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Hall commission aims for $1.5 million budget for courthouse annex renovations

Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum said he and the other commissioners are trying to walk the difficult line of ensuring security while keeping prices down.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Council expecting update on stormwater program Thursday

Gainesville officials are pushing forward with a plan to create a stormwater utility and implement a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging drainage infrastructure. They will receive an update and recommendations about how to proceed at a work session Thursday morning.

July 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Inmate says he discussed assault with suspect on trial this week

A Superior Court jury will wait until Wednesday to hear the case of an alleged aggravated assault while an inmate is transferred to appear.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia takes a bite out of Hollywood

Georgia's not yet Hollywood, but the state's tax incentives have charmed a number of big-budget movie productions to relocate from the West Coast to the New South in recent years.

July 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man fired 2 shots during road rage incident

A Gillsville man is accused of driving aggressively and eventually shooting at another driver on Harmony Church Road, Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies said.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch voters choose new council member today

It's been a little more than two months since candidates were announced for the Post 5 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council, and the fatigue is setting in for the remaining two.

July 13, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Restoration work starts on Lula caboose

It had become Lula's faded red caboose.

July 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Family, friends remember slain 911 employee at vigil

CUMMING - The four cousins hugged, wiped away tears and scribbled messages on the canvas sheet draped between two goalposts.

July 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: UNG extends admissions deadline for fall 2015

Students who wish to attend the University of North Georgia's Gainesville or Cumming campuses this fall still have time to apply.

July 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Proposal would ban driver’s licenses for some young immigrants

Like many young adults, Diana Paola Vela-Martinez's life blossomed when she received her driver's license. The world truly opened up to her then.

July 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Improvements could transform historic site into community park

From a street named after a civil rights icon, passing motorists now can see the stately remains of a restored hotel once owned by a top Confederate general.

July 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Habersham clerk claims wrongful termination after lawsuit

A former deputy clerk of finance in the Habersham County Magistrate Court claims she was wrongly terminated after a lawsuit against the Habersham County Board of Commissioners regarding unapproved airport authority actions, her attorney Julius Hulsey said.

July 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Quinlan sculpture garden opens today

Eight statues sun themselves in a grassy courtyard next to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.

July 12, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Small-town edge helps Gainesville investment firm make elite list

Inside the conference room of his Gainesville office, Bob Willis is snapping his fingers.

July 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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Police: Navy man believed to have shot his own leg

Police said they believe a Navy serviceman accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday morning at the Gainesville recruitment center.

July 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man shot in north Forsyth

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Authorities identify body found on east Forsyth Lake Lanier shore

July 17, 2015 | Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville City Council plans to OK stormwater plan

The Gainesville City Council is prepared to approve an agreement Tuesday with an Atlanta engineering consultant to develop a comprehensive stormwater management program, which includes ...

July 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. 53 bridge work postponed

Work has been delayed until at least spring on the replacement of the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway bridge over the Chestatee River at the Hall-Forsyth ...

July 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Third time’s the charm:' McEver Road upgrade may proceed in Flowery Branch

A finish line may be in sight for negotiations between Flowery Branch and Hall County regarding what's been called an unsafe intersection within the ...

July 16, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


‘Rocky’ spinoff filming soon at old Hall jail

Gainesville soon can add another film to its rapidly growing Hollywood roster.

July 16, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Both sides dig in over Gainesville at-large voting

The debate about whether to change Gainesville's at-large voting system boiled over Thursday at a meeting of city officials, and the two sides of ...

July 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jury to ponder homeless camp assault case

Under the threat of a man going to "cheese grate (his) face on the asphalt," David William Keener testified Thursday afternoon how he said he ...

July 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State Patrol: Armed and dangerous man on the loose

A man authorities believe to be armed and dangerous was still on the loose late Thursday possibly in the north Hall or south Habersham area ...

July 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gwinnett police seek clues in wreck that killed Hall man

Gwinnett County police are looking for witnesses to determine who was at fault in a rollover crash Tuesday that killed a Flowery Branch man.

July 16, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Body found at Lake Lanier campground

July 16, 2015 | | Local


Police searching for man they say exposed himself in Wilshire Trails Park area

Gainesville police are asking residents to help them find a man they say exposed himself to a woman earlier this month in the Wilshire Trails ...

July 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Middle School off list of struggling schools

Gainesville Middle School leaders spent the past three years focused on helping the lowest-achieving students improve, and the efforts paid off.

July 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Senior living community reopens

They play bingo twice a day over at Oxton Place, and that suits resident Darlene Coffman just fine.

July 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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