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Without permit, Lanier vacation rental under investigation

It's easy to see why someone would want to rent the nearly 4,000-square-foot chalet home on Northlake Road near Little River Park in North Hall for a weekend stay on Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Victim's mother testifies in West Avenue murder case

Following nearly two weeks of unconsciousness at the hospital, Cedric Antonio Huff gathered the breath to tell his mother about the men that allegedly robbed him and left him bleeding on West Avenue in Gainesville, according to testimony Wednesday in Superior Court.

September 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Ronnie Lance ‘went beyond the call of duty’

Basic correctional officer training wasn't a requirement for Ronnie Lance. As a Georgia Board of Corrections member, though, Lance wanted to make sure he knew everything being asked of the officers.

September 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Job Blitz event offers hope to Gainesville’s unemployed

Savia Walker is in a bind.

September 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Michelle Prater coming home to lead North Georgia Community Foundation

A medical mission trip to Uganda changed the course of Michelle Prater's career.

September 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Cellphone app helps participants locate areas for Shore Sweep

As the Lake Lanier Association approaches its 27th annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 26, the group has a new tool in its arsenal for ridding the lake's shores of trash: a cellphone app.

September 15, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Attorneys describe drug deal that led to man's death

A jury heard Tuesday morning two versions of a West Avenue drug deal turned deadly as attorneys delivered opening statements in Superior Court.

September 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

North Hall Middle teams with Chestatee Wildlife Preserve

Seventh-graders from North Hall Middle School spent their Tuesday morning asking questions and taking notes alongside tigers, bears and cockatoos.

September 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall County Schools planning early college campus

Dual enrollment isn't always an option for those high school students who don't have access to a car.

September 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Gainesville City Council OKs tax increase

Gainesville City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to approve a property tax increase to pay off debt and support local parks.

September 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood holding public hearings on tax rate

Oakwood is proposing to keep its 2016 tax rate the same as it is this year, but that still means higher taxes for those who have seen property values rise through reassessment.

September 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Reward offered in search for jewelry store robbery suspects

FBI agents believe a suspect from a Dawsonville jewelry store robbery in August are connected to similar robberies in Panama City Beach, Fla., and Bluffton, S.C.

September 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities: Man charged with impersonating an officer

A Gainesville man is accused of walking around Raven Street on Friday while carrying a revolver and a gold badge, according to authorities.

September 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Jury to hear 2014 West Avenue murder case

A Gainesville man will begin his trial today in Superior Court regarding the 2014 death of a man on West Avenue.

September 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

‘The Help’ author speaking, signing in Forsyth

Kathryn Stockett, author of "The Help," will speak and hold a book signing at 7 p.m. today in the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming.

September 14, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

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Tree removal answers zoo’s prayers

Prayers were answered for zookeepers at North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon.

October 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Thompson, Turner vie to replace Hamrick in Ward 2

It came as a shock to local officials when Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick announced this summer that he would not seek re-election in November because ...

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Inmate charged with making up murder story

October 08, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local

Brenau to host annual mock mediation competition

Hundreds of students from Georgia, Texas, Ohio and Tennessee will flock to Brenau University this weekend for a competition of wits, logic and collaboration.

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews moving dirt for new shopping center on Ga. 400

October 07, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local

Work continues as portion of Sardis remains closed

Atlanta Gas Light work crews were on scene Wednesday to move a gas main underneath Sardis Road after a portion of the roadway washed out ...

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

North Lake Square taking shape ahead of Hobby Lobby opening

Hobby Lobby's opening at 9 a.m. Friday in Gainesville marks the first of many at North Lake Square shopping center, which is beginning ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HealthSmart Expo puts fresh spin on aging

Guest speaker Dr. Marc Agronin told a crowd of more than 100 people at the Gainesville Civic Center on Wednesday morning that people should all ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

New traffic signal up and running on Ga. 53

A new traffic signal in a fast-growing section of Gainesville is now operating, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

October 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Elks distribute dictionaries, drug awareness materials

The gymnasium at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy roared with the sound of excited young voices.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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