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Gainesville Middle teacher accused of simple battery against student resigns

A Gainesville Middle School teacher who was indicted last month in connection with an April incident in which he allegedly grabbed a student at school has resigned his job.

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Citizens group wants Dawsonville Highway widening placed on fast track

A citizens transportation group Thursday recommended making the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 - one of Gainesville's busiest roads - a short-term project.

July 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tom Smiley appointed as chairman of Hall elections board

The Rev. Tom Smiley has been appointed as chairman of the Hall County Board of Elections.

July 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Poultry, community leader Ray Jones remembered as visionary

Ray Jones, a leader in the poultry industry, died Tuesday at age 88.

July 27, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools to keep students later for eclipse Aug. 21

The Gainesville and Hall County school systems will keep students at school an extra hour Aug. 21 because of the total eclipse of the sun expected to occur that afternoon.

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Downtown Gainesville diners could soon carry alcohol outdoors

Gainesville's liquor laws could be getting an update to allow downtown diners to carry alcohol outdoors and lift restrictions on breweries.

July 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall jobless rate rises to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in June was 4.3 percent, up from 3.9 in May, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday. The figures include all of Hall County.

July 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Shooting victim’s condition upgraded as authorities search for suspects

Authorities are still searching for suspects in a Wednesday afternoon shooting while the condition of the 20-year-old victim has been upgraded from critical to stable.

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Movie night set at East Hall for school supplies

Have an opportunity for a night at the movies under the stars this Friday and donate schools supplies to students in need at the same time.

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Church plans to give away book bags, school supplies Saturday

The Faithful Christian Worship Center plans to give away between 250 and 300 free book bags with school supplies in them Saturday at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center.

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Schools open house events start Friday

Open house events are scheduled at two Gainesville City School System schools this week.

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Governor candidate Hunter Hill advocates limited government

Atlanta Republican state Sen. Hunter Hill is running as a straight-edge, limited-government conservative in the race to be Georgia's next governor.

July 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Chick-fil-A, food charities pack 10,000 meals for food bank

Chick-fil-A employees and volunteers in New Holland spent Wednesday morning making 10,000 meals of red lentil jambalaya, but don't look for it on the menu.

July 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Divers attempted to recover Falcons star Julio Jones’ earring from Lake Lanier

Richard Pickering, of Suwanee, will at times do five dives in a day, mostly around 30 to 40 feet deep.

July 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Literacy garden enjoys success in first summer

As she watched more than 70 young children and parents listening to "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and later participating in a scavenger hunt and other activities in the literacy garden, Kathy Lovett smiled.

July 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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Federal money sought in South Hall project for developmentally disabled adults

Construction could start later this year in South Hall on an 84-unit residential complex for developmentally disabled people, as federal financing is being sought for ...

August 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outside food limits, more exercise contribute to more healthy schools in Hall County

Parents don't bring cupcakes in for celebrations at McEver Arts Academy. In fact, other than lunches brought from home, there isn't a lot ...

August 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall official keeping eye on Gwinnett Transit study

Phillippa Lewis Moss believes Hall County commuters clearly want to get to Gwinnett County and Atlanta, "and the reverse commute is also true."

August 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Neighbors air complaints in Forsyth about weekend Lake Lanier house rentals

August 13, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


New conservative political group forms in Hall

A new conservative group has formed in North Georgia, the Lanier Republican Assembly, and it shares some of the same leadership as the Hall County ...

August 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Meth, marijuana drive drug trade in Hall County

Mitchell Posey knows his fellow agents will never be able to end the drug trade. Whenever one player gets taken down, another one picks up ...

August 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall schools recruit trained Labrador to sniff out drugs on campuses

At just 14 months old, Murph is easily the youngest employee in Hall County Schools.

August 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Photo slideshow: Contra dancers put their best feet forward

If you've been hankering to glide across the dance floor, montly contra dances are offered the second Saturday each month at First Baptist Church ...

August 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


A healing haven: Good News Clinics celebrates 25 years of free health care

Good News Clinics in Gainesville has become a rock in recent days for Pam Cofer.

August 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riders saddle up for tough trails in Extreme Cowboy Race at Chicopee Ag Center

It was a day for Wild West riders Saturday when the Georgia State Championship Extreme Cowboy Race came to the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in ...

August 12, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Cleaning up Lake Lanier a pricey project for sewer officials

Sewer and water utilities are trying to come up with creative ways to dull the pain of Clean Water Act restrictions on Lake Lanier set ...

August 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Don’t eclipse your eyesight; take precautions to view celestial event

While there is a lot of excitement surrounding the total solar eclipse that will cross into North Georgia on Aug. 21, many have expressed concerns ...

August 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville airport manager Palmer to step down at end of August

After a five-year tour as manager of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, Terry Palmer is leaving the post at the end of the month.

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County appeals marinas’ tax ruling to state Supreme Court

The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors is appealing a Superior Court ruling regarding five companies' shoreline properties and their tax assessments, arguing a 2016 ...

August 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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