Local health care providers say there is marginal evidence that fewer Hispanic patients are seeking care in Hall County. At the Hall County Health Department, the total number of patient visits hasn't changed much. Dave Palmer, spokesman for District 2 Public Health in Gainesville, said there were 8,887 total visits in fiscal year 2007, compared to about 8,630 in 2008.
OAKWOOD - When Oakwood City Hall opened in May 2003, city officials hoped the building would take care of governmental needs for the next 10 to 15 years.
Used car lots are a dominant feature along Atlanta Highway. Many of them carry the Hispanic surname of their owners. In Spanish, the signs advertise easy credit and quick financing with or without an established credit record.
There is ample evidence that Latinos are leaving Hall County. The reason why Latinos are leaving depends on whom you ask. Day laborers who wait for work in parking lots on Atlanta Highway say Latinos are leaving in search of jobs. A few, who spoke to The Times while they waited for someone ...
As director of the local Senior Life Center, Merry Howard stresses the second word in the agency's name.
The numbers are dwindling at Centro Evangelistico, a mostly Hispanic church in Gainesville, but pastor Lemuel Betancourt keeps turning on the lights and welcoming the worshippers. The church that boasts of having Georgia's first Hispanic church-run child care center is now in danger of having to shut its doors.
Gainesville First United Methodist Church kicked off its annual pumpkin sale on Sunday afternoon.
CLEVELAND - The wall of the Cleveland post office now bears the name of Sgt. Jason Robert Harkins, who was killed in Iraq in 2007.
Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:
There are a few numbers that are important in the life of Lilliam, a young Gainesville State College student.
Are you health smart? Come out Wednesday to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's HealthSmart Expo to get up to date on health topics and take advantage of wellness services. "It's unique because it's not like a typical health fair," said Robyn Lynch, vice president of membership development. "Every booth actually has some sort of interactive activity or educational materials to share." The expo is set for 1 to 5 p.m. at the Georgia Mountains ...
All employers have to complete a federal verification of eligibility for employment for all workers. The form, called an I-9, requires the presentation of one or more documents that provide positive identification of the person's identity and his or her legal status for work.
Part of the Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 interchange is set to open on Tuesday.
On a Friday morning in the Hall County jail, two dozen jumpsuit-clad inmates lined up in handcuffs and leg irons to plead guilty to the misdemeanor crimes that landed them there. After being led by deputies into a plain cinder block room converted into a courtroom with a pair of flags and a judge's desk at one end, the inmates quietly sat in rows of metal and plastic chairs. They waited to enter their pleas ...
Gainesville police are investigating an armed robbery Saturday night at Super Mercado Carrillo El Guero.
Buford High School senior Christana Landress has her marching orders. Landress was chosen to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Fire officials are warning residents not to let food and fun distract them from keeping an eye on the fire hazards that come with cooking the turkey.
A state public health team is set to visit Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville next week, as the hospital moves closer to a trauma care designation.
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