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A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn't mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the Christian response to struggles that bind all people.

April 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: A proper retirement for Old Glory

Saturday was the first time a flag retirement ceremony has been held at the American Legion Post 7 in Gainesville. The Legion collects flags in bins in front of the post from anyone who has worn out flags that need to be properly retired. The proper way to retire a flag is burning or burying the flag. Typically, flag-retirement ceremonies are held by members of the Boy Scouts or veterans groups.

April 15, 2017 | Erin Smith | Local


Rainbow runners: Color Run for Grace raises funds to combat sex trafficking

Every color of the rainbow was represented vat the sixth annual Color Run for Grace at Flowery Branch High School.

April 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Hit-and-run spree strikes 7 vehicles in Hall; driver hospitalized

A man driving a white van was in serious condition Saturday after a series of hit-and-run crashes Friday night that struck seven vehicles in Gainesville and Hall County.

April 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former West Hall coach given 8 years probation for relationship with student

A former West Hall coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student entered a plea for 8 years of probation.

April 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hundreds of animals found in ‘deplorable’ conditions on Habersham property

More than 350 animals are being confiscated from a Habersham County property in an animal rescue involving multiple humane societies and animal control agencies.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


North Hall High student charged with making terroristic threats

A North Hall High School student was charged with making terroristic threats after notes were allegedly found that had words including "bomb," "bomba," "ISIS," and "bomb at 10:30" on a bathroom wall and in the student's backpack.

April 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Passion of Christ plays out at Laurel Park

The last agonizing hours of Jesus Christ played out beneath a bright sunny sky at Laurel Park in Gainesville on Good Friday.

April 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Downtown Gainesville intersections close for improvements

West Academy Street will be closed at Jesse Jewell Parkway nightly Sunday through Wednesday for crosswalk improvements.

April 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


No students onboard bus in I-985 crash

No students were on a Hall County bus involved in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning on Interstate 985 at the Spout Springs Road exit.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Girl bitten by dogs now healing at home

A Hall County 5-year-old who was attacked April 4 by dogs on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville is back home with family and on the mend.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Scout leader may have abused boys before coming to First Baptist

Court documents show the Boy Scouts of America have since learned of sexual abuse allegations against a Gainesville scoutmaster possibly occurring "in other troops from a time period prior to his appointment" at First Baptist Church on Green Street.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Dawsonville Highway lane closures to make room for longer turn lane at Green Hill Circle

Overnight lane closures will start Tuesday and are slated to last about three weeks as the Georgia Department of Transportation extends a westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle.

April 14, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


New regulations set minimum fees for Hollywood film crews in Hall

A revised, less-restrictive resolution regulating Hollywood filming in Hall County quickly cleared the Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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Authorities: Man broke victim’s ribs

A Braselton man is accused of breaking another person's ribs and injuring the victim's liver and spleen in a Christmas Day assault, according ...

April 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Middle School, police investigating possible assault by teacher

The mother of a 12-year-old Gainesville Middle School student said the teacher who put his hands on her son should be arrested.

April 17, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville family attends annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Some good luck turned into a golden egg for a Gainesville family that was on its way Monday to the annual Easter Egg Roll at ...

April 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Forest land sale revived by lawmakers, environmentalists

Thirty parcels of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest would be sold if a bill from Georgia lawmakers introduced this legislative session clears Congress.

April 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


H&R Block partners with Humane Society, brings in puppies during tax season

H&R Block and the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia teamed up to make tax season more bearable for everyone.

April 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Robinsons are ambassador family for upcoming March of Dimes

Torie Robinson was born weighing only 1 pound - so tiny her mom Tocoa Robinson's wedding ring could fit around her leg.

April 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery - one that leads to East Hall Middle School - is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

April 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire destroys South Hall home

A South Hall home was destroyed in a fire Sunday night.

April 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Will SPLOST ever end? That’s up to Hall voters

A Hall County official says he's confident voters will continue to back a revenue-generating 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax, commonly known as ...

April 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What new deportation policies mean inside Hall’s jail

As federal guidelines on deporting illegal immigrants broaden, local authorities are seeing changes in how immigrants are detained.

April 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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