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Local students chosen to help shape education

Although Eleanor Walker and Lindsay Neece are still shy of voting age at age 17, they'll still have the opportunity to have a voice in state policy this year.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Despite time of year, flu shots readily available

When it comes to the flu, some health officials are a bit perplexed.

November 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Spout Springs road work creates traffic mess in S. Hall

The Spout Springs Road project didn't let up on Election Day.

November 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council postpones decision on Yonah Burger drive-through

Amid a collective groan from the audience, the Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday evening to postpone making a decision about a drive-through restaurant.

November 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sheriff's officials following leads in robbery

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies responded at 9 p.m. Monday to a report of an armed robbery at the Minit Save convenience store in the 3700 block of Atlanta Highway.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Authorities search for home invasion suspect

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators are requesting help identifying a suspect in a home invasion in the 900 block of Garden Drive.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local




Gainesville hoping for well-done burger discussion

Green Street Circle residents have a chance to talk to Gainesville City Council members tonight about their concerns with a new burger restaurant coming to town.

November 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Candidates travel the state to drum up support

Gubernatorial hopefuls Roy Barnes and Nathan Deal spent the final day of the campaign season flying around the state to greet supporters, hoping to squeeze as much as possible into the final hours before Election Day.

November 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Quake survivor resuming mission in Haiti

Flowery Branch's Randy Puckett is returning to Haiti one year after he was caught up in the earthquake that devastated the island nation.

November 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voters beware: There may be backups today on Spout Springs

Voters using parts of Spout Springs Road to head to polling places in South Hall may hit some construction delays.

November 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch charter school focuses on science, math, technology

As students step into most elementary schools, it's time to power down by putting away the iPods and other handheld devices.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Expert sheds light on children’s brains

If you've ever questioned just what has gotten into your child, the folks at the Spout Springs Library may have an answer.

November 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Childhood obesity a startling problem, professor says

One in 3 children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, and families need to take action to stop it, a professor said during a lecture Monday.

November 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School officials unveil Gainesville's new graduation plan

Families and friends of graduates can expect a more comfortable ceremony at Gainesville High School this May, Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall library system creates online community survey

The Hall County Library System is seeking community input into its practices.

July 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Longstreet’s new surgical device can ease chronic back pain

The technique for artificial disks in the back have been around "for a really long time," The Longstreet Clinic neurosurgeon Betsy Grunch explained, but a ...

July 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat on Lake Lanier got its much-needed attention Thursday when the sunken vessel found its new resting place in a Gainesville salvage yard.

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville war veteran gets 3 years in prison after guilty plea in 2015 state patrol shooting

A Gainesville military veteran pleaded guilty Thursday in Hall County Superior Court to charges related to firing a hunting rifle at Georgia State Patrol officers ...

July 21, 2016 | BY JOSHUA SILAVENT and JEFF GILL jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Drug agents arrest North Carolina man, seize $16K of meth

A Murphy, N.C., man was arrested Wednesday when White County Sheriff's Office deputies reportedly found $16,000 of drugs during a traffic stop ...

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Study shows medical marijuana lowers costs, painkiller use

Research has linked medical marijuana with a decrease in the abuse of painkillers, and now a University of Georgia study has spotlighted the potential cost ...

July 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some ice cream

Savannah King takes you to four local favorites for ice cream.

July 21, 2016 | | Local


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