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Brush fires spread down Martin Road in Flowery Branch

Firefighters responded to multiple brush fires on Martin Road Monday afternoon while winds blew heavily.

January 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Strangers bond over life-threatening incident along Buford Highway in Forsyth

January 18, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Hall taxpayers must file property returns by April 1

From now through April 1, Hall County property owners can file a taxpayer return of real estate or a personal property reporting form. During that time, they can also file a for homestead exemptions and conservation use with the county Tax Assessors Office.

January 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Schools give kindergarten registration info

Hall County parents preparing to register their children for school for the first time should take note of a few dates.

January 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall planning board to consider new South Hall wedding venue

A Flowery Branch couple is seeking to develop a 43-acre wedding venue near JM Turk Road in South Hall County.

January 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man charged with murder in Gainesville man’s stabbing death

A fight late Sunday at a Gainesville apartment complex turned deadly as it moved from inside the apartment to outside.

January 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Changes to state transportation tax bill unlikely

State lawmakers from Hall County believe there is little chance changes will be made this year to the transportation tax bill that will fund Gov. Nathan Deal's 10-year, $10 billion plan to improve Georgia's roads and bridges.

January 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Corps day-use Lake Lanier park fees have increased

For the first time since 2002 and after a careful study of its fee structure, officials say, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has raised day-use gate charges.

January 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


2-story addition coming to Centennial Arts Academy

Plans are taking shape to get rid of modular units at Centennial Arts Academy and put students back in brick-and-mortar buildings.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rise in deportations leaves local Latinos worried, suspicious

A spike in families and children arriving at the U.S. southern border from Central America has prompted fears of another crisis like the one that dominated national news during the summer of 2014.

January 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County opening applications to Jones early college campus

Hall County is adding another campus for its high school students, a campus specifically dedicated to helping students get a head start on their higher education.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Program grooms future education leaders

Effective principals have to inspire, nurture and challenge their teachers and students to help their schools thrive.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Civil Air Patrol, Hall County EMS conduct drill preparing for emergency response

Even after two weather delays, the Civil Air Patrol and Hall County EMS teamed up for a search and rescue training exercise Saturday morning at Wauka Mountain Elementary School.

January 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Jedi master recruits new knights at Lakeshore Mall Kids Club event

Jeff McClure, owner and founder of Got Magic? Entertainment, is secretly a Jedi Master. In fact, he says you can call him Jedi Master Jefferson Starship.

January 17, 2016 | By Alexander Popp The Times | Local


New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., family

In a new memoir, "My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement," retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes civil rights flashpoints she covered in the 1960s and details her close relationship with the movement's leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his family.

January 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


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State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges added in case involving teen shot in back

More teenagers were charged in an incident Saturday night involving a teenager shot in the back, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man stole more than $12,000 of property

A Buford man is charged with stealing more than $12,000 worth of property in incidents on Lakeshore Road.

February 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


N. Hall, S. Hall subdivision plans face opposition at planning board meeting

Two subdivision plans featuring more than 150 lots each ran into opposition from neighbors and questions from the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday night.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota school plans depend on many uncertain factors

The move of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students during construction of a new school has a number of factors that remain uncertain. As a result ...

February 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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