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Changes to state transportation tax bill unlikely

State lawmakers from Hall County believe there is little chance changes will be made this year to the transportation tax bill that will fund Gov. Nathan Deal's 10-year, $10 billion plan to improve Georgia's roads and bridges.

January 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Corps day-use Lake Lanier park fees have increased

For the first time since 2002 and after a careful study of its fee structure, officials say, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has raised day-use gate charges.

January 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


2-story addition coming to Centennial Arts Academy

Plans are taking shape to get rid of modular units at Centennial Arts Academy and put students back in brick-and-mortar buildings.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rise in deportations leaves local Latinos worried, suspicious

A spike in families and children arriving at the U.S. southern border from Central America has prompted fears of another crisis like the one that dominated national news during the summer of 2014.

January 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County opening applications to Jones early college campus

Hall County is adding another campus for its high school students, a campus specifically dedicated to helping students get a head start on their higher education.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Program grooms future education leaders

Effective principals have to inspire, nurture and challenge their teachers and students to help their schools thrive.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Civil Air Patrol, Hall County EMS conduct drill preparing for emergency response

Even after two weather delays, the Civil Air Patrol and Hall County EMS teamed up for a search and rescue training exercise Saturday morning at Wauka Mountain Elementary School.

January 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Jedi master recruits new knights at Lakeshore Mall Kids Club event

Jeff McClure, owner and founder of Got Magic? Entertainment, is secretly a Jedi Master. In fact, he says you can call him Jedi Master Jefferson Starship.

January 17, 2016 | By Alexander Popp The Times | Local


New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., family

In a new memoir, "My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement," retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes civil rights flashpoints she covered in the 1960s and details her close relationship with the movement's leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his family.

January 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Sheriff’s Office sergeant ties own tire flipping record in charity event

Sgt. Greg Cochran attempted to break his own world record Saturday for most tire flips in one hour using a 555-pound tire at the "Tire to Inspire" event hosted by the Hall County Sheriff's Office and Chestatee High School.

January 16, 2016 | BY ALEXANDER POPP apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Martin Luther King Jr. events keep the dream alive

The Newtown Florist Club, the historic civil rights advocacy organization in Gainesville, has revived the Martin Luther King holiday celebrations for 2016, including a day of volunteer action, worship services and a unity march through the city.

January 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter's first flakes may fall in some areas, followed by big chill

Northeast Georgia residents could see a few snowflakes overnight into the early morning hours as a cold front brings rain and colder temperatures to the state.

January 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Upsy Daisy shop brings faith-inspired gifts to Gainesville square

As its name suggests, the Upsy Daisy Boutique is designed to uplift its customers, not just sell to them.

January 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities detail December shooting at hearing

A woman returning to a friend's home later suffered a gunshot wound and played dead in a ditch, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

January 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall Middle School students video chat with author of Leo Frank book

In Marietta in 1913, it wasn't unusual for a 13-year-old girl to work at a pencil factory.

January 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Metro Gainesville unemployment rate up to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for December was 4.3 percent, up from 4.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2014 was 5 ...

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Hall Correctional Institution to open next month

The facility to replace the old Hall County Correctional Institution will have its grand opening on Feb. 12.

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Alpharetta man indicted for attempted arson of occupied North Forsyth home

January 28, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


State House, Senate split on new medical cannabis bill

With hearings kicking off this week in the state legislature over a proposed bill to allow the in-state cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis, the ...

January 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Raccoon is first Hall rabies case of 2016

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in the Cape Road area of East Hall.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Avita opening women’s treatment program

A group that offers multiple services in Hall County is opening a new residential addiction treatment program for women off Airport Road in Gainesville.

January 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Suspects manipulate machine to steal lottery tickets

A day after the largest Powerball drawing ever, three suspects in Oakwood are accused of manipulating a convenience store's lottery ticket machine to get ...

January 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn't have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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