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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


Tax revenue ahead of last year’s pace

As state government officials gleefully watch tax-generated revenue fill Georgia's coffers at a pace eclipsing last year's rate of tax collections, Hall County administrators also point to increased collections. But they stopped short of predicting being on track to hit their targeted $96.95 million revenue budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

December 30, 2016 | By CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Public hearing is Tuesday on proposed ‘alpine coaster’ in Helen

A proposed amusement ride focused more on views than stomach-dropping thrills is set to go before the Helen City Commission Tuesday for a public hearing and possible final vote.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retiring city public works director reflects on service

David Dockery's corner office gives him a wide view of downtown Gainesville, with its busy streets and other infrastructure that have provided him job security for the past decade.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ask The Times: When was Billy Lothridge Boulevard named?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

December 29, 2016 | | Local


NE Georgia Health System acquires Barrow hospital, medical group

Northeast Georgia Health System is ringing in the new year with another campus.

December 29, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




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Hall Marine on walking trek for suicide awareness

January 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Refinancing of hospital bonds to save $23M

The refinancing of Hall County-backed Northeast Georgia Health System hospital bonds will save more than $23 million over the life of the debt, according to ...

January 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Page raising funds for family whose son was hit by car, killed

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of a 3-year-old Cleveland boy killed Tuesday when he was pinned between two cars ...

January 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Doctor’s attorney denies patient allegations of ‘inappropriate contact’

A Gainesville doctor accused of inappropriate behavior during physical examinations has denied any wrongdoing, according to a response by his attorney.

January 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Truck removed from Oakwood sinkhole

A few screeches, clangs and bangs later and the 55,000-pound truck was finally free.

January 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville school system seeks public input on superintendent hire

Gainesville school officials are seeking the public's input on what qualities community stakeholders deem important in choosing the system's next superintendent.

January 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


3-year-old killed after being pinned between cars in Cleveland Ingles parking lot

A 3-year-old child died after being pinned between two cars in an Ingles parking lot in Cleveland on Tuesday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol.

January 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Several people suspected of stealing $11,000 worth of iPhones from South Hall stores

Apple iPhones valued at about $11,000 have been stolen this week at two South Hall phone stores, while the Oakwood Wal-Mart had three iPads ...

January 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Truck still in sinkhole as heavy machinery comes to scene

A 55,000-pound truck is still stuck in a sinkhole this morning in the parking lot of Diamond Auto Spa in Oakwood.

January 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girl from Hall still missing, 2nd girl found

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert as they continue the search for a girl who went missing in Alpharetta on Saturday night and previously went ...

January 18, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula rolls out new alcohol ordinance

A new alcohol ordinance is taking shape in Lula.

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Homeschooling primer scheduled for Thursday

Parents interested in personally taking on their children's education are invited to a homeschooling open house Thursday to learn the ins and outs of ...

January 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deshaun Watson Drive coming soon

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board has given its OK to renaming Touchdown Drive outside Gainesville High School to Deshaun Watson Drive.

January 17, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicken Salad Chick restaurant coming to North Lake Square

A unique food option is coming to Dawsonville Highway. Chicken Salad Chick is scheduled to open by the beginning of June at the North Lake ...

January 17, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall clinic doctor accused of ‘questionable’ touching during exams

The staff physician at a Hall County-run health clinic for employees is no longer working there after allegations of "questionable" touching were reported by more ...

January 17, 2017 | By Joshua Silavent and Nick Watson jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com | nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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