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$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover estimated to cost more than $300,000.

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting May 1.

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches for improving education.

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to the bakery.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil War ripped the nation apart.

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under construction.

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam allowing visitors to sing along to the bluegrass music.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Bull riding can be a dangerous sport.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

Flowery Branch High School is the most recent to jump on the fishing club bandwagon, thanks mostly to mom Amy Hammock. East Hall High and North Hall High both have clubs, too.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the road, including a possible roundabout and stop signs.

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its Flat Creek Water Reclamation facility.

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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Hopes and dreams carry on with Gainesville High School's class of 2017

Gainesville High School seniors graduated Friday evening with smiles and selfies galore. Students lined up at the First Baptist Church banquet hall before they made ...

May 19, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville man charged with armed robbery

A Gainesville man was being held without bond Friday afternoon in connection with two armed robberies in Hall County a week ago.

May 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Man charged in April gas station armed robbery

An 18-year-old man is accused of taking part in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station last month, police said.

May 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber touts big year, hands out awards at annual gala

Business leaders had much to crow about - more jobs, more development and more dollars pumping into the local economy.

May 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall paramedic awarded for caring for family involved in fatal December wreck

The last thing Elizabeth Alvarez-Perez remembers before the fatal crash is leaving the church service and heading home.

May 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Library system seeks funds for extended hours

The Hall County Library System is asking for a small bump in funding to keep its five branches open eight hours longer during the week.

May 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New plan lays out job corridors, construction hot spots and green spaces for Hall

Job-creating corridors, construction hot spots, green spaces - there are big changes coming to Hall County in the next two decades.

May 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Red Cross feeds lunch to Gainesville, Hall law enforcement

Members from Gainesville and Hall County's law enforcement agencies were greeted with a "Heroes Lunch" Thursday from the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia.

May 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck on Friendship Road

A Gainesville woman on a motorcycle was killed Wednesday night in a Buford wreck, according to Georgia State Patrol.

May 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One side of Main Street in Gainesville reopens as work continues

A portion of Main Street in Gainesville that had been closed for more than a month reopened Thursday, but another section of the street will ...

May 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall man charged with child molestation

A Hall County man was being held without bail Thursday on charges of child molestation involving incidents that took place over a 21-month time period ...

May 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities seek woman who took car for test drive and never came back

Before the business closed up Wednesday, a woman took a gold minivan from a South Hall dealership and never came back, according to authorities and ...

May 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Five Guys moves down Dawsonville Highway

Five Guys Burgers and Fries has officially moved down Dawsonville Highway.

May 18, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville domestic violence center asked to speak on national housing webinar

Selected as a "model program" for domestic violence transitional housing, Gateway Domestic Violence Center gave tips to more than 120 other groups looking to develop ...

May 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


City-owned Gainesville golf course to add assistant pro as business ticks up

After many years operating out of the rough, business at the city-owned Chattahoochee Golf Club is picking up and back on the fairway.

May 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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