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A healthy goal: Keep kids moving

As standardized tests have become the norm in schools, so has holding fewer physical education classes in favor of more class time.

January 07, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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


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Improved housing options a priority for Gainesville in comprehensive plan update

Improving housing options is viewed as a top priority as the city of Gainesville is holding its second and final public hearing on a five-year ...

April 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Portions of Main Street in Gainesville to be closed for water line replacement

Portions of Main Street in Gainesville will be closed beginning Monday for up to eight weeks as workers replace 100-year-old cast-iron water lines in advance ...

April 13, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


State education official defends behavioral program

A top-ranking Georgia Department of Education official said Wednesday that "lawsuit or no lawsuit" state education leaders would continue making improvements to a 47-year-old program ...

April 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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