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Local businesses cashing in on Super Bowl fever

Going by the number of reservations and food orders already called in, the general manager of Branch House Tavern in Flowery Branch expects the cash register to be ringing all day Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons play in the Super Bowl.

February 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students mark book progress - with a lot of duct tape

Reading can be fun and should be encouraged.

February 04, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fair Street school celebrates progress report

Fair Street International School officials are optimistic that they can get off the state's chronically failing list this year after recent assessments shows students significantly improving their reading and math scores.

February 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


City officials eye priorities for 2017 at annual retreat

Downtown and midtown development, expanding public transportation and road infrastructure projects, and improving code enforcement and public safety were among the priorities for 2017 identified by the Gainesville City Council during its annual retreat at the Fair Street neighborhood center on Friday.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$100,000 in marijuana seized in Hoschton; 5 arrested

Five people from Hoschton were arrested between Wednesday and Friday after authorities said they found 28 marijuana plants.

February 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Explosion kills one, destroys home in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - A powerful explosion destroyed a Cleveland home Friday, killing one person inside and shattering windows of neighboring houses as the blast's shockwave was felt by people living miles away.

February 03, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Multiple boats damaged in fire at Aqualand Marina

A fire Friday morning did thousands in damage to boats at Aqualand Marina in Flowery Branch.

February 03, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Weather officials teach ins and outs of storms

Vicki Bentley has always been fascinated by dangerous weather.

February 03, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Legislature honors late Sheriff’s Office and WDUN personality 'Bimbo' Brewer

A former Hall County Sheriff's Office victim advocate and WDUN radio personality killed in a wreck earlier this month has been honored with a Georgia General Assembly resolution.

February 02, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Senate OKs extension of hospital tax for Georgia Medicaid

ATLANTA - Georgia hospitals would continue paying a tax that helps draw down $600 million in federal support for the Medicaid budget, under a bill that's headed to the state House.

February 02, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins named subcommittee chairman

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House, which is part of the Committee on Rules.

February 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Poultry industry leaders gather in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Attendees from throughout the U.S. and across the world descended on the Georgia World Congress Center this week to take part in the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo.

February 02, 2017 | By Barbara Olejnik bolejnik@poultrytimes.com | Local


Bill introduced giving property tax relief for disabled veterans

A bill that would give disabled veterans some property tax relief has been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly.

February 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former hospital leader is new director for Randy and Friends

Dennis Scheidt wanted to contribute to something and give back to society.

February 02, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Owner of former Gainesville medical clinic to pay feds $20M to settle false billing allegations

The owner of a Gainesville clinic that closed suddenly in August has agreed to pay $20 million to settle claims that he billed for services he didn't perform and unnecessary diagnostic tests.

February 02, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


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Slideshow: WWII veteran, Memorial Day Parade 'star' gets military honors

Cecil Boswell, who died Sunday, was part of the second wave invading Normandy on D-Day and fought in the pivotal Battle of the Bulge.

February 23, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville adds property to new housing development on Atlanta Street

In time for Thursday's 11 a.m. groundbreaking of the Walton Summit development at the former Green Hunter Homes on Atlanta Street, Gainesville officials ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Oakwood Police warn of Twitter pizza scam

A man buying pizza thought he was getting a great discount until Oakwood Police knocked on his front door, Sgt. Danny Sridej said.

February 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual road projects forum set for March 9

An annual update on area road projects is scheduled for March 9 in the Continuing Education Building at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville ...

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance; Hall superintendent calls it local issue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is revoking U.S. transgender guidelines, stepping into an emotional national issue and stripping students of federal protections to use bathrooms ...

February 22, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


New traffic signal aimed at helping pedestrians in downtown Gainesville

Aidia Stuart often walks her dog on the square in downtown Gainesville and has often encountered drivers who don't slow down to let them ...

February 22, 2017 | By Cindy Nguyen intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


4 honored for being ‘masters’ of nursing

Nurses make the biggest difference in patient care, at least in Nancy Krippel's experience.

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Student coalition voices concern over KKK sign in Dahlonega

A business owner's decision to put a Ku Klux Klan banner on a downtown building has led to several days of protests, and now ...

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’

Gainesville has come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession when the economy tanked and projects screeched to a halt for lack ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Airport upgrades could start in summer

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Tuesday he hopes improvements can begin at Lee Gilmer Airport this summer.

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Criminal justice council recommends changes to probation

State officials are recommending changes to help reduce what they say is the highest rate of felons on probation in the country.

February 21, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Poverty workshop looks to fill gaps in outreach services

Organizers are expecting a large gathering for a workshop Friday that will look at what services are available and which ones are lacking to address ...

February 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Former Hall firefighter killed off duty in tree-trimming accident

ATHENS - An Athens firefighter who previously worked as a firefighter in Hall County is dead after he was injured in a tree-trimming accident.

February 21, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview, Johnson teens named STAR students

Dhruv Gaur and Jackson Patrick Kelly aren't just great students. They were named STAR student school system winners, as part of the Student Teacher ...

February 21, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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