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United Way launches new outreach to better connect those in need with services

The United Way of Hall County launched a new community outreach Wednesday with the opening of a program to connect people in need with services.

March 01, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Free tax preparation available on three upcoming Tuesdays

Four local organizations are partnering to offer free tax preparation for individuals and households making less than $55,000 a year in Hall and surrounding counties.

March 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Heavy storms moving through North Georgia this afternoon

March is coming in like a lion with strong thunderstorms moving through the northern part of Georgia this afternoon, bringing heavy rain, wind and possibly hail.

March 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump’s order of small streams rule review draws criticism, praise

An executive order by President Donald Trump mandating a review of an Obama-era rule aimed at protecting small streams and wetlands from development and pollution has drawn partisan praise and criticism, as well as ire from environmentalists.

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville athletics manager celebrated for 31 years of service

As the clock struck 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, Beth Morris donned a shiny necklace reading "Officially Retired."

March 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Senate bill on dental services would help volunteer agencies

Those who work and operate the dental clinic at Good News Clinics are waiting for good news.

March 01, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




More lane closures planned as Boling Bridge work continues

Overnight single-lane closures are set this week as work continues on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at the Hall-Forsyth county line.

February 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia House to debate bills on school intervention, campus assault

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plan to consider dozens of bills on Wednesday, staring down a key deadline at the end of this week. Chamber rules require bills to pass at least one chamber by a certain point in the session. This year, the deadline falls on Friday.

February 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody and Ezra Kaplan Associated Press | Local


Sardis students embrace archery team

Every Tuesday afternoon, Destiny Wooley sticks her head through her racoon-fur-covered quiver strap and slings it across her shoulder, grabs her purple bow and heads to archery practice with 33 of her peers.

February 28, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Ledan/Sardis roundabout work could start in May

Motorists traveling through one of northwest Hall County's busiest intersections could see some traffic relief later this year.

February 28, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$27.5M in upgrades approved for Academies of Discovery, North Hall High, West Hall High

The Hall County school board approved about $27.5 million of construction work Monday night, including a $19.2 million bid for the additions and renovations at the Academies of Discovery.

February 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville, 6 Hall high schools achieve state honors for AP testing

Gainesville High School placed in four of six Advanced Placement Honor School categories, and all six Hall County school district high schools made the grade in at least one category, the Georgia Department of Education reported Monday.

February 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville company fighting nearly $50K in fines from worker’s death

A Gainesville company's attorney said Monday it plans to fight nearly $50,000 in fines stemming from a September fatal construction incident in Sugar Hill.

February 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia lawmakers scramble ahead of midterm deadline

ATLANTA - Two bills that would change the appearance of driver's licenses issued to immigrants with permission to be in the U.S. moved toward floor votes Monday as Georgia lawmakers began a critical week. Legislative rules require that bills pass at least one chamber by Friday to remain alive for the year.

February 27, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


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Rabid skunks, raccoon reported in Hall

Two rabid skunks were found recently in Hall County.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 8-year sentence in 2015 credit union heist

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a credit union in Homer in 2015.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County files response, motion to dismiss class-action pension lawsuit

Hall County filed a response Wednesday to the estimated $75 million class action pension lawsuit, claiming in its motion to dismiss that it had the ...

March 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman accused of molesting 13-year-old boy

A woman is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, police said.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Townhouse project may transform ‘blighted’ midtown

A private development company is partnering with the city of Gainesville to raze vacant, dilapidated homes in midtown and build townhouse-style rental properties.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


International economic reps from 11 countries tour Hall businesses, colleges

International economic representatives from 11 countries toured Hall County on Thursday to help them better be able to go back to their home countries and ...

March 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Amazon surprises World Language Academy students with 45 tablets

When World Language Academy Co-Principal Brittney Bennett got an email about a local business possibly donating some supplies, she didn't know who, what or ...

March 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall authorities arrest man wanted in alleged tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man accused of accepting payment for tree removal work without finishing the job has been arrested in Hall County.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in January ticked up to 4.8 percent, six-tenths of a percentage point higher than in December. In January 2016 ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Seven injured when Sheriff's Office car, van crash

A Hall County Sheriff's Office car carrying a suspect to jail crashed into a van late Wednesday night when the van was turning left ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


3 face murder charges in November death of US marshal from Flowery Branch

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of a U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch late last year.

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 work scheduled for weekend

Interstate 985 north of Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 will be partially closed this weekend as crews resurface a bridge that crosses over CSX railroad ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee High band to play in New York City St. Patrick's Day parade

It was business as usual for music teacher Daniel Merck and his students on Wednesday as they put in a full day's work at ...

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hunt for Gainesville superintendent continues

Gainesville School Board members will hold a closed-door meeting Saturday - their fourth in two weeks - as they continue their search for a new school superintendent.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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