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Gainesville Police release sketch of armed robbery suspect

Police are seeking the public's help identifying an armed robbery suspect who sent his victim to the hospital April 1 with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials identify body found Sunday in Lake Lanier as Winder teen

A woman whose body was pulled from Lake Lanier on Sunday has been identified as 18-year-old Estelle Kouassi of Winder.

April 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mammoth subdivisions making serious comebacks post-recession

Large-scale developments that started in Hall County before the Great Recession are surging again.

April 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New budget dates, priorities set for Gainesville as budget process begins

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said he now plans to present his 2017 fiscal year budget recommendations to the City Council on May 12.

April 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Humane Society says community support takes sting out of theft

When Julie Edwards, executive director of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, heard there was a break-in at the shelter, her first concern was the animals.

April 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia student, a West Hall grad, is congressional intern

Yanet Velazquez has traveled from the corridors of West Hall High School to the corridors of the U.S. Capitol in three years.

April 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Indictment: Murder victim beaten with stool, DVD player

A Gainesville man was indicted last week and charged in the death of his live-in girlfriend.

April 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville stormwater fee — a.k.a. 'rain tax' — on indefinite hold

A proposed "rain tax" in Gainesville to fund stormwater infrastructure upgrades is on indefinite hold as city officials have no plans to revisit the issue until after budget negotiations wrap up in June.

April 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Storm slams Oakwood area overnight, knocks down trees, power poles

Yards and vacant lots appeared to be strewn with very large matchsticks after an intense storm Wednesday night in South Hall County. The storm damaged 53 houses, from a few missing shingles to mostly destroyed, said David Kimbrell, Hall County Emergency Management Agency director.

April 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Buy Local Braselton Day is Saturday

Saturday is the 100th day of 2016, the year when Braselton marks the centennial of its founding, so in celebration, Buy Local Braselton is hosting a special event.

April 07, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


New subdivisions popping up across Hall County

Long suppressed by a down economy, subdivision growth is coming back to Hall County but not as fierce as in pre-recession days.

April 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DEA agents arrest Auburn police corporal

April 07, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local




Gary Sinise Foundation building smart home for veteran Sean Adams

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Sean Adams wants his life to feel as normal as it did before Feb. 10, 2012.

April 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville hiker remembered as calming, inspirational

A Gainesville woman was found dead Tuesday near Yonah Mountain in White County, according to authorities.

April 06, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


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84-unit affordable housing apartment complex proposed in Oakwood

An 84-unit apartment complex intended as an affordable housing option for residents is proposed off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

April 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Habitat ReStore moving, will close for 9 days during move

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Hall County is moving from its current location at 2285 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville to a more central location ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Movie 'Baby Driver,' which stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, films in Gainesville

The old Regions Bank in downtown Gainesville transformed over the weekend into a post office.

April 24, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Many immigrants await court ruling, seek to come 'out of the shadows’

Hundreds of people have visited Jama Ibrahim's offices in Gainesville and Atlanta for help that has been on hold for more than a year.

April 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota garden supporters believe ‘pause’ in design could be helpful

Supporters of maintaining the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy garden wonder if "it might be wise to take a pause" on construction plans and study, in ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota move grows concerns over garden's placement

The new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy would change the look of the elementary school property, if current plans are followed, but some community ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Propane autogas fuel station opens in Gainesville

Smith-Bell Petroleum, a business in Gainesville for about 80 years, introduced a new fuel alternative Thursday when the company has installed its first unattended tank ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Community leaders seek to break cycle of crime's heavy cost

Fines and fees resulting from misdemeanor traffic and probation violations has led the U.S. Justice Department to warn local courts about the emergence of ...

April 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Spring Festival features food, fun and flying wood chips

The Flowery Branch Spring Festival was held Saturday in the downtown historic area of the town with the usual festival fare. Concessions, vendors and local ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee visitors dig into Earth Day by growing, buying plants

Earth Day was celebrated with flying colors at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as three groups showed up on a sunny Saturday to offer ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants ring up success for research

In the hot morning air, the crowd began marching. With each step, the column of people rang hundreds of bells as they made their slow ...

April 23, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Thompson Bridge Road lanes open after morning fire, gas leak in North Hall

A portion of Thompson Bridge Road was shut down Saturday morning after a fallen tree sparked a house fire and gas leak in North Hall ...

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: ‘We got it all in Hall, y’all’

Here is an item we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville ‘Student Painter’ entrepreneur lining up customers, recruiting employees

Johnathan West, a University of Georgia student from Gainesville, hopes to run at least an $80,000 business this summer as an intern with Young ...

April 23, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Gainesville bypass debate isn’t new, or over

For longtime residents, the now-derailed Enota Bypass was simply another chapter - and maybe sore spot - in a long-standing issue of how to steer traffic around ...

April 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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