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New multipurpose event center opening in South Hall

A 40,000-square-foot multipurpose event center is set to open in South Hall July 17 with a steady customer: Cross Pointe Church.

July 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Repairs planned for historic Lula bridge that closed last year

Lula's historic Cobb Street bridge will be getting repairs in the near future as all involved parties have reached an agreement to upgrade the structure.

July 07, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Flowery Branch City council approves City Hall financing

Park Walk subdivision moved a step closer to construction, and financing for a new City Hall was approved Monday night by the Flowery Branch City Council.

July 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall Fire Services names Mark Arnold deputy chief

Hall County Fire Services has promoted a brigade commander to the post of deputy fire chief.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board says it has PR problem

Gainesville Board of Education members believe the district has communication and public relations problems, according to an anonymous self-assessment.

July 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall native runs Peachtree Road Race nearly 9 years after temporary paralysis

When Ben Hildebrant was 16, his father would push his wheelchair down Peachtree Road, from the Shepherd Center to a nearby restaurant.

July 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Buford mechanic dies after shop incident

A Buford man died after he was inflating a tire Tuesday morning and suffered a head injury, according to authorities.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Recruiting event set for background check company coming to Flowery Branch

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Wholesale Screening Solutions recruit 50 research analysts to work in Flowery Branch. The background check company, which is a subsidiary of the Lowers Risk Group, plans to hire for those positions by October.

July 06, 2016 | | Local




Car wash manager, employee stop attempted carjacking with toddler inside

Landrell Payne said "everything started from a scream."

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Less than 100 without power in Hall in midst of thunderstorms

Less than 100 Hall County residents were without power at 4 p.m. as thunderstorms rolled through the area Wednesday afternoon. More than 1,600 were without power at the height of the storms.

July 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Busy July Fourth weekend marked by increased boating incidents, one serious injury on Lake Lanier

Though there were no fatalities, the Department of Natural Resources reported a higher number of boating incidents and injuries from the year before.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer charged in crash that caused serious injury on Lake Lanier

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has confirmed that one of its officers has been charged after being involved in a weekend boating incident on Lake Lanier that left one man seriously injured.

July 06, 2016 | By Jim Dean jdean@forsythnews.com | Local


Times seeks to interview 1996 Olympics volunteers

As part of special coverage of the Atlanta Olympics' 20th anniversary, The Times would like to interview area residents who worked as volunteers during the games, including those who housed rowing and canoe/kayak athletes and may even still keep up with them.

July 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies new trial in burned toddler case

A judge denied a new trial for the worker convicted in January of scalding a 16-month-old boy at a Clermont day care.

July 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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