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Gold hair, shaved heads help Friendship Elementary mark raising $4K for childhood cancer research

A suggestion to help kids with childhood cancer resulted in gold-sprayed hair for the principal at Friendship Elementary School, plus three teachers and an assistant principal who were nearly bald.

October 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Ga. 53 work near Braselton postponed

Work to replace a drainage pipe underneath Ga. 53 near Braselton has been postponed.

October 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Northeast Georgia Health System is buying Barrow hospital

Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System continued its growth Monday, with officials announcing a purchase agreement with Barrow Regional Medical Center.

October 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ga. 13 gets new traffic signal in Buford

A new traffic signal is coming to Ga. 13 at Sawnee Avenue in Buford, just south of Hall County.

October 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Christmas movie filming in Dahlonega this week

Downtown Dahlonega will be a movie set this week - for the third time in a year.

October 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Hundreds hold silent protest of abortion

Hundreds of people from St. Michael Catholic Church and local anti-abortion advocacy groups lined the sidewalks surrounding Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler Parkway on Sunday in a silent protest of abortions in America. It's part of a national effort called "Life Chain."

October 02, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

3 cats rescued from house fire

The Gainesville Fire Department rescued three cats from a house fire on Walker Street about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. No people were home at the time of the fire.

October 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Bojangles’, other retail planned off Ga. 365 near Lula

A Bojangles' restaurant and other retail are proposed at Lula Road/Ga. 52 and Ga. 365 near Lula.

October 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

3 killed Saturday in 2 separate crashes in White County

Three people were killed Saturday evening in White County in two separate one-vehicle accidents, Georgia State Patrol officials reported.

October 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Tax credit for low-income workers could be part of broader package

More than 18,000 Hall County families would benefit from a state-level tax credit that supports low-income workers, according to research from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, infusing about $4.3 million into the local economy.

October 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Keeping it all in the family: Kelly family celebrates 15 years of Signs By Tomorrow

When asked the highlight of his company's 15 years in business, Jay Kelly doesn't mention designing for an Olympic venue or hitting the $1 million sales mark.

October 02, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

162 properties sit in the crosshairs of Spout Springs Road widening

When Anthony Woods signed the lease on his auto repair shop, he knew his business may be in the way of the Spout Springs Road widening.

October 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Parent forums, staff turnover spark changes at Gainesville Middle School

Gainesville Middle School administration has made a number of changes in procedure this year after hearing complaints and questions from parents in the spring.

October 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Fall’s crafty designs: Artist's jewelry inspired by Western themes

After living in Wyoming for three years, Courtney Fleming came back with the inspiration she needed to start her own jewelry-making business, Rocking C Designs.

October 01, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

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Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

First-grade cancer survivor receives custom basketball hoop

Lining it up from her wheelchair, Addi Bales tosses up a shot in the lobby of the Gainesville Academy Sports + Outdoors.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities searching for missing Hall teenager

Hall County authorities are looking for a teenager last seen Tuesday in Lula.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Early voting in Hall beats expectations

About 8,000 Hall County voters cast their ballots this week for the presidency and local races, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee, a larger-than-expected ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jackson EMC warns members of phone scam

The power utility Jackson EMC is warning its members of a phone scam attempting to con customers into paying phony bills.

October 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Authorities believe child started early morning Gainesville fire

Authorities said they believe a 5-year-old started a fire early this morning at the Harrison Square apartments.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Phil Niekro, 44 teams celebrate 20 years of golf tournament

In the early days of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, attorney Lydia Sartain recalled a young boy coming in to the Gainesville nonprofit.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall man charged with beating 64-year-old man

A Hall County man is accused of hitting a 64-year-old man repeatedly in the face, authorities said.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Halftime Heroes: Family, tradition part of band DNA at East Hall

Family comes up over and over when talking with band members at East Hall High School.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville's plans to buy insurance building move forward

The Gainesville Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved a bond resolution to help fund the acquisition of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for ...

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Boys & Girls Clubs, Fair Street celebrate after-school programs

For hundreds of Hall County and Gainesville children, it's important to keep the lights on after school.

October 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lakeview Academy kicks off construction of new middle school building

Two years of planning and fundraising led to an official start of construction for a new middle school classroom building at Lakeview Academy on Thursday.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Wreck that injured Flowery Branch teen’s mother leads student to organize road safety event

The Rally for Road Safety at Lanier Charter Career Academy this Saturday has a direct link to a traffic accident in March.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Browns Bridge closing for 2 weekends for repairs

Browns Bridge, one of Hall County's few links to neighboring counties over Lake Lanier, is slated to be closed for repairs the next two ...

October 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Suspect in September fatal shooting arrested

Authorities have arrested the suspect in the September shooting death of a Gainesville man.

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

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