branch’s first annexation OK

A South Hall strip shopping center got the Flowery Branch City Council's first OK for annexation into the city Thursday.

May 05, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Jury to deliberate today in second dog shooting trial

A jury will deliberate this morning on the second defendant in an animal cruelty case, two days after another defendant was acquitted, according to court officials.

May 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: 3 arrested part of group trafficking $100K of heroin

After multiple overdose incidents in Northeast Georgia counties, drug enforcement officials made three arrests from a group allegedly "responsible for trafficking pounds of heroin valued at nearly $100,000."

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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Slideshow: West Hall High conducts commencement ceremony

West Hall High School conducted its 2017 commencement ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | | Local


Slideshow: 214 graduate from East Hall

East Hall High had 214 seniors graduate in its commencement Thursday at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Low gas prices help drive Memorial Day weekend travel

Memorial Day weekend travelers will take to the road in large numbers enticed in part by gasoline prices that have steadily remained in the low ...

May 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Johnson senior pushes himself on football field, in class

Not even a fractured vertebra in Johnson High senior Cameron McCarthy's neck could keep him from reaching his goals.

May 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Dual enrollment programs growing at UNG, Lanier Tech

More Georgia high school students are going to college, taking advantage of a new program that lets them enroll in tuition-free college courses earning high ...

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2007

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in April fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest it's been since November 2007 for Hall County, when the ...

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


15-year-old earns high school diploma, 2 associate degrees from UNG

To say Christie Taylor has excelled as a student would be an understatement.

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lane closure set for Thursday night for Boling Bridge work

Boling Bridge will close to a single lane of traffic beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday while crews pour concrete for the new bridge structure.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime cigar shop owner passes torch to Cuban couple

When Clark "Smitty" Smith opened his shop 20 years ago, he envisioned creating "the old-school tobacco store."

May 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slide show: Lanier Charter Career Academy seniors celebrate next step

Fitfy-nine seniors recevied their high school diploma during Lanier Chater Career Academy's graduation ceremony.

May 24, 2017 | | Local


School taxes could go up for some in Hall

While Hall County Schools officials have approved a tentative budget that reduces the school tax rate, that does not necessarily mean property taxes will also ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


1924 tax keeps funding Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Gainesville residents who today enjoy access to 22 parks, the civic center and a number of recreational facilities can thank voters who made it all ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5 things to remember if you're jumping in Lanier this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend on the shores of Lake Lanier means boating, swimming, tubing, water skiing, splashing - basically anything that involves a dip in the cool ...

May 24, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Vehicle tag renewal kiosk moved to Kroger

A kiosk allowing vehicle owners to skip the trip to the county office to renew their vehicle tags has been relocated to the Kroger at ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Houseboat destroyed in fire at Holiday Marina

A 60-foot houseboat was destroyed Tuesday night in a fire at Holiday Marina.

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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