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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


4 Hall educators to be honored at career, technical education event

Four Hall County educators, all in career and technical education, will be honored Tuesday as state award winners at the group's annual conference.

July 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Floating while drinking now legal in Georgia

It is now legal to "shoot the hooch" with hooch in Georgia.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall deputy rescues neighbors, dog from house fire

Perry Cook was just taking his dogs out for some fresh air and exercise at home on June 8.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall commissioners to consider 508-acre Atlanta River Walk this week

Carrie Kiger is concerned about the extra traffic a 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County would create for the already busy road in front of her subdivision.

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mallow out at Malvi: Chef brings her fluffy artisanal treats to Forsyth

Little did Laura Curtis Ratana know when she created her first marshmallow in 2012 that she would soon be selling the handmade fluffy treats from a storefront in north Forsyth County.

July 10, 2016 | By Rachel Pittman Forsyth County News | Local


Enota school project dispute reaches boiling point

More than 18 meetings have been held with various groups about the proposed construction of a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville. But pushback about the process and plans for the elementary school's Smartville garden have caused dissension.

July 10, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and Shannon Casas rbridgeman@gainesvilletimes.com, scasas@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville board responds to community complaints about Enota project

Four speakers at a June 20 meeting of the Gainesville school board expressed concerns about the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy reconstruction project.

July 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Friendship Road widening stirs acrimony among homeowners

Teresa Owens' homemade sign bearing a simple message, "Don't trust GDOT," sums up how she and many of her neighbors feel about the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall.

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s first triathlon inspired by push for organ donations

Forty of North Georgia's finest athletes took to the beaches, streets and paths Saturday at Don Carter State Park for Gainesville's first-ever triathlon.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dallas protest organizer followed lead of Hall fire chief father

The Rev. Jeff Hood neared the end of the protest Thursday night in downtown Dallas, where hundreds had gathered peacefully in response to police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

July 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood interchange dedicated to fallen soldier Matthew Phillips

The intersection of McEver and Mundy Mill roads was dedicated as the "Corporal Matthew Britten Phillips Memorial Intersection" on Saturday in memory of a soldier from Hall County who was killed serving in Afghanistan in 2008.

July 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Aircraft lovers’ hearts soar at Cracker Fly-In

More than 2,500 fans of vintage aircraft attended Saturday's 47th annual Cracker Fly-In at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 09, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Judge Story calls Vatican summit, audience with pope ‘amazing’

U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story shared a harrowing story of sex trafficking in Georgia last month with an audience in Vatican City and one particularly notable guest: Pope Francis.

July 09, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local civic, law enforcement leaders respond to Dallas shooting

Having flown in from Minneapolis yesterday from visiting family, Fair Street School Principal William Campbell has watched as the violent events unfolded over recent days in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

Gainesville is looking to improve pedestrian connections around downtown and, in the process, spruce up some major roadways.

July 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to visit Sugar Hill to learn about Gwinnett city’s challenges

Lula officials are planning a field trip to Sugar Hill in North Gwinnett County on Friday.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools consider LED lighting in gyms

The Hall County school system is looking at installing LED lighting in its gymnasiums districtwide.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local attorney hosting criminal justice reform event Tuesday near GOP convention

Gainesville attorney and former Hall commissioner Ashley Bell will host a criminal justice reform event Tuesday night live from Cleveland near the site of the ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


U.S. Rep. Collins: ‘There’s no fear here’ at Republican convention

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying not to let the distractions get to him this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

July 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Olympics remain a lasting legacy at Lake Lanier venue

Twenty years ago the Olympic Games came to Atlanta, with rowing and paddling events held in Gainesville on Lake Lanier. While the Olympic flame has ...

July 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Carjacking case goes forward with kidnapping charge included

A Gainesville man accused of an attempted carjacking told police he thought the victim had been following him for days, according to testimony Monday.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Motion to table Enota school project fails, another meeting coming on issue

The Gainesville school board agreed to hold a meeting discussing the building of a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy after a motion to "table the ...

July 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Mary Hart Wilheit

Mary Hart Wilheit served as executive director of Gainesville/Hall '96 and its efforts to bring the Olympics to Gainesville. She shares her memories of ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Two people, dog killed by fire Monday morning in Clarkesville

Two people and a pet died Monday morning after a mobile home caught fire in Clarkesville, according to authorities.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

BATON ROUGE, La. - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than ...

July 17, 2016 | By Mike Kunzelman Associated Press | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Steve Gilliam

Gilliam, a Gainesville attorney, served as vice chairman of Gainesville Hall '96 and helped oversee the preparations of the venue at Clarks Bridge Park. He ...

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Lanier Tech to tweet for grant money in contest

Lanier Technical College is looking for some help so it can provide more help to its students.

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convened upon Georgia's highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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