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Family, friends remember slain 911 employee at vigil

CUMMING - The four cousins hugged, wiped away tears and scribbled messages on the canvas sheet draped between two goalposts.

July 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: UNG extends admissions deadline for fall 2015

Students who wish to attend the University of North Georgia's Gainesville or Cumming campuses this fall still have time to apply.

July 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Proposal would ban driver’s licenses for some young immigrants

Like many young adults, Diana Paola Vela-Martinez's life blossomed when she received her driver's license. The world truly opened up to her then.

July 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Improvements could transform historic site into community park

From a street named after a civil rights icon, passing motorists now can see the stately remains of a restored hotel once owned by a top Confederate general.

July 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Habersham clerk claims wrongful termination after lawsuit

A former deputy clerk of finance in the Habersham County Magistrate Court claims she was wrongly terminated after a lawsuit against the Habersham County Board of Commissioners regarding unapproved airport authority actions, her attorney Julius Hulsey said.

July 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Quinlan sculpture garden opens today

Eight statues sun themselves in a grassy courtyard next to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.

July 12, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Small-town edge helps Gainesville investment firm make elite list

Inside the conference room of his Gainesville office, Bob Willis is snapping his fingers.

July 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Mom: Son closer to God after fatal crash

The death of his 15-year-old friend led Marco A. Cruz closer to God, his mother Amanda Cruz said.

July 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Cannabis oil offers local mom, son, a new life

Hawk's gray eyes sometimes change from a light green to a slate blue as if reflecting his mood.

July 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local school districts focus on advanced testing

Some students might be getting comfortable in the midst of summer, but many in the area just received scores from some of the biggest tests they take in high school.

July 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


In wake of incident, local vet creates support group

In battle, soldiers have a unit that watches their backs.

July 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Parents, kids get ready for school with event at J.A. Walters YMCA

A line of children and their families stretched down the parking lot Saturday a half hour before a school supplies and bike helmet giveaway began at the J.A. Walters YMCA.

July 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County's new correctional building set to open this fall

A new home for the correctional institute of Hall County is close to completion after a year of construction.

July 11, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center hosts annual Family Outdoor Expo

The Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center was filled with people supporting the second annual Family Outdoor Expo to Combat Human Trafficking event Saturday.

July 11, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Thousands of flight fans attend annual Cracker Fly-In

You might could find somebody as proud of their plane as John Hess was at Saturday's 46th annual Cracker Fly-In. But, you'd be hard pressed to do so.

July 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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Vision 2030 initiative provides self-guided tour of 28 works of art

Viewing public art might be one of the most underrated ways to spend a sunny afternoon in Hall County without making a dent in your wallet.

July 14, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Congress skeptical of Iran deal but unlikely to stop it

WASHINGTON - Congress remains deeply skeptical of the landmark deal announced Tuesday to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, but lawmakers are unlikely to have the votes to stop it.

July 14, 2015 | Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


Too hot now? Forecasters say enjoy it while you can

Steamy hot may not be comfortable now, but folks might be longing for it in six months or so.

July 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


School serving children with special needs offers registration

Challenged Child & Friends is holding its first registration date next week for the school year beginning in August.

July 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Beatty wins Flowery Branch council election

Monica Beatty is Flowery Branch's newest councilwoman, winning in Tuesday's runoff election over Nicole Kriews.

July 14, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Catholic church moving ahead with plans for new campus

A growing population of Catholics in the area may soon have a new parish in Gainesville.

July 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall commission aims for $1.5 million budget for courthouse annex renovations

Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum said he and the other commissioners are trying to walk the difficult line of ensuring security while keeping prices down.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Council expecting update on stormwater program Thursday

Gainesville officials are pushing forward with a plan to create a stormwater utility and implement a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging drainage infrastructure. They will receive an update and recommendations about how to proceed at a work session Thursday morning.

July 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Inmate says he discussed assault with suspect on trial this week

A Superior Court jury will wait until Wednesday to hear the case of an alleged aggravated assault while an inmate is transferred to appear.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia takes a bite out of Hollywood

Georgia's not yet Hollywood, but the state's tax incentives have charmed a number of big-budget movie productions to relocate from the West Coast to the New South in recent years.

July 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man fired 2 shots during road rage incident

A Gillsville man is accused of driving aggressively and eventually shooting at another driver on Harmony Church Road, Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies said.

July 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch voters choose new council member today

It's been a little more than two months since candidates were announced for the Post 5 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council, and the fatigue is setting in for the remaining two.

July 13, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Restoration work starts on Lula caboose

It had become Lula's faded red caboose.

July 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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