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Flowery Branch water line project will help shore up pressure, fire protection

Flowery Branch is gearing up for a project to increase water pressure and fire protection for a residential area near Lights Ferry Road.

August 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commerce man among those with shorter sentence thanks to president

President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century.

August 04, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Business owner commissions Gainesville mural on hotel wall

Jay Singh, owner and general manager of the Guest Lodge Gainesville, wanted a way to thank the city that's given him so much.

August 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall superintendent: Bathroom policies ‘a local issue’

Hall County School District Superintendent Will Schofield stuck to his previous stance on bathroom policies following a ruling by the Supreme Court on Wednesday that a Virginia school board can block a transgender male from using the boys restroom when school starts next month.

August 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Recovery group home proposed in Gainesville

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board will consider a request Tuesday for a special use that would allow a group home on Cleveland Street for 36 men recovering from addiction.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall schools' technology staff focus on A/V project

The technology department for Hall County schools is two-thirds of the way through with an $8.1 million project, has about 18,000 machines to maintain and added 9,000 Chromebooks to its arsenal during the past school year.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bilingual education emphasized in Hall schools

When Hall County schools considers teacher applicants, anyone who is bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin Chinese "has a leg up," Superintendent Will Schofield said, and that is the case in the business world, too.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall’s new Early College @ Jones program has 150 enrolled

Hall County's new Early College @ Jones program, which gives high schoolers a head start on college, is expected to start Aug. 5 with about 150 students - more than double the number first anticipated.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Work begins ahead of another shuffle for South Hall kids

Hall County schools needs the dominos to fall just right in the next two years as part of its effort to accommodate growth in South Hall County.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Philanthropy Awards nominations being accepted by North Georgia Community Foundation

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Philanthropy Awards, which include the Woodrow Steward Leadership in Philanthropy Award and the Gus Whalen Young Philanthropist Award, through Aug. 12.

August 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


DOT breaks ground on Express Lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation broke ground Wednesday on a project that moves high-occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

August 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteer helps get school supplies for Lanier Elementary

Erikka Wareham readily proclaims her strong desire for her children to have roots in a community. Those roots have grown in North Hall County, and specifically at Lanier Elementary School, she said.

August 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall part of film industry’s $7 billion impact in Georgia

Georgia's film and television industry generated more than $7 billion in economic impact during the past fiscal year, according to figures announced by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday.

August 03, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


‘Kids are excited to be back’ as Gainesville school year starts

With backpacks full of new school supplies and a summer's worth of memories behind them, students in Gainesville returned to school Wednesday.

August 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Burlington holding job fair ahead of September opening

Burlington Stores will wrap up a two-day community job fair Thursday at the Holiday Inn-Lanier Center as the company seeks to hire approximately 75 people for its new store at North Lake Square on Dawsonville Highway.

August 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Riverside honors community giants Wilheit, Cleveland

Riverside Military Academy's Alumni Hall, housing the Gainesville school's elegant mess hall, was filled Thursday evening with cadets and Gainesville civic and business ...

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Venue multipurpose center opens doors in South Hall

One group of folks certainly excited about newly opened The Venue at Friendship Springs in South Hall is nearby active-adult community Village at Deaton Creek.

August 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DEA ruling on marijuana frustrates activists

Better count Hall County resident Katie Harrison among the millions of Americans stung by the Drug Enforcement Administration's decision on Thursday to keep marijuana ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Night of Awareness set for Saturday at First Baptist

Proceeds from a Saturday night barbecue dinner at First Baptist Church will benefit local programs that help hungry children and women recovering from sex trafficking.

August 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in critical condition after assault under Queen City bridge

Gainesville Police are investigating an assault Wednesday night on a man under the Queen City Parkway bridge.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Cleveland man's death as homicide

Authorities are investigating a Cleveland man's death as a homicide after his body was discovered at his home.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at ...

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water ...

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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