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Proposed disability community in South Hall has many foes

Opposition, including an online petition with hundreds of names, is growing to plans for a 21-acre South Hall County community serving developmentally disabled adults.

September 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kids safety event happening in Buford

A digital fingerprinting unit will be available Monday through Saturday at Operation Kidsafe Safety Week in Buford.

September 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Townhomes planned across from Johnson High School

Plans for up to 105 townhouses are proposed across from Johnson High School in Oakwood on a site considered for condominiums before a bad economy several years ago killed the project.

September 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch graduate starts successful jewelry line

Haley Dunigan is trying to balance being a freshman in college and the owner of a booming business.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Colleges now graded on students' debt burden

Colleges and universities typically have been ranked on their academic achievements, social life and postgraduate offerings.

September 19, 2015 | By Joshua Silavent and Kristen Oliver, | Local

West Hall graduate gets national acclaim for children’s books

A 2001 graduate of West Hall High School is getting national attention with her series of imaginative, illustrated children's books geared at igniting young imaginations.

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Water manual update still due out this month

A draft of the Army Corps of Engineers' long-expected water management update governing the tri-state basin including Lake Lanier is still due out this month, with public meetings planned in October and November.

September 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Schools offer services for kids with specific needs

In one classroom, you might find a child with dyslexia, another with autism and another with a physical disability.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Clermont Days Festival celebrates family, community

Clermont celebrated its 15th annual Clermont Days Festival on Saturday, and people from north Georgia gathered for the activities throughout the day.

September 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

3 arrested after guns, synthetic pot seized

Three Gainesville men were arrested Friday and charged with intent to distribute more than $3,000 in synthetic marijuana as the result of a drug investigation.

September 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Art in the Square draws artists, onlookers

Two-year-old Annabella Santa Cruz of Flowery Branch skipped around a car in downtown Gainesville on Saturday, dousing it with bright-colored paint.

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Everyone loves a Shriner's parade

Most who lined up along Green Street and E.E. Butler Parkway Saturday morning came out to watch their child - or a grandchild - twirl a baton or a march in the band.

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You heard it here: Good Samaritan gives local man a puppy

After reading an article in The Times about Frank Chilli losing his pitbull puppy in a house fire last week, one Good Samaritan reached out and offered a new four-legged friend to help him cope.

September 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Tadmore Elementary gets new garden thanks to community support

In the center of Tadmore Elementary School is a breath of fresh air, a place where fountains splash, berries grow and hummingbirds and butterflies frequent.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Walmart robbery charge reduced to shoplifting

A man accused of taking a PlayStation 4 from a Walmart employee's hands without paying had his charge reduced when bound over to State Court on Friday morning.

September 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver begged for mercy before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jury selection begins for taxi driver slaying case

A panel of 50 prospective jurors entered Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom Monday morning to be seated for the murder case ...

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board approves $394K in updates

Some needed updates are coming to multiple Gainesville schools, including new bathrooms at the Gainesville Middle School baseball and softball fields.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall government still trying to control health care costs

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but controlling health care costs continues to be an issue for local government.

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Homeowner discovers ‘wall of fire’ in garage

An Old Whelchel Road homeowner working on his lawnmower returned to the garage Monday afternoon and found flames, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Train strikes van driven by elderly man; no one injured

An elderly Cornelia man left his car stuck on the railroad tracks Saturday before a train arrived, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood proposing $3.9 million budget

Oakwood rolled out a $3.9 million general operations, no-frills budget Monday night.

October 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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