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Winning sweet, but ‘it’s all about fun’ at Special Olympics State Games

Ten weeks and at least 25 hours worth of training led up to the moment when Dustin Thomas entered the dust-floored ring of the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

October 08, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Mule Camp Market vendors heat up the square downtown

Breaking out from his day job, Lloyd Hendricks forged a new passion in a bygone profession.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Geologist uses meteorites, other samples to take students on tour through time

From a crystal cave filmed for the original "Journey to the Center of the Earth" to seven weeks in Antarctica, Linda Welzenbach, senior research associate with the National Planetary Institute, took North Hall Middle School students across the planet and through millions of years Friday morning.

October 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville man charged with vehicular homicide

A Gainesville man is accused of backing a pickup truck Wednesday over a Gainesville woman, according to authorities. The woman died later at the hospital.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

No one injured in school bus wreck on Cleveland Highway

No injuries were reported in a school bus wreck Friday afternoon in front of Poor Richards' restaurant in Gainesville.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Area emergency responders head for coast to offer hurricane aid

The Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force, including 13 members of the Gainesville Fire Department and eight from Hall County Fire Services, were on the road to Perry on Friday afternoon to help with any needs from Hurricane Matthew.

October 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Man charged with murder in shooting of ex-roommate in North Forsyth

October 07, 2016 | Forsyth County News | Local

Big Lots re-opens after four-month closure for expansion

Big Lots on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville re-opened its doors to much excitement Friday morning.

October 07, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

Resurfacing work begins on Browns Bridge

Work begins tonight to replace the 20-year-old driving surface on Browns Bridge at the Hall and Forsyth County lines. The material has a lifespan of 10 years.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Oakwood school bus rear-ended in early morning incident

An Oakwood Elementary School bus was involved in a traffic incident Friday morning in Oakwood.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Record haul at golf fundraiser to put 3 families in new homes

Three local families were surprised to learn Thursday evening that they are the beneficiaries of this year's Medical Center Open golf tournament, which raised a record $282,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Hall County's mission to provide affordable housing.

October 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Communities come together to celebrate longtime poultry leader

How do you recognize a lifetime of achievements by someone like Abit Massey?

October 07, 2016 | By David B. Strickland | Local

Law enforcement hosting coffee events around Gainesville

Officers from city and county law enforcement will gather today at three different locations for casual conversation over coffee with citizens.

October 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Book tells stories of Gainesville High School

"The Ghosts of Bobby Gruhn Field" is a "nostalgic collection" of stories connected to City Park and Bobby Gruhn Field, Sammy Smith, the book's editor and a Gainesville Board of Education member, said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Riverside band director, wife welcome 4 Marines who evacuated South Carolina

Four Marines stationed in Parris Island, S.C., are in Gainesville for at least a few days and passing along their musical expertise after having to evacuate South Carolina as Hurricane Matthew is on its way up the East Coast.

October 06, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local

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Gainesville woman arrested in church burglary case

A Gainesville woman has been arrested in the Corinth Baptist Church burglary in August, when more than $3,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment ...

October 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

North Georgia Heart Foundation teaches thousands CPR

In North Georgia, only about 8 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive.

October 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Area residents, relief workers respond to Hurricane Matthew damage

Hurricane Matthew's disastrous spin up the East Coast, particularly the Carolinas, has triggered a huge humanitarian response from Georgia relief workers, faith-based groups and ...

October 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Authorities: Gainesville man took meth to Florida

A Gainesville man's trip to South Florida for an alleged drug transaction ended with his arrest by Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies.

October 19, 2016 | By Julius Whigham II Palm Beach Post | Local

North Georgia craftsmen recognized for contributions

Ten men who have literally helped build and shape North Georgia were honored for their work at the "Master Craftsmen: Builders of America" reception Wednesday ...

October 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

GO Video: Visit these 3 local haunts

October 19, 2016 | | Local

Hospital to encourage reading to children — as soon as baby is born

Reading to babies to about age 3 is a key - maybe the key - to the child's future, reading experts and pediatricians say.

October 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Multiple accents heard for world literacy event

A student read with an Australian accent, another wore a headscarf and is from Afghanistan, two groups had Chinese students reading and one was a ...

October 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Hall commission candidates lay out plans for economic growth, taxes

Candidates for the District 4 seat on the Hall County Commission made their cases to voters Tuesday night at a question-and-answer forum at the Fair ...

October 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Authorities searching for Gwinnett County woman; possibly in N. Ga.

Law enforcement officers are looking for a Lawrenceville woman last seen Oct. 7.

October 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

New Hall Sheriff’s Office ‘a far cry’ from previous facility

With the new flag waving above Browns Bridge Road, Sheriff Gerald Couch cut the ribbon in front of the new headquarters "suitable for the Hall ...

October 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Flowery Branch seeks historic board’s OK for new City Hall

Before turning dirt on the new Flowery Branch City Hall, the South Hall city is planning to get a blessing for the project from an ...

October 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Dahlonega man killed after motorcycle hits cow

A Dahlonega man was killed when his motorcycle struck a cow early Monday morning in Northeast Hall County.

October 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Motorcyclist dies in crash in Cumming

October 18, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes | Local

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