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Gainesville workshop seeks to aid first-time homebuyers

Few things are as satisfying to Rodney Garrett as helping first-time homebuyers.

May 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia records tourism record, industry also strong in Hall

In the midst of Georgia's $61 billion tourism boom, Hall County continues to see steady growth in its visitor industry - and its own boom from an unexpected source.

May 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville school system receives strong review

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel said she was pleased an evaluation of the district by an outside team this week discovered similar findings to an internal review school officials did while preparing for the evaluation.

May 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Pedestrian critical in ICU after traffic incident

A Gainesville woman is in critical condition in the intensive care unit after being struck by a car Tuesday in Gainesville, according to authorities.

May 10, 2017 | | Local


Bradford Street to close Thursday for railroad work

Bradford Street will be closed at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing Thursday.

May 10, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Chestatee High librarian doesn't want quiet

The term school media center may conjure up an image of a place where students go to check out a book or work on a research paper and a librarian halting any noise by putting one finger to her lips and whispering, "Shush!"

May 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Chick-fil-A coming to Braselton near Hall County line

A Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned off Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211 in a growing retail-medical office area at the Gwinnett-Hall county line in Braselton.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New shopping center owner’s main focus is to fill vacancies

No major changes are planned at Village Shoppes at Gainesville, a 230,000-square-foot shopping center that changed hands earlier this week.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man sentenced in Orchard Brook shooting case

While she said she doesn't harbor any hate in her heart toward the defendant, Laquitta Harrison asked the judge Tuesday to give a serious sentence after her son's death.

May 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Planners OK assisted living facility at McEver Road

Gainesville planning officials gave the green light Tuesday night to an 86-bed assisted-living facility on McEver Road the developer said would add 50 mostly part-time jobs when the project is completed.

May 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Health care town hall to discuss Republican bill

A town hall on the Republican alternative to Obamacare has been set for Thursday.

May 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


880-home community gets Gainesville board’s OK

An 880-home active-adult community off Ahaluna Drive was recommended for approval Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT gets feedback on Cleveland Highway widening

Two decades in the making, the widening of Cleveland Highway is crawling toward its 2022 expected start date.

May 09, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Downtown Gainesville merchants embrace $16M project coming to south side of square

The proprietor at one of the oldest stores in downtown Gainesville is embracing the recent announcement that a $16 million mixed-use multistory building is coming to the south side of the square.

May 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Spout Springs school celebrates raising more than $25K for American Heart Association

As Spout Springs School of Enrichment celebrated its biggest Jump Rope for Heart fundraising effort to date and a national award for its principal, Bob Lofton watched the festivities from a wall in the gym - without moving.

May 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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Marine graduates from Gainesville High — 40 years later

While his friends and classmates were wearing caps and gowns and receiving high school diplomas on graduation day 1977 at Gainesville High School, David Dukes ...

May 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Latino conservative finds home in local GOP

Republican leaders in Hall County have opened their doors to a 43-year-old Latino they hope will help attract area Hispanics to the Grand Old Party.

May 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


South Hall school redistricting to be hot topic at Tuesday public hearing

Residents will have a chance to voice their opinions on a school redistricting proposal in South Hall directly to officials and the school board at ...

May 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New smart home for wounded veteran is ‘next chapter’

At the end of a gravel road in Maysville, retired U.S. Marine Cpl. Sean Adams finds the "next step in the healing process for ...

May 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hopes and dreams carry on with Gainesville High School's class of 2017

Gainesville High School seniors graduated Friday evening with smiles and selfies galore. Students lined up at the First Baptist Church banquet hall before they made ...

May 19, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville man charged with armed robbery

A Gainesville man was being held without bond Friday afternoon in connection with two armed robberies in Hall County a week ago.

May 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Man charged in April gas station armed robbery

An 18-year-old man is accused of taking part in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station last month, police said.

May 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber touts big year, hands out awards at annual gala

Business leaders had much to crow about - more jobs, more development and more dollars pumping into the local economy.

May 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall paramedic awarded for caring for family involved in fatal December wreck

The last thing Elizabeth Alvarez-Perez remembers before the fatal crash is leaving the church service and heading home.

May 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Library system seeks funds for extended hours

The Hall County Library System is asking for a small bump in funding to keep its five branches open eight hours longer during the week.

May 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New plan lays out job corridors, construction hot spots and green spaces for Hall

Job-creating corridors, construction hot spots, green spaces - there are big changes coming to Hall County in the next two decades.

May 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Red Cross feeds lunch to Gainesville, Hall law enforcement

Members from Gainesville and Hall County's law enforcement agencies were greeted with a "Heroes Lunch" Thursday from the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia.

May 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck on Friendship Road

A Gainesville woman on a motorcycle was killed Wednesday night in a Buford wreck, according to Georgia State Patrol.

May 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One side of Main Street in Gainesville reopens as work continues

A portion of Main Street in Gainesville that had been closed for more than a month reopened Thursday, but another section of the street will ...

May 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall man charged with child molestation

A Hall County man was being held without bail Thursday on charges of child molestation involving incidents that took place over a 21-month time period ...

May 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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