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Demolition completed, construction begins on new Enota school; community info meeting set

Demolition completed, construction begins on new Enota school; community info meeting set

With demolition of the old building complete, construction on the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has started and officials said Wednesday it is currently on ...

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Flowery Branch man charged with child molestation

Flowery Branch man charged with child molestation

A Flowery Branch man faces two sexual charges in an incident last fall involving an underage girl.

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Mundy Mill Academy to seek parent, community input

Mundy Mill Academy, the elementary school that will open this fall as part of Gainesville City Schools, will host two sessions for parents and residents ...

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Fire destroys 6,000-square-foot West Hall home

Fire destroys 6,000-square-foot West Hall home

Authorities are trying to determine what caused a Monday night blaze that destroyed a 6,000-square-foot West Hall home and displaced two residents and a ...

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Hall County launches online comment system

Hall County has launched an online comment form allowing residents to review their interactions with the government.

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Murrayville woman accused of forgery, false statements

Murrayville woman accused of forgery, false statements

A detention officer who resigned from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office last week was taken into custody early Tuesday afternoon on charges of forgery ...

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Hall County considering allowing one employee to carry weapon in district

Hall County considering allowing one employee to carry weapon in district

A proposed Hall County School District policy would allow one designated employee — and only one employee — to carry a weapon while working in the district.

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Hall man charged in Monday shooting death

Hall man charged in Monday shooting death

A Hall County man was charged Tuesday with felony murder in the early Monday shooting death on Barnes Drive, according to authorities.

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Adam Lindsey named new Gainesville athletic director, assistant principal

Adam Lindsey named new Gainesville athletic director, assistant principal

After three years as athletic director at Jackson County High School, Adam Lindsey is making the move to Gainesville.

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Chattahoochee Bank in Gainesville bought by North Carolina bank

Chattahoochee Bank in Gainesville bought by North Carolina bank

Gainesville’s Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia has been purchased by North Carolina-based Entegra Financial Corp., the holding company of Entegra Bank.

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No job status decision yet on teacher indicted on simple battery charge for incident with student

No job status decision yet on teacher indicted on simple battery charge for incident with student

Gainesville City Schools officials made no decision Tuesday on the employment status of a middle school teacher indicted last week on a simple battery charge ...

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Clermont, Lula make do without property taxes

Clermont, Lula make do without property taxes

There’s an old saying that nothing in life is certain except death and taxes.

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Attorneys argue on victim’s last words in murder case appeal

Attorneys argue on victim’s last words in murder case appeal

ATLANTA — A murder victim’s words to his mother before his death were at the center of oral arguments Monday at the Supreme Court of ...

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Jackson County school administrator named Chicopee principal

Jackson County school administrator named Chicopee principal

A Jackson County School System assistant superintendent has been named the new principal of Chicopee Woods Elementary School.

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Hall school board approves budget with employee raises

Hall school board approves budget with employee raises

Members of the Hall County school board approved a 2017-18 fiscal year budget that includes more than $12 million in new spending while setting a ...

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Grand jury re-indicts violin teacher accused of child molestation

Grand jury re-indicts violin teacher accused of child molestation

A Clermont man was re-indicted by a Hall County grand jury last week in an alleged child molestation case, now including some more serious charges.

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New South Hall school attendance lines finalized

New South Hall school attendance lines finalized

After months of getting feedback and two public hearings in May, members of the Hall County school board unanimously approved a controversial change in school ...

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Hall commissioners reject rezoning for dog kennel after neighborhood blowback

Hall commissioners reject rezoning for dog kennel after neighborhood blowback

There will be no commercial dog kennel on Duckett Mill Road after the Hall County Board of Commissioners rejected a zoning request on Thursday.

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Report: No traffic light or roundabout warranted at Cresswind entrance

Report: No traffic light or roundabout warranted at Cresswind entrance

A recently completed traffic study shows neither a traffic light nor a roundabout is needed at Cresswind at Lake Lanier on Browns Bridge Road/Ga ...

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Oakwood man charged with rape, child molestation

Oakwood man charged with rape, child molestation

An Oakwood man faces statutory rape and child molestation charges in connection with incidents which allegedly occurred with a teenage girl over a period of ...

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Fuel spill blocks both Ga. 400 northbound lanes

A jackknifed tractor trailer that is leaking diesel fuel has two northbound lanes of Ga. 400 at Dawson Forest Road blocked.

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Gainesville man shot to death in vehicle

Gainesville man shot to death in vehicle

Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators are working to identify who shot a man to death inside a vehicle early Monday morning.

