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New multipurpose event center opening in South Hall

A 40,000-square-foot multipurpose event center is set to open in South Hall July 17 with a steady customer: Cross Pointe Church.

July 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Repairs planned for historic Lula bridge that closed last year

Lula's historic Cobb Street bridge will be getting repairs in the near future as all involved parties have reached an agreement to upgrade the structure.

July 07, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Flowery Branch City council approves City Hall financing

Park Walk subdivision moved a step closer to construction, and financing for a new City Hall was approved Monday night by the Flowery Branch City Council.

July 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall Fire Services names Mark Arnold deputy chief

Hall County Fire Services has promoted a brigade commander to the post of deputy fire chief.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board says it has PR problem

Gainesville Board of Education members believe the district has communication and public relations problems, according to an anonymous self-assessment.

July 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall native runs Peachtree Road Race nearly 9 years after temporary paralysis

When Ben Hildebrant was 16, his father would push his wheelchair down Peachtree Road, from the Shepherd Center to a nearby restaurant.

July 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Buford mechanic dies after shop incident

A Buford man died after he was inflating a tire Tuesday morning and suffered a head injury, according to authorities.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Recruiting event set for background check company coming to Flowery Branch

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Wholesale Screening Solutions recruit 50 research analysts to work in Flowery Branch. The background check company, which is a subsidiary of the Lowers Risk Group, plans to hire for those positions by October.

July 06, 2016 | | Local




Car wash manager, employee stop attempted carjacking with toddler inside

Landrell Payne said "everything started from a scream."

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Less than 100 without power in Hall in midst of thunderstorms

Less than 100 Hall County residents were without power at 4 p.m. as thunderstorms rolled through the area Wednesday afternoon. More than 1,600 were without power at the height of the storms.

July 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Busy July Fourth weekend marked by increased boating incidents, one serious injury on Lake Lanier

Though there were no fatalities, the Department of Natural Resources reported a higher number of boating incidents and injuries from the year before.

July 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer charged in crash that caused serious injury on Lake Lanier

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has confirmed that one of its officers has been charged after being involved in a weekend boating incident on Lake Lanier that left one man seriously injured.

July 06, 2016 | By Jim Dean jdean@forsythnews.com | Local


Times seeks to interview 1996 Olympics volunteers

As part of special coverage of the Atlanta Olympics' 20th anniversary, The Times would like to interview area residents who worked as volunteers during the games, including those who housed rowing and canoe/kayak athletes and may even still keep up with them.

July 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies new trial in burned toddler case

A judge denied a new trial for the worker convicted in January of scalding a 16-month-old boy at a Clermont day care.

July 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

BATON ROUGE, La. - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than ...

July 17, 2016 | By Mike Kunzelman Associated Press | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Steve Gilliam

Gilliam, a Gainesville attorney, served as vice chairman of Gainesville Hall '96 and helped oversee the preparations of the venue at Clarks Bridge Park. He ...

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Lanier Tech to tweet for grant money in contest

Lanier Technical College is looking for some help so it can provide more help to its students.

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convened upon Georgia's highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

A group of women in jewel-toned evening gowns sat on patio furniture Saturday outside Downtown Drafts in Gainesville.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota Manufacturing of America is building - again - but the new building is an expansion of the company's operations in Hall County, not a new ...

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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