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Lego exhibit takes shape at garden

A Lego exhibit will open Saturday at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, A Smithgall Woodland Legacy, in Gainesville and run through Jan. 3.

September 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Oakwood passes ordinance banning panhandling, ‘urban camping’

Oakwood became the second South Hall County city this month to pass an ordinance cracking down on "aggressive" panhandling and people regularly camping out in public places, such as streets and sidewalks.

September 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Board lists new South Hall school as top priority

A new school is needed in the southern portion of Hall County, according to officials.

September 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Survey shows growth in local health care industry

Health care is big business in Northeast Georgia - now more so than ever.

September 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Learn more tonight about proposed tax increase for Gainesville residents

Gainesville City Council will hold a public hearing tonight on a proposed property tax increase to pay off debt, including on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012.

September 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Cellphones are a new classroom staple

Backpacks are no longer filled with calculators, CD players or pocket dictionaries. Today, all those things can fit in the palm of a student's hand.

September 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Foster care panel hopes to draw parents in faith community

Foster parent Wendy Boswell recalled the most precious blue eyes of a 4-month-old, who was shaken until he was blind by his father 14 years ago.

September 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall commissioners OK $300K for park without consulting oversight committee

The Hall County Board of Commissioners recently signed off on allocating $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII, for renovations to the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue at Clarks Bridge Park.

September 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville natives paint mural recalling FDR's visit

When the deadliest tornado in Georgia history ripped through Gainesville nearly 80 years ago, the city was forever changed.

September 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

New roads law also address less glamorous jobs, such as mowing

A bill passed last year to improve Georgia's roads is getting into the weeds - quite literally.

September 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

PBS film details local war hero’s exploits

JEFFERSON - Jokes about red carpets and paparazzi aside, Ginger Gause of Jefferson knows what she wants to say to the audience before the film about her heroic grandfather starts.

September 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rescue can come with a bill in Hall County

The life of a firefighter just isn't what it used to be. In fact, the childhood dream of so many boys and girls is a bit of a misnomer these days.

September 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A musical tradition: Music lovers throng to Jarrard concert

The front lawn of Brenau University was filled with music fans of all ages Saturday night gathered for the 14th annual John Jarrard Concert.

September 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Oakwood rides wave of commercial expansion

Been to Oakwood lately?

September 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Vandals deface Gainesville church with racist graffiti

When Robert Bonds found out First Baptist Church had been vandalized, the Gainesville resident got a bucket of paint and tried to cover the defacement. He knelt at the steps outside the building Saturday afternoon, painting over racially-charged graffiti.

September 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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Townhomes planned across from Johnson High School

Plans for up to 105 townhouses are proposed across from Johnson High School in Oakwood on a site considered for condominiums before a bad economy ...

September 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch graduate starts successful jewelry line

Haley Dunigan is trying to balance being a freshman in college and the owner of a booming business.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Colleges now graded on students' debt burden

Colleges and universities typically have been ranked on their academic achievements, social life and postgraduate offerings.

September 19, 2015 | By Joshua Silavent and Kristen Oliver, | Local

West Hall graduate gets national acclaim for children’s books

A 2001 graduate of West Hall High School is getting national attention with her series of imaginative, illustrated children's books geared at igniting young ...

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Water manual update still due out this month

A draft of the Army Corps of Engineers' long-expected water management update governing the tri-state basin including Lake Lanier is still due out this month ...

September 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Schools offer services for kids with specific needs

In one classroom, you might find a child with dyslexia, another with autism and another with a physical disability.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Clermont Days Festival celebrates family, community

Clermont celebrated its 15th annual Clermont Days Festival on Saturday, and people from north Georgia gathered for the activities throughout the day.

September 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

3 arrested after guns, synthetic pot seized

Three Gainesville men were arrested Friday and charged with intent to distribute more than $3,000 in synthetic marijuana as the result of a drug ...

September 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Art in the Square draws artists, onlookers

Two-year-old Annabella Santa Cruz of Flowery Branch skipped around a car in downtown Gainesville on Saturday, dousing it with bright-colored paint.

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Everyone loves a Shriner's parade

Most who lined up along Green Street and E.E. Butler Parkway Saturday morning came out to watch their child - or a grandchild - twirl a ...

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You heard it here: Good Samaritan gives local man a puppy

After reading an article in The Times about Frank Chilli losing his pitbull puppy in a house fire last week, one Good Samaritan reached out ...

September 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Tadmore Elementary gets new garden thanks to community support

In the center of Tadmore Elementary School is a breath of fresh air, a place where fountains splash, berries grow and hummingbirds and butterflies frequent.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Walmart robbery charge reduced to shoplifting

A man accused of taking a PlayStation 4 from a Walmart employee's hands without paying had his charge reduced when bound over to State ...

September 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Uninsured rates fall across county, state, nation

The number of Americans without health insurance continues to fall dramatically, according to the latest census figures released Thursday.

September 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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