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New Lula alcohol ordinance could be firmed up by early 2017

Fresh off voters giving their OK to liquor sales by the drink, Lula officials are now poised to craft a new alcoholic beverages law, which could be in place in Lula by early 2017.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


911 call details man’s shooting of wife’s alleged stalker

A 911 call describing a fight in a Hall County cul-de-sac kicked off the trial for Geoffrey Mack on Monday.

November 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood approves $5.3 million 2017 budget

Oakwood City Council approved its 2017 budget Monday night.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Astronomy professor weighs in as supermoon makes rare appearance

The brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe on Sunday and Monday nights, including at the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus.

November 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pinnacle acquires Independence Bank of Georgia

After announcing plans to merge this past summer, Pinnacle Financial Corp., parent holding company of Pinnacle Bank, has formally acquired Independence Bank of Georgia, which has offices in Gainesville and Braselton.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


WWII veterans share stories, observations at Rotary meeting

Rewinding history, World War II veteran Hal Smallwood had a somber plea for those attending the Gainesville Rotary Club's meeting: Don't criticize President Harry Truman for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia father guilty of murder in hot car death

November 14, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Roadwork planned on Dawsonville Highway just west of Hall County line

Those traveling on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 between Hall and Forsyth counties should watch for flaggers and a lane closure.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Local SCORE business group receives charter

The Northeast Georgia SCORE chapter received its official charter Oct. 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The chapter organized in April and how has 25 members available to assist new businesses.

November 14, 2016 | | Local


Things to know about upcoming execution of Lumpkin County man

Georgia is preparing to carry out its eighth execution of the year with plans to execute a Lumpkin County man who killed his ex-girlfriend 15 years ago.

November 13, 2016 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


Election sets Hall County voter turnout record

Turnout in Hall County for this year's presidential election beat a high set in 2008, with about 78.5 percent of voters casting ballots compared with about 76 percent when President Barack Obama first took the White House.

November 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Each side ‘prosecuting every possible fact’ in ‘water wars’ Supreme Court trial

A U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing has Georgia and Florida showing up with teams of lawyers, expert witnesses and stacks of carefully documented evidence.

November 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire at East Hall shop under investigation

Hall County Fire Services is investigating a blaze Sunday at a shop in East Hall.

November 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Distraught female talked off bridge, taken to hospital

Two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies were able to talk a distraught woman off an East Hall bridge Sunday afternoon.

November 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Ballot choices change judges’ watchdog group, fund victims, EMS

Though the first ballot amendment on schools failed, Georgia voters on Tuesday supported three other provision by high margins.

November 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Election’s impact: Uncertainty for many, optimism for others, activism for all

Many liberals and conservatives have found common ground in one respect after Donald Trump's victory: uncertainty about how the president-elect's administration will shake ...

November 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State law change expedites process for sexual assault exam kits

After a change in Georgia law, Gainesville police have taken possession of more sexual assault examination kits performed at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, even those ...

November 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tatsumi to expand at Gateway Center, add 112K square foot facility

The Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall continues to fill in with the recent announcement that Tatsumi Intermodal USA is expanding its ...

November 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Small shops get their shot at holiday sales on Small Business Saturday

Everyone knows Black Friday is dominated by the name brand big-box retail titans. But Saturday is for the little guy, when Mom and Pop clothing ...

November 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Funeral held for US marshal from South Hall killed on duty

NORCROSS - Hundreds of mourners gathered in Georgia to remember a deputy U.S. marshal who was killed while he and other officers were pursuing a ...

November 26, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck near Rome

A man from Gainesville died in a one-car vehicle crash early Thursday near Rome.

November 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Local homeowners take advantage of Web-based room sharing option

There's no place like home. And when you're on the road, sometimes a hotel just isn't homey enough.

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Georgia among 5 states struggling with surging numbers of foster children

NEW YORK - The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, with Georgia leading the five states that account ...

November 26, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Help offered when holiday struggles mount

Compared to the rest of the year, the holiday week usually generates fewer first-time calls from domestic violence victims and fewer people seeking shelter, said ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rarer languages call for special courtroom help from interpreters

On the courtroom's back pew, Cornelio Lazarescue sat through a three-day trial last week with a pair of jet-black headphones. Next to him was ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoppers bust doors, hunt bargains, find deals as Black Friday launches holiday buying season

Black Friday is either an exhilarating way to score a deal or an overwhelming disaster of traffic and digging through bargain bins, depending whom you ...

November 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Free clinic for lower limb amputees set for Dec. 6

Prosthetist Kevin Carroll and other local prosthetics experts are holding a free patient education clinic for lower limb amputees.

November 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SUV, ambulance crash, both flipping and injuring 4 total

Four people, including a child, were injured this morning when an SUV crossed the centerline of Ga. 11 and struck an ambulance, causing both vehicles ...

November 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau’s softball complex finally finished, set to open Feb. 9

The first phase of Brenau University's athletic complex is finished.

November 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


UNG students make ‘eye-opening’ trek to immigration detention center

Days after his trip, Bryan Herrera can still remember the Stewart Detention Center detainee's name and identification number.

November 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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