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KKK lawsuit over Union County Adopt-A-Highway program may go forward

A lawsuit from the Ku Klux Klan over adopting part of a highway in Union County for litter pickup may go forward to trial following a ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court.

July 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Agencies spotlight motorcycle, bike safety at Saturday event

The Hall County Sheriff's Office and other local safety agencies will gather Saturday for an event about bicycle and motorcycle safety.

July 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Helen business owner sets sights on alpine coaster

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is a quiet little ride known as an "alpine coaster" that lets single riders cruise through the mountains and enjoy the view.

July 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Elachee Drive bridge planned over I-985

A new Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is being proposed, with construction possibly starting on the $3.3 million replacement in 2020.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


How drought has affected Jaemor’s peach crop

ALTO - The farmers at Jaemor Farms know quality peaches.

July 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Woods fire smolders in lakeside subdivision

A recurring woods fire at a subdivision in northwest Hall County kept federal, state and local agencies busy over the July Fourth weekend.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall company’s expansion plans stir talk about Browns Bridge Road traffic

The proposed expansion of a West Hall marble plant has raised larger questions about traffic along busy Browns Bridge Road.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen charged in shooting death of Cleveland man

A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Cleveland man.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Smith: Here's how to take good fireworks pictures

Fireworks have become one of the most revered American traditions to celebrate the independence of the United States. Celebration of the Fourth of July brings family and friends together to have fun on a muggy summer night and watch the sky light up, but fireworks can be one of the most difficult things to photograph.

July 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Flowery Branch resident running 40th Peachtree Road Race

Mel Wages is a Peachtree Road Race expert.

July 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 older adult communities seek approval this week

Two older adult communities proposed in Hall County are up for approval Tuesday as they go before government officials.

July 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Advocate: Homeless in Hall ‘are a part of us’

Hall County resident Carol Werner knows what it's like to lose everything.

July 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Company offers women self-defense tips, tools, peace of mind

Most women have been given some basic self-defense tips - hold your car key between your fingers when you walk to your car at night, for instance - but few women are properly equipped to defend themselves if attacked.

July 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Busy July Fourth holiday weekend puts focus on Lake Lanier safety

On a recent weekday morning, Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Barry Britt can barely see a boat on Lake Lanier for miles. Patrolling the waters, he checks for flotation devices on one man's fishing boat. Twenty minutes later, he's admonishing a couple on personal watercrafts about jumping a wake too close to a boat.

July 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Help is arriving soon to upgrade area’s roads, bridges

Replacing broken concrete slabs and cleaning roadside sound barriers may not sound glamorous but they're the kinds of projects that have been a key result of the Transportation Funding Act, which marked its first anniversary Friday.

July 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall library system creates online community survey

The Hall County Library System is seeking community input into its practices.

July 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Longstreet’s new surgical device can ease chronic back pain

The technique for artificial disks in the back have been around "for a really long time," The Longstreet Clinic neurosurgeon Betsy Grunch explained, but a ...

July 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat on Lake Lanier got its much-needed attention Thursday when the sunken vessel found its new resting place in a Gainesville salvage yard.

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville war veteran gets 3 years in prison after guilty plea in 2015 state patrol shooting

A Gainesville military veteran pleaded guilty Thursday in Hall County Superior Court to charges related to firing a hunting rifle at Georgia State Patrol officers ...

July 21, 2016 | BY JOSHUA SILAVENT and JEFF GILL jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Drug agents arrest North Carolina man, seize $16K of meth

A Murphy, N.C., man was arrested Wednesday when White County Sheriff's Office deputies reportedly found $16,000 of drugs during a traffic stop ...

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Study shows medical marijuana lowers costs, painkiller use

Research has linked medical marijuana with a decrease in the abuse of painkillers, and now a University of Georgia study has spotlighted the potential cost ...

July 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some ice cream

Savannah King takes you to four local favorites for ice cream.

July 21, 2016 | | Local


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