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Colonel emphasizes value of education at UNG

Archibald Kielly, a retired Air Force colonel and former diplomat, never graduated from high school, he told members of the Politically Incorrect Club at the University of North Georgia on Monday.

April 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


High pollen counts continue, affect Northeast Georgia residents

It's hard to miss.

April 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County planners say yes to billboard location, no to height and setback

A Dunwoody company hit a roadblock Monday night in pursuing a digital billboard off Browns Bridge Road/Ga. 369.

April 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


City manager: Oakwood has strong business climate

With growth of the University of North Georgia and a number of employers in the general area, Oakwood has a large base of people during the day, and they are shopping and spending money on meals and more.

April 04, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Facebook coming to Gainesville to offer businesses social media tips

Facebook is coming to Gainesville - for a day. The social media giant is holding a "Boost Your Business" event on Wednesday morning at the Gainesville Civic Center.

April 04, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Flowery Branch won’t have JROTC program in fall; parents say school not rewarding membership growth

Flowery Branch High School will not have a JRTOC program next fall - despite recruiting efforts by current members that reached more than the 100 members administrators said was needed, according to two parents.

April 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville City Schools releases traffic plan for Centennial, Enota students

Traffic at the Centennial Arts Academy will increase substantially when Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students move there in January 2017, but traffic patterns are being developed to have different paths for the two schools.

April 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Michigan toddler dies after being struck by SUV in Braselton

A 19-month-old Michigan boy was killed in an accident Sunday afternoon in Braselton.

April 04, 2016 | BY LeANNE AKIN lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Agencies work to end cyclical poverty in community

With a jobless rate below 5 percent, the Gainesville metro region is faring better than most communities across the state and nation.

April 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital, industrial activity lead to development in Braselton

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is fueling development of medical office buildings and physician offices in the Braselton area, and some of that development has retail components on the horizon.

April 04, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local




Exit 14 project expected to spur Flowery Branch development

Development in Flowery Branch is expected to be spurred by Exit 14, and with construction projected to begin in 2017, community development director John McHenry said he anticipates property nearest to the interchange will be retail and commercial.

April 04, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local




New section of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway has opened

Some final touches are still needed, but a section of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway near the century-old Gainesville Mill is completed.

April 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway development brings retail, eateries

Retail development continues to move forward in Hall County, particularly at North Lake Square on Dawsonville Highway.

April 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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How to get your favorite senior a scholarship and feature in The Times’ graduation section

The Times is looking for seniors with great personal stories to feature in the annual graduation section and be considered for a $500 scholarship from ...

April 24, 2016 | | Local


84-unit affordable housing apartment complex proposed in Oakwood

An 84-unit apartment complex intended as an affordable housing option for residents is proposed off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

April 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Habitat ReStore moving, will close for 9 days during move

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Hall County is moving from its current location at 2285 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville to a more central location ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Movie 'Baby Driver,' which stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, films in Gainesville

The old Regions Bank in downtown Gainesville transformed over the weekend into a post office.

April 24, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Many immigrants await court ruling, seek to come 'out of the shadows’

Hundreds of people have visited Jama Ibrahim's offices in Gainesville and Atlanta for help that has been on hold for more than a year.

April 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota garden supporters believe ‘pause’ in design could be helpful

Supporters of maintaining the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy garden wonder if "it might be wise to take a pause" on construction plans and study, in ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota move grows concerns over garden's placement

The new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy would change the look of the elementary school property, if current plans are followed, but some community ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Propane autogas fuel station opens in Gainesville

Smith-Bell Petroleum, a business in Gainesville for about 80 years, introduced a new fuel alternative Thursday when the company has installed its first unattended tank ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Community leaders seek to break cycle of crime's heavy cost

Fines and fees resulting from misdemeanor traffic and probation violations has led the U.S. Justice Department to warn local courts about the emergence of ...

April 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Spring Festival features food, fun and flying wood chips

The Flowery Branch Spring Festival was held Saturday in the downtown historic area of the town with the usual festival fare. Concessions, vendors and local ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee visitors dig into Earth Day by growing, buying plants

Earth Day was celebrated with flying colors at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as three groups showed up on a sunny Saturday to offer ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants ring up success for research

In the hot morning air, the crowd began marching. With each step, the column of people rang hundreds of bells as they made their slow ...

April 23, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Thompson Bridge Road lanes open after morning fire, gas leak in North Hall

A portion of Thompson Bridge Road was shut down Saturday morning after a fallen tree sparked a house fire and gas leak in North Hall ...

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: ‘We got it all in Hall, y’all’

Here is an item we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville ‘Student Painter’ entrepreneur lining up customers, recruiting employees

Johnathan West, a University of Georgia student from Gainesville, hopes to run at least an $80,000 business this summer as an intern with Young ...

April 23, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


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