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UNG ranked 16th public regional university in South

The University of North Georgia was recently ranked one of the region's best universities by U.S. News & World Report.

September 09, 2015 | | Local

Hall set to make changes to sign permitting to protect free speech, define obscenity

Hall County officials are ready to lift a moratorium on sign permits after making changes to the county's ordinance to protect political and religious speech.

September 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

East Hall 16-year-old killed in Gillsville wreck

A 16-year-old Alto girl died in a crash Wednesday morning after losing control of her vehicle on a wet Gillsville road and colliding with a truck, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Fundraiser benefits women’s causes

The all-female Fine Arts Study Club meets once a month for different programs, but it decided to reserve September for a fundraising event supporting women's causes.

September 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville Schools approve millage rate

Gainesville City Schools formally approved the lowering of its millage rate at a work session Tuesday.

September 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Johnson band to play near Capitol for 9/11 commemoration

D.I. Brunson implored his band to pay attention to the details, to take each step with discipline.

September 08, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Man pointed BB gun at driver, authorities say

A man on Interstate 985 allegedly pointed a BB gun that looked real at another driver, according to authorities.

September 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Planning board OKs subdivision access despite Kubota objection

A "surprise" objection from Kubota Manufacturing on Tuesday was not enough to change the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's support for the construction of a road off Goetz Circle to access an undeveloped 16-lot subdivision.

September 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Despite opposition, home for developmentally disabled gets initial OK

Plans for a 21-acre South Hall County community serving developmentally disabled adults cleared a hurdle Tuesday with rezoning approval by the Hall County Planning Commission.

September 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall, Gainesville on way to renewing fees to support libraries

Hall County will renew its portion of an agreement with Gainesville this week to collect impact fees on new developments to help supplement the library system's budget.

September 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Full Media offering free website design for one nonprofit

Full Media, a Gainesville-based Internet marketing company, is accepting applications from local nonprofits to receive a free website design.

September 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

UNG partnering with German organization

The University of North Georgia has created a partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the premier global German language and cultural organization, that will provide advanced courses for UNG students and expand the university's German language program.

September 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Woman charged with prostitution

A Gainesville woman was charged with offering sexual favors to an undercover agent in exchange for money, according to Hall County authorities.

September 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall Fire Services aim to host 2016 national combat challenge

Following Hall County Fire Services' first Firefighter Combat Challenge Aug. 14-15 in Flowery Branch, the department set its sights on a world finals competition in October and hosting a national competition next year.

September 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bittersweet days for Willie Glenn

It is said that death and taxes are the only certainties in life. Willie Glenn got a taste of one last week, and the other reminds him that the rent is due.

September 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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Vietnam veterans pitch in to help ailing friend

When James Gilmer grew up in the New Holland Village in the 1950s, every house had a garden in the backyard.

September 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Dawson County newspapers merge

September 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Annual ceremony honors master nurses as ‘healers among us’

Some of the area's most caring professionals were recognized Wednesday for their service to the community.

September 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Buford soldier dies in Afghanistan of injuries unrelated to combat

A Buford man died Monday in Afghanistan from non-combat related injuries, according to the U.S. Army.

September 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Candler Road crash Tuesday killed College Park man

A College Park man died after a wreck Tuesday night in Gainesville, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Georgia lawmakers consider rules for Airbnb, rental sites

Finding ways to regulate and tax Internet-based travel accommodations such as Airbnb and other rental websites may be on the agenda for Georgia lawmakers when ...

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hoschton entrepreneur is finalist in Martha Stewart American Made contest

Hoschton entrepreneur Joel Gephart is among the finalists in the design category of the Martha Stewart American Made competition, which had its online voting begin ...

September 22, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff reports | Local

Seventh annual Empty Bowl luncheon raises money for local food bank

The parable of feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish is one of a few lessons of Christ told in ...

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Atlanta Falcons running back charged with DUI

A former Atlanta Falcons running back was charged with driving under the influence and failure to maintain lane by the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

September 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Delay holds up child support, welfare payments across state

State officials expect debit cards for more than 4,000 recipients of child support and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, including more than 50 individuals ...

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Trooper says sleepy driver caused I-985 wreck Monday

A Clarkston man allegedly fell asleep while driving on Interstate 985 Monday afternoon, leading to nonlife-threatening injuries for himself and two passengers, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville Parks and Recreation earns national reaccreditation

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has earned reaccreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies and the National Recreation and Park ...

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Debate between Gainesville council candidates set for Thursday

With two longtime Gainesville City Council members stepping down this year, the Nov. 3 election to replace them may be rather competitive.

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Whelchel Smith joins a crowded field in Ward 3 race

Montine Whelchel Smith, an associate minister at St. John Baptist Church, announced her candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat in early September.

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood planners OK townhouse complex

The Oakwood Planning Commission gave its blessing Monday night to a rezoning proposal that allows for 105 townhouses across from Johnson High School.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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