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Lanier Tech relocation search now in hands of state officials

The search for land to relocate Lanier Technical College within Hall County is now in the hands of state officials, and it is hoped that final acquisition of property to build a new campus will occur no later than early 2016.

July 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Some rescued dogs available for adoption Friday

Some of the dogs rescued from "deplorable" conditions at a Lula home should be up for adoption Friday at the Hall County Animal Shelter.

July 09, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Law officials: Gainesville man had $18K in five different drugs

A Gainesville man was charged with the possession of five different drugs totaling more than $18,000 in value, authorities said.

July 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local






Authorities say man molested girl for several years

A Commerce man was charged with molesting a child over the course of several years, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicken truck overturns in Lula

Some chickens fluttered to freedom Wednesday evening after a tractor-trailer overturned in Lula.

July 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Sutphen responds to firefighters' lawsuit

The firetruck manufacturer that sold a truck to Hall County responded to the lawsuit from three firefighters who were injured in a training incident last year.

July 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools develop plans for new elementary school

As homes go up near Mundy Mill, the need for a nearby school increases. Gainesville City Schools plan to open an elementary school in the area in 2017, and officials say they hope E-SPLOST funds will be approved by voters this fall for that purpose.

July 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Memorial Park limousine stolen, crashed in Atlanta

A July 4 joy ride in a stolen, funeral home limousine resulted in a crash into the side of a Discount Mart Plaza in Atlanta.

July 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Almost 60 dogs found in ‘deplorable conditions’ in North Hall

Fifty-nine dogs were rescued by Hall County Animal Control officers from a Lula home Tuesday, where they had lived in "deplorable" conditions, according to a news release from Hall County.

July 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: 2 dead in Dawsonville murder-suicide

DAWSONVILLE - An incident authorities are calling a murder-suicide left two people dead Wednesday at a home on Maple Hill Drive in downtown Dawsonville.

July 08, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Man dies at Fieldale Farms in possible electrocution

A 31-year-old Gainesville man was possibly electrocuted Tuesday at Fieldale Farms, Hall County Fire Services Deputy Chief Chad Black said.

July 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local GOP, Gainesville City Council push back on calls to change electoral system

Local Republicans and Gainesville City Council members pushed back at a public meeting Tuesday against calls to change the city's voting process, highlighting what has become a contentious campaign issue ahead of elections this fall.

July 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council denies request to shoot recreationally on property

A request from a Clermont resident to recreationally shoot his firearms on his property was denied by the town council Tuesday.

July 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Gainesville High Junior ROTC holds vigil for slain military members

With the nation mourning the loss of four Marines and one Navy officer who lost their lives in the attack on two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, Gainesville High School JROTC member Cadet Lt. Alexx Smith organized a vigil to support the community.

July 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Residents eager for completion of Cleveland road project

Area residents are skeptical about progress but eager to see completion of the Appalachian Parkway - formerly known as the Cleveland Bypass.

July 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boaters, 'buccaneers' run fast boats at Lanier for charity

Anthony Hughes of Carrollton is dead serious about buccaneer life, from the bandanna tied around his head to the black Cavalier boots on his feet.

July 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Vigil set for 7 p.m. Saturday in memory of slain Marines

Gainesville High School's junior ROTC will host a vigil Saturday for the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tenn.

July 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Filling an educational niche for struggling students

Students at Sage Academy in Gainesville work at their own pace, eat lunch on the downtown square and often share a classroom with a few dogs.

July 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Smithgall garden draws big musical acts to Gainesville

At the end of his show on Nov. 4, 1994, inside a packed house at the Georgia Mountains Center, Bob Dylan sat on a stool playing three guitar chords - an elemental progression of G, E minor and C recognizable to anybody who knows anything about music.

July 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man found guilty on 2 battery charges in homeless beating

A man was found guilty in Hall County Superior Court of two counts of aggravated battery, but was acquitted of aggravated assault on a man in a Gainesville homeless camp.

July 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen faces 20 charges in S. Hall crime spree

A South Hall teenager is facing additional charges after authorities say he committed a string of crimes, including burglary and arson.

July 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Police: Woman found dead last year was shot

A woman who was found dead outside her Oakwood home last year was shot, authorities said this week.

July 17, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Navy man believed to have shot his own leg

Police said they believe a Navy serviceman accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday morning at the Gainesville recruitment center.

July 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man shot in north Forsyth

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Authorities identify body found on east Forsyth Lake Lanier shore

July 17, 2015 | Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville City Council plans to OK stormwater plan

The Gainesville City Council is prepared to approve an agreement Tuesday with an Atlanta engineering consultant to develop a comprehensive stormwater management program, which includes implementing a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging drainage infrastructure.

July 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. 53 bridge work postponed

Work has been delayed until at least spring on the replacement of the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway bridge over the Chestatee River at the Hall-Forsyth County line.

July 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Third time’s the charm:' McEver Road upgrade may proceed in Flowery Branch

A finish line may be in sight for negotiations between Flowery Branch and Hall County regarding what's been called an unsafe intersection within the city limits.

July 16, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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