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Gainesville churches, agencies help flood victims in Louisiana

The devastating floods that swamped parts of Louisiana last month, particularly in and around Baton Rouge, inspired several churches and agencies in Gainesville and Hall County to respond with the same devotion they give to their home communities.

September 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Halftime Heroes: North Hall marching band thrives in new performing arts center

There are two words Hannah Mayfield would use to describe the North Hall High School band.

September 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man dies after Tuesday wreck

A Gainesville man died after a crash Tuesday on Ga. 60/Candler Road, according to authorities.

September 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police searching for missing woman

The Gainesville Police Department "is actively searching for" a missing 43-year-old woman, according to a Facebook post on the department's page Thursday afternoon.

September 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Governor proposes 20 percent pay increase for state law officers

Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed a 20 percent raise for more than 3,300 state law officers as well as reforms to officer training and certification procedures.

September 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Corps stops issuing new dock permits on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier has reached its limit of 10,615 docks, so no new dock permits will be issued by the Army Corps of Engineers.

September 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawyers analyze overtime rules changes coming in December

Employers should prepare now for new wage and hour rules that take effect Dec. 1, two attorneys specializing in labor law said Thursday.

September 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Milton Martin Honda buys state Labor Department building for expansion, Miller says

Milton Martin Honda paid the state $37,250 over four years for the right to park cars on an empty Department of Labor parking lot before buying the building through sealed bids earlier this year, state Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, said Thursday.

September 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cabinet shop a total loss after fire in Lula

A cabinet shop in Lula is a total loss after a fire Thursday.

September 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Resurfacing planned for Thompson Mill Road near Chateau Elan

A 2-mile stretch of Thompson Mill Road in South Hall will be resurfaced and road shoulders improved by next summer.

September 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New clubhouse sets example for affordable housing communities

The opening of a clubhouse at the Park Hill Apartments in Gainesville on Wednesday shows what can be accomplished when investments in affordable housing and working-class neighborhoods are made.

September 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula stops cell tower development for 90 days

New cell tower development in Lula will be halted for 90 days as the northeast Hall County city works to ensure that proper zoning laws regulating such structures are in place.

September 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Creel earns praise from staff, board members

One veteran and one newcomer to Gainesville city schools praised Superintendent Wanda Creel on Monday night after she announced she would leave the district at the end of her contract in June.

September 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sentiment, re-sell value part of surplus auction

Buses were the big attraction for the Hall County Schools auction Wednesday. That's what most of the more than 50 people came to see - and some came to bid.

September 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall woman 'a walking miracle' after near-fatal horse riding accident

For Kim Smith, two photographs taken 20 minutes apart on March 6 capture not just the briskness of time but the frailty of life and the need to savor every moment.

September 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


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