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Pope will find US church struggling to hold onto Latinos

The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shadow of an Arby's in Gainesville. The space, church leaders say, was once used as a nightclub and movie theater, a history now hidden by multiple coats of paint, pews brought in from other congregations, and a stone-and-wood shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas especially revered by Mexicans.

September 10, 2015 | By Rachel Zoll Associated Press | Local

Regal acquires area Hollywood 15 Cinema

Anton Shields remembers managing the projection booth at Hollywood Cinemas.

September 09, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

McDonald’s recruitment set for Monday in Gainesville

The Georgia Department of Labor will continue to help McDonald's fill about 200 part-time jobs at restaurants in Hall and Gwinnett counties next week in Gainesville. The GDOL held a similar event for the company on Sept. 3.

September 09, 2015 | | Local

United Way kickoff set for Thursday

The United Way of Hall County is holding its 2015 campaign kickoff from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Robson Event Center, 310 Broad St., Gainesville.

September 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Police: Man accused of carjacking, taking cellphone

A College Park man is accused of holding a man at gunpoint and taking his 1994 Buick Century and another man's belt and cellphone, according to Gainesville Police.

September 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

North Hall Middle plowing new ground

Sixth-graders at North Hall Middle School huddle together, eager to get their hands dirty.

September 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

UNG ranked 16th public regional university in South

The University of North Georgia was recently ranked one of the region's best universities by U.S. News & World Report.

September 09, 2015 | | Local

Hall set to make changes to sign permitting to protect free speech, define obscenity

Hall County officials are ready to lift a moratorium on sign permits after making changes to the county's ordinance to protect political and religious speech.

September 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

East Hall 16-year-old killed in Gillsville wreck

A 16-year-old Alto girl died in a crash Wednesday morning after losing control of her vehicle on a wet Gillsville road and colliding with a truck, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Fundraiser benefits women’s causes

The all-female Fine Arts Study Club meets once a month for different programs, but it decided to reserve September for a fundraising event supporting women's causes.

September 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville Schools approve millage rate

Gainesville City Schools formally approved the lowering of its millage rate at a work session Tuesday.

September 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Johnson band to play near Capitol for 9/11 commemoration

D.I. Brunson implored his band to pay attention to the details, to take each step with discipline.

September 08, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Man pointed BB gun at driver, authorities say

A man on Interstate 985 allegedly pointed a BB gun that looked real at another driver, according to authorities.

September 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Planning board OKs subdivision access despite Kubota objection

A "surprise" objection from Kubota Manufacturing on Tuesday was not enough to change the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's support for the construction of a road off Goetz Circle to access an undeveloped 16-lot subdivision.

September 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Despite opposition, home for developmentally disabled gets initial OK

Plans for a 21-acre South Hall County community serving developmentally disabled adults cleared a hurdle Tuesday with rezoning approval by the Hall County Planning Commission.

September 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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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

Flowery Branch woman to interpret for pope’s mass Friday

Carmen Luisa Coya-van Duijn and her husband Remco flew Wednesday afternoon from Flowery Branch to her home state of New York for Pope Francis' U ...

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

7 things the next education sales tax would fund in Hall

The Hall County School District has set spending priorities for the next sales tax for education and scheduled meetings to discuss those priorities.

September 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Man's body found in Lake Lanier near Sunrise Cove Marina

A decomposed body was found in a shallow section of Lake Lanier on Wednesday, authorities said.

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Progress made on Dawson retail center plans

September 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Vietnam veterans pitch in to help ailing friend

When James Gilmer grew up in the New Holland Village in the 1950s, every house had a garden in the backyard.

September 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Dawson County newspapers merge

September 23, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Annual ceremony honors master nurses as ‘healers among us’

Some of the area's most caring professionals were recognized Wednesday for their service to the community.

September 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Buford soldier dies in Afghanistan of injuries unrelated to combat

A Buford man died Monday in Afghanistan from non-combat related injuries, according to the U.S. Army.

September 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Candler Road crash Tuesday killed College Park man

A College Park man died after a wreck Tuesday night in Gainesville, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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