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Board lists new South Hall school as top priority

A new school is needed in the southern portion of Hall County, according to officials.

September 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Survey shows growth in local health care industry

Health care is big business in Northeast Georgia - now more so than ever.

September 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Learn more tonight about proposed tax increase for Gainesville residents

Gainesville City Council will hold a public hearing tonight on a proposed property tax increase to pay off debt, including on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012.

September 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Cellphones are a new classroom staple

Backpacks are no longer filled with calculators, CD players or pocket dictionaries. Today, all those things can fit in the palm of a student's hand.

September 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Foster care panel hopes to draw parents in faith community

Foster parent Wendy Boswell recalled the most precious blue eyes of a 4-month-old, who was shaken until he was blind by his father 14 years ago.

September 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall commissioners OK $300K for park without consulting oversight committee

The Hall County Board of Commissioners recently signed off on allocating $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII, for renovations to the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue at Clarks Bridge Park.

September 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville natives paint mural recalling FDR's visit

When the deadliest tornado in Georgia history ripped through Gainesville nearly 80 years ago, the city was forever changed.

September 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

New roads law also address less glamorous jobs, such as mowing

A bill passed last year to improve Georgia's roads is getting into the weeds - quite literally.

September 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

PBS film details local war hero’s exploits

JEFFERSON - Jokes about red carpets and paparazzi aside, Ginger Gause of Jefferson knows what she wants to say to the audience before the film about her heroic grandfather starts.

September 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rescue can come with a bill in Hall County

The life of a firefighter just isn't what it used to be. In fact, the childhood dream of so many boys and girls is a bit of a misnomer these days.

September 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A musical tradition: Music lovers throng to Jarrard concert

The front lawn of Brenau University was filled with music fans of all ages Saturday night gathered for the 14th annual John Jarrard Concert.

September 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Oakwood rides wave of commercial expansion

Been to Oakwood lately?

September 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Vandals deface Gainesville church with racist graffiti

When Robert Bonds found out First Baptist Church had been vandalized, the Gainesville resident got a bucket of paint and tried to cover the defacement. He knelt at the steps outside the building Saturday afternoon, painting over racially-charged graffiti.

September 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You heard it here: Katie B. Davis sports high heel shoes

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

September 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville mill alums relive happy days in village

People who worked, lived or went to school in Gainesville Mill Village gathered Saturday to celebrate their heritage.

September 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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Veterans group donates hospital beds to nursing home

The Gainesville-based veterans group made Curt Pritchett's day.

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Downtown plan to be unveiled today

The Gainesville City Council will get its first look at a new downtown strategic plan when it meets this morning.

September 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Delay of tag renewal notices causing confusion

That feeling when the motor vehicle tag renewal notice shows up in the mail around your birthday - it's kind of like getting coal in ...

September 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

State patrol: Passenger in fatal crash charged with leaving scene

The passenger in the car with a driver killed in a North Hall wreck Friday morning was charged with leaving the scene of the accident ...

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Deputy responding to call collides with other car

A Gainesville woman told Georgia State Patrol she didn't see or hear the Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy responding to a call Wednesday ...

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

GSP: Driver swatting away spider crossed into traffic

A driver told Georgia State Patrol that a spider was crawling on her moments before a wreck that flipped one vehicle and caused hers to ...

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Ground broken for Dairy Queen in Braselton

September 30, 2015 | | Local

Glades Reservoir becomes part of water plan

Draft documents dictating future operations of the tri-state water basin including Lake Lanier account for 40 million gallons per day in water supply from the ...

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

7th confirmed rabies case this year found in East Hall

A dog encountered a rabid skunk near Belmont Highway in East Hall, according to a Hall County government news release.

September 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fire engulfs mobile home east of Gainesville

Hall County Fire Services responders are looking into a fire this morning at a mobile home on Floyd Road east of Gainesville.

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Camp Merrill transfers to Army control Wednesday

Control of the 282-acre Camp Frank D. Merrill in Lumpkin County transfers Wednesday to the Army from the U.S. Forest Service - a move not ...

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

School, special needs student adjust to life on the move

This occasional series features some of those remarkable students with special circumstances who are served and cared for by local schools.

September 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Jefferson interviewing city manager finalists Wednesday

Two finalists for the Jefferson city manager position are being interviewed today during a 12:50 p.m. called meeting, which will be an executive ...

September 29, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Wednesday is last day to buy brick for public safety monument

Wednesday is the last day to buy a brick for a public safety monument being built on Roosevelt Square in downtown Gainesville.

September 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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