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Overturned tractor-trailer slowing traffic near I-85/I-985 interchange

An accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 South just before the Interstate 985 interchange, near the Mall of Georgia, is causing slower traffic.

September 21, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood taxes could go up in 2017

A declining property tax digest expected to produce lower revenues has Oakwood officials looking at raising the tax rate in 2017 just to stay even with 2016 revenues.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury selected for trial of Gainesville woman who allegedly killed girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend

Attorneys finalized their picks for the jury around 6 p.m. Monday in the murder trial for Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, who allegedly killed the girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend.

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


3 Hall County Schools building projects planned

Hall County Schools plan three building projects in the next year - an expansion of Lanier Charter Career Academy and new technology department, a new fieldhouse for West Hall High School and a new roof and heating, ventilation and air conditioning units at Flowery Branch Elementary School.

September 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall residents lose insurance options as providers pull out of Affordable Care Act

Hall County will likely lose half its current insurance providers within the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The move would affect about 10,400 residents who buy individual exchange coverage.

September 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Baby boy becomes first born at Braselton hospital’s new labor unit

Monday was a day of firsts in Braselton.

September 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Investigator details Gainesville man’s alleged crime spree

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Monday about three hours of what the department called an "erratic crime spree" last month around Gainesville.

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food Lion in Gainesville closing next week

For the past 10 years, Robert Dowell has leaned on the Food Lion store as his source for groceries.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall home damaged by fire

An East Hall home was severely damaged Monday afternoon by what firefighters believe is an accidental fire started by a faulty gas grill.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: University of North Georgia remembers 9/11

The University of North Georgia held a vigil at its Dahlonega campus Sunday night to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public forum on Enota school site design set for Sept. 22

The Gainesville school system will hold a public forum Sept. 22 to discuss the site design for a new school at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


DNR: Man pulled from Lake Lanier Saturday has died

A 48-year-old Atlanta man pulled from Lake Lanier on Saturday during a family outing has died, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources official said Sunday.

September 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Murder suspect sought in shooting death of Gainesville man

Authorities are searching for a 33-year-old man suspected of murder in the Friday night shooting death of a Gainesville man.

September 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch teens crossing their tees by launching business that aids nonprofit

Tyler Blaylock and Cameron Holmes have set out on a journey of their own. The Flowery Branch High School students launched Travlr, their own T-shirt company, and have been met with success.

September 11, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Terrorized by fear: As nation remembers 9/11, safety worries leave many on edge

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks brought violence "home," but changes in how society reacts to violence more recently cause more common and more frequent anxiety and worry, three college professors say.

September 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Clermont festival gets a jump-start on autumn

Fall is on the way to North Georgia, and even if it seems the weather hasn't gotten the message, soon it will be time ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Art in the Square a hands-on experience

Every town, no matter how small, has its own unique art scene. It might just be one man or woman making painted birdhouses in their ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Music backed by harmony of caring at John Jarrard concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday night not only to hear great performances but contribute to their community at the 15th annual John Jarrard Benefit Concert Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Swimmers ‘make waves’ for cancer cure as Swim Across America raises $400K at Lanier Islands

"Making waves to fight cancer" was the order of the morning Saturday as about 500 people joined Swim Across America to raise money for research ...

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Library’s annual used book sale starts today

The annual Friends of Hall County Library used book sale starts today and continues Sunday.

September 17, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Flowery Branch girl with cerebral palsy finds outlet in cheerleading

September 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


‘Shore Sweep’ for Lanier is Sept. 24

Scouting is underway on more than 300 locations for Shore Sweep's trash pickup Sept. 24 in Hall County.

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man strikes patrol car twice

A Gainesville man is accused of striking a Georgia State Patrol corporal with his car twice while evading a traffic stop, according to authorities.

September 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf instructor confused about ouster

Jeff Frasier, director of instruction at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, is on his way out after more than a ...

September 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman found not guilty in stabbing death

Following eight hours of deliberations, the jury found Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez not guilty on all counts Friday.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


More lane closures set for I-85/985 interchange

Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists of weekend lane closures as work continues at the Interstate 85/985 split.

September 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Deal suspends rules on trucker hours after pipeline leak threatens gas supplies

A leak in the Colonial pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey and supplies gasoline for much of Georgia and the eastern seaboard, has ...

September 16, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local




Authorities charge Hall man with child exploitation after porn found on computer

A Hall County man was charged with child exploitation after investigators found 200 sexually explicit videos and photographs of minor children in his possession, according ...

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way begins campaign with focus on poverty

Living in poverty means having to make stark, difficult choices about where to spend what little money is available from day to day.

September 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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