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Jury to hear 2014 West Avenue murder case

A Gainesville man will begin his trial today in Superior Court regarding the 2014 death of a man on West Avenue.

September 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

‘The Help’ author speaking, signing in Forsyth

Kathryn Stockett, author of "The Help," will speak and hold a book signing at 7 p.m. today in the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming.

September 14, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Committal hearing postponed in Lanier shooting

A Decatur man's committal hearing regarding accusations by Hall County authorities about a shooting at Lake Lanier was postponed Monday.

September 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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

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UGA political expert: Boehner got ‘tired of fighting’ right wing

Ultra-conservatives celebrating House Speaker John Boehner's departure from Congress might want to tap the brakes a bit, University of Georgia political science professor Charles ...

September 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Commerce man killed in Friday morning wreck

A Commerce man died following a two-car wreck Friday morning near the intersection of Shirley and Mount Vernon roads in North Hall, according to Sgt ...

September 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Hall Commission OKs rezoning for disabled adults community

"Just" People scored a big victory Thursday night at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville council candidates share thoughts on transportation, taxes, voting districts

It was seen as a win for the city of Gainesville.

September 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ask The Times: Schools have parking security guards

I read that a security guard at a local school contacted the school resource officer about a man on West Hall High School's campus ...

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Family thought man's BB gun was real gun

A man driving with his family told Hall County authorities he was afraid a fellow driver had a real gun pointed at him, according to ...

September 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Planned Savannah port expansion could affect Hall

Gainesville may be nearly 300 miles from the Port of Savannah, but the impact of a planned $142 million expansion and improvement project could hit ...

September 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Indictments: Prisoners used cellphones to run crime rings

ATLANTA - Gangs at some Georgia prisons have been using cellphones to traffic drugs, smuggle in contraband, steal identities and, in at least one case, to ...

September 24, 2015 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local

Wood’s Mill, Gainesville students get lifelong skills through joint class

There's a class at Wood's Mill High School in Gainesville that teaches a variety of job readiness skills, including resume building, professionalism and ...

September 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Former Cumming police sergeant focus of FBI probe

September 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Demolition is underway on old Clarks Bridge

Demolition of the old Clarks Bridge on Lake Lanier in Gainesville has started, but the work shouldn't affect traffic flow across the new bridge ...

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County unemployment rate drops below 5 percent

The jobless rate in Hall County is headed back in the right direction.

September 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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