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‘Up With People’ gets down in town this weekend

The international cast of Up With People will present upbeat musical performances twice today at Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University in Gainesville, with proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

August 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Local vape shops fume over potential FDA regulation

No longer are paper-rolled cigarettes - the tar-producing kind with tobacco and chemicals mixed into a potent, carcinogenic blend - the flavor of the week.

August 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Groundbreaking for Kubota facility planned in September

Just how big is the upcoming Kubota expansion?

August 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Masked attendees celebrate fun, fundraising at Gala

Masked attendees of the Children's Center for Hope & Healing's eighth annual Gala buzzed about the Robson Event Center Saturday dancing to the music of Back in Time Band, dining courtesy of Avocados and refilling glasses of wine at the open bar.

August 15, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Local


Evidence in past assault cases will get fresh scrutiny

Some 160 rape kits from Gainesville and Hall County bearing evidence from alleged sexual assaults may soon be sent for testing to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation from local law enforcement following a change in GBI policy.

August 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber forum to tackle impact of health reform law

A new health care reform bill was just emerging when the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tackled the thorny subject in a community forum six years ago.

August 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Dual immersion program lets students work on projects together online

Students in Hall County Schools and students at a private school in Guanajuato, Mexico, may not have much in common.

August 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville day care under investigation after child ends up in highway

The Department of Early Care and Learning is investigating a Gainesville day care after a child was found walking on the median of Dawsonville Highway earlier this week.

August 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man sleuths for sickness at CDC

A Gainesville native has joined an elite fellowship program of "disease detectives" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Lawsuit alleges racial slurs by neighbor

Years of racial epithets and threats from a neighbor forced a Gainesville family from their home recently, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Hall County Superior Court that tags city government as a defendant.

August 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Some services down today at Department of Driver Services

A mandatory program to verify noncitizens' legal presence in the country when they apply or for or renew driver's licenses will not be available today at Department of Driver Services locations, including in Gainesville.

August 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Riverside Military Academy recognizes local leaders, raises scholarship funds at ceremony

The halls of Riverside Military Academy echoed with voices and music Thursday evening, as the school opened its doors to more than 260 North Georgia residents and leaders.

August 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia opens new campus in Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia has officially opened the doors of its new campus in Blue Ridge.

August 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Dawson County church gets visit from rattlesnake

August 13, 2015 | By Michele Hester Staff writer | Local


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Authorities: Marina argument leads to broken hand

An argument on the docks of Aqualand Marina ended with a man suffering a broken hand from a metal pipe, according to Hall County authorities.

August 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Chamber to host seminar on business, personal success

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is holding a small business success seminar from 7:45-9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Lanier Tech ...

August 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County's surviving World War II veterans

Editor's note: The following are veterans who responded to calls for information about World War II.

August 30, 2015 | | Local


World War II remembered 70 years after Japanese surrender

Ray and Ellie Williams are celebrating 70 years in both love and war.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘When life gives you lemons ...’ one woman's way to give back

Two years ago, as she sat in a bed at Emory University Hospital recovering from a bone marrow transplant, Kelsey Bishop picked up her smartphone.

August 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘We celebrated. Big time:’ Gainesville’s Vance was in Okinawa when war ended

Bill Vance was anxious to join the action.

August 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Churches form partnership to recruit, help foster parents

When Liz Coates saw the plight of foster care in Hall County, she said she knew the congregation at First Baptist Church in Gainesville needed ...

August 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Dancers cut a rug, for fun and a Cause

Ten local celebrities partnered with professional dancers and competed in the Dancing for a Cause fundraiser Saturday night at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

August 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Public safety departments match grill skills at Laurel Summer Fest

What's the secret to good barbecue?

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


First Presbyterian Mission Expo encourages community volunteers

"Things that a lot of people dread, like a sink full of dishes, or raking leaves or sweeping up the porch, those are things that ...

August 29, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Expo gathers local women to network, shop, sell

Hundreds of women showed up Saturday at the Brenau Downtown Center, where they visited with health advocates, got massages, learned about local businesses and shopped ...

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Inaugural Women’s Expo celebrates ‘girls day out’

Think of today's inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo as "a very purposeful girls' day out," says event emcee Valerie Simmons-Walston.

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Law agency seeks medication for drug overdoses

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is training its officers to administer a medication that reverse the effects of opiate drug overdoses.

August 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools tout new modular units used for needed classrooms

One of the key necessities for a school to function is sufficient classroom space.

August 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health law fees hitting Hall County hard

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but it's come with a price tag that Hall County government is helping ...

August 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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