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Prime location makes Braselton a key distribution hub

A town that touches four counties, including Hall, Braselton appears to be sitting on an economic development gold mine.

January 02, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fiber optic company seeks to take over old DOT property

A fiber optic cable company is hoping to take over a former Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance shop and surrounding property off Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

January 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Governor’s education agenda will shape 2017 legislature

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Jan. 9 with a full slate of priorities. But questions remain about Gov. Nathan Deal's education agenda and how a new presidential administration will affect Georgia, leaving uncertainty about how this year's session will play out.

January 02, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


February event will celebrate Gainesville schools’ anniversary

The Gainesville school system will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month by lining the gym with memorabilia, showing a slide show and offering tours and refreshments.

January 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


2 children killed in Sunday wreck that injured 3 other people

Two young children were killed in a southeast Hall County wreck that sent the driver and two other passengers to the hospital on Sunday afternoon.

January 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 slab replacement work moves to nights, resumes Monday

With the new year comes a new batch of work on Interstate 985.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area lost its share of giants in 2016

It was a tough year for legends.

January 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall's first baby, 6-pound, 14-ounce boy, born just after midnight

Deysi Rivas Olivas arrived at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville a couple days before New Year's with contractions, but her baby wasn't ready for the world quite yet.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gun show visitors get armed and loaded for a new year

Thousands of gun enthusiasts gathered at the Gem Capitol Gun Show held Saturday space on Atlanta Highway to pursue new and used firearms, ammo, knives, body armor and an arsenal of other self defense and survival gear sold by various vendors, private sellers and military contractors.

January 01, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


A look ahead: Water, roads, politics worth watching in 2017

There are always stories that are undervalued at first glance. Then there are trends that get overhyped. And, finally, there is news so unexpected that no one could have predicted it.

January 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hospital's Woody Stewart unit keeps hearts beating strong

Since its opening this fall, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville's advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit has seen no shortage of patients - and that might be just a sign of the times.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Juvenile Court Judge Diaz reflects on first year on bench

A few weeks back, Joe Diaz took a key to explore the Hall County courthouse annex where he used to work as an attorney.

January 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Popular downtown eatery The Monkey Barrel checks out by ringing in new year

The Monkey Barrel is more than just a bar.

December 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Pawn shop firearms theft in Cumming leads to chase, 6 arrests

Six suspects are in custody after several firearms were stolen early Saturday from a Cumming pawn store, leading to a police chase down Ga. 400.

December 31, 2016 | Forsyth County News reports | Local


10 stories you cared most about in 2016

Thousands spent their precious time reading these stories this past year. As measured by online analytics, these stories received a balance of the most clicks and time spent on the story.

December 31, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Lula pedestrian killed in Wednesday night wreck

A 33-year-old pedestrian died after being struck Wednesday night by a vehicle on Athens Highway/Ga. 11 about a half-mile from Athens Street in Gainesville.

January 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall could get 2 inches of snow Friday

Northeast Georgia is in for a healthy amount of precipitation this weekend, and the likelihood some may turn to snow by Friday night continues to ...

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Woman faces charges in deadly crash that killed 2 children

A woman fighting for her life following a single-car crash on New Year's Day in which two children were killed, including her 1-year-old son ...

January 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Gainesville man arrested in counterfeit money investigation

A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday after authorities investigated a case involving a car bought with counterfeit $50 bills.

January 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




Enota school project picks up momentum

In the coming weeks, Gainesville school officials will be making important financial decisions related to the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy replacement project.

January 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Forsyth County substitute bus driver fired for leaving girl, 6, by road without supervision

January 04, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Demolition begins on Atlanta Street apartments

A man with a water hose stands nearby to spray and clear the dust rising from the rubble as the excavator reaches its mechanical claw ...

January 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


‘Alpine coaster’ gets Helen’s OK, could open later this year

Development of a proposed "alpine coaster" can move forward now that the Helen City Commission has given its approval.

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Jan. 24 deadline set for Georgia, Florida to settle water wars dispute

A Jan. 24 deadline has been set for Georgia and Florida to try again to settle a U.S. Supreme Court dispute over water consumption ...

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning board OKs cable, storage business plans

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended approval for a fiber optic cable company's plans to open for business at the former Georgia Department ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1-year-old litter trap on Flat Creek doing better than expected

When Gainesville and Hall County teamed up to install the Bandalong Litter Trap on Flat Creek in December 2015, officials weren't really sure how ...

January 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Year’s DUI arrests up from last holiday

Law enforcement patrolling the streets over the New Year's holiday made 17 DUI arrests, according to the Hall County jail log.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant

Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their 4-month-old child in their car.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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