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Gainesville council gives initial OK to Ahaluna development

Gainesville City Council gave the initial OK on Tuesday night for the development of a 199-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway, near the shores of Lake Lanier, after several concessions were made to area residents opposed to the size of the development.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rolling car kills man at Gainesville auto shop

A man working at a Dawsonville Highway auto shop was killed today when a car rolled on top of him, according to Hall County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

November 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man arrested after jogging teen kidnapped, sexually assaulted

A Gainesville man has been charged after a 17-year-old reported she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted before she was able to escape and 911 was called.

November 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Turnout steady across Hall

Turnout was steady at polling places across Hall County this Election Day as voters cast ballots in highly competitive races for governor and the U.S. Senate.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


UGA business startup class set for Nov. 6 in Gainesville

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop for individuals who are interested in either starting or growing a new venture.

November 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville last stop on Deal’s campaign

ATLANTA - Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and his Democratic challenger Jason Carter both promised a clear win today if their supporters get to the polls.

November 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Polls: 5 things to know

1. You'll need a valid identification to vote, including one of the following: state or federal government employee photo ID; Georgia driver's license, even if expired; valid U.S. passport; valid U.S. military photo ID; or valid tribal photo ID.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Early problems reported on Election Day

Election Day troubles are mounting early in Hall County and across the state of Georgia.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall bus driver involved in morning collision

A Hall County bus driver collided with a pickup truck Monday morning at Sardis Road and Dawsonville Highway.

November 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Area high schools win state One Act titles

Two area high schools recently won state titles for their one-act plays, both of which told stories of family struggles and values.

November 04, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to vote on Ahaluna development tonight

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on an annexation and rezoning request that, if approved, will allow for the development of a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Spring Street repairs could finally begin soon

If all goes as planned, a road washed out during a 2013 flood may finally be repaired nearly two years later.

November 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville City Schools develops infectious disease plan

Gainesville City Schools is creating a plan in the event a student or employee contracts an infectious disease, such as Ebola.

November 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cornelia woman charged with vehicular homicide

A Cornelia woman has been charged with vehicular homicide after she allegedly caused a motorcyclist to go off the road.

November 03, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Street railroad crossing closed

The railroad crossing at Athens Street in Gainesville is closed until 4 p.m. Friday so that Norfolk Southern Railroad can replace tracks.

November 03, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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Gainesville woman pleads guilty to falsely reporting rape

A woman accused of falsely reporting she was raped in 2013 has pleaded guilty to three counts of false reporting of a crime.

November 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Man arrested after grocery store theft sting

A Decatur man and a woman are suspected of shoplifting over-the-counter drugs from Hall County grocery stores.

November 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall School Superintendent Will Schofield attends summit in D.C. with Obama

The White House invited select U.S. educators to a summit today, and Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield is one of them.

November 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Atlanta Falcons exercise with Lula Elementary kids

The National Football League came to Lula Elementary School on Tuesday with the Atlanta Falcons Gatorade Junior Training Camp. Kicker Matt Bryant, fullback Patrick DiMarco and other Falcons players participated in the event. The students participated in several football-related drills to get acquainted with football fundamentals, as well as getting exercise.

November 18, 2014 | | Local


Eyes on the Road: DOT meetings to focus on Lumpkin County projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation has set public meetings on planned roundabouts at two intersections in Lumpkin County.

November 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Twins suspected in 3 Gainesville burglaries

A set of Gainesville twins is charged with three counts of burglary each, stemming from a Gainesville police investigation.

November 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council gives final OK to Ahaluna development

After a Hail Mary pass connected late Monday, ending Hall County's objection, Gainesville City Council on Tuesday night gave the final OK needed for the development of a 199-lot upscale subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville.

November 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cornelia residents under boil-water advisory after main bursts

Residents of Cornelia are under a boil-water advisory after a 10-inch main ruptured Tuesday on Chase Road, according to a news release from the city.

November 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Police name A.J. Johnson as suspect in rape investigation

A.J. Johnson, Tennessee Volunteers linebacker and Gainesville High School graduate, was named Tuesday as a suspect in a rape investigation by Knoxville, Tenn., police.

November 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Farmers celebrate connections at annual breakfast

Farmers and "city folk" are strongest when they work together, according to Gordon Sawyer.

November 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


It’s really cold now, but that might not be bad omen for winter

Tuesday's subfreezing weather may have reminded us of the polar vortexes and "snowmaggedons" that plagued the winter of 2014, but it doesn't necessarily portend an equally icy winter of 2015.

November 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Democrats select election board members

The Hall County Democratic Party selected its appointees Monday night to the new elections board that will launch in January.

November 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Destructive devices found in Forsyth home

November 18, 2014 | Kayla Robins Times regional Staff | Local


Hall weather alert system to be tested Wednesday morning

Hall County will conduct a test Wednesday morning of its weather alert system.

November 18, 2014 | | Local


Hall fire marshal warns of winter hazards

When the mercury drops low in the thermometer, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle knows there are growing risks for Hall residents trying to stay warm.

November 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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