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Local third-grade reading scores leave room for improvement

Tonya Campbell chatted for 30 seconds with her third-graders about how they know a book they selected is just right for them.

September 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Crush Fest ends summer with a stomp, record crowds at winery

Thousands chose to spend their Saturday before Labor Day bypassing football to do their own brand of stomping.

September 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Running with the pups: Rescues event pairs shelter pets with Chestatee cross country team

For nine lucky puppies, Saturday morning meant time to stretch out their furry legs and run with members of the Chestatee High School cross country team.

September 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gas leak repairs possible by this afternoon at Friendship and Spout Springs roads

Repairs are expected to be completed by this afternoon on a gas leak that occurred Friday in the area of Friendship Road and Spout Springs Road and has affected traffic in the area, according to Capt. Zachary Brackett with Hall County Fire Services.

September 03, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Flowery Branch dance instructor loses 170 pounds

Alison Woodbury has made a lot of changes over the last year and it makes her want to dance.

September 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


City schools extend residency proof deadline

The deadline for Gainesville school students to provide proof of residency to the district has been extended to Sept. 16.

September 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Black leaders work to pass the torch in Gainesville

Erica Glenn is no stranger to the community's needs.

September 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Musical instruments, electronics stolen from North Hall church

A burglary suspect entered a North Hall Baptist church last week and left with musical instruments and electronics, according to authorities.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Chokehold robbery case moves on to Superior Court

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a man almost blacking out when allegedly choked during a robbery.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Remains found in vacant Gainesville lot

Gainesville Police are investigating after remains were found in a vacant lot in the city.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Two die in Banks County wreck

The drivers of two cars were killed in an accident in Banks County about 6:30 a.m. Friday.

September 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Developer looks to expand affordable housing for seniors

The developer of the Myrtle Terraces senior living homes in Gainesville is hoping the city will authorize a community revitalization plan for the area as a way to help secure tax credits necessary to add more apartment units.

September 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch to study downtown drainage fixes

Flowery Branch took a step Thursday night toward improving downtown drainage woes - a move officials believe also will help with economic development.

September 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: West Hall’s Band of Silver celebrates home, family

If you ask any members of the West Hall High School Band of Silver what the band means to them, they'll all likely have a similar answer.

September 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rolling car kills Talmo woman

A Talmo woman died Thursday afternoon when a car experiencing a mechanical problem rolled over her, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Rabid raccoon makes contact with 2 dogs in East Hall

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in East Hall. It is the 10th confirmed case of rabies in Hall ...

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Man dead from stabbing in Hoschton, another dies from baseball bat wounds

Authorities said one man died after being stabbed by another man who later died after being hit with a baseball bat Tuesday in Hoschton.

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas line breaks in South Hall

A gas line broke Wednesday morning off of Sleepy Lagoon Way in Sterling on the Lake, authorities said.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Pedestrian killed trying to cross I-985

A Gainesville man was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 985 South while attempting to cross the road between exits 20 and ...

September 20, 2016 | | Local


‘The Tire Man’ retiring, closing his shop in Oakwood

"The Tire Man" is about to become the retired man.

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Small cities unite to counter Gainesville, Hall influence

Gainesville officials said Tuesday that they were surprised by a push from smaller cities in Hall County to unite against the influence of Gainesville and ...

September 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clayton man accused of exposing himself to jogger

A Clayton man is accused of exposing himself to a jogger at an East Hall Park, according to authorities.

September 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas should start flowing again Wednesday

Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday - through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline - after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that led ...

September 20, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Food Lion partners with South Hall food pantry

Employees from a Dawsonville grocery store spent their Tuesday morning volunteering in South Hall.

September 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ga. 400/Ga. 53 interchange in Dawson to be complete in May

Construction and development crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have been occupying the Ga. 400 and Ga. 53 intersection for nearly 20 months, working ...

September 20, 2016 | Allie Dean Dawson County News | Local


First REACH scholars announced, paired with mentors in Gainesville

Five Gainesville Middle School students joined about 680 others in Georgia as REACH scholars Tuesday. The state program to encourage students to attend college also ...

September 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia groups now seek to have voice heard in Georgia-Florida water case

Multiple groups from Georgia, including the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association, are following the lead of some Florida organizations in wanting to chime in on the ...

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business summit set for Oct. 5 in Gainesville

A business summit called "Employers In The Know" will be held in Gainesville on Oct. 5. The summit is one in a series of 12 ...

September 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board again delays decision on naming facilities

Naming school facilities for Gainesville City Schools continues to be a source of dispute - six months after the issue was raised. The Gainesville Board of ...

September 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


186-home development off Spout Springs Road gets initial OK

A 186-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall got the Hall County Planning Commission's recommendation for approval Monday night.

September 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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