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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


Local civic, law enforcement leaders respond to Dallas shooting

Having flown in from Minneapolis yesterday from visiting family, Fair Street School Principal William Campbell has watched as the violent events unfolded over recent days in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Repaving underway for Gainesville's major arteries

Repaving work has begun on Green Street and E.E. Butler Parkway in a project that also includes repaving on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

July 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Oakwood man, 19, charged with rape of 18-year-old female

An Oakwood man was charged this week with the rape of an 18-year-old woman, police said.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Hall County teen girl back home safe

A 15-year-old Hall County girl is home safe after she was found Thursday in Cuthbert in southwestern Georgia.

July 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Meth trafficking suspect captured after escaping hospital

A Hall County man injured in a car crash escaped the hospital before being booked in to the jail for trafficking methamphetamine, according to authorities.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police stop accidental overdose with antidote

A Gainesville Police officer administered the opiate antidote NARCAN Thursday night to an unconscious man, preventing an accidental overdose, police said.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man injured in fiery wreck in South Hall

A man who suffered severe burns to more than half his body in a wreck was in the hospital in critical condition Friday afternoon, Georgia State Trooper David Kraeling said.

July 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Top-heavy furniture poses threat to small children

Child safety experts across the continent are reminding parents of a deadly hazard to children that might exist at home.

July 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


No new candidates qualify for November election

The second qualifying period for local candidates ended last week, and the Hall County Board of Elections reported no new candidates.

July 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jennifer Westbrook recommended as Mount Vernon Exploratory School principal

Jennifer Westbrook, assistant principal at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville since 2011, will be the new principal at Mount Vernon Exploratory School in Hall County.

July 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New multipurpose event center opening in South Hall

A 40,000-square-foot multipurpose event center is set to open in South Hall July 17 with a steady customer: Cross Pointe Church.

July 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Repairs planned for historic Lula bridge that closed last year

Lula's historic Cobb Street bridge will be getting repairs in the near future as all involved parties have reached an agreement to upgrade the structure.

July 07, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Flowery Branch City council approves City Hall financing

Park Walk subdivision moved a step closer to construction, and financing for a new City Hall was approved Monday night by the Flowery Branch City Council.

July 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall Fire Services names Mark Arnold deputy chief

Hall County Fire Services has promoted a brigade commander to the post of deputy fire chief.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Will Donald Trump pick Newt Gingrich as running mate?

If Donald Trump were to pick Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House and Georgia congressman, as his running mate, he'd get ...

July 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins named to working group on ‘police accountability, aggression toward law enforcement’

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named to a working group of U.S. House members "to examine police accountability, aggression toward law ...

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Teens charged under gang statute in July 1 death investigation

Three more teenagers were charged after further investigation into the July 1 shooting death in White County, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Businesses can still prohibit floating while drinking, despite new law

While it is now legal to float on a tube while under the influence of alcohol, it may not be possible everywhere in the state.

July 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT approves $16.3M contract for Ga. 13 widening at Hall-Gwinnett line

Another South Hall road widening project is in the works.

July 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic anniversary event set Saturday in Atlanta

A 20th anniversary celebration of the 1996 Summer Olympics is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Olympic Park, featuring live entertainment, Olympic athletes ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Medical Center physician places first dissolvable stent in Georgia

A Northeast Georgia Medical Center cardiologist implanted the first dissolvable heart stent in a patient Monday, a new treatment option for coronary artery disease approved ...

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


University of North Georgia to hold ribbon-cutting for new residence hall July 28

The University of North Georgia will officially recognize its new, four-story residence hall, The Commons, with a ribbon-cutting on the Dahlonega campus at 10 a ...

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | 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 ...

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


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