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Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront of a comprehensive planning meeting Monday.

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session Monday.

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 of the Spout Springs Road widening project in South Hall, particularly right of way acquisition.

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer has been returned to the church.

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

The head of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education said he's not ready to say yet whether a new superintendent will be hired from a pool of 30 applicants or whether the search would be expanded.

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fox News Radio host Starnes coming to Gainesville for book signing

Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes will be at Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville on March 3 for a book signing.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


WWII veteran and Memorial Day parade 'star' dies at 99

With his green Army outfit snug around his small frame, Cecil Boswell strode along Green Street every Memorial Day parade.

February 20, 2017 | By Jeff Gill and Jennifer Linn jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | jlinn@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

A new spray park is coming to Braselton thanks to a $100,000 donation from Jack Frost.

February 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at its meeting Tuesday.

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plane crashes in Dawson County

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High School in May, she will take her place on a distinguished family tree - the fifth generation to graduate from GHS.

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son's fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that killed him.

February 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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Hall unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in January ticked up to 4.8 percent, six-tenths of a percentage point higher than in December. In January 2016 ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Seven injured when Sheriff's Office car, van crash

A Hall County Sheriff's Office car carrying a suspect to jail crashed into a van late Wednesday night when the van was turning left ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


3 face murder charges in November death of US marshal from Flowery Branch

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of a U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch late last year.

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 work scheduled for weekend

Interstate 985 north of Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 will be partially closed this weekend as crews resurface a bridge that crosses over CSX railroad ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee High band to play in New York City St. Patrick's Day parade

It was business as usual for music teacher Daniel Merck and his students on Wednesday as they put in a full day's work at ...

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hunt for Gainesville superintendent continues

Gainesville School Board members will hold a closed-door meeting Saturday - their fourth in two weeks - as they continue their search for a new school superintendent.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


11 entering auto cases reported in North Hall

Authorities are warning of an entering auto spree in North Hall happening overnight along the U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway corridor.

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch man accused of $9K tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man is accused of accepting payment for tree removal work but not finishing the job.

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch Elementary using GoFundMe page to replace student broadcast equipment

Flowery Branch Elementary School's newsroom is a decade behind.

March 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mental health, murder-suicide at center of domestic violence report

Threats of suicide and other attempts at self-harm is a key finding in a 2016 Georgia review of domestic violence fatalities, when Hall County had ...

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Kiwanis recognizes longtime youth programs manager Beth Morris

The highest honor the Kiwanis Club awards went to a woman who dedicated three decades to helping children.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lanier Islands to hire more than 500 for summer season

Lanier Islands resort is looking to add 531 staff members to prepare for the summer season.

March 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Students compete at TomeCon literary event at UNG’s Gainesville campus

For some, the TomeCon literary conference is the Super Bowl.

March 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville changes Deshaun Watson Way street sign to green

Gainesville city officials recently put up a green Deshaun Watson Way street sign after they were notified by the Federal Highway Administration that a red ...

March 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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