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Hall schools open smoothly despite plumbing glitch

Despite some redistricting changes, the first day of school went smoothly for most Hall County Schools.

August 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Manufacturer plans 200 jobs for Gainesville

Need a job? There's a whole bunch coming very soon to Gainesville.

August 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


One lane of Browns Bridge Road closed near Forsyth line

A water main break has closed one lane of traffic along Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road at Waldrip Road, one mile from Lake Lanier and the Forsyth County line, and Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists to take an alternate route.

August 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump jolts first GOP debate; rivals scramble for attention

August 07, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Local


Paul Maney wins Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award

Paul Maney is the winner of the North Georgia Community Foundation's 2015 Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award.

August 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee teachers aspire to get students ‘life-ready’

A variety of job opportunities await students coming out of high school.

August 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia receives STEM grant of more than $600K

The University of North Georgia has received a federal grant for nearly $615,000 to support students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

August 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


First reading approved on extending Flowery Branch historic commission term limits

History may or may not repeat itself, but Flowery Branch's Historic Preservation Commission will if an ordinance is approved extending term limits for voting members.

August 06, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Dawsonville man charged with Internet dating robbery

August 06, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials gathering more resources to track down source of stench

A mysterious stench has lingered over homes and businesses near Memorial Park Drive and Murphy Boulevard in Gainesville since late June, and now local government is enlisting the help of both public and private environmental agencies to find its source.

August 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dawson woman charged in connection with alleged rape

August 06, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Oakwood foods distributor expanding with new warehouse

To handle future growth, an Oakwood foods distributor is preparing for the first phase of a 521,135-square-foot warehouse project across from its existing plant.

August 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Autopsy shows woman found in Lanier Sunday died of accidental drowning

The death of a Snellville woman found in Lake Lanier Sunday has been ruled an accidental drowning following an autopsy.

August 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Partnership helps local students find career direction

A partnership between two educational entities and a nonprofit organization has local leaders excited at how it's benefiting high school students involved in the program.

August 06, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Badge & Bar: Man accused in fentanyl overdose case pleads not guilty

A Winder man charged with felony murder for allegedly selling drugs to his friend who later overdosed pleaded not guilty.

August 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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