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Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge to be closed starting Monday

Georgia DOT announces a detour will close the Ga. Highway 284/Clarks Bridge Road Bridge over Lake Lanier for a maximum of 10 days beginning Monday.

June 13, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Times’ foster care series wins first place award

The Times took home a first-place Associated Press award for public service for its October series "Broken Bonds," highlighting the foster care crisis in Hall County, and a best portfolio award for images by Times photographer Scott Rogers.

June 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Councilwoman Figueras will not seek re-election

Gainesville Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras announced that she will not seek re-election this fall during a community meeting Saturday morning.

June 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Feds keeping road plans up in air

An eight-month extension here and two-month extension there in federal transportation funding isn't doing much for Georgia Department of Transportation's road plans.

June 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Support group for former inmates starts in Gainesville

A light went off in the head of Melvin Hall three weeks before leaving prison.

June 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


After 43 years, iconic deli going to new owners

At first glance, an Inn-Between sandwich is quite simple. There's a thick layer of mayonnaise, a pickle cut longways, meat, cheese and bread.

June 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Habitat for Humanity of Hall County moves forward with development of new subdivison

Hall County has allocated $45,000 to finish paving Baker Road, which juts off Candler Road.

June 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau dean appointed to Professional Standards Commission

Brenau University's Sandra Leslie, dean of the College of Education, was recently appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Professional Standards Commission.

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lee Hawkins appointed as vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee

The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments has named State Representative Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, as the vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee.

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Large search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man who was last seen June 6.

June 12, 2015 | Dawson Community News | Local


Ask The Times: Armadillos slowly migrating their way farther north

I was driving down Thompson Bridge Road near the Social Security Office and noticed a dead armadillo in the center turn lane. I was surprised to see one this far north. Is this something new or have they been here and I just have missed them?

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gunman robs downtown Dawsonville hair salon

June 12, 2015 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Hall County officials weigh tax increase

Commercial property owners are bracing for the financial burden of reassessments on land and building values this year as Hall County officials weigh the option of a tax increase.

June 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local initiatives target summer learning loss

While many children spend their summer home with their families, some of them also spend that time losing the education they received the year before.

June 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


BB&T employees offer help to Randy and Friends

The Rooster's Perch is getting a face-lift thanks to BB&T's Lighthouse Project.

June 11, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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Tonight’s patriotic concert moves indoors

The Patriotic Pops concert set for tonight is moving indoors, given the rainy forecast.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


University of North Georgia hosts Georgia Tech for creative project

It's a rare project that unites physical therapy students from the University of North Georgia with industrial design students from Georgia Tech.

July 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


15-year-old killed in car crash

A 15-year-old Gainesville boy died Thursday night after the car he was riding in traveled off the road and struck a tree, Georgia State Patrol said.

July 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local firm named to elite list

A Gainesville firm has been named to an elite list that ranks investment advisers around the country.

July 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


DNR receives grant to monitor bat disease

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has been awarded nearly $25,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand research and monitoring of a deadly disease affecting bat populations that may have habitat in Hall County.

July 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Developers break ground on medical complex

Local leaders and elected officials on Wednesday showed up to celebrate the groundbreaking of a planned medical office complex in Braselton that - once complete - could feature a mix of medical services.

July 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame gets location, seeks nominees

The Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame, Georgia Department of Veterans Service and Georgia Building Authority have agreed to have the hall of fame initially located in the Floyd Veterans Memorial Building on the state capitol grounds.

July 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Reward for information offered in Atlanta Street homicide

Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta is offering up to a $2,000 reward for information related to an Atlanta Street homicide.

July 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth County man killed in weekend crash

July 02, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


DNR: Meth, guns, $4K found on Lake Lanier pontoon boat

Two Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers came across three people around 3 a.m. Wednesday in a pontoon boat on Lake Lanier, leading to drug and firearm charges.

July 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Student activities take hit after state waivers at UNG

More than three-quarters of University of North Georgia student groups on the Gainesville campus will face budget cuts this year.

July 02, 2015 | By Kristen Oliver and Hailey Van Parys koliver@gainesvilletimes.com and intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Tips to stay safe for 4th of July

Take a national holiday, add alcohol, fast boats and boxes of fireworks and you get this year's Fourth of July weekend for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources on Lake Lanier.

DNR rangers will partner on six different boats patrolling different zones of the lake this weekend.

July 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG’s increased budget goes toward employee costs

An increased budget at the University of North Georgia for fiscal year 2016 reflects increased costs for employees, according to university officials.

July 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


In the Community: Girl Scout earns award for card drive

Natalie Antoinette Enzmann, 13, was presented the Silver Award in May for her work as a Girl Scout to gather cards for the crew of the USS Virginia submarine.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


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