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Hall County OKs new development, gets support from Gainesville for Tumbling Creek bridge

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday needed for the construction of 99 homes off Cool Springs and Chestatee roads in northwest Hall.

January 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Civil rights leader's appearance at Brenau postponed

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, one of the most significant individuals from the American civil rights movement, had planned to speak Wednesday at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium. But winter weather has postponed the event. A makeup date has not yet been set.

January 14, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: When will McEver Road, bridges in Hall be fixed?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

January 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jury deliberates Hall child cruelty case involving burned toddler

A child cruelty case involving a day care worker accused of scalding a 16-month-old boy in June 2014 is now in the hands of a Hall County jury.

January 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 people hurt in Thompson Bridge Road wreck

Two women were injured in a a three-vehicle accident that closed southbound lanes of Thompson Bridge Road just north of the Green Street split Thursday night around 6 p.m.

January 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jeff Stowe seeking re-election to county commission

Hall County Commissioner Jeff Stowe will seek another four-year term representing District 4, which includes more than 80 percent of Gainesville.

January 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man found guilty of attempted rape, sentenced to 50 years in prison

For what Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller considered a crime causing a "lifetime of damage," the sentence from the bench for Brandon Scott Nix totalled 50 years in prison.

January 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville joins Hall in supporting public art project

The Vision 2030 Public Art Committee is hoping to expand the influence of paintings, sculptures, digital designs and other art projects throughout Hall County, and they now have a supporter in Gainesville.

January 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jury begins deliberating verdict in case of kidnapped jogger

The jury will take the case today of a Gainesville man accused of grabbing a jogger in East Hall County and sexually assaulting her.

January 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 charged with making false statements in connection with fake hostage report

Authorities responding to a report of a possible hostage situation in downtown Dawsonville last week took two men into custody in connection with making false statements.

January 13, 2016 | By Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


3 Gainesville men charged in alleged prison drug trafficking

Three Gainesville men are among 17 people charged by the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with an alleged drug trafficking ring that operated inside the walls of multiple Georgia prisons with the use of contraband cellphones around June 2014.

January 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall School District aiming to improve central office security

Security is a top priority for local schools, but the Hall County School District also wants to improve the security of its central office.

January 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont Town Council appears set with 2 qualifying candidates

Clermont Town Council appears set to have two new members.

January 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Witnesses praise day care worker during child cruelty trial

Defense witnesses presented a different picture of Eddye Pittmon in a child cruelty case in Hall Superior Court Wednesday, portraying her as a skillful day care teacher.

January 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal gives lawmakers more time to review education overhaul

Gov. Nathan Deal urged state lawmakers to spend this year's legislative session studying sweeping changes to Georgia's public education system, temporarily backing away from contentious proposals to tie teacher pay to student performance and overhaul the state's method for funding schools.

January 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Crunched for space: Carter family wants affordable place with breathing room

In the claustrophobic confines of Brenda and Darrell Carter's Gainesville apartment, 26-year-old Cortney Jackson sits on a sofa surrounded by medical equipment, framed photos ...

January 30, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Principals, state labor chief focus on workplace habits at panel discussion

An employee at Kubota Manufacturing who is late, leaves early or is absent without scheduling time off six times in a year no longer has ...

January 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Suspect wanted in armed robbery at Dollar General

An armed man told everyone to get on the ground Thursday night in a Gainesville Dollar General and demanded cash from the cashier, police said.

January 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Better coordinated services may help curb growing homeless population

A renewed focus on homelessness in Gainesville comes just as the population of those living on the streets grows beyond the resources available to serve ...

January 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman claims amputated leg discarded by hospital

A woman claims in a lawsuit that the hospital discarded her amputated leg and caused her "irreparable harm" because of her desire to bury it.

January 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Poultry expo draws record number of exhibitors

ATLANTA - The annual International Production & Processing Expo - the major trade show for the poultry, egg, meat and feed industries - concluded Thursday with a record number ...

January 28, 2016 | By Barbara Olejnik Times regional staff | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate up to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for December was 4.3 percent, up from 4.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2014 was 5 ...

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Hall Correctional Institution to open next month

The facility to replace the old Hall County Correctional Institution will have its grand opening on Feb. 12.

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Alpharetta man indicted for attempted arson of occupied North Forsyth home

January 28, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


State House, Senate split on new medical cannabis bill

With hearings kicking off this week in the state legislature over a proposed bill to allow the in-state cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis, the ...

January 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Raccoon is first Hall rabies case of 2016

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in the Cape Road area of East Hall.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Avita opening women’s treatment program

A group that offers multiple services in Hall County is opening a new residential addiction treatment program for women off Airport Road in Gainesville.

January 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Suspects manipulate machine to steal lottery tickets

A day after the largest Powerball drawing ever, three suspects in Oakwood are accused of manipulating a convenience store's lottery ticket machine to get ...

January 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn't have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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