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New South Hall road will be in place when growth comes

A 100-bed hospital rising from the ground next door to his neighborhood has Carroll Humphries excited, but the Village at Deaton Creek resident also views the development and others to come off the new Ga. 347 in South Hall County as a "mixed blessing."

June 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community breathes life into restored pavilion

The Chattahoochee Park pavilion has a colorful history, but its present-day operations have been lively as well.

June 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


4 Hall County schools may lose charter status

Four Hall County charter schools may not have their charters renewed due to confusion over state law governing control of charter school budgets.

June 30, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: Department of Education redesigns website

The Georgia Department of Education is launching its redesigned website today.

June 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Historic gas station renovations down to ‘short strokes’

Green Street's old gas station, Lee's Pure Oil Service Station, is approaching the finishing touches of its renovation, the Oxley Group consulting firm said Friday.

June 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall fire officials investigating suspicious fire

Hall County Fire Services is investigating a suspicious house fire Sunday in the 4300 block of Tanners Mill Road in South Hall.

June 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia Games put disabled athletes on the field

It all came down to Jerry Frick's spin.

June 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood man fights for a cause and history

History was made Saturday as Kelly Leo completed a grueling tournament designed to challenge both body and mind.

June 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Avoid red ink with diploma: Help on way for students in debt

An executive order issued by President Barack Obama earlier this month aims to provide more flexibility to millions of student loan borrowers with low income and high debt.

June 29, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tag, you’re not it: Some vanity plates don’t make the cut

America, if nothing else, is rooted in car culture.

June 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Watercraft renters now must pass a test

Just in time for the big July Fourth weekend, watercraft rental companies must require renters to get a bit of education before they hit the water.

June 28, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Young new boaters must get educated before hitting lake

As Cpl. Eddie Tompkins and Ranger Shane Brown of the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division flash their blue lights, Flowery Branch resident Michael Alvarez brings his boat to a halt.

June 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


A community tries to forgive following shooter's murder conviction

Those who showed their support for the late Adrian Thompson during the prosecution of his shooter said they must extend compassion to the family of Joseph Williams.

June 28, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Vaughan elected to State Bar committee

Nicki Noel Vaughan, chief assistant public defender for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, was elected to the State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governor's Executive Committee at the organization's annual meeting on Amelia Island.

June 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Downtown businesses draw a younger crowd

Downtown Gainesville is adding two new storefronts to its growing roster of shops, restaurants and boutiques.

June 28, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Tech reorganization to help make programs consistent

Lanier Technical College has appointed its first dean of Allied Health as part of a reorganization designed to make instruction across its five campuses more consistent.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall turnout in runoff on pace with primary

Turnout during the early voting period for the July 22 runoff was on par with turnout during the May primary in Hall County.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax debate at core of Hall school board runoff

Brian Sloan and Mark Pettitt have a lot in common: Both are graduates of Johnson High School, both have a passion for education, and both are Republicans in favor of small government.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Prayer Band celebrates 64th anniversary with interfaith gathering

Hallelujahs were shouted, hands were raised and stories were told about how the Gainesville Prayer Band had impacted lives and churches for the past 64 years.

July 19, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Collins on downed Malaysian jet: ‘World deserves answers’

Northeast Georgians weighed in Friday to the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukrainian airspace.

July 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Area real estate market again on the move

A few fluctuations in the local real estate market in recent months haven't changed the positive trend lines in home sales, according to brokers.

July 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Snakes alive! It’s a busy summer for serpents

Hall County resident Jennifer Sargent has found three snakes in her yard over the past six weeks.

July 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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