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Gravel blocks manhole, causing 35,000-gallon sewer spill

Some 35,000 gallons of sewer spilled earlier this week into Balus Creek on Old Oakwood Road, Gainesville officials said Wednesday.

May 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Testimony: Man shot, killed dog after father fought with owner

After his father was bitten by a mastiff, a Gainesville man allegedly shot a pink child's rifle multiple times, killing the animal, according to statements Tuesday in Superior Court.

May 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Court declares man accused in Lula councilwoman's death incompetent

A Gainesville man accused of vehicular homicide in the fatal crash with a Lula councilwoman has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial, according to documents.

May 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Bilingual ballot advocate addresses elections board

An officer with the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials on Tuesday reminded members of the Hall County Board of Elections of their commitment to provide bilingual ballots to the county's Spanish-speaking population.

May 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


$53M of retail, restaurants, housing, offices coming to downtown Gainesville

Downtown Gainesville is about to undergo a $53 million makeover.

May 02, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hair Artistry gets OK for new home

A hair salon that's been doing business at Sherwood Plaza for 20 years received a special uses permit Tuesday from Gainesville City Council to move to 1665 Thompson Bridge Road NW.

May 02, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Norton agency to expand in Boulevard neighborhood

Frank Norton Jr. promised to be "a good neighbor" after Gainesville City Council unanimously approved plans for office space at 418 Boulevard NE despite opposition from a homeowner next to the almost half-acre property.

May 02, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Governor signs bill designating hospitals by level of cardiac care

Gov. Nathan Deal traveled to Gainesville Tuesday to sign a bill designating three levels of cardiac care, which officials said will help patients and emergency responders better understand where to transport those who have had a heart attack.

May 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Woman thrown from vehicle in critical condition

A woman remained in critical condition Tuesday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after she was thrown from the top of a moving vehicle.

May 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Student suffers minor injuries in wreck in front of Johnson High

One student was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a wreck involving two student-driven vehicles Tuesday morning on Poplar Springs Road at the entrance to Johnson High School.

May 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Martin Road widening taken out of Hall’s road plans

A $46 million widening of Martin Road in South Hall was officially scrapped Tuesday in favor of a lesser project expected to cost $600,000-plus.

May 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Athletic Director Billy Kirk stepping down

Gainesville High School will soon be on the hunt for a new athletic and activities director.

May 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Juries selected in dog shooting case

Dog ownership and experiences were at the forefront of questions during jury selection Monday ahead of an aggravated animal cruelty trial.

May 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Warehouse plan for Mabry Road lot clears Hall Planning Commission

Plans for a 48,000-square-foot warehouse on Mabry Road moved forward on Monday after the Hall County Planning Commission recommended approval of a rezoning request.

May 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Former Gainesville band director, Hall administrator remembered for love of education, music

Friends, co-workers and family remembered former Gainesville High band director and Hall County administrator Don Rich as a man who devoted his life to education.

May 01, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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Flowery Branch taxes could jump, despite tax rate staying the same

Flowery Branch residents could see a property tax increase next year, even as officials propose to keep the South Hall city's tax rate the ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Name downtown project, win $500 gift card

A power couple in the real estate business is promoting a contest to name a mixed-use project on the fourth side of the square that ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Flowery Branch residents voice school redistricting concerns

South Hall residents voiced concerns and offered solutions - including postponement - to a proposed school redistricting plan during a public hearing Tuesday night at Johnson High ...

May 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Main Street manager moves to Convention and Visitors Bureau

The woman credited with cultivating downtown Gainesville as a destination venue through concerts, events and activities is taking on a new tourism role for the ...

May 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State superintendent says students should be ‘life ready’

Getting students "life ready" should be a high priority for public schools, and new opportunities for students and teachers are paving that path, according to ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Share your thoughts on state educational policies at Wednesday meeting

Kevin Boyd, a member of the Georgia State Board of Education, will host a public hearing Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at North High School.

May 23, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Detroit-area company now owns Lakeshore Mall

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is now owned by a Michigan company, but little else is known at this point about the longtime commercial site's ...

May 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community greets new Mundy Mill elementary school

Jenifer Campos was all smiles as she watched her son, Joshua, and twin daughters, Daniella and Isabella, holding the ribbon with other children for the ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Officials: 8-year-old set fire in school bathroom

Officials said an 8-year-old student brought a lighter from home and set a paper towel holder on fire Tuesday morning in a bathroom at Mount ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County, cities could lose state funding without service delivery agreement by June 30

Hall County and its municipalities are in danger of losing out on state grants and permits issued by the state if they don't reach ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia Power installing thousands of LED streetlights in Hall

Neighborhood nights are about to be brighter and whiter around Hall County as Georgia Power's lighting upgrade makes its way into residential areas.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lula revenues to eclipse $1 million mark

Lula officials took a first look Monday at a balanced fiscal 2018 general fund budget that showed revenues eclipsing the $1 million mark for the ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tentative Hall school budget includes employee raises, lower tax rate

Hall County Schools' tentative budget for 2017-18 includes a lower tax rate and pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees, while shaving ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck remembered as ‘free spirit’

Before she was a teenager, Anita Strickland was learning to ride motorcycles, a passion she would later enjoy with her children.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Former East Hall teacher, administrator named principal of new Hall high school

After four years as a principal in Habersham County, Wes McGee is headed back to the district where he spent 19 years as a teacher ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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