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Men's home on hold after residents voice concern

Plans to open a sober living home for men are on hold after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board failed to reach a quorum Tuesday.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheats-Hester replaces Shippy on Hall County Elections Board

Gala Sheats-Hester, who works as the Fair Street International School bookkeeper, will replace Gabe Shippy on the Hall County Elections Board as a Democratic member.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville’s Ashley Bell joins Republican National Committee

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has joined the Republican National Committee as a senior strategist and national director of African-American political engagement, a move that could direct his efforts back home to Georgia.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans workshops set for Toccoa, Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor will host its monthly workshops in Toccoa and Cornelia to help veterans apply for benefits, receive counseling and move into the workforce. Workshops will be open to all veterans, their spouses and their caregivers.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Veterans benefit fair set for Monday in Flowery Branch

A veterans benefits fair sponsored by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is set for Monday at Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch.

August 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR continues Lake Lanier search for missing man

The Department of Natural Resources is continuing its search for a missing 23-year-old Florida man last seen Saturday evening.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Spout Springs widening project now starting 2 years earlier

The long-awaited widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall is now slated to begin a couple of years earlier.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


JM Turk Road suggested as alternative to Martin Road in capturing Exit 14 traffic

The debate swirling around the planned Exit 14 off Interstate 985 in South Hall shifted Tuesday from Martin Road to neighboring JM Turk Road.

August 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime business will rebuild after fire, owner says

Millie's Drapery & Decorating was nearly destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning, but owner John Kinsey said the business will continue - probably at its current location.

August 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Unidentified urn found floating on Lake Lanier

August 08, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Search continues for man who fell off boat near Three Sisters Island

Search efforts continued Monday for a 23-year-old Florida man missing in Lake Lanier, officials said.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gwinnett at-large voting suit could have implications for Gainesville

Minority voters in Gwinnett County can't elect local candidates of their choice because of unfairly drawn political districts, advocacy groups say, and they want a federal judge to order changes.

August 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau radio station WBCX celebrating 40th anniversary

WBCX at Brenau University started as a 10-watt radio station, and today it is a digital operation with modern studios and a broadcast footprint that covers much of North Georgia.

August 08, 2016 | | Local


New Clermont sign law conforms with Supreme Court ruling

Clermont ended a sign permit moratorium last week by rolling out a new sign ordinance that complies with a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling restricting governments from regulating sign content.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Superintendent Will Schofield to get 3-year contract extension

Will Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County School District for the past 11 years, will get a three-year extension of his contract.

August 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Can third-party presidential candidates gain traction?

The ups and downs of what many consider the strangest presidential election of their lifetime has produced a unique opportunity for third-party candidates to make ...

August 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula mayor criticizes Hall County’s merger push

Lula's mayor didn't pull punches when it came to the topic Monday night of a merger of Hall County governments.

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former West Hall coach indicted on charge from relationship with student

A former West Hall High School boys basketball coach was indicted Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a student.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools' tax revenue should inch higher

The millage rate for Gainesville school taxes for 2016 will be lower - by a small enough amount that the city system should still see a ...

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pain clinic closes without notice; founder had pleaded guilty to health care fraud

A Gainesville medical clinic closed Thursday with no notice to patients or staff, and two people were at the office Monday, talking with patients who ...

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Relief may be coming for students and other travelers at an extra busy spot on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood where the University of North ...

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Toccoa man killed in early morning wreck on Ga. 365

A Toccoa man was ejected from his car Monday morning and killed after his car overturned on Ga. 365 in Alto.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta man identified as victim of Friday boating incident on Lanier

Authorities identified the victim of a boating incident Friday on Lake Lanier as Department of Natural Resources personnel continue to search for the body.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: 2 suspects bought lawn equipment with fake money used in movies

Two suspects used $1,000 of fake money made for movies to buy lawn equipment last month at a Buford Wal-Mart, police said.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall firefighter channels artistic side with mural at Challenged Child and Friends

Damon Migliore is a sort of jack-of-all-trades as a Hall County Fire Services sergeant, painter and tattoo artist.

August 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Athens Highway widening has started

Work on Hall County's next big road project is underway, but motorists will need to exercise patience as the project slowly takes shape.

August 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Body found in Lanier believed to be missing Florida man

A body believed to be a Florida man who went missing from Lake Lanier Aug. 6 has been found by Georgia Department of Natural Resources ...

August 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Enota plans will get further review at Gainesville school board forum

A new Enota school is needed and should be built, Gainesville school board members say, probably on the same schedule as agreed starting in May ...

August 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Court ruling could halt Mar-Jac plant inspection

A local magistrate judge has recommended a warrant be quashed to inspect the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville for potential worker-safety violations.

August 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police out to build trust, one call at a time

During the last days of summer, Gainesville Police Officer Justin Seabolt cruised through Ridgecrest Apartments on Roper Hill Road. Kids no older than 9 all ...

August 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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