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Townhomes get approval from Gainesville City Council

Plans for 14 townhomes got the Gainesville City Council's approval Tuesday night, over the objections of several area residents.

June 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville OKs 2016-17 budget with no tax increase

No tax or water/sewer rate increases are planned in the 2016-17 budget approved by the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday night.

June 07, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Judges, emcee named for Saturday's Battle of the Bands at Lanier Islands

Music lovers won't want to miss the inaugural North Georgia Battle of the Bands, presented by The Times and Lake Lanier Islands. The concert is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


'Water Wars' trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Highway Seafood Market earns high praise for fried shrimp po boy

Atlanta Highway Seafood Market has been awarded the 2016-17 "100 Plates Locals Love" distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division for its fried shrimp po boy.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 from Hall to compete in national debate tournament

Hall County will have two competitors in the National Speech & Debate Association tournament for the first time ever. The national event starts Sunday and lasts until June 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

June 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville budget meeting set for Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will meet Tuesday to consider approving a $33.5 million budget with no tax increases or water/sewer rate hikes.

June 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school district breaks ground on Mundy Mill elementary school

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision was officially approved Monday evening, and the ceremonial groundbreaking was held - just before a driving rain soaked the area.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


May tax revenues up 4.1 percent in Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for May were about $1.56 billion, an increase of $58.6 million, or 4.1 percent, year over year.

June 06, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville going with original Enota school plan, which includes destroying garden

The new school planned for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will be built as originally designed, Delores Diaz, chair of the Gainesville school board, announced at a work session Monday.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Chestatee High student dies in ATV accident

A Chestatee High School rising junior died Sunday night in an ATV accident in South Georgia, Hall County school officials said Monday.

June 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hathcock to lead Martin elementary school

Ley Hathcock, who is a former engineer and has been with Hall County Schools since 2011, will be the interim principal at Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


McEver Road reconstruction in Oakwood underway, could finish by mid-July

Workers are busy rebuilding a 2-mile stretch of McEver Road in Oakwood, a long-awaited project for motorists who regularly travel the busy West Hall artery.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont special election proposed for Nov. 8

A Nov. 8 special election could be in the works to fill a vacant seat on the Clermont Town Council.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades to historic Roosevelt Square in Gainesville could start in June

Improvements to Gainesville's historic Roosevelt Square, including landscaping and the eventual placement of a monument to public safety workers, could start later this month.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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One adult killed, one child seriously hurt in Friday rollover wreck in Braselton

A Jefferson woman died and a child suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


White County ends partnership with YMCA

The Georgia Mountains YMCA, headquartered in Gainesville, is losing its White County operations after the White County Commission voted 3-2 to take back its parks ...

June 19, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and J.K. Devine news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expect delays this week on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake

Motorists can expect some delays this week on Spout Springs Road as road crews clear brush and vegetation in preparation for a traffic light at ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Firefighters battle fire in northwestern Hall County

Hall County Fire Services responded Sunday afternoon to a residential fire in the 7000 block of Spring Valley Drive off Barkers Bend in northwestern Hall ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Group seeks to plant seeds of healing for women escaping sex trafficking

For women escaping the sex trafficking industry, opportunities to start over new are slim, and places they can go to heal fully are even fewer.

June 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Father-son bridge builders span generations

Jacob Greer has at least one very good reason to be thankful on Father's Day.

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch student has designs on national tech prize

A junior at Flowery Branch High School will be the first student from her school to compete at the national conference of the Technology Student ...

June 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Water loss from leaks can drain big bucks from cities, customers

Gainesville recovered nearly 59 million gallons of water in the first five years of a leak detection program, saving an estimated $126,000 in the ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge recommends dismissal of jail immigration lawsuit

A federal magistrate judge recommended this month the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the immigration program in place at the Hall County Jail, according to ...

June 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton family-run frame shop offers many creative options

Whether it's a piece of art, a limited edition print or a family heirloom, preserving it properly is important to those who own it.

June 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Four Tops bring back memories at botanical garden concert

The classic R&B group The Four Tops performed Saturday night at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, A Smithgall Woodland Legacy in Gainesville, giving concertgoers musical ...

June 18, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Symphony fans savor sweet summer sounds at Smithgall Arts Center

The Arts Council and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 40th annual Gainesville show Saturday with a night of light orchestral pieces under the stars ...

June 18, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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