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Brenau University holds its 138th Commencement ceremony

Brenau University held its 138th Commencement ceremony Friday for the Women's College at Pearce Auditorium in Gainesville. The university conferred 125 diplomas on new graduates of the 139-year-old Women's College. The Women's College class of 2017 comprises 49 candidates for Bachelors of Science, 34 candidates for Bachelors of Arts, 23 candidates for Bachelors of Science in Nursing, 10 candidates for Bachelors of Business Administration and nine candidates for Bachelors of Fine Arts. Between Friday night's commencement and Saturday's, Brenau plans to recognize about 404 students in the 2017 commencement ceremonies, including 217 undergraduates and 187 ...

May 06, 2017 | | Local


Four people displaced, no one hurt, after South Hall house fire

An adult and three children were displaced after a fire Friday night on Old Orr Road in South Hall.

May 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Elder Motes found guilty on 4 counts in dog slaying case

Two days after his son was acquitted of all charges, a Hall County jury found Dewayne Steven Motes guilty on four of the six same charges against him in a July 2015 case that resulted in the shooting death of another man's dog.

May 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Strip shopping center gets Flowery Branch’s first annexation OK

A South Hall strip shopping center got the Flowery Branch City Council's first OK for annexation into the city Thursday.

May 05, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Jury to deliberate today in second dog shooting trial

A jury will deliberate this morning on the second defendant in an animal cruelty case, two days after another defendant was acquitted, according to court officials.

May 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: 3 arrested part of group trafficking $100K of heroin

After multiple overdose incidents in Northeast Georgia counties, drug enforcement officials made three arrests from a group allegedly "responsible for trafficking pounds of heroin valued at nearly $100,000."

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with child molestation

A Gainesville man is accused of molesting a girl under the age of 10, according to authorities.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Faithful fill downtown Gainesville square on National Day of Prayer

People of faith huddled at the downtown square and beseeched God's mercy and grace on this nation, state and Gainesville community during the national Day of Prayer on Thursday.

May 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Don Carter State Park now safe for swimming

The swimming restriction has been lifted for Don Carter State Park.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Recent rain can’t break drought

Restrictions on outdoor water use remain in effect despite recent rains as North Georgia remains in a severe drought.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Residents greet Gainesville projects with optimism

Allen Buck is optimistic about the future.

May 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Maysville man charged with rape of girl

A Maysville man is accused of raping and molesting a girl under the age of 10, according to authorities.

May 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Fan giveaway for seniors starts Friday

The "Beat the Heat" summer fan program sponsored by the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center officially begins Friday.

May 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


22 tons of litter collected in clean-up around Hall

The Hall County landfill collected nearly 22 tons of litter picked up as a part of Keep Hall Beautiful's Team Up to Clean Up event, which concluded Monday.

May 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Officials say delay in nutrition implementations helpful to school districts

Nutrition directors in Hall County and Gainesville school districts said a proclamation by newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue slowing the pace of upcoming regulations designed to make school meals more nutritious will help schools eventually be able to meet the requirements.

May 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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Number of snakebites rising in North Georgia

Half of Georgia's 55 hospital-reported snakebites this year have been in metro Atlanta and North Georgia.

May 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds law on terroristic threats after challenge from Hall student

A law on terroristic threats has been upheld by the Georgia Supreme Court after a challenge from a Hall County student accused of threatening a ...

May 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Home-schooled senior builds on musical talents

Savannah Cantrell has been home-schooled her entire life.

May 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Riverside graduate aims for career in logistics

Derek Ferguson's next step in his education will allow him to chase two of his passions: lacrosse and a career in logistics.

May 15, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Library shelves downtown expansion plans until 2018

Plans to expand Hall County's downtown Gainesville library branch are being shelved for another year.

May 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


UNG’s Gainesville campus expected to see 4-6 percent growth in fall

DAHLONEGA - Officials are expecting a 4 to 6 percent enrollment increase this fall at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, solidifying the all-commuter ...

May 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Continuous flow’ intersection set to open Monday night in Dawson County

Dawson County motorists will see a big change in traffic flow at one of the area's busiest intersections, starting Monday night.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials look at options for joining 2 area trail systems

Gainesville is hoping to study how best to connect two major trail systems now separated by a major four-lane road, Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Workers offer advice on 10 fastest-growing jobs in Northeast Georgia

Whether they have decided to continue their education or are going directly into the job market, high school students in the class of 2017 are ...

May 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall party faithful dive back into Atlanta race

After a post-primary slowdown, Hall County politicos are preparing for another dive into Georgia's 6th District House race - and they're learning lessons to ...

May 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Police, clergy, medical leaders team up to tackle opioid crisis in Hall

The day Dallas Gay's grandson died of an overdose, no one in the house had the antidote that could have saved his life. People ...

May 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mother of quadruplets says work is hard but ‘comes naturally’

As a child, Julie Davidson loved caring for the younger ones at church.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three receive honorary Gainesville High diplomas

In the past, Heyward Gnann, David Shumake and J.D. Smith each served Gainesville High School as a teacher, principal and parent.

May 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville teen gets dirt bike from Make-A-Wish Georgia

After Eli Ligon was diagnosed with cancer, his outlook on life changed.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Crafts, candy and even slime among offerings at Lula Days

For four women, the Lula Days Festival was their starting point.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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