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Businessman Richard Pope remembered as ‘visionary’

Richard Jackson Pope, a local businessman, entrepreneur and "visionary," died Saturday at age 79 following a brief illness.

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 children died, 4 others injured in Saturday wreck in South Hall

Three children were killed in a two-vehicle wreck that injured four others Saturday morning at Belmont Highway/Ga. 332 and Talmo Road in South Hall near the Jackson County line.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cheers, shrugs greet Clinton’s milestone among local leaders

Hillary Clinton effectively claimed the Democratic presidential nomination last week after her victory over Bernie Sanders in the California primary, becoming the first woman to ever earn the nomination from a major party.

June 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street slaying remains a mystery a year later

Rumors and theories swirl around the death of Phil Smith, a 55-year-old Atlanta Street man shot in the head last year that has caused "many sleepless nights" for Gainesville Police investigator Brad Raper.

June 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch city hall's size, location, cost concern some

They say you can't fight city hall. In Flowery Branch, at this point, you can't fight the new city hall.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many Hall residents seek an oasis in food deserts

In Lula, a family living in a remote farmhouse might have to drive more than 10 miles to get to the nearest grocery store.

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Drones being used more often for commercial photos, video

The use of drones for commercial video and photos is on the rise, according to the National Association of Realtors.

June 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Volunteers hammer away at a new habitat

Several employees of Wells Fargo volunteered their time Saturday to work on a Hall County Habitat for Humanity house at the Copper Glen subdivision in Gainesville.

June 11, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Battle of the Bands a showdown of sound under summer sun

Four groups of Georgia musicians took the stage at Lake Lanier Island's Sunset Cove on Saturday under the burning June sun and traded tuneful blows at the inaugural North Georgia Battle of the Bands.

June 11, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Three killed, four others hurt in South Hall traffic wreck

Three people were killed and four injured in a Saturday morning crash involving two vehicles in South Hall County.

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville embraces porous parking push to limit stormwater runoff

The cottage homes Frank Norton, president and CEO of The Norton Agency real estate firm in Gainesville, is building along Enota Avenue will include porous parking surfaces.

June 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


UNG Dahlonega to offer game design workshop

Students from fifth through 12th grades will learn the basics of coding for video games at a workshop June 20 at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus.

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SCORE to offer free business workshop Tuesday

The SCORE office in Gainesville will offer a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for people interested in starting a business.

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Urbach to speak at Lanier Tea Party Patriots meeting

Marc Alan Urbach will be speaking to the Lanier Tea Party Patriots group at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black retiring after 31 years

At age 50, Chad Black is looking at what path will come next after 31 years with Hall County Fire Services.

June 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials unveil 2017 budget proposal, which includes employee raises, no property tax increase

The public got its first look Monday at Hall County's proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia's Board of Visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


United Way collecting donations Tuesday for Day of Action

United Way of Hall County is seeking donations Tuesday as part of its Day of Action.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


One adult killed, one child seriously hurt in Friday rollover wreck in Braselton

A Jefferson woman died and a child suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


White County ends partnership with YMCA

The Georgia Mountains YMCA, headquartered in Gainesville, is losing its White County operations after the White County Commission voted 3-2 to take back its parks ...

June 19, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and J.K. Devine news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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