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‘Masters of Innovation’ share lessons they’ve learned

An entrepreneur creates something, whether a physical product like Amanda Wilbanks' pies or something less tangible like Wendell Starke's Invesco, one of the nation's largest investment management firms.

November 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


State issues air quality alert as smoke from wildfires covers region

Smoke from wildfires in the North Georgia mountains is continuing to spread throughout the region, leading the state Environmental Protection Division to issue a Code Red air quality alert.

November 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lumpkin County man denied clemency, will be executed Wednesday

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for a Lumpkin County facing the death penalty Wednesday night.

November 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital to get marble water garden thanks to ‘signature gift’ from Jack, Janice Frost

A marble water garden will be built next year at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton thanks to a "signature gift" from Jack and Janice Frost to The Medical Center Foundation, according to a press release from Northeast Georgia Health System.

November 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Defendant: ‘I don’t want to shoot this guy if I don’t have to’

A Buford man took the stand in his own defense Tuesday, saying he did not want to shoot the man allegedly stalking his wife "if I don't have to."

November 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Battle brewing over housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking has drawn fierce opposition from neighbors, who say they worry such a development would raise safety concerns and lower property values.

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Home donation adds to Family Promise’s mission

A modular show home will be in the hands of Family Promise of Hall County, and ready to serve as a transitional shelter for homeless parents and children moving from the streets to self-reliance, after its appearance at an international event in Florida this January.

November 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Communities seek to help those fighting wildfires

Communities across the Southeast are rallying together to do anything they can to help firefighters extinguish 33 wildfires that have taken over huge areas of land.

November 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


State: Death row inmate should be asked if he wants appeal

ATLANTA - A Georgia death row inmate scheduled for execution this week should be asked whether he wants an appeal filed on his behalf, lawyers for the state argued in a court filing Tuesday.

November 15, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville signs off on funding construction costs for office, warehouse facility

Gainesville City Council signed off Tuesday on $42,000 in tax allocation district funding to cover some construction costs for a 5,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility on Maple Street.

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Council approves funding for youth sports complex

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved funding for the design of a youth sports complex, tapping about $450,000 in impact fee revenue (which comes from new construction fees).

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville OKs insurance building purchase

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the $1.63 million bond terms for the city's purchase of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for a possible new parking deck downtown.

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ministries providing Thanksgiving meals

Giving back on Thanksgiving is a tradition for some families.

November 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Logan named District 2 health director

Dr. Pamela Logan is the new District 2 health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health. She starts today.

November 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Poultry industry tackles challenges in seeking growth

Eradication of disease, increased exports and improved breeds are challenges that have determined the growth of the poultry industry.

November 15, 2016 | By Barbara Olejnik bolejnik@poultrytimes.com | Local


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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


Skunk in North Hall is county’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2016

A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court to weigh whether 1st amendment protects Hall student’s 'Columbine' threat

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student accused of threatening to get "the chopper out and make Columbine look childish" will take his case to ...

November 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Feldman named executive director for Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Heather Feldman has been named executive director of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. She had served as the interim executive director since August before being ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Grant to fund leadership course for African-American males at UNG

The University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative will fund a course this spring at the University of North Georgia aimed at helping African-American ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks holiday cups facing less uproar this year

While the uproar over this year's holiday cups at Starbucks is a bit quieter than last year, it still exists.

November 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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