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New jobs coming at Wrigley plant in Flowery Branch

Six years after a company-wide downsizing, The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is hiring 150 new employees in Flowery Branch.

May 06, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Settlement reached between fired deputies, sheriff

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and two former deputies reached a settlement almost two years since the deputies' terminations.

May 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Body found in North Hall

A body was found Tuesday evening in the woods in North Hall County, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

May 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Clermont votes down deannexation request

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to deny a businessman's request to deannex from the North Hall town.

May 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Ninth Grade Center will give school face-lift

Gainesville High School will open its ninth grade center to students in the fall, and the older campus it's moving to will get a new look with it.

May 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Citizens group wants parking additions to new trail

A transportation citizens advisory group is recommending that parking be added to each end of a segment of the Central Hall Multi-Use Trail now under construction.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


National Day of Prayer events available Thursday

Multiple options are available locally for those wishing to mark the 64th annual National Day of Prayer with other people of faith.

May 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Child welfare reform bill signed by Gov. Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 138 into law Tuesday, a significant step for many child welfare advocates in helping children in the foster care system.

May 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Citizens group wants parking additions to new trail

A transportation citizens advisory group is recommending that parking be added to each end of a segment of the Central Hall Multi-Use Trail now under construction.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


At-large voting resurfaces as campaign issue in upcoming council elections

Challenges to Gainesville's at-large voting system emerged in earnest a quarter-century ago, with fervor about the issue coming and going with election seasons.

May 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Council sets tax rates, moving forward on budget

Gainesville City Council unanimously OK'd property tax rates for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1, at its meeting Tuesday night.

May 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Ninth Grade Center will give school face-lift

Gainesville High School will open its ninth grade center to students in the fall, and the older campus it's moving to will get a new look with it.

May 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Area prepares for National Day of Prayer

Multiple options are available locally for those wishing to mark the 64th annual National Day of Prayer with other people of faith.

May 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Georgia Chamber leader talks past, future at local breakfast

Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Clark told a packed house of local business leaders Tuesday that the organization has been working on behalf of entrepreneurs for 100 years.

May 05, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man injured when load shifts, garbage truck overturns

A garbage truck driver was injured and transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after his truck rolled onto its side as he turned right onto Queen City Parkway from Aviation Boulevard, according to Sgt. Anthony Coleman of the Georgia State Patrol.

May 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Officials warn parents about dangers of hot cars

With temperatures on the rise, child safety advocates are hoping to give tips to parents about the precious cargo in their backseats.

May 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Clermont educator, dairy owner appointed to childhood obesity council

Clermont's Jennifer Glover is already a busy woman, between owning and operating Glo Crest Dairy and Mountain Fresh Creamery with her husband, Scott, and working as assistant principal of White County Intermediate School.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man charged in stabbing death of roommate

A 57-year-old man has been charged with murder in the early Sunday stabbing death of a 48-year-old man in North Forsyth County.

May 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Derby draws dreamers to Clark’s Bridge Park

When it comes to the annual Rubber Duck Derby, that wind coming off the lake can work for you or against you.

May 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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