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Overturned tractor-trailer slowing traffic near I-85/I-985 interchange

An accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 South just before the Interstate 985 interchange, near the Mall of Georgia, is causing slower traffic.

September 21, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood taxes could go up in 2017

A declining property tax digest expected to produce lower revenues has Oakwood officials looking at raising the tax rate in 2017 just to stay even with 2016 revenues.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury selected for trial of Gainesville woman who allegedly killed girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend

Attorneys finalized their picks for the jury around 6 p.m. Monday in the murder trial for Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, who allegedly killed the girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend.

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


3 Hall County Schools building projects planned

Hall County Schools plan three building projects in the next year - an expansion of Lanier Charter Career Academy and new technology department, a new fieldhouse for West Hall High School and a new roof and heating, ventilation and air conditioning units at Flowery Branch Elementary School.

September 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall residents lose insurance options as providers pull out of Affordable Care Act

Hall County will likely lose half its current insurance providers within the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The move would affect about 10,400 residents who buy individual exchange coverage.

September 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Baby boy becomes first born at Braselton hospital’s new labor unit

Monday was a day of firsts in Braselton.

September 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Investigator details Gainesville man’s alleged crime spree

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Monday about three hours of what the department called an "erratic crime spree" last month around Gainesville.

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food Lion in Gainesville closing next week

For the past 10 years, Robert Dowell has leaned on the Food Lion store as his source for groceries.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall home damaged by fire

An East Hall home was severely damaged Monday afternoon by what firefighters believe is an accidental fire started by a faulty gas grill.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: University of North Georgia remembers 9/11

The University of North Georgia held a vigil at its Dahlonega campus Sunday night to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public forum on Enota school site design set for Sept. 22

The Gainesville school system will hold a public forum Sept. 22 to discuss the site design for a new school at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


DNR: Man pulled from Lake Lanier Saturday has died

A 48-year-old Atlanta man pulled from Lake Lanier on Saturday during a family outing has died, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources official said Sunday.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Murder suspect sought in shooting death of Gainesville man

Authorities are searching for a 33-year-old man suspected of murder in the Friday night shooting death of a Gainesville man.

September 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch teens crossing their tees by launching business that aids nonprofit

Tyler Blaylock and Cameron Holmes have set out on a journey of their own. The Flowery Branch High School students launched Travlr, their own T-shirt company, and have been met with success.

September 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Terrorized by fear: As nation remembers 9/11, safety worries leave many on edge

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks brought violence "home," but changes in how society reacts to violence more recently cause more common and more frequent anxiety and worry, three college professors say.

September 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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New park creates political tension between District 4 commission candidates

The campaign for the District 4 Hall County Board of Commissioners seat took an interesting turn Wednesday when Democratic challenger Angela Middleton asserted her credentials ...

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed park behind Harrison Square could boost area

Hall County is looking to purchase more than 21 acres behind the Harrison Square public housing complex on the south side of Gainesville to develop ...

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find $101K of meth in cooler

A Norcross man faces methamphetamine trafficking charges after about $101,000 worth of meth was seized, authorities said.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man charged with Wal-Mart armed robbery in Oakwood

A Gainesville man is accused of swinging a box cutter at a Wal-Mart employee in Oakwood when he allegedly tried to leave with unpaid merchandise ...

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Free bra fittings at Belk to benefit breast cancer research

The Belk store at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville will provide free bra fittings Sept. 30 to support Susan G. Komen, the world's largest nonprofit ...

September 21, 2016 | | Local


Enota school design public forum set for Thursday night

A public forum to discuss a proposed new school for Enota that has generated controversy for months is planned at the school Thursday night, and ...

September 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local




Child, adult suffer possibly serious injuries in Gainesville wreck

Two people in a wreck Wednesday morning - including a child - were transferred to hospitals, police said. The child was transported the Egleston campus of Children ...

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid raccoon makes contact with 2 dogs in East Hall

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in East Hall. It is the 10th confirmed case of rabies in Hall ...

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Man dead from stabbing in Hoschton, another dies from baseball bat wounds

Authorities said one man died after being stabbed by another man who later died after being hit with a baseball bat Tuesday in Hoschton.

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas line breaks in South Hall

A gas line broke Wednesday morning off of Sleepy Lagoon Way in Sterling on the Lake, authorities said.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Pedestrian killed trying to cross I-985

A Gainesville man was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 985 South while attempting to cross the road between exits 20 and ...

September 20, 2016 | | Local


‘The Tire Man’ retiring, closing his shop in Oakwood

"The Tire Man" is about to become the retired man.

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Small cities unite to counter Gainesville, Hall influence

Gainesville officials said Tuesday that they were surprised by a push from smaller cities in Hall County to unite against the influence of Gainesville and ...

September 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clayton man accused of exposing himself to jogger

A Clayton man is accused of exposing himself to a jogger at an East Hall Park, according to authorities.

September 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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