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Georgia takes a bite out of Hollywood

Georgia's not yet Hollywood, but the state's tax incentives have charmed a number of big-budget movie productions to relocate from the West Coast to the New South in recent years.

July 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man fired 2 shots during road rage incident

A Gillsville man is accused of driving aggressively and eventually shooting at another driver on Harmony Church Road, Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies said.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch voters choose new council member today

It's been a little more than two months since candidates were announced for the Post 5 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council, and the fatigue is setting in for the remaining two.

July 13, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Restoration work starts on Lula caboose

It had become Lula's faded red caboose.

July 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Family, friends remember slain 911 employee at vigil

CUMMING - The four cousins hugged, wiped away tears and scribbled messages on the canvas sheet draped between two goalposts.

July 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: UNG extends admissions deadline for fall 2015

Students who wish to attend the University of North Georgia's Gainesville or Cumming campuses this fall still have time to apply.

July 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Proposal would ban driver’s licenses for some young immigrants

Like many young adults, Diana Paola Vela-Martinez's life blossomed when she received her driver's license. The world truly opened up to her then.

July 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Improvements could transform historic site into community park

From a street named after a civil rights icon, passing motorists now can see the stately remains of a restored hotel once owned by a top Confederate general.

July 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Habersham clerk claims wrongful termination after lawsuit

A former deputy clerk of finance in the Habersham County Magistrate Court claims she was wrongly terminated after a lawsuit against the Habersham County Board of Commissioners regarding unapproved airport authority actions, her attorney Julius Hulsey said.

July 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Quinlan sculpture garden opens today

Eight statues sun themselves in a grassy courtyard next to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.

July 12, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Small-town edge helps Gainesville investment firm make elite list

Inside the conference room of his Gainesville office, Bob Willis is snapping his fingers.

July 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Mom: Son closer to God after fatal crash

The death of his 15-year-old friend led Marco A. Cruz closer to God, his mother Amanda Cruz said.

July 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Cannabis oil offers local mom, son, a new life

Hawk's gray eyes sometimes change from a light green to a slate blue as if reflecting his mood.

July 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local school districts focus on advanced testing

Some students might be getting comfortable in the midst of summer, but many in the area just received scores from some of the biggest tests they take in high school.

July 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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New-look Wendy’s coming to Braselton

A new Wendy's is coming to Braselton as part of the company's "brand transformation."

July 23, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Summer program makes 'overwhelming' change in kids

The skating rink will skin your knees.

July 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville couple recognized for efforts against road rage

On a crisp autumn day in 2013, Donna Gerrish's daughter, Chelsea, walked mom through her new home. It was one of the last times ...

July 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Heavy road work, start of school about to mix in South Hall

Just as the new school year cranks up in August, workers will be pushing to complete the 8-mile Ga. 347/Friendship Road widening in South ...

July 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson deputy injured by irate bank customer

July 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


A.J. Johnson gets separate trial from ex-Vols teammate Williams

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Former Tennessee and Gainesville High standout linebacker A.J. Johnson will be tried separately from ex-Volunteers teammate Michael Williams as both men face ...

July 23, 2015 | From wire, staff reports | Local


‘Armed and dangerous’ man arrested in robbery case

After an extensive manhunt, area authorities have captured a Buford man they called "armed and dangerous" after they tried to pull him over last week ...

July 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four arrested after authorities find AK47-style rifle, $11,000 worth of meth

Agents seized more than $11,000 in meth and arrested four local residents this week as part of a drug investigation that also netted Alprazolam ...

July 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Report shows fewer jobs last month, but 3,400 more jobs since this time last year

The unemployment rate in the metro Gainesville area rose to 5.3 percent in June from 5.1 percent the month before. It's down ...

July 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall teacher spends summer at agriscience academy

Mitch Davis, a North Hall High School agriculture teacher, became a student again for the summer.

July 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Swift change comes at top of Gainesville's leadership

It's all happened so fast, faster than some could have believed just the other day.

July 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Updated mental evaluation ordered for murder case

A Gainesville man accused by authorities of fatally shooting another man at a soccer game in 2013 will have his mental competency for trial re-evaluated ...

July 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


North Georgia Job Fair set for Saturday at Free Chapel

The North Georgia Job Fair will feature 38 employers on-site at Free Chapel, 3001 McEver Road in Gainesville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p ...

July 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Winder man indicted in friend's death by fentanyl in Gainesville

A Winder man was indicted July 13 for allegedly selling fentanyl to his friend who later overdosed, according to authorities.

July 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


David Keener receives life sentence in murder case

A man received a life prison sentence Wednesday afternoon in a felony murder case involving another man's head being hit into a guardrail.

July 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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