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August 02, 2016 | | Local


1996 Olympic volunteers attending Rio-flavored event can take part in parade

Volunteers of the 1996 Olympics attending a celebration Friday at Lake Lanier Olympic Park in Gainesville are invited to take part in a procession at the event.

August 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McKibbon hosts final BLT Luncheon, car show

Homegrown tomatoes, crispy bacon, crunchy lettuce and a smear of Duke's mayonnaise on white bread have brought together hundreds of Gainesville business leaders for 20 years.

August 02, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Employers help Chestatee teachers learn how to prepare students for workplace

Chestatee High School teachers heard a panel of people talk about "the 'blank" that follows "what's next?'" Monday as pre-planning days for the 2016-17 school year started.

August 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Postal service offers global business seminar Aug. 9

The United States Postal Service will host a meeting about the Made In Rural America Export and Investment Initiative on Aug. 9 at Brenau University, 340 Green St.

August 02, 2016 | | Local


Clermont special election qualifying ends Wednesday

Clermont residents have one more day to qualify for a vacant seat on the Clermont Town Council.

August 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Three Gainesville teens charged in armed robbery

Three Gainesville teens were charged in an alleged armed robbery Monday near West Academy, police said.

August 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Former Hall commission candidate Troy Phillips shot, killed wife, himself

Authorities said Tuesday they believe former Hall County commission candidate Troy Phillips, 45, fatally shot his wife, Heather Phillips, 42, last week before killing himself.

August 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Water wars’ trial moved to Maine from Washington, D.C.

Instead of having to take a plane, Ralph Lancaster now can just walk the half-mile from his office to the courthouse.

August 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Missing girl ‘at risk’ with father, his girlfriend

Authorities believe a missing 12-year-old from Hall County is with her biological father and his girlfriend and that she is "at risk."

August 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County to test severe weather warning system Wednesday

At approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday, Hall County Central Communications/E911 will conduct an audible test of the severe weather warning system. This will only be a test. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes.

August 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Barrow County News sold to Mainstreet Newspapers

The Barrow County News, the oldest continually operating business in Barrow County, has been acquired by Mainstreet Newspapers Inc. of Jefferson and will be merged with the Barrow Journal to become a single newspaper and website serving the people of Barrow County.

August 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Road to Rio: Jenny Arthur's family members have eyes on their Olympian

Growing up in a house of 10, "there was never a dull moment," or at least that's how Jenny Arthur remembers it.

August 01, 2016 | Zack Myers | Local


Local Latinos embrace technology to track police roadblocks

Latino immigrants have embraced new Spanish-language mobile technologies that track police roadblocks in an effort to limit interaction with law enforcement.

August 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall school’s tech ‘architect’ learns as he grows with system

Jay Smith, the "innovation architect" for Hall County schools' technology department, said "it's all been self-taught."

August 01, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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DEA ruling on marijuana frustrates activists

Better count Hall County resident Katie Harrison among the millions of Americans stung by the Drug Enforcement Administration's decision on Thursday to keep marijuana ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Night of Awareness set for Saturday at First Baptist

Proceeds from a Saturday night barbecue dinner at First Baptist Church will benefit local programs that help hungry children and women recovering from sex trafficking.

August 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in critical condition after assault under Queen City bridge

Gainesville Police are investigating an assault Wednesday night on a man under the Queen City Parkway bridge.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Cleveland man's death as homicide

Authorities are investigating a Cleveland man's death as a homicide after his body was discovered at his home.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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