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Friendship Road widening stirs acrimony among homeowners

Teresa Owens' homemade sign bearing a simple message, "Don't trust GDOT," sums up how she and many of her neighbors feel about the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall.

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s first triathlon inspired by push for organ donations

Forty of North Georgia's finest athletes took to the beaches, streets and paths Saturday at Don Carter State Park for Gainesville's first-ever triathlon.

July 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dallas protest organizer followed lead of Hall fire chief father

The Rev. Jeff Hood neared the end of the protest Thursday night in downtown Dallas, where hundreds had gathered peacefully in response to police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

July 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood interchange dedicated to fallen soldier Matthew Phillips

The intersection of McEver and Mundy Mill roads was dedicated as the "Corporal Matthew Britten Phillips Memorial Intersection" on Saturday in memory of a soldier from Hall County who was killed serving in Afghanistan in 2008.

July 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Aircraft lovers’ hearts soar at Cracker Fly-In

More than 2,500 fans of vintage aircraft attended Saturday's 47th annual Cracker Fly-In at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 09, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Judge Story calls Vatican summit, audience with pope ‘amazing’

U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story shared a harrowing story of sex trafficking in Georgia last month with an audience in Vatican City and one particularly notable guest: Pope Francis.

July 09, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local civic, law enforcement leaders respond to Dallas shooting

Having flown in from Minneapolis yesterday from visiting family, Fair Street School Principal William Campbell has watched as the violent events unfolded over recent days in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Repaving underway for Gainesville's major arteries

Repaving work has begun on Green Street and E.E. Butler Parkway in a project that also includes repaving on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

July 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Oakwood man, 19, charged with rape of 18-year-old female

An Oakwood man was charged this week with the rape of an 18-year-old woman, police said.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Hall County teen girl back home safe

A 15-year-old Hall County girl is home safe after she was found Thursday in Cuthbert in southwestern Georgia.

July 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Meth trafficking suspect captured after escaping hospital

A Hall County man injured in a car crash escaped the hospital before being booked in to the jail for trafficking methamphetamine, according to authorities.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police stop accidental overdose with antidote

A Gainesville Police officer administered the opiate antidote NARCAN Thursday night to an unconscious man, preventing an accidental overdose, police said.

July 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man injured in fiery wreck in South Hall

A man who suffered severe burns to more than half his body in a wreck was in the hospital in critical condition Friday afternoon, Georgia State Trooper David Kraeling said.

July 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Top-heavy furniture poses threat to small children

Child safety experts across the continent are reminding parents of a deadly hazard to children that might exist at home.

July 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


No new candidates qualify for November election

The second qualifying period for local candidates ended last week, and the Hall County Board of Elections reported no new candidates.

July 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Unity meeting set Thursday with Gainesville police, city officials

Communities across the nation are still reeling from the events last week that left two black men dead at the hands of white police officers ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Mental health program for families adopts Spanish-language model

It is said that the mentally ill often suffer in silence.

July 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Hall man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A Hall County man is accused of transmitting sexually explicit photographs on his cellphone and later tampering with evidence, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Will Donald Trump pick Newt Gingrich as running mate?

If Donald Trump were to pick Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House and Georgia congressman, as his running mate, he'd get ...

July 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins named to working group on ‘police accountability, aggression toward law enforcement’

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named to a working group of U.S. House members "to examine police accountability, aggression toward law ...

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Teens charged under gang statute in July 1 death investigation

Three more teenagers were charged after further investigation into the July 1 shooting death in White County, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Businesses can still prohibit floating while drinking, despite new law

While it is now legal to float on a tube while under the influence of alcohol, it may not be possible everywhere in the state.

July 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT approves $16.3M contract for Ga. 13 widening at Hall-Gwinnett line

Another South Hall road widening project is in the works.

July 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic anniversary event set Saturday in Atlanta

A 20th anniversary celebration of the 1996 Summer Olympics is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Olympic Park, featuring live entertainment, Olympic athletes ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Medical Center physician places first dissolvable stent in Georgia

A Northeast Georgia Medical Center cardiologist implanted the first dissolvable heart stent in a patient Monday, a new treatment option for coronary artery disease approved ...

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


'This ship hasn't sailed': I-985 exit foes not backing off

Hall County Planning Director Srikanth Yamala's describing state plans for an Interstate 985 interchange off Martin Road as a ship that "has left the ...

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some Hall Democrats still cool to Clinton despite Sanders' backing

Hall County Democrats responded with mixed emotions after Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, with some ready to back the presumptive nominee for ...

July 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Middle schools represented in Stock Market Game

Gainesville Middle School and North Hall Middle School each sent teams to the 26th annual Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon on May 3 in Atlanta.

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Crowdsourcing’ aims to give Hall teachers ‘best ways’ to instruct students

"Crowdsourcing" could be - eventually - the impetus for teachers to routinely share information about how best to teach material to students. That is the goal of ...

July 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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