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Childhood obesity ads drawing fire

Almost 1 million children in Georgia are overweight or obese, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reports.

January 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


DOT report shows need for road help in Dahlonega

A slate of transportation projects has been recommended for downtown Dahlonega through 2035 to help ease traffic woes, fueled by a growing college and the city's own huge tourist draw.

January 07, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area road deaths up by small margin in 2012

In a year that saw a number of serious wrecks in the area involving children, authorities say 2011 was an average year overall for fatalities on local roadways.

January 07, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Soup’s on at Redwine Methodist for monthly meal

Redwine United Methodist Church held the first of its monthly soup kitchens Saturday.

January 07, 2012 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Jacobs to lead proposed college consolidation

When Martha Nesbitt retires from Gainesville State College this summer, she'll likely be stepping down as its third - and final - president.

January 07, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Out in the cold? Churches offer soup

Two local Methodist churches are offering hot soup to Gainesville's homeless in the cold winter months.

January 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Rogers to be chairman of Higher Education Committee

Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, has been appointed chairman of Higher Education Committee.

January 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Lawmakers hope to rewrite juvenile code

Georgia lawmakers are poised to introduce a bill that would revamp the state's juvenile code, one that has not been updated in about 40 years.

January 07, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall County real estate developer Dunlap dies

A prominent Hall County real estate developer was remembered Friday as being "a good friend" and leader in the community.

January 06, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Ralston cautious about revising Hall’s districts

The head of Georgia's House of Representatives is cautious about his words when asked about redrawing state House districts in Hall County.

January 06, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No injuries in North Hall school bus accident

A spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol said there were no injuries in a wreck this afternoon involving a Hall County school bus at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Jim Hood roads in North Hall County.

January 06, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Drug bust nets $83,000, 7 suspects

Hall County authorities netted more than $83,000 in seized cash when they, along with the FBI, arrested seven people through an undercover cocaine trafficking investigation.

January 06, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Ex-Hall jailer faces credit card fraud charges

For the second time in as many months, a Hall County Sheriff's Office jailer has been arrested.

January 06, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Video phone is like Skype for the deaf

The Disability Resource Center in Gainesville has a new piece of equipment that promises to make communication for the local deaf community a little easier.

January 06, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Banks County bridge is closed for repairs

The Ga. 50 bridge across Grove Creek in Banks County is closed for repairs until further notice, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

January 06, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall school system to get its very own drug dog

A drug dog will patrol the halls of the Hall County School District beginning next school year.

June 22, 2017 | | Local


Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Growing up in the Chestatee community, Alisha Chavez was one of many students who benefited from the reduced-fare lunch program at school, but she didn ...

June 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

June 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn't hesitate when asked ...

June 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It's decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Every night since last week's shooting, Jennifer Harris said she has nightmares of bullets coming at her "for no reason."

June 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

A father and his 6-year-old son drowned Tuesday afternoon while sliding off a rock at Dicks Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

June 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

More than $45,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by Hall County and Gainesville's anti-drug task force in a Tuesday bust.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Major music licensing company flags Lula

Lula, with a population of less than 3,000 residents, can no longer fly under the radar.

June 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What we know and don't know about last week’s shooting

A child and deputy were injured in an exchange of gunfire last week in East Hall.

June 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Live in a city? You could get a county tax break

If you live in a city in Hall County, your property tax bill could drop next year depending on what happens in in the next ...

June 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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