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Mother, son lose home in Monday night fire

A mother and her teenage son lost their home to a fire Monday night.

December 20, 2016 | | Local


Cities, Hall County prepare to divvy up services

The stakes are high as Gainesville, Hall County and other local governments prepare for negotiations in 2017 over who delivers various services to local residents, such as public safety, water and road maintenance, and how these services are managed.

December 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Funds from donation will help Riverside Academy cadet

A check for $1,500 was recently presented to Riverside Military Academy to help a Riverside cadet.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula looking to set 2017 election, qualifying

Lula is considering setting the Nov. 7 election for mayor and two council posts.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Civil rights activist hopes to relaunch local Southern Christian Leadership Conference chapter

The legacy of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is profound. Now, Gainesville resident Jeffrey Williams is hoping to relaunch a local chapter to fight for civil rights for a new generation of African-Americans.

December 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Higgins preparing to take over as Hall Board of Commissioners chairman

There may be big differences in leading a large school system and a county government with its web of departments, from public works to landfill operations.

December 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


$900 in electronics, clothes stolen from Wal-Mart

A man left the Oakwood Wal-Mart last week with almost $900 in stolen electronics and clothing items, police said.

December 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Portion of Wilshire Trails Park to be closed for 3 days

Part of Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville will be closed Tuesday through Thursday for the park's latest trail replacement.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump wins Georgia's Electoral College vote

December 19, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


DOT delays I-985 slab replacement until new year

Because of recent rain, concrete slab replacement along the northbound lanes of Interstate 985 has been delayed to Jan. 2, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mecum hailed as ‘true public servant’ as he leaves Hall Board of Commissioners chairman role

Richard Mecum's long career in public service is coming to a close. Or so he thinks.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Work now could start in February on new Flowery Branch City Hall

Construction of the new Flowery Branch City Hall has been delayed by unexpected costs involving soil needed for the project.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter coat drives, donations serve local homeless

As volunteers sort through men's and women's clothing, from jeans to jackets to sweaters and scarves, the Rev. Victor Lamar Johnson of the Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation looks on with a sly grin.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Midtown becomes new hub for local artists in Gainesville

Midtown is getting more artsy.

December 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Get out of town: Hall County has banished more than 300 in 6 years

When the handcuffs come off, it's time for some people to leave town.

December 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

January 12, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local




Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

January 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

January 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

January 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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