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Brenau University holds its 138th Commencement ceremony

Brenau University held its 138th Commencement ceremony Friday for the Women's College at Pearce Auditorium in Gainesville. The university conferred 125 diplomas on new graduates of the 139-year-old Women's College. The Women's College class of 2017 comprises 49 candidates for Bachelors of Science, 34 candidates for Bachelors of Arts, 23 candidates for Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 10 candidates for Bachelors of Business Administration and nine candidates for Bachelors of Fine Arts. Between Friday night's commencement and Saturday's, Brenau plans to recognize about 404 students in the 2017 commencement ceremonies, including 217 undergraduates and 187 ...

May 06, 2017 | | Local


Four people displaced, no one hurt, after South Hall house fire

An adult and three children were displaced after a fire Friday night on Old Orr Road in South Hall.

May 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Elder Motes found guilty on 4 counts in dog slaying case

Two days after his son was acquitted of all charges, a Hall County jury found Dewayne Steven Motes guilty on four of the six same charges against him in a July 2015 case that resulted in the shooting death of another man's dog.

May 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Strip shopping center gets Flowery Branch’s first annexation OK

A South Hall strip shopping center got the Flowery Branch City Council's first OK for annexation into the city Thursday.

May 05, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Jury to deliberate today in second dog shooting trial

A jury will deliberate this morning on the second defendant in an animal cruelty case, two days after another defendant was acquitted, according to court officials.

May 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: 3 arrested part of group trafficking $100K of heroin

After multiple overdose incidents in Northeast Georgia counties, drug enforcement officials made three arrests from a group allegedly "responsible for trafficking pounds of heroin valued at nearly $100,000."

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with child molestation

A Gainesville man is accused of molesting a girl under the age of 10, according to authorities.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Faithful fill downtown Gainesville square on National Day of Prayer

People of faith huddled at the downtown square and beseeched God's mercy and grace on this nation, state and Gainesville community during the national Day of Prayer on Thursday.

May 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Don Carter State Park now safe for swimming

The swimming restriction has been lifted for Don Carter State Park.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Recent rain can’t break drought

Restrictions on outdoor water use remain in effect despite recent rains as North Georgia remains in a severe drought.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Residents greet Gainesville projects with optimism

Allen Buck is optimistic about the future.

May 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Maysville man charged with rape of girl

A Maysville man is accused of raping and molesting a girl under the age of 10, according to authorities.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Fan giveaway for seniors starts Friday

The "Beat the Heat" summer fan program sponsored by the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center officially begins Friday.

May 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


22 tons of litter collected in clean-up around Hall

The Hall County landfill collected nearly 22 tons of litter picked up as a part of Keep Hall Beautiful's Team Up to Clean Up event, which concluded Monday.

May 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Officials say delay in nutrition implementations helpful to school districts

Nutrition directors in Hall County and Gainesville school districts said a proclamation by newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue slowing the pace of upcoming regulations designed to make school meals more nutritious will help schools eventually be able to meet the requirements.

May 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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New smart home for wounded veteran is ‘next chapter’

At the end of a gravel road in Maysville, retired U.S. Marine Cpl. Sean Adams finds the "next step in the healing process for ...

May 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hopes and dreams carry on with Gainesville High School's class of 2017

Gainesville High School seniors graduated Friday evening with smiles and selfies galore. Students lined up at the First Baptist Church banquet hall before they made ...

May 19, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville man charged with armed robbery

A Gainesville man was being held without bond Friday afternoon in connection with two armed robberies in Hall County a week ago.

May 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Man charged in April gas station armed robbery

An 18-year-old man is accused of taking part in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station last month, police said.

May 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber touts big year, hands out awards at annual gala

Business leaders had much to crow about - more jobs, more development and more dollars pumping into the local economy.

May 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall paramedic awarded for caring for family involved in fatal December wreck

The last thing Elizabeth Alvarez-Perez remembers before the fatal crash is leaving the church service and heading home.

May 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Library system seeks funds for extended hours

The Hall County Library System is asking for a small bump in funding to keep its five branches open eight hours longer during the week.

May 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New plan lays out job corridors, construction hot spots and green spaces for Hall

Job-creating corridors, construction hot spots, green spaces - there are big changes coming to Hall County in the next two decades.

May 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Red Cross feeds lunch to Gainesville, Hall law enforcement

Members from Gainesville and Hall County's law enforcement agencies were greeted with a "Heroes Lunch" Thursday from the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia.

May 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck on Friendship Road

A Gainesville woman on a motorcycle was killed Wednesday night in a Buford wreck, according to Georgia State Patrol.

May 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One side of Main Street in Gainesville reopens as work continues

A portion of Main Street in Gainesville that had been closed for more than a month reopened Thursday, but another section of the street will ...

May 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall man charged with child molestation

A Hall County man was being held without bail Thursday on charges of child molestation involving incidents that took place over a 21-month time period ...

May 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities seek woman who took car for test drive and never came back

Before the business closed up Wednesday, a woman took a gold minivan from a South Hall dealership and never came back, according to authorities and ...

May 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Five Guys moves down Dawsonville Highway

Five Guys Burgers and Fries has officially moved down Dawsonville Highway.

May 18, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville domestic violence center asked to speak on national housing webinar

Selected as a "model program" for domestic violence transitional housing, Gateway Domestic Violence Center gave tips to more than 120 other groups looking to develop ...

May 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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