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Browns Bridge narrows to one lane as DOT works on driving surface

Traffic may get clogged Thursday on Browns Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth County line.

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming for a city united.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legion commander explains etiquette used in lowering American flag to half-staff

In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies across the nation, it's not uncommon to see the American flag flying at half-staff.

July 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Green Street study reveals difficulty of widening, redesigning road

More than 33,000 automobiles travel up and down historic Green Street in Gainesville each day, and heavy trucks account for 16 percent of all traffic, about double the statewide average on similar roads.

July 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roads reopen after gas leak shut down roads near Hog Mountain-Blackjack intersection in South Hall

All roads have been reopened after closures near the intersection of Hog Mountain and Blackjack roads in South Hall because of a large gas leak in the area. Hall County Fire Services said the gas leak has been secured, though "work will continue in the area and motorists should pay attention to workers in or around the roadway."

July 14, 2016 | | Local


‘Pokemon Go’ gets its fans moving, smartphones in hand

"Pokemon Go" has caught on fast, and players in Hall County are singing its praises for making its users more active.

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Unity meeting set Thursday with Gainesville police, city officials

Communities across the nation are still reeling from the events last week that left two black men dead at the hands of white police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, and five police officers in Dallas murdered by a black sniper during an otherwise peaceful street protest.

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Mental health program for families adopts Spanish-language model

It is said that the mentally ill often suffer in silence.

July 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Hall man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A Hall County man is accused of transmitting sexually explicit photographs on his cellphone and later tampering with evidence, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


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