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Easing name change could boost safety for domestic violence victims

A person escaping a domestic violence situation may change a cellphone number or delete a Facebook account to protect themselves.

April 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Photo slideshow: May Day ceremonies at Brenau University

Hundreds of Brenau graduates, current students and family members were on the campus Saturday for the annual May Day celebration. Events included the traditional May Court and Maypole wrapping ceremonies, tours of Brenau's campus and sorority buildings, a fashion show and more.

April 08, 2017 | Erin Smith | Local


Longstreet Society displays historic documents with presidential signatures at Piedmont Hotel

Fourteen rare, historic and original documents, complete with the signatures of 13 presidents, were on display at the fourth annual bivouac and picnic Saturday at the Historic Piedmont Hotel in Gainesville.

April 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Volunteers give the 'Hooch a scrubbing at Don Carter Park

A group of 24 local volunteers were part of a much bigger project Saturday at Don Carter State Park: the seventh annual Sweep the Hooch event, which picks up tons of trash every year from the banks and waters of the Chattahoochee River with about 700 volunteers.

April 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Sheriff's Office seeks man who robbed Buford McDonald's at gunpoint

Hall County Sheriff's Office officials are seeking the man who robbed a McDonald's in Buford at gunpoint in the early morning hours Saturday.

April 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


US strikes win global praise, but ratchet up Russia tension

PALM BEACH, Fla. - The United States vowed Friday to keep the pressure on Syria after the intense nighttime wave of missile strikes from U.S. ships, despite the prospect of escalating Russian ill will that could further inflame one of the world's most vexing conflicts.

April 08, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Gainesville’s ‘little airport’ has big plans

Kit Dunlap, the head of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, likes to describe Gainesville's "little airport" as a success story.

April 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Mother of sexual abuse victim shares journey for justice

She didn't know what signs to look for.

April 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One of two Mundy Mill Waffle Houses closes

The tale of the two Waffle Houses off Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood, which are only 0.4 of a mile apart, has ended.

April 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Police: Man accused of $10,000 credit union scheme

A man is accused of defrauding two Hall County credit unions of more than $10,000, police said.

April 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Spring expo draws garden enthusiasts to learn, buy plants

The Hall County Master Gardeners Spring Expo began Friday and continues Saturday, with more than 60 vendors offering flowers, trees, shrubs and garden products.

April 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Boil water advisory issued for 2 Braselton neighborhoods

Residents of two Braselton neighborhoods are asked not to drink their water without boiling it. The city's water system lost pressure in the Friendship Road area, creating the potential for fecal contamination.

April 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Domestic violence survivor tells her story

Celebrating the more than $1 million in transitional housing fundraising for domestic violence survivors, Abigail Cutchshaw pondered her "full-circle moment."

April 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Indoor trampoline park opens in Gainesville

Jumping off the walls is encouraged at Get Air Gainesville, a new indoor trampoline park.

April 06, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Professor: Democrats picked wrong Supreme Court battle

Charles Bullock suggested Democrats in the U.S. Senate made a mistake Thursday in seeking to block a vote on Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.

April 06, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


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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


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 ...

April 14, 2017 | Clark Leonard | 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 ...

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 ...

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall property tax assessments going in the mail

Property assessments from the Hall County Tax Assessor's office are going out to property owners soon.

April 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Winery entrepreneur pulls zoning change, forges ahead on plans for property

A developing winery/vineyard in South Hall put some of its plans on hold in the face of likely defeat before the Hall County Board ...

April 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Mincey Marble celebrates new industrial site

Exactly six months earlier, Mincey Marble officials pleaded their case for a new building in a heated Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

April 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nurse practitioner gives tips for dealing with pollen

That dusty yellow stuff that always lingers around this time of year is back, and it arrived earlier than expected.

April 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Improved housing options a priority for Gainesville in comprehensive plan update

Improving housing options is viewed as a top priority as the city of Gainesville is holding its second and final public hearing on a five-year ...

April 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Portions of Main Street in Gainesville to be closed for water line replacement

Portions of Main Street in Gainesville will be closed beginning Monday for up to eight weeks as workers replace 100-year-old cast-iron water lines in advance ...

April 13, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


State education official defends behavioral program

A top-ranking Georgia Department of Education official said Wednesday that "lawsuit or no lawsuit" state education leaders would continue making improvements to a 47-year-old program ...

April 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | 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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