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Authorities: 39 marijuana plants found at Clarkesville residence

A Clarkesville man was accused of manufacturing marijuana after 39 marijuana plants were allegedly found at his Clarkesville residence, according to authorities.

July 28, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask the Times: No plans submitted for property of old chicken plant

Can someone inform the community about what will take the place of the old Crystal Farms at the corner of old Ga. 211 and Ga. 53?

July 27, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville Middle teacher accused of simple battery against student resigns

A Gainesville Middle School teacher who was indicted last month in connection with an April incident in which he allegedly grabbed a student at school has resigned his job.

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Citizens group wants Dawsonville Highway widening placed on fast track

A citizens transportation group Thursday recommended making the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 - one of Gainesville's busiest roads - a short-term project.

July 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tom Smiley appointed as chairman of Hall elections board

The Rev. Tom Smiley has been appointed as chairman of the Hall County Board of Elections.

July 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Poultry, community leader Ray Jones remembered as visionary

Ray Jones, a leader in the poultry industry, died Tuesday at age 88.

July 27, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools to keep students later for eclipse Aug. 21

The Gainesville and Hall County school systems will keep students at school an extra hour Aug. 21 because of the total eclipse of the sun expected to occur that afternoon.

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Downtown Gainesville diners could soon carry alcohol outdoors

Gainesville's liquor laws could be getting an update to allow downtown diners to carry alcohol outdoors and lift restrictions on breweries.

July 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall jobless rate rises to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in June was 4.3 percent, up from 3.9 in May, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday. The figures include all of Hall County.

July 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Shooting victim’s condition upgraded as authorities search for suspects

Authorities are still searching for suspects in a Wednesday afternoon shooting while the condition of the 20-year-old victim has been upgraded from critical to stable.

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Movie night set at East Hall for school supplies

Have an opportunity for a night at the movies under the stars this Friday and donate schools supplies to students in need at the same time.

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Church plans to give away book bags, school supplies Saturday

The Faithful Christian Worship Center plans to give away between 250 and 300 free book bags with school supplies in them Saturday at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center.

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Schools open house events start Friday

Open house events are scheduled at two Gainesville City School System schools this week.

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Governor candidate Hunter Hill advocates limited government

Atlanta Republican state Sen. Hunter Hill is running as a straight-edge, limited-government conservative in the race to be Georgia's next governor.

July 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Chick-fil-A, food charities pack 10,000 meals for food bank

Chick-fil-A employees and volunteers in New Holland spent Wednesday morning making 10,000 meals of red lentil jambalaya, but don't look for it on the menu.

July 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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Howard chosen Gainesville’s new Main Street manager

Gainesville native Kristen Howard is stepping into the position of Main Street manager for Gainesville.

August 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Castillo found guilty in Tadmore Park shooting, gets life in prison

Following an hour of deliberations Thursday, a jury convicted Saul Castillo on all counts in the Father's Day 2013 fatal shooting at Tadmore Park ...

August 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville carves out downtown dining district for public alcohol consumption

Gainesville officials unveiled a map establishing broad boundary lines for allowing dining patrons to consume alcohol in public downtown.

August 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Culver’s joins list of eateries coming to Braselton

More eateries are coming to Braselton, including a possible Culver's restaurant.

August 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia gets allies in water wars legal fight

A deluge of counties and cities on Monday joined in the war for water among Georgia and Florida that centers on Lake Lanier and the ...

August 09, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Protesters air frustration over health care at raucous Collins town hall

Frustration over health care was front and center at a raucous town hall held Wednesday by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

August 09, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Defendant testifies in Tadmore Park fatal shooting case

Saul Castillo took the stand as the last witness in his trial regarding a Father's Day 2013 shooting after a soccer game.

August 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Principal of 7th Hall high school has sights set on next year

While all the other principals in Hall County Schools have spent this week focused on the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, Wes McGee has ...

August 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville homeowners raise concerns over townhomes project

A spokesman for homeowners at The Woodlands on Lake Brenau said Wednesday that property owners will regroup after failing this week to slow down a ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Millie’s Drapery & Decorating celebrates reopening one year after fire

John Kinsey recalled the tragic day, as he held the ribbon that would be cut and mark a new day for Millie's Drapery & Decorating ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


15 Hall schools named to ‘America’s Healthiest Schools’ list

Hall County was well-represented on the "America's Healthiest Schools" list released this week by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lidl grocery store one step closer to coming to Gainesville

A local attorney representing a relatively new grocer in the United States that wants to open a 36,000-square-foot store on busy Dawsonville Highway offered ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Liberty Utilities opens new Gainesville office

Liberty Utilities has opened new offices at 1766 Cleveland Highway in Gainesville.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall residents in federal exchange won’t have Blue Cross option in 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Healthcare Plan won't be available in 2018 for Hall County residents insured through the Affordable Care Act ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Attorneys: Fatal soccer park shooting sparked by events more than 30 years earlier

Revenge for alleged wrongs more than 30 years ago in El Salvador led to a Father's Day 2013 shooting at a Gainesville park, according ...

August 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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