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Hunters, anglers invited to forum on improving services for outdoorsmen

Hunters and anglers looking for possible expanded services can express their concerns to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today and online for the next three weeks.

June 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Larkin honored by Gainesville High

Gainesville High principal LaCrisia Larkin is retiring this month after a 33-year career with the school. She was honored and presented with gifts in a reception at the school on Sunday.

June 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Man arrested after car chase, foot pursuit

A Gainesville man was arrested Saturday night for alleged assault on a peace officer, DUI and child endangerment following a car chase and foot pursuit through the city.

June 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


‘From the start, Chicopee was a cut above’

If you stroll the roads of Chicopee Village or wander the snaking woodland trails, you're tracing the same steps that Robert Wood Johnson Jr. walked some 90 years ago as he sought land for the family's medical supply empire.

June 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Country legend performs at Smithgall garden

Robert Cooper of Gainesville has just about every Emmylou Harris album you can imagine. From her critically acclaimed 1975 record "Pieces of the Sky," to the most recent release, "The Traveling Kind."

June 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


2 vie for Lula City Council seat

One thing's for sure about Tuesday's special election: First Baptist Church of Lula will have a representative on the Lula City Council.

June 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Juneteenth takes over Midtown Greenway to celebrate freedom

People came out Saturday to celebrate the third annual Juneteenth, a Celebration of Freedom Event held at Midtown Greenway at 682 Grove St. in Gainesville.

June 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Cuisine to corrections: Restaurateur leaves business to work at prison

The restaurant business burned out Jim Lockaby, whose culinary savvy behind a stove has been seen on an Alaskan oil rig and the Cleveland Dairy Queen Brazier.

June 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


GOP officials discuss possible property tax hike at forum

During a forum hosted by Hall County GOP on Saturday, commissioners took opposing views on a potential property tax increase that could generate $1.6 million in revenue for the general fund.

June 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge to be closed starting Monday

Georgia DOT announces a detour will close the Ga. Highway 284/Clarks Bridge Road Bridge over Lake Lanier for a maximum of 10 days beginning Monday.

June 13, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Times’ foster care series wins first place award

The Times took home a first-place Associated Press award for public service for its October series "Broken Bonds," highlighting the foster care crisis in Hall County, and a best portfolio award for images by Times photographer Scott Rogers.

June 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Councilwoman Figueras will not seek re-election

Gainesville Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras announced that she will not seek re-election this fall during a community meeting Saturday morning.

June 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Feds keeping road plans up in air

An eight-month extension here and two-month extension there in federal transportation funding isn't doing much for Georgia Department of Transportation's road plans.

June 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Support group for former inmates starts in Gainesville

A light went off in the head of Melvin Hall three weeks before leaving prison.

June 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


After 43 years, iconic deli going to new owners

At first glance, an Inn-Between sandwich is quite simple. There's a thick layer of mayonnaise, a pickle cut longways, meat, cheese and bread.

June 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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Latinos, African-Americans to rally Monday to end at-large voting in Gainesville

Latino and African-American political organizers will meet Monday afternoon for what is being called a historic alliance to protest Gainesville's at-large voting system.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hobby Lobby, Chipotle officially coming to Dawsonville Highway development

Plans are moving forward for a large development on Dawsonville Highway, where Hobby Lobby, Chipotle and Academy Sports + Outdoors are all slated to open this fall or winter.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High court upholds federal insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

More than 412,000 Georgians can receive federal tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby coming to Gainesville

Hobby Lobby is set to open a new store in Gainesville. Construction has begun on the 55,000-square-foot building at 1146 Dawsonville Highway NW near Ahaluna Drive in North Lake Square.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Reports of rabid coyote in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is warning the public about a possible rabid coyote.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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