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Man accused of fatal sucker punch awaits formal charges

The Braselton Police Department is waiting to hear back from the Barrow County District Attorney on what the ultimate charge will be for a man accused of homicide after allegedly delivering a sucker punch to a patron at a bar.

December 22, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Rate of jobless in Hall declines to 4.1 percent in November

With the holiday shopping season gearing up in November, local employers created new jobs and laid off fewer workers to help lower the Gainesville metropolitan area jobless rate to 4.1 percent - the lowest in the state.

December 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Attorney: Attempted murder charge ‘far-fetched’

An attorney representing a Gillsville man in a trio of co-defendants said Wednesday he was surprised by the grand jury charge of attempted murder in an alleged October shooting.

December 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Obamacare’ holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far

"Obamacare" seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year's pace.

December 21, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


The Monkey Barrel closing at year’s end

After 23 years of business, The Monkey Barrel is closing its doors.

December 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Job fair set for Jan. 10 in Oakwood

For many residents of Hall County, a new job with better pay would be a nice gift to kick off 2017.

December 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pet adoptions up, though pets as gifts discouraged

"How much is that puppy in the window?" The nostalgic lyrics to that tune of yesteryear is no longer fashionable, if not outright frowned upon by animal rights advocates.

December 21, 2016 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Truck sales business plans move to long-vacant, highly visible Oakwood tract

A prime lot overlooking Interstate 985 and across from Blackshear Place Baptist Church is finally being developed after its annexation nearly a decade ago.

December 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


GO VIDEO: Fun ideas for Christmas Day

December 21, 2016 | | Local


Authorities: Man tied dog to railroad tracks, left it to be killed by train

A Gainesville man is accused of tying a dog to railroad tracks, "leaving it to be hit and killed by an oncoming train," according to authorities.

December 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Three charged with attempted murder after alleged drug deal

Three men have been charged with attempted murder after a man lost an eye in an alleged drug deal, according to authorities.

December 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville to update to comprehensive plan to prepare for growth

When the little things add up, it's time for an update.

December 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Passerby helps put out truck fire on I-985

A passerby in a water truck helped extinguish a fire in a pickup truck on Interstate 985 on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.

December 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Arby’s holding giveaway at New Holland store opening

Gainesville's new Arby's is in a giving mood as it opens for the first time Wednesday.

December 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Iconic oak tree at Hall County school is now history

The sprawling oak tree that gave Lanier Charter Career Academy at The Oaks its name is now gone.

December 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

January 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

January 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deal keeping focus on school fixes after defeat at ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking Georgia lawmakers to support a new plan for fixing low-performing schools after voters last fall rejected a proposal for state ...

January 11, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 people displaced, 2 pets feared dead in Forsyth fire

January 11, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full text of Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Gov. Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local


Dawsonville man wins Quilt Guild raffle benefiting arts center

Dawsonville resident Charles McCormack was the winner of the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild's annual quilt raffle to benefit The Bowen Center for the ...

January 10, 2017 | | Local


Advocates still want elder abuse registry

The Georgia Council on Aging is once again pushing for state lawmakers to expand an elder abuser registry, and it's one of five critical ...

January 10, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man accused of killing sister says he never even had the gun

A Gainesville man accused of fatally shooting his sister in November has filed a motion for a murder charge to be dismissed, claiming there is ...

January 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville shows support for national champion Deshaun Watson

Gainesville showed love for its hometown national champion on Tuesday in the aftermath of Deshaun Watson leading Clemson past Alabama on Monday night.

January 10, 2017 | | Local


Razed New Holland building had 112-year history

A 112-year-old building that once was home to a four-classroom schoolhouse operated by the New Holland cotton mill is no longer standing.

January 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Outdated East Hall bridge could be replaced this summer

An outdated East Hall bridge on a key traffic artery could be replaced this summer, pending approval by the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legislative study committees tackle prescription drug abuse, music incentives, internet access

Legislation is emerging from several study committees formed last year by state lawmakers looking to address a drug epidemic and economic development in Georgia, and ...

January 10, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Third murder suspect arrested in man's death in northeast Forsyth County

Three suspects, including one from Forsyth County and one from Hall County, have been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a 35-year-old man ...

January 10, 2017 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Authorities ID knife-wielding suspect who died after being shot by Forsyth County deputy

CUMMING - Authorities have identified Jason Aldridge, 44, as the suspect they say wielded a knife at officers before being shot by a Forsyth County Sheriff ...

January 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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