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Gainesville's ire against transportation bill not dying down

Gainesville officials have prepared a resolution opposing a $1 billion state transportation bill, even as the plan continues to be revised in the Georgia General Assembly.

February 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Council begins hearing 2016 budget requests

There are two major complicating factors as local governments prepare to dive into budget talks this year: Will voters approve a 1 percent sales tax to fund roads, building renovations and other infrastructure upgrades and how will a proposed $1 billion state transportation bill affect city and county revenues?

February 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ex-GHS star Johnson indicted by grand jury in rape case, report says

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Gainesville High football star A.J. Johnson, a former University of Tennessee linebacker, was one of two men indicted by a grand jury Thursday in connection with a rape investigation.

February 12, 2015 | From wire reports | Local


Cold winds dropping temps overnight, through the weekend

Brace yourself for a cold, blustery weekend, as winter is nowhere near through with us yet.

February 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Teen killed in North Forsyth wreck

February 12, 2015 | Forsyth County News | Local


Man charged 2 years after authorities say he first contacted now 11-year-old

A Buford man has been arrested and charged with child enticement in Hall County, the sheriff's office has reported.

February 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee High students help teach parents about drug safety

Too often, children consume prescription medication they've confused for candy.

February 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: State bar awards public defender for community work

A Hall County public defender will receive an award Tuesday for work in community service.

February 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


CDC adviser visits school after aiding Ebola efforts in Sierra Leone

Few people get a chance to speak directly with someone who's seen the effects of Ebola in West Africa today.

February 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville hospital ranked No. 2 behind Mayo Clinic in overall care

For tops in overall hospital care in the U.S., there's the globally known Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and then, there's Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

February 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville teen charged with rape

A Gainesville teenager has been charged with rape involving a 14-year-old girl.

February 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Academy Sports coming to Gainesville

Academy Sports + Outdoors has ended speculation about what store will anchor a new retail development at the southeast corner of Dawsonville Highway and Ahaluna Drive.

February 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Resident's death unsettles future of house in Flowery Branch

When former Flowery Branch resident Randy Carlisle passed away in June 2014, he left behind a house originally fixed up for him by the city.

February 11, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville RadioShack among thousands to be closed

RadioShack, which has been in financial hot water for some time, will close its Gainesville location at Lakeshore Mall, though there is no timeline of when the closing will take place.

February 11, 2015 | | Local


Grand jury to consider allegations against AJ Johnson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The rape allegations involving former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, who graduated from Gainesville High School in 2011, and defensive back Michael Williams will go before a grand jury.

February 11, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


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Hall man convicted of shooting teenager in leg

A Hall County man was convicted Friday in Superior Court for firing four times at another man at City Park.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Downed tree, explosions delayed firefighters’ efforts at large house fire

Firefighters had to clear a downed tree, shuttle water, work in frigid temperatures and beware of exploding ammunition as they battled a large house fire late Thursday night.

February 20, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Case moves forward for man accused of shooting at police

The case against an Oakwood man accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun in the direction of Oakwood Police moved on to Superior Court on Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Another blast of winter may be headed our way

Whether you've recovered from your latest bout with winter weather or not, brace yourself: More may be on the way.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trees took a hit after ice, wind during the week

It's been a tough week for all of North Georgia.

February 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Many local events rescheduled due to ice storm

  • The University of North Georgia's College Goal Georgia event, originally set for Thursday at the Cumming campus, has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. March 5. The free event helps college-bound students and their parents complete forms required to apply for federal financial aid. The campus is located at 300 Aquatic Circle in Cumming.

February 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Three entrepreneurs inducted into the Business Hall of Fame

Three local entrepreneurs were inducted into the 2015 Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame at a banquet Thursday at the Chattahoochee Country Club in Gainesville.

February 19, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Folks in Hall County struggling to find places to stay warm overnight

For once, it's OK to sleep in church.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dozens of South Hall County residents attend Spout Springs Road meeting

South Hall residents Frank and Judy Margavio don't live on Spout Springs Road but sure drive it enough.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council approves sewer amendment with Buford

An amendment to an agreement between Flowery Branch and Buford exchanges two sewer service areas between the cities.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Proposed tax would help Flowery Branch redevelopment

A visit to downtown Flowery Branch will often provide a view of a city employee crossing Main Street, going from one government office to another on opposite sides of the street.

February 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula City Council OKs June election to fill Vicky Chambers' seat

Lula officials approved a special election June 16 to replace late Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia House passes bill to change age of kindergarten eligibility

ATLANTA - A bill to raise the age children must reach before entering kindergarten in Georgia passed the state House on Thursday but appears to face an uncertain future in the Senate.

February 19, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Gainesville Play It Again Sports to close in March

After 23 years in business, Pat Ghastin is ready to retire.

February 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Prayer lawsuit moves ahead

The parties in the Chestatee High School prayer lawsuit filed their initial disclosures last week in terms of potential witnesses and discoverable information.

February 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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