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McEver Road reconstruction in Oakwood underway, could finish by mid-July

Workers are busy rebuilding a 2-mile stretch of McEver Road in Oakwood, a long-awaited project for motorists who regularly travel the busy West Hall artery.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont special election proposed for Nov. 8

A Nov. 8 special election could be in the works to fill a vacant seat on the Clermont Town Council.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades to historic Roosevelt Square in Gainesville could start in June

Improvements to Gainesville's historic Roosevelt Square, including landscaping and the eventual placement of a monument to public safety workers, could start later this month.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Accessibility upgrades coming to Windcliff Apartments after settlement

Residents of Windcliff Apartments off Limestone Parkway in Gainesville might be surprised to learn the U.S. Department of Justice recently reached a settlement with the complex's property owners in a housing discrimination lawsuit.

June 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville woman recounts her husband's D-Day war stories

On June 6, 1944, an 18-year-old Bud Gowder of Gainesville jumped out of a plane to land on the beaches of Normandy. He missed slightly, landing in a tree.

June 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fraud creates delays in processing state tax returns

State income tax refunds may be delayed this year since returns are taking longer to process as a result of increased fraud, according to Commissioner Lynne Riley of the Georgia Department of Revenue.

June 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Affordable housing proposals polarizing in Hall County

Proposed affordable housing developments across Hall County have drawn opposition from several corners.

June 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Timbali Crafts connects Gainesville to Swaziland-made goods

A new store in downtown Gainesville is easily identifiable by the bright, colorful patterns of its products.

June 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group works to preserve affordable housing options for poor families

Karen Brackett and her 4-year-old daughter, Chloe, have finally moved out of the Atlanta Street public housing complex in Gainesville.

June 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Brooks Family Farm joins American Angus Association

Brooks Family Farm in Lula is a new member of the American Angus Association, a national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


John Jarrard Foundation lake concert held in spite of Saturday storms

Fans and volunteers worked diligently through wind and scattered showers Saturday to pull off the second annual John Jarrard Foundation Lake Show.

June 04, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Three Hall teachers to visit Tanzania for education trip

Three Hall County teachers will leave this week on a monthlong trip to Tanzania - providing lessons for students and learning about cultures in that part of the world.

June 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man killed in East Hall wreck Saturday

A Gainesville man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Saturday when his truck crossed the center line, struck an embankment for a private driveway and went airborne, authorities said.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Dealerships handle air bag recall as shipments roll in

As millions of vehicles are added to air bag recall lists, dealerships along the Gainesville automotive corridor look to find ways to handle the replacements.

June 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation seeking grant requests

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded through its Community Impact Fund.

June 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Man indicted on rape charge from 2013 case

A 61-year-old man was indicted this month on a charge of rape from 2013, according to authorities.

June 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local






Williams is new Brenau dean of College of Education

Eugene Williams, who has been a Brenau University professor since 2008, has been named dean of the College of Education.

June 17, 2016 | | Local


Hospital’s garden is latest stop for visitor studying nature’s health benefits

The truth of grandma's sayings about the benefits of gardening and nature was a subject for conversation Thursday in Anne's Garden at the ...

June 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County plans worker raises, no tax increase in 2017 budget

Employee pay raises are at the fore of a $97 million spending plan Hall County officials are considering for the 2017 fiscal year.

June 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stalled Flowery Branch subdivision to rise from the weeds

An Arizona-based developer got the green light Thursday to get bulldozers moving again on a 53-acre Flowery Branch subdivision that had been killed by the ...

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs craftsman-style cottages on Mulberry Street

Up to five craftsman-style cottages planned along Mulberry Street, a heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway, got Flowery Branch City Council's approval Thursday night.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools bookmobile facilitates summer reading

It's not unusual to see a school bus parked outside Sugar Hill Academy of Talent and Career, but the bus stopped there Thursday morning ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man killed in North Hall wreck Thursday morning

A Gainesville man died after a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in North Hall, according to authorities.

June 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoulder work slows I-985 South on Thursday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 985 slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew performed shoulder work.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


LGBT community, reeling from Orlando attack, comes together in solidarity

The shock and sorrow is still coursing through Jason Hewett's veins.

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


HUD changing rental assistance calculation for low-income residents

More than 2 million American households rely on a federally subsidized voucher program to afford their rent, according to the U.S. Department of Housing ...

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$2.4 million verdict in pastor shooting case affirmed by appeals court

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the $2.4 million judgment awarded to a Hall County woman who sued law enforcement officers ...

June 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Evening at Olympic Park to celebrate 20 years since Olympics on Lake Lanier

The world's greatest athletic competition came to Georgia 20 years ago, and many in Gainesville still remember the events.

June 15, 2016 | | Local


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