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Zumba dancers move to the groove at fitness event

Never stop moving.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN - When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and candy into the crowd.

February 11, 2017 | BY ALEXANDER POPP and HAILEY VAN PARYS apopp@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won't be able to see your loved one again.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 he's working longer hours than when he was a younger man.

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


CASA can't serve all kids in foster care without 58 more volunteers

The Gainesville organization providing the "eyes and ears of the court" in foster care cases are in serious need of volunteers, executive director Janet Walden said Friday.

February 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




Authorities searching for missing Dahlonega man

Authorities are looking for a Dahlonega man last seen Monday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 10, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Family Promise transitional home installed to serve homeless families

Like a game of Tetris, the three pieces of a modular home dropped into place Thursday on Spring Street in Gainesville.

February 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Commissioners reject additional raises for tax employees

Hall County officials continued to keep a close watch on the bottom line as they dealt with department requests at Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday night.

February 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


College student wins contest, takes sick mom to see Bon Jovi

For one Flowery Branch woman, 'Bad Medicine' was good medicine.

February 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Clermont extends moratorium on subdivision development

There was a time when the town of Clermont didn't have "anybody around here," Mayor Jim Nix said. Those simpler times are a thing of the past, according to the mayor.

February 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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Earth Sense: Energy-efficient lighting requires prior homework

Even the most energy-conscious homeowners may want some security lighting in the front and backyard. There's no need to turn the place into a ...

February 26, 2017 | Rudi Kiefer | Local


Gainesville brewery marks first year of sudsy success tapping a thirsty market

Beer lovers rejoice.

February 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall ordinance to cover film crews’ impact

Hall County has become a hub for Hollywood productions, but now county officials are addressing some of the downsides of having film crews descend on ...

February 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes up states’ water wars dispute

The longstanding "water wars" between Georgia and Florida has moved from the legal battlefield to the political one.

February 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville relishes Chase Elliott’s quest for Daytona 500 win

DAWSONVILLE - The siren at the Dawsonville Pool Room is ringing out again these days.

February 25, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Investigators learn science behind sexual assault trauma

From college campuses to police headquarters, Anjana Freeman has been leading workshops on the science behind sexual assault trauma.

February 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


West Hall junior scores high on AP exams

Hannah Wetzel is nothing short of a scholar.

February 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


High winds fuel brush fire that damages 2 homes near Lake Lanier

Hall County Fire Services crews successfully controlled and put out a large scale brush fire Saturday afternoon that threatened several North Hall homes.

February 25, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Runaway teen found safe in Flowery Branch

Oakwood Police confirmed Saturday that missing teen Samuel John Franklin was located Friday night by the Hall County Sheriff's Office at a relative's ...

February 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Another hotel coming to Gainesville

Details are sparse, but one thing appears to be clear - plans are in the works to build a Hilton Brand hotel in Gainesville.

February 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville High School to mark 125th anniversary Sunday

The Red Elephants are ready to celebrate.

February 25, 2017 | | Local


Daddies, daughters dance the night away

For the 17th year the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department plays host to the Daddy Daughter Dance: Masquerade Ball at the Gainesville Civic Center. About ...

February 25, 2017 | | Local


Trump’s lifting of bathroom guidelines frustrates, worries LGBT community

Fear has been Quinn Shreve's constant partner for years.

February 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mailman charged with driving high, having cocaine

A mailman was arrested Thursday on charges he was high and had cocaine with him while delivering mail in Gainesville.

February 24, 2017 | | Local


Dahlonega building owner issues statement over dispute, doesn't mention KKK sign

Dahlonega landowner Roberta Green-Garrett broke her silence in the simmering Parks Building debate that has raged in the town for more than a year, issuing ...

February 24, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


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