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Local celebrities serve it up to help raise money to prevent child abuse

Thursday night was Celebrity Server Night at Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville. Twenty percent of the proceeds and tips go toward the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children to help raise funds to prevent child abuse. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, which hosts the event. Nearly 20 celebrities from the Falcons, Braves and University of Georgia attended the event.

March 31, 2017 | | Local




Gainesville Middle School evacuated for bomb threat, ‘no credible threat’ found

Gainesville Middle School students were evacuated to First Baptist Church on Green Street on Thursday morning after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall at the school, school officials said.

March 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dancing for a Cause announces its 10 local celebrities

Gentle ribbing has become a tradition among the 10 celebrities chosen for Dancing for a Cause every year, and 2017's panel is no exception.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Old Hall jail demolition could start in May

Demolition of the old Hall County jail could start in May, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Thursday morning.

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate drops sharply to 4.1 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in February was 4.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 4.7 percent in January, according to Georgia Department of Labor statistics released Thursday. The metro Gainesville stats cover all of Hall County.

March 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Flowery Branch student cut from ‘Voice’

Georgia native Taylor Alexander was eliminated from NBC's "The Voice" on Tuesday.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch Target customers mourn beloved cashier

Anyone who picked Chris Shields' checkout line at Target in Flowery Branch knew they were in for a little joking around.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall County to host victims’ rights week event

Officials in the Hall County Courthouse are hosting an event Friday to start the week of victims' rights recognition.

March 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Turn lane project at Ga. 53 and Green Hill Circle now set to start April 10

Extension of the westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle is now scheduled to start April 10 and finish up by the end of the month.

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adoption law update lingers on Georgia lawmakers’ last day

ATLANTA - Changes to Georgia adoption law that proponents call long overdue await a final vote entering the General Assembly's last day.

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Fiery crash shuts down I-985 northbound

Interstate 985 Northbound was shut down Wednesday afternoon with a multi-vehicle crash, according to Gainesville Fire spokesman Keith Smith.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill requiring boat titles likely pushed off to 2018 legislative session

A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ends Thursday, but it could return next year.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs expand scope, change name

Ala Harbin had not yet started kindergarten when she was drawn to the fun and games that attracted other neighborhood children to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

March 29, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Clark Leonard cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, cleonard@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lakeshore Mall sells for $6.8 million in auction

Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended Wednesday, said a source familiar with the process.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Local UNG student wins Fulbright Scholarship

A Flowery Branch student has become the first recipient this year of the Fulbright Scholarship from the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

April 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Human remains found near site of missing Gwinnett woman’s wrecked car

Human remains and clothing were found Thursday in Dahlonega near where the wrecked vehicle of a Gwinnett County woman was found last year.

April 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


No one hurt in house fire on Ledan Extension in North Hall

No one was hurt Friday in a house fire in northwestern Hall County.

April 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Fire Services reopens station after renovations

One of the busier stations for Hall County Fire Services reopened Thursday, promising more spacious amenities for firefighters.

April 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Free cancer screenings set for Saturday

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Cancer Services is teaming up with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance to provide free screenings for oral, head and ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project

A delayed road project in Flowery Branch is forcing school buses to cross crowded roads "daredevil-style," Mayor Mike Miller said at a City Council meeting ...

April 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Some residents question sharp rise in property tax assessments

Some Hall County property owners are shocked by big increases to their tax assessments as the area continues its post-recession resurgence.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


United Way of Hall County celebrates its 2016-17 accomplishments

United Way of Hall County had a lot to commemorate at its annual year-end celebration at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Passport fairs set for Gainesville, Cleveland on Saturday

The Limestone Parkway U.S. Post Office in Gainesville and the Cleveland post office on Helen Way will hold passport fairs this Saturday.

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Oakwood Chick-fil-A reopens

After a little over a month of waiting for customers, the Chick-fil-A in Oakwood is open for business again.

April 20, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


DOT extends emergency response program up I-985

Motorists stranded on Interstate 985 north of Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch now can get help from the Georgia Department of Transportation's Highway ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Tuition increase coming for UNG students after Board of Regents decision

Students at the University of North Georgia campuses in Gainesville and Dahlonega will be paying more for school next year - the result of a 2 ...

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DeKalb firefighters thank Hall County counterparts for recovering their co-worker’s body

Just days before next week's one-year anniversary of the death of one of their own, DeKalb County firefighters returned to Hall County to say ...

April 20, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hiker rescued from ledge at Raven Cliff Falls

Authorities rescued a Barrow County man who slipped and fell onto the last ledge before Raven Cliff Falls' main drop Wednesday afternoon.

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Hall County Jail clerk sentenced for stealing from inmates' accounts

A former Hall County Jail clerk was sentenced last week for taking money out of inmate accounts.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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