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Hall voters look toward Trump presidency with optimism, skepticism

Local reaction to Republican Donald Trump's ascendancy to the White House revealed a mix of joy, relief and despair among those from the political and business communities of Hall County.

November 09, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent and Clark Leonard news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


University of North Georgia enrollment up 5.4 percent

The University of North Georgia's enrollment grew 5.4 percent for the fall semester, according to figures released by the University System of Georgia.

November 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mount Airy man killed in Maysville wreck

A Mount Airy man was killed when his pickup truck traveled down an embankment on a Maysville road, according to authorities.

November 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville attorney Corso charged with battery, obstruction

A Gainesville attorney is accused of shoving an officer Tuesday outside of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children in Gainesville after an argument, according to authorities.

November 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Board of Commissioners set to vote on DOT money for Longstreet Bridge

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to vote Thursday to accept $57,400 from the DOT for slightly more than a half-acre at the Georgia State Patrol post off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129 for construction of the new Longstreet Bridge crossing Lake Lanier.

November 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Land being secured for new Exit 14 interchange

The Georgia Department of Transportation is making room for the controversial new Martin Road interchange, or Exit 14, in South Hall, snapping up a couple of key pieces of property this week.

November 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Technology Academy celebrates STEM certification as ‘badge of honor’

Math and science aren't often learned from worksheets and PowerPoint slides at Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science.

November 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


GO: Thank a veteran this Veterans Day

November 09, 2016 | | Local


Job events for veterans coming up

A veterans career fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Gainesville Career Center, 2756 Atlanta Highway. Job seekers interested in attending the job fair may visit www.employgeorgia.com to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for jobs. For more information about the event, call the Gainesville Career Center at 770-535-5484.

November 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Clinton: 'We owe him an open mind, chance to lead'

WASHINGTON -- A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America's 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be "more divided than we thought" but urged unity and told her supporters, "We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."

November 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Voters say yes to strip club tax, fireworks tax allocation

An amendment increasing penalties for human trafficking crimes won approval, and will also impose a new tax on strip clubs and other adult entertainment businesses. The money will help pay for care for child victims of sexual exploitation.

November 09, 2016 | | Local


Voters approve reconfiguring judicial watchdog agency

Voters approved an amendment to dismantle the state's independent judicial watchdog agency, letting state lawmakers recreate the agency and exert control over it.

November 09, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Failing schools amendment rejected by voters

An amendment to Georgia's constitution that would have empowered the state to take over poor-performing schools failed by a wide margin Tuesday night.

November 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voters reject study on county-city government merger

Hall voters narrowly defeated a ballot referendum asking if they supported a study on the cost and feasibility of merging local county and municipal governments.

November 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dunahoo retains state House seat

State Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gainesville, has been elected to a third full term to the Georgia General Assembly, besting his opponent, Democrat Michelle Jones, 74.01 percent to 25.86 percent on Election Day.

November 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Help offered when holiday struggles mount

Compared to the rest of the year, the holiday week usually generates fewer first-time calls from domestic violence victims and fewer people seeking shelter, said ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rarer languages call for special courtroom help from interpreters

On the courtroom's back pew, Cornelio Lazarescue sat through a three-day trial last week with a pair of jet-black headphones. Next to him was ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoppers bust doors, hunt bargains, find deals as Black Friday launches holiday buying season

Black Friday is either an exhilarating way to score a deal or an overwhelming disaster of traffic and digging through bargain bins, depending whom you ...

November 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Free clinic for lower limb amputees set for Dec. 6

Prosthetist Kevin Carroll and other local prosthetics experts are holding a free patient education clinic for lower limb amputees.

November 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SUV, ambulance crash, both flipping and injuring 4 total

Four people, including a child, were injured this morning when an SUV crossed the centerline of Ga. 11 and struck an ambulance, causing both vehicles ...

November 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau’s softball complex finally finished, set to open Feb. 9

The first phase of Brenau University's athletic complex is finished.

November 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


UNG students make ‘eye-opening’ trek to immigration detention center

Days after his trip, Bryan Herrera can still remember the Stewart Detention Center detainee's name and identification number.

November 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Northeast Georgia tourism affected by smoke

The wildfires and accompanying smoke in the Southeast have led to phones ringing all over Northeast Georgia.

November 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Slow progress made to address affordable housing shortage

There's nothing quite like seeing a project come to fruition.

November 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News at noon serves annual Thanksgiving meal

With the stress of travel and spectacle of parades and super-sales, it can be easy to forget the true spirit of Thanksgiving - giving thanks and ...

November 24, 2016 | Emily Williams | Local


Outdoor burn ignites brush fire in Hoschton woods

A brush fire on the outskirts of Hoschton temporarily closed Braselton Highway as firefighters worked to put out the flames.

November 24, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville collecting donations for annual Mayors’ Motorcade

The city of Gainesville is teaming up with the Georgia Municipal Association for the 57th annual Mayors' Motorcade.

November 24, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged

Gainesville's unemployment rate in October stayed the same as September at 4.4 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

November 24, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Donation funds ballistic vests for city K-9s

When Gainesville Police Officer Jeremy Edge and his partner Alex head out to track a potentially armed and dangerous suspect, the two will be wearing ...

November 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Quilt of Valor to be presented to injured soldier

Riverside Military Academy President Col. William Gallagher will visit one alumnus who suffered serious injuries in a bombing this month in Afghanistan.

November 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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