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Forsyth County: Plans underway to connect roads

The Cumming City Council has given the go-ahead to move forward with the Lanier 400 Parkway extension linking Bald Ridge Marina and Pilgrim Mill roads.

June 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Avoid roadway near park starting Tuesday

Expect traffic delays Tuesday through Thursday on Pearl Nix Parkway from Dawsonville Highway and Washington Street to The Rock and Wilshire Trails Park.

June 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lawrenceville man caught after chase

An attempted traffic stop led to a chase and eventual arrest of the suspect late Sunday morning.

June 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Teenagers devote time to volunteer in the community

Six teenagers sit around mounds of fresh-dug dirt, with tools, rather than cellphones, in hand. Their hands are dirty, their brows are sweaty, and they are happy.

June 23, 2014 | By Audrey Williams awilliams@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


New immunization requirements to go into effect for Georgia seventh-graders

Parents of soon-to-be seventh-grade students have the rest of the summer to make sure their children comply with the new state immunization law.

June 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County residents enjoy week of paddling

If you're paddling in a group with Cheryl Smith, you may want to stay ahead of her.

June 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Sheriff: Deputies stronger, smarter

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch came into office in 2013 with big ideas to energize and revitalize services to residents. One area of improvement he has stressed is the individual improvement of deputies, including through increased training.

June 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Class Notes: New Barrow school superintendent has ties to Hall County

Chris McMichael will soon step into the role of Barrow County Schools Superintendent.

June 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Homeowner to sue Hall for damage

For several years, Gainesville resident Don Stroud and his wife have looked out the window of their home on the corner of Pine Valley and Walter Stover roads to see an eyesore.

June 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man arrested after death of shooting victim

A Gainesville shooting victim is now dead and a suspect has been arrested, both nearly three weeks after the initial incident.

June 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville's new school leader ready to be part of community

It's 4 a.m., and Wanda Creel is awake.

June 22, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County budget scuffle: More money, more dissent

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on a 2015 fiscal year budget Thursday, but getting to this point has been trying for county staff, commissioners and residents.

June 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Vicious pets aren’t the only threat to animal control officers

Stepping over crushed beer and soda cans, animal control field supervisor Joey Robinson knocked on the front flap of a tent with his catch pole. He's been called to perform a welfare check on a dog, wagging his tail a few feet behind him, as no one emerges from the tent.

June 22, 2014 | By Nick Watson nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


June Jam features music, fun for a good cause

The 7th annual Mitch Farmer June Jam kicked off Saturday afternoon with something new - 15-year-old Barron King's animation dance routine to a couple of electronic dance mixes. The charity event's goals, however, are the same as when local realtor Farmer started it in 2007, with this year's profits going to the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Hall and Dawson counties. CASA provides legal advocates for child victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse. When Farmer died in December 2009 from a congenital heart defect, his friends and family carried on the June concerts. "His legacy is carried ...

June 21, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


A big welcome for those in uniform

Being moved city to city as a military family is hard enough; being stationed in Gainesville is arguably harder. Without a military base for families to live on, many of these families find it hard to relate to civilian friends.

June 21, 2014 | By Alexandra Smith The Times | Local


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Hall authorities seek missing 9-year-old

Hall County law enforcement authorities are seeking a missing 9-year-old boy.

July 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local




Women learn to construct a new life

Donning pink and yellow hard hats, a group of 11 women sported a distinctly different look than most graduating classes at commencement.

July 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Kids learn healthy habits, swimming at day camp

For 11-year-old Ethan Payne, the best part of day camp is getting to "move and groove."

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full scholarships expand to 14 programs at Lanier Tech

Eleven programs have been added to a 100 percent tuition scholarship grant at Lanier Technical College.

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall day care’s license revoked over burned toddler

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning issued a license revocation Friday for a Clermont day care center accused of burning a toddler as three of the day care workers' criminal cases move to Superior Court.

July 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man expecting call from Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks will announce the first stop of his world tour on Monday, but it won't be at a press conference.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Hall County Democrats have a new mission and headquarters

Hoping to rebrand their image and credentials in a politically conservative community, liberals and progressives celebrated the grand opening Thursday night of the new Hall County Democratic Party headquarters on Athens Street in Gainesville.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicopee Mill road project step closer to fruition

Gainesville City Council is prepared to enter into an agreement next week with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority for construction of a road in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center that will open property for development.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GOP candidates in U.S. Senate runoff spend $11M total

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined $11 million so far on the race, with just over a week to go before the July 22 runoff.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Fourth lesson: Comfort in water can be natural and learned

Thursday marks the last day of my first week of the Red Cross' Adults Learning the Basics swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. With a patient instructor, Max Sumner, and a supportive classmate, Cornelia Martin, I'm so comfortable in the pool that I feel silly having avoided it for the past 23 years.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Life in prison, no parole, for killer in Peppers shooting

The last time Antonio Thompson talked to his brother, Adrian asked him if he was still getting married. He wanted him to maintain a path toward stability.

July 11, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville woman alleges racial slurs in GOP suit

A Gainesville woman's federal lawsuit filed Tuesday describes in detail a series of racially charged incidents and overheard slurs at the Georgia Republican Party that she alleges went unaddressed.

July 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County postpones SPLOST vote until March

Hall County has officially postponed a vote on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax until March.

July 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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