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Divers attempted to recover Falcons star Julio Jones’ earring from Lake Lanier

Richard Pickering, of Suwanee, will at times do five dives in a day, mostly around 30 to 40 feet deep.

July 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Literacy garden enjoys success in first summer

As she watched more than 70 young children and parents listening to "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and later participating in a scavenger hunt and other activities in the literacy garden, Kathy Lovett smiled.

July 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park has new venue manager

Robyn Lynch is still in her first month as venue manager at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, and she's already looking to make sure Hall County residents don't overlook the resource the park offers them.

July 26, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Appalachian Parkway’s second phase opens

CLEVELAND - The second phase of a four-lane road expected to ease travel for both tourists and emergency responders in the North Georgia mountains opened Wednesday.

July 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County to revisit vacation rental rules

Hall County is reviewing how it regulates vacation rental homes - and how it can stop unlicensed rentals in neighborhoods.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


YMCA, Amerigroup to give away school supplies Thursday

The Georgia Mountains YMCA and Amerigroup Community Care are hosting a Back to School Bash that will feature free school supplies Thursday.

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Thursday traffic shift to aid Athens Highway widening

A traffic shift will be implemented Thursday to aid in the widening of Athens Highway/U.S. 129/Ga. 11 near the Hall-Jackson county line.

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Kroger starts online grocery service at North Hall store

Riding a trend of online grocery shopping, the Kroger store in North Hall has started ClickList, a service that allows customers to place orders online and pick up groceries when convenient.

July 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall trail system being considered

A trail system extending deep into South Hall from the Highlands to Islands trail ending near the University of North Georgia's campus in Oakwood is being explored by government officials.

July 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspect in Gainesville aggravated assault turns himself in

A man who allegedly pulled a knife on another person Tuesday in Gainesville turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning.

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Agents seize $61K of marijuana, mushrooms in Murrayville

A man was accused of manufacturing marijuana after drug agents reportedly seized 50 marijuana plants from his Murrayville residence, according to authorities.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Schools revenues top expenses by $4.4 million in 2016-17

Final numbers for the 2016-17 school year general fund budget showed Hall County Schools took in about $4.4 million more than it spent and ended the fiscal year with a fund balance in excess of $32 million.

July 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia-style criminal justice reform bill proposed in Congress

Georgia-style criminal justice reform is being proposed at the federal level by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Former Gainesville schools superintendent Creel is a finalist for job in Alabama

Former Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel is one of five finalists for a new job with a school district in Alabama.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Portion of I-985 North to close completely overnight Thursday

About four miles of the northbound section of Interstate 985 will completely close for one night beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday at the I-985/I-85 split east of Suwanee.

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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Rocks cause uncertainty about Gainesville sports complex project

Plans for a long-awaited $6.6 million sports complex for multiple youth activities in Gainesville have encountered an unexpected hiccup when initial soil tests uncovered ...

August 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Rezoning OK paves way for 250-plus-home Oakwood subdivision

A 123-acre development off Martin Road in Oakwood will now be strictly residential, as Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to remove 23.6 acres ...

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall designs resources for teachers to use for total solar eclipse

With the total solar eclipse expected Aug. 21, Hall County teachers are getting digital resources developed by school district educators to help them teach students ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall school board responds to Charlottesville violence with initiative to promote ‘what unites us’

After a moment of silence to remember the people of Charlottesville, Va., amid the violence there over the weekend, Hall County school board members funded ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Supreme Court upholds murder conviction in 2013 Peppers Market shooting

The Supreme Court of Georgia justices unanimously upheld Joseph Scott Williams' murder conviction Monday in the June 2013 fatal shooting at Peppers Market in Gainesville.

August 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


White County graduate killed, 3 others injured in South Dakota wreck

An end-of-summer trip turned tragic last week for four White County High School graduates when a wreck on a South Dakota highway killed one and ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Martin Road interchange project awarded to contractor

Construction of a controversial new interchange off Interstate 985 at Martin Road in South Hall is now set.

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boling Bridge lane closing at 11 a.m. every weekday this week

Construction on Boling Bridge will close a single lane of traffic on Ga. 53 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day this ...

August 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Federal money sought in South Hall project for developmentally disabled adults

Construction could start later this year in South Hall on an 84-unit residential complex for developmentally disabled people, as federal financing is being sought for ...

August 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outside food limits, more exercise contribute to more healthy schools in Hall County

Parents don't bring cupcakes in for celebrations at McEver Arts Academy. In fact, other than lunches brought from home, there isn't a lot ...

August 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall official keeping eye on Gwinnett Transit study

Phillippa Lewis Moss believes Hall County commuters clearly want to get to Gwinnett County and Atlanta, "and the reverse commute is also true."

August 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Neighbors air complaints in Forsyth about weekend Lake Lanier house rentals

August 13, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


New conservative political group forms in Hall

A new conservative group has formed in North Georgia, the Lanier Republican Assembly, and it shares some of the same leadership as the Hall County ...

August 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Meth, marijuana drive drug trade in Hall County

Mitchell Posey knows his fellow agents will never be able to end the drug trade. Whenever one player gets taken down, another one picks up ...

August 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall schools recruit trained Labrador to sniff out drugs on campuses

At just 14 months old, Murph is easily the youngest employee in Hall County Schools.

August 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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