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Exit 14 project expected to spur Flowery Branch development

Development in Flowery Branch is expected to be spurred by Exit 14, and with construction projected to begin in 2017, community development director John McHenry said he anticipates property nearest to the interchange will be retail and commercial.

April 04, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local




New section of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway has opened

Some final touches are still needed, but a section of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway near the century-old Gainesville Mill is completed.

April 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway development brings retail, eateries

Retail development continues to move forward in Hall County, particularly at North Lake Square on Dawsonville Highway.

April 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville filled with fast, diverse new restaurants in past year

The city of Gainesville has a little bit of everything when it comes to fast food, from Japanese hibachi to burgers and fries, Italian pizza and good Southern chicken.

April 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


9th Congressional District GOP primary debate set for Saturday

The Hall County GOP will host a Republican primary debate for U.S. 9th Congressional District candidates this Saturday in Gainesville.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atlanta Street rezoning hearing nears as redevelopment awaits

Formal plans to redevelop the Atlanta Street public housing complex in Gainesville will come before the city planning and appeals board April 12.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau emphasizes health fields

Health sciences - nursing, physical and occupational therapy and clinical psychology - loom large in the growth of Brenau University. Expansion of graduate programs in those disciplines is well underway and will be a focus for the next couple of years.

April 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Brenau softball field delayed by rain

"We're hoping to play some games on it this spring," Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University, said about the softball field on a 16.8 acre tract, which will become the university's "home field" for athletics.

April 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Woman's body pulled from Lake Lanier

Hall County investigators were working Sunday to identify a woman whose body was found floating earlier in the day in Lake Lanier

April 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Facing mental illness head-on may help afflicted veterans cope

Just getting through life sometimes requires finding good in an otherwise bad situation.

April 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plea staved off death sentence in grisly 2015 hotel death

Editor's note: This story includes graphic imagery.

April 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Co-founder Dick Valentine retires from United Community Bank

In 2005, Dick Valentine joined 52 other Georgia bankers to start something meaningful in Hall County.

April 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State education reform bill would change testing, evaluation

Uncertainty about specifics, but a welcome change for educators is the general reaction to a new state law – if Gov. Nathan Deal signs it - that reduces the number of mandatory tests in schools and lessens the effect of test results on teacher evaluations.

April 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DOT gearing up for bridge replacements for Lake Lanier's spans

Motorists get ready: Bridges as old as Lake Lanier are lining up for replacement during the next few years.

April 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Adult siblings killed in head-on crash in Dawson County

April 19, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Wilson Orthodontics ‘excited’ for Gainesville location groundbreaking

More than two dozen people from Wilson Orthodontics, including 1-year-old Hartley Wilson, hiked down into the open lot and carried shovels to where the new ...

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall Performing Arts Center open house set

An open house for the new North Hall High School Performing Arts Center will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 28.

April 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Shooting suspect in custody after incident, search near Cornelia

The suspect in a shooting near Cornelia has been located and taken into custody, according to the Habersham County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau physical therapy clinic opens

Charles Mehaffey was working on balance about 10 a.m. Monday in the new physical therapy clinic at Brenau University Downtown Center. He was the ...

April 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Dahlonega man had unauthorized patrol car markings

A Dahlonega man faces a misdemeanor charge after Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies spotted a surplus vehicle with Hall County markings at his home ...

April 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County sending delegates to Republican, Democratic conventions

Several Hall County residents have been selected as 9th District congressional delegates for the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions this summer.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakes go up for Georgia Milestone tests

Hall County and Gainesville students may face failing a grade this year - depending on the results of the Georgia Milestone tests they began taking Monday.

April 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County hits pause on Glades Reservoir project

Hall County has temporarily withdrawn its permitting application for the planned Glades Reservoir, according to county officials.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters battle mobile home fire in northwest Hall

Hall County firefighters tackled a mobile home fire and adjacent woodland fire Monday afternoon in the northwestern section of Hall County.

April 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 killed in Kelly Bridge Road head-on collision

April 18, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Community mourning toddlers killed in Lumpkin fire

The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

April 18, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport renovations continue

The venerable Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville continues to undergo renovations in keeping with growing demand and expectations.

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Commissioners aim to ease traffic problems at Mount Vernon Exploratory School

The Hall County Board of Commissioners wants changes in the traffic flow at Mount Vernon Exploratory School, but county school officials believe most of the ...

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State's first youth-focused wildlife management area may come to White County

Young people who love hunting with a parent or those who want to give the sport a try may have more opportunities to do so ...

April 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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