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9th District U.S. House candidates cite federal agencies, programs they’d end in town hall

Get rid of the IRS, the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Education and even U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has waffled over his support for Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president.

May 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton-Stover House can now operate funeral home after rezoning

Rezoning of the Braselton-Stover House to general commercial will allow Jack Frost, owner of Memorial Park Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, to operate a funeral home in the historic home as a complement to the existing special events facility.

May 09, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office investigating weekend Dollar General armed robbery in Buford

A man exposed the gun in his waistband to a Buford Dollar General cashier Saturday before demanding money from the register, authorities said.

May 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Man arrested after toddler found intoxicated

A Gainesville man was charged with child cruelty after his 3-year-old son ingested a liquor drink, police said.

May 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Roundabout would be part of proposed apartment complex at Pine Valley, White Sulphur roads

A roundabout at Pine Valley and White Sulphur roads would be built as part of a proposed 240-unit apartment complex, which goes before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board Tuesday.

May 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall boys basketball coach no longer at school over alleged relationship with student

Zac Swansey, West Hall High School's head boys basketball coach, is no longer working at the school following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a female student, Hall County Schools officials said.

May 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities battle 2 fires in South Hall

Hall County firefighters battled a brush fire covering 2-3 acres in South Hall on Monday.

May 09, 2016 | | Local


Authorities have recovered body of missing boater near Cocktail Cove

Authorities this morning recovered the body of a boater who had been missing since April 30.

May 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood to consider 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex

Public input has been light so far, but residents will get another chance Monday to voice opinions about an 84-unit apartment complex proposed as an affordable housing option off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

May 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


House candidates answer voter questions at forum Monday night

The five men seeking the Republican nomination for the 9th District U.S. House seat will be on the line answering questions from voters and panelists at a town hall meeting tonight at Brenau University.

May 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Political observers: Donald Trump ‘needs to make nice’ with GOP

Donald Trump has gone from the potential of a contested convention for the Republican Party presidential nomination to seeing chief rival Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich drop out of the race last week after Trump's primary win in Indiana.

May 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Retiring longtime West Hall High band director Ernie Phillips 'demanded excellence'

Ernie Phillips bounces on his feet, leans forward to stare at band members, calls for softer or louder as students practice for the spring concert Tuesday. It will be the last concert of Phillips' 35-year career in Hall County - the last 28 at West Hall High School.

May 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Girl flown to Atlanta hospital after four-wheeler wreck

A 15-year-old girl was flown by medical helicopter Saturday afternoon to an Atlanta hospital after a four-wheeler accident in Habersham County.

May 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New FDA regulations unlikely to affect local vape shops

The federal government announced new rules for electronic cigarettes last week, but local vape shop owners say the new regulations will have little effect on their business.

May 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Adoption choices — expensive or not, foreign or domestic — grow local families

Baylor Roush clutches his toy airplane tightly while repeatedly driving the figurine off the make-believe tarmac of the living room couch.

May 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Lanier Charter Career Academy senior Olivia Henriques changed cultures, started over

Olivia Henriques came to Hall County as a senior in high school from Jamaica - only to be told she would have to repeat her high ...

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch seniors Kelsey and Hannah McQueen competed for top academic honors

Hannah and Kelsey McQueen have much in common in addition to being twins, but their paths will diverge for college.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lakeview Academy senior Luke Lovell got an early start in business

It's an understatement to say Luke Lovell is not the typical high school student. Businessman might be a more accurate description.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Johnson senior Jessa Warren blossomed when she discovered passion in radiology

For most teens and their parents, seeing a radiologist is a nightmare. For Jessa Warren, it was a blessing.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


West Hall senior Stephen Henderson struggled with Asperger's syndrome but found confidence in karate

At The Dojo American Karate Center in Flowery Branch, Stephen Henderson lines up students in his after-school class.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville senior Claire Oliver left family abroad so she could graduate back home

Claire Oliver lived in Gainesville before her family packed up and moved to Saudi Arabia.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Maranatha Christian Academy Danielle Johnson has learned to cope with dyslexia, excel in music

When Danielle Johnson reads, words can float to another line. The same thing happens with musical notes.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Wood’s Mill senior Carla Suarez Lopez faced hardships but hopes to go to veterinary school

Carla Suarez Lopez "technically got kicked out" of Chestatee High School.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall senior Will Barrett speaks publicly to spread awareness of autism

At 18 years old, Will Barrett commands a stage.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestatee senior Brooke Gilbert discovered art amid the pain of an eating disorder

Brooke Gilbert knows the value of art and wants to share it with others.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vietnam veterans were bonded by war 50 years ago

Having graduated from high school in the mid-1960s and just starting lives in small-town Gainesville, 22 young men, mostly in their late teens, didn't ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta garden gun case won’t affect Gainesville site

The case involving a visitor carrying weapons in the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been remanded back to Fulton County Superior Court.

May 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Olympic Park venue manager comes full circle with Pan Am Games

As 9-year-old Morgan House watched the Centennial Olympic Games from the shores of Lake Lanier, the world's best kayakers paddled through the lake's ...

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local buy, global effect: Shop on Gainesville square offers international products

For more than a decade, Connie Rock wanted her purchases to have purpose.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Data puts parts of Gainesville at top threat level for lead poisoning

The painters are brushing up as Melvean Strickland looks over the renovation of her family's home in the historic Newtown neighborhood of Gainesville.

May 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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