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Photo slideshow: May Day ceremonies at Brenau University

Hundreds of Brenau graduates, current students and family members were on the campus Saturday for the annual May Day celebration. Events included the traditional May Court and Maypole wrapping ceremonies, tours of Brenau's campus and sorority buildings, a fashion show and more.

April 08, 2017 | Erin Smith | Local


Longstreet Society displays historic documents with presidential signatures at Piedmont Hotel

Fourteen rare, historic and original documents, complete with the signatures of 13 presidents, were on display at the fourth annual bivouac and picnic Saturday at the Historic Piedmont Hotel in Gainesville.

April 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Volunteers give the 'Hooch a scrubbing at Don Carter Park

A group of 24 local volunteers were part of a much bigger project Saturday at Don Carter State Park: the seventh annual Sweep the Hooch event, which picks up tons of trash every year from the banks and waters of the Chattahoochee River with about 700 volunteers.

April 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Sheriff's Office seeks man who robbed Buford McDonald's at gunpoint

Hall County Sheriff's Office officials are seeking the man who robbed a McDonald's in Buford at gunpoint in the early morning hours Saturday.

April 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


US strikes win global praise, but ratchet up Russia tension

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The United States vowed Friday to keep the pressure on Syria after the intense nighttime wave of missile strikes from U.S. ships, despite the prospect of escalating Russian ill will that could further inflame one of the world's most vexing conflicts.

April 08, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Gainesville’s ‘little airport’ has big plans

Kit Dunlap, the head of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, likes to describe Gainesville's "little airport" as a success story.

April 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Mother of sexual abuse victim shares journey for justice

She didn't know what signs to look for.

April 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One of two Mundy Mill Waffle Houses closes

The tale of the two Waffle Houses off Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood, which are only 0.4 of a mile apart, has ended.

April 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Police: Man accused of $10,000 credit union scheme

A man is accused of defrauding two Hall County credit unions of more than $10,000, police said.

April 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Spring expo draws garden enthusiasts to learn, buy plants

The Hall County Master Gardeners Spring Expo began Friday and continues Saturday, with more than 60 vendors offering flowers, trees, shrubs and garden products.

April 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Boil water advisory issued for 2 Braselton neighborhoods

Residents of two Braselton neighborhoods are asked not to drink their water without boiling it. The city's water system lost pressure in the Friendship Road area, creating the potential for fecal contamination.

April 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Domestic violence survivor tells her story

Celebrating the more than $1 million in transitional housing fundraising for domestic violence survivors, Abigail Cutchshaw pondered her "full-circle moment."

April 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Indoor trampoline park opens in Gainesville

Jumping off the walls is encouraged at Get Air Gainesville, a new indoor trampoline park.

April 06, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Professor: Democrats picked wrong Supreme Court battle

Charles Bullock suggested Democrats in the U.S. Senate made a mistake Thursday in seeking to block a vote on Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.

April 06, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


UNG authorities investigate bomb threat at Gainesville campus; library ruled safe

A bomb threat was investigated at the University of North Georgia library on the Gainesville campus Thursday afternoon, but the library was later cleared as being safe.

April 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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Hispanic church ordered to stop remodeling project on Dawsonville Highway

The pastor trying to open a new Hispanic church at 2344 Dawsonville Highway said Tuesday he's hopeful of getting the project out from under ...

April 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall weighing changes to elections office

Now five months without an elections director, Hall County is using the break between elections to decide whether to restructure its elections office before hiring ...

April 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Enota school to host walk-through April 30 before demolition

Enota school alumni and area residents are invited to drop in, walk the halls and remember the history of the Enota school building during an ...

April 18, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville school system to spend $220K for 3 new buses

Gainesville City Schools will be getting three new school buses this fall to replace aging buses in the district.

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pilot program helps struggling Hall students make it to technical college

East Hall High School seniors Edgar Garcia and Veronica Lopez are on track to be the first among their siblings to earn a high school ...

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch man accused in mailbox check theft case

A Flowery Branch man is accused of possessing several checks stolen from mailboxes in South Hall, according to police.

April 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man broke victim’s ribs

A Braselton man is accused of breaking another person's ribs and injuring the victim's liver and spleen in a Christmas Day assault, according ...

April 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Middle School, police investigating possible assault by teacher

The mother of a 12-year-old Gainesville Middle School student said the teacher who put his hands on her son should be arrested.

April 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville family attends annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Some good luck turned into a golden egg for a Gainesville family that was on its way Monday to the annual Easter Egg Roll at ...

April 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Forest land sale revived by lawmakers, environmentalists

Thirty parcels of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest would be sold if a bill from Georgia lawmakers introduced this legislative session clears Congress.

April 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


H&R Block partners with Humane Society, brings in puppies during tax season

H&R Block and the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia teamed up to make tax season more bearable for everyone.

April 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Robinsons are ambassador family for upcoming March of Dimes

Torie Robinson was born weighing only 1 pound - so tiny her mom Tocoa Robinson's wedding ring could fit around her leg.

April 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery - one that leads to East Hall Middle School - is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

April 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire destroys South Hall home

A South Hall home was destroyed in a fire Sunday night.

April 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Will SPLOST ever end? That’s up to Hall voters

A Hall County official says he's confident voters will continue to back a revenue-generating 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax, commonly known as ...

April 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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