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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


Changes coming to state House districts in Hall County

The redrawing of two state House districts in Hall County could create a perception that boundaries are being manipulated for gain, but elected officials deny this.

June 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


3 firefighters file in suit against ladder truck company

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 22 training incident have filed lawsuits against the ladder truck manufacturer Sutphen in U.S. District Court, having incurred nearly $1 million in

June 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood City Cemetery to go digital

It's a creepy job, but somebody has to do it.

June 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville High School Principal LaCrisia Larkin retiring after 33 years

LaCrisia Larkin took her first teaching job at Gainesville High School 33 years ago, and she never left.

June 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Part of alleged shooter’s statements to police admissible

More than a minute of recorded statements by the accused shooter at the Atlanta Street Apartments will be inadmissible in court, according to a judge's order.

June 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School officials spend summer as industry interns

Some high school students seek help finding internships and jobs out of school.

June 10, 2015 | | Local


17-year-old cyclist dies after Monday wreck in Gainesville

A 17-year-old bicyclist died Tuesday night after being thrown from his bicycle in a collision the evening before, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


1 seriously injured in head-on wreck

A two-vehicle, head-on collision on Thompson Bridge Road on Wednesday morning sent both drivers to the hospital, one with serious injuries, according to authorities.

June 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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Hall County school board approves final 2016 budget

The Hall County school board approved its fiscal year 2016 budget at its meeting Monday night, including a slight increase in the millage rate.

June 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall officials looking at bigger budget plan

Hall County officials are now considering a $93.6 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, with two options on the table.

June 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search on for driver who struck pedestrian north of Cumming

June 22, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Teacher interns at UGA genetics lab this summer

Laurie Brown, a science teacher at World Language Academy in Flowery Branch, is spending her summer in someone else's science lab.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Another historic Lula building gets face-lift

Downtown Lula is getting another makeover, thanks in large part to an Atlanta native who has become endeared by the northeast Hall County city's past.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry helps at-risk teens

Like many kids her age, Carmela Villalobos wanted to do things her way or not at all.

June 21, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Participation at Hall County health care clinic strong

Turnout at the Hall County Government Family Health Center, which serves county employees, has been strong in the first five months of operation, according to county officials, and plans are in the works to generate more interest and participation.

June 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Teens learn about poverty, hunger during summer program

Two teenagers walked out of a home in Tower Heights Apartments and wiped tears from their eyes.

June 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoschton woman’s death included in HBO documentary

A Hoschton woman found dead inside her home will be included in an HBO documentary on gun deaths airing Monday night.

June 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Business leader Gus Whalen dies

Whether it was on the playground in sixth grade, at a barber shop or in the business community, Gus Whalen had a way of making an impression.

June 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Atlanta Street and the front lines of poverty, crime

The signs are everywhere around Peppers Market, at the corner of Atlanta Street and EE Butler Parkway in Gainesville.

June 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia State Championship races through Lula

Competitive bicyclists descended on Lula Saturday for The Georgia State Championship Road Race.

June 20, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Gainesville man charged with trafficking $40K worth of meth

Officials with Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested a 27-year-old Gainesville man Friday following an investigation involving more than 400 grams of methamphetamine.

June 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Junior League has more room to feed the future

All good things need room to grow.

June 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall OKs safety improvements on Union Church Road

Safety improvements on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County could take place within the next year.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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