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Residential drug treatment programs provide intensive, long-term care

Scott Hinchman sold his business to take over the family business in 2010, looking to provide adequate supervision and therapy for men seeking rehabilitation.

April 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Martin Road residents not on board with new exit

A new Interstate 985 interchange may be on the verge of construction in South Hall County, but that's not stopping a group of residents from trying to change its course.

April 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officers retiring after 20 years can keep their weapons

After thousands of high-risk search warrants and 21 years of service, the Glock .40 at Joe Amerling's side will soon come home for the last time.

April 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family TIES seeks to break cycle of child abuse

Family TIES in Gainesville hoped to shed light on child abuse prevention Saturday by setting up pinwheels in the front lawn of First Baptist Church in Gainesville and inviting an 11-year-old girl to recite her poem to her incarcerated father.

April 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Brenau to welcome Chinese students for last 2 years of college

Chinese and American students will "experience a slice of life from halfway around the globe" starting in the fall as Brenau University and Anhui Normal University embark on the new "2+2" agreement between the two.

April 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Brewery gets green light to pour with recent changes to state law

Craft brewers got a good pour last week when the state Department of Revenue implemented new regulations allowing tours to be sold at varying prices.

April 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woven in the wind: New garden exhibit beckons entry

A windier day couldn't have been chosen for the opening of the Woven Whimsy outdoor art exhibit at Atlanta Botanical Garden: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy in Gainesville.

April 09, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter hanging on; frost advisory in effect overnight in North Ga.

The calendar says April, but the weather this weekend says winter is holding on a bit longer.

April 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County seniors learn CPR before graduation

For a Georgia resident going into cardiac arrest, the survival rate is about 8 percent unless you're at a hospital, said North Georgia Heart Foundation Executive Director Daniel Thompson.

April 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


State officials, patients wait for federal ruling on marijuana

State lawmakers, local law enforcement and medical cannabis patients are anxiously waiting on a decision from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration on whether to reschedule marijuana under the federal Controlled Substances Act, a move that could open the door to new research on the drug.

April 09, 2016 | | Local


New Chicopee trail section to open April 23 as part of Highlands to Islands Trail

A long-awaited new Gainesville walking and running trail has an official opening date.

April 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Armed robbery, assault case moves to Superior Court

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator said a woman's hand was severely cut while struggling with an armed robbery suspect.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge dismisses excessive force case against Hall deputy

A U.S. District Court judge ruled last week in favor of Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in a case alleging excessive force in a 2012 arrest.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigator details alleged rape by man accused of impersonating officer

A Gainesville Police investigator told a Magistrate Court judge Friday of a rape suspect performing police-like procedures at a Gainesville motel.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Rape kits now being submitted to GBI regardless of investigation's status

Ahead of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, some 160 rape kits have been sent by Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement ...

April 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

April 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High to join pilot program with Comcast, GPB

"Gainesville's TV station" could be the result of a pilot project that will involve audio and video technology students from Gainesville High School. That ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Water is life. In Hall County, it's also money.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student spending: Hall, Gainesville below state, national averages

Georgia spends less per student than the national average, Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said. And Hall County and Gainesville schools fall below ...

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville teacher among 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year award

Heather McConnell, special education teacher at Gainesville Middle School, is one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year award.

April 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announces campaign to ‘unmask’ sex traffickers

With Atlanta as one of the largest centers of sex trafficking in the country, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Tuesday a campaign to target ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman, pet attacked by pack of dogs

Carly Sharec and her nearly 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer, Bowser, were out for their morning walk just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday when a pack ...

April 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local




U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hoschton bank robbery suspect being sought

A bank robbery suspect is being sought by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department after a Monday afternoon incident at Hamilton State Bank, located at ...

April 26, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


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