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Oakwood man identified in hit-and-run accident

Oakwood police have identified an 84-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run accident May 31 that severely injured another driver.

June 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Resident asks Flowery Branch council to explore budget cuts

After another small showing at a Thursday night public hearing, Flowery Branch City Council is now poised to cast a final vote on next fiscal year's tax rate.

June 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local Boys & Girls Clubs official training at Harvard

After weeks of homework assignments and preparation, the chief executive officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier is finishing up a week of one of the most rigorous and challenging intellectual bootcamps at one of this country's most revered institutions of higher learning.

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Slowed by rain, midtown housing development rises

Despite above average rainfall in May that curtailed construction activity, development of the Enclave townhomes in midtown Gainesville are getting off the ground and a model could be ready for showing sometime after Labor Day in September.

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall commissioners propose 26 percent hike in property tax rate

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has proposed a property tax millage rate increase of 26.34 percent.

June 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hospital system plans to buy Sherwood Plaza off South Enota Drive

Northeast Georgia Health System has signed a contract to purchase Sherwood Plaza, a longtime shopping center on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.

June 08, 2017 | BY JEFF GILL and NICK BOWMAN jgill@gainesvilletimes.com, nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Nonprofit Challenged Child rebranded as Sisu

Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville has changed its name, taking a Finnish word officials say better describes the program's mission as it serves children of all abilities and needs.

June 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Family hit by pickup truck awarded $11.5 million by Hall County jury

A family of three hit by a pickup truck in June 2013 at the Gainesville Wal-Mart were awarded $11.5 million in a personal injury lawsuit, one of the largest awards in the county's history.

June 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rotary honors public safety officials

More than a dozen law enforcement and public safety officials were honored Wednesday by the three rotary clubs of Gainesville and Hall County.

June 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Thrift store offers job skills for program residents

For the past 17 years, My Sister's Place in Gainesville has helped homeless women and children with shelter, meals, transportation needs, referrals and other services.

June 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Braselton coffee house looks to add liquor to menu

From seniors rolling up in their golf carts to teens on first date, there's something for everyone at Mocha Moe's in South Hall.

June 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Millie’s Drapery & Decorating hopes to reopen at old location, nearly a year after fire

Working in tight spaces for the past year, Millie's Drapery & Decorating hopes to be back at its old location off Cleveland Highway by mid-July.

June 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early morning fire damages home in Chicopee Village

An early morning fire Wednesday caused "extensive damage" to a home in Chicopee Village, according to fire officials.

June 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


860-home development off Dawsonville Highway gets city council’s first OK

An 860-home active-adult community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 was unanimously approved by Gainesville City Council Tuesday night.

June 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Council OKs Green Street home for autism program

A tearful mother, supported by her 26-year-old autistic son standing by her side, moved many to tears during an emotional moment at a Gainesville City Council meeting Tuesday night.

June 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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