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Georgia takes a bite out of Hollywood

Georgia's not yet Hollywood, but the state's tax incentives have charmed a number of big-budget movie productions to relocate from the West Coast to the New South in recent years.

July 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man fired 2 shots during road rage incident

A Gillsville man is accused of driving aggressively and eventually shooting at another driver on Harmony Church Road, Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies said.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch voters choose new council member today

It's been a little more than two months since candidates were announced for the Post 5 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council, and the fatigue is setting in for the remaining two.

July 13, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Restoration work starts on Lula caboose

It had become Lula's faded red caboose.

July 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Family, friends remember slain 911 employee at vigil

CUMMING - The four cousins hugged, wiped away tears and scribbled messages on the canvas sheet draped between two goalposts.

July 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: UNG extends admissions deadline for fall 2015

Students who wish to attend the University of North Georgia's Gainesville or Cumming campuses this fall still have time to apply.

July 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Proposal would ban driver’s licenses for some young immigrants

Like many young adults, Diana Paola Vela-Martinez's life blossomed when she received her driver's license. The world truly opened up to her then.

July 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Improvements could transform historic site into community park

From a street named after a civil rights icon, passing motorists now can see the stately remains of a restored hotel once owned by a top Confederate general.

July 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Habersham clerk claims wrongful termination after lawsuit

A former deputy clerk of finance in the Habersham County Magistrate Court claims she was wrongly terminated after a lawsuit against the Habersham County Board of Commissioners regarding unapproved airport authority actions, her attorney Julius Hulsey said.

July 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Quinlan sculpture garden opens today

Eight statues sun themselves in a grassy courtyard next to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.

July 12, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Small-town edge helps Gainesville investment firm make elite list

Inside the conference room of his Gainesville office, Bob Willis is snapping his fingers.

July 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Mom: Son closer to God after fatal crash

The death of his 15-year-old friend led Marco A. Cruz closer to God, his mother Amanda Cruz said.

July 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Cannabis oil offers local mom, son, a new life

Hawk's gray eyes sometimes change from a light green to a slate blue as if reflecting his mood.

July 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local school districts focus on advanced testing

Some students might be getting comfortable in the midst of summer, but many in the area just received scores from some of the biggest tests they take in high school.

July 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Former Habersham deputy charged in raid pleads not guilty

A former Habersham County Sheriff's Office deputy has pleaded not guilty after she was indicted last week for allegedly giving false information to obtain ...

July 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber gives upbeat economic report to area leaders

Jobs seem to be breaking out all over, thanks to industry expansions, new construction and an apparently recharged Hall County economy.

July 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Domestic violence experts warn to keep pointed finger away from victim

Why didn't she just leave? Why didn't she let police help?

July 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


State lawmakers expecting contentious 2016 session

It's still the dog days of summer, but state lawmakers are already anticipating a heated session of the Georgia General Assembly beginning in January ...

July 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Alleged road rage case moves to Superior Court

A driver passed a truck on Harmony Church Road July 11 and then heard two shots, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy ...

July 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County AP scores have both 'bright spots, disappointments'

Advanced Placement scores from the 2014-2015 school year are in for the Hall County School District, and the results varied vastly by subject.

July 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to review one-way street proposals, Catholic Church campus

Gainesville officials are looking at ways to ease traffic and congestion for public safety vehicles on some residential streets, including making Hillcrest Avenue and Dyer ...

July 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Father, 2 sons charged with attacking man, killing his dog

Three men are accused by the Hall County Sheriff's Office of striking a man in the head and shooting his bull mastiff Sunday, authorities ...

July 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Logging truck overturned injuring one; fuel leaking and power lines down

The driver of a logging truck was injured after his vehicle overturned Monday morning on Belton Bridge Road in North Hall County, authorities said.

July 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: UNG summer commencement set for Saturday

University of North Georgia graduating seniors will toss their caps Saturday at the Dahlonega campus.

July 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams embraces Alaskan excursion

During dark times, retired Lance Cpl. Sean Adams will relive the moments that led to the loss of his legs.

July 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Stench stirs alliances in Latino area

The putrid stench parading through one Latino neighborhood in Gainesville had become too much for local residents to sniff and bear.

July 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hibachi Express opens on Thompson Bridge Road

A Georgia-based, fast Japanese hibachi chain is now open in Gainesville.

July 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New South Hall interchange on I-985 hung up by federal funding uncertainty

A new Interstate 985 interchange between Flowery Branch and Oakwood is behind schedule because of uncertainty over federal highway funding - a debate that's expected ...

July 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cherokee Bluffs park to open "sometime this fall"

South Hall residents looking forward to the opening of a long-anticipated area park have a few more months of waiting.

July 26, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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