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Man gets 7-year prison sentence for crash killing CASA supervisor

After pleading guilty to a life-altering crash, Samuel Mark Phillips "left the room with the forgiveness" of Cory Buckley's family and a 7-year prison sentence, his attorney Arturo Corso said.

January 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school district OKs gym lighting study

Hall County school officials are moving ahead with a study to determine the economic feasibility of replacing the lighting at all of the district's gymnasiums with energy-efficient alternatives.

January 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Missing girl, father were taken into custody at Macon hotel

Authorities said a missing girl from Hall County was found Tuesday in Macon with her father, who faces an interference with custody charge.

January 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Purple passion: Volunteers gear up for Relay for Life fundraising

Brenda Thurmond lost her mom to cancer almost exactly three years ago. Before she died, the two participated in Relay for Life events.

January 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch mayor: Exit 14, school changes could help force DOT hand on Ga. 13 widening

Through a couple of road project changes, Flowery Branch's mayor believes the state might focus on widening Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in the wake of a planned new interchange at Martin Road in South Hall.

January 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local leaders work to count homeless, connect them with resources

After waiting in line for a few minutes, Cynthia takes her seat at a table inside the mess hall of The Way, a local mission, on Monday morning. She's here to participate in a tally of the homeless population in Gainesville and Hall County.

January 25, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man acquitted in kidnapping, assault case

Facing a potential life sentence if convicted, a Gainesville man was acquitted on all six counts of an indictment alleging a kidnapping and assault with a knife.

January 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville’s Holiday Inn will soon be a Ramada

Sometimes change is a good thing.

January 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


School officials get taste of e-learning

Hall County school officials got a taste this week of the kind of innovative technology teachers and students are using in the classrooms.

January 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Missing girl from Hall found, father in custody of authorities

A 13-year-old girl from Hall County who had been missing for 10 days has been found, and her father is in custody.

January 24, 2017 | | Local


Work to start in February on new Flowery Branch City Hall

Construction of the new Flowery Branch City Hall is set to start in February, with the new building expected to be finished next winter, officials said Tuesday.

January 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawmakers get committee assignments

State lawmakers serving parts of Hall County have now received their committee assignments for the 2017 legislative session, which kicked off Jan. 9.

January 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Victim testifies about cuts to hands, blood in kidnapping, aggravated assault case

A victim testified Monday in Hall County Superior Court about the cuts to her hands after she was allegedly assaulted on Feb. 29 in Oakwood.

January 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Banks County couple enjoying time with quadruplets

With her daughter's tiny fingers wrapped in her own, Julie Davidson could only gaze at her newborn through the glass enclosure.

January 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry now proposes fewer homes in plans for residential program for women fleeing sex trafficking

Plans have been scaled back on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking.

January 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lula taking comments Monday on new alcohol rules

Residents can give their views about alcohol sales in Lula at a public hearing 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 6055 Main St.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Target getting renovations, Starbucks

The Gainesville Target is getting renovated, and local customers say they are excited.

February 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Trump’s first days ‘exciting time to watch,’ says U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

Every president entering office has bumpy times getting a staff in place, "and we're seeing a little bit of that" from President Donald Trump ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


More than $53K donated to Gainesville schools in second quarter

Community donations to Gainesville schools topped $53,000 during the second quarter ending Dec. 31.

February 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State Bank plans to offer more than its Gainesville predecessor

The familiar NBG logo is gone from the Gainesville bank's brick exterior, but officials at the new State Bank and Trust Co. taking over ...

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Christy Crumbley's company doesn't look for lonely roads to put up a storefront.

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial is top pick for city students as school of choice

Two lanes of cars stretched bumper to bumper from the main entrance of Centennial Arts Academy as parents and other legal guardians waited in line ...

February 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County pension suit: Plaintiff’s payoffs a third of another plan

Payouts from another government employee retirement plan in Georgia are nearly triple what is received by the lead plaintiff in a $75 million class-action lawsuit ...

February 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Zumba dancers move to the groove at fitness event

Never stop moving.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN - When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and ...

February 11, 2017 | BY ALEXANDER POPP and HAILEY VAN PARYS apopp@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won't be able to see your loved one again.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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