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The latest from the state Capitol ahead of legislative deadline

March 03, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Georgia House backs bill allowing guns on college campuses

March 03, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Official: Overflow crowd expected at 2018 dragon boat event

An official with Lake Lanier Olympic Venue is predicting there will not be enough hotel rooms available in Gainesville and Hall County to accommodate visitors coming to next year's Dragon Boats World Championship sanctioned by the International Canoe Federation.

March 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local advocate concerned with new campus assault bill

Local advocates for sexual assault victims are voicing concerns over a Georgia General Assembly bill passing the House that would change disciplinary procedures on college campuses regarding sexual assault.

March 03, 2017 | Times Staff and Wire reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs electric car charging stations

Electric car charging stations outside of a person's home - such as at a shopping center - were given the OK by Flowery Branch City Council Thursday night.

March 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State program offers driver’s education grants

Local high school students ages 15-17 with a Georgia instructional driving permit can apply online for a new grant scholarship program announced this week by the Georgia Driver's Education Commission.

March 02, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


37 Main rock cafe opening location in Gainesville

A rock music venue is coming to Gainesville this summer, continuing a long history of a good time.

March 02, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Former Councilwoman Collins remembered as vital to Oakwood

Martha Collins, who died Tuesday, was the backbone of Oakwood, longtime Mayor Lamar Scroggs said.

March 02, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Riverside cadets to fold flag, present colors at NASCAR race

The color guard and drill team from Riverside Military Academy will spend this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway sharing the significance of how the American flag is folded, then present the colors for the national anthem and do the flag folds at Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR race.

March 02, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall Area Transit gives pitch to expand services, routes

A four-year plan to expand and improve public transit was pitched to Gainesville City Council Thursday morning, with officials linking the system's growth to economic development and meeting ridership needs.

March 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia House approves limits on campus sexual assault hearings

March 01, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


94-year-old veteran shares stories with students

World War II veteran Francis Turner loves storytelling.

March 01, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Former Hall Elections Board member faces additional theft charge

The solicitor general brought a second charge related to theft against a former Hall County Elections Board member who resigned in February. This time the item in question was a Yeti cup, according to court documents,.

March 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge rules in Riverside’s favor in lawsuit by cadet injured in fight

A Hall County State Court judge ruled in favor of Riverside Military Academy in a lawsuit involving a cadet injured in a fight, finding the school had no knowledge the other cadet presented a risk.

March 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way launches new outreach to better connect those in need with services

The United Way of Hall County launched a new community outreach Wednesday with the opening of a program to connect people in need with services.

March 01, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Oakwood taking first steps to clean up old fuel tank site

A defunct underground fuel tank on city-owned property is giving Oakwood an above-ground headache.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board OKs $8.9M for Lanier Charter Career Academy projects

The Hall County school board on Monday approved $8.9 million for additions and renovations at Lanier Charter Career Academy.

March 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing

The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG honors Lessie Smithgall with Presidential Leadership Award

Philanthropist and Times co-founder Lessie Smithgall of Gainesville recently received the 2017 Presidential Leadership Award during the fifth annual University of North Georgia Foundation Scholarship ...

March 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


International economic representatives to visit Hall

International economic representatives in 11 world markets will visit Hall County this Thursday.

March 12, 2017 | | Local


Family Christian Stores, including one in Gainesville, closing soon

Family Christian Stores has 240 locations nationwide, all of which are closing within two weeks.

March 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades double capacity of Hall 911 radio system

As he stands in front of a console looking at multiple computer screens, dispatcher John Hanes gets a call from a woman whose husband is ...

March 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Artwork on display at Hall County Government Center

Seven West Hall High School students have their paintings on display at the Hall County Government Center's first ever public art show.

March 12, 2017 | BY CINDY NGUYEN intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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