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Gainesville sees increase in English, math scores on Milestones

Gainesville City Schools officials said they were pleased that results from the Georgia Milestones testing showed increases in both English/Language Arts and mathematics, while Hall County officials said their numbers are similar to results in recent years.

July 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


State: Hall County, cities ineligible for funding

Hall County and its cities will be ineligible for all state funding and permitting until its Service Delivery Strategy agreement is approved by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

July 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ask The Times: Old house at Queen City and Jesse Jewell to be torn down

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

July 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Plans change: Sardis-Ledan intersection to stay open other than some nights during roundabout work

A day after announcing the intersection of Ledan and Sardis roads would close July 31 for construction of roundabout, Hall County changed course and said the intersection will stay open during roundabout construction aside from potential night work.

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dahlonega 7-year-old Opal Littleton in Netflix series ‘Ozark’ with Jason Bateman

Opal Littleton is making a name for herself in the film world.

July 20, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


Alleged driver in April armed robbery arrested

The alleged driver in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station in April was arrested this week.

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flooring company with Gainesville plant files for bankruptcy

A Dalton-based, family-owned flooring company with a plant in Gainesville has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court in Rome.

July 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


FLW Tour professional fishing tournament coming to Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is welcoming back one of the more well-known professional fishing circuits in 2018. The lake will play host to a Fishing League Worldwide event in March.

July 20, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Boling Bridge to have single lane closure Thursday night

Boling Bridge on Ga. 53 at the Forsyth County line will close to a single lane of traffic at 7 p.m. Thursday as construction crews pour more concrete for the new bridge.

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG students painting murals on dreary public housing project walls

Motorists and passersby at Pearl Nix and Queen City Parkway can't help but see two University of North Georgia art students busy making the bland look beautiful.

July 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation accepting nominees for philanthropy awards

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2017 Philanthropy Awards, which include the Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award and the Gus Whalen Young Philanthropist Award.

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chick-fil-A in New Holland to open next week

Bobby Shoemaker saw a need for more restaurants on the east side of Gainesville. Now he's adding to a growing number of food options in the New Holland area

July 20, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Joe Chandler Road Bridge open to traffic

The new Joe Chandler Road Bridge in East Hall is open to traffic.

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No major issues reported at UNG, Lanier Tech so far from campus carry law

Nearly three weeks since it became legal for those holding concealed weapons permits to carry a handgun in some areas of college and university campuses, officials at the University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College said they have had no significant issues reported.

July 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road, I-985 widening study get early approval

New road and bridge projects, including a new bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River, took a step toward approval on Wednesday.

July 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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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


Hall set to study prospect of new multimillion-dollar recycling center

Hall County is exploring a new, multimillion-dollar recycling center at the Candler Road Landfill.

August 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Citizen leader forced off transportation advisory group

The leader of a transportation citizens advisory group resigned Tuesday in a clash with government leaders over the creation of a subcommittee to study a ...

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demo workers busy Tuesday at century-old house on busy corner

Demolition began in earnest Tuesday on the historic Pierce House overlooking Jesse Jewell and Queen City parkways in Gainesville.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities looking for suspects in boat thefts; 2 suspects arrested

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a series of boat thefts on the north end of Lake Lanier in which the boats were ...

August 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in Sunday I-985 wreck

A Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in a five-vehicle wreck Sunday night that killed two people and injured eight others, including himself, on ...

August 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Dawsonville Highway widening moves closer to short-term project list

An early step was taken Tuesday to put the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 on a short-term project list.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


At least 6 of 8 injured in fatal wreck released from hospital

At least six of the eight people injured in a five-car wreck that killed two people on Interstate 985 near Oakwood on Sunday night have ...

August 07, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Kindness rocks: Nationwide trend of painting, hiding rocks for others rolls into Forsyth County

August 07, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Williams channels Trump in run for governor

Channeling President Donald Trump, state Sen. Michael Williams is basing his run for governor on a pitch to upend the "rigged" system of Georgia state ...

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Board considers tax rate for Gainesville schools

With a 2018 fiscal year budget already approved, Gainesville City School System board members are now trying to make a final decision on how to ...

August 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lula officials OK deal to take over train depot

The city of Lula will soon be taking possession of the train depot property that has been in the hands of a civic organization for ...

August 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


US Rep. Collins schedules town hall meeting for Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is holding a town hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Jury selection underway in 2013 Tadmore Park fatal shooting

Jury selection will continue this morning for a Father's Day 2013 shooting case.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Sheriff’s office seeking information on South Hall truck thefts

Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff's Office are looking for information on a string of truck thefts in the Flowery Branch area of South ...

August 07, 2017 | | Local


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