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Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge to be closed starting Monday

Georgia DOT announces a detour will close the Ga. Highway 284/Clarks Bridge Road Bridge over Lake Lanier for a maximum of 10 days beginning Monday.

June 13, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Times’ foster care series wins first place award

The Times took home a first-place Associated Press award for public service for its October series "Broken Bonds," highlighting the foster care crisis in Hall County, and a best portfolio award for images by Times photographer Scott Rogers.

June 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Councilwoman Figueras will not seek re-election

Gainesville Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras announced that she will not seek re-election this fall during a community meeting Saturday morning.

June 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Feds keeping road plans up in air

An eight-month extension here and two-month extension there in federal transportation funding isn't doing much for Georgia Department of Transportation's road plans.

June 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Support group for former inmates starts in Gainesville

A light went off in the head of Melvin Hall three weeks before leaving prison.

June 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


After 43 years, iconic deli going to new owners

At first glance, an Inn-Between sandwich is quite simple. There's a thick layer of mayonnaise, a pickle cut longways, meat, cheese and bread.

June 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Habitat for Humanity of Hall County moves forward with development of new subdivison

Hall County has allocated $45,000 to finish paving Baker Road, which juts off Candler Road.

June 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau dean appointed to Professional Standards Commission

Brenau University's Sandra Leslie, dean of the College of Education, was recently appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Professional Standards Commission.

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lee Hawkins appointed as vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee

The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments has named State Representative Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, as the vice chairman of the House Health & Human Services Committee.

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Large search continues for missing Dawsonville man

A large scale search of the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is underway as authorities from multiple agencies look for a Dawsonville man who was last seen June 6.

June 12, 2015 | Dawson Community News | Local


Ask The Times: Armadillos slowly migrating their way farther north

I was driving down Thompson Bridge Road near the Social Security Office and noticed a dead armadillo in the center turn lane. I was surprised to see one this far north. Is this something new or have they been here and I just have missed them?

June 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gunman robs downtown Dawsonville hair salon

June 12, 2015 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Hall County officials weigh tax increase

Commercial property owners are bracing for the financial burden of reassessments on land and building values this year as Hall County officials weigh the option of a tax increase.

June 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local initiatives target summer learning loss

While many children spend their summer home with their families, some of them also spend that time losing the education they received the year before.

June 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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


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Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hobby Lobby coming to Gainesville

Hobby Lobby is set to open a new store in Gainesville. Construction has begun on the 55,000-square-foot building at 1146 Dawsonville Highway NW near Ahaluna Drive in North Lake Square.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Reports of rabid coyote in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is warning the public about a possible rabid coyote.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Charitable fund set up in honor of Gus Whalen

A fund has been set up in memory of business and civic leader Gus Whalen, who died Sunday.

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local AME church hosts vigil for Charleston shooting victims

While the destructive actions of one person can upset a nation, local residents sought to show that the unifying action of prayer is a more powerful force than any individual.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Flowery Branch approves zoning for fireworks sales

Flowery Branch City Council members approved an ordinance Wednesday clarifying where certain fireworks sales establishments can hold business, but it wasn't without some reluctance.

June 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


North Forsyth woman arrested for Sunday’s hit-and-run incident

June 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students in summer class at UNG for high school credit

While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Elderly man in electric scooter, others arrested in alleged Wal-Mart TV theft

An elderly man on an electric scooter allegedly aided two other suspects in stealing a 50-inch flat screen television from Wal-Mart early Monday, Oakwood Police said.

June 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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