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Haitian orphans perform for Senior Life Center

The happy children sang and danced in colorful dress, joyfully proclaiming God's abundant and unending love for them.

July 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


DeKalb Police investigating Gainesville woman’s death

A Gainesville woman was found dead in a DeKalb County creek last week, according to authorities.

July 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


More space in South Hall schools means more choices, too

While nearly 2,000 Hall County Schools students chose to attend a school outside their attendance zones last school year, South Hall residents have not had that freedom in recent years.

July 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Slide show: Independence Day celebrations, fireworks at Laurel Park

Independence Day festivities were in full swing July Fourth at Laurel Park in Gainesville as visitors grilled hamburgers, sported patriotic attire and watched the annual fireworks show.

July 04, 2017 | By David Barnes | Local


Two busy Gainesville roads to get resurfaced over next 8 months

Over the next eight months, area motorists could be affected by major resurfacing projects involving two key Gainesville traffic arteries.

July 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're here, we celebrate,' some Latinos say on Independence Day

The Rev. Samuel Samaniego and his wife, Rosa, met up with dozens of members of their church - Iglesia Bautista Cristo La Roca - bright and early at Laurel Park on Tuesday.

July 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man indicted on charges of soliciting inmates to commit murder

A man was indicted last month for allegedly asking three men at the Hall County Jail to commit a murder, according to authorities and court documents.

July 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Church community mourns loss of 16-year-old in car wreck

On and off for the past few days, Anthony Benfield has toiled over his sermon.

July 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County educators get field experience

Two Hall County educators said they have new experiences they can share with their students considering different careers as a result of recent shadowing opportunities with area businesses.

July 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Here are firework tips for pet owners

Humane Society of Northeast Georgia Executive Director Julie Edwards said it only takes one big boom of a firework to send a cat or dog bolting.

July 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville World War II vet remembered through granddaughter’s Texas charity work

Hammond B. Davis served his country in World War II and beyond, but Alzheimer's disease would be his last battle.

July 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge rules in Gainesville’s favor on fair housing suit involving alleged racial epithets by worker

A judge last week ruled in favor of the city of Gainesville in a federal Fair Housing Act lawsuit, saying the alleged racial epithets of one employee cannot make the city liable for damages.

July 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Two upscale home projects get initial OK from Hall Planning Commission

Two upscale home building projects were recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday.

July 03, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Woman charged in shooting of another woman

A Flowery Branch woman faces charges in connection with an incident Friday in which she allegedly shot another woman in the leg and shot at a third woman.

July 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Jacobs to speak about UNG consolidation as part of panel in Austria

University of North Georgia President Bonita Jacobs will spend this week in Vienna, Austria, where she plans to talk about the university's 2013 consolidation as a panelist on trends in education during the International Association of Presidents triennial conference July 5-8.

July 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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Inmates building welding shop to offer job training for prisoners

Motivated Hall County inmates are being given the chance to end their sentences with a foot in the door of a living-wage job.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it's only the start of economic ...

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


With all candidates in, Georgia governor’s race has pulled in more than $7.6 million

Georgia's six major candidates to replace Gov. Nathan Deal have tipped the $7 million mark in early fundraising.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrated 20 years of operation Wednesday as employees and volunteers came together for pizza, snow cones and a chance to look back at ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch Special Olympian receives honorary ESPY

While many of the top athletes in sports received recognition at the 25th annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night before a national television audience, a Flowery ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Closed portion of West Academy Street reopens

West Academy Street from Washington Street to Oak Street reopened Wednesday afternoon.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

A turn lane project is underway on frequently congested Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road in Gainesville.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$41K in drugs found at Buford campsite

Two people are accused of having $41,800 of heroin, methamphetamine, pills and other drugs at a Buford campsite, according to authorities.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville-based McEver Meats to see supply disruption

Customers likely will see a temporary disruption in supply of Gainesville-based McEver Meat products, beginning this month, because of a recent fire at a meat ...

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pets lost as fire destroys Lula mobile home

An early-morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Lula Wednesday, killing two pets and leaving two people displaced.

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Cherokee Bluff, Sidney Lanier potential names for new middle/high school

Cherokee Bluff and Sidney Lanier are two names being considered for the new middle/high school set to open next year in South Hall, according ...

July 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Plan that includes Fazoli’s restaurant gets conditional OK

The developer of a proposed shopping strip on busy White Sulphur Road and Jesse Jewell Parkway got the green light Tuesday from the Gainesville Planning ...

July 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


3 new suits filed in Scouts abuse case

Three new lawsuits have been filed in Cobb County Superior Court by men claiming they were sexually abused by a former Gainesville scoutmaster.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville 5-year-old to talk about love of reading on ‘Steve Harvey’

A 5-year-old Gainesville girl's love of reading keeps taking her to new places.

July 11, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Body found on trail near Amicalola Falls

July 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


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