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9th District residents protest about affordable care, other issues

For Dahlonega resident Marisa Pyle and her family, the Affordable Care Act has been a lifesaver.

March 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students share what helps them be their best

Some confidence, the right priorities and a quiet space to study go a long way for local high school students working to succeed.

March 05, 2017 | By Jessie Moose intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Work could begin soon on developmentally disabled adult housing in South Hall

Grading could begin soon on an 84-unit South Hall community for developmentally disabled adults.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man retires on 80th birthday after 55 years at same company

After 55 years at the same workplace, Robert Stringer says, with a smile, that he expects to "rust out" in his retirement years.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


AARP event to focus on woman who challenged beliefs on aging

Women's History Month will continue Thursday with an event celebrating the life of a woman who challenged outdated beliefs about what it means to age, as well as founded AARP Georgia and what was then known as the National Retired Teacher's Association.

March 05, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Burning cigar causes 10-acre brush fire near four North Hall homes

A discarded cigar is believed to have caused a 10-acre brush fire near four North Hall homes Sunday afternoon.

March 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dock security a rising concern for Lake Lanier residents

Docks are sometimes the target of opportunistic thieves, and some Lake Lanier residents wish they could use surveillance cameras to monitor the belongings they keep by the lake just as they do the belongings in their home.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Weighing humanity vs. cost of illegal immigration in Hall County

Ana Miranda said she recently returned to Gainesville from Mexico, where she visited her deported husband.

March 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ex-offenders get 2nd chance to forge a new life

With her freedom coming, Vickie Huff said she worried about her resume's two-decade hole in employment history.

March 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rotary Club builds 100th wheelchair ramp for homebound residents

The Rotary Club of Gainesville believes in service above self, and local members have put that motto into action.

March 04, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


iTNLanier transit service a savior for seniors

For those who can't get around on their own, iTNLanier fills the gap.

March 04, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Little Leaguers step up to the plate at Gainesville Park and Recreation

Gainesville Parks and Recreation T-Ball Bandits practice began Friday evening in the chilly air at Candler Fields. The season begins on Saturday March 18 following the annual Little League opening day ceremony at City Park.

March 04, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Flurry of activity at Gold Dome on Crossover Day

Friday marked Crossover Day, when bills must pass at least one chamber of the Georgia legislature to have a chance of becoming law. Here's a look at what still has life and what died on the vine.

March 04, 2017 | Times Staff and Wire reports | Local


Former Hall Fire officer, national fire program director dies

Hall County Fire Services' first training officer, who would later become a director within the Federal Emergency Management Agency, died Thursday.

March 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Tour promoting healthy lifestyle, fighting hunger gets underway

Gainesville will be the first stop of eight on the statewide Pop-Up Pantry Party tour.

March 04, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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Officials give update on Hall County road projects schedule

While some construction barrels already line some Hall County roads, other traffic relief appears on the way in the form of some big transportation projects.

March 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


University of North Georgia holds mock disaster drill simulating tornado aftermath

The University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus held a mock disaster event Wednesday to help students, faculty and staff gain practical experience in how ...

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall state lawmaker Emory Dunahoo continues push for ‘FairTax’

A Hall County state lawmaker has introduced "FairTax" legislation that would convert Georgia's tax code from a state income tax to a statewide consumption ...

March 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Katt Williams to pay almost $87K in damages for ‘outrageous publicity stunt’ in Gainesville

The man allegedly assaulted by comedian Micah "Katt" Williams in Gainesville last year was awarded $86,715 in damages in a civil case Wednesday.

March 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Another doughnut shop could be coming to Gainesville

Fans of specialty doughnuts could have another place to get their fix soon.

March 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gaines Ferry Road back open after brief closure for fire

Gaines Ferry Road between McEver Road and Ga. 13 South is back open after a small fire at a gas station caused a brief closure ...

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision made to demolish Barker House after 6-month postponement

March 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man charged in Monday wreck that shut down pair of I-985 exits

A Gainesville man has been charged with failure to maintain lane after a single-car crash that sent him to the hospital and shut down exits ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local


Man pinned by car, injured in Stan’s Biscuits parking lot

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning after a vehicle went off the road and struck a vehicle in a Gainesville restaurant parking lot, pinning ...

March 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents raise concerns about Dawsonville Highway traffic

Pat Horgan, a resident in the Lakeshore Drive community in Gainesville, took to the podium at the Gainesville City Council meeting Tuesday to remind elected ...

March 08, 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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