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Gainesville schools start hunt for Creel’s replacement

Gainesville city schools are officially on the hunt for a new superintendent to replace Wanda Creel.

November 11, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


How Hall’s students will celebrate Veterans Day

Stories from veterans and patriotic music will fill local schools Friday in celebration of Veterans Day.

November 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Smoke from North Georgia wildfire blows into Hall County

A haze and strong smell of smoke filled the air in Hall County on Thursday following reports of smoke throughout the northern part of the state due to wildfires near the Tennessee line.

November 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Transit talk needs to ‘connect dots’ between service, economic development

For Gainesville resident Albert Powers, having public bus service on Saturdays would help him out on paydays.

November 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Large pizza to be Lumpkin County man’s last meal before scheduled execution

A Lumpkin County man made his request for a "large meat pizza" for his last meal before he is set to be executed Wednesday, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

November 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce honors companies as industries of the year

Three businesses were honored for their economic impact, corporate responsibility and workforce excellence at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's eighth annual industry appreciation luncheon Thursday.

November 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


E.E. Butler Parkway now reopened following gas leak

A fuel leak from a truck closed part of E.E. Butler Parkway near downtown Gainesville for about 45 minutes late Thursday morning.

November 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County authorities seek help to find missing woman

Hall County authorities are seeking help in finding a missing woman.

November 10, 2016 | | Local


Program helps seniors with heating costs

Colder months don't always mean relaxing evenings cozying up by the fire, moseying around ice skating rinks and sipping warm hot chocolate for people who can't afford to keep their heaters on.

November 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall voters look toward Trump presidency with optimism, skepticism

Local reaction to Republican Donald Trump's ascendancy to the White House revealed a mix of joy, relief and despair among those from the political and business communities of Hall County.

November 09, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent and Clark Leonard news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


University of North Georgia enrollment up 5.4 percent

The University of North Georgia's enrollment grew 5.4 percent for the fall semester, according to figures released by the University System of Georgia.

November 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mount Airy man killed in Maysville wreck

A Mount Airy man was killed when his pickup truck traveled down an embankment on a Maysville road, according to authorities.

November 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville attorney Corso charged with battery, obstruction

A Gainesville attorney is accused of shoving an officer Tuesday outside of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children in Gainesville after an argument, according to authorities.

November 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Board of Commissioners set to vote on DOT money for Longstreet Bridge

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to vote Thursday to accept $57,400 from the DOT for slightly more than a half-acre at the Georgia State Patrol post off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129 for construction of the new Longstreet Bridge crossing Lake Lanier.

November 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Land being secured for new Exit 14 interchange

The Georgia Department of Transportation is making room for the controversial new Martin Road interchange, or Exit 14, in South Hall, snapping up a couple of key pieces of property this week.

November 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Small shops get their shot at holiday sales on Small Business Saturday

Everyone knows Black Friday is dominated by the name brand big-box retail titans. But Saturday is for the little guy, when Mom and Pop clothing ...

November 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Funeral held for US marshal from South Hall killed on duty

NORCROSS - Hundreds of mourners gathered in Georgia to remember a deputy U.S. marshal who was killed while he and other officers were pursuing a ...

November 26, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck near Rome

A man from Gainesville died in a one-car vehicle crash early Thursday near Rome.

November 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Local homeowners take advantage of Web-based room sharing option

There's no place like home. And when you're on the road, sometimes a hotel just isn't homey enough.

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Georgia among 5 states struggling with surging numbers of foster children

NEW YORK - The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, with Georgia leading the five states that account ...

November 26, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Help offered when holiday struggles mount

Compared to the rest of the year, the holiday week usually generates fewer first-time calls from domestic violence victims and fewer people seeking shelter, said ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rarer languages call for special courtroom help from interpreters

On the courtroom's back pew, Cornelio Lazarescue sat through a three-day trial last week with a pair of jet-black headphones. Next to him was ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoppers bust doors, hunt bargains, find deals as Black Friday launches holiday buying season

Black Friday is either an exhilarating way to score a deal or an overwhelming disaster of traffic and digging through bargain bins, depending whom you ...

November 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Free clinic for lower limb amputees set for Dec. 6

Prosthetist Kevin Carroll and other local prosthetics experts are holding a free patient education clinic for lower limb amputees.

November 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SUV, ambulance crash, both flipping and injuring 4 total

Four people, including a child, were injured this morning when an SUV crossed the centerline of Ga. 11 and struck an ambulance, causing both vehicles ...

November 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau’s softball complex finally finished, set to open Feb. 9

The first phase of Brenau University's athletic complex is finished.

November 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


UNG students make ‘eye-opening’ trek to immigration detention center

Days after his trip, Bryan Herrera can still remember the Stewart Detention Center detainee's name and identification number.

November 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Northeast Georgia tourism affected by smoke

The wildfires and accompanying smoke in the Southeast have led to phones ringing all over Northeast Georgia.

November 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Slow progress made to address affordable housing shortage

There's nothing quite like seeing a project come to fruition.

November 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News at noon serves annual Thanksgiving meal

With the stress of travel and spectacle of parades and super-sales, it can be easy to forget the true spirit of Thanksgiving - giving thanks and ...

November 24, 2016 | Emily Williams | Local


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