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University of North Georgia expects enrollment of more than 18,000 this fall

The University of North Georgia expects more than 18,000 students at its five campuses next week, and the increase will bring 70 new faculty positions.

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Changes continue at Gainesville airport with new public, private investment

Big changes continue at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville thanks to public and private investments in a hoped-for future that lures bigger and more frequent travel to Northeast Georgia.

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pizza, beer businesses planned where historic home stood in Flowery Branch

Pizza and beer businesses will take the place of a historic home torn down recently in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the broad base of students who now receive the funding.

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


IRS office in Gainesville plans to implement appointments after complaints

Complaints about long lines and poor customer service at the local Internal Revenue Service office prompted U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, to recently visit for a firsthand look at the problems.

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School chats planned with Gainesville superintendent

Wanda Creel, superintendent for Gainesville schools, will host chats with parents and community members Thursday and Tuesday at the Panera Bread located at 625 Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville.

August 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Schofield rated highly by county school board

Hall County Board of Education members rate their superintendent between good and excellent, according to the most recent evaluation of Will Schofield.

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office to step up patrols on Ga. 347

The Hall County Sheriff's Office will be stepping up patrols on the Friendship Road and Lanier Islands Parkway portions of Ga. 347 at various times and dates in the near future. The department will be focusing on speed enforcement and traffic safety, according to a news release.

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Three indicted on murder charges in Orchard Brook Apartments shooting

Three men have been charged with felony murder in an indictment in alleged connection to a fatal April shooting.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Can third-party presidential candidates gain traction?

The ups and downs of what many consider the strangest presidential election of their lifetime has produced a unique opportunity for third-party candidates to make a statement on the national political stage this fall.

August 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula mayor criticizes Hall County’s merger push

Lula's mayor didn't pull punches when it came to the topic Monday night of a merger of Hall County governments.

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former West Hall coach indicted on charge from relationship with student

A former West Hall High School boys basketball coach was indicted Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a student.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools' tax revenue should inch higher

The millage rate for Gainesville school taxes for 2016 will be lower - by a small enough amount that the city system should still see a slight increase in tax revenue.

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pain clinic closes without notice; founder had pleaded guilty to health care fraud

A Gainesville medical clinic closed Thursday with no notice to patients or staff, and two people were at the office Monday, talking with patients who came by.

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Relief may be coming for students and other travelers at an extra busy spot on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood where the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Wal-Mart meet.

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Police: Gainesville man choked robbery victim, took cash

A Gainesville man is accused of putting another man in a chokehold last week in Gainesville and taking hundreds of dollars, police said.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Red Cross of Northeast Georgia helping flood victims in Louisiana

Simply getting to Louisiana to help flood victims was a long process for Jon Mayner.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

With repairs planned for Cobb Street bridge, Lula is turning its attention to another, nearby railroad crossing - this one running under Norfolk Southern tracks.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula man killed while working on car

A Lula man was killed Aug. 11 when a Chevy Trailblazer he was repairing pinned him to the ground, according to authorities.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sleep Number store opening Friday at North Lake Square

Mandy Skinner knows buying a mattress isn't something most people love doing, but she said the process can be more enjoyable at Sleep Number.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Most of Hall in severe drought, part of county still in extreme drought

Most of Hall County is in severe drought, but that's an improvement over a few weeks ago, when parts of North Hall were in ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


GO VIDEO:Visit these 4 country-cooking restaurants in Hall County

Savannah King takes you to four restaurants in Hall County that specialize in making a home-cooked meal.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that's expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blossman Gas shows off 178-square-foot all-propane house in Oakwood

Inside a 178-square-foot house were wood-paneled walls, stainless steel appliances, a full-sized washer and dryer and small but comfortable furnishings.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Officers offer active shooter response techniques

Starting as an officer at 21, Cpl. Drew Reed said he thought everybody loved police.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville looks to acquire insurance office for future downtown parking deck

Gainesville officials are looking to spend about $1.52 million to acquire a property along a central downtown corridor, with a parking lot in mind ...

August 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of slain Flowery Branch man offers $5,000 reward for information

The family of a Flowery Branch man killed at the front door of his home is offering a $5,000 reward for information on who ...

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Baby’s broken bones lead to charges for Gillsville woman

A Gillsville woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 5-month-old girl who, in the course of a month, fractured three leg bones and an ...

August 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect in White County fatal shooting arrested overnight in Athens

A man wanted on a murder warrant out of White County was captured by a SWAT team Wednesday morning.

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Religious education, counseling center seeks to raise $1.1 million for new South Hall facility

A nearly 50-year-old organization providing education, counseling and services to young people in Hall County is finally beginning a much-needed expansion.

August 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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