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Local third-grade reading scores leave room for improvement

Tonya Campbell chatted for 30 seconds with her third-graders about how they know a book they selected is just right for them.

September 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Crush Fest ends summer with a stomp, record crowds at winery

Thousands chose to spend their Saturday before Labor Day bypassing football to do their own brand of stomping.

September 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Running with the pups: Rescues event pairs shelter pets with Chestatee cross country team

For nine lucky puppies, Saturday morning meant time to stretch out their furry legs and run with members of the Chestatee High School cross country team.

September 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gas leak repairs possible by this afternoon at Friendship and Spout Springs roads

Repairs are expected to be completed by this afternoon on a gas leak that occurred Friday in the area of Friendship Road and Spout Springs Road and has affected traffic in the area, according to Capt. Zachary Brackett with Hall County Fire Services.

September 03, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Flowery Branch dance instructor loses 170 pounds

Alison Woodbury has made a lot of changes over the last year and it makes her want to dance.

September 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


City schools extend residency proof deadline

The deadline for Gainesville school students to provide proof of residency to the district has been extended to Sept. 16.

September 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Black leaders work to pass the torch in Gainesville

Erica Glenn is no stranger to the community's needs.

September 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Musical instruments, electronics stolen from North Hall church

A burglary suspect entered a North Hall Baptist church last week and left with musical instruments and electronics, according to authorities.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Chokehold robbery case moves on to Superior Court

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a man almost blacking out when allegedly choked during a robbery.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Remains found in vacant Gainesville lot

Gainesville Police are investigating after remains were found in a vacant lot in the city.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Two die in Banks County wreck

The drivers of two cars were killed in an accident in Banks County about 6:30 a.m. Friday.

September 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Developer looks to expand affordable housing for seniors

The developer of the Myrtle Terraces senior living homes in Gainesville is hoping the city will authorize a community revitalization plan for the area as a way to help secure tax credits necessary to add more apartment units.

September 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch to study downtown drainage fixes

Flowery Branch took a step Thursday night toward improving downtown drainage woes - a move officials believe also will help with economic development.

September 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: West Hall’s Band of Silver celebrates home, family

If you ask any members of the West Hall High School Band of Silver what the band means to them, they'll all likely have a similar answer.

September 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rolling car kills Talmo woman

A Talmo woman died Thursday afternoon when a car experiencing a mechanical problem rolled over her, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Annual downtown event to benefit childhood tumor research

The Owenby family wants to provide Gainesville residents with a fun night out while raising funds for children's tumor research.

September 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




New retail, hotel, high-rise tower planned in Mall of Georgia area

The already commercially crowded Mall of Georgia area near Buford is poised to get a lot busier over the next few years.

September 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Racing knowledge translates to road cars, Corvette Racing manager says

Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing, talked like an evangelist for endurance racing Tuesday evening at Lanier Technical College's motorsports vehicle technology class.

September 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall sheriff pens letter in support of state law officer pay raises

Going against the "skepticism" of other law enforcement leaders, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch expressed his support Tuesday for the state law enforcement officer pay ...

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Decatur man acquitted of Lanier Islands shooting, but convicted on gun charge

A jury returned a not guilty verdict for a Decatur man claiming self-defense in a shooting last year at a Lanier Islands lake house birthday ...

September 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


For sale: Old DOT maintenance shop in South Hall

Long before Spout Springs Road gets widened, the Georgia Department of Transportation would like to unload a nearly 50-year-old, long-abandoned maintenance shop that sits in ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group seeks help to help young women transition from foster care

Community members can learn how they might help young women move from foster care to independent living at a community meeting at 7 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church's banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

September 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville SAT scores up, still below state average

Gainesville and Hall County students scored higher on the SAT exam in 2016 than 2015, but local scores still trailed the state average in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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