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Industrial/commercial site planned off McEver Road in Oakwood

A 20-acre industrial and commercial development is planned off McEver Road at H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway in Oakwood.

June 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Hall Fire battalion chief accused of stalking, harassing county employees

A former Hall County Fire Services battalion chief is charged with harassing by phone and stalking the county's human resources director, public information officer and county administrator, according to authorities.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigator testifies regarding rape cold case

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Monday about finding a cold case rape suspect through a separate drug investigation.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school system expects to spend $7 million more in 2017 fiscal year

The proposed 2016-17 Hall County school budget would spend nearly $227 million in its general fund, but no comments were made about the proposal at Monday night's first budget hearing.

June 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Fundraising page started for family of 3 kids killed in wreck

Three of the four people injured in a two-vehicle wreck that killed three children Saturday in South Hall have been released from the hospital, and a GoFundMe page has been set up for the family of the children killed in the wreck.

June 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman, 2 children suffer minor injuries in South Hall wreck

A Braselton woman and two small children suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle incident Monday in South Hall.

June 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man dies in boat accident on Lake Lanier

June 13, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Hotel, restaurant, apartments on busy Gainesville planning agenda

Gainesville's residential and commercial growth continues to surge, judging by items under consideration Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

June 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of health science students nearly doubles since 2011-12

Health science has become a focus in Hall County Schools - just as the industry is among the most popular fields for employment in the Hall County area.

June 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Man charged with breaking into Gainesville Police headquarters

A man is accused of breaking two doors and two windows early Sunday morning to get into the Gainesville Police Department, according to authorities.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family Promise house in Flowery Branch still needs work

Work is moving along, although slowly, in church-based efforts to repair a Flowery Branch house that will be used as transitional housing for Family Promise of Hall County, a Gainesville-based homeless ministry.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Save Georgia's Hemlocks issues call for volunteers to help at Anna Ruby Falls

Deadly, invasive insects are threatening hemlocks at Anna Ruby Falls near Helen. And to stem the tide and treat the trees against the pest, volunteers are asked to join the efforts of Save Georgia's Hemlocks, a nonprofit working in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Businessman Richard Pope remembered as ‘visionary’

Richard Jackson Pope, a local businessman, entrepreneur and "visionary," died Saturday at age 79 following a brief illness.

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 children died, 4 others injured in Saturday wreck in South Hall

Three children were killed in a two-vehicle wreck that injured four others Saturday morning at Belmont Highway/Ga. 332 and Talmo Road in South Hall near the Jackson County line.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cheers, shrugs greet Clinton’s milestone among local leaders

Hillary Clinton effectively claimed the Democratic presidential nomination last week after her victory over Bernie Sanders in the California primary, becoming the first woman to ever earn the nomination from a major party.

June 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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