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Hall Commission OKs rezoning for disabled adults community

"Just" People scored a big victory Thursday night at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville council candidates share thoughts on transportation, taxes, voting districts

It was seen as a win for the city of Gainesville.

September 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: Schools have parking security guards

I read that a security guard at a local school contacted the school resource officer about a man on West Hall High School's campus. Do all the schools have these security guards, and how long have they had them?

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Family thought man's BB gun was real gun

A man driving with his family told Hall County authorities he was afraid a fellow driver had a real gun pointed at him, according to testimony Thursday in Magistrate Court.

September 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Planned Savannah port expansion could affect Hall

Gainesville may be nearly 300 miles from the Port of Savannah, but the impact of a planned $142 million expansion and improvement project could hit close to home, according to at least one local official.

September 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Indictments: Prisoners used cellphones to run crime rings

ATLANTA - Gangs at some Georgia prisons have been using cellphones to traffic drugs, smuggle in contraband, steal identities and, in at least one case, to arrange a violent attack on an inmate suspected of snitching, according to federal indictments unsealed Thursday.

September 24, 2015 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local

Wood’s Mill, Gainesville students get lifelong skills through joint class

There's a class at Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville that teaches a variety of job readiness skills, including resume building, professionalism and welding.

September 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Former Cumming police sergeant focus of FBI probe

September 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Demolition is underway on old Clarks Bridge

Demolition of the old Clarks Bridge on Lake Lanier in Gainesville has started, but the work shouldn't affect traffic flow across the new bridge, which is next to the old one.

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County unemployment rate drops below 5 percent

The jobless rate in Hall County is headed back in the right direction.

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch woman to interpret for pope’s mass Friday

Carmen Luisa Coya-van Duijn and her husband Remco flew Wednesday afternoon from Flowery Branch to her home state of New York for Pope Francis' U.S. visit, a man she knows will "help move mountains."

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

7 things the next education sales tax would fund in Hall

The Hall County School District has set spending priorities for the next sales tax for education and scheduled meetings to discuss those priorities.

September 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Man's body found in Lake Lanier near Sunrise Cove Marina

A decomposed body was found in a shallow section of Lake Lanier on Wednesday, authorities said.

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Progress made on Dawson retail center plans

September 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

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

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School officials plan for South Hall growth

There's no denying South Hall County is booming with room to grow.

September 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Working for pope’s visit, ‘over the top’

Returning home Saturday afternoon from a trip to New York for Pope Francis' U.S. visit, Carmen Luisa Coya-van Duijn was happy beyond words.

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Pay boost coming soon for Hall County workers

Hall County officials will implement about $1.9 million in raises and bonuses for workers in November.

September 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

‘Granny’ steps in to raise grandkids when kids removed by DFCS

Rozzetta King traces the picture frames holding her children frozen in time, a collection of graduations, births and school pictures.

September 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hospital pros match decontamination skills in Braselton

You've probably heard of DragonCon. Well, how about D-Con?

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Foodies find cover, lots of flavors at Taste of Gainesville

The sound of the lake mixed with the buzz of the crowd, the smell of food and music coming from the boat house Saturday night ...

September 26, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Festival visitors paint the town in Lula

Ten-year-old Austin Turner and 8-year-old Aleigha Sorrows, both of Buford, used stepladders to reach the top corners as they helped paint one of two panels ...

September 26, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Army of volunteers sweeps Lake Lanier's shores

Does sauntering along the shores of Lake Lanier sound nice?

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Stolen truck, mailbox damage may be linked, official says

A case of a stolen transport truck and damaged mailboxes Saturday in Hall County could be connected, according to the Sheriff's Office.

September 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fall makes a soggy debut, dampens local events

The first official weekend of autumn has been a gloomy one so far in North Georgia, and don't look for the sun to show ...

September 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

4 kilos of meth intercepted on way to Cornelia

Law enforcement authorities have intercepted a package containing 4 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine on its way from Mexico to Cornelia.

September 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Parenting expert to speak at free event Tuesday at First Baptist Church

John Rosemond, a parenting columnist published weekly in The Times, will be speaking at a free event Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Gainesville.

September 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Shopping to help fill a closet and rebuild lives

Debbie Clark perused the Rahab's Rope booth Friday, landing on the last Persian-rug-themed bookmark.

September 25, 2015 | By Amy McDonald | Local

College bowl raises funds for Food Bank

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

September 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Window shutter maker coming to Gainesville, will employ 200 workers

The president of a national window shutters holding company is consolidating operations and coming to Gainesville as part of a move that could bring 200 ...

September 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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