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Hall Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black retiring after 31 years

At age 50, Chad Black is looking at what path will come next after 31 years with Hall County Fire Services.

June 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 suspects sought in theft of $1,500 exotic plant

Two suspects stole a Cambodian good luck plant from an Oakwood package store, police said.

June 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Authorities ID jogger killed after being hit by vehicle in Jefferson

A Jefferson man who died Thursday morning after being hit by a car on a Jefferson roadway has been identified by authorities.

June 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jersey Mike's, HomeGoods, Pollo Tropical expected to open in next 2 months at North Lake Square

Three store openings are expected in the next two months at North Lake Square on Dawsonville Highway.

June 10, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Atlanta River Walk proposal to go to Hall planning board June 20

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line is set to be heard by the Hall County Planning Commission on June 20.

June 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Cause of Wednesday house fire traced to electrical problem

Electrical issues caused a Wednesday house fire in which a person was injured fleeing the blaze.

June 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch subdivision abandoned after recession may be revived

A Flowery Branch subdivision that went the way of the weeds during the Great Recession may be coming back to life.

June 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County freight study wraps into regional transportation plan

Routing chicken trucks and 18-wheelers through Hall County is a major element in regional transportation planning.

June 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech marks 50 years of success stories, job training from ‘A to W’

CUMMING - Lanier Technical College hosts its share of banquets and events for groups throughout the community at the Forsyth Conference Center, but on Thursday night the celebrations shined solely on the school itself.

June 09, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Flowery Branch planning director resigns, takes job in Tucker

John McHenry, Flowery Branch's community development director, has resigned to take a similar position with the newly formed city of Tucker.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Fire destroys home in North Hall County

A home in North Hall County was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon, but no one was home and there were no injuries resulting from the blaze.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SKF increasing Flowery Branch presence

SKF USA Inc. is expanding its operations in Flowery Branch as it prepares to close manufacturing facilities in San Diego, Calif., and Baltimore, Md., to improve efficiency and cut costs.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


High school students gaining night classes option in Hall

A new evening program for high school students is taking registration and will open in July at the Lanier Charter Career Academy.

June 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sex offender pleads guilty to kidnapping 14-year-old girl

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. - A convicted sex offender accused of luring a 14-year-old East Tennessee girl away from home has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and other charges in federal court.

June 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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Flowery Branch OKs craftsman-style cottages on Mulberry Street

Up to five craftsman-style cottages planned along Mulberry Street, a heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway, got Flowery Branch City Council's approval Thursday night.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools bookmobile facilitates summer reading

It's not unusual to see a school bus parked outside Sugar Hill Academy of Talent and Career, but the bus stopped there Thursday morning ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man killed in North Hall wreck Thursday morning

A Gainesville man died after a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in North Hall, according to authorities.

June 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoulder work slows I-985 South on Thursday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 985 slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew performed shoulder work.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


LGBT community, reeling from Orlando attack, comes together in solidarity

The shock and sorrow is still coursing through Jason Hewett's veins.

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


HUD changing rental assistance calculation for low-income residents

More than 2 million American households rely on a federally subsidized voucher program to afford their rent, according to the U.S. Department of Housing ...

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$2.4 million verdict in pastor shooting case affirmed by appeals court

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the $2.4 million judgment awarded to a Hall County woman who sued law enforcement officers ...

June 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Evening at Olympic Park to celebrate 20 years since Olympics on Lake Lanier

The world's greatest athletic competition came to Georgia 20 years ago, and many in Gainesville still remember the events.

June 15, 2016 | | Local


Dogs rescued earlier this year from Forsyth County home all adopted

June 15, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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