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Gainesville man sentenced to life in prison for March murder of girlfriend

A Gainesville man pleaded guilty Monday to beating and strangling his live-in girlfriend in March.

October 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Lake Lanier Association, other agencies putting down heavy stones to protect shorelines from erosion

Four islands in Lake Lanier are getting help to defend against waves and boat wakes that have eroded their shorelines since the lake was built in the 1950s.

October 31, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deadline for Mundy Mill school name ideas extended

The deadline for submitting proposed names for the the new elementary school at Millside Parkway in Gainesville has been extended to Friday.

October 31, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Florida, Georgia blame each other as water wars trial begins

PORTLAND, Maine - Lawyers for Georgia and Florida clashed on Monday in a long-running dispute over water rights in the watershed including Lake Lanier, with Florida blaming low river flows for imperiling fisheries and Georgia denying responsibility and saying water restrictions could imperil its economy.

October 31, 2016 | Associated Press | Local

Flowery Branch man embraces new challenge as emergency management director

It may seem like an odd career turn, but Homer Bryson believes his three decades in other state jobs qualifies him fine as the incoming head of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

October 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Search still on for suspect in Braselton fatal shooting

Authorities are still searching for a suspect who fatally shot a Flowery Branch man early Saturday morning at a Braselton gas station.

October 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Pediatric group changes guidelines for kids' screen time

Parents take note: The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently released a new policy and changed their recommendations for how much time tiny tots should spend in front of digital devices.

October 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Could water wars court trial be 'end game’ in 26-year-old conflict?

A major "water wars" trial between Georgia and Florida is set to start Monday on Halloween - interesting timing, as the issue of water sharing has haunted the two states, as well as Alabama, for more than two decades.

October 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall, Gainesville schools recognized for nutrition efforts

Hall County second-graders love to dig sweet potatoes and red noodle beans because they are about 24 inches long, said Lee Lovett, who helps with the vegetable garden at Gardens on Green.

October 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Summoning the spirits of success: Couple to open whiskey distillery in Dahlonega

There's new gold in Dahlonega.

October 30, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

Neighborhood says goodbye to Atlanta Street homes

Memories of childhood scraps in the yard, potluck dinners with neighbors and nights at the corner social scene now stand in contrast to the vacant apartment units with their windows shattered and empty, silent playgrounds.

October 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Lots of treats, no tricks at Greenway Halloween event

Families filled the Midtown Greenway in Gainesville dressed in Halloween costumes Saturday during the sixth annual Trick or Treat on the Trail.

October 29, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local

Wheels of good fortune fill UNG campus at Secret Santa Car Show

People talking trucks and chatting cars filled the air Saturday afternoon at the Secret Santa Car Show in Oakwood.

October 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Fire damages mobile home, displaces 4 residents; no one hurt

A residential fire damaged a mobile home south of Gainesville on Saturday afternoon, leaving its residents in need of shelter. No one was hurt.

October 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch man shot, killed overnight at Hoschton gas station

A Flowery Branch man was shot and killed early Saturday morning at a Hoschton gas station, police said.

October 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

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Lanier Tech students, safety workers get lesson in emergency response

Brandon Hammock gasped, gripping his lower chest wound as he reached out with a blood-soaked hand to Michael Hammond of the University of North Georgia ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Steps being made to help homeless in Hall County

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that a chronically homeless person can cost the public between $30,000 and $50,000 annually ...

November 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville man joining program to transition from homelessness to housing, work

When Tony Rhodes planted a cross into the ground in a patch of woods behind the Tire Barn in Gainesville where he had camped, it ...

November 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Smoke from fires could be part of residents’ travel path

While some relief has come locally from smoke associated with wildfires in recent days, holiday travels northward could put some Hall County residents closer to ...

November 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local

As gas prices drop, traffic expected to increase for Thanksgiving

As the holiday season kicks into full swing, millions of people across the nation will take to road and sky this week, visiting loved ones ...

November 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fire sends one to hospital with smoke inhalation

A fire on Gillsville Highway sent one person to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for smoke inhalation on Tuesday.

November 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Georgia voter turnout hits a record with more than 76.5 percent in Nov. 8 election

ATLANTA - However one views results of the November election for national and local offices, there's no denying one fact: Voter interest was never higher ...

November 22, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local

Mortgage paid for a year for Gainesville man

For two decades, Tomas Ramirez helped put a roof over the heads of Gainesville's homeless.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall planning board rejects proposed campus to house women involved in sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking were rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Chicopee residents see second slaying in four months

After some break-ins and the small community's second suspected homicide in four months, Dwight Turner told his elderly mother not to sit out on ...

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Rezoning for Guilford clinic in Oakwood approved

A new Guilford Immediate Care medical building at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood Planning ...

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch dies while serving warrant

A U.S. marshal killed when executing a warrant last week will have funeral services Saturday.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Some restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Hall County

Editor's Note: Despite being included in this list previously, Avocados on the downtown Gainesville square is not open on Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Vietnam vet gets long-awaited medals

When it came time for James Procopio to graduate from Manhattan College in 1964, he had three options: join the military, get married or move ...

November 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Restoration work making progress at Healan’s Mill

Healan's Mill is in the midst of a makeover.

November 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

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