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Jennifer Westbrook recommended as Mount Vernon Exploratory School principal

Jennifer Westbrook, assistant principal at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy in Gainesville since 2011, will be the new principal at Mount Vernon Exploratory School in Hall County.

July 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New multipurpose event center opening in South Hall

A 40,000-square-foot multipurpose event center is set to open in South Hall July 17 with a steady customer: Cross Pointe Church.

July 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Repairs planned for historic Lula bridge that closed last year

Lula's historic Cobb Street bridge will be getting repairs in the near future as all involved parties have reached an agreement to upgrade the structure.

July 07, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Flowery Branch City council approves City Hall financing

Park Walk subdivision moved a step closer to construction, and financing for a new City Hall was approved Monday night by the Flowery Branch City Council.

July 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall Fire Services names Mark Arnold deputy chief

Hall County Fire Services has promoted a brigade commander to the post of deputy fire chief.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board says it has PR problem

Gainesville Board of Education members believe the district has communication and public relations problems, according to an anonymous self-assessment.

July 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall native runs Peachtree Road Race nearly 9 years after temporary paralysis

When Ben Hildebrant was 16, his father would push his wheelchair down Peachtree Road, from the Shepherd Center to a nearby restaurant.

July 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Buford mechanic dies after shop incident

A Buford man died after he was inflating a tire Tuesday morning and suffered a head injury, according to authorities.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Recruiting event set for background check company coming to Flowery Branch

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Wholesale Screening Solutions recruit 50 research analysts to work in Flowery Branch. The background check company, which is a subsidiary of the Lowers Risk Group, plans to hire for those positions by October.

July 06, 2016 | | Local




Car wash manager, employee stop attempted carjacking with toddler inside

Landrell Payne said "everything started from a scream."

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Less than 100 without power in Hall in midst of thunderstorms

Less than 100 Hall County residents were without power at 4 p.m. as thunderstorms rolled through the area Wednesday afternoon. More than 1,600 were without power at the height of the storms.

July 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Busy July Fourth weekend marked by increased boating incidents, one serious injury on Lake Lanier

Though there were no fatalities, the Department of Natural Resources reported a higher number of boating incidents and injuries from the year before.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer charged in crash that caused serious injury on Lake Lanier

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has confirmed that one of its officers has been charged after being involved in a weekend boating incident on Lake Lanier that left one man seriously injured.

July 06, 2016 | By Jim Dean jdean@forsythnews.com | Local


Times seeks to interview 1996 Olympics volunteers

As part of special coverage of the Atlanta Olympics' 20th anniversary, The Times would like to interview area residents who worked as volunteers during the games, including those who housed rowing and canoe/kayak athletes and may even still keep up with them.

July 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legion commander explains etiquette used in lowering American flag to half-staff

In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies across the nation, it's not uncommon to see the American flag flying at half-staff.

July 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Green Street study reveals difficulty of widening, redesigning road

More than 33,000 automobiles travel up and down historic Green Street in Gainesville each day, and heavy trucks account for 16 percent of all ...

July 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roads reopen after gas leak shut down roads near Hog Mountain-Blackjack intersection in South Hall

All roads have been reopened after closures near the intersection of Hog Mountain and Blackjack roads in South Hall because of a large gas leak ...

July 14, 2016 | | Local


‘Pokemon Go’ gets its fans moving, smartphones in hand

"Pokemon Go" has caught on fast, and players in Hall County are singing its praises for making its users more active.

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Unity meeting set Thursday with Gainesville police, city officials

Communities across the nation are still reeling from the events last week that left two black men dead at the hands of white police officers ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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