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Program offers help at the touch of a button

From the outside, it is simply a button that can be used to call for help. But for the people who use Lifeline, that little button means the ability to live independently, said Dianne Appling, the Lifeline coordinator for Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

September 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Heating, air conditioning draws from underground source

BUFORD - When Paula and Fred Ferguson needed a new air conditioning system, finding an energy-efficient one was a top priority.

September 27, 2009 | | Local


Hoschton police will have to move sooner than expected

HOSCHTON - Hoschton Police Chief Jeremy Howell had planned to find a new home for the department in a few years, but that relocation will now happen sooner than he anticipated.

September 27, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Lake Lanier continues its healthy rise

Lake Lanier now stands at levels it hasn't reached since February 2006, just before a two-year drought drained the lake to a historic low.

September 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Federal grant would create regional wireless network

An organization based in Athens would like to help residents in surrounding areas surf the Internet.

September 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials cut ribbon on new Gainesville Middle School

Eighth-grader Tahira Ricks misses the old Gainesville Middle School, but not so much that she dismisses the new school next to the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center.

September 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


The tax bill's in the mail for Hall County residents

It's that time of year again - Hall County tax bills are being mailed out today.

September 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rains go away, sun comes out today

Another day of heavy rain Saturday may be the last of the wet stuff we see for awhile.

September 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


It’s llama llove: Competing pack animals bring out enthusiasts

They're cute. They're soft. And, oh yeah, they can weigh up to 400 pounds.

September 27, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Employment group broadens how disabilities are defined

A year after the Americans with Disabilities Act was updated, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is looking to bring its regulations in line with the changes.

September 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rival schools rally to aid cancer cure

Cancer statistics, however unsettling, often go in one ear and out the other. That is until you or someone you know - perhaps your child or someone you go to school with - has it.

September 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hoschton festival, pageant draw crowds despite weather

HOSCHTON - Despite a rainy Saturday morning, people still packed the streets of Hoschton to celebrate the city's 35th annual fall festival.

September 27, 2009 | By Katie Dunn and Claire Miller news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Illegal taxis drive under city's radar

Jose Luis Diaz, owner of Fiesta Cab Company in Gainesville, says he does everything by the book. But now, he says his business is suffering because others don't.

September 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sports car fans get a wet day at the track

BRASELTON - Driver Wolf Henzler was impressed by the throng of racing fans walking the paddocks in windbreakers and galoshes prior to the start of Saturday's 12th annual Petit Le Mans.

September 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Family's closure brings no comfort

Joan Praet winced somewhat as she heard the word.

September 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Effect of recession lingers for local charities

When the recession set in, social service charities were hit with a double dose of trouble: Demand for services increased dramatically while donations plummeted.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man’s 2013 death yields few clues, no suspects

Texts went unanswered and hundreds of phone calls went to voicemail.

December 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau waits on state’s OK for nursing program

Although Brenau University now boasts three doctoral programs, including a doctorate of nursing practice, the nursing program's state approval is "conditional."

December 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mom overcomes a past of drugs, abuse with agency’s aid

December 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat’s Home for a Hero dedicates house to veteran, mother of 3

Charmaine Smith stood in the driveway of her newly constructed home in Flowery Branch and felt "very overwhelmed."

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Shop with a Cop helps youngsters fill Christmas stockings

It's not every day a fully uniformed, gun-toting officer of the law wanders through the kid's section of a department store, pushing a cart full of "Frozen" toys and taking orders from a 5-year-old in pink sequined boots.

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Authorities ID Gainesville man killed by train in Oakwood

Hall County Sheriff's Office authorities have identified the victim of Friday's train collision in Oakwood as Shon Morrison of Gainesville.

December 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


3 treated after ammonia leak at poultry plant in Gainesville

Three people were treated for exposure to ammonia on Friday afternoon after a leak at Koch Foods on Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in Habersham County wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery

A man from Habersham County has rounded up a $1 million prize from the Georgia Lottery just in time for the holidays. Tommy Bell of Demorest won his prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gray, drizzly weekend ahead for holiday shopping

Those of you hitting the stores for last-minute Christmas gifts or getting in a little caroling will need to brace for a soggy weekend.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


There’s still time: Christmas shipping hasn’t sailed yet

With Christmas just a few days away, the scramble for last-minute gifts is matched only by the rush to ship them.

December 19, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hall County teacher builds student a prosthetic hand

A boy bends his wrist and watches his blue metal fingers curl.

December 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Narcotics squad searches turn up $145K in meth

Some $144,800 in methamphetamine was found between two Hall County locations following searches by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

December 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Middle schoolers make ornaments for kids

Thursday morning members of Gainesville Middle School's Tome Society student literary group visited Challenged Child & Friends in Gainesville. Challenged Child and Friends offers a tailored and integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities learn and grow in a full inclusion program with children who have typical development. The middle-school students also brought books for the students, along with snowman ornaments.

December 19, 2014 | | Local


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