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Gaines Ferry Road back open after brief closure for fire

Gaines Ferry Road between McEver Road and Ga. 13 South is back open after a small fire at a gas station caused a brief closure of the road.

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision made to demolish Barker House after 6-month postponement

March 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man charged in Monday wreck that shut down pair of I-985 exits

A Gainesville man has been charged with failure to maintain lane after a single-car crash that sent him to the hospital and shut down exits 16 and 17 on Interstate 985 for a few hours on Monday afternoon.

March 08, 2017 | | Local


Man pinned by car, injured in Stan’s Biscuits parking lot

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning after a vehicle went off the road and struck a vehicle in a Gainesville restaurant parking lot, pinning him against a wall.

March 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents raise concerns about Dawsonville Highway traffic

Pat Horgan, a resident in the Lakeshore Drive community in Gainesville, took to the podium at the Gainesville City Council meeting Tuesday to remind elected officials of "concerns" he and others have about weekend and rush-hour traffic along Dawsonville Highway.

March 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘I forgive you,’ mother of stabbing victim tells man sentenced to 20 years in slaying

The mother who lost her son during a knife attack in Gainesville 14 months ago spoke Tuesday at the sentencing hearing of the man who took her son's life.

March 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Flowery Branch graduate chasing his dreams on ‘The Voice’

Taylor Alexander is reaching his dreams one step at a time.

March 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Family of 4 loses home to fire; pets saved by husband

For the Cathey family, a normal Monday afternoon turned into a nightmare.

March 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wells Fargo, Huddle House, Cricket Wireless coming to New Holland

A new Wells Fargo bank branch, a Huddle House and a Cricket Wireless all will open in the New Holland area of Gainesville in the coming months.

March 07, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Cleveland man charged with rape in North Hall

A Cleveland man is accused of raping a woman in North Hall County.

March 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood mayor: City needs ‘to be a player’ in transit expansion

Oakwood Mayor Lamar Scroggs said the South Hall city needs "to be a player in the game" if Hall Area Transit expands its fixed-route Gainesville Connection as transit officials hope.

March 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Staff, equipment approved for new Mundy Mill school

Mundy Mill Academy, the new Gainesville elementary school opening in the fall, continues to be staffed and equipped in preparation for the start of the new school year.

March 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Wreck shut down I-985 exits 16, 17 Monday

The northbound exits 16 and 17 of Interstate 985 were shut down for a few hours Monday afternoon after a vehicle crashed about 100 feet down an embankment, according to Gainesville Police.

March 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ava White school takes on new name, nonprofit status

The name may have changed to Academy of Innovation, from Ava White Academy, but for Jennifer Hollingsworth, the school is still the ideal place for her son Will to learn and thrive.

March 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Planning board rejects South Hall winery/vineyard proposal

A winery and vineyard proposal in South Hall was rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

March 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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J.C. Penney closing 5 stores in state, none in North Ga.

NEW YORK - Five stores in Georgia, but none in North Georgia, among the 138 locations J.C. Penney announced Friday it will shutter in the ...

March 18, 2017 | Staff and wire reports | Local


Rollover crash leads to arrest, one serious injury

A Dahlonega man has been charged with DUI following a single-vehicle crash Friday night on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville that injured all ...

March 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat home dedication marks first for Gainesville High

Darla Gibson hugged more than a dozen high school students who showed up Friday to dedicate her dream house at the Habitat for Humanity subdivision.

March 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man charged with attempted murder

A grand jury returned a more serious charge of attempted murder for a Gainesville man accused of shooting an acquaintance multiple times.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch man accused of stabbing man in chest, face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of stabbing an acquaintance in the chest, leg and face, according to authorities.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Women encourage others to invent the selves they want to be

Excelling and making a difference was a common theme among the five women who shared their stories with attendees of Brenau University's fourth annual ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Chestatee teacher among suspects in $6M drug bust in Oakwood

Authorities seized more than $6 million worth of cocaine and heroin Thursday from a home on Crawford Oaks Drive in Oakwood.

March 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid skunks, raccoon reported in Hall

Two rabid skunks were found recently in Hall County.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 8-year sentence in 2015 credit union heist

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a credit union in Homer in 2015.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County files response, motion to dismiss class-action pension lawsuit

Hall County filed a response Wednesday to the estimated $75 million class action pension lawsuit, claiming in its motion to dismiss that it had the ...

March 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman accused of molesting 13-year-old boy

A woman is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, police said.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Townhouse project may transform ‘blighted’ midtown

A private development company is partnering with the city of Gainesville to raze vacant, dilapidated homes in midtown and build townhouse-style rental properties.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


International economic reps from 11 countries tour Hall businesses, colleges

International economic representatives from 11 countries toured Hall County on Thursday to help them better be able to go back to their home countries and ...

March 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Amazon surprises World Language Academy students with 45 tablets

When World Language Academy Co-Principal Brittney Bennett got an email about a local business possibly donating some supplies, she didn't know who, what or ...

March 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall authorities arrest man wanted in alleged tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man accused of accepting payment for tree removal work without finishing the job has been arrested in Hall County.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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