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White House announces 3 federal judge nominees in Georgia

Three Georgians are among 11 intended federal judge nominees announced by the White House.

July 13, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Contractor picked for $1.6 million Gainesville sewer upgrade

Aging and corroded sewer pipes identified through routine maintenance will be retrofitted using trenchless technology that officials say will make the sewer lines efficient with minimum disruptions at five busy areas in Gainesville.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula faces vote on county service agreement

The mayor of Lula this week called on city council members to "remain firm" and not approve a new service delivery agreement with Hall County.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Enota community meeting set to discuss school construction

Parents, students, teachers, staff and residents of the surrounding community have an opportunity to get updated information and ask questions about the construction of the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy building at a meeting Thursday.

July 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch Special Olympian receives honorary ESPY

While many of the top athletes in sports received recognition at the 25th annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night before a national television audience, a Flowery Branch athlete picked up her ESPY in a quiet presentation a day earlier.

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrated 20 years of operation Wednesday as employees and volunteers came together for pizza, snow cones and a chance to look back at the success the program has achieved in two decades.

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


With all candidates in, Georgia governor’s race has pulled in more than $7.6 million

Georgia's six major candidates to replace Gov. Nathan Deal have tipped the $7 million mark in early fundraising.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it's only the start of economic development in that area of town.

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Inmates building welding shop to offer job training for prisoners

Motivated Hall County inmates are being given the chance to end their sentences with a foot in the door of a living-wage job.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Official: 125 families await public housing

More than 100 families are on a waiting list for public housing in Gainesville, a number lower than it's been for the past decade.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Closed portion of West Academy Street reopens

West Academy Street from Washington Street to Oak Street reopened Wednesday afternoon.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

A turn lane project is underway on frequently congested Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road in Gainesville.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$41K in drugs found at Buford campsite

Two people are accused of having $41,800 of heroin, methamphetamine, pills and other drugs at a Buford campsite, according to authorities.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville-based McEver Meats to see supply disruption

Customers likely will see a temporary disruption in supply of Gainesville-based McEver Meat products, beginning this month, because of a recent fire at a meat processing plant in Tennessee.

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pets lost as fire destroys Lula mobile home

An early-morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Lula Wednesday, killing two pets and leaving two people displaced.

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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