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Ga. 53 bridge work postponed

Work has been delayed until at least spring on the replacement of the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway bridge over the Chestatee River at the Hall-Forsyth County line.

July 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Third time’s the charm:' McEver Road upgrade may proceed in Flowery Branch

A finish line may be in sight for negotiations between Flowery Branch and Hall County regarding what's been called an unsafe intersection within the city limits.

July 16, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


‘Rocky’ spinoff filming soon at old Hall jail

Gainesville soon can add another film to its rapidly growing Hollywood roster.

July 16, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Both sides dig in over Gainesville at-large voting

The debate about whether to change Gainesville's at-large voting system boiled over Thursday at a meeting of city officials, and the two sides of the dispute appear to be growing more entrenched, even while others call for additional dialogue on the issue.

July 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jury to ponder homeless camp assault case

Under the threat of a man going to "cheese grate (his) face on the asphalt," David William Keener testified Thursday afternoon how he said he defended himself against a man allegedly intending to kill him.

July 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State Patrol: Armed and dangerous man on the loose

A man authorities believe to be armed and dangerous was still on the loose late Thursday possibly in the north Hall or south Habersham area, according to an official with the Georgia State Patrol.

July 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gwinnett police seek clues in wreck that killed Hall man

Gwinnett County police are looking for witnesses to determine who was at fault in a rollover crash Tuesday that killed a Flowery Branch man.

July 16, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Body found at Lake Lanier campground

July 16, 2015 | | Local


Police searching for man they say exposed himself in Wilshire Trails Park area

Gainesville police are asking residents to help them find a man they say exposed himself to a woman earlier this month in the Wilshire Trails Park area.

July 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Middle School off list of struggling schools

Gainesville Middle School leaders spent the past three years focused on helping the lowest-achieving students improve, and the efforts paid off.

July 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Senior living community reopens

They play bingo twice a day over at Oxton Place, and that suits resident Darlene Coffman just fine.

July 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge recusal denied in taxi driver slaying case

The motion to have a judge removed from a five-defendant murder case because of an email sent to Drug Court participants was denied July 9.

July 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Surgeon scorecard ranks number of complications from elective procedures

Infections, blood clots and misaligned orthopedic devices are among the complications that can arise from common elective procedures, such as hip and knee replacements and gallbladder and prostate removal.

July 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Witness describes bloody attack of homeless man

A neighbor in "tent city" told a jury Wednesday about seeing her friend's blood pouring "like syrup" as she returned to the homeless encampment.

July 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen charged after string of burglaries, arsons torment South Hall residents

A 16-year-old has been arrested in a string of incidents in South Hall county, after authorities say he was caught on a resident's camera.

July 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Jury to begin deliberation Wednesday in felony murder case

The defense rested before 3 p.m. Tuesday in the felony murder case for David William Keener in the death of Randall Huling.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick says he's retiring

Gainesville City Councilman Bob Hamrick shocked his colleagues Tuesday when he announced that he will not seek reelection in November and plans to retire at ...

July 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Timetable moving up for Spout Springs road widening

Hall County could start buying property in mid-2016 for the Spout Springs Road widening project, earlier than previously thought thanks to voters passing the 1-cent ...

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder trial begins for man convicted last week in homeless beating

Removing his jacket, defense attorney Dan Sammons approached the witness stand and grabbed the trash can in Superior Court on Monday.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville stormwater fee program moving forward

Gainesville City Council will approve an agreement today with an Atlanta engineering consultant to develop a comprehensive stormwater management program, which includes implementing a "rain ...

July 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula OKs street improvement project

More improvements to downtown Lula's appearance could take place later this year.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board remembers Gus Whalen

Gainesville City Schools are still mourning the loss of one of their most notable and best-loved Red Elephants.

July 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flat Creek restoration project hits halfway mark

Work is about halfway done on a $1 million restoration of Flat Creek as it flows through an industrial section of Gainesville.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall 911 systems getting upgrades

Hall County's emergency 911 systems will soon get some long-awaited improvements, beginning with upgrades to the main phone network.

July 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police: Victim in armed robbery stabbed in arm; 4 suspects arrested

An armed robbery victim suffered a minor stab wound to the arm when he was approached by a group that stole his car, police said ...

July 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner: Fieldale Farms death was accidental electrocution

A Fieldale Farms employee died of "low-voltage electrocution," according to Hall County Coroner Marion Merck's office, where an autopsy was performed.

July 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school system settles prayer-in-school case

The Hall County School District will provide First Amendment training to its staff and its insurance carrier is negotiating the payment of legal fees to ...

July 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police announce new deputy chief

The role of deputy chief at the Gainesville Police Department will soon be filled once again.

July 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Hall media specialist named region’s best of the year

A Hall County Schools media specialist was recently named the best in her field in this region of the state.

July 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville council members supporting local school drive

Families shopping for school supplies over the next month might consider picking up a box of pencils or extra notebook for a child in need.

July 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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