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Traffic concerns raised in Fazoli’s proposal

A proposed Fazoli's restaurant in Gainesville appears to have at least one obstacle to overcome: traffic.

July 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New voices raise alarm about housing needs

A young woman recently contacted the Newtown Florist Club about the difficulties she was having trying to find a place to live for her and her four children with a state-issued Section 8 rental assistance voucher.

July 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Fire damages South Hall home

A Sunday night fire caused damage to a 2,500-square-foot home in South Hall.

July 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Papa Jack’s reopens Monday in new location, larger space

After being closed for a week, South Hall's Papa Jack's Country Kitchen will reopen Monday in a new location with double the space of its former building, less waiting time, more menu options and a new private meeting room for groups.

July 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Mother pleased with settlement in Gainesville High School's Title IX case

Though she said she never intended to take the matter to litigation, Ginger Folger said it was vital to see the Title IX case involving Gainesville High School's softball program through to the end.

July 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Soft’ skills get a hard emphasis for prospective job seekers

As public schools, technical colleges and universities prepare students to enter today's workforce, it's not enough to teach them the skills needed to do a particular type of job or career.

July 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Taxicab boom in Gainesville driving a growing need

Every day, colorful taxicabs with cheerful and exotic Spanish names dart in and out of busy Gainesville streets and thoroughfares.

July 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Area shoppers adjust to scrapped tax holiday

Kerri Palmer planned to spend $200 out of pocket on teaching supplies before the school year begins in August. Her plans changed this week.

July 09, 2017 | | Local


Students turn out to ‘untag’ Gainesville by erasing graffiti

For its fifth year, Generation Inspiration was out Saturday for its "Un-tag Gainesville" event at a handful of locations "until they run out of paint or run out of graffiti," founder Ashley Bell said.

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Photo slideshow: Cracker Fly-In shows off aces of the wild blue yonder

The annual Cracker Fly-In at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville offered a tarmac full of delights to tempt aviation enthusiasts.

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Money stolen from Fieldale Farms bank account

Gainesville Police are investigating fraudulent activity involving Fieldale Farms' bank account.

July 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New provost looks forward to fresh opportunity at Brenau

After four months of saying goodbye to colleagues at a school in North Carolina where worked for seven years, Jim Eck said he is happy with his "fresh opportunity" as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Brenau University.

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville school district seeks to attract minority teachers

With Hispanics and African-Americans accounting for nearly 80 percent of student enrollment in Gainesville City Schools but only 12 percent of certified teachers, district leaders are looking for news ways to recruit minority teachers.

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Crowds have fun in the sun and sand at Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash

Downtown Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash drew a crowd Friday with with music and sandy fun.

July 07, 2017 | | Local




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Investigator details 2014 fatal West Avenue shooting

More than two years since a fatal West Avenue shooting, one suspect appeared in Magistrate Court for a hearing Monday.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Anglin running for re-election to Flowery Branch City Council

Flowery Branch City Councilman Joe Anglin is running for re-election this fall.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Public can weigh in on new South Hall school names in survey

Hall County Schools officials are turning to a survey to get public input on potential names for the new seventh district middle and high schools ...

July 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Food stamp use down in Hall, but challenges remain for residents

Work requirements have cut in half the number of single adults receiving food stamps in Hall County and in 23 other counties.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Authorities: 2 charged in home invasion were trying to collect on a debt

Two Gainesville men face multiple charges in an alleged home invasion in which the suspects were reportedly attempting to collect on a debt, according to ...

July 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of sexually assaulting disabled adult

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a disabled woman, according to authorities.

July 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police ID man who shot deputy before taking own life in north Forsyth home

Both the deceased suspect and the Forsyth County deputy he shot twice in the leg when he responded to a domestic-related 911 call Sunday afternoon ...

July 17, 2017 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Driver identified from fatal crash Saturday morning on Dawsonville Highway

One person was killed in a vehicle crash Saturday morning on Dawsonville Highway at Jay Mountain Road in northern Hall County.

July 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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