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5 people hurt, 2 seriously in afternoon crash

Five Georgians were injured - two seriously - in a wreck Monday afternoon on Candler Highway at Bolman Road.

June 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


5 killed, including 3 children, in Athens Highway wreck

A Gainesville man and woman along with three children were killed in a two-vehicle crash late Monday morning on Athens Highway at Oak Grove Road, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

June 30, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local




Voter ID laws still a source of controversy

Have voter identification laws helped stamp out fraud and other polling irregularities, or were there never such problems to begin with?

June 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New South Hall road will be in place when growth comes

A 100-bed hospital rising from the ground next door to his neighborhood has Carroll Humphries excited, but the Village at Deaton Creek resident also views the development and others to come off the new Ga. 347 in South Hall County as a "mixed blessing."

June 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community breathes life into restored pavilion

The Chattahoochee Park pavilion has a colorful history, but its present-day operations have been lively as well.

June 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


4 Hall County schools may lose charter status

Four Hall County charter schools may not have their charters renewed due to confusion over state law governing control of charter school budgets.

June 30, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: Department of Education redesigns website

The Georgia Department of Education is launching its redesigned website today.

June 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Historic gas station renovations down to ‘short strokes’

Green Street's old gas station, Lee's Pure Oil Service Station, is approaching the finishing touches of its renovation, the Oxley Group consulting firm said Friday.

June 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall fire officials investigating suspicious fire

Hall County Fire Services is investigating a suspicious house fire Sunday in the 4300 block of Tanners Mill Road in South Hall.

June 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia Games put disabled athletes on the field

It all came down to Jerry Frick's spin.

June 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood man fights for a cause and history

History was made Saturday as Kelly Leo completed a grueling tournament designed to challenge both body and mind.

June 29, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Avoid red ink with diploma: Help on way for students in debt

An executive order issued by President Barack Obama earlier this month aims to provide more flexibility to millions of student loan borrowers with low income and high debt.

June 29, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tag, you’re not it: Some vanity plates don’t make the cut

America, if nothing else, is rooted in car culture.

June 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Watercraft renters now must pass a test

Just in time for the big July Fourth weekend, watercraft rental companies must require renters to get a bit of education before they hit the water.

June 28, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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2nd man arrested in West Avenue shooting

The case involving a June 5 shooting death at a West Avenue apartment has moved to Superior Court, and a second man connected to the case has been brought into police custody.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cockfighting suspicion leads to man's arrest on pot charges

A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.

July 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Former Flowery Branch woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


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