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Local couple pays it forward

When Jason and Maria Ladd were at their lowest points, somebody showed them compassion.

December 24, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire crews focus on safety amid health concerns

Firefighters have plenty of dangers to worry about on the job: falling debris, explosions and high levels of heat. But recent studies reveal additional health concerns.

December 24, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Secret Santas pay off store layaways

It's the season for giving, and that's what many are doing.

December 24, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Christmas shopping days down to 1

It's a different breed of shopper who waits until the last week of Christmas to finalize buying presents, compared to the kind of who brave the Black Friday bonanza.

December 23, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Property crime remains a holiday concern

Years ago, people didn't worry about leaving their home for several days, sometimes even leaving doors unlocked.

December 23, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Moviegoers walk on the wild side

Moviegoers took a walk on the wild side Friday afternoon at the cinema in Dawsonville.

December 23, 2011 | | Local


Cities return to county landfill in spirit of cooperation

Gainesville and Oakwood residents' trash is a treasure for Hall County's cash-strapped Solid Waste Collection and Landfill Division.

December 23, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Justice dept. OKs new Ga. district maps

The U.S. Department of Justice ruled in favor of Georgia's redrawn voting maps Friday.

December 23, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Autism creates family struggles, especially at Christmastime

When Suzanne Holman takes her two children, Alex and Will, to see Santa Claus, she waits in the line while Will rides the escalator up and down with his father.

December 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hospice volunteer helps patients and caregivers

There are people who feel called to perform humanity's most difficult tasks and find it fulfilling.

December 23, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville resident works to find homes for sheltered animals

Susan Allen is a self-described "animal lover."

December 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Radio station tunes out air time request

Congressional candidate Doug Collins likely will have to wait for equal time on WXKT-FM 103.7 until spring.

December 22, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Student donates $250 worth of noodles to area ministry

On any given day, the Oakwood Walmart is stocked with about 1,300 boxed packages of Ramen noodles.

December 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Ga. expects decision on new maps today

The U.S. Department of Justice is expected to rule on Georgia's redrawn voting maps today.

December 22, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Law agencies ramping up holiday patrols

Law enforcement plans increased road patrols during the final weekends of the year, with the goal of continuing a declining trend of highway deaths over the past five years.

December 22, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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2 dead, 2 hospitalized after drug overdoses in Forsyth County

April 25, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes IHughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Cost of hunting, fishing licenses going up

State hunting and fishing licenses are getting more expensive beginning July 1.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office assists in 23-arrest operation targeting online predators

Hall County Sheriff's Office law enforcement assisted about 20 other agencies in an operation targeting men who "traveled from areas around metro Atlanta with ...

April 24, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Public hearings set for new South Hall middle/high school

Two public hearings are scheduled late next month for Hall County school board members and officials to hear comments and concerns about proposed redistricting plans ...

April 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


UNG student plans to appeal suspension stemming from photo he allegedly took, posted

A University of North Georgia student plans to appeal a two-semester suspension that came after a school investigation into a photo the student allegedly took ...

April 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


State money sought in road project near North Hall schools

Hall County is seeking state money to help improve safe travel at an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 robberies reported in Gainesville over weekend

Three robbery reports were made to Gainesville Police between Saturday and Sunday, according to authorities.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Latino students set to host immigration forums at UNG’s Gainesville campus

Latino Student Association members at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus are hoping the forums on immigration they are organizing for Wednesday will ...

April 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville's police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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