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Students showcase knowledge at reading bowl

A heated competition across the state starts with children picking up a new book.

January 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools prepare for winter weather

Getting children safely to school is difficult in cold weather, with or without snowfall.

January 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Gainesville City Council denies Lake Knickerbocker housing request

Gainesville City Council rejected a couple's request Tuesday to change an original zoning to allow a fourth residential lot on Lake Knickerbocker, a high-end neighborhood off the Chattahoochee Golf Club.

January 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire displaces seven in Buford

Seven people were displaced by a fire this evening in the 200 block of South Street NE in Buford, according to Gwinnett County fire officials.

January 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville, Dawsonville Krogers raise more than $42,500 to fight hunger

More than $40,000 was contributed to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger campaign between the Krogers in Gainesville and Dawsonville, with another $2,500 going to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

January 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


One shot during dispute over money in northeast Forsyth

January 06, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Authorities searching for missing Buford man

A Buford man has been reported missing, according to Gwinnett County authorities.

January 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to swear in police chief tonight

Carol Martin will take the oath of office as Gainesville's full-time police chief tonight when the City Council meets. Martin has been the interim police chief since late August.

January 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula completes its downtown ‘streetscaping’

The city of Lula in northeastern Hall County has completed its downtown "streetscape" project.

January 05, 2015 | | Local


Attorney says jealousy should have played larger role in murder trial

ATLANTA - Whether jealous rage should have played more of a role at a Gainesville man's 2010 murder trial was argued Monday by attorneys before the Georgia Supreme Court.

January 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission chairman stresses planning to deal with growth

"This county's getting ready to go," Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Mecum said Monday night. "Whether you're ready or not."

January 05, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


S. Hall subdivision moving ahead with fewer homes

Plans to develop an 89-lot subdivision spanning the Hall and Gwinnett county line have been scaled back after a Winder-based developer met with local residents seeking to reduce the project's density.

January 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Outdoor education, other courses proposed for Gainesville High

Gainesville High School courses next year could include advanced outdoor education, masonry and a reading and writing support class.

January 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall officials waver on choosing new credit card vendor

The Hall County Board of Commissioners might delay a vote this week on whether to hire a new vendor to handle processing of credit and debit card payments.

January 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Lanier Islands in talks to draw second hotel

Lanier Islands is hoping to draw a second hotel to the South Hall County resort within 18 months, sales director Mike DiLeone said Tuesday.

January 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


MLK Day renews spirit of activism

'I go to the movie and I go downtown

January 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall County Commissioners to discuss SPLOST, Gateway Centre

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution this week to formally approve a special purpose local option sales tax voter referendum.

January 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville couple discovers decapitated animal on Leach Road

It was the usual Monday morning drive to work on Jan. 12 for Alice Brock down Leach Road, when something caught her eye that made her turn around.

January 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Economic Outlook Breakfast Jan. 27 at Forsyth Conference Center

Ticket sales have begun for one of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce's most popular annual events.

January 19, 2015 | | Local


Area pastor Stephen Samuel says Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for justice was from God

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made a call for justice that can be heard across generations.

January 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Car break-in foils proposal for Gainesville couple

Jonathan Cochran had planned last Friday night over the last few months.

January 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Solicitor-General Woodard named to family violence commission

Hall County Solicitor-General Stephanie D. Woodard has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal as a new member of the state Commission on Family Violence.

January 19, 2015 | | Local


Georgia denies Florida's allegations in water wars lawsuit

Georgia denies that Florida's Apalachicola region is "suffering serious harm" because of Georgia's increasing storage and consumption of water from the Chattahoochee and Flint river basins, according to a document filed in the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community activism group undergoes change in leadership

Now, if she wants, Faye Bush doesn't have to walk across the street to work anymore.

January 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: UNG selects chief research officer

The University of North Georgia has a new head of research and engagement.

January 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia infant mortality rate higher than national average

The Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel report on 2013 deaths found the state has an above-average infant mortality rate.

January 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula councilwoman Vicky Chambers still in ICU as City Council looks ahead

Lula City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, as of Sunday night, is still in the intensive care unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

January 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Gainesville's downtown square bigger draw than ever

While it's no secret the downtown square is Gainesville's centerpiece, the last year has proven what a major draw it is for residents and tourists alike.

January 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cumming response sends state attorney general to sidelines

January 18, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


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