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Man accused of starting house fire with woman, 3 kids inside

A woman and three children were inside when a Hall County man is accused of igniting a fire Friday at a Murrayville home, according to authorities.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DOT set to replace bridge near Gillsville

A 65-year-old bridge just north of Gillsville in Banks County will be torn down to make way for a new, wider bridge.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


South Hall winery proposal on agenda this week

A winery and vineyard proposal in South Hall is set to go before the Hall County Board of Commissioners this week.

April 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ga. 369 road projects in Gainesville still in the works

Traffic relief is on the way for busy Ga. 369 in Gainesville, but just how soon a pair of long-awaited turn lane improvements will be made isn't known yet.

April 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: Easter egg hunt held on Midtown Greenway

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation department scattered more than 8,000 Easter eggs across a lawn at the Midtown Greenway as part of its fourth annual Easter egg hunt Sunday afternoon.

April 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Board of Commissioners chairman: Adjusted film ordinance ‘a good balance’

After an earlier proposed Hall County ordinance setting rules for film production crews drew concerns for being too restrictive, Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Higgins said the version his board will consider this week should both protect residents and not scare off the film industry.

April 09, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Pet or threat? Pit bull attack on child fans debate over breed

Ruben makes the staff at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia chuckle when he sprawls on the floor to play with a toy and spreads his hind legs like a frog.

April 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Easing name change could boost safety for domestic violence victims

A person escaping a domestic violence situation may change a cellphone number or delete a Facebook account to protect themselves.

April 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Photo slideshow: May Day ceremonies at Brenau University

Hundreds of Brenau graduates, current students and family members were on the campus Saturday for the annual May Day celebration. Events included the traditional May Court and Maypole wrapping ceremonies, tours of Brenau's campus and sorority buildings, a fashion show and more.

April 08, 2017 | Erin Smith | Local


Longstreet Society displays historic documents with presidential signatures at Piedmont Hotel

Fourteen rare, historic and original documents, complete with the signatures of 13 presidents, were on display at the fourth annual bivouac and picnic Saturday at the Historic Piedmont Hotel in Gainesville.

April 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Volunteers give the 'Hooch a scrubbing at Don Carter Park

A group of 24 local volunteers were part of a much bigger project Saturday at Don Carter State Park: the seventh annual Sweep the Hooch event, which picks up tons of trash every year from the banks and waters of the Chattahoochee River with about 700 volunteers.

April 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Sheriff's Office seeks man who robbed Buford McDonald's at gunpoint

Hall County Sheriff's Office officials are seeking the man who robbed a McDonald's in Buford at gunpoint in the early morning hours Saturday.

April 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


US strikes win global praise, but ratchet up Russia tension

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The United States vowed Friday to keep the pressure on Syria after the intense nighttime wave of missile strikes from U.S. ships, despite the prospect of escalating Russian ill will that could further inflame one of the world's most vexing conflicts.

April 08, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Gainesville’s ‘little airport’ has big plans

Kit Dunlap, the head of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, likes to describe Gainesville's "little airport" as a success story.

April 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Mother of sexual abuse victim shares journey for justice

She didn't know what signs to look for.

April 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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Clothes trickling back to customers of abandoned cleaners

Frustrated customers of a shuttered Shallowford Road dry cleaners were again blocked from getting their items back on Wednesday, but property managers said the end ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


19-year-old charged with molesting girl

A 19-year-old Hall County man faces child molestation and incest charges for incidents that allegedly occurred between March and April.

April 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman dies in North Forsyth crash

A Gainesville woman died Tuesday in a wreck in North Forsyth County.

April 19, 2017 | Times regional reports | Local


Boling Bridge lane closure set for overnight Wednesday

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

April 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn't going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville doctor describes month in warzone hospital in Mosul, Iraq

Behind the 14-foot blast wall surrounded in razor wire, Dr. Jim Froehlich heard the "not-so-distant" sounds of a mortar attack at a hospital near Mosul ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Belk spring charity sale set for April 29

Belk at Lakeshore Mall will be holding its spring charity sale from 6-10 a.m. April 29.

April 18, 2017 | | Local


Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

A proposed, privately run landfill in South Hall got the Buford Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation for denial Tuesday night.

April 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials clear comprehensive plan

With no one from the public stepping up to comment on an updated comprehensive plan, Gainesville City Council quickly and unanimously approved the document at ...

April 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hispanic church ordered to stop remodeling project on Dawsonville Highway

The pastor trying to open a new Hispanic church at 2344 Dawsonville Highway said Tuesday he's hopeful of getting the project out from under ...

April 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall weighing changes to elections office

Now five months without an elections director, Hall County is using the break between elections to decide whether to restructure its elections office before hiring ...

April 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Enota school to host walk-through April 30 before demolition

Enota school alumni and area residents are invited to drop in, walk the halls and remember the history of the Enota school building during an ...

April 18, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville school system to spend $220K for 3 new buses

Gainesville City Schools will be getting three new school buses this fall to replace aging buses in the district.

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pilot program helps struggling Hall students make it to technical college

East Hall High School seniors Edgar Garcia and Veronica Lopez are on track to be the first among their siblings to earn a high school ...

April 17, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Flowery Branch man accused in mailbox check theft case

A Flowery Branch man is accused of possessing several checks stolen from mailboxes in South Hall, according to police.

April 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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