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Hall school board approves new leadership

Four current Hall County employees were recently promoted to leadership positions, which school officials said is a reflection of the strength of the district's employees.

June 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Bus system campaign slated to begin in July

Hall Area Transit plans on rolling out its new "Connecting You" marketing campaign in early July for the fixed-route Gainesville Connection bus service.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Communication key in emergency medical drill with new hospital campus

The emergency loading area for Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville was stuffed to the gills with nurses and doctors assisting fake triage patients in a disaster drill Tuesday.

June 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Pressure is on sewer, water plants to improve quality

Because they're permitted and regulated, water and sewer treatment plants are easy targets when it comes to addressing water quality.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water fine for drinking, but some concerns about taste, odor persist

Lake Lanier water customers don't have to grab for bottled water as a substitute for what's pulled from the lake and sent through pipes to our homes.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:

June 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Barrett aims to be ‘an example’

Will Barrett appears comfortable and poised, standing behind a podium, addressing his largest audience to date.

June 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: City will now mail out only one yearly bill

The City of Gainesville will begin mailing only one tax bill starting in the fall, with the more than 12,000 tax bills set to go out in late September.

June 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Dahlonega voted a top Southern small town

After four weeks of voting, Dahlonega finished fourth in the Best Southern Small Town poll on USA Today's website.

June 01, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Authorities: Man threatens security officers with knife at Lanier Islands resort

A man allegedly held a knife in a threatening manner near three security officers at Lanier Islands Resort, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

June 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Planning board OKs mixed-use development in S. Hall

The Hall County Planning Commission gave its OK Monday night to a proposed mixed-use development in what has become an emerging medical and health care community off Ga. 347/Friendship Road in South Hall.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Several of Lake Lanier’s creeks and streams are ‘impaired’

Lake Lanier is the big tourist draw, with huge spans of water filling visitors' views from many a vantage point.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


ACF Stakeholders' plan draws muted reaction from states in 'water wars'

A private water group's new leader doesn't have the job of getting 56 members to buy into a tri-state water management plan - a work that took nearly six years to complete.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


County must step in when bodies go unclaimed

Marion Merck cannot get a return phone call.

May 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville natives start business connecting people through sports

Louis Hokayem and Graham Williams first saw their picture in the newspaper 13 years ago.

May 31, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby coming to Gainesville

Hobby Lobby is set to open a new store in Gainesville. Construction has begun on the 55,000-square-foot building at 1146 Dawsonville Highway NW near Ahaluna Drive in North Lake Square.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Reports of rabid coyote in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is warning the public about a possible rabid coyote.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Free meals will still be available at some schools through July

June is coming to a close, and so are many lunchrooms in Hall County and Gainesville schools.

June 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bill in Congress would boost Amtrak funding

Amtrak, which has had a longtime presence in Hall County, could get a serious funding boost if a bill now moving through Congress eventually passes.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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