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UNG breaks ground on new convocation center in Dahlonega

With exceptional growth following its consolidation three years ago, the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus needs a new, multipurpose event center.

June 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 from Demorest charged after puppy found in hot car in Buford

A Gwinnett County Police officer broke a window Tuesday to rescue a puppy from a car in the Mall of Georgia parking lot, according to authorities.

June 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Roads near Gainesville Target reopened following bomb threat

Gainesville Police cleared the scene of a bomb threat at the Gainesville Target after 3:30 p.m. Friday after investigating at the Shallowford Road store.

June 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


University of North Georgia to add Japanese concentration with grant

The University of North Georgia will start a concentration in Japanese studies in fall 2017, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Japan Foundation.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council gives first OK to dropping tax rate

If Flowery Branch residents see a hike in their property tax bills, it won't be because of the city's tax rate.

June 02, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Rezoning for senior housing development gets Flowery Branch OK

A 60-unit affordable housing project geared to residents 55 and older is a step closer to development in Flowery Branch.

June 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two from Hall get Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships

Two students from Hall County have received Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships to pursue master's degrees before teaching in the state for at least three years.

June 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Students engage fight against drug overdoses

Equipping school campuses with medication that can save drug overdose victims has become a priority in the local fight against heroin and prescription painkiller abuse.

June 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lightning claims Big Oak Farm’s 200-year-old tree

Lightning struck, and Larry Nix started down the hallway. The lights and television went out, but the biggest shock still awaited the longtime Hall County resident.

June 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Candle started Wednesday fire in Oakwood

A candle started a fire Wednesday morning in Oakwood, according to Hall County Fire Services.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Slideshow: Hot air balloons rise above Helen

June 02, 2016 | Scott Rogers | Local


Man charged with arson in Memorial Day fire that burned woman

A man has been charged with arson and aggravated battery in a Memorial Day fire that injured a 56-year-old woman.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 townhome units damaged in fire caused by lightning

A lightning strike caused a fire early this morning in Oakwood, according to Hall County Fire Services.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


National collegiate rowing competition brings thousands to Gainesville

While many spent Memorial Day weekend lounging by the pool or barbecuing with friends, thousands in Gainesville spent the weekend at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

June 02, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoffman Senior Living offering quality home-like setting

John and Amy Hoffman have been working in the patient care field for years.

June 02, 2016 | LeAnne Akin Times Regional Staff | Local


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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


State lawmakers ponder tax break for music industry

A legislative working group, perhaps hoping to spawn the next Allman Brothers Band, REM or Outkast, will review possible tax incentives for the Georgia music ...

June 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Braselton woman collects ‘heartfelt notes’ for Orlando victims

A Braselton woman is collecting "love notes" to send to the families and friends of the victims of Sunday's fatal attack at a gay ...

June 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall County native gets ‘Daisy’ nursing award from Emory Hospital

A Hall County native was named a "Daisy" award winner earlier this month at Emory Hospital.

June 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SLIDESHOW: Lanier Tech grants diplomas to 985 in 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

June 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall solicitor general discusses dangers of teens 'sexting'

All the kids are doing it.

June 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Former Hall fire battalion chief denies harassment charge, attorney says

A former Hall County Fire Services battalion chief denied any sort of intimidation or threats of county employees, his attorney said Friday.

June 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man indicted on rape charge from 2013 case

A 61-year-old man was indicted this month on a charge of rape from 2013, according to authorities.

June 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local






Williams is new Brenau dean of College of Education

Eugene Williams, who has been a Brenau University professor since 2008, has been named dean of the College of Education.

June 17, 2016 | | Local


Hospital’s garden is latest stop for visitor studying nature’s health benefits

The truth of grandma's sayings about the benefits of gardening and nature was a subject for conversation Thursday in Anne's Garden at the ...

June 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County plans worker raises, no tax increase in 2017 budget

Employee pay raises are at the fore of a $97 million spending plan Hall County officials are considering for the 2017 fiscal year.

June 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stalled Flowery Branch subdivision to rise from the weeds

An Arizona-based developer got the green light Thursday to get bulldozers moving again on a 53-acre Flowery Branch subdivision that had been killed by the ...

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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