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Lidl grocery store, 65-townhome rezoning requests aim for Gainesville City Council approval

The public has one last shot to speak up before Gainesville City Council votes on two rezoning requests for developments in high-profile areas - a grocery store on busy Dawsonville Highway and 65 townhouses on South Enota Drive. One public hearing centers on a request by German food chain Lidl to bu

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 05:10:00

2 men indicted in April Gainesville slaying

Two men were indicted Friday for their alleged involvement in an April 4 shooting death in Gainesville, according to court documents. Tadrick Terrian Osborne, 37, and Marquis Lejon Studivant, 27, of Gainesville, were both charged with felony murder by a grand jury. Dennis Ronald Gayton, 47, was shot

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 03:47:00

Enrollment up slightly in Gainesville schools

Enrollment in the Gainesville City School System has increased slightly over last year, according numbers provided to school board members at the board's meeting Monday night. Gainesville Superintendent Jeremy Williams presented numbers showing an overall increase of 48 students on Sept. 14, compare

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 18:55:00

Gainesville goes gold for childhood cancer awareness

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the Gainesville Cancer Moms, a private Facebook group, will be host to the second Gainesville Goes Gold to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. Guests are encouraged to wear gold, the ribbon color for the cause, to the family night Thursd

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-17 01:38:00

Tropical Storm Irma barely raises level of Lake Lanier

Even a tropical storm can't get Lake Lanier to anywhere near full pool. The lake's water level is only up 5 inches since Tropical Storm Irma passed over the Chattahoochee River basin that feeds Lake Lanier on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12. Before the storm hit, National Weather Service forecasts called for

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:29:00

Lanier shoreline holds up well during Irma ahead of Shore Sweep

Tropical Storm Irma roughed up Gainesville and Hall County, but the Lake Lanier waterfront fared relatively well in the storm. That's good news for property owners, but it's also good for the Lake Lanier Association and its volunteers getting ready for their annual cleanup event, Shore Sweep, set fo

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:12:00

13 juniors attend Boys State

American Legion Boys State, founded in 1935, is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. It is a participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government. Recently American L

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-19 04:01:31

Man charged by grand jury in June slaying

A Hall County man was indicted for his alleged involvement in a June 26 slaying, according to court documents. Delwoun Quinntess Williams, 24, was charged Friday with malice murder by a grand jury. Cornelius Gordon, 24, of Gainesville, was struck in the head with a bullet on Barnes Drive. Williams'

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Raccoon confirmed to be rabid in North Hall, marking county's 8th case of 2017

Officials have confirmed Hall County's eighth case of rabies for 2017 in an incident involving a raccoon that had contact with two dogs Sept. 9 in North Hall. The rabid raccoon had contact with the dogs in the 5200 block of Wild Smith Road in Gainesville, according to a statement Monday from Katie C

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 00:08:00

Cops have no leads on newborn baby abandoned in DeKalb

Weeks later, Chamblee police still need help in the case of a newborn boy found abandoned at a Buford Highway clinic. Capt. Ernesto Ford said Monday the agency has no leads and needs the public's help finding the parents or whoever left the child. The boy was found late last month at Family Medical


Police investigating Sunday night shooting that injured man

A man was shot in the face around 11 p.m. Sunday and walked to a nearby gas station to seek assistance, according to police. Gainesville Police are investigating the shooting. "He was shot in the face, however, was in stable condition," Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said. Police said they believe the shooting

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-18 17:34:00

Why Irma hit Hall County so hard

Georgia's yearlong drought is one of the reasons Tropical Storm Irma caused so much damage in North Georgia. Thousands of trees were blown over in Hall County on Monday and Tuesday, and the cause goes right down to their roots and Hall's parched 2016. During droughts, tree roots grow brittle and die

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-17 06:25:00

Kitchen Inspections Sept. 13- Sept. 15

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 13-15 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food service establishments are given a letter grade that coincides with a percentile: "A" (90-100), "B" (80-89), "C" (70-79), "U" 69 and below. Inspections (frequen

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-17 05:59:00

Power back on for most in Hall; schools to reopen Monday

Life is slowly returning to normal in Hall County following Monday's tropical storm, with power restored to most homes and schools on track to open Monday The Hall County School District announced Monday it will resume normal operations Monday with all schools open. Schools in Hall, Gainesville and

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-16 20:41:00

History of Clermont rings true at town's annual festival

Though it has grown over the years, the Clermont Days Festival still has the character with which it began. Clermont residents celebrated their history Friday and Saturday with the first event on the new plaza, which features a brick tower containing a school bell from the 1900s. In its 16th year,

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-17 03:54:00

Sheriff's Desk: Multimillion Dollar Methamphetamine Operation Results in Arrests

From the Desk of Sheriff Chris Clinton Towns County, Georgia I have long believed that one of the secrets to success in criminal investigations is networking and sharing information with other law enforcement agencies. In 2007, after being elected Sheriff of Towns County, I became a member of the Ap

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Councilmember Kwanza Hall Will Join Family of Hosea Williams to Dedicate Mural at Studioplex

District 2 Councilmember Kwanza Hall will join members of the family of Hosea Williams on Thursday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m. to dedicate a new mural in Williams' honor. Created by visual artist Fabian Williams, the fluorescent, glow-in-the-dark mural is installed at Studioplex on Airline Street NE

ATLANTA DAILY WORLD - 2017-09-19 14:02:29

$3.2M in meth seized; 5 arrested in North Georgia

A North Georgia drug bust dismantled a meth lab and seized more than $3 million worth of crystal methamphetamine, officials said Saturday. Five people, one from Gwinnett County, were arrested Friday on charges including methamphetamine trafficking and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the A


$3.2 million in meth seized, 5 arrested in drug case

A traffic stop, a search at a Dahlonega residence and further investigation into an alleged methamphetamine conversion lab led to the seizure of a reported 30 kilograms of methamphetamine, according to authorities. The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement office said Saturday it had taken part in a

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-17 01:21:00

2 Killed, 1 Injured In Cumming Crash

CUMMING, GA - Two people were killed and a third was injured Monday when two commercial vehicles crashed in Cumming. According to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened shortly after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Castleberry Road, near the entrance to Fowler Park

PATCH - 2017-09-19 13:03:10