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Environmental concerns raised in review of proposed Atlanta River Walk in South Hall

A regional review of a proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line raises some concerns about the development's impact on the watershed.

June 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother accused of wrapping child in cellophane accused of striking officer

A Gainesville woman facing a child cruelty charge for allegedly binding her child in cellophane and packing tape gained new charges Thursday after a grand jury indictment.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax sales moving from courthouse plaza to government center

Quincy Buffington, 39, is no stranger to tax sales. So when the property he had his eye on came up for auction Tuesday morning, he was ready to outbid his closest competitor.

June 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Low-income apartments targeted for renovation

Big renovations are planned for the Ridgecrest apartments off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville, a welcome respite for resident Terrie Powers, who has absorbed the deteriorating quality of the homes over 24 years but wouldn't think about leaving.

June 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Body pulled from Lake Lanier identified as Snellville man

A man's body was recovered Tuesday evening from Lake Lanier by authorities.

June 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Townhomes get approval from Gainesville City Council

Plans for 14 townhomes got the Gainesville City Council's approval Tuesday night, over the objections of several area residents.

June 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville OKs 2016-17 budget with no tax increase

No tax or water/sewer rate increases are planned in the 2016-17 budget approved by the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday night.

June 07, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Judges, emcee named for Saturday's Battle of the Bands at Lanier Islands

Music lovers won't want to miss the inaugural North Georgia Battle of the Bands, presented by The Times and Lake Lanier Islands. The concert is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


'Water Wars' trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Highway Seafood Market earns high praise for fried shrimp po boy

Atlanta Highway Seafood Market has been awarded the 2016-17 "100 Plates Locals Love" distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division for its fried shrimp po boy.

June 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 from Hall to compete in national debate tournament

Hall County will have two competitors in the National Speech & Debate Association tournament for the first time ever. The national event starts Sunday and lasts until June 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

June 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville budget meeting set for Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will meet Tuesday to consider approving a $33.5 million budget with no tax increases or water/sewer rate hikes.

June 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school district breaks ground on Mundy Mill elementary school

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision was officially approved Monday evening, and the ceremonial groundbreaking was held - just before a driving rain soaked the area.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


May tax revenues up 4.1 percent in Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia's net tax collections for May were about $1.56 billion, an increase of $58.6 million, or 4.1 percent, year over year.

June 06, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville going with original Enota school plan, which includes destroying garden

The new school planned for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will be built as originally designed, Delores Diaz, chair of the Gainesville school board, announced at a work session Monday.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic Dahlonega building nearing demolition

The fate of the historic Jeremiah Payne House, also known as the Parks Clothing building, in downtown Dahlonega is slowly getting etched in stone.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of 3 kids killed in wreck: ‘Remember them as who they were’

Teresa Arriaga will remember the way her 16-year-old cousin Luis Carmona-Zepeda got $80 for his birthday and didn't use it for himself. He spent ...

June 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Man charged with impersonating Atlanta police officer

A Winder man is accused of impersonating an Atlanta police officer in May when pulled over in Oakwood, according to police.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board leader explains meeting where Enota decision was made

Gainesville's Board of Education discussed the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy building project at a June 2 called meeting because "new information from the faculty ...

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau thanks supporters for strong year

Lake Lanier is the biggest tourist attraction for Hall County and much of North Georgia, and it takes a team to manage visitors to it ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Veterans recall service on Flag Day

Camaraderie and pulling together as a unit to get the job done were cited by veterans as dominant experiences of their time in the military.

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities ID man killed in boating incident Sunday on Lake Lanier

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials identified a Maryland man killed in a boating incident Sunday evening on Lake Lanier.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents wonder about future of Church Street Manor

Residents of Church Street Manor in Gainesville have received the notice before.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Industrial/commercial site planned off McEver Road in Oakwood

A 20-acre industrial and commercial development is planned off McEver Road at H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway in Oakwood.

June 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Hall Fire battalion chief accused of stalking, harassing county employees

A former Hall County Fire Services battalion chief is charged with harassing by phone and stalking the county's human resources director, public information officer ...

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigator testifies regarding rape cold case

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Monday about finding a cold case rape suspect through a separate drug investigation.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school system expects to spend $7 million more in 2017 fiscal year

The proposed 2016-17 Hall County school budget would spend nearly $227 million in its general fund, but no comments were made about the proposal at ...

June 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Fundraising page started for family of 3 kids killed in wreck

Three of the four people injured in a two-vehicle wreck that killed three children Saturday in South Hall have been released from the hospital, and ...

June 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman, 2 children suffer minor injuries in South Hall wreck

A Braselton woman and two small children suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle incident Monday in South Hall.

June 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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