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YMCA simplifies name nationwide

While it started out in 1844 as a group for Bible study, the YMCA's name has become synonymous over the years with swimming and working out.

July 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Former church van driver on trial

A former church van driver went on trial Wednesday on charges of sexually groping a 16-year-old girl on a desolate dirt road, and prosecutors planned to present evidence alleging he did the same thing to a 14-year-old.

July 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fight in North Hall leads to stabbing, 2 men hurt

Two men suffered injuries in a fight Wednesday afternoon in North Hall County, Sheriff's Office officials said in a news release.

July 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Firespark! at Brenau ignites students’ college interest

With budget cuts threatening arts and enrichment programs across the state, the chance to delve into a favorite subject or go beyond the normal high school curriculum is a real treat for some students.

July 14, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Campaign signs ‘taking over’ Dawsonville

It would be hard not to notice there's an upcoming election for clerk of court in Dawsonville.

July 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch man helps with roadside assistance

He doesn't wear a cape or fly with lightning speed. He doesn't zoom through Gotham City or shoot spider webs from his wrists. But he's Hall County's newest super hero, and he's here to help.

July 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Colleges do many checks to establish residency

The Board of Regents' Residency Verification Committee continued ongoing talks about students' immigration status in Georgia's colleges on Tuesday, but committee members decided not to take any action just yet.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville businesses offer ideas for downtown to thrive

For nearly two hours Tuesday, business owners in Gainesville's downtown district bemoaned street closures for special events, drunk downtown deviants and the perception that there's never enough downtown parking.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson County to put SPLOST up for vote

After months of planning, the Jackson County Commission has voted to move forward with a proposed special purpose local option sales tax V vote in November.

July 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rep. Graves taps 8 Hall residents for panel to advise on job creation

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves is assembling a group of constituents he says will help him make key policy decisions about economic development.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


‘Great physician’ celebrates 90 years with regular exercise

Dr. Billy Hardman starts his workout with a few squats, holding onto a metal bar in his living room.

July 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Grease trap fees may end

Flowery Branch is looking at reversing a practice of charging all businesses operating on city sewer $180 per year to cover the costs of inspecting and testing grease traps.

July 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program reinforces learning, gives students a taste of college

Middle school and high school students, for the 20th year, are getting a taste of Gainesville State College.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Toxicology report could shed light on drowning

Investigators will be able to determine more about what caused Sunday's drowning of a 26-year-old Buford woman pending the results of a toxicology report, according to Sgt. Kiley Sargeant of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tech schools moving to semesters

Technical colleges across Georgia are shifting to semesters from the quarter-system next fall, and academic advisers are starting to counsel students now about the change.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Martin Road residents report missing signs

Residents in the Martin Road community of South Hall said some 20 signs regarding the planned expansion in the area have gone missing.

January 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

January 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools focus on student achievement

Coming on the heels of one of its schools being labeled "chronically failing" by the state, Gainesville school board officials will hear a report tonight ...

January 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hobby Lobby to open in Dawson County in February

January 16, 2017 | Times regional staff reports | Local


126 marijuana plants seized from north Forsyth home

January 16, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


March honors, seeks to continue work of Martin Luther King Jr.

With each passing year the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday takes on an urgent new meaning.

January 16, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A could open at New Holland by end of summer

Chick-fil-A fans will soon have another place in Hall County to feed their appetite for chicken and service.

January 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Latino immigrants seek to maintain heritage while thriving in US

For young Latino immigrants in Gainesville and Hall County, there is a growing sense that they are standing on the threshold of a shift so ...

January 15, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue "further litigation" in a longstanding ...

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area Hispanics have ‘wait and see’ approach to Trump presidency

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best… They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those ...

January 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall lawsuit plaintiff says pension gap is delaying retirements from force

About 10 months ago, Hall County Sheriff's Office Capt. Brad Rounds said he reflected on the state of his fellow first responders seeking to ...

January 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poverty efforts are at focus of local King Day celebration

When you're growing up, there's a natural assumption everyone else in the world lives the same as you do.

January 15, 2017 | | Local


Hall growth still on the move, leaders say

It was a good year - that was the message at the Hall County Republican Party's State of the County forum at the GOP's ...

January 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Weather goes from ice to nice in just a week

A week after snow, ice and sleet fell over North Georgia, parks around Gainesville were filled with people of all ages Saturday, running, relaxing and ...

January 14, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


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