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Language programs offer English, hope to newcomers

Amalia Solis has a motherly affection for those who come through the doors of the Adult Learning Center struggling to put a few English words together in a sentence.

June 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Drought restrictions unchanged despite rainfall

After 18 inches of rain since March 1, restrictions on water use remain unchanged for Hall County and metro Atlanta.

June 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Thousands of meals provided to kids during summer

Students of all ages look forward to the summer as a time to get away from the daily grind of homework, school projects and hours in the classroom.

June 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Active-adult community proposal features Ga. 53 road fixes of its own

Both sides acknowledge Dawsonville Highway has heavy traffic and that the number of cars will go up if Gainesville City Council approves an 880-home active-adult community Tuesday.

June 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Strut your mutt, strut your stuff

Plenty of friends, family, and pups showed up at the Mutt Strut Fun Walk and 5K hosted by the Humane Society in Gainesville at Flowery Branch High School. Seth Taylor, 14, a freshman at Flowery Branch High School, and his dog Lily, 11, finished in first place in the 5K race.

June 04, 2017 | | Local


Earth Sense: Be careful with choices for re-painting house

These last spring days are a good time to check on the status of the paint protecting the house siding.

June 03, 2017 | Rudi Kiefer | Local


Top Democrat Abrams launches campaign for governor

ATLANTA - Stacey Abrams launched her campaign for Georgia governor on Saturday, a widely expected step for the first woman to lead a party in the state's legislature.

June 03, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Innocent bystander injured in Friday shooting; suspect captured

A Gainesville man is in custody following a shooting late Friday night at the Park Crossing Apartments on Park Hill Drive in Gainesville.

June 03, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Lula native headed to Harvard Medical School

Boston and New York City are a long way from Lula, Ga. in so many ways - population, pace of life, and things to do on a Friday night, just to name a few.

June 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New pizza, wings joint coming to Atlanta Highway

Amici Italian Cafe, a pizza place catering to the college crowd, is settling into Gainesville after slinging slices in seven other Georgia cities.

June 03, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall board members weigh in on redistricting lines

With a vote on proposed new South Hall school attendance zone lines slated for the end of the month, school board members said they are weighing all factors before the vote.

June 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Slideshow: Milton Martin Honda celebrates gaining 2016 Honda President's Award

The longtime Gainesville Honda dealership is celebrating their 2016 Honda President's Award which is the most prestigious and coveted honor that Honda can grant to its dealerships.

June 02, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville brings ‘parklet’ to downtown square

The married couple liked what they saw as they sized up the platform extending from the sidewalk outside their craft beer establishment on the Gainesville square.

June 02, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man in ICU; Oakwood police looking for car that hit him

Oakwood Police are searching for a vehicle they believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday afternoon that left a man in the intensive care unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

June 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Amazon hiring 1,000 for Jefferson plant

Amazon is hiring for 1,000 full-time jobs at its 850,000-square-foot plant in Jefferson.

June 02, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall school system to get its very own drug dog

A drug dog will patrol the halls of the Hall County School District beginning next school year.

June 22, 2017 | | Local


Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Growing up in the Chestatee community, Alisha Chavez was one of many students who benefited from the reduced-fare lunch program at school, but she didn ...

June 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

June 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn't hesitate when asked ...

June 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It's decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Every night since last week's shooting, Jennifer Harris said she has nightmares of bullets coming at her "for no reason."

June 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

A father and his 6-year-old son drowned Tuesday afternoon while sliding off a rock at Dicks Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

June 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

More than $45,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by Hall County and Gainesville's anti-drug task force in a Tuesday bust.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Major music licensing company flags Lula

Lula, with a population of less than 3,000 residents, can no longer fly under the radar.

June 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What we know and don't know about last week’s shooting

A child and deputy were injured in an exchange of gunfire last week in East Hall.

June 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Live in a city? You could get a county tax break

If you live in a city in Hall County, your property tax bill could drop next year depending on what happens in in the next ...

June 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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