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Healan's Mill advocacy group details plans for road closure

In response to a resident's anxiety over a preservation project and a possible road closure near her home, an advocacy group overseeing the matter issued a statement Wednesday aiming to ease concerns or questions she and others may have.

January 06, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County Schools hosting video contest to discourage distracted driving

People do it all the time. They slip one hand around the wheel and answer the phone with the other. They drop down the mirror on their visor to check their teeth, or they reach across the car to fish through a bag in the passenger seat.

January 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Agents seize almost 1 kilo meth, $100,000 in cash at Gillsville home

A Gillsville man is accused of having nearly a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, more than $100,000 in cash and nine firearms, two of which had been stolen, according to authorities.

January 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Most Lake Lanier parks re-opened after flooding

All but three area parks have re-opened following heavy rainfall last week that caused high water levels on Lake Lanier.

January 06, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Bank robbery scene for PlayStation show being filmed in downtown Gainesville

An old, abandoned bank in downtown Gainesville makes the perfect location for a well-timed and carefully orchestrated robbery.

January 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Obama’s move on guns may have only modest effect on violence

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's move to tighten controls on guns could curb the unregulated buying and selling of weapons over the Internet and at gun shows. But the overall effect on violence in the U.S. could prove to be modest.

January 05, 2016 | By Ryan J. Foley and Eric Tucker Associated Press | Local


Once-contaminated land proposed for annexation into Flowery Branch

A Gainesville company is trying to give new life to a piece of South Hall County land with a troubled past.

January 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eggs & Issues Breakfast to kick off 2016 legislative session

ATLANTA - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast, where state leaders and lawmakers outline priorities for the upcoming legislative session, is planned for next week in Atlanta.

January 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police Department receives $20K grant for traffic enforcement

The Gainesville Police Department has been awarded a $20,000 traffic enforcement network grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

January 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Zack Thompson, Barbara Brooks mark first Gainesville council meeting

Zack Thompson and Barbara Brooks joined the dais of the Gainesville City Council for their first meeting Tuesday night.

January 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


University of North Georgia receives $10K in poultry science grants

The University of North Georgia has received a $7,000 student recruiting grant from the U.S. Poultry Foundation and $3,000 from Pilgrim's to help support students interested in careers in the poultry industry.

January 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall economy one of strongest in state

The Times reported last week that Gainesville issued a record number of building permits in 2015.

January 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Easier flu season so far likely due to more effective shot

This time last year, hundreds of local children and thousands of people across the nation were hit with a particularly bad strain of the flu.

January 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Obama's gun control actions reignite divisive issue

Presidential actions concerning gun control both alarmed and puzzled people at Gainesville's Georgia Gun Store Tuesday.

January 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Thompson Bridge area gets brighter as LED light conversion begins in Gainesville

Georgia Power has begun converting roadway lighting to new brighter and more energy-efficient LED lighting, specifically in the area of Thompson Bridge Road.

January 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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You Heard It Here: No, Shaq did not come to Gainesville

The classic Georgia-Florida mixup for residents of Gainesville came again with the viral video of Shaquille O'Neal playing basketball with children.

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Students get 'psyched out' at Brenau event

Victoria Martin, a junior at Chestatee High School, squealed and jumped when the "control" in the experiment flexed her wrist and Victoria felt the electric ...

January 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia’s middle class is shrinking, Pew report shows

Job losses, wage cuts and underemployment during the recession have taken a very specific toll on the nation's middle class.

January 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crunched for space: Carter family wants affordable place with breathing room

In the claustrophobic confines of Brenda and Darrell Carter's Gainesville apartment, 26-year-old Cortney Jackson sits on a sofa surrounded by medical equipment, framed photos ...

January 30, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Principals, state labor chief focus on workplace habits at panel discussion

An employee at Kubota Manufacturing who is late, leaves early or is absent without scheduling time off six times in a year no longer has ...

January 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Suspect wanted in armed robbery at Dollar General

An armed man told everyone to get on the ground Thursday night in a Gainesville Dollar General and demanded cash from the cashier, police said.

January 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Better coordinated services may help curb growing homeless population

A renewed focus on homelessness in Gainesville comes just as the population of those living on the streets grows beyond the resources available to serve ...

January 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman claims amputated leg discarded by hospital

A woman claims in a lawsuit that the hospital discarded her amputated leg and caused her "irreparable harm" because of her desire to bury it.

January 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Poultry expo draws record number of exhibitors

ATLANTA - The annual International Production & Processing Expo - the major trade show for the poultry, egg, meat and feed industries - concluded Thursday with a record number ...

January 28, 2016 | By Barbara Olejnik Times regional staff | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate up to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for December was 4.3 percent, up from 4.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2014 was 5 ...

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Hall Correctional Institution to open next month

The facility to replace the old Hall County Correctional Institution will have its grand opening on Feb. 12.

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Alpharetta man indicted for attempted arson of occupied North Forsyth home

January 28, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


State House, Senate split on new medical cannabis bill

With hearings kicking off this week in the state legislature over a proposed bill to allow the in-state cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis, the ...

January 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Raccoon is first Hall rabies case of 2016

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in the Cape Road area of East Hall.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Avita opening women’s treatment program

A group that offers multiple services in Hall County is opening a new residential addiction treatment program for women off Airport Road in Gainesville.

January 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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