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State of city 'strong,' Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan says

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan delivered his state of the city address Tuesday night, promising 2015 will be brighter than 2014.

February 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont to ask legislature to change town charter

Clermont Town Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to ask Hall County's state lawmakers to introduce a bill that calls for changing the town charter to reflect the North Hall town's move to setting up voting wards.

February 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council approves alcohol ordinance changes

Gainesville City Council has approved several changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, which are meant to promote new businesses, streamline permitting, eliminate outdated restrictions and better align with state regulations.

February 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Indictment alleges woman tried to run down man, burn his house

A Gainesville woman is accused of forcing herself into a Gainesville man's home, destroying some of his property, attempting to set the house on fire and trying to run him over with her 1991 Honda Accord.

February 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of firing sawed-off shotgun at police

Oakwood police say a man fired a sawed-off shotgun through the door at them around 3:30 p.m. Monday, but no residents or officers were hurt.

February 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




The Local Agenda: Council to vote on rezoning, alcohol ordinance tonight

The Gainesville City Council will vote tonight on a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

February 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New lab to offer hands-on learning for doctorate of physical therapy students

Brenau will soon be home to a state-of-the-art human cadaver laboratory.

February 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT ‘salt barn’ sits unfinished off I-985

Plans to complete a Georgia Department of Transportation "salt barn" off Interstate 985 have been put on ice until more funding is in place.

February 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds conviction in Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of a woman involved in a 2010 murder-for-hire that killed a man on Valentine's Day in Hall County.

February 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hotel slaying suspect indicted on murder charges

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing and dismembering another Gainesville man with a knife at the Sun Suites extended stay hotel was indicted Thursday.

February 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planning commission OKs new agri-entertainment facility

The Hall County Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a new agri-entertainment venue in Gillsville and a rezoning in Braselton for an office and retail development.

February 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Schools Board of Education reviewing all policies

The Gainesville City Board of Education is going through all of the district's policies to determine what needs review, revision or removal.

February 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville teen charged with armed robbery in $5 theft

A Gainesville teen was arrested Saturday and charged with armed robbery and possession of marijuana after using a handgun to steal $5.

February 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2 suspects sought in connection to Forsyth County shooting, robbery

February 02, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


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Shoppers stock up as storm approaches

A quick drive on Wednesday morning down Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville revealed just how seriously local residents were taking the prospect of a major snowstorm bearing down on the region.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Lake Lanier DNR officer gets award

An officer patrolling Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Papa’s Pizza To-Go seeks to leave Clermont, convert to sports bar

In a rare request, a North Hall County pizzeria is seeking to leave Clermont so it can convert to a sports bar and serve alcohol.

February 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Weather closings, delays, cancellations

Friday

February 25, 2015 | | Local


State lawmakers eye taxes, alcohol, criminal justice reforms

As state lawmakers push closer to Crossover Day - the 30th day of the 40-day session when bills have to pass out of either the House or Senate, which is tentatively set for March 13 - a grab bag of news is coming out of Atlanta.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ruling leaves area immigrants in limbo

Hall County's Latino communities were left in limbo after a federal judge's ruling last week blocked President Barack Obama's executive action to protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Johnson High School students improving church playground

Playing in nature is a proven way to improve a child's development.

February 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities search for man in CVS robbery

February 25, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Man charged with enticing girl following undercover operation

Authorities arrested a Dahlonega man accused of enticing a child for sexual purposes.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Green group says transit needs emphasis in new roads bill

City and county government officials statewide aren't the only ones upset about the General Assembly's proposed Transportation Funding Act of 2015.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Career coach helps boost area employment

With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, there wasn't a rush on the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's Workforce Development Career Coach as it opened its doors Tuesday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Power outage at 911 center during ice storm sparks concerns

For nearly 48 hours last week, Hall County's emergency 911 center relied on a generator to remain operational as a crippling ice storm brought down trees, knocked out power for tens of thousands of residents and made many residential streets impassable.

February 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students learn at home during snow days

While a dusting of snow kept teachers and students at home Tuesday, it didn't keep them from teaching and learning.

February 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State investigating 5-year-old's injury at Gainesville child care center

A Department of Early Care and Learning investigator spent Tuesday in Gainesville looking into allegations concerning a child's injury at a local child care provider.

February 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical marijuana bill passes key hurdle in state legislature

ATLANTA - A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down version.

February 24, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


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