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DOT delays I-985 slab replacement until new year

Because of recent rain, concrete slab replacement along the northbound lanes of Interstate 985 has been delayed to Jan. 2, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mecum hailed as ‘true public servant’ as he leaves Hall Board of Commissioners chairman role

Richard Mecum's long career in public service is coming to a close. Or so he thinks.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Work now could start in February on new Flowery Branch City Hall

Construction of the new Flowery Branch City Hall has been delayed by unexpected costs involving soil needed for the project.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter coat drives, donations serve local homeless

As volunteers sort through men's and women's clothing, from jeans to jackets to sweaters and scarves, the Rev. Victor Lamar Johnson of the Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation looks on with a sly grin.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Midtown becomes new hub for local artists in Gainesville

Midtown is getting more artsy.

December 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Get out of town: Hall County has banished more than 300 in 6 years

When the handcuffs come off, it's time for some people to leave town.

December 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cultural stigmas challenge local Latinos seeking mental health care

Stigmas about mental illness erect costly barriers to treatment for individuals among all demographics in the United States.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


‘History has its eyes on us’: Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell busy as part of Trump transition team

Politics has long been serious business for Gainesville native Ashley Bell, and now he's getting to turn that passion into action at the highest levels of U.S. government.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch family recovers after house, dog lost in fire

Fourteen years of the Scroggs' family memories went up in flames around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

December 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


High school student from Russia becomes U.S. citizen

At 15, Hannah Sartain wanted to attain the first step of freedom in a learner's permit like other high schoolers.

December 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Kids’ carts filled at annual ‘shop with a cop’

Leaning over to assist 10-year-old K'riya Gardner, Gainesville Police school resource officer Joel Carter makes sure her boots fit right. With a $200 limit, Gardner and others led officers with shopping carts Friday around the Shallowford Road Wal-Mart for "Shop with a Cop."

December 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Breakfield sworn in as state court judge

Gainesville attorney John Breakfield was sworn in Friday as the new Hall County State Court judge.

December 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Thousands of students in Hall being raised in poverty

Despite a recovering economy and falling unemployment rates, pockets of high poverty rates persist in Gainesville and Hall County.

December 17, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Family of wreck victims hold no ill will against alleged DUI driver

Speaking publicly for the first time, the brother of a woman fighting for her life in the hospital says his family holds no ill feelings toward the man authorities claim caused a deadly crash on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 by driving under the influence of drugs.

December 17, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA-VEVE cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Home on Georgia Avenue burns

Hall County firefighters responded to a house fire at 26 Georgia Ave. Friday night.

December 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


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Testimony: Beer pong game led to beating

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy testified Thursday about a Murrayville party game leading to an alleged beating.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents have variety of reasons for hitting gym in 2017

She had started working out again after an extended break when she was pregnant. She has worked out off and on for years, but wanted ...

January 05, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Latest forecasts say Hall could get 3-4 inches of snow

The potential for "decently heavy accumulations" of snow in Hall County on Friday night and Saturday morning continues to grow, according to the National Weather ...

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former radio personality, sheriff’s office employee Brewer killed in Gainesville crash

One of the tallest trees in the Hall County forest fell with the death of James "Bimbo" Brewer Thursday, longtime friend Harris Blackwood said.

January 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville leaders say they will seek re-election

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan said on Thursday that he intends to run for re-election this year.

January 05, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


4 area schools make ‘greatest gains’; Fair Street on ‘chronically failing’ list

Three Hall County schools joined Gainesville Exploration Academy in making the list of 218 schools from 53 districts receiving "highest performing" or "greatest gains" awards.

January 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


McEver-Jim Crow intersection makeover may start next month

A long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch could begin as early as next month.

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeks jury trial in Mincey appeal

Hall County is demanding a jury trial in a West Hall subdivision's appeal of the Board of Commissioners' Oct. 13 rezoning vote allowing Mincey ...

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula pedestrian killed in Wednesday night wreck

A 33-year-old pedestrian died after being struck Wednesday night by a vehicle on Athens Highway/Ga. 11 about a half-mile from Athens Street in Gainesville.

January 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall could get 2 inches of snow Friday

Northeast Georgia is in for a healthy amount of precipitation this weekend, and the likelihood some may turn to snow by Friday night continues to ...

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Woman faces charges in deadly crash that killed 2 children

A woman fighting for her life following a single-car crash on New Year's Day in which two children were killed, including her 1-year-old son ...

January 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man arrested in counterfeit money investigation

A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday after authorities investigated a case involving a car bought with counterfeit $50 bills.

January 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | 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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