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Cancer patients get heart assessment in hospital program

Cancer patients get heart assessment in hospital program

If having advanced cancer isn’t enough of a health worry, intense treatment can bring about another serious medical problem — heart disease.

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2 hearings set Monday for Hall school budget

2 hearings set Monday for Hall school budget

Residents will have two final chances Monday to make comments on a proposed 2017-18 Hall County Schools budget before the school board takes a final ...

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El Capote offers fruit, ice cream in family business

El Capote offers fruit, ice cream in family business

Varieties of fruit cups, ice cream and warm, freshly made waffle cones are among the desserts offered at a business that opened last week in ...

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Traffic roundabouts are all the rage for Hall roads

Traffic roundabouts are all the rage for Hall roads

Several roundabouts are emerging throughout Hall County, including this one on Lights Ferry Road at Mitchell Street in Flowery Branch.

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Hall County bears higher cost for children's defenders

Hall County bears higher cost for children's defenders

Hall County will add $200,000 to the fiscal year 2018 budget for indigent defense to help cover the growing costs of children’s attorneys ...

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J.W. Truck Sales fills huge Oakwood lot you can see 'from outer space'

J.W. Truck Sales fills huge Oakwood lot you can see 'from outer space'

A longtime empty lot overlooking Interstate 985 in Oakwood is far from that now.

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Low Lanier water levels are sidelining home sellers

Low Lanier water levels are sidelining home sellers

The Spiron family bought their home on Lake Lanier to do some fishing — and the house is their bait.

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Gainesville Middle offers a different kind of summer school

Gainesville Middle offers a different kind of summer school

In one classroom at Gainesville Middle School last week, eighth-graders were working with a choreographer from the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, perfecting dance moves ...

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Road Atlanta remembers beloved ‘Turn 7 Girl’

Road Atlanta remembers beloved ‘Turn 7 Girl’

BRASELTON — With a mixture of tears and laughter, the Road Atlanta racing family remembered their “Turn 7 Girl,” Hazel Harrell, in a memorial service Saturday ...

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The Times' Rogers earns 6 photo awards in AP contest

The Times' Rogers earns 6 photo awards in AP contest

The Times earned two first-place awards and 11 overall in the annual Associated Press Media Editors contest for newspapers in Georgia.

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South Hall school redistricting opponents might not attend board vote

South Hall school redistricting opponents might not attend board vote

Residents of South Hall who opposed a Hall County school redistricting plan during public hearings last month might not be on hand for a final ...

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Greek restaurant coming to Gainesville

Greek restaurant coming to Gainesville

With their lives in Greece behind them, Christos Nicolaou and Sarah Griffin are bringing their culture to Gainesville through a little restaurant at the corner ...

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Hall man appeals murder conviction to Ga. Supreme Court

Hall man appeals murder conviction to Ga. Supreme Court

A Hall County man is appealing his life prison sentence and murder conviction to the Georgia Supreme Court, where his attorney will argue the victim ...

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Fire department recruits show off skills to families

Fire department recruits show off skills to families

Amid the smoke and smells of burning debris, Luanne Cape and family watch her son go to work.

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GBI seeks help identifying body found in Commerce

GBI seeks help identifying body found in Commerce

Law enforcement needs help from the public to identify a body found in February near Interstate 85 in Banks County.

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Lula to host classic car show Saturday

Dozens of classic cars will be on display in Lula today during the annual Classic Car Show organized by the Downtown Development Authority.

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Slide show: Sometimes team-building calls for a 'redneck regatta'

Slide show: Sometimes team-building calls for a 'redneck regatta'

Employees at internet marketing company GetUWired spent some of their Friday in a “redneck regatta” on Lake Lanier.

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Jim Grier announces run for Lula mayor

Jim Grier announces run for Lula mayor

A Lula-based businessman and civic leader will attempt what others have tried and failed to do — oust the city’s four-term mayor from office.

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Investigator details armed robberies in court

A Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigator told the court Thursday of two robberies occurring May 13, cases separated by a few miles in Gainesville.

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Two inmates at Alto prison granted parole after high school graduation

Two inmates at Alto prison granted parole after high school graduation

For Kelli Armstrong and Tammy Kline, the ceremony Thursday at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto didn’t just mark the end of their high ...

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Hall commissioners approve tax increase

Hall commissioners approve tax increase

Property taxes are going up in Hall County.

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Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

In 1982, set to begin his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Farkas heard from a cousin that the Gainesville area was a “great place ...

