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9th District U.S. House candidates cite federal agencies, programs they’d end in town hall

Get rid of the IRS, the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Education and even U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has waffled over his support for Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president.

May 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton-Stover House can now operate funeral home after rezoning

Rezoning of the Braselton-Stover House to general commercial will allow Jack Frost, owner of Memorial Park Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, to operate a funeral home in the historic home as a complement to the existing special events facility.

May 09, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office investigating weekend Dollar General armed robbery in Buford

A man exposed the gun in his waistband to a Buford Dollar General cashier Saturday before demanding money from the register, authorities said.

May 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Man arrested after toddler found intoxicated

A Gainesville man was charged with child cruelty after his 3-year-old son ingested a liquor drink, police said.

May 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Roundabout would be part of proposed apartment complex at Pine Valley, White Sulphur roads

A roundabout at Pine Valley and White Sulphur roads would be built as part of a proposed 240-unit apartment complex, which goes before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board Tuesday.

May 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall boys basketball coach no longer at school over alleged relationship with student

Zac Swansey, West Hall High School's head boys basketball coach, is no longer working at the school following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a female student, Hall County Schools officials said.

May 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities battle 2 fires in South Hall

Hall County firefighters battled a brush fire covering 2-3 acres in South Hall on Monday.

May 09, 2016 | | Local


Authorities have recovered body of missing boater near Cocktail Cove

Authorities this morning recovered the body of a boater who had been missing since April 30.

May 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood to consider 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex

Public input has been light so far, but residents will get another chance Monday to voice opinions about an 84-unit apartment complex proposed as an affordable housing option off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

May 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


House candidates answer voter questions at forum Monday night

The five men seeking the Republican nomination for the 9th District U.S. House seat will be on the line answering questions from voters and panelists at a town hall meeting tonight at Brenau University.

May 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Political observers: Donald Trump ‘needs to make nice’ with GOP

Donald Trump has gone from the potential of a contested convention for the Republican Party presidential nomination to seeing chief rival Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich drop out of the race last week after Trump's primary win in Indiana.

May 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Retiring longtime West Hall High band director Ernie Phillips 'demanded excellence'

Ernie Phillips bounces on his feet, leans forward to stare at band members, calls for softer or louder as students practice for the spring concert Tuesday. It will be the last concert of Phillips' 35-year career in Hall County - the last 28 at West Hall High School.

May 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Girl flown to Atlanta hospital after four-wheeler wreck

A 15-year-old girl was flown by medical helicopter Saturday afternoon to an Atlanta hospital after a four-wheeler accident in Habersham County.

May 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New FDA regulations unlikely to affect local vape shops

The federal government announced new rules for electronic cigarettes last week, but local vape shop owners say the new regulations will have little effect on their business.

May 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Adoption choices — expensive or not, foreign or domestic — grow local families

Baylor Roush clutches his toy airplane tightly while repeatedly driving the figurine off the make-believe tarmac of the living room couch.

May 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn't complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former resource officer chief used tax money for $10K buying spree

The former supervisor of the county's school resource officer program spent thousands of tax dollars on guns and gadgets he kept after his retirement ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Two who really stuck to it: Pair of Wrigley employees celebrate 40 years with company

When Janice Bryans leaves work at the Wrigley factory in the late evenings, she often sees a family of deer grazing on the lawn.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Student translators make new friends while assisting others at Pan American Championships

While many are students were excited to finish the school year, a group of students from World Language Academy had an exciting weekend for a ...

May 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


School rallies to aid ailing classmate suffering from incurable brain afflcition

Cailen Rundles had regular headaches, leg and back pains and vision problems as a second-grader. He "threw up all the time for no reason," his ...

May 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local










Summer Read Learn Succeed program aims to launch kids on a joy of reading

Read Learn Succeed

May 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall candidate forum focuses on minority community's concerns

African-American residents of the Newtown and Fair Street neighborhoods on Gainesville's south side have long felt left out of the economic fortunes of the ...

May 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ambassadors of good health from North Hall Middle earn trip through wellness program

Clay Stover's dedication to a healthy lifestyle may be exceeded on by the enthusiasm that Debbie Wiley, North Hall Middle School physical education and ...

May 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Elder registry expansion targets in-home nurses to weed out abuse

Georgia is expanding its nurse aide registry, which catalogues incidents of abuse and neglect of elderly patients, to include home health care providers.

May 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local






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