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Gainesville, Hall plan to give help to new parents

Gainesville and Hall County employees are starting a program that will help babies as soon as they enter the world.

November 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commissioner: Clermont will get library

Commissioner Ashley Bell and Commissioners-elect Scott Gibbs and Craig Lutz announced late Thursday they will vote in January to give the North Hall library back to the town of Clermont.

November 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Models light up Challenged Child event

Although the clothes were beautiful and the women were stunning, it was the smallest models who stole the show in the Challenged Child and Friends' Fashion Show.

November 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Physician: Mammogram technology has improved

If it's time for you to start going for an annual mammogram, you should know that it's not the same exam you grew up hearing your mother and grandmother complain about.

November 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gifted children convention visitors learn from Hall schools

Visitors from a national convention in Atlanta sat in classrooms across Hall County Thursday to see ways the school system is prepping kids for the 21st century.

November 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Man gets 5 years for violation of street gang act, affray

Elborio Andrade, one of 11 defendants in an alleged gang fight that turned deadly, has been sentenced to five years in prison.

November 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch manager is optimistic about new multiplex

Flowery Branch of the future could feature intense development, including a multiscreen theater, more big-box stores and shopping centers, walking trails and downtown roads that provide easy access to Lake Lanier.

November 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area residents salute service members on Veterans Day

When seeing each other, veterans often snap to attention, swinging up an arm and thrusting their hand in a sharp angle to their foreheads.

November 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville moves forward with water treatment plant

City workers will start preliminary repairs to water lines for the Cedar Creek water treatment plant after council members approved the idea this morning.

November 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Motions filed to suppress evidence in money laundering case

Attorneys representing Community Auto Center owner Quirino Garcia-Cosino and his employee Diana Peralta-Trujillo have filed motions to suppress evidence in a money laundering case against the two.

November 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students get tech lesson from IBM executive

Some of the world's greatest inventors think outside of the box, Carl Engel told a group of students at Da Vinci Academy Wednesday.

November 10, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Local woman wins Keep Ga. Beautiful Award

Keep Hall Beautiful's Cindy Reed was awarded the Barbara Mason Award for Executive Director of the Year at the Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon on Wednesday in Atlanta.

November 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Extending a helping hand to veterans

With the economy hurting his business, Brett Bentley found he could no longer afford health insurance.

November 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way has raised half of fundraising goal amount

Just two months into the United Way of Hall County's annual fundraising campaign, the nonprofit is more than halfway to its $1.8 million goal.

November 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Deal appoints two deputy chiefs of staff

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal appointed two deputy chiefs of staff to join his administration Wednesday.

November 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son's fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that ...

February 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Protesters maintain vigil on Gainesville corner in support of immigrants

Arturo Adame held his homemade sign up high Saturday evening alone on the side of Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Humane Society fundraiser combines paintings, patrons and puppies

Everything in the name of rescuing animals.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA - Emotions are still running hot in this Lumpkin County town after a controversial pro-Ku Klux Klan banner was hung from a building off of ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Groups seek combined $187K from Gainesville

Three organizations that do their part to enhance quality of life for local residents and visitors alike presented the Gainesville City Council this week separate ...

February 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Warmest winter in years has plants blooming early

When General Beauregard Lee exited his stately white-columned manor on the grounds of the Yellow River Game Ranchon Groundhog Day morning he signaled to the ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville man gets 25-year prison sentence for child molestation

A Gainesville man must serve 25 years of a life sentence after being convicted of molesting a girl continuously for three years, according to officials.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man acquitted of aggravated assault

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing his older brother was acquitted on a more serious charge by a jury Friday.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Yoga station added to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

It took three pairs of hands to hopefully encourage kids to relax.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Charges dismissed for co-defendants in rape, sodomy case

A Magistrate Court judge dismissed the sexual assault case against two co-defendants at a committal hearing Friday in Hall County.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


KKK sign could return to Dahlonega building

DAHLONEGA - A sign removed from a Dahlonega building featuring Ku Klux Klan imagery could make a return.

February 17, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Georgia House approves state budget increasing teacher pay

ATLANTA - Georgia teachers and other state employees would get a 2 percent salary increase while staff overseeing child welfare cases will see a 19 percent ...

February 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Army Corps announces park and campground schedule

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced its 2017 schedule for day-use parks and campgrounds.

February 17, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Jaycees choose Greene, Fowler as Young Man, Woman of Year

Reliability is a trait that both the winners of the Gainesville Jaycees' prestigious Young Man and Young Woman of the Year have.

February 17, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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