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New senior transportation program could start in December

A primarily volunteer-run, discounted fare-based transportation program serving Hall County's seniors could begin hitting the road in December.

June 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County students spend week in specialized lessons

Not every summer school class allows students to try their hand at photography or making eclairs from scratch.

June 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man charged with selling $56,000 of meth

Victor Hugo Mendiola-Saucedo, 27, of Gainesville was arrested at his Green Hill Road residence and charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine and two counts of sale of methamphetamine on Tuesday.

June 03, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville woman indicted in death of boyfriend

Almost a year since Rodney Griffeth's death, his girlfriend was indicted by a grand jury on charges of felony murder and voluntary manslaughter.

June 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man sold kilo of meth a week for 2 years in North Georgia

A Cleveland man was arrested Monday by the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, which believes he sold a kilogram of methamphetamine per week for the past two years.

June 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Clermont ponders rules on fireworks sales

Clermont is proposing a law to regulate the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a newly passed state law that "greatly expanded" their sale and use.

June 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Council approves per diem meeting pay increase

Gainesville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase its per diem meeting attendance pay from $125 to $150, while also increasing the number of meetings elected officials can be paid for each month from 10 to 12.

June 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water access for agriculture is a balancing act

A cow walks slowly through a grassy pasture toward a cool creek that meanders through green hills.

June 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Runoff can become big problem, especially when it rains

Landscape Management Co. employees don't just work to keep their customers' lawns green.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch, Lula votes present learning opportunity for new elections board

Special elections June 16 to fill unexpired council terms in Flowery Branch and Lula are fast approaching, and the new Hall County elections board identified its role at a meeting Tuesday.

June 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Online blind date leads to robbery

A man lured to Dawsonville by a woman he met on the Internet was reportedly ambushed when he arrived at her home.

June 02, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Feroli is Humane Society’s first medical director

When asked why she chose a profession working with animals, Jaime Feroli will ask a question back.

June 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall school board approves new leadership

Four current Hall County employees were recently promoted to leadership positions, which school officials said is a reflection of the strength of the district's employees.

June 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Bus system campaign slated to begin in July

Hall Area Transit plans on rolling out its new "Connecting You" marketing campaign in early July for the fixed-route Gainesville Connection bus service.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Communication key in emergency medical drill with new hospital campus

The emergency loading area for Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville was stuffed to the gills with nurses and doctors assisting fake triage patients in a disaster drill Tuesday.

June 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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Lot could alleviate UNG parking problems at Gainesville campus

Students have been complaining about the parking options at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia for several years, but their troubles may soon be over thanks to an existing park-and-ride lot off Exit 17 of Interstate 985.

June 22, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Four indicted in case involving Buford man’s death

Four people accused by Gwinnett County Police of racing down a Buford road in April 2014 were indicted Wednesday in the death of a 24-year-old Buford man.

June 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gillsville street improvements now underway

An eye cast toward busy Ga. 52, which cuts through tiny Gillsville on the Hall-Banks County line, Melissa Grizzle said the heavy sidewalk construction in front of her restaurant hasn't hurt business.

June 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school board approves final 2016 budget

The Hall County school board approved its fiscal year 2016 budget at its meeting Monday night, including a slight increase in the millage rate.

June 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Teacher interns at UGA genetics lab this summer

Laurie Brown, a science teacher at World Language Academy in Flowery Branch, is spending her summer in someone else's science lab.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Another historic Lula building gets face-lift

Downtown Lula is getting another makeover, thanks in large part to an Atlanta native who has become endeared by the northeast Hall County city's past.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry helps at-risk teens

Like many kids her age, Carmela Villalobos wanted to do things her way or not at all.

June 21, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Participation at Hall County health care clinic strong

Turnout at the Hall County Government Family Health Center, which serves county employees, has been strong in the first five months of operation, according to county officials, and plans are in the works to generate more interest and participation.

June 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Teens learn about poverty, hunger during summer program

Two teenagers walked out of a home in Tower Heights Apartments and wiped tears from their eyes.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoschton woman’s death included in HBO documentary

A Hoschton woman found dead inside her home will be included in an HBO documentary on gun deaths airing Monday night.

June 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Business leader Gus Whalen dies

Whether it was on the playground in sixth grade, at a barber shop or in the business community, Gus Whalen had a way of making an impression.

June 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Atlanta Street and the front lines of poverty, crime

The signs are everywhere around Peppers Market, at the corner of Atlanta Street and EE Butler Parkway in Gainesville.

June 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia State Championship races through Lula

Competitive bicyclists descended on Lula Saturday for The Georgia State Championship Road Race.

June 20, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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