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Hall Area Transit gives pitch to expand services, routes

A four-year plan to expand and improve public transit was pitched to Gainesville City Council Thursday morning, with officials linking the system's growth to economic development and meeting ridership needs.

March 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia House approves limits on campus sexual assault hearings

March 01, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


94-year-old veteran shares stories with students

World War II veteran Francis Turner loves storytelling.

March 01, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Former Hall Elections Board member faces additional theft charge

The solicitor general brought a second charge related to theft against a former Hall County Elections Board member who resigned in February. This time the item in question was a Yeti cup, according to court documents,.

March 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge rules in Riverside’s favor in lawsuit by cadet injured in fight

A Hall County State Court judge ruled in favor of Riverside Military Academy in a lawsuit involving a cadet injured in a fight, finding the school had no knowledge the other cadet presented a risk.

March 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way launches new outreach to better connect those in need with services

The United Way of Hall County launched a new community outreach Wednesday with the opening of a program to connect people in need with services.

March 01, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Free tax preparation available on three upcoming Tuesdays

Four local organizations are partnering to offer free tax preparation for individuals and households making less than $55,000 a year in Hall and surrounding counties.

March 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Heavy storms moving through North Georgia this afternoon

March is coming in like a lion with strong thunderstorms moving through the northern part of Georgia this afternoon, bringing heavy rain, wind and possibly hail.

March 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump’s order of small streams rule review draws criticism, praise

An executive order by President Donald Trump mandating a review of an Obama-era rule aimed at protecting small streams and wetlands from development and pollution has drawn partisan praise and criticism, as well as ire from environmentalists.

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville athletics manager celebrated for 31 years of service

As the clock struck 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, Beth Morris donned a shiny necklace reading "Officially Retired."

March 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Senate bill on dental services would help volunteer agencies

Those who work and operate the dental clinic at Good News Clinics are waiting for good news.

March 01, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




More lane closures planned as Boling Bridge work continues

Overnight single-lane closures are set this week as work continues on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at the Hall-Forsyth county line.

February 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia House to debate bills on school intervention, campus assault

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers plan to consider dozens of bills on Wednesday, staring down a key deadline at the end of this week. Chamber rules require bills to pass at least one chamber by a certain point in the session. This year, the deadline falls on Friday.

February 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody and Ezra Kaplan Associated Press | Local


Sardis students embrace archery team

Every Tuesday afternoon, Destiny Wooley sticks her head through her racoon-fur-covered quiver strap and slings it across her shoulder, grabs her purple bow and heads to archery practice with 33 of her peers.

February 28, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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Gainesville man gets 8-year sentence in 2015 credit union heist

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a credit union in Homer in 2015.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County files response, motion to dismiss class-action pension lawsuit

Hall County filed a response Wednesday to the estimated $75 million class action pension lawsuit, claiming in its motion to dismiss that it had the ...

March 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman accused of molesting 13-year-old boy

A woman is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, police said.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Townhouse project may transform ‘blighted’ midtown

A private development company is partnering with the city of Gainesville to raze vacant, dilapidated homes in midtown and build townhouse-style rental properties.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


International economic reps from 11 countries tour Hall businesses, colleges

International economic representatives from 11 countries toured Hall County on Thursday to help them better be able to go back to their home countries and ...

March 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Amazon surprises World Language Academy students with 45 tablets

When World Language Academy Co-Principal Brittney Bennett got an email about a local business possibly donating some supplies, she didn't know who, what or ...

March 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall authorities arrest man wanted in alleged tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man accused of accepting payment for tree removal work without finishing the job has been arrested in Hall County.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in January ticked up to 4.8 percent, six-tenths of a percentage point higher than in December. In January 2016 ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Seven injured when Sheriff's Office car, van crash

A Hall County Sheriff's Office car carrying a suspect to jail crashed into a van late Wednesday night when the van was turning left ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


3 face murder charges in November death of US marshal from Flowery Branch

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of a U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch late last year.

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 work scheduled for weekend

Interstate 985 north of Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 will be partially closed this weekend as crews resurface a bridge that crosses over CSX railroad ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee High band to play in New York City St. Patrick's Day parade

It was business as usual for music teacher Daniel Merck and his students on Wednesday as they put in a full day's work at ...

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hunt for Gainesville superintendent continues

Gainesville School Board members will hold a closed-door meeting Saturday - their fourth in two weeks - as they continue their search for a new school superintendent.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


11 entering auto cases reported in North Hall

Authorities are warning of an entering auto spree in North Hall happening overnight along the U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway corridor.

March 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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