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Got a dock on the lake? There’s an app for that

For 17 years, Matt Thompson anxiously drove to and from Cobb County to check on his house at Lake Lanier.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Latino soccer league flourishes under the radar

A cluster of soccer fields behind Gainesville Market where Hispanic tournaments have been attracting a growing number of players and fans has been operating for years in an area not zoned for such use.

June 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


TSPLOST may be topic again for governments seeking road fixes

A 1-cent transportation sales tax shot down by voters in July 2012 could be revived as a topic of discussion later this year - but in a different form.

June 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood man identified in hit-and-run accident

Oakwood police have identified an 84-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run accident May 31 that severely injured another driver.

June 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Resident asks Flowery Branch council to explore budget cuts

After another small showing at a Thursday night public hearing, Flowery Branch City Council is now poised to cast a final vote on next fiscal year's tax rate.

June 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local Boys & Girls Clubs official training at Harvard

After weeks of homework assignments and preparation, the chief executive officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier is finishing up a week of one of the most rigorous and challenging intellectual bootcamps at one of this country's most revered institutions of higher learning.

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Slowed by rain, midtown housing development rises

Despite above average rainfall in May that curtailed construction activity, development of the Enclave townhomes in midtown Gainesville are getting off the ground and a model could be ready for showing sometime after Labor Day in September.

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall commissioners propose 26 percent hike in property tax rate

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has proposed a property tax millage rate increase of 26.34 percent.

June 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hospital system plans to buy Sherwood Plaza off South Enota Drive

Northeast Georgia Health System has signed a contract to purchase Sherwood Plaza, a longtime shopping center on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.

June 08, 2017 | BY JEFF GILL and NICK BOWMAN jgill@gainesvilletimes.com, nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Nonprofit Challenged Child rebranded as Sisu

Challenged Child and Friends in Gainesville has changed its name, taking a Finnish word officials say better describes the program's mission as it serves children of all abilities and needs.

June 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Family hit by pickup truck awarded $11.5 million by Hall County jury

A family of three hit by a pickup truck in June 2013 at the Gainesville Wal-Mart were awarded $11.5 million in a personal injury lawsuit, one of the largest awards in the county's history.

June 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rotary honors public safety officials

More than a dozen law enforcement and public safety officials were honored Wednesday by the three rotary clubs of Gainesville and Hall County.

June 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Thrift store offers job skills for program residents

For the past 17 years, My Sister's Place in Gainesville has helped homeless women and children with shelter, meals, transportation needs, referrals and other services.

June 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Braselton coffee house looks to add liquor to menu

From seniors rolling up in their golf carts to teens on first date, there's something for everyone at Mocha Moe's in South Hall.

June 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Millie’s Drapery & Decorating hopes to reopen at old location, nearly a year after fire

Working in tight spaces for the past year, Millie's Drapery & Decorating hopes to be back at its old location off Cleveland Highway by mid-July.

June 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Company consolidating operations in Braselton

A shipping, packaging and industrial supplies distributor is planning to move operations to Braselton, employing up to 600 people within the next few years.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Canine flu cases popping up in Georgia

Multiple cases of canine flu are popping up in Georgia after a dog show in Perry last month.

June 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Rezoning OK’d for Oakwood housing development, but development plan not settled

Rezoning for a planned residential development off McEver Road was approved by Oakwood City Council Monday night, but proposed development plans are still up in ...

June 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Big Bear Cafe back open under new management

A big banner hanging from the front posts outside let everyone know that the landmark Big Bear Cafe is back serving its Southern-style country breakfast ...

June 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Student growth in Hall, Gainesville is mostly among Hispanics

With Hispanic students accounting for almost all increased local school enrollment over the past five years and the growing uncertainty over the future of immigration ...

June 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Authorities: Woman falsely reported rape at Dahlonega trail

A woman who told authorities she had been raped at the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega is now accused of falsely reporting the crime ...

June 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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