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Flowery Branch City Council gives first OK to dropping tax rate

If Flowery Branch residents see a hike in their property tax bills, it won't be because of the city's tax rate.

June 02, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Rezoning for senior housing development gets Flowery Branch OK

A 60-unit affordable housing project geared to residents 55 and older is a step closer to development in Flowery Branch.

June 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two from Hall get Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships

Two students from Hall County have received Woodrow Wilson teaching fellowships to pursue master's degrees before teaching in the state for at least three years.

June 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Students engage fight against drug overdoses

Equipping school campuses with medication that can save drug overdose victims has become a priority in the local fight against heroin and prescription painkiller abuse.

June 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lightning claims Big Oak Farm’s 200-year-old tree

Lightning struck, and Larry Nix started down the hallway. The lights and television went out, but the biggest shock still awaited the longtime Hall County resident.

June 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Candle started Wednesday fire in Oakwood

A candle started a fire Wednesday morning in Oakwood, according to Hall County Fire Services.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Slideshow: Hot air balloons rise above Helen

June 02, 2016 | Scott Rogers | Local


Man charged with arson in Memorial Day fire that burned woman

A man has been charged with arson and aggravated battery in a Memorial Day fire that injured a 56-year-old woman.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 townhome units damaged in fire caused by lightning

A lightning strike caused a fire early this morning in Oakwood, according to Hall County Fire Services.

June 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


National collegiate rowing competition brings thousands to Gainesville

While many spent Memorial Day weekend lounging by the pool or barbecuing with friends, thousands in Gainesville spent the weekend at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

June 02, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hoffman Senior Living offering quality home-like setting

John and Amy Hoffman have been working in the patient care field for years.

June 02, 2016 | LeAnne Akin Times Regional Staff | Local


Hundreds of missing test results hold up final grades for some in Hall

Some Hall County high school students don't have final grades because the end-of-course exams that are 20 percent of their grades are not back from the state Department of Education.

June 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State Court moves forward with charges against comedian Katt Williams

Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard formally charged comedian Katt Williams last month for alleged incidents earlier this year in Gainesville.

June 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Public input needed for comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the process.

June 01, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local schools’ character measured in star ratings released by state

Most local schools received a four-star rating for the quality and character of school life, according to data released today by the state Department of Education.

June 01, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic Dahlonega building nearing demolition

The fate of the historic Jeremiah Payne House, also known as the Parks Clothing building, in downtown Dahlonega is slowly getting etched in stone.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of 3 kids killed in wreck: ‘Remember them as who they were’

Teresa Arriaga will remember the way her 16-year-old cousin Luis Carmona-Zepeda got $80 for his birthday and didn't use it for himself. He spent ...

June 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Man charged with impersonating Atlanta police officer

A Winder man is accused of impersonating an Atlanta police officer in May when pulled over in Oakwood, according to police.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board leader explains meeting where Enota decision was made

Gainesville's Board of Education discussed the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy building project at a June 2 called meeting because "new information from the faculty ...

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau thanks supporters for strong year

Lake Lanier is the biggest tourist attraction for Hall County and much of North Georgia, and it takes a team to manage visitors to it ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Veterans recall service on Flag Day

Camaraderie and pulling together as a unit to get the job done were cited by veterans as dominant experiences of their time in the military.

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities ID man killed in boating incident Sunday on Lake Lanier

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials identified a Maryland man killed in a boating incident Sunday evening on Lake Lanier.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents wonder about future of Church Street Manor

Residents of Church Street Manor in Gainesville have received the notice before.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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