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Chestatee High student dies in ATV accident

A Chestatee High School rising junior died Sunday night in an ATV accident in South Georgia, Hall County school officials said Monday.

June 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hathcock to lead Martin elementary school

Ley Hathcock, who is a former engineer and has been with Hall County Schools since 2011, will be the interim principal at Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science.

June 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


McEver Road reconstruction in Oakwood underway, could finish by mid-July

Workers are busy rebuilding a 2-mile stretch of McEver Road in Oakwood, a long-awaited project for motorists who regularly travel the busy West Hall artery.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont special election proposed for Nov. 8

A Nov. 8 special election could be in the works to fill a vacant seat on the Clermont Town Council.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades to historic Roosevelt Square in Gainesville could start in June

Improvements to Gainesville's historic Roosevelt Square, including landscaping and the eventual placement of a monument to public safety workers, could start later this month.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Accessibility upgrades coming to Windcliff Apartments after settlement

Residents of Windcliff Apartments off Limestone Parkway in Gainesville might be surprised to learn the U.S. Department of Justice recently reached a settlement with the complex's property owners in a housing discrimination lawsuit.

June 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville woman recounts her husband's D-Day war stories

On June 6, 1944, an 18-year-old Bud Gowder of Gainesville jumped out of a plane to land on the beaches of Normandy. He missed slightly, landing in a tree.

June 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fraud creates delays in processing state tax returns

State income tax refunds may be delayed this year since returns are taking longer to process as a result of increased fraud, according to Commissioner Lynne Riley of the Georgia Department of Revenue.

June 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Affordable housing proposals polarizing in Hall County

Proposed affordable housing developments across Hall County have drawn opposition from several corners.

June 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Timbali Crafts connects Gainesville to Swaziland-made goods

A new store in downtown Gainesville is easily identifiable by the bright, colorful patterns of its products.

June 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group works to preserve affordable housing options for poor families

Karen Brackett and her 4-year-old daughter, Chloe, have finally moved out of the Atlanta Street public housing complex in Gainesville.

June 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Brooks Family Farm joins American Angus Association

Brooks Family Farm in Lula is a new member of the American Angus Association, a national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


John Jarrard Foundation lake concert held in spite of Saturday storms

Fans and volunteers worked diligently through wind and scattered showers Saturday to pull off the second annual John Jarrard Foundation Lake Show.

June 04, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Three Hall teachers to visit Tanzania for education trip

Three Hall County teachers will leave this week on a monthlong trip to Tanzania - providing lessons for students and learning about cultures in that part of the world.

June 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man killed in East Hall wreck Saturday

A Gainesville man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Saturday when his truck crossed the center line, struck an embankment for a private driveway and went airborne, authorities said.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Drones being used more often for commercial photos, video

The use of drones for commercial video and photos is on the rise, according to the National Association of Realtors.

June 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Many Hall residents seek an oasis in food deserts

In Lula, a family living in a remote farmhouse might have to drive more than 10 miles to get to the nearest grocery store.

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch city hall's size, location, cost concern some

They say you can't fight city hall. In Flowery Branch, at this point, you can't fight the new city hall.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Street slaying remains a mystery a year later

Rumors and theories swirl around the death of Phil Smith, a 55-year-old Atlanta Street man shot in the head last year that has caused "many ...

June 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cheers, shrugs greet Clinton’s milestone among local leaders

Hillary Clinton effectively claimed the Democratic presidential nomination last week after her victory over Bernie Sanders in the California primary, becoming the first woman to ...

June 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SLIDESHOW: Volunteers hammer away at a new habitat

Several employees of Wells Fargo volunteered their time Saturday to work on a Hall County Habitat for Humanity house at the Copper Glen subdivision in ...

June 11, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Battle of the Bands a showdown of sound under summer sun

Four groups of Georgia musicians took the stage at Lake Lanier Island's Sunset Cove on Saturday under the burning June sun and traded tuneful ...

June 11, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Three killed, four others hurt in South Hall traffic wreck

Three people were killed and four injured in a Saturday morning crash involving two vehicles in South Hall County.

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Urbach to speak at Lanier Tea Party Patriots meeting

Marc Alan Urbach will be speaking to the Lanier Tea Party Patriots group at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SCORE to offer free business workshop Tuesday

The SCORE office in Gainesville will offer a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for people interested in starting ...

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG Dahlonega to offer game design workshop

Students from fifth through 12th grades will learn the basics of coding for video games at a workshop June 20 at the University of North ...

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville embraces porous parking push to limit stormwater runoff

The cottage homes Frank Norton, president and CEO of The Norton Agency real estate firm in Gainesville, is building along Enota Avenue will include porous ...

June 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black retiring after 31 years

At age 50, Chad Black is looking at what path will come next after 31 years with Hall County Fire Services.

June 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 suspects sought in theft of $1,500 exotic plant

Two suspects stole a Cambodian good luck plant from an Oakwood package store, police said.

June 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




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