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Nonprofit unveils renovations for family of boy with seizure disorders

Though separated by a newly renovated bathroom, Katie Harrison can still keep a watchful eye on her 4-year-old Hawk as he works on walking on his own.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Photo slideshow: Dragon boats prowl waves of Lake Lanier

A slew of colorful boats and costumes filled the warm waters of Lake Lanier on Saturday for the fourth annual Gainesville Hall County Dragon Boat Challenge at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

June 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Veterans Park gets a welcome touch with new entrance arch

When the Rock Creek Vietnam Veterans began collecting the names of local veterans for a memorial in Gainesville's veterans park, they ran into a problem.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Co-workers honor slain Gainesville grad with day of service at domestic violence center

Wearing a bracelet with her sister's motto, "be excellent," Dao Huynh and her sister's co-workers tried to "channel their inner Trinh" with a day of service Friday at the Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Future Youth Sports Complex seen as moneymaker, fuel for growth

Design of a $6.75 million Youth Sports Complex remains on track and plans are unchanged from the original concept, according to the head of the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department.

June 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Got a dock on the lake? There’s an app for that

For 17 years, Matt Thompson anxiously drove to and from Cobb County to check on his house at Lake Lanier.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Latino soccer league flourishes under the radar

A cluster of soccer fields behind Gainesville Market where Hispanic tournaments have been attracting a growing number of players and fans has been operating for years in an area not zoned for such use.

June 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


TSPLOST may be topic again for governments seeking road fixes

A 1-cent transportation sales tax shot down by voters in July 2012 could be revived as a topic of discussion later this year - but in a different form.

June 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood man identified in hit-and-run accident

Oakwood police have identified an 84-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run accident May 31 that severely injured another driver.

June 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Resident asks Flowery Branch council to explore budget cuts

After another small showing at a Thursday night public hearing, Flowery Branch City Council is now poised to cast a final vote on next fiscal year's tax rate.

June 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local Boys & Girls Clubs official training at Harvard

After weeks of homework assignments and preparation, the chief executive officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier is finishing up a week of one of the most rigorous and challenging intellectual bootcamps at one of this country's most revered institutions of higher learning.

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Slowed by rain, midtown housing development rises

Despite above average rainfall in May that curtailed construction activity, development of the Enclave townhomes in midtown Gainesville are getting off the ground and a model could be ready for showing sometime after Labor Day in September.

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall commissioners propose 26 percent hike in property tax rate

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has proposed a property tax millage rate increase of 26.34 percent.

June 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hospital system plans to buy Sherwood Plaza off South Enota Drive

Northeast Georgia Health System has signed a contract to purchase Sherwood Plaza, a longtime shopping center on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.

June 08, 2017 | BY JEFF GILL and NICK BOWMAN jgill@gainesvilletimes.com, nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Nonprofit Challenged Child rebranded as Sisu

Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville has changed its name, taking a Finnish word officials say better describes the program's mission as it serves children of all abilities and needs.

June 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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Company consolidating operations in Braselton

A shipping, packaging and industrial supplies distributor is planning to move operations to Braselton, employing up to 600 people within the next few years.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Canine flu cases popping up in Georgia

Multiple cases of canine flu are popping up in Georgia after a dog show in Perry last month.

June 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Rezoning OK’d for Oakwood housing development, but development plan not settled

Rezoning for a planned residential development off McEver Road was approved by Oakwood City Council Monday night, but proposed development plans are still up in ...

June 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Big Bear Cafe back open under new management

A big banner hanging from the front posts outside let everyone know that the landmark Big Bear Cafe is back serving its Southern-style country breakfast ...

June 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Student growth in Hall, Gainesville is mostly among Hispanics

With Hispanic students accounting for almost all increased local school enrollment over the past five years and the growing uncertainty over the future of immigration ...

June 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Authorities: Woman falsely reported rape at Dahlonega trail

A woman who told authorities she had been raped at the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega is now accused of falsely reporting the crime ...

June 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Work to replace Thompson Bridge could start as early as 2024

Replacement of the northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River in North Hall is one of several road projects that ...

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 students graduate without missing a school day in 13 years

Earning any distinction that includes the word "perfect" takes focus and effort. To earn that recognition for more than a decade takes an even stronger ...

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


UNG, Lanier Tech prepare for campus carry

With Georgia's campus carry law set to take effect July 1, officials at the University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College are working ...

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Shooting victim in stable condition at hospital

An adult man was shot in the stomach by another man Sunday morning in what Gainesville police are saying "was not a random crime."

June 11, 2017 | | Local


UNG offers money management help to students

With a baby on the way last fall, Rachael Oliver wanted to get better control of her finances, but didn't know where to start.

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Dog-centric business set to open on Skelton Road in Gainesville

Scot Rucker needed a place to keep his customers' dogs while training them, and that's how Fido's World was born.

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County remodels home to ease market crunch

On Lula Road, an investor is remodeling a modest home to sell it at a loss.

June 11, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Wider Friendship Road has led to a rise in crashes

When the officer arrived for duty through the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant in January, Hall County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Todd Casper had ...

June 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Seniors embracing their golden years in Hall

Seniors searching for active adult living are finding it in full measure in Hall County.

June 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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