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Browns Bridge narrows to one lane as DOT works on driving surface

Traffic may get clogged Thursday on Browns Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth County line.

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


'This ship hasn't sailed': I-985 exit foes not backing off

Hall County Planning Director Srikanth Yamala's describing state plans for an Interstate 985 interchange off Martin Road as a ship that "has left the harbor" didn't sit well with residents protesting the project Tuesday night.

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some Hall Democrats still cool to Clinton despite Sanders' backing

Hall County Democrats responded with mixed emotions after Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, with some ready to back the presumptive nominee for president and others looking elsewhere despite the prospect of a Trump administration.

July 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Middle schools represented in Stock Market Game

Gainesville Middle School and North Hall Middle School each sent teams to the 26th annual Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon on May 3 in Atlanta.

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Crowdsourcing’ aims to give Hall teachers ‘best ways’ to instruct students

"Crowdsourcing" could be - eventually - the impetus for teachers to routinely share information about how best to teach material to students. That is the goal of Ley Hathcock, digital convergence specialist for Hall County Schools, who has, in some ways, been inventing the program.

July 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Law enforcement, auto agencies warn against driving while playing Pokemon game

A 1990s video and trading card game has been revamped for modern smartphone users, but its use may pose a safety concern.

July 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mostly white, black Hall churches worshipping together as ‘show of Christian solidarity’

In the wake of racially charged shootings that have rocked America, two Hall County churches are doing their part to change what Martin Luther King Jr. once said at about 11 a.m. Sunday being the "most segregated hour in Christian America."

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man shot 3 times in chest after argument

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting another man after an argument, according to authorities.

July 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sunday blue law to remain despite Lula alcohol changes

Lula officials are moving closer to placing a referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether they want to approve changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, including allowing farm wineries, permitting new retail stores and potential liquor sales.

July 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Law in effect allowing electroshock self-defense on public college campuses

Foxhole Guns and Archery owner Jon Lipscomb said he's seen a slight uptick in stun gun sales since a recent Georgia law change, but the number is not too shocking.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man charged with assaulting woman with brass knuckles

A Hall County man is accused of holding a woman against her will and breaking several bones with brass knuckles, according to authorities.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Host families sought for Japan-America Grassroots Summit

A dozen or so families are being sought in Hall County and Gainesville to host participants in the annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit in October.

July 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Atlanta River Walk set for Thursday public hearing, vote

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County is now primed for a public hearing and final action Thursday.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble plans for new plant face stiff opposition

A proposed West Hall marble plant is creating quite the stir among area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meeting set for Tuesday on much-maligned plans for I-985 interchange at Martin Road

Plans to build an interchange at Interstate 985 and Martin Road in South Hall continues to draw the wrath of area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lanier Tech to tweet for grant money in contest

Lanier Technical College is looking for some help so it can provide more help to its students.

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convened upon Georgia's highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

A group of women in jewel-toned evening gowns sat on patio furniture Saturday outside Downtown Drafts in Gainesville.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota Manufacturing of America is building - again - but the new building is an expansion of the company's operations in Hall County, not a new ...

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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