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Homeless resource directory nearing completion

The initial template for an online directory of local homeless resources is now live thanks to the participation of providers and advocates.

April 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street public housing redevelopment likely to begin next year

With one final signoff, the 131-unit public housing projects on Atlanta Street in Gainesville will be demolished and replaced with more than 260 affordable and market-rate units.

April 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Falcons star Jamal Anderson sentenced to 12 days in jail on Hall DUI charge

A former Atlanta Falcons running back pleaded guilty recently to two traffic-related offenses and was sentenced to 12 days in confinement.

April 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Planning Board approves Atlanta Street rezoning

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board has OK'd a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable and market-rate units.

April 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Christmas Day, Thanksgiving alcoholic beverage sales now allowed in Oakwood

Alcoholic beverage sales are now allowed in Oakwood on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.

April 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville senior gets first Whalen scholarship

Gainesville High senior Hannah Martin was named the first winner of the Gus Whalen Scholarship, announced Tuesday at the graduation of Featherbone Communiversity Academy.

April 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Two face drug, weapons charges

Two men are facing multiple drug-related charges after deputies on patrol on April 10 identified suspicious activity in Jackson County.

April 12, 2016 | LeAnne Akin Times Regional Staff | Local


Master teachers recognized for ‘planting seeds’

Ernest Lee described teaching as planting seeds.

April 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bats’ summer activity delays Boling Bridge work until fall

Two federally protected bat species are delaying replacement of Boling Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth county line.

April 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting victim's sister awoke to gunshots, her brother lying on the ground outside

Laqueria Harrison stood on the top step in the Orchard Brook Apartments Monday night screaming, "I can't lose my brother."

April 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid raccoon reported in North Hall

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in the Ransom Free Road area of North Hall County.

April 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Main Street 'visionary' Dan Summer remembered, honored with plaque on Gainesville square

Before Dan Summer made his mark in Gainesville, the downtown square resembled a ghost town.

April 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Basin including Chattahoochee River most endangered in country, group says

Outdated water management and rising demand has placed the Chattahoochee-Apalachicola-Flint River Basin in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, of which Lake Lanier is an integral part, at the top of the country's most endangered list, according to the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group American Rivers.

April 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

The annual Victims' Rights Ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Kenyon Plaza between the Hall County courthouse and its annex.

April 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


15 bicycles stolen from Toys for Tots storage facility

Fifteen bicycles and other goods were stolen from a Toys for Tots storage facility in Gainesville run by the local Marine Corps League.

April 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Gainesville Jaycees, Eagle Scout add to growing garden at Georgia Mountain Food Bank

Members of the Gainesville Jaycees turned over dirt, cleared away grass growing in the raised beds and began reading directions and planting seeds in the ...

April 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent in March

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for March was 4.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.6 percent in February, according to ...

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church gets new steeple

A crowd gathered Wednesday to watch a new steeple being installed on Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church.

April 20, 2016 | | Local


Community meeting to address criminal justice system

Members of the Newtown Florist Club will meet today at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center to hold a community conversation on the intersection of poverty ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff Reports | Local


Twin boys ambassadors for Saturday’s March of Dimes

Sheri Miller was en route to the emergency room on Dec. 30, 2014, when she was told the twin sons she was carrying would not ...

April 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Harriet Tubman on $20 bill ‘worth more than its weight in gold’

Hearing that U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill made Rose Johnson pause for a moment.

April 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


2 charged with robbing Gainesville Waffle House at 2 a.m.

Two Gainesville men were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a 2 a.m. armed robbery at the Waffle House on Limestone Parkway.

April 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Cornelia man charged with murder after Tuesday shooting

A Cornelia man was charged with murder after allegedly shooting two men Tuesday with a shotgun, according to authorities.

April 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Road planners recommend Martin Road traffic study in wake of I-985 interchange

The mostly residential Martin Road in South Hall County could get a closer look as the Georgia Department of Transportation draws closer to building an ...

April 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials seek artwork for bus shelters as part of grant-funded project

If Phillippa Lewis Moss has her way, Gainesville will be full of quite visible works of art within a few years.

April 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Annual Relay for Life dinner celebrates cancer survivors

A handful of children gather at Terry Walton's feet for a puppet show.

April 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police release details of Sunday head-on crash

A driver struck a guardrail about 6:30 a.m. Sunday in Gainesville before colliding with another driver, police said.

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall High media center collects state recognition

A 3-D printer works on a piece for a guitar, books are being checked out a few feet away, students are scattered at computer terminals ...

April 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall's Bob Williams named Hall’s farmer of the year

Bob Williams always wanted to farm, but he didn't start his dream job until later in life, after college and a six-year stint in ...

April 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adult siblings killed in head-on crash in Dawson County

April 19, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


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