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Digital billboards slowly rising in popularity

Gainesville officials appear to be moving closer to allowing digital billboards in the city more than two years after first broaching the subject.

June 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


UNG breaks ground on new convocation center in Dahlonega

With exceptional growth following its consolidation three years ago, the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus needs a new, multipurpose event center.

June 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 from Demorest charged after puppy found in hot car in Buford

A Gwinnett County Police officer broke a window Tuesday to rescue a puppy from a car in the Mall of Georgia parking lot, according to authorities.

June 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Roads near Gainesville Target reopened following bomb threat

Gainesville Police cleared the scene of a bomb threat at the Gainesville Target after 3:30 p.m. Friday after investigating at the Shallowford Road store.

June 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


University of North Georgia to add Japanese concentration with grant

The University of North Georgia will start a concentration in Japanese studies in fall 2017, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Japan Foundation.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council gives first OK to dropping tax rate

If Flowery Branch residents see a hike in their property tax bills, it won't be because of the city's tax rate.

June 02, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Rezoning for senior housing development gets Flowery Branch OK

A 60-unit affordable housing project geared to residents 55 and older is a step closer to development in Flowery Branch.

June 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two from Hall get Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships

Two students from Hall County have received Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships to pursue master's degrees before teaching in the state for at least three years.

June 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Students engage fight against drug overdoses

Equipping school campuses with medication that can save drug overdose victims has become a priority in the local fight against heroin and prescription painkiller abuse.

June 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lightning claims Big Oak Farm’s 200-year-old tree

Lightning struck, and Larry Nix started down the hallway. The lights and television went out, but the biggest shock still awaited the longtime Hall County resident.

June 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Candle started Wednesday fire in Oakwood

A candle started a fire Wednesday morning in Oakwood, according to Hall County Fire Services.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Slideshow: Hot air balloons rise above Helen

June 02, 2016 | Scott Rogers | Local


Man charged with arson in Memorial Day fire that burned woman

A man has been charged with arson and aggravated battery in a Memorial Day fire that injured a 56-year-old woman.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 townhome units damaged in fire caused by lightning

A lightning strike caused a fire early this morning in Oakwood, according to Hall County Fire Services.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


National collegiate rowing competition brings thousands to Gainesville

While many spent Memorial Day weekend lounging by the pool or barbecuing with friends, thousands in Gainesville spent the weekend at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

June 02, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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