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Habitat for Humanity of Hall County moves forward with development of new subdivison

Hall County has allocated $45,000 to finish paving Baker Road, which juts off Candler Road.

June 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau dean appointed to Professional Standards Commission

Brenau University's Sandra Leslie, dean of the College of Education, was recently appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Professional Standards Commission.

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lee Hawkins appointed as vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee

The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments has named State Representative Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, as the vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee.

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Large search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man who was last seen June 6.

June 12, 2015 | Dawson Community News | Local


Ask The Times: Armadillos slowly migrating their way farther north

I was driving down Thompson Bridge Road near the Social Security Office and noticed a dead armadillo in the center turn lane. I was surprised to see one this far north. Is this something new or have they been here and I just have missed them?

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gunman robs downtown Dawsonville hair salon

June 12, 2015 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Hall County officials weigh tax increase

Commercial property owners are bracing for the financial burden of reassessments on land and building values this year as Hall County officials weigh the option of a tax increase.

June 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local initiatives target summer learning loss

While many children spend their summer home with their families, some of them also spend that time losing the education they received the year before.

June 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


BB&T employees offer help to Randy and Friends

The Rooster's Perch is getting a face-lift thanks to BB&T's Lighthouse Project.

June 11, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gas prices going higher, but still lower than 2014

The cost of gasoline has been on the rise for several weeks now, with regular unleaded prices inching past the $2.50 mark. On the plus side, drivers are currently paying some of the lowest summer rates since 2009.

June 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Interim Gainesville city manager approved by council

The Gainesville City Council on Thursday morning formally approved the interim city manager to replace outgoing Kip Padgett.

June 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with DUI, giving false name to officer

A Murrayville man had numerous people come to his aid Thursday afternoon after flipping his red Nissan pickup truck on its side while allegedly driving drunk in Clermont, authorities said.

June 11, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall moves forward with scrapping Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to disband the Civil Service Board, which hears and decides disciplinary appeals brought by terminated or demoted employees, in favor of a single administrative hearing officer.

June 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two crashes shut down I-985 Thursday morning

The southbound side of I-985 was shut down Thursday morning due to two separate crashes, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Head-on collision leaves 3 in critical condition in Dawson County

A head-on collision just after noon on Thursday left three Dawson County residents, including an elderly couple, in critical condition.

June 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Dump the Pump Day promotes local public transportation

Gainesville participated in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday to promote public transportation as gas prices climb over the summer months.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves budget, tax increase

Flowery Branch leaders approved next year's budget along with a tax increase at Thursday's meeting, but it wasn't without some dissonance.

June 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Charleston shooting latest incident in ‘history with hate violence’

A church shooting in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine, didn't come as a surprise to the Rev. Rose Johnson.

June 18, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall officials split on budget options, others undecided

The two budget scenarios Hall County officials are considering for the 2016 fiscal year boil down to whether to approve a tax increase or use additional reserve funds to balance the spending plan.

June 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plaintiffs in Chestatee prayer case may proceed anonymously

A U.S. District Judge granted the American Humanist Association's motion Tuesday to allow the three plaintiffs in the Chestatee High School prayer case to stay anonymous.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


With changes to alcohol regulations, what’s next for Gainesville?

For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.

June 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: North Hall student indicted in alleged bomb threat

A North Hall High School senior was indicted on June 11 for his alleged threat at the school in February.

June 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Sugar Hill Elementary educates, entertains during summer school

At Sugar Hill Elementary School, summer school is more than remedial classes. It also includes hands-on workshops with Home Depot, lessons from historical re-enactors and visits from the Hall County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.

June 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cook Out coming to Oakwood

Cook Out Restaurants is expanding in Hall County, adding an Oakwood location that also will serve as a regional payroll operation.

June 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chick-fil-A opens to large crowds

Opening day at the relocated Chick-fil-A on Dawsonville Highway was met with an overwhelming response Wednesday.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Speed likely a factor’ in motorcycle wreck

After flipping her motorcycle in a high speed crash on Browns Bridge Wednesday, a motorcyclist was transported via ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville.

June 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school officials, stakeholders discuss strengths, weaknesses

Gainesville parents, school officials, principals and administrators old and new met in the choir room at the Gainesville High School Performing Arts Center, pulling their chairs into a circle to discuss what's going on in city schools.

June 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves pay study, raises for current employees

On average, employees of the city of Gainesville earn 7.7 percent less for entry level pay than their counterparts elsewhere in the state, and 2.1 percent below market at the middle of each pay grade, according to the results of a new study released Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work could start next spring on U.S. 129 widening

If funding is in place, the U.S. 129/Athens Highway widening project in East Hall could go out for bids later this year, with work starting next spring.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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