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East Hall couple gets planners’ blessing to turn homestead into wedding venue

An East Hall couple got the initial OK Tuesday night to turn its scenic homestead into a wedding and events venue.

September 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 options laid out for new Enota school

A new school for Enota was the subject of more than an hour of talking at Monday's Gainesville Board of Education meeting, and another "open forum" session will be set.

September 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville Superintendent Wanda Creel leaving at end of school year

Wanda Creel will finish her contract as superintendent of Gainesville schools, but it will not be extended and she will leave the school district at the end of June 2017.

September 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Gainesville man accused of attempted rape at Dairy Queen

A Gainesville man is accused of attempting to sexually assault a woman in a Gainesville Dairy Queen restroom, police said.

September 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville square may get more free Wi-Fi

Gainesville is looking to establish a free wireless broadband hotspot in the downtown square to improve e-commerce, recruit new businesses, provide educational opportunities in an outdoor setting and promote cultural events in the historic heart of the city.

September 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Johnson senior accused of threatening school shooting

A 17-year-old Johnson High School senior was arrested and suspended after authorities say he wrote he intended to hurt teachers and students at the school.

September 06, 2016 | | Local


Road Atlanta prepping ‘glamping’ event next June

Road Atlanta is preparing to a host a high-end "glamping" event next June, replete with live music, car exhibitions, food vendors and other upscale amenities.

September 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Remains found in vacant lot belong to Gainesville man, police said

The human remains found Friday in a vacant Gainesville lot have been identified as a Gainesville man, police said.

September 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One person critically injured after morning Candler Highway wreck

One driver was critically injured after a Jeep collided with a tractor-trailer Tuesday morning on Ga.60/Candler Highway.

September 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Belk Fall Charity Sale open as fundraiser to all nonprofits

The Belk Fall Charity Sale is coming up on Nov. 5, and nonprofit groups can go ahead and contact the Gainesville store at Lakeshore Mall to become one of the agencies fundraising from the sale this fall.

September 05, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Chattahoochee Riverkeeper opens new office in Gainesville square

It may look like an outdoorsy retail store from the sidewalk, but the newest tenant in the Gainesville square is longtime environmental watchdog Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.

September 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman who received help from Family Promise now on board

Homeless families in Hall County just got a new voice.

September 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kroger partnering with Georgia Mountain Food Bank for milk drive

There is one basic staple that food banks across the country are always lacking, and local Kroger stores want to change that.

September 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police warn of jury duty scam

Gainesville Police received a pair of reports Friday from people receiving threatening calls regarding missed jury duty, a scam making its way around the country.

September 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Subdivisions returning to planning agendas

Proposed subdivisions are back on planning board agendas, including a 186-lot one off Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

September 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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GSP: Woman said she fell asleep before 4-car Browns Bridge Road wreck

Browns Bridge Road was briefly shut down in both directions in West Hall County due to a four-vehicle wreck near Mincey Marble on Thursday afternoon.

September 22, 2016 | | Local


Local activist encouraged by Obama’s steps to address prescription, heroin epidemic

The Obama administration has instructed federal agencies to begin taking a number of actions this week to address the national prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic.

September 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Slideshow: Students sign beams for new building at Centennial Arts Academy

Students gathered to sign beams for the two-story Centennial Arts Academy addition on Thursday morning.

September 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in Hall

The metro Gainesville area's unemployment rate in August dipped to 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.5 percent in ...

September 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Burlington opens, Five Guys relocating as North Lake Square grows

North Lake Square continues to grow along Dawsonville Highway and will soon feature a nail salon, pizza delivery shop and relocated burger joint.

September 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Flowery Branch veteran reunited with lost Army uniform

James Mulkey was looking for his Army uniform for months before he saw a stranger's viral Facebook post about it.

September 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New park creates political tension between District 4 commission candidates

The campaign for the District 4 Hall County Board of Commissioners seat took an interesting turn Wednesday when Democratic challenger Angela Middleton asserted her credentials ...

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed park behind Harrison Square could boost area

Hall County is looking to purchase more than 21 acres behind the Harrison Square public housing complex on the south side of Gainesville to develop ...

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find $101K of meth in cooler

A Norcross man faces methamphetamine trafficking charges after about $101,000 worth of meth was seized, authorities said.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man charged with Wal-Mart armed robbery in Oakwood

A Gainesville man is accused of swinging a box cutter at a Wal-Mart employee in Oakwood when he allegedly tried to leave with unpaid merchandise ...

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Free bra fittings at Belk to benefit breast cancer research

The Belk store at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville will provide free bra fittings Sept. 30 to support Susan G. Komen, the world's largest nonprofit ...

September 21, 2016 | | Local


Enota school design public forum set for Thursday night

A public forum to discuss a proposed new school for Enota that has generated controversy for months is planned at the school Thursday night, and ...

September 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local




Child, adult suffer possibly serious injuries in Gainesville wreck

Two people in a wreck Wednesday morning - including a child - were transferred to hospitals, police said. The child was transported the Egleston campus of Children ...

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid raccoon makes contact with 2 dogs in East Hall

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in East Hall. It is the 10th confirmed case of rabies in Hall ...

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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