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Unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in Hall

The metro Gainesville area's unemployment rate in August dipped to 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.5 percent in July. The rate in August 2015 was 4.7 percent.

September 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Burlington opens, Five Guys relocating as North Lake Square grows

North Lake Square continues to grow along Dawsonville Highway and will soon feature a nail salon, pizza delivery shop and relocated burger joint.

September 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local

Flowery Branch veteran reunited with lost Army uniform

James Mulkey was looking for his Army uniform for months before he saw a stranger's viral Facebook post about it.

September 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

New park creates political tension between District 4 commission candidates

The campaign for the District 4 Hall County Board of Commissioners seat took an interesting turn Wednesday when Democratic challenger Angela Middleton asserted her credentials for developing a park behind the Harrison Square public housing complex on the south side of Gainesville.

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Proposed park behind Harrison Square could boost area

Hall County is looking to purchase more than 21 acres behind the Harrison Square public housing complex on the south side of Gainesville to develop a park and community center for the largely minority residents who call the area home.

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Authorities find $101K of meth in cooler

A Norcross man faces methamphetamine trafficking charges after about $101,000 worth of meth was seized, authorities said.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Man charged with Wal-Mart armed robbery in Oakwood

A Gainesville man is accused of swinging a box cutter at a Wal-Mart employee in Oakwood when he allegedly tried to leave with unpaid merchandise, police said.

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Free bra fittings at Belk to benefit breast cancer research

The Belk store at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville will provide free bra fittings Sept. 30 to support Susan G. Komen, the world's largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research.

September 21, 2016 | | Local

Enota school design public forum set for Thursday night

A public forum to discuss a proposed new school for Enota that has generated controversy for months is planned at the school Thursday night, and two opponents of announced plans said they hope it will be a "beginning" of discussion leading to a decision.

September 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Overturned tractor-trailer slowing traffic near I-85/I-985 interchange

An accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 South just before the Interstate 985 interchange, near the Mall of Georgia, is causing slower traffic.

September 21, 2016 | | Local

Child, adult suffer possibly serious injuries in Gainesville wreck

Two people in a wreck Wednesday morning - including a child - were transferred to hospitals, police said. The child was transported the Egleston campus of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Rabid raccoon makes contact with 2 dogs in East Hall

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in East Hall. It is the 10th confirmed case of rabies in Hall County this year.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Man dead from stabbing in Hoschton, another dies from baseball bat wounds

Authorities said one man died after being stabbed by another man who later died after being hit with a baseball bat Tuesday in Hoschton.

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Gas line breaks in South Hall

A gas line broke Wednesday morning off of Sleepy Lagoon Way in Sterling on the Lake, authorities said.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

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FedEx may come to Braselton

FedEx is considering Braselton in Jackson County "as a potential location for a package distribution center," a statement from the company said Monday.

October 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday

Tuesday is the voter registration deadline for this November's elections.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Ga. 53 work set for this week in Braselton

Previously postponed work on Ga. 53 has been scheduled for this week in downtown Braselton.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville pre-schooler reads 1,000 books

Daliyah Marie Arana's face breaks into a smile when asked why she loves to read.

October 09, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Tumbling Creek bridge project being designed

With funding from area governments in the bag, all eyes are now on getting a key east-west connector between Gainesville and Oakwood designed and built.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

‘Poor man’s’ Chevys a hit at Chateau Elan car show

A "poor man's" car once found on every street in America was among good company Saturday at the inaugural Atlanta Concours d'Elegance at ...

October 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fresh style for old site: Vintage Peach Boutique opens in in historic building in Hoschton

Taylor DeLaPerriere loves to shop and loves to find a good deal.

October 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

School officials seek clues to why reading scores dip in fourth grade at local, state levels

Across the board, fourth-graders scored lower than third-graders in reading, according to 2016 Milestones results for Hall and Gainesville students.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

State Patrol officer: ‘I did not want to die’ in struggle with suspect

Jumping down into the creek near Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville, A.J. Allen shouted at a fleeing suspect to stop before using his Taser twice.

October 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

‘We need to tell our story:’ Residents say goodbye to Atlanta Street

Willie Mitchell has made educating children his life's mission, but he laments failings that he believes contributed to the breakdown of social bonds at ...

October 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A smelly debate over Mincey Marble's expansion

Pungent or pleasant, it's a smell in automobile exhaust, copier machines and yes, even brand new cars.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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