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Monthslong nighttime I-985 lane closures begin Wednesday; daytime closures start Monday

Buckle your seat belt. Road improvements and the accompanying lane closures on Interstate 985 begin Wednesday night and will expand to include daytime closures next week.

July 05, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


KKK lawsuit over Union County Adopt-A-Highway program may go forward

A lawsuit from the Ku Klux Klan over adopting part of a highway in Union County for litter pickup may go forward to trial following a ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court.

July 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Agencies spotlight motorcycle, bike safety at Saturday event

The Hall County Sheriff's Office and other local safety agencies will gather Saturday for an event about bicycle and motorcycle safety.

July 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Helen business owner sets sights on alpine coaster

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is a quiet little ride known as an "alpine coaster" that lets single riders cruise through the mountains and enjoy the view.

July 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Elachee Drive bridge planned over I-985

A new Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is being proposed, with construction possibly starting on the $3.3 million replacement in 2020.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


How drought has affected Jaemor’s peach crop

ALTO - The farmers at Jaemor Farms know quality peaches.

July 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Woods fire smolders in lakeside subdivision

A recurring woods fire at a subdivision in northwest Hall County kept federal, state and local agencies busy over the July Fourth weekend.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall company’s expansion plans stir talk about Browns Bridge Road traffic

The proposed expansion of a West Hall marble plant has raised larger questions about traffic along busy Browns Bridge Road.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen charged in shooting death of Cleveland man

A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Cleveland man.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Smith: Here's how to take good fireworks pictures

Fireworks have become one of the most revered American traditions to celebrate the independence of the United States. Celebration of the Fourth of July brings family and friends together to have fun on a muggy summer night and watch the sky light up, but fireworks can be one of the most difficult things to photograph.

July 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Flowery Branch resident running 40th Peachtree Road Race

Mel Wages is a Peachtree Road Race expert.

July 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 older adult communities seek approval this week

Two older adult communities proposed in Hall County are up for approval Tuesday as they go before government officials.

July 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Advocate: Homeless in Hall ‘are a part of us’

Hall County resident Carol Werner knows what it's like to lose everything.

July 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Company offers women self-defense tips, tools, peace of mind

Most women have been given some basic self-defense tips - hold your car key between your fingers when you walk to your car at night, for instance - but few women are properly equipped to defend themselves if attacked.

July 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Busy July Fourth holiday weekend puts focus on Lake Lanier safety

On a recent weekday morning, Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Barry Britt can barely see a boat on Lake Lanier for miles. Patrolling the waters, he checks for flotation devices on one man's fishing boat. Twenty minutes later, he's admonishing a couple on personal watercrafts about jumping a wake too close to a boat.

July 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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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


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legion commander explains etiquette used in lowering American flag to half-staff

In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies across the nation, it's not uncommon to see the American flag flying at half-staff.

July 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Green Street study reveals difficulty of widening, redesigning road

More than 33,000 automobiles travel up and down historic Green Street in Gainesville each day, and heavy trucks account for 16 percent of all ...

July 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roads reopen after gas leak shut down roads near Hog Mountain-Blackjack intersection in South Hall

All roads have been reopened after closures near the intersection of Hog Mountain and Blackjack roads in South Hall because of a large gas leak ...

July 14, 2016 | | Local


‘Pokemon Go’ gets its fans moving, smartphones in hand

"Pokemon Go" has caught on fast, and players in Hall County are singing its praises for making its users more active.

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Unity meeting set Thursday with Gainesville police, city officials

Communities across the nation are still reeling from the events last week that left two black men dead at the hands of white police officers ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Mental health program for families adopts Spanish-language model

It is said that the mentally ill often suffer in silence.

July 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Hall man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A Hall County man is accused of transmitting sexually explicit photographs on his cellphone and later tampering with evidence, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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