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Johnson opens sensory garden for youngsters

A lady bug tire and a frog tire help youngsters learn about senses at the new "sensory garden" at Johnson High School.

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State Patrol: No drugs, alcohol suspected in crash that killed 4 UGA students

No one was believed to be impaired in a fatal wreck Wednesday involving five University of Georgia students and a Demorest woman, according to Georgia State Patrol.

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Search continues Tuesday for missing Snellville man at Lake Lanier

Law enforcement suspended the search again at 6 p.m. Monday for a Snellville boater missing since Saturday.

May 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Burn ban now in effect for Hall County

An open burning ban is now in effect for 54 Georgia counties, including Hall, and the Gainesville Fire Department is warning against illegal fires this summer season.

May 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Test results coming out Tuesday are a bit like school’s ‘report card’

The College and Career Ready Performance Index scores are a bit "like a kid coming home with a report card" for school districts, Kevin Bales, director of middle and secondary education for Hall County, said Monday.

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Developer wants to bring housing, retail, man-made river to South Hall

A Peachtree City developer hopes to bring a 508-acre waterfront development featuring homes, restaurants and offices to a now largely undeveloped section of South Hall.

May 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat for Humanity invites women to help build in May

Building Director Tim Williams called out safety instructions to dozens of volunteers Monday morning from his perch on a muddy mound adjacent to a home under construction.

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal has until end of Tuesday to decide whether to veto ‘campus carry’ legislation

Gov. Nathan Deal acknowledged Monday morning during a budget signing ceremony in Hall County that Georgians are anxiously awaiting his decision on whether to veto a bill passed in the General Assembly this year that lifts a weapons ban on the state's public college campuses.

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal touts Lanier Tech expansion in signing state budget

Gov. Nathan Deal flew into Hall County by helicopter Monday morning to sign the $23.7 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year, which begins July 1, landing at the site where Lanier Technical College will relocate in the coming years.

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County wins suit over sidewalk construction

Hall County government has won a summary judgment lawsuit against Selective Insurance Company of America Inc. for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction in three subdivisions - Grandview Estates, Ellison Farm Estates and Flat Stone Overlook.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Cherie Michals applied the facial cream, and Metochantee Turner was happy to receive it.

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnson High students, faculty show support for Maddie Williams, who has rare brain cancer

Maddie Williams had a headache for a few weeks before she woke one morning vomiting.

May 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Given its gang history, Lenox Park's identity uncertain following significant drug ‘cartel’ bust

With Joe Amerling's blinker flashing toward the black-and-gold Lenox Park sign at the subdivision entrance, any drug dealer knows that entrance is also the only way out.

May 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Primary ballot questions are self-fulfilling, nonbinding

School vouchers have long been a policy prize for Republicans, and now the proposal is getting new life on the May 24 primary ballot.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buildings and costs on the rise together in Hall County

The first sign that new residential and commercial development in an area is strong shows when construction costs begin to rise.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Data puts parts of Gainesville at top threat level for lead poisoning

The painters are brushing up as Melvean Strickland looks over the renovation of her family's home in the historic Newtown neighborhood of Gainesville.

May 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ducks zoom across Lanier to deliver rich prize

All it took was two ducks and 10 bucks.

May 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


VIDEO: Lawman hauls a heavy load at Sheriff's Office job fair

Heavy-lifting Sgt. Greg Cochran with the Hall County Sheriff's office is back at it again, performing feats of almost superhuman strength for a crowd ...

May 14, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch students join others to create apps

Flowery Branch High School students, and three other schools, combined technology and compassion in an online project, "Mad about Mattering," seeking to "change the world ...

May 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville judge to speak at Vatican summit

A U.S. District Court judge from Gainesville will join a selection of other judges to speak at the Vatican for a summit on human ...

May 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cancer survivors, supporters march toward a cure in annual Relay for Life fundraiser

It's touched thousands of people in Hall County alone.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lane closures set next week on Spout Springs at I-985

Lane closures are expected through next week on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch between the Interstate 985 southbound and northbound ramps, the Georgia Department ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Woman charged with ramming another car, injuring driver

A Gainesville woman is accused of ramming her car into another woman's car until it struck a power pole, police said.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials react to Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms in schools

Local officials were among those at public schools nationwide who received an Obama administration directive Friday saying they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Sardis principal buzzes hair to celebrate students for meeting reading goals

A raucous roar of cheering, stamping and squealing poured out of the Sardis Enrichment School gymnasium Friday morning.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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