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New South Hall school attendance lines finalized

After months of getting feedback and two public hearings in May, members of the Hall County school board unanimously approved a controversial change in school attendance lines for middle and high schools in South Hall.

June 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall commissioners reject rezoning for dog kennel after neighborhood blowback

There will be no commercial dog kennel on Duckett Mill Road after the Hall County Board of Commissioners rejected a zoning request on Thursday.

June 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Report: No traffic light or roundabout warranted at Cresswind entrance

A recently completed traffic study shows neither a traffic light nor a roundabout is needed at Cresswind at Lake Lanier on Browns Bridge Road/Ga. 369.

June 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood man charged with rape, child molestation

An Oakwood man faces statutory rape and child molestation charges in connection with incidents which allegedly occurred with a teenage girl over a period of more than 18 months.

June 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Fuel spill blocks both Ga. 400 northbound lanes

A jackknifed tractor trailer that is leaking diesel fuel has two northbound lanes of Ga. 400 at Dawson Forest Road blocked.

June 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Gainesville man shot to death in vehicle

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators are working to identify who shot a man to death inside a vehicle early Monday morning.

June 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Cancer patients get heart assessment in hospital program

If having advanced cancer isn't enough of a health worry, intense treatment can bring about another serious medical problem - heart disease.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 hearings set Monday for Hall school budget

Residents will have two final chances Monday to make comments on a proposed 2017-18 Hall County Schools budget before the school board takes a final vote.

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


El Capote offers fruit, ice cream in family business

Varieties of fruit cups, ice cream and warm, freshly made waffle cones are among the desserts offered at a business that opened last week in Gainesville

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


J.W. Truck Sales fills huge Oakwood lot you can see 'from outer space'

A longtime empty lot overlooking Interstate 985 in Oakwood is far from that now.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County bears higher cost for children's defenders

Hall County will add $200,000 to the fiscal year 2018 budget for indigent defense to help cover the growing costs of children's attorneys in Juvenile Court, an unfunded mandate created by the 2014 juvenile code change.

June 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Traffic roundabouts are all the rage for Hall roads

Several roundabouts are emerging throughout Hall County, including this one on Lights Ferry Road at Mitchell Street in Flowery Branch.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Middle offers a different kind of summer school

In one classroom at Gainesville Middle School last week, eighth-graders were working with a choreographer from the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, perfecting dance moves for a video the students were creating.

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Low Lanier water levels are sidelining home sellers

The Spiron family bought their home on Lake Lanier to do some fishing - and the house is their bait.

June 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Road Atlanta remembers beloved ‘Turn 7 Girl’

BRASELTON - With a mixture of tears and laughter, the Road Atlanta racing family remembered their "Turn 7 Girl," Hazel Harrell, in a memorial service Saturday at the same location where Harrell died in an accident three weeks ago.

June 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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New provost looks forward to fresh opportunity at Brenau

After four months of saying goodbye to colleagues at a school in North Carolina where worked for seven years, Jim Eck said he is happy ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Police: Money stolen from Fieldale Farms bank account

Gainesville Police are investigating fraudulent activity involving Fieldale Farms' bank account.

July 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Crowds have fun in the sun and sand at Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash

Downtown Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash drew a crowd Friday with with music and sandy fun.

July 07, 2017 | | Local




Small plane crash-lands in field off Athens Highway; pilot suffers minor injuries

Sol Williams didn't want to land his plane in the middle of the busy Athens Highway at rush hour Friday afternoon, aiming toward the ...

July 07, 2017 | By DAVID BARNES and NICK WATSON news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lula woman charged with assault with vehicle as child, disabled teen rode along

A Lula woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly attempted to ram the vehicle of her ex-husband with her SUV while a child and special-needs ...

July 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Latinos flexing political muscle in Gainesville, Hall

The number of Latinos registering and showing up to vote in Gainesville and Hall County elections is on the rise, according to a report released ...

July 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ashley Bell named head of external affairs for Peace Corps

Gainesville native Ashley Bell has been named the associate director for external affairs of the Peace Corps.

July 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Judge O’Kelley dies at age 87, remembered as 'firm but fair'

Senior U.S. District Judge William O'Kelley died Wednesday night, his son confirmed. He was 87.

July 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demorest man dies after 20-foot fall

A Demorest man died from injuries sustained in a roughly 20-foot fall Wednesday, according to authorities.

July 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets probation in Hall school terroristic threat case

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student who took his terroristic threat case to the Georgia Supreme Court last year was sentenced to probation Thursday ...

July 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Power to close all of its remaining offices

Georgia Power will close its 27 remaining offices, including its location on Spring Street in Gainesville, in October.

July 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Authorities: 24 Mason jars, plants with $400K of marijuana, mushrooms seized

Drug enforcement agents seized more than $400,000 in marijuana and mushrooms Tuesday after a 911 hang-up in Clarkesville.

July 06, 2017 | | Local


New way to ride for seniors

Senior citizens in Gainesville now have a new way to get around that's tailored to some of the places they may need to go.

July 06, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Federal lawsuit against Gainesville school district athletics settled

A federal Title IX lawsuit filed by a Gainesville High School mother alleging inequality in the treatment of the school's softball program has been ...

July 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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