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Local schools want to offer smarter food choices

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, but Gainesville and Hall County school officials are working year-round to prevent the epidemic.

September 16, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Deal names Jarrard as deputy adjutant general

Gainesville native Joe Jarrard is Georgia's new deputy adjutant general.

September 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge rejects Dawson ex-clerk’s guilty plea

Former Dawson County Clerk of Courts Becky McCord will be back in Superior Court next month after a judge on Friday rejected her guilty plea on theft by taking and violation of oath of office charges.

September 16, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Cumming man gets 14 months for failing to register as sex offender

A Cumming man was sentenced to 14 months in prison Friday for failing to register as a sex offender after moving from Tennessee.

September 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Local film spotlights Colombia struggles

It is one thing to tell someone how bad a situation is, but it is quite another to show them.

September 16, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge sentences man for failing to pay $87K in child support

A father who failed to pay more than $87,000 in child support and restitution was sentenced Friday to 12 months in prison by a federal judge in Gainesville.

September 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Woman dies in Flowery Branch stabbing

A stabbing Friday in Flowery Branch has resulted in the death of a woman, police said.

September 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fire destroys South Hall home; 4 adults escape safely

A family of four is homeless but safe after an overnight fire destroyed their South Hall home.

September 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Pilot crashes plane at airport in White County and is uninjured

A small plane crashed at a private airport in South White County today, but the pilot did not sustain any injuries.

September 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Man faces burglary charge

Hall County sheriff's deputies arrested and charged a Gainesville man in connection with a burglary of a residence Thursday.

September 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch moves streetlight ordinance along

Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to setting up streetlight charges throughout the city.

September 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech now expanding Dawson campus

DAWSONVILLE - Lanier Technical College broke ground on a major expansion Thursday that will more than double educational space at its Dawson County campus.

September 15, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


2 area schools earn national recognition

Blue ribbons are given out for many things: Prize-winning jams, science fair projects and art show submissions, to name a few.

September 15, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Harvest of Hope set for Saturday

Although a cancer diagnosis can be a very personal situation, Harvest of Hope organizers are showing people they don't have to suffer through their treatment alone.

September 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


WomenSource hosts annual Power of the Purse fundraiser

The Chattahoochee Country Club was filled with "ooh's" and "ahh's" Thursday night as about 250 women caught a glimpse of the latest fashions.

September 15, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son's fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that ...

February 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Protesters maintain vigil on Gainesville corner in support of immigrants

Arturo Adame held his homemade sign up high Saturday evening alone on the side of Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Humane Society fundraiser combines paintings, patrons and puppies

Everything in the name of rescuing animals.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA - Emotions are still running hot in this Lumpkin County town after a controversial pro-Ku Klux Klan banner was hung from a building off of ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Groups seek combined $187K from Gainesville

Three organizations that do their part to enhance quality of life for local residents and visitors alike presented the Gainesville City Council this week separate ...

February 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Warmest winter in years has plants blooming early

When General Beauregard Lee exited his stately white-columned manor on the grounds of the Yellow River Game Ranchon Groundhog Day morning he signaled to the ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville man gets 25-year prison sentence for child molestation

A Gainesville man must serve 25 years of a life sentence after being convicted of molesting a girl continuously for three years, according to officials.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man acquitted of aggravated assault

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing his older brother was acquitted on a more serious charge by a jury Friday.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Yoga station added to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

It took three pairs of hands to hopefully encourage kids to relax.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Charges dismissed for co-defendants in rape, sodomy case

A Magistrate Court judge dismissed the sexual assault case against two co-defendants at a committal hearing Friday in Hall County.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


KKK sign could return to Dahlonega building

DAHLONEGA - A sign removed from a Dahlonega building featuring Ku Klux Klan imagery could make a return.

February 17, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Georgia House approves state budget increasing teacher pay

ATLANTA - Georgia teachers and other state employees would get a 2 percent salary increase while staff overseeing child welfare cases will see a 19 percent ...

February 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Army Corps announces park and campground schedule

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced its 2017 schedule for day-use parks and campgrounds.

February 17, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


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