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Hall library system seeks $2 million in state funds to help with upgrades

Hall County library officials are getting started on the initial phases of a major renovation of the Gainesville library branch, located off the downtown square, and are seeking up to $2 million from the state legislature this year to supplement special purpose local option sales tax revenue to fund the project.

January 31, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Storm spotter class set for Thursday

Did you see the 1996 film "Twister," starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as two storm chasers, and find yourself thinking that looked like a fun job?

January 31, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gum for lobsters: Flowery Branch, Foxborough leaders make Super Bowl bet

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller still has a bad taste in his mouth from four years ago - the last time he publicly made a friendly wager with a big Atlanta Falcons game on the line.

January 31, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Authorities battle multiple fires across county as 4 displaced from home

Hall County and Gainesville authorities responded to a flurry of fires after 2 p.m. Tuesday, one of which displaced four people from their singlewide mobile home.

January 31, 2017 | | Local


Partnership possible between Northeast Georgia Health System, Habersham Medical

Northeast Georgia Health System and Habersham Medical Center are again talking about a possible partnership.

January 31, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch City Hall groundbreaking set for today

A groundbreaking for the new Flowery Branch City Hall is set for 5 p.m. today.

January 31, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Protesters from area express opposition to Trump’s immigration order

"Disgusting" and "un-American." That's how one protester described Donald Trump's executive order temporarily halting the entire U.S. refugee program and banning all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days

January 31, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall could get fifth Superior Court judge next year

A bill introduced last week in the Georgia General Assembly would add a fifth Superior Court judge to the circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

January 31, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Local craft brewery hopeful state will soon allow beer sales on site

In a potential boon for Gainesville-based Left Nut Brewing Company, a bill proposed in the state Senate would allow craft breweries and brew pubs to sell beer directly to patrons for the first time, ending regulations that required them to distribute through wholesalers.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall deputy disciplined for accidental firearm discharge

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was disciplined for unintentionally firing his issued duty weapon at an Athens apartment.

January 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Community leaders react to Trump’s immigration order

President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order continued to elicit mixed reactions locally as the debate also raged in Washington and across the country.

January 30, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closures set for overnight Wednesday

More overnight lane closures are set for Wednesday as part of work on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 near the Hall-Forsyth county line.

January 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Medical cannabis access remains in limbo

Advocates and lawmakers are skeptical that much more will be done in the state legislature this year to expand access to cannabis oil to treat medical conditions like seizure disorders.

January 30, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free pizza breaks up routine for local homeless

The homeless have their routines, too.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State tourism officials seek to spotlight movie industry’s presence in 2017

Gainesville and Hall County are positioned to reap benefits from a $7 billion film industry that state officials are promoting this year in a new travel guide and tourism promotion unveiled last week. And there could be opportunities for local residents to get in on the action and drama.

January 29, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’

Gainesville has come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession when the economy tanked and projects screeched to a halt for lack ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Airport upgrades could start in summer

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Tuesday he hopes improvements can begin at Lee Gilmer Airport this summer.

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Criminal justice council recommends changes to probation

State officials are recommending changes to help reduce what they say is the highest rate of felons on probation in the country.

February 21, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Poverty workshop looks to fill gaps in outreach services

Organizers are expecting a large gathering for a workshop Friday that will look at what services are available and which ones are lacking to address ...

February 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Former Hall firefighter killed off duty in tree-trimming accident

ATHENS - An Athens firefighter who previously worked as a firefighter in Hall County is dead after he was injured in a tree-trimming accident.

February 21, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview, Johnson teens named STAR students

Dhruv Gaur and Jackson Patrick Kelly aren't just great students. They were named STAR student school system winners, as part of the Student Teacher ...

February 21, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville City Council finalizes road being named for Deshaun Watson

It's official - the gateway to Gainesville High School between Pearl Nix Parkway and Century Place has been renamed Deshaun Watson Way in honor of ...

February 21, 2017 | | Local


Georgia DNR encouraging hunters to kill coyotes

Georgia hunters are encouraged to thin the state's population of coyotes.

February 21, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

The head of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education said he's not ready to say yet whether a new superintendent will be hired ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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