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Gainesville to update to comprehensive plan to prepare for growth

When the little things add up, it's time for an update.

December 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Passerby helps put out truck fire on I-985

A passerby in a water truck helped extinguish a fire in a pickup truck on Interstate 985 on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities.

December 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Arby’s holding giveaway at New Holland store opening

Gainesville's new Arby's is in a giving mood as it opens for the first time Wednesday.

December 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Iconic oak tree at Hall County school is now history

The sprawling oak tree that gave Lanier Charter Career Academy at The Oaks its name is now gone.

December 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work remains in replacing recalled air bags

Much work remains in servicing the 42 million cars that have been recalled due to faulty and potentially fatal air bag inflators.

December 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Car crashes into front of pawn shop

When Shane Cheek saw a car had crashed through the front of his pawn shop Tuesday morning, he was expecting the worst.

December 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Mother, son lose home in Monday night fire

A mother and her teenage son lost their home to a fire Monday night.

December 20, 2016 | | Local


Cities, Hall County prepare to divvy up services

The stakes are high as Gainesville, Hall County and other local governments prepare for negotiations in 2017 over who delivers various services to local residents, such as public safety, water and road maintenance, and how these services are managed.

December 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Funds from donation will help Riverside Academy cadet

A check for $1,500 was recently presented to Riverside Military Academy to help a Riverside cadet.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula looking to set 2017 election, qualifying

Lula is considering setting the Nov. 7 election for mayor and two council posts.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Civil rights activist hopes to relaunch local Southern Christian Leadership Conference chapter

The legacy of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is profound. Now, Gainesville resident Jeffrey Williams is hoping to relaunch a local chapter to fight for civil rights for a new generation of African-Americans.

December 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Higgins preparing to take over as Hall Board of Commissioners chairman

There may be big differences in leading a large school system and a county government with its web of departments, from public works to landfill operations.

December 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


$900 in electronics, clothes stolen from Wal-Mart

A man left the Oakwood Wal-Mart last week with almost $900 in stolen electronics and clothing items, police said.

December 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Portion of Wilshire Trails Park to be closed for 3 days

Part of Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville will be closed Tuesday through Thursday for the park's latest trail replacement.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump wins Georgia's Electoral College vote

December 19, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified Friday in the case of a stabbing victim who had attempted to reconcile with his estranged wife ...

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


US Labor secretary appeals ruling to halt Mar-Jac safety inspection

The U.S. Secretary of Labor filed an appeal Dec. 28 to pursue an inspection warrant for the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

A Hall County man was accused Friday of possessing photos of underage girls as part of a larger investigation this year, according to authorities.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

The run on milk, bread, canned goods and other basic supplies Friday afternoon at J&J Foods on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville prompted even ...

January 06, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville plastic recycler faces $133K in fines for explosion, amputation hazards

Gainesville-based company Nemo Plastics Inc. may have to pay up to $133,443 in proposed penalties for violations including exposing workers to explosion, fire and ...

January 06, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Testimony: Beer pong game led to beating

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy testified Thursday about a Murrayville party game leading to an alleged beating.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents have variety of reasons for hitting gym in 2017

She had started working out again after an extended break when she was pregnant. She has worked out off and on for years, but wanted ...

January 05, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Latest forecasts say Hall could get 3-4 inches of snow

The potential for "decently heavy accumulations" of snow in Hall County on Friday night and Saturday morning continues to grow, according to the National Weather ...

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former radio personality, sheriff’s office employee Brewer killed in Gainesville crash

One of the tallest trees in the Hall County forest fell with the death of James "Bimbo" Brewer Thursday, longtime friend Harris Blackwood said.

January 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville leaders say they will seek re-election

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan said on Thursday that he intends to run for re-election this year.

January 05, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


4 area schools make ‘greatest gains’; Fair Street on ‘chronically failing’ list

Three Hall County schools joined Gainesville Exploration Academy in making the list of 218 schools from 53 districts receiving "highest performing" or "greatest gains" awards.

January 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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