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Hall, Gainesville government merger will appear on fall ballot

Residents across Hall County will be asked on Election Day whether they want a study conducted to determine the cost and feasibility of consolidating local municipal and county governments, as held in Athens-Clarke and Macon-Bibb.

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Riverside honors community giants Wilheit, Cleveland

Riverside Military Academy's Alumni Hall, housing the Gainesville school's elegant mess hall, was filled Thursday evening with cadets and Gainesville civic and business leaders.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Venue multipurpose center opens doors in South Hall

One group of folks certainly excited about newly opened The Venue at Friendship Springs in South Hall is nearby active-adult community Village at Deaton Creek.

August 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DEA ruling on marijuana frustrates activists

Better count Hall County resident Katie Harrison among the millions of Americans stung by the Drug Enforcement Administration's decision on Thursday to keep marijuana on a list of the most dangerous drugs, despite growing popular support for legalization and medicinal use.

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Night of Awareness set for Saturday at First Baptist

Proceeds from a Saturday night barbecue dinner at First Baptist Church will benefit local programs that help hungry children and women recovering from sex trafficking.

August 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in critical condition after assault under Queen City bridge

Gainesville Police are investigating an assault Wednesday night on a man under the Queen City Parkway bridge.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Cleveland man's death as homicide

Authorities are investigating a Cleveland man's death as a homicide after his body was discovered at his home.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at the end of the year.

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water in a neighborhood near Cumming on Tuesday.

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities seek to ID wireless store robbery suspect

Authorities are seeking help in identifying a man suspected in a robbery at A Wireless in the 4700 block of Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman with flesh-eating bacteria suing Northeast Georgia Health System

Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System is accused of medical malpractice in a lawsuit involving a Gwinnett County woman who suffered amputations as part of her battle with flesh-eating bacteria.

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lekotek Gainesville location to serve more families of children with disabilities

A little boy named Camden sat on the floor in front of a computer game. He watched and laughed as a character in the game turned into a bright green worm.

August 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Braselton hospital natal unit ready to deliver expectations

The city of Braselton is expecting.

August 20, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Business panel calls for faster learning, more technical help

Learning new materials and ideas quickly and working directly with industry in the classroom were twin emphases Thursday at a seminar on the 21st century ...

August 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson football coach to speak at Gainesville church services

On the Sunday before the first full weekend of college football, one of the game's most prominent coaches will make his way to Gainesville.

August 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hot cars pose immediate danger to children

Twenty-six children are dead this year from being left in hot cars.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Fire crews battle house blaze in North Hall

A woman who had just moved into a rental home in northern Hall County lost most of her possessions in a Friday afternoon fire.

August 19, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch man sentenced to life in prison for impregnating young girl

A Flowery Branch man was convicted by a jury Thursday for impregnating an underage girl and causing "excessive mental pain" to other children.

August 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Katt Williams charged with battery in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Katt Williams with misdemeanor battery over an altercation he had with a woman in a parking lot last ...

August 18, 2016 | Wire, Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville Housing Authority kicks off new after-school girls club

A roomful of little girls painted their nails, chased balloons and shared snacks after school.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Privacy breach at Athens clinic gives pause to local providers

Local health care providers said they have taken note of a data breach at a clinic in Athens that exposed the private information and medical ...

August 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police: Gainesville man choked robbery victim, took cash

A Gainesville man is accused of putting another man in a chokehold last week in Gainesville and taking hundreds of dollars, police said.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Red Cross of Northeast Georgia helping flood victims in Louisiana

Simply getting to Louisiana to help flood victims was a long process for Jon Mayner.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

With repairs planned for Cobb Street bridge, Lula is turning its attention to another, nearby railroad crossing - this one running under Norfolk Southern tracks.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula man killed while working on car

A Lula man was killed Aug. 11 when a Chevy Trailblazer he was repairing pinned him to the ground, according to authorities.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sleep Number store opening Friday at North Lake Square

Mandy Skinner knows buying a mattress isn't something most people love doing, but she said the process can be more enjoyable at Sleep Number.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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