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DOT gets feedback on Cleveland Highway widening

Two decades in the making, the widening of Cleveland Highway is crawling toward its 2022 expected start date.

May 09, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Downtown Gainesville merchants embrace $16M project coming to south side of square

The proprietor at one of the oldest stores in downtown Gainesville is embracing the recent announcement that a $16 million mixed-use multistory building is coming to the south side of the square.

May 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Spout Springs school celebrates raising more than $25K for American Heart Association

As Spout Springs School of Enrichment celebrated its biggest Jump Rope for Heart fundraising effort to date and a national award for its principal, Bob Lofton watched the festivities from a wall in the gym - without moving.

May 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lakeview Academy student wins National Merit Scholarship

A Lakeview Academy student was one of 2,500 students in the United States to be named recipients of the $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

May 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Governor signs medical marijuana expansion on final day

May 09, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Belk offering free mammograms next week

Belk is offering free mammograms through its mobile mammography center next week in Gainesville and Cornelia.

May 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


GBI warns of fentanyl drug overdoses; 1 reported in Hall

In four months, Georgia law enforcement agencies have seen the same number of opiate fentanyl deaths as they did all last year.

May 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Tech holds commencement

Lanier Technical College held its spring commencement at Free Chapel on Friday morning. A total of 1,284 students were eligible to receive awards at the ceremony.

May 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


$1.8 million Lake Knickerbocker dam work awaits federal approval

A long-awaited project to stabilize the earthen dam at Lake Knickerbocker could begin in three to four months, an official with the Gainesville Department of Water Resources said.

May 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Moonshine music, arts festival may relocate to Braselton racing venue

The Moonshine Music and Arts Festival, an annual summer event drawing thousands of people, is making plans to relocate to Hall County.

May 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


86-bed assisted living complex proposed on busy McEver Road

Gainesville planning officials will take a detailed look Tuesday at a proposed 86-bed assisted living facility on busy McEver Road not far from an apartment complex and the Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Jaemor expects to harvest 70 percent of peaches after ‘roller coaster’ weather

From cold snaps to drenching rains, the past few months have presented more than a few challenges for Jaemor Farms in Lula.

May 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


University of North Georgia holds graduation

The University of North Georgia held graduation Sunday afternoon at the school's Gainesville campus for the College of Education; College of Health Sciences & Professions; University College; and Mike Cottrell College of Business.

May 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


880-home development goes before Gainesville planning board Tuesday

With its dense woods and quiet, except for sounds of nature, it seems this Lake Lanier peninsula is miles from city lights and noise.

May 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville High students motivated in kickoff of summer leadership program

Deshaun Watson's extraordinary rise from Gainesville High School to first-round NFL pick of the Houston Texans became a motivational tool Sunday afternoon for 100-plus students at his former campus.

May 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lula-Hall County sewer dispute simmers

Lula city officials huddled with their attorney in a closed-door meeting Tuesday to discuss potential litigation against Hall County.

May 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Grace Episcopal tastes victory at spelling bee with winning word, umami

In a night when seven teams were taken down by words like whittawer, autochthonous and esquamulose, the Godspellers from Grace Episcopal Church won the 26th ...

May 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Loader heavily damaged, no injuries reported in South Hall business fire

Hall County firefighters responded to a commercial fire on Radford Road in South Hall late Monday night.

May 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police seeking $1,500 copper theft suspect in Oakwood

A man entered an Oakwood business Saturday and took more than $1,500 in copper, police said.

May 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall superintendent: Benefit costs on ‘unsustainable path’

The escalating costs of providing benefits to public school employees are "on an unsustainable path," and without a solution, they will continue to make balancing ...

May 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Continuous flow intersection now open in Dawson

Peggy Swanson didn't hold back when asked her feelings on the newly rebuilt intersection on Ga. 400 at Ga. 53 in Dawson County.

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch model pursues career and education

Hannah Nelms is more than just a pretty face.

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


East Hall senior's premature birth inspires her plans after graduation

Shaliyah Williams beat her odds.

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Senior found his place at Lanier Christian Academy

Lex Parker was the new kid in his junior year at Lanier Christian Academy.

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Lakeview senior, skeet shooter looks toward 2020 Olympics

Samantha Simonton dreams of standing on the highest podium with a medal around her neck at the 2020 Olympic Games, listening to "The Star-Spangled Banner ...

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


West Hall senior presses pause on education, plans mission trip

Catherine Webb thought she had her whole life figured out.

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lower taxes, higher pay raises included in proposed Hall schools budget

Taxpayers could see slightly lower school tax bills next year while providing for 2.5 percent pay raises for all Hall County school employees if ...

May 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Man says church outburst was free speech

ATLANTA - After David Justin Freeman raised his hand, he decided to give one finger.

May 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Property taxes would go up in proposed Gainesville schools budget

Some city property owners would see a tax increase in a fiscal year 2018 budget proposal presented Monday to the Gainesville school board.

May 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Developer considers housing for either active adults or millennials in Oakwood

A surging residential area in Oakwood could be prime for more homes - up to 131 proposed off McEver Road between Old Flowery Branch Road and ...

May 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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