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Board lists new South Hall school as top priority

A new school is needed in the southern portion of Hall County, according to officials.

September 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Survey shows growth in local health care industry

Health care is big business in Northeast Georgia - now more so than ever.

September 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Learn more tonight about proposed tax increase for Gainesville residents

Gainesville City Council will hold a public hearing tonight on a proposed property tax increase to pay off debt, including on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012.

September 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Cellphones are a new classroom staple

Backpacks are no longer filled with calculators, CD players or pocket dictionaries. Today, all those things can fit in the palm of a student's hand.

September 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Foster care panel hopes to draw parents in faith community

Foster parent Wendy Boswell recalled the most precious blue eyes of a 4-month-old, who was shaken until he was blind by his father 14 years ago.

September 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall commissioners OK $300K for park without consulting oversight committee

The Hall County Board of Commissioners recently signed off on allocating $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII, for renovations to the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue at Clarks Bridge Park.

September 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville natives paint mural recalling FDR's visit

When the deadliest tornado in Georgia history ripped through Gainesville nearly 80 years ago, the city was forever changed.

September 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

New roads law also address less glamorous jobs, such as mowing

A bill passed last year to improve Georgia's roads is getting into the weeds - quite literally.

September 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

PBS film details local war hero’s exploits

JEFFERSON - Jokes about red carpets and paparazzi aside, Ginger Gause of Jefferson knows what she wants to say to the audience before the film about her heroic grandfather starts.

September 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rescue can come with a bill in Hall County

The life of a firefighter just isn't what it used to be. In fact, the childhood dream of so many boys and girls is a bit of a misnomer these days.

September 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A musical tradition: Music lovers throng to Jarrard concert

The front lawn of Brenau University was filled with music fans of all ages Saturday night gathered for the 14th annual John Jarrard Concert.

September 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Oakwood rides wave of commercial expansion

Been to Oakwood lately?

September 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Vandals deface Gainesville church with racist graffiti

When Robert Bonds found out First Baptist Church had been vandalized, the Gainesville resident got a bucket of paint and tried to cover the defacement. He knelt at the steps outside the building Saturday afternoon, painting over racially-charged graffiti.

September 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You heard it here: Katie B. Davis sports high heel shoes

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

September 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville mill alums relive happy days in village

People who worked, lived or went to school in Gainesville Mill Village gathered Saturday to celebrate their heritage.

September 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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Demolition is underway on old Clarks Bridge

Demolition of the old Clarks Bridge on Lake Lanier in Gainesville has started, but the work shouldn't affect traffic flow across the new bridge ...

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County unemployment rate drops below 5 percent

The jobless rate in Hall County is headed back in the right direction.

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch woman to interpret for pope’s mass Friday

Carmen Luisa Coya-van Duijn and her husband Remco flew Wednesday afternoon from Flowery Branch to her home state of New York for Pope Francis' U ...

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

7 things the next education sales tax would fund in Hall

The Hall County School District has set spending priorities for the next sales tax for education and scheduled meetings to discuss those priorities.

September 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Man's body found in Lake Lanier near Sunrise Cove Marina

A decomposed body was found in a shallow section of Lake Lanier on Wednesday, authorities said.

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Progress made on Dawson retail center plans

September 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Vietnam veterans pitch in to help ailing friend

When James Gilmer grew up in the New Holland Village in the 1950s, every house had a garden in the backyard.

September 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Dawson County newspapers merge

September 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Annual ceremony honors master nurses as ‘healers among us’

Some of the area's most caring professionals were recognized Wednesday for their service to the community.

September 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Buford soldier dies in Afghanistan of injuries unrelated to combat

A Buford man died Monday in Afghanistan from non-combat related injuries, according to the U.S. Army.

September 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Candler Road crash Tuesday killed College Park man

A College Park man died after a wreck Tuesday night in Gainesville, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Georgia lawmakers consider rules for Airbnb, rental sites

Finding ways to regulate and tax Internet-based travel accommodations such as Airbnb and other rental websites may be on the agenda for Georgia lawmakers when ...

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hoschton entrepreneur is finalist in Martha Stewart American Made contest

Hoschton entrepreneur Joel Gephart is among the finalists in the design category of the Martha Stewart American Made competition, which had its online voting begin ...

September 22, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff reports | Local

Seventh annual Empty Bowl luncheon raises money for local food bank

The parable of feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish is one of a few lessons of Christ told in ...

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Atlanta Falcons running back charged with DUI

A former Atlanta Falcons running back was charged with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane by the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

September 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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