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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


Police: Lock car doors, hide valuables

Three reports of cars being entered early this week on Riverside Drive highlight a common problem, according to Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook.

April 06, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Small Business Success Seminar set for Tuesday

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Success Seminar will be from 7:45-9 a.m. Tuesday at the chamber office, 230 E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville.

April 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High students are ‘environmental ambassadors’

Styrofoam, recyclables, carpooling, composting and growing vegetables are part of "Greener Way is the Better Way," a project that two Gainesville High School students will compete with in a nationwide contest in July.

April 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook buddies up to small business

With Gainesville and Hall County drawing new residents, big-box stores and major corporations are following close behind.

April 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville woman found dead near Yonah Mountain 'made everyone feel loved'

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

April 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County beats job creation goals

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce might want to raise the bar on projected annual job creation numbers.

April 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cyber security growing field for University of North Georgia

Because cyber security is a growing concern for the country's defense and for private business, the University of North Georgia is emphasizing its courses in the field and planning for more programs. The Center for Cyber Operations was formed in January.

April 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville serves as North Georgia manufacturing hub

Railroads and rivers contributed to Gainesville's growth in the early 19th century, and that network of transportation continues today through the roads leading to the city.

April 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

April 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High to join pilot program with Comcast, GPB

"Gainesville's TV station" could be the result of a pilot project that will involve audio and video technology students from Gainesville High School. That ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Water is life. In Hall County, it's also money.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student spending: Hall, Gainesville below state, national averages

Georgia spends less per student than the national average, Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said. And Hall County and Gainesville schools fall below ...

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville teacher among 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year award

Heather McConnell, special education teacher at Gainesville Middle School, is one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year award.

April 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announces campaign to ‘unmask’ sex traffickers

With Atlanta as one of the largest centers of sex trafficking in the country, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Tuesday a campaign to target ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman, pet attacked by pack of dogs

Carly Sharec and her nearly 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer, Bowser, were out for their morning walk just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday when a pack ...

April 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local




U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hoschton bank robbery suspect being sought

A bank robbery suspect is being sought by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department after a Monday afternoon incident at Hamilton State Bank, located at ...

April 26, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


4 escape morning house fire in West Hall

Four people escaped a house fire Tuesday morning, though a 15-year-old girl was evaluated for smoke inhalation.

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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