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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


Prosecutors describe 'grisly, ghastly, horrific' crime as murder trial begins

Two storylines emerged Tuesday morning as attorneys laid out how Iris Romero-Banegas, 43, was stabbed repeatedly.

September 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia among top regional schools

The University of North Georgia ranked 24th among public regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report.

September 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Advocates look to Atlanta homeless program for answers

Gainesville resident Doug Hanson has a passion for helping the homeless.

September 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood’s partnership with YMCA coming to an end

The Georgia Mountains YMCA's 5-year stay in Oakwood appears to be ending.

September 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business ‘owners’ pitch ideas to ‘sharks’ at seminar

Three "owners" of businesses received financing offers from the Lake Lanier Sharks on Tuesday morning, but only two accepted the offers.

September 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bear cub killed by car on Ga. 400 in North Forsyth

September 13, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Atlanta Falcons football clinic for moms emphasizes safety

Buddy Curry shared stories from his football playing days and highlighted how concussions were previously underestimated for years, shrugged off as a mere "ding."

September 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Oakwood taxes could go up in 2017

A declining property tax digest expected to produce lower revenues has Oakwood officials looking at raising the tax rate in 2017 just to stay even with 2016 revenues.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury selected for trial of Gainesville woman who allegedly killed girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend

Attorneys finalized their picks for the jury around 6 p.m. Monday in the murder trial for Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, who allegedly killed the girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend.

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


3 Hall County Schools building projects planned

Hall County Schools plan three building projects in the next year - an expansion of Lanier Charter Career Academy and new technology department, a new fieldhouse for West Hall High School and a new roof and heating, ventilation and air conditioning units at Flowery Branch Elementary School.

September 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall residents lose insurance options as providers pull out of Affordable Care Act

Hall County will likely lose half its current insurance providers within the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The move would affect about 10,400 residents who buy individual exchange coverage.

September 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Baby boy becomes first born at Braselton hospital’s new labor unit

Monday was a day of firsts in Braselton.

September 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Investigator details Gainesville man’s alleged crime spree

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Monday about three hours of what the department called an "erratic crime spree" last month around Gainesville.

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Library’s annual used book sale starts today

The annual Friends of Hall County Library used book sale starts today and continues Sunday.

September 17, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Flowery Branch girl with cerebral palsy finds outlet in cheerleading

September 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


‘Shore Sweep’ for Lanier is Sept. 24

Scouting is underway on more than 300 locations for Shore Sweep's trash pickup Sept. 24 in Hall County.

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man strikes patrol car twice

A Gainesville man is accused of striking a Georgia State Patrol corporal with his car twice while evading a traffic stop, according to authorities.

September 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf instructor confused about ouster

Jeff Frasier, director of instruction at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, is on his way out after more than a ...

September 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman found not guilty in stabbing death

Following eight hours of deliberations, the jury found Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez not guilty on all counts Friday.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


More lane closures set for I-85/985 interchange

Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists of weekend lane closures as work continues at the Interstate 85/985 split.

September 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Deal suspends rules on trucker hours after pipeline leak threatens gas supplies

A leak in the Colonial pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey and supplies gasoline for much of Georgia and the eastern seaboard, has ...

September 16, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local




Authorities charge Hall man with child exploitation after porn found on computer

A Hall County man was charged with child exploitation after investigators found 200 sexually explicit videos and photographs of minor children in his possession, according ...

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way begins campaign with focus on poverty

Living in poverty means having to make stark, difficult choices about where to spend what little money is available from day to day.

September 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State, defense rest Thursday in Gainesville stabbing trial

The final witnesses testified Thursday in the malice murder trial of Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, 49.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Hundreds attend event on Gainesville Square to raise awareness of childhood cancer

Several hundred people attended an event in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Live music, food trucks and a petting zoo ...

September 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Authorities respond to vehicle in Lake Lanier; no people believed to have been in car

Hall County Fire Services responded Thursday to a vehicle submerged in a Lake Lanier cove, and a dive team was dispatched to search for potential ...

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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