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'Shaving cream' effort helps save lives in Afghanistan

Through a common, everyday household item, not a high-tech device with a big Pentagon price tag, area residents can help save military lives in one of Afghanistan's deadliest regions.

August 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau Academy starts its new life Aug. 29

College might be starting early for Brenau Academy girls this year, but classes are going to start later than usual.

August 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Backup plan for Hall County parks is in works

Hall County's leaders still won't say exactly what will happen to taxpayer-funded recreation programs in the county at the end of the month, but they say they aren't going to let Parks and Leisure Services completely disappear.

August 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


As classes begin, Hall school board looks ahead

The school year is just starting, but Hall County Schools Board of Education members already have projects in the works to discuss at Monday's work session.

August 06, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Versatile Nix wears many hats for Hall

Marty Nix's roots run deep in Hall County.

August 06, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Kids enjoy learning about work vehicles at Touch-a-Truck

Joanie Compton, 7, and her brother R.J., 5, play in the back of ambulance. Joanie giggles as she pretends to heal her little brother by telling him to lie down on the stretcher.

August 06, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Hall Democrats gather to celebrate Obama's 50th birthday

Democrats got together Saturday to have a party in honor of President Barack Obama's birthday.

August 06, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Flowery Branch council members run for re-election

Two Flowery Branch City Council members plan to seek re-election in November.

August 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property sold by Deal to be turned into a pawn shop

ATLANTA - The California businessman who purchased property from Gov. Nathan Deal owns several adult businesses but plans to turn the Habersham County site into a large-scale pawn shop for boats and cars, his attorney said Friday.

August 06, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey The Associated Press | Local


Intersection change at Ga. 400, Ga. 53 ahead of plans

State transportation officials on Thursday said plans to renovate Dawson County's busiest intersection are ahead of schedule.

August 06, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Helen native teaches Northerners to ride bulls

CANAAN, Conn. - Anticipation hangs in the ring, suddenly calm and quiet. That lasts just a moment, until, after a deep breath, the rider offers a slight nod. The bucking chute opens, and all hell breaks loose.

August 05, 2011 | | Local


Community organizations host redistricting meeting

Community members will get an extra opportunity Monday to look over and comment on proposed City Council district lines.

August 05, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Hall leaders to review use of county-owned vehicles

In a continuing effort to cut local government costs, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will review county vehicle use in the coming days.

August 05, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Avita employee pleads guilty to taking funds

A guilty plea last week ended the case against a former employee of a nonprofit agency who was accused of improperly using funds to allow dozens of children to participate in extracurricular activities.

August 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Kids enjoy day of wet fun before school starts next week

Their bookbags are already packed, there's bread and peanut butter in the pantry to make sandwiches and new outfits are picked out, ready to go on Monday morning.

August 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN - When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and ...

February 11, 2017 | BY ALEXANDER POPP and HAILEY VAN PARYS apopp@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won't be able to see your loved one again.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | 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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