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Childhood obesity ads drawing fire

Almost 1 million children in Georgia are overweight or obese, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reports.

January 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


DOT report shows need for road help in Dahlonega

A slate of transportation projects has been recommended for downtown Dahlonega through 2035 to help ease traffic woes, fueled by a growing college and the city's own huge tourist draw.

January 07, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area road deaths up by small margin in 2012

In a year that saw a number of serious wrecks in the area involving children, authorities say 2011 was an average year overall for fatalities on local roadways.

January 07, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Soup’s on at Redwine Methodist for monthly meal

Redwine United Methodist Church held the first of its monthly soup kitchens Saturday.

January 07, 2012 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Jacobs to lead proposed college consolidation

When Martha Nesbitt retires from Gainesville State College this summer, she'll likely be stepping down as its third - and final - president.

January 07, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Out in the cold? Churches offer soup

Two local Methodist churches are offering hot soup to Gainesville's homeless in the cold winter months.

January 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Rogers to be chairman of Higher Education Committee

Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, has been appointed chairman of Higher Education Committee.

January 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Lawmakers hope to rewrite juvenile code

Georgia lawmakers are poised to introduce a bill that would revamp the state's juvenile code, one that has not been updated in about 40 years.

January 07, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall County real estate developer Dunlap dies

A prominent Hall County real estate developer was remembered Friday as being "a good friend" and leader in the community.

January 06, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Ralston cautious about revising Hall’s districts

The head of Georgia's House of Representatives is cautious about his words when asked about redrawing state House districts in Hall County.

January 06, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No injuries in North Hall school bus accident

A spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol said there were no injuries in a wreck this afternoon involving a Hall County school bus at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Jim Hood roads in North Hall County.

January 06, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Drug bust nets $83,000, 7 suspects

Hall County authorities netted more than $83,000 in seized cash when they, along with the FBI, arrested seven people through an undercover cocaine trafficking investigation.

January 06, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Ex-Hall jailer faces credit card fraud charges

For the second time in as many months, a Hall County Sheriff's Office jailer has been arrested.

January 06, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Video phone is like Skype for the deaf

The Disability Resource Center in Gainesville has a new piece of equipment that promises to make communication for the local deaf community a little easier.

January 06, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Banks County bridge is closed for repairs

The Ga. 50 bridge across Grove Creek in Banks County is closed for repairs until further notice, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

January 06, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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Cost of hunting, fishing licenses going up

State hunting and fishing licenses are getting more expensive beginning July 1.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office assists in 23-arrest operation targeting online predators

Hall County Sheriff's Office law enforcement assisted about 20 other agencies in an operation targeting men who "traveled from areas around metro Atlanta with ...

April 24, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Public hearings set for new South Hall middle/high school

Two public hearings are scheduled late next month for Hall County school board members and officials to hear comments and concerns about proposed redistricting plans ...

April 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


UNG student plans to appeal suspension stemming from photo he allegedly took, posted

A University of North Georgia student plans to appeal a two-semester suspension that came after a school investigation into a photo the student allegedly took ...

April 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


State money sought in road project near North Hall schools

Hall County is seeking state money to help improve safe travel at an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 robberies reported in Gainesville over weekend

Three robbery reports were made to Gainesville Police between Saturday and Sunday, according to authorities.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Latino students set to host immigration forums at UNG’s Gainesville campus

Latino Student Association members at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus are hoping the forums on immigration they are organizing for Wednesday will ...

April 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall commissioners about to OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is poised to award a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in ...

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville's police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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