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Family, friends mourn longtime veterans advocate’s death

Like the soldier he was in Vietnam, James Gilmer fought his way through a lung-scarring disease that robbed him of breath.

August 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father of missing girl faces multiple charges

The father of a Hall County 12-year-old who was missing for a week and a half faces multiple felony charges.

August 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Norton trying to start affordable rental trend with cottages

"Hold on, I'm walking into my office now," Frank Norton Jr., president and CEO of The Norton Agency real estate firm in Gainesville, said over the phone last Friday.

August 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating shooting death in Flowery Branch

A 39-year-old lifelong Hall County resident was found shot to death Saturday night at a Flowery Branch house.

August 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Missing Hall County 12-year-old found safe

A missing Hall County 12-year-old was found safe in Spalding County on Sunday, authorities said.

August 07, 2016 | | Local


Authorities ID man they're searching for in Lake Lanier, boat driver faces BUI charge

Search efforts continued Sunday for a 23-year-old Florida man missing in Lake Lanier, officials said.

August 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Domestic violence shelter demand rises in recent years

Leaving an abusive relationship is risky.

August 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


The graying of Hall County: Senior-oriented communities starting to boom as population ages

The freshly painted hallways and common areas with views of Lake Lanier are quiet for now.

August 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax revenue losses from senior exemption worry Hall school leaders

The value of property exempt from Hall County school taxes has increased 259 percent in the past decade while the overall value of property in the tax digest prepared for the school system has increased by only 11 percent in the same time.

August 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Few in Hall take advantage of free summer food programs

About 1 in every 4 Georgia children doesn't know where their next meal is coming from.

August 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Businesses, organizations unite for back-to-school initiatives

With both Gainesville and Hall County schools starting fall classes last week, several businesses and organizations in the community wanted to ensure students have all they need for the year.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Junior College founding president Hugh Mills remembered for dedication to education

Hugh M. Mills Jr. is remembered as a key pioneer in higher education following his death Thursday at age 93.

August 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Memories of 1996: Celebration marks 20th anniversary of Atlanta Games, Rio Olympics opening

Some 20 years ago, International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch put his arm around then Gainesville Mayor George Wangemann at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

August 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Students attend first day of Early College at Jones

Students filed into a room full of red lounge chairs, cushioned ottomans and high top chairs against counters Friday morning at the new Early College at Jones campus.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lyman Hall class of ‘55 celebrates impromptu reunion

A roomful of old friends catch up, look at yearbooks and talk about the memories they share.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at ...

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water ...

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities seek to ID wireless store robbery suspect

Authorities are seeking help in identifying a man suspected in a robbery at A Wireless in the 4700 block of Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman with flesh-eating bacteria suing Northeast Georgia Health System

Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System is accused of medical malpractice in a lawsuit involving a Gwinnett County woman who suffered amputations as part of her ...

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lekotek Gainesville location to serve more families of children with disabilities

A little boy named Camden sat on the floor in front of a computer game. He watched and laughed as a character in the game ...

August 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia's university system chancellor retiring; Wrigley named interim

The leader of Georgia's university system announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year, closing a term of more than ...

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New traffic signal up at Spout Springs and Sterling on the Lake

With the new school year starting, the timing is right on a newly installed traffic light on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake ...

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch names new planning director

Flowery Branch has a new community development and planning director.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 die, 2 others sent to hospital after I-85 wreck

A single-vehicle wreck on I-85 Wednesday morning killed two people and sent two others to the hospital with serious injuries, the Georgia State Patrol said ...

August 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota plans up for discussion again at school board retreat

Plans for the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will be discussed Saturday as part of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education retreat.

August 10, 2016 | By Clark Leonard and Ron Bridgeman news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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