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Times collecting supplies for firefighters battling wildfires

The Times will have its van sitting in front of the newspaper's building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday collecting supplies for Georgia Forestry Commission firefighters battling the wildfires. Anyone who wants to can bring items and "pack the van." The Times will deliver the supplies to the Forestry Commission office. A forestry commission representative said the following items are needed:

November 21, 2016 | Associated Press | 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


Attorney Ashley Bell joins Trump transition team

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell, a former Hall County commissioner, has joined the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump to help recruit staff at the U.S. Department of State.

November 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Stolen American flag returned to Gainesville owner

A week after his American flag was stolen, Matthew Youngelman was flying the red, white and blue again Thursday in Summer Creek Estates in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver hot lunches to senior citizens in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

PORTLAND, Maine - A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides ...

December 01, 2016 | By David Sharp Associated Press | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




Tornado warning expires for Hall

Update: The tornado warning has expired.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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