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Fraud creates delays in processing state tax returns

State income tax refunds may be delayed this year since returns are taking longer to process as a result of increased fraud, according to Commissioner Lynne Riley of the Georgia Department of Revenue.

June 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Affordable housing proposals polarizing in Hall County

Proposed affordable housing developments across Hall County have drawn opposition from several corners.

June 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Timbali Crafts connects Gainesville to Swaziland-made goods

A new store in downtown Gainesville is easily identifiable by the bright, colorful patterns of its products.

June 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group works to preserve affordable housing options for poor families

Karen Brackett and her 4-year-old daughter, Chloe, have finally moved out of the Atlanta Street public housing complex in Gainesville.

June 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Brooks Family Farm joins American Angus Association

Brooks Family Farm in Lula is a new member of the American Angus Association, a national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


John Jarrard Foundation lake concert held in spite of Saturday storms

Fans and volunteers worked diligently through wind and scattered showers Saturday to pull off the second annual John Jarrard Foundation Lake Show.

June 04, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Three Hall teachers to visit Tanzania for education trip

Three Hall County teachers will leave this week on a monthlong trip to Tanzania - providing lessons for students and learning about cultures in that part of the world.

June 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man killed in East Hall wreck Saturday

A Gainesville man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Saturday when his truck crossed the center line, struck an embankment for a private driveway and went airborne, authorities said.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Dealerships handle air bag recall as shipments roll in

As millions of vehicles are added to air bag recall lists, dealerships along the Gainesville automotive corridor look to find ways to handle the replacements.

June 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation seeking grant requests

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded through its Community Impact Fund.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Free meals for children at select summer locations

From August to May, thousands of children in Gainesville and Hall County don't have to worry about getting a hot meal every day.

June 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cops collect change at Dunkin' Donuts for Georgia Special Olympics

Dunkin' Donuts customers chucked spare coins or change from the morning coffee pickup into a bucket Friday, donating more than $1,000 countywide to law enforcement officers supporting the Georgia Special Olympics.

June 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man accused of raping 15-year-old girl

A Gainesville man is accused of picking up a 15-year-old girl in his vehicle and sexually assaulting her six months ago, according to authorities.

June 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Digital billboards slowly rising in popularity

Gainesville officials appear to be moving closer to allowing digital billboards in the city more than two years after first broaching the subject.

June 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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