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Enota plans annual Walk to School Day

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will observe its 12th Walk to School Day on Wednesday, joining students from all 50 states and several other countries in the annual event.

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

More Latinos register to vote in Hall County

Hall County continues to see a surge of new Latino voters as the Oct. 11 registration deadline for this fall's elections draws near.

September 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

This weekend is tax-free weekend for certain energy-saving products

Georgia is holding a tax-free weekend on energy-saving products with WaterSense or ENERGY STAR labels from Friday through Sunday.

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Annual downtown event to benefit childhood tumor research

The Owenby family wants to provide Gainesville residents with a fun night out while raising funds for children's tumor research.

September 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

New retail, hotel, high-rise tower planned in Mall of Georgia area

The already commercially crowded Mall of Georgia area near Buford is poised to get a lot busier over the next few years.

September 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall sheriff pens letter in support of state law officer pay raises

Going against the "skepticism" of other law enforcement leaders, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch expressed his support Tuesday for the state law enforcement officer pay raises proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Racing knowledge translates to road cars, Corvette Racing manager says

Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing, talked like an evangelist for endurance racing Tuesday evening at Lanier Technical College's motorsports vehicle technology class.

September 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Decatur man acquitted of Lanier Islands shooting, but convicted on gun charge

A jury returned a not guilty verdict for a Decatur man claiming self-defense in a shooting last year at a Lanier Islands lake house birthday party but found him guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

September 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

For sale: Old DOT maintenance shop in South Hall

Long before Spout Springs Road gets widened, the Georgia Department of Transportation would like to unload a nearly 50-year-old, long-abandoned maintenance shop that sits in tall weeds off the busy road.

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Group seeks help to help young women transition from foster care

Community members can learn how they might help young women move from foster care to independent living at a community meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lumpkin County Parks & Recreation Department, located at 365 Riley Road in Dahlonega.

September 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church's banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

September 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall, Gainesville SAT scores up, still below state average

Gainesville and Hall County students scored higher on the SAT exam in 2016 than 2015, but local scores still trailed the state average in both years.

September 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned 800-home active adult community in Braselton.

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

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Florida claims water wars dispute with Georgia unlikely to be settled before trial

Settlement talks appear to be crumbling between Georgia and Florida before an Oct. 31 "water wars" trial between the states.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public safety monument placed at Roosevelt Square

With a crane putting a 16-ton monument snugly into place Tuesday, workers now can go full steam completing improvements to historic Roosevelt Square in downtown ...

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Old Reunion entrance now part of planned active adult community

With 385 acres now in hand, a developer now can move ahead on developing an 800-home active adult community in Braselton.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood tax revenue to stay same with higher millage rate

Oakwood City Council adopted a millage rate that would keep tax revenue the same for 2017 on first reading Monday night.

October 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Vote on Mincey Marble plant expansion set for Thursday

The proposed rezoning needed for a West Hall manufacturer to build a new plant drew only silence Monday at a work session of the Hall ...

October 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Cats injured in fire recovering

Laura Burns considers herself lucky. Even after a recent house fire destroyed her home and possessions, all of her family is safe, and in her ...

October 10, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Woman accused of leaving child in car near water at Lanier Islands

A Dacula woman is accused of leaving her 6-year-old son in a car at Lanier Islands with the keys in the ignition and the vehicle ...

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews from Northeast Georgia help restore power on coast

Power crews from Northeast Georgia are helping restore power along the East Coast after Hurricane Matthew affected hundreds of thousands of residents.

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville names 2 new staff leaders

Gainesville has a new chief financial officer and administrative services director.

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville man charged with convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of firing his gun twice Friday during an armed robbery at a Gainesville convenience store.

October 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Annual walk raises funds for Alzheimer’s research

North Georgia residents are invited to don a purple shirt and walk the streets of Gainesville to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

October 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

FedEx may come to Braselton

FedEx is considering Braselton in Jackson County "as a potential location for a package distribution center," a statement from the company said Monday.

October 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday

Tuesday is the voter registration deadline for this November's elections.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Ga. 53 work set for this week in Braselton

Previously postponed work on Ga. 53 has been scheduled for this week in downtown Braselton.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville pre-schooler reads 1,000 books

Daliyah Marie Arana's face breaks into a smile when asked why she loves to read.

October 09, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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