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UNG breaks ground on new convocation center in Dahlonega

With exceptional growth following its consolidation three years ago, the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus needs a new, multipurpose event center.

June 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 from Demorest charged after puppy found in hot car in Buford

A Gwinnett County Police officer broke a window Tuesday to rescue a puppy from a car in the Mall of Georgia parking lot, according to authorities.

June 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Roads near Gainesville Target reopened following bomb threat

Gainesville Police cleared the scene of a bomb threat at the Gainesville Target after 3:30 p.m. Friday after investigating at the Shallowford Road store.

June 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


University of North Georgia to add Japanese concentration with grant

The University of North Georgia will start a concentration in Japanese studies in fall 2017, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Japan Foundation.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council gives first OK to dropping tax rate

If Flowery Branch residents see a hike in their property tax bills, it won't be because of the city's tax rate.

June 02, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Rezoning for senior housing development gets Flowery Branch OK

A 60-unit affordable housing project geared to residents 55 and older is a step closer to development in Flowery Branch.

June 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two from Hall get Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships

Two students from Hall County have received Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships to pursue master's degrees before teaching in the state for at least three years.

June 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Students engage fight against drug overdoses

Equipping school campuses with medication that can save drug overdose victims has become a priority in the local fight against heroin and prescription painkiller abuse.

June 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lightning claims Big Oak Farm’s 200-year-old tree

Lightning struck, and Larry Nix started down the hallway. The lights and television went out, but the biggest shock still awaited the longtime Hall County resident.

June 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Candle started Wednesday fire in Oakwood

A candle started a fire Wednesday morning in Oakwood, according to Hall County Fire Services.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Slideshow: Hot air balloons rise above Helen

June 02, 2016 | Scott Rogers | Local


Man charged with arson in Memorial Day fire that burned woman

A man has been charged with arson and aggravated battery in a Memorial Day fire that injured a 56-year-old woman.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 townhome units damaged in fire caused by lightning

A lightning strike caused a fire early this morning in Oakwood, according to Hall County Fire Services.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


National collegiate rowing competition brings thousands to Gainesville

While many spent Memorial Day weekend lounging by the pool or barbecuing with friends, thousands in Gainesville spent the weekend at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

June 02, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoffman Senior Living offering quality home-like setting

John and Amy Hoffman have been working in the patient care field for years.

June 02, 2016 | LeAnne Akin Times Regional Staff | Local


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Flowery Branch OKs craftsman-style cottages on Mulberry Street

Up to five craftsman-style cottages planned along Mulberry Street, a heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway, got Flowery Branch City Council's approval Thursday night.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools bookmobile facilitates summer reading

It's not unusual to see a school bus parked outside Sugar Hill Academy of Talent and Career, but the bus stopped there Thursday morning ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man killed in North Hall wreck Thursday morning

A Gainesville man died after a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in North Hall, according to authorities.

June 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoulder work slows I-985 South on Thursday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 985 slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew performed shoulder work.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


LGBT community, reeling from Orlando attack, comes together in solidarity

The shock and sorrow is still coursing through Jason Hewett's veins.

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


HUD changing rental assistance calculation for low-income residents

More than 2 million American households rely on a federally subsidized voucher program to afford their rent, according to the U.S. Department of Housing ...

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$2.4 million verdict in pastor shooting case affirmed by appeals court

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the $2.4 million judgment awarded to a Hall County woman who sued law enforcement officers ...

June 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Evening at Olympic Park to celebrate 20 years since Olympics on Lake Lanier

The world's greatest athletic competition came to Georgia 20 years ago, and many in Gainesville still remember the events.

June 15, 2016 | | Local


Dogs rescued earlier this year from Forsyth County home all adopted

June 15, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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