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Breakfield sworn in as state court judge

Gainesville attorney John Breakfield was sworn in Friday as the new Hall County State Court judge.

December 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Thousands of students in Hall being raised in poverty

Despite a recovering economy and falling unemployment rates, pockets of high poverty rates persist in Gainesville and Hall County.

December 17, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Family of wreck victims hold no ill will against alleged DUI driver

Speaking publicly for the first time, the brother of a woman fighting for her life in the hospital says his family holds no ill feelings toward the man authorities claim caused a deadly crash on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 by driving under the influence of drugs.

December 17, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA-VEVE cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Home on Georgia Avenue burns

Hall County firefighters responded to a house fire at 26 Georgia Ave. Friday night.

December 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville gets clean 2016 audit

Gainesville received a clean or "unmodified" opinion on its fiscal year 2016 audit.

December 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


New funding to support Olympic Venue plans

Gainesville is planning to provide more than $11,000 in additional funding to support the implementation of a master plan for the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

December 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Some ice possible in far North Georgia overnight

The official start of winter is still a few days off, but some areas of North Georgia will feel a taste of it this weekend.

December 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


State DOT begins work Monday on northbound lanes of I-985

Concrete slab replacement along the northbound lanes of Interstate 985 will begin Monday night, according to a Georgia Department of Transportation press release.

December 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia pharmacists given OK to dispense anti-overdose drug

Local pharmacies are waiting on additional recommendations from the state but plan to stock and dispense over-the-counter a lifesaving drug used to reverse prescription drug and heroin overdoses.

December 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


South Hall affordable housing proposals don’t make cut for tax credits

The fate of two proposed apartment complexes - one in Oakwood and another in Flowery Branch - is up in the air after both were passed over for tax credits as part of a Georgia Department of Community Affairs affordable housing program.

December 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bales officially approved as assistant Hall County superintendent

Rising through the ranks of the Hall County school system - first as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal and administrator - Kevin Bales is embracing the new challenge offered him by school officials this week.

December 15, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Rotalsky to take over as Gainesville public works director

Chris Rotalsky will take over as Gainesville's public works director Jan. 1.

December 15, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville school board OKs $26K for New Holland repairs

By unanimous vote, Gainesville school board members on Thursday morning approved spending more than $26,000 to replace faulty controls at the water towers connected to the heating and air conditioning system at New Holland Knowledge Academy.

December 15, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: ‘Movie money’ being passed off as real money

Watch out for fake money. That's the warning Gainesville Police are giving after seven area businesses have been given "movie money" passed off as real money in the past few weeks.

December 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Center Point names religious education director

Center Point has named Andy Shaffer its director of religious education.

December 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified Friday in the case of a stabbing victim who had attempted to reconcile with his estranged wife ...

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


US Labor secretary appeals ruling to halt Mar-Jac safety inspection

The U.S. Secretary of Labor filed an appeal Dec. 28 to pursue an inspection warrant for the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

A Hall County man was accused Friday of possessing photos of underage girls as part of a larger investigation this year, according to authorities.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

The run on milk, bread, canned goods and other basic supplies Friday afternoon at J&J Foods on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville prompted even ...

January 06, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville plastic recycler faces $133K in fines for explosion, amputation hazards

Gainesville-based company Nemo Plastics Inc. may have to pay up to $133,443 in proposed penalties for violations including exposing workers to explosion, fire and ...

January 06, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Testimony: Beer pong game led to beating

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy testified Thursday about a Murrayville party game leading to an alleged beating.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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