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Immigration law already hitting Georgia farmers

It takes almost 80,000 workers to harvest Georgia's crops, according to the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Grower's Association.

June 26, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


'People are trembling' over state's new immigration law

An entire wall at Village Wash and Dry Lavanderia on Atlanta Highway is filled with clothes dryers. But on a drizzling Thursday afternoon, only one is occupied with tumbling clothes.

June 26, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Most agree with troop pullout plan

Larry Emmett, whose son-in-law has returned from his second deployment in Afghanistan, said he believes the U.S. should leave the war-scarred country "as soon as possible."

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police give parents a boost on seat safety

The Gainesville Police Department and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety gave away 100 new booster seats Saturday to help ease the transition to a new state law that goes into effect Friday.

June 26, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Fake drugs can lead to real problems

Three pounds of Epsom salt and a Doritos bag was all it took to land three would-be drug dealer suspects in Hall County Jail last week.

June 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Kids learn technology basics at robot camp

Lakeview Academy sought to groom the next generation of mechanical wizards at a robotics camp this week for rising third- through sixth-graders.

June 25, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Surfers ride the waves of Lake Lanier

Kowabunga, dude! Surf's up on Lake Lanier!

June 25, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Forsyth County takes a mulligan to settle golf course’s fate

CUMMING - Forsyth County will have two more weeks to reach a decision on the court-ordered rezoning of Lanier Golf Course.

June 25, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Law agencies push booster seat safety

Gainesville Police see a lot of misuse with child-safety and booster seats. In fact, Sgt. Dean Staples, who leads the traffic unit, estimated 95 percent of seats they check are not installed correctly.

June 25, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Community Service Center left in limbo

The Hall County Board of Commissioners continues to wrestle with the idea of cutting funding to the Community Service Center, a decision which would have repercussions for Gainesville as well as the county.

June 25, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Migrant education program seeks to bridge cultural gap

Children in migrant families bounce from school to school and often live in homes where English isn't spoken, making learning difficult.

June 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local drivers welcome gas tax freeze

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday froze Georgia's gas tax, preventing an increase that would have kicked in July 1.

June 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Friday’s job cuts may lead to more

As 32 Hall County employees were told their jobs had been eliminated Friday, two county marshals stood guard outside the Board of Commissioners office.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No budget plan set as clock ticks

With fewer than six days left before the Hall County Board of Commissioners votes on its spending plan for fiscal year 2012, commissioners still have no agreed-upon plan.

June 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Coming Sunday: Immigration law's impact

Georgia's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigrants takes effect Friday. Though many support it, others say it is too harsh, and it already has faced legal challenges.

June 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Refinancing of hospital bonds to save $23M

The refinancing of Hall County-backed Northeast Georgia Health System hospital bonds will save more than $23 million over the life of the debt, according to ...

January 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Page raising funds for family whose son was hit by car, killed

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of a 3-year-old Cleveland boy killed Tuesday when he was pinned between two cars ...

January 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Doctor’s attorney denies patient allegations of ‘inappropriate contact’

A Gainesville doctor accused of inappropriate behavior during physical examinations has denied any wrongdoing, according to a response by his attorney.

January 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Truck removed from Oakwood sinkhole

A few screeches, clangs and bangs later and the 55,000-pound truck was finally free.

January 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville school system seeks public input on superintendent hire

Gainesville school officials are seeking the public's input on what qualities community stakeholders deem important in choosing the system's next superintendent.

January 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


3-year-old killed after being pinned between cars in Cleveland Ingles parking lot

A 3-year-old child died after being pinned between two cars in an Ingles parking lot in Cleveland on Tuesday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol.

January 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Several people suspected of stealing $11,000 worth of iPhones from South Hall stores

Apple iPhones valued at about $11,000 have been stolen this week at two South Hall phone stores, while the Oakwood Wal-Mart had three iPads ...

January 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Truck still in sinkhole as heavy machinery comes to scene

A 55,000-pound truck is still stuck in a sinkhole this morning in the parking lot of Diamond Auto Spa in Oakwood.

January 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girl from Hall still missing, 2nd girl found

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert as they continue the search for a girl who went missing in Alpharetta on Saturday night and previously went ...

January 18, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula rolls out new alcohol ordinance

A new alcohol ordinance is taking shape in Lula.

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Homeschooling primer scheduled for Thursday

Parents interested in personally taking on their children's education are invited to a homeschooling open house Thursday to learn the ins and outs of ...

January 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deshaun Watson Drive coming soon

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board has given its OK to renaming Touchdown Drive outside Gainesville High School to Deshaun Watson Drive.

January 17, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicken Salad Chick restaurant coming to North Lake Square

A unique food option is coming to Dawsonville Highway. Chicken Salad Chick is scheduled to open by the beginning of June at the North Lake ...

January 17, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall clinic doctor accused of ‘questionable’ touching during exams

The staff physician at a Hall County-run health clinic for employees is no longer working there after allegations of "questionable" touching were reported by more ...

January 17, 2017 | By Joshua Silavent and Nick Watson jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com | nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


The great divide between rural Hall and metro Atlanta in Trump’s America

LULA - Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur ...

January 17, 2017 | By Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


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