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Man indicted in killing of Gainesville grad in Atlanta

Man indicted in killing of Gainesville grad in Atlanta

ATLANTA — A 39-year-old man accused of shooting a Gainesville High graduate on an Atlanta street in broad daylight has been indicted.

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Fundraising page set up for family of father, son drowning victims

Fundraising page set up for family of father, son drowning victims

More than $25,000 has been raised since a Dahlonega man and his son drowned at a popular Lumpkin County swimming spot.

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Gainesville Middle teacher indicted for charge of simple battery against student

A Hall County grand jury has indicted a Gainesville Middle School teacher of simple battery stemming from a hallway incident with a student that was ...

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Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Hall school system to get its very own drug dog

A drug dog will patrol the halls of the Hall County School District beginning next school year.

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Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Growing up in the Chestatee community, Alisha Chavez was one of many students who benefited from the reduced-fare lunch program at school, but she didn ...

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Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

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Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville’s unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

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Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

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Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn’t hesitate when asked ...

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Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It’s decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

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Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Every night since last week’s shooting, Jennifer Harris said she has nightmares of bullets coming at her “for no reason.”

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Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

A father and his 6-year-old son drowned Tuesday afternoon while sliding off a rock at Dicks Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

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$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

More than $45,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by Hall County and Gainesville’s anti-drug task force in a Tuesday bust.

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Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY — Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

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Major music licensing company flags Lula

Major music licensing company flags Lula

Lula, with a population of less than 3,000 residents, can no longer fly under the radar.

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What we know and don't know about last week’s shooting

What we know and don't know about last week’s shooting

A child and deputy were injured in an exchange of gunfire last week in East Hall.

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Live in a city? You could get a county tax break

Live in a city? You could get a county tax break

If you live in a city in Hall County, your property tax bill could drop next year depending on what happens in in the next ...

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New Habitat ReStore location features price cuts

New Habitat ReStore location features price cuts

As the Habitat For Humanity of Hall County ReStore settles back into its former Murphy Boulevard location after a year at 975 Chestnut St., officials ...

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Tri-county self-taxing district paying for multi-use paths

Tri-county self-taxing district paying for multi-use paths

As area governments are raising or proposing to raise taxes, a small cluster of Braselton businesses is chipping in a little extra to improve connectivity ...

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Lula leaders OK new budget with no new taxes

Lula leaders OK new budget with no new taxes

When Mayor Milton Turner opened the floor to public comments, no one from among the handful of residents who attended Monday night’s meeting had ...

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Daytime Boling Bridge lane closure set for Tuesday

Daytime Boling Bridge lane closure set for Tuesday

Boling Bridge on Ga. 53 will close to a single lane of traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

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4 new expenses in Gainesville school system budget

4 new expenses in Gainesville school system budget

Pay raises and insurance and retirement benefit increases for employees, along with an increase in money for textbooks and other instructional needs, are the biggest ...

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County nixes retail hopes for Sardis-Ledan intersection

County nixes retail hopes for Sardis-Ledan intersection

Hall County isn’t counting on commercial development at the Sardis and Ledan roads intersection for the next five years.

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Mother, Oakwood officer help save wheelchair-bound man from fire

Mother, Oakwood officer help save wheelchair-bound man from fire

An early-morning fire Monday in Oakwood left an elderly woman and her adult son, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, without their home of eight ...

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Oakwood eyeing downtown ‘town center’

Oakwood eyeing downtown ‘town center’

Oakwood is hoping to develop city-owned property near downtown as a “town center.”

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Gainesville man charged with child molestation of 3 girls

Gainesville man charged with child molestation of 3 girls

A Gainesville man faces four sexual charges in incidents that involved three girls that were between 11 and 14 years old at the time the ...

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Fazoli’s proposed in New Holland

Fazoli’s proposed in New Holland

Fazoli’s could be coming back to Hall County. An annexation proposal to make way for the Italian fast-food restaurant is set to go before ...

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UNG to add new geospatial technology programs through grant

UNG to add new geospatial technology programs through grant

University of North Georgia students should gain more opportunities in the growing field of geospatial technology through a new 3-year $609,739 National Science Foundation ...

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Lanier Islands still mulling what to do with old PineIsle site

Lanier Islands still mulling what to do with old PineIsle site

The idea of a technology-oriented training and conference center at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall has been given a thumb’s down by a ...

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Where the money from Hall County's increased taxes is going

Where the money from Hall County's increased taxes is going

If you're on a desktop, scroll down to read the infographic.

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