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Noted judge, attorney W.L. Norton Jr. dies at 93

Noted local judge, attorney, author and community preservationist William L. Norton Jr. died Sunday at age 93.

May 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities search for Buford man accused of threatening to kill mom, her animals, responding police

Buford schools were on voluntary lockdown Tuesday as authorities searched for a Buford man suspected of threatening to kill his mother, her animals and any police officers if she called 911.

May 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Man charged with possessing $10K in drugs, fleeing officers

A Gainesville man faces a methamphetamine trafficking charge after authorities said they searched his home and car.

May 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Traffic study of Martin Road in South Hall is OK’d

A traffic study involving Martin Road, a heavily residential area in South Hall, was approved Tuesday by area government officials.

May 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall begins process of comprehensive plan update

It's time for Hall County to update its comprehensive plan to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are calling for the public's input to assess current conditions at a meeting today.

May 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood council rejects 84-unit apartment complex

Oakwood City Council rejected a proposed 84-unit apartment complex that would have had rent-controlled units based on family income.

May 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


9th District U.S. House candidates cite federal agencies, programs they’d end in town hall

Get rid of the IRS, the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Education and even U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has waffled over his support for Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president.

May 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton-Stover House can now operate funeral home after rezoning

Rezoning of the Braselton-Stover House to general commercial will allow Jack Frost, owner of Memorial Park Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, to operate a funeral home in the historic home as a complement to the existing special events facility.

May 09, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office investigating weekend Dollar General armed robbery in Buford

A man exposed the gun in his waistband to a Buford Dollar General cashier Saturday before demanding money from the register, authorities said.

May 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Man arrested after toddler found intoxicated

A Gainesville man was charged with child cruelty after his 3-year-old son ingested a liquor drink, police said.

May 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Roundabout would be part of proposed apartment complex at Pine Valley, White Sulphur roads

A roundabout at Pine Valley and White Sulphur roads would be built as part of a proposed 240-unit apartment complex, which goes before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board Tuesday.

May 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall boys basketball coach no longer at school over alleged relationship with student

Zac Swansey, West Hall High School's head boys basketball coach, is no longer working at the school following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a female student, Hall County Schools officials said.

May 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities battle 2 fires in South Hall

Hall County firefighters battled a brush fire covering 2-3 acres in South Hall on Monday.

May 09, 2016 | | Local


Authorities have recovered body of missing boater near Cocktail Cove

Authorities this morning recovered the body of a boater who had been missing since April 30.

May 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood to consider 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex

Public input has been light so far, but residents will get another chance Monday to voice opinions about an 84-unit apartment complex proposed as an affordable housing option off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

May 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Authorities searching for missing woman at Lanier Point Park

Multiple agencies are searching again this morning for a woman who went missing Wednesday night at Lanier Point Park off Dawsonville Highway.

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Flowery Branch OKs financing for new city hall

Financing is moving forward on the new $5.3 million city hall in Flowery Branch.

May 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall officials dig into 2017 budget

The final weeks of May are always anxious days for Hall County officials as they prepare for the home stretch of the annual budget process.

May 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


World Language Academy team wins middle school Culinary Cup

Choreography was as much a part of the first Culinary Cup competition Thursday as cooking.

May 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Friday is last call for early voting in state primary

Early voting in Georgia ends today, giving voters a final chance to cast a ballot before Tuesday's primary.

May 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




United Way summer reading program to begin Saturday

There's a simple but essential way for parents to ensure the success of their children, according to the United Way.

May 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Police investigating shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Atlanta Street.

May 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Colorful ceremony sets stage for Pan Am paddling events at Olympic Park

Some of the world's best athletes and their coaches, friends, families and fans filled the Brenau University Pearce Auditorium on Wednesday evening for a ...

May 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Comedian Katt Williams remains free on bond after Hall court hearing

A motion to revoke Katt Williams' bond was dismissed this afternoon after the state's witnesses did not appear at the hearing.

May 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Public defender Brad Morris re-appointed to post

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris was re-appointed Wednesday to another four-year term.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


With 2 council members absent, Oakwood reverses decision on apartments

Oakwood City Council on Monday night approved a proposal to build 84 apartments that would be rented based on income, reversing an earlier vote by ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


University of North Georgia police chief: Plan for emergencies, report suspicions

Know what to do in an emergency - a tornado or an armed person shooting on campus - and if a person or behavior is suspicious, call ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Affordable housing project for those who are 55-plus proposed in Flowery Branch

Another affordable housing project is proposed in Hall County, this time an apartment rental complex geared to residents 55 and older.

May 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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