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Three receive honorary Gainesville High diplomas

In the past, Heyward Gnann, David Shumake and J.D. Smith each served Gainesville High School as a teacher, principal and parent.

May 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville teen gets dirt bike from Make-A-Wish Georgia

After Eli Ligon was diagnosed with cancer, his outlook on life changed.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Crafts, candy and even slime among offerings at Lula Days

For four women, the Lula Days Festival was their starting point.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Juvenile justice law creates parental accountability court orders

A bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Nathan Deal will create new judicial power to make parents accountable for delinquent children.

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rain can’t dampen spirit at Relay for Life Survivors Walk

The Survivors Walk has always been the opening ceremony of the annual Relay for Life walk.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gateway: Pink bags in Flowery Branch not ours

The pink bags seen around Sterling on the Lake in South Hall have no connection to the Gainesville domestic violence center.

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Group reviewed 4 bids to develop downtown property

When it came time to select between four proposals for the development of prime downtown Gainesville property owned by the city, the decision was left up to a panel made up of mostly local government insiders.

May 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man accused of putting camera in woman’s bathroom

A Flowery Branch man is accused of putting a micro video camera in his female tenant's bathroom, according to authorities.

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Corrections officer accused of ‘personal contact’ with inmate

A former Georgia Department of Corrections officer is accused of having "personal contact with an inmate" at the Budgetel Inn in Gainesville, according to court documents.

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Highpoint Medical Center in Braselton could open by mid-July

More medical options for residents in the South Hall area could be available this summer.

May 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville girl on big screen next week

Faith Renee Kennedy, for the most part, is like most 11-year-olds.

May 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Man appeals conviction for church outburst to Ga. Supreme Court

A man is appealing to the Georgia Supreme Court his disorderly conduct conviction for shouting "don't let Satan or the devil raise your kids" in a Hall County church, claiming his acts were free speech protected by the First Amendment.

May 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Passport fairs set for Gainesville, Cumming on Saturday

The Limestone Parkway U.S. post office in Gainesville and the Cumming post office will hold passport fairs this Saturday.

May 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials: Tax increase coming thanks to 1924 vote

Gainesville officials introduced a budget Thursday that technically raises taxes 1.42 percent, thanks to a special tax approved by a few thousand voters in 1924.

May 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Developers to pay Gainesville $745K for downtown properties

The developers of three projects totaling $53 million on city-owned downtown land will pay Gainesville $745,000 for the property.

May 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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Name downtown project, win $500 gift card

A power couple in the real estate business is promoting a contest to name a mixed-use project on the fourth side of the square that ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Flowery Branch residents voice school redistricting concerns

South Hall residents voiced concerns and offered solutions - including postponement - to a proposed school redistricting plan during a public hearing Tuesday night at Johnson High ...

May 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Main Street manager moves to Convention and Visitors Bureau

The woman credited with cultivating downtown Gainesville as a destination venue through concerts, events and activities is taking on a new tourism role for the ...

May 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State superintendent says students should be ‘life ready’

Getting students "life ready" should be a high priority for public schools, and new opportunities for students and teachers are paving that path, according to ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Share your thoughts on state educational policies at Wednesday meeting

Kevin Boyd, a member of the Georgia State Board of Education, will host a public hearing Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at North High School.

May 23, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Detroit-area company now owns Lakeshore Mall

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is now owned by a Michigan company, but little else is known at this point about the longtime commercial site's ...

May 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community greets new Mundy Mill elementary school

Jenifer Campos was all smiles as she watched her son, Joshua, and twin daughters, Daniella and Isabella, holding the ribbon with other children for the ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Officials: 8-year-old set fire in school bathroom

Officials said an 8-year-old student brought a lighter from home and set a paper towel holder on fire Tuesday morning in a bathroom at Mount ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County, cities could lose state funding without service delivery agreement by June 30

Hall County and its municipalities are in danger of losing out on state grants and permits issued by the state if they don't reach ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia Power installing thousands of LED streetlights in Hall

Neighborhood nights are about to be brighter and whiter around Hall County as Georgia Power's lighting upgrade makes its way into residential areas.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lula revenues to eclipse $1 million mark

Lula officials took a first look Monday at a balanced fiscal 2018 general fund budget that showed revenues eclipsing the $1 million mark for the ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tentative Hall school budget includes employee raises, lower tax rate

Hall County Schools' tentative budget for 2017-18 includes a lower tax rate and pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees, while shaving ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck remembered as ‘free spirit’

Before she was a teenager, Anita Strickland was learning to ride motorcycles, a passion she would later enjoy with her children.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Former East Hall teacher, administrator named principal of new Hall high school

After four years as a principal in Habersham County, Wes McGee is headed back to the district where he spent 19 years as a teacher ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


14-year-old charged with aggravated child molestation

A 14-year-old Hall County boy has been charged with aggravated child molestation.

May 22, 2017 | | Local


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