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A look ahead: Water, roads, politics worth watching in 2017

There are always stories that are undervalued at first glance. Then there are trends that get overhyped. And, finally, there is news so unexpected that no one could have predicted it.

January 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hospital's Woody Stewart unit keeps hearts beating strong

Since its opening this fall, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville's advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit has seen no shortage of patients - and that might be just a sign of the times.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Juvenile Court Judge Diaz reflects on first year on bench

A few weeks back, Joe Diaz took a key to explore the Hall County courthouse annex where he used to work as an attorney.

January 01, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Popular downtown eatery The Monkey Barrel checks out by ringing in new year

The Monkey Barrel is more than just a bar.

December 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Pawn shop firearms theft in Cumming leads to chase, 6 arrests

Six suspects are in custody after several firearms were stolen early Saturday from a Cumming pawn store, leading to a police chase down Ga. 400.

December 31, 2016 | Forsyth County News reports | Local


10 stories you cared most about in 2016

Thousands spent their precious time reading these stories this past year. As measured by online analytics, these stories received a balance of the most clicks and time spent on the story.

December 31, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


School leaders look ahead to 2017

Looking ahead to the new year, Gainesville and Hall County school officials remain committed to managing growth and funding capital projects, while staying focused on student achievement.

December 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Domestic violence center in need of goods, volunteers

As the holidays draw to an end, the demand for help from Gateway Domestic Violence Center tends to increase, the center's executive director Jessica Butler said.

December 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Extras needed for numerous productions

Whether you're an aspiring actor or just looking for for a new hobby, being an extra can be a tough but rewarding experience from both sides.

December 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man charged with child exploitation

A Gainesville man is accused of having photos of underage girls, according to authorities.

December 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville cop shaves head for boy battling leukemia

Lt. Andy Smith tied his own aqua-blue bib and sat down for a haircut.

December 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood man accused of having pics of underage girls

An Oakwood man was accused last week of having pictures of underage girls, according to authorities.

December 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Gainesville woman injured in wreck when tablet slips from lap

A Gainesville woman was injured after authorities said the tablet she was using as a GPS device slipped off her lap and she lost control of her car on a northwest Georgia road.

December 30, 2016 | Rome News-Tribune | Local


Rape Response volunteers help survivors ‘find their voice’

Working as a Rape Response volunteer, Katiee McKinstry spent time at the hospital with a sexual assault survivor during a forensic exam that can usually last three hours.

December 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trash collectors stay busy during holidays

For trash collectors, the weeks before and after Christmas are like Black Friday for retail workers.

December 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | 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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