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New Domino’s being built next to current store in Oakwood

A new, freestanding Domino's restaurant is being built on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood, next to the current location.

July 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work finally started at McEver-Jim Crow intersection in Flowery Branch

Years, even decades, after it was conceived as a project, the makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road/Gainesville Street in Flowery Branch is underway.

July 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safety a focus as revelers jam Lake Lanier for holiday

Lake Lanier is one of the most popular year-round destinations under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction, drawing more than 7.5 million visitors each year.

July 02, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


As Hall jail population rises, staff stretched thin

In August 2011, the Hall County Jail reached 98 percent capacity with an average of more than 400 inmates from other counties filling the beds.

July 02, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall housing market roaring back from recession

The wooded trail winds down to scenic Little Fox Lake, a bucolic retreat for residents of Georgian Acres subdivision in southeast Hall County.

July 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Who isn't paying Hall taxes due to exemptions? Quite a few

Hall County is raising its property taxes in 2018, and here's a look at who doesn't have to pay them.

July 02, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lanier Tech’s new campus seen as a ‘generator’ for area economy

Thousands making their daily commute on Ga. 365 are seeing a game-changer take shape before their eyes at the Howard Road intersection.

July 02, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Photo slideshow: Sterling on the Lake lights up for red, white and blue

Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch got an early start on the Fourth of July celebrations with a festival and fireworks show on Saturday.

July 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Young warriors train to fight future cyberwars

About 40 high school students have spent much of past two weeks learning how to hack a car with a computer, break into computer systems and race drones on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus.

July 01, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Electronic music festival kicks off in Braselton

Grinding electronics and thrumming, vibrating bass rolled around the hills of Braselton as the Moonshine Music and Arts Festival kicked off its first day.

July 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Fire departments offer safety tips ahead of Fourth holiday

In an effort to keep citizens enjoying fireworks away from the emergency room, local fire departments are offering advice ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.

July 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Falling gas prices lowest since Fourth of July 2005

Gas prices are free falling, and that's putting a smile on the faces of many local motorists ahead of the Fourth of July celebration.

July 01, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Key part of state law to help child sex abuse survivors to expire

ATLANTA - After suffering through sexual abuse for a decade starting when she was 5, a Georgia woman said she was too emotionally wrecked to sue her alleged abuser until it was too late - state law says victims must file lawsuits seeking damages before they turn 23.

July 01, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Humane Society opens Bark Park

On drizzly Friday evening, the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia opened its new outdoor runs to make the shelter a little more welcoming for its dogs.

July 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Educator seeks to teach biology through novel

In a new novel, a North Hall High School science teacher goes "thousands of years into the future" to tell a story that includes giants, gnomes, clones and unicorns, but also teaches many of the lessons of a high school biology course.

July 01, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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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


1 person killed in wreck on Ga. 365 north of Howard Road

An Alto woman died Tuesday after losing control of a 2004 GMC Envoy and crashing into a concrete truck just north of the intersection of ...

July 11, 2017 | | Local


Almost $5 million raised in Ga. governor’s race so far

Georgia's governor candidates already have raised almost $5 million as Republican heavy hitters Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp and Democrat leader Stacey Abrams announced ...

July 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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