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Hoschton bank robbery suspect arrested in Biloxi, Mississippi

The suspect in the April 25 armed robbery of Hamilton State Bank in Hoschton was taken into custody Wednesday in inside a Biloxi, Miss., casino, and remains in police custody there awaiting extradition proceedings.

May 05, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Crowd gathers in downtown Gainesville for National Day of Prayer

Rain, wind and malfunctioning speakers could not stop Hall County's community of Christians from gathering together for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

May 05, 2016 | By Katie Keiger kkeiger@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


District attorney seeks to revoke Katt Williams' bond after latest arrest

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh filed a motion Monday through his office to revoke comedian Katt Williams' bond.

May 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Developer wants to build hotel closer to Flat Creek than allowed

A new four- to six-story hotel is being proposed in Gainesville, but its fate may hinge on whether the developer can build it closer to the long-troubled Flat Creek than allowed.

May 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Forsyth driver cited for watching 'How I Met Your Mother' while traveling in school zone

SOUTH FORSYTH - In this day and age, people can stream their favorite TV shows whenever and wherever they want, though one Suwanee driver might want to reconsider his viewing habits.

May 05, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Authorities scale back search for missing boater in Cocktail Cove area

Authorities will continue sweeping the shoreline of Lake Lanier for a missing boater, but they will no longer use sonar equipment, according to a news release from the Department of Natural Resources.

May 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

A Cumming man was awarded $5.7 million last week in a suit against the federal government after a collision involving a U.S. Postal Service employee caused his leg to be amputated.

May 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

The Hall County Commission District 2 race between incumbent Billy Powell and challenger Eugene Moon is a rematch of a 2012 contest that saw Powell win by a little more than 200 votes.

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that's just the start of his interest in the pastime.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal defies party politics with pair of vetoes

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith, he was directly bucking his fellow Republican lawmakers, who overwhelmingly supported the proposals, and possibly losing points with his conservative political base.

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Major work on Dawsonville Highway bridge could be finished this weekend

Work to repair the Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier is nearing completion, with all major work scheduled to be done possibly as early as this weekend.

May 04, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 13-14

One of the area's biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

May 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their home decor business, Iron Accent, sits on the land.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable and market-rate units.

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Melody Marlowe retiring as Gainesville CFO, taking financial position in Dahlonega

Melody Marlowe is retiring as Gainesville's chief financial services officer and administrative services director June 17. She will begin work as finance director for ...

May 17, 2016 | | Local


Hall County political forum set for Saturday

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell's 20/20 Club will host a political forum at noon Saturday for county candidates ahead of the Republican ...

May 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal: Obama’s letter on school bathrooms a ‘federal overreach’

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday called the Obama administration's letter citing Title IX law to protect transgender students an "abuse of federal executive authority."

May 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lula considering whether to allow liquor sales, Sunday alcohol sales

Lula residents may get the chance this November to vote on several issues concerning alcohol sales, including liquor by the drink.

May 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville signs off on Atlanta Street housing redevelopment

Gainesville City Council gave the final sign-off Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawyer wants some charges dismissed in jewelry store heists

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - An attorney for a woman accused in a string of armed jewelry store robberies across the South says some of the charges ...

May 17, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Hall schools won’t do Milestones retesting, except in summer school

Because of a lag in getting back test results, Hall County Schools has decided not to conduct Georgia Milestones retesting this school year, which ends ...

May 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tentative Gainesville City Schools budget includes 3 percent raises

Gainesville City Schools employees will get 3 percent raises for 2016-17 and the school district will spend $66.4 million for its general fund - using ...

May 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Ledan/Sardis roundabout spotlights trend in traffic relief

It's fair to say the roundabout is catching on.

May 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Garden supporters ask building of new Enota school be delayed

More than 40 people supporting a delay in plans for a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy school building attended the Gainesville City Board of Education ...

May 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


GBI investigating alleged unauthorized purchases on Hall school system credit card

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether a former Hall County school resource officer made unauthorized purchases on a school system credit card ...

May 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


3 collect honorary Gainesville High diplomas

Three people were awarded honorary diplomas from Gainesville High School on Sunday.

May 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary rallies around student Kevin Aceves, who has eye cancer

The student body of Chicopee Woods Elementary, which filled more than half of the school's gym floor, was easily brought to attention by Principal ...

May 16, 2016 | By Katie Keiger kkeiger@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Quarry Street widening could make room for Gainesville walkers, runners

Students at Lakeview Academy and Gainesville Middle School may have a new cross country training spot in the fall, and residents in the neighborhood between ...

May 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dare to dream class of 2016

Seniors in this year's class of 2016 were described as "bright," "passionate" and "dedicated."

May 16, 2016 | | Local


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