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School leaders look ahead to 2017

Looking ahead to the new year, Gainesville and Hall County school officials remain committed to managing growth and funding capital projects, while staying focused on student achievement.

December 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Domestic violence center in need of goods, volunteers

As the holidays draw to an end, the demand for help from Gateway Domestic Violence Center tends to increase, the center's executive director Jessica Butler said.

December 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Extras needed for numerous productions

Whether you're an aspiring actor or just looking for for a new hobby, being an extra can be a tough but rewarding experience from both sides.

December 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man charged with child exploitation

A Gainesville man is accused of having photos of underage girls, according to authorities.

December 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville cop shaves head for boy battling leukemia

Lt. Andy Smith tied his own aqua-blue bib and sat down for a haircut.

December 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood man accused of having pics of underage girls

An Oakwood man was accused last week of having pictures of underage girls, according to authorities.

December 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Gainesville woman injured in wreck when tablet slips from lap

A Gainesville woman was injured after authorities said the tablet she was using as a GPS device slipped off her lap and she lost control of her car on a northwest Georgia road.

December 30, 2016 | Rome News-Tribune | Local


Rape Response volunteers help survivors ‘find their voice’

Working as a Rape Response volunteer, Katiee McKinstry spent time at the hospital with a sexual assault survivor during a forensic exam that can usually last three hours.

December 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trash collectors stay busy during holidays

For trash collectors, the weeks before and after Christmas are like Black Friday for retail workers.

December 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Tax revenue ahead of last year’s pace

As state government officials gleefully watch tax-generated revenue fill Georgia's coffers at a pace eclipsing last year's rate of tax collections, Hall County administrators also point to increased collections. But they stopped short of predicting being on track to hit their targeted $96.95 million revenue budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

December 30, 2016 | By CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Public hearing is Tuesday on proposed ‘alpine coaster’ in Helen

A proposed amusement ride focused more on views than stomach-dropping thrills is set to go before the Helen City Commission Tuesday for a public hearing and possible final vote.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retiring city public works director reflects on service

David Dockery's corner office gives him a wide view of downtown Gainesville, with its busy streets and other infrastructure that have provided him job security for the past decade.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ask The Times: When was Billy Lothridge Boulevard named?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

December 29, 2016 | | Local


NE Georgia Health System acquires Barrow hospital, medical group

Northeast Georgia Health System is ringing in the new year with another campus.

December 29, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




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Authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant

Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their 4-month-old child in their car.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were ...

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new ...

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


YMCA works to make wellness easy

Change is hard.

January 03, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local




Man accused of trying to sell fake gold bars

An Anderson, S.C., man is accused of trying to sell fake gold bars at a Gainesville pawn shop, according to authorities.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner IDs kids killed in Sunday wreck

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck has identified the two children killed Sunday afternoon in a southeast Hall County wreck.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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