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Hall DFCS: Adoptions, children returning home up from last year

Hannah Rule was getting questions from others around the Division of Family and Children Services on how the agency was seeing such high adoption finalizations between July and August.

November 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Mincey Marble's OK to expand plant still ruffles residents

The uproar over Mincey Marble's plans to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road may have seemed to end with an affirmative rezoning vote on Oct. 13.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


A bubble-up business: North Hall grad starts waffle shop

Earlier this year, Joe Nedza took a missed opportunity and turned it into a business opportunity.

November 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Grant program to help repair aging homes called a‘godsend’

Johnny Harris once hunted deer and rabbit and squirrel in the dense forests behind the home he has shared with his wife, Mattie, since it was first built in Morningside Heights on Gainesville's south side in the 1970s.

November 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High winds, drought raise fire danger in North Ga. mountains

High winds along with continued dry conditions have complicated efforts to fight wildfires in the North Georgia mountains, but fire crews have made progress in controlling the blazes.

November 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with murder in shooting death of his sister

A Gainesville man has been arrested in the shooting death of his sister Friday night.

November 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Drug Court celebrates 15 years of helping addicts

Two versions of Joel Perez joined Superior Court Judge Jason Deal at his lectern Friday before the First Baptist Church masses.

November 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Charges added in Hoschton gas station shooting

An Athens man faces drug and weapons charges in an investigation into a Flowery Branch man's death last month.

November 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


As winter nears, concerns grow over squatters occupying empty buildings

The door of the neighbor's house was wide open, rocking slightly with the breeze, when Tammy Hansen returned to her midtown Gainesville home with her teenage daughter and toddler son one day this past week.

November 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Program ‘teaches you how to be a man’

Minding your P's and Q's, keeping eye contact and shaking hands with confidence are just a few tips and tricks the little gentlemen in the Fly Guys program learn.

November 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Oakwood-based Wayne Farms recalling 4,059 pounds of chicken

Wayne Farms in Oakwood is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of "ready-to-eat" chicken, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

November 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Gainesville Jaycees seek Young Woman of Year, Young Man of Year nominees

The Gainesville Jaycees are seeking candidate nominations for 2016 Young Woman of the Year and Young Man of the Year awards.

November 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Life Line screenings event set for Nov. 30

Residents living in and around Gainesville can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with screenings by Life Line Screening.

November 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Weather change brings high winds but smoke relief to area; colder temps on way

A change in the weather and direction of the winds brings relief this weekend to many North Georgians choking from smoke pouring from mountain wildfires in the last week.

November 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Georgia among 5 states struggling with surging numbers of foster children

NEW YORK - The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, with Georgia leading the five states that account ...

November 26, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Help offered when holiday struggles mount

Compared to the rest of the year, the holiday week usually generates fewer first-time calls from domestic violence victims and fewer people seeking shelter, said ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rarer languages call for special courtroom help from interpreters

On the courtroom's back pew, Cornelio Lazarescue sat through a three-day trial last week with a pair of jet-black headphones. Next to him was ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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