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Local celebrities serve it up to help raise money to prevent child abuse

Thursday night was Celebrity Server Night at Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville. Twenty percent of the proceeds and tips go toward the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children to help raise funds to prevent child abuse. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, which hosts the event. Nearly 20 celebrities from the Falcons, Braves and University of Georgia attended the event.

March 31, 2017 | | Local




Gainesville Middle School evacuated for bomb threat, ‘no credible threat’ found

Gainesville Middle School students were evacuated to First Baptist Church on Green Street on Thursday morning after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall at the school, school officials said.

March 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dancing for a Cause announces its 10 local celebrities

Gentle ribbing has become a tradition among the 10 celebrities chosen for Dancing for a Cause every year, and 2017's panel is no exception.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Old Hall jail demolition could start in May

Demolition of the old Hall County jail could start in May, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Thursday morning.

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate drops sharply to 4.1 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in February was 4.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 4.7 percent in January, according to Georgia Department of Labor statistics released Thursday. The metro Gainesville stats cover all of Hall County.

March 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Flowery Branch student cut from ‘Voice’

Georgia native Taylor Alexander was eliminated from NBC's "The Voice" on Tuesday.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch Target customers mourn beloved cashier

Anyone who picked Chris Shields' checkout line at Target in Flowery Branch knew they were in for a little joking around.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall County to host victims’ rights week event

Officials in the Hall County Courthouse are hosting an event Friday to start the week of victims' rights recognition.

March 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Turn lane project at Ga. 53 and Green Hill Circle now set to start April 10

Extension of the westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle is now scheduled to start April 10 and finish up by the end of the month.

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adoption law update lingers on Georgia lawmakers’ last day

ATLANTA - Changes to Georgia adoption law that proponents call long overdue await a final vote entering the General Assembly's last day.

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Fiery crash shuts down I-985 northbound

Interstate 985 Northbound was shut down Wednesday afternoon with a multi-vehicle crash, according to Gainesville Fire spokesman Keith Smith.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill requiring boat titles likely pushed off to 2018 legislative session

A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ends Thursday, but it could return next year.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs expand scope, change name

Ala Harbin had not yet started kindergarten when she was drawn to the fun and games that attracted other neighborhood children to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

March 29, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Clark Leonard cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, cleonard@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lakeshore Mall sells for $6.8 million in auction

Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended Wednesday, said a source familiar with the process.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

Flowery Branch High School is the most recent to jump on the fishing club bandwagon, thanks mostly to mom Amy Hammock. East Hall High and ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Bull riding can be a dangerous sport.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local UNG student wins Fulbright Scholarship

A Flowery Branch student has become the first recipient this year of the Fulbright Scholarship from the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

April 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Human remains found near site of missing Gwinnett woman’s wrecked car

Human remains and clothing were found Thursday in Dahlonega near where the wrecked vehicle of a Gwinnett County woman was found last year.

April 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


No one hurt in house fire on Ledan Extension in North Hall

No one was hurt Friday in a house fire in northwestern Hall County.

April 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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