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Costs rise for South Hall road widening

Costs have more than doubled for right-of-way acquisition in the planned widening of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County.

July 11, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Wood’s Mill High name won’t change

July 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Four Hall, Gainesville schools on state’s list needing help

Two Hall County schools and two from Gainesville City were recently identified by the state department of education as either Priority or Focus schools - designations that track learning facilities exhibiting the need for additional support.

July 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local




Hoschton man charged with assaulting female co-worker in Braselton

A Hoschton man is accused of assaulting a female co-worker after she told him to get off of her, Braselton Police said in a report.

July 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville councilwoman Figueras could still be contender

When Gainesville Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras, long the lone African-American representative among the city's elected leadership, announced last month that she would retire and not seek re-election to another four-year term this fall, it seemed like the beginning of the end of an era.

July 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Vietnam veterans recognized for service

The Vietnam War era was a "tumultuous and confusing" time, but American citizens owe a debt of gratitude to those who served their country in that war.

July 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lanier Tech relocation search now in hands of state officials

The search for land to relocate Lanier Technical College within Hall County is now in the hands of state officials, and it is hoped that final acquisition of property to build a new campus will occur no later than early 2016.

July 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Some rescued dogs available for adoption Friday

Some of the dogs rescued from "deplorable" conditions at a Lula home should be up for adoption Friday at the Hall County Animal Shelter.

July 09, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Law officials: Gainesville man had $18K in five different drugs

A Gainesville man was charged with the possession of five different drugs totaling more than $18,000 in value, authorities said.

July 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local






Authorities say man molested girl for several years

A Commerce man was charged with molesting a child over the course of several years, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicken truck overturns in Lula

Some chickens fluttered to freedom Wednesday evening after a tractor-trailer overturned in Lula.

July 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Sutphen responds to firefighters' lawsuit

The firetruck manufacturer that sold a truck to Hall County responded to the lawsuit from three firefighters who were injured in a training incident last year.

July 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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Both sides dig in over Gainesville at-large voting

The debate about whether to change Gainesville's at-large voting system boiled over Thursday at a meeting of city officials, and the two sides of the dispute appear to be growing more entrenched, even while others call for additional dialogue on the issue.

July 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jury to ponder homeless camp assault case

Under the threat of a man going to "cheese grate (his) face on the asphalt," David William Keener testified Thursday afternoon how he said he defended himself against a man allegedly intending to kill him.

July 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State Patrol: Armed and dangerous man on the loose

A man authorities believe to be armed and dangerous was still on the loose late Thursday possibly in the north Hall or south Habersham area, according to an official with the Georgia State Patrol.

July 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gwinnett police seek clues in wreck that killed Hall man

Gwinnett County police are looking for witnesses to determine who was at fault in a rollover crash Tuesday that killed a Flowery Branch man.

July 16, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Body found at Lake Lanier campground

July 16, 2015 | | Local


Police searching for man they say exposed himself in Wilshire Trails Park area

Gainesville police are asking residents to help them find a man they say exposed himself to a woman earlier this month in the Wilshire Trails Park area.

July 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Middle School off list of struggling schools

Gainesville Middle School leaders spent the past three years focused on helping the lowest-achieving students improve, and the efforts paid off.

July 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Senior living community reopens

They play bingo twice a day over at Oxton Place, and that suits resident Darlene Coffman just fine.

July 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Surgeon scorecard ranks number of complications from elective procedures

Infections, blood clots and misaligned orthopedic devices are among the complications that can arise from common elective procedures, such as hip and knee replacements and gallbladder and prostate removal.

July 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge recusal denied in taxi driver slaying case

The motion to have a judge removed from a five-defendant murder case because of an email sent to Drug Court participants was denied July 9.

July 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Witness describes bloody attack of homeless man

A neighbor in "tent city" told a jury Wednesday about seeing her friend's blood pouring "like syrup" as she returned to the homeless encampment.

July 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen charged after string of burglaries, arsons torment South Hall residents

A 16-year-old has been arrested in a string of incidents in South Hall county, after authorities say he was caught on a resident's camera.

July 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG receives $2 million grant to help educate migrant students

Some migrant students in North Georgia will soon have easier access to a college degree, thanks to a $2.1 million grant.

July 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Oakwood seeking to widen road

Oakwood is seeking money to improve Old Oakwood Road in step with nearby Performance Foodservice Milton's plans to build a 521,135-square-foot warehouse.

July 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


NAACP wants Confederate symbols taken off Georgia property

July 15, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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