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United Way launches new outreach to better connect those in need with services

The United Way of Hall County launched a new community outreach Wednesday with the opening of a program to connect people in need with services.

March 01, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Free tax preparation available on three upcoming Tuesdays

Four local organizations are partnering to offer free tax preparation for individuals and households making less than $55,000 a year in Hall and surrounding counties.

March 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Heavy storms moving through North Georgia this afternoon

March is coming in like a lion with strong thunderstorms moving through the northern part of Georgia this afternoon, bringing heavy rain, wind and possibly hail.

March 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump’s order of small streams rule review draws criticism, praise

An executive order by President Donald Trump mandating a review of an Obama-era rule aimed at protecting small streams and wetlands from development and pollution has drawn partisan praise and criticism, as well as ire from environmentalists.

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville athletics manager celebrated for 31 years of service

As the clock struck 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, Beth Morris donned a shiny necklace reading "Officially Retired."

March 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Senate bill on dental services would help volunteer agencies

Those who work and operate the dental clinic at Good News Clinics are waiting for good news.

March 01, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




More lane closures planned as Boling Bridge work continues

Overnight single-lane closures are set this week as work continues on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at the Hall-Forsyth county line.

February 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia House to debate bills on school intervention, campus assault

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plan to consider dozens of bills on Wednesday, staring down a key deadline at the end of this week. Chamber rules require bills to pass at least one chamber by a certain point in the session. This year, the deadline falls on Friday.

February 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody and Ezra Kaplan Associated Press | Local


Sardis students embrace archery team

Every Tuesday afternoon, Destiny Wooley sticks her head through her racoon-fur-covered quiver strap and slings it across her shoulder, grabs her purple bow and heads to archery practice with 33 of her peers.

February 28, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Ledan/Sardis roundabout work could start in May

Motorists traveling through one of northwest Hall County's busiest intersections could see some traffic relief later this year.

February 28, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$27.5M in upgrades approved for Academies of Discovery, North Hall High, West Hall High

The Hall County school board approved about $27.5 million of construction work Monday night, including a $19.2 million bid for the additions and renovations at the Academies of Discovery.

February 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville, 6 Hall high schools achieve state honors for AP testing

Gainesville High School placed in four of six Advanced Placement Honor School categories, and all six Hall County school district high schools made the grade in at least one category, the Georgia Department of Education reported Monday.

February 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville company fighting nearly $50K in fines from worker’s death

A Gainesville company's attorney said Monday it plans to fight nearly $50,000 in fines stemming from a September fatal construction incident in Sugar Hill.

February 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia lawmakers scramble ahead of midterm deadline

ATLANTA - Two bills that would change the appearance of driver's licenses issued to immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. moved toward floor votes Monday as Georgia lawmakers began a critical week. Legislative rules require that bills pass at least one chamber by Friday to remain alive for the year.

February 27, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


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Nonemergency phone lines working again at Hall County Central Communications

The nonemergency phone lines at Hall County's 911/Central Communications Office are back up and running. They experienced some outages during the day Tuesday ...

March 21, 2017 | | Local


Jaemor Farms co-owner named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Jarl Echols' life got a little peachier Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ribbon-cutting set for new Mundy Mill school

A ribbon-cutting and morning tour of the new Mundy Mill Academy elementary school will be held May 23, school officials said Monday.

March 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Officials OK $17.46M price tag for new Enota school

Gainesville school officials approved Monday night a guaranteed maximum price of roughly $17.46 million to build a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

March 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Chestatee band marches in New York St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Chestatee High School marching band performed in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Friday in New York City.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Tennessee River water issue may flow into Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting

A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association's annual meeting Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resident raises concerns over filming ordinance affecting churches

During public comments at its work session Monday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners heard from a Gainesville resident who told commissioners the filming ordinance ...

March 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trial begins Tuesday for man accused of threatening Gainesville imam

Attorneys will present their opening statements Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused of threatening a Gainesville imam.

March 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Man hurt in alleged DUI crash no longer in critical condition

A man hospitalized last week following a single-vehicle crash on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road is no longer in critical condition.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall bank part of merger with Norcross bank

Cleveland-based Mountain Valley Community Bank, which has a North Hall branch, has been acquired by Piedmont Bancorp Inc. of Norcross, officials have announced.

March 20, 2017 | | Local


Jasper Police seek Gainesville man as suspect in Waffle House robbery

Jasper Police want help finding a Gainesville man accused of robbing a Waffle House early Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Braselton man charged with having, distributing child porn

A Braselton man was arrested Saturday after authorities say they found inappropriate photos and videos of children on his computer.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Thompson Bridge Road reopened following crash investigation

Thompson Bridge Road at the bridge has been reopened following a Gainesville Police investigation of a Friday night crash.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood staying busy with road projects

Oakwood's road improvement efforts aren't gearing down anytime soon.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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