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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


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2 dogs treated for smoke inhalation from fire at northwest Hall home

Two dogs were found and treated for smoke inhalation as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze at a singlewide mobile home off Price Road at ...

April 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Fare-based transportation service for seniors started Monday

A new, fare-based transportation service for Hall County seniors rolled out Monday morning.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Homestar honored as ‘Outstanding Georgia Business’

Gainesville-based direct mortgage lender Homestar Financial Corporation was recently awarded the "Outstanding Georgia Business" title by Secretary of State Brian Kemp and state Rep. Terry ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trio of zoning decisions back on Hall County commissioners' docket

Three zoning requests have been reviewed so many times now that there are more than a few people who hope this week brings the last ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


How to get your favorite senior a scholarship and feature in The Times’ graduation section

The Times is looking for seniors with great personal stories to feature in the annual graduation section and be considered for a $500 scholarship from ...

April 24, 2016 | | Local


84-unit affordable housing apartment complex proposed in Oakwood

An 84-unit apartment complex intended as an affordable housing option for residents is proposed off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

April 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Habitat ReStore moving, will close for 9 days during move

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Hall County is moving from its current location at 2285 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville to a more central location ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Movie 'Baby Driver,' which stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, films in Gainesville

The old Regions Bank in downtown Gainesville transformed over the weekend into a post office.

April 24, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Many immigrants await court ruling, seek to come 'out of the shadows’

Hundreds of people have visited Jama Ibrahim's offices in Gainesville and Atlanta for help that has been on hold for more than a year.

April 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota garden supporters believe ‘pause’ in design could be helpful

Supporters of maintaining the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy garden wonder if "it might be wise to take a pause" on construction plans and study, in ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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


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