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Recruiting event set for background check company coming to Flowery Branch

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Wholesale Screening Solutions recruit 50 research analysts to work in Flowery Branch. The background check company, which is a subsidiary of the Lowers Risk Group, plans to hire for those positions by October.

July 06, 2016 | | Local




Car wash manager, employee stop attempted carjacking with toddler inside

Landrell Payne said "everything started from a scream."

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Less than 100 without power in Hall in midst of thunderstorms

Less than 100 Hall County residents were without power at 4 p.m. as thunderstorms rolled through the area Wednesday afternoon. More than 1,600 were without power at the height of the storms.

July 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Busy July Fourth weekend marked by increased boating incidents, one serious injury on Lake Lanier

Though there were no fatalities, the Department of Natural Resources reported a higher number of boating incidents and injuries from the year before.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer charged in crash that caused serious injury on Lake Lanier

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has confirmed that one of its officers has been charged after being involved in a weekend boating incident on Lake Lanier that left one man seriously injured.

July 06, 2016 | By Jim Dean jdean@forsythnews.com | Local


Times seeks to interview 1996 Olympics volunteers

As part of special coverage of the Atlanta Olympics' 20th anniversary, The Times would like to interview area residents who worked as volunteers during the games, including those who housed rowing and canoe/kayak athletes and may even still keep up with them.

July 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies new trial in burned toddler case

A judge denied a new trial for the worker convicted in January of scalding a 16-month-old boy at a Clermont day care.

July 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: 2 men stop hijacking suspect attempting to take car with child inside

A Gainesville man allegedly attempted last week to hijack a car with a child in the backseat, police said.

July 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planning board OKs senior living community in South Hall

A proposed 158-unit senior living community in South Hall was given the Hall County Planning Commission's OK Tuesday night.

July 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Council approves 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to annex a 10-acre site on Spring Road and to zone it for an active adult community.

July 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Red Cross, LifeSouth need blood donations of all types

With apologies to George Gershwin, it's summertime, and blood donations are needed.

July 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Monthslong nighttime I-985 lane closures begin Wednesday; daytime closures start Monday

Buckle your seat belt. Road improvements and the accompanying lane closures on Interstate 985 begin Wednesday night and will expand to include daytime closures next week.

July 05, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


KKK lawsuit over Union County Adopt-A-Highway program may go forward

A lawsuit from the Ku Klux Klan over adopting part of a highway in Union County for litter pickup may go forward to trial following a ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court.

July 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Agencies spotlight motorcycle, bike safety at Saturday event

The Hall County Sheriff's Office and other local safety agencies will gather Saturday for an event about bicycle and motorcycle safety.

July 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Lula residents will get to vote Nov. 8 on liquor sales at restaurants, other establishments

It looks like a liquor vote is coming to Lula.

July 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver killed after head-on wreck

One driver was killed after a Tuesday afternoon wreck on Ga.53/Winder Highway in Braselton.

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jail immigration lawsuit dismissed in federal court

A U.S. District Judge dismissed last week a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard regarding a jail ...

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau alumna takes over as alumni director

Brenau University has hired alumna Ashley Morgan Carter as its alumni director. Carter began work in the position last week.

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer heat puts strain on air conditioning in area

Cathy Rell's new apartment in Gainesville didn't have a working air conditioner when she moved in last year.

July 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regions Bank to close 2 branches in Hall

Regions Bank plans to close two Hall County branches - one on Park Lane at Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Clermont branch, 5205 Cleveland Highway ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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