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Exit 14 project expected to spur Flowery Branch development

Development in Flowery Branch is expected to be spurred by Exit 14, and with construction projected to begin in 2017, community development director John McHenry said he anticipates property nearest to the interchange will be retail and commercial.

April 04, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local




New section of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway has opened

Some final touches are still needed, but a section of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway near the century-old Gainesville Mill is completed.

April 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway development brings retail, eateries

Retail development continues to move forward in Hall County, particularly at North Lake Square on Dawsonville Highway.

April 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville filled with fast, diverse new restaurants in past year

The city of Gainesville has a little bit of everything when it comes to fast food, from Japanese hibachi to burgers and fries, Italian pizza and good Southern chicken.

April 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


9th Congressional District GOP primary debate set for Saturday

The Hall County GOP will host a Republican primary debate for U.S. 9th Congressional District candidates this Saturday in Gainesville.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street rezoning hearing nears as redevelopment awaits

Formal plans to redevelop the Atlanta Street public housing complex in Gainesville will come before the city planning and appeals board April 12.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau emphasizes health fields

Health sciences - nursing, physical and occupational therapy and clinical psychology - loom large in the growth of Brenau University. Expansion of graduate programs in those disciplines is well underway and will be a focus for the next couple of years.

April 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Brenau softball field delayed by rain

"We're hoping to play some games on it this spring," Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University, said about the softball field on a 16.8 acre tract, which will become the university's "home field" for athletics.

April 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Woman's body pulled from Lake Lanier

Hall County investigators were working Sunday to identify a woman whose body was found floating earlier in the day in Lake Lanier

April 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Facing mental illness head-on may help afflicted veterans cope

Just getting through life sometimes requires finding good in an otherwise bad situation.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plea staved off death sentence in grisly 2015 hotel death

Editor's note: This story includes graphic imagery.

April 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Co-founder Dick Valentine retires from United Community Bank

In 2005, Dick Valentine joined 52 other Georgia bankers to start something meaningful in Hall County.

April 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State education reform bill would change testing, evaluation

Uncertainty about specifics, but a welcome change for educators is the general reaction to a new state law – if Gov. Nathan Deal signs it - that reduces the number of mandatory tests in schools and lessens the effect of test results on teacher evaluations.

April 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DOT gearing up for bridge replacements for Lake Lanier's spans

Motorists get ready: Bridges as old as Lake Lanier are lining up for replacement during the next few years.

April 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Enota move grows concerns over garden's placement

The new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy would change the look of the elementary school property, if current plans are followed, but some community ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Propane autogas fuel station opens in Gainesville

Smith-Bell Petroleum, a business in Gainesville for about 80 years, introduced a new fuel alternative Thursday when the company has installed its first unattended tank ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Community leaders seek to break cycle of crime's heavy cost

Fines and fees resulting from misdemeanor traffic and probation violations has led the U.S. Justice Department to warn local courts about the emergence of ...

April 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Spring Festival features food, fun and flying wood chips

The Flowery Branch Spring Festival was held Saturday in the downtown historic area of the town with the usual festival fare. Concessions, vendors and local ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee visitors dig into Earth Day by growing, buying plants

Earth Day was celebrated with flying colors at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as three groups showed up on a sunny Saturday to offer ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants ring up success for research

In the hot morning air, the crowd began marching. With each step, the column of people rang hundreds of bells as they made their slow ...

April 23, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Thompson Bridge Road lanes open after morning fire, gas leak in North Hall

A portion of Thompson Bridge Road was shut down Saturday morning after a fallen tree sparked a house fire and gas leak in North Hall ...

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: ‘We got it all in Hall, y’all’

Here is an item we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville ‘Student Painter’ entrepreneur lining up customers, recruiting employees

Johnathan West, a University of Georgia student from Gainesville, hopes to run at least an $80,000 business this summer as an intern with Young ...

April 23, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Gainesville bypass debate isn’t new, or over

For longtime residents, the now-derailed Enota Bypass was simply another chapter - and maybe sore spot - in a long-standing issue of how to steer traffic around ...

April 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique 1940s Gainesville police badge enters department’s historic collection

Almost 70 years after Cecil Guest left the Gainesville Police Department, his badge will be turned in for good.

April 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Alto woman accused of shooting, injuring man

An Alto woman is accused of shooting a man three times in the chest Monday in Gainesville, police said.

April 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Video shows suspects accused of taking tablets, cash from North Hall High

Two suspects who stole tablets and cash from the North Hall High School main office appear in a surveillance video released Thursday by authorities.

April 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing man authorities say has dementia, schizophrenia found in Gainesville

A man with dementia and schizophrenia has been found after he went missing Wednesday morning, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

April 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Drink wine, eat plants: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner gives advice for longevity

The secrets to a longer life are elusive, but simple.

April 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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