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Local doctor named to national Commission on Cancer

Dr. Richard Olson believes his appointment to the Commission on Cancer will let him combine an interest in information technology with his dedication to treating cancer patients.

January 03, 2010 | Edie Rogers | Local


Federal judge sides with YMCA on park

CUMMING - A federal judge has denied Forsyth County's request to stop development at Bethel Park.

January 03, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville teacher shows his artwork in big London exhibition

Winding paths are the surest way to surmount a mountain. Gainesville Middle School art teacher Mitch Freeman embraces this notion in his painted elephant sculpture to be showcased at a May art exhibition billed as London's biggest.

January 03, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Couple takes a hiking honeymoon

If marriage is meant to be a lifetime journey, then what is a 5½-month trek through the wilderness, wading through waist-deep waters and pausing breathless at scenic overlooks?

January 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community mourns Realtor Farmer, 36

Mitch Farmer's heart was flawed but big.

January 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


School budget woes to continue in 2010

Barring a drastic economic turnaround, state budgets cuts for public schools, technical colleges and universities in 2009 may pale in comparison to the end result of state cuts for 2010.

January 02, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New police chief vows to ‘not miss a beat’

Jane Nichols says she never got into police work with the goal of becoming chief, but that she's also up for the job.

January 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Changing Gainesville’s government could take years

A government system in Gainesville in which the residents specifically designate the city's mayor as such may be years away.

January 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lower tax collections, higher foreclosures haunt budgets

In 2009, the economy was on everyone's mind.

January 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gospel groups make a joyful noise at Mountains Center

Local residents and visitors braved the cold Saturday night to attend the 29th annual T&T New Year's Gospel Singing at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Feeling stressed lately? You're not alone

The economic downturn has done more than affect home sales, jobs and spending habits - it has also impacted stress levels.

January 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson EMC donations help local nonprofits

The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by donations from the cooperative's members through Operation Round Up, has awarded more than $28,000 in grants to four local organizations.

January 01, 2010 | | Local


How to lose the weight - but not the beer

BRASELTON - Losing weight while still regularly consuming beer might seem an unlikely concoction.

January 01, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Weather delaying new safety facilities

The new headquarters for the Georgia State Patrol Post 6 on Cleveland Highway is nearly complete. Now if it would only stop raining so much, troopers could start using it.

January 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 Hall business giants among key figures remembered fondly

Several key figures in Hall County history died in 2009, including two of the area's most influential businessmen who helped build the community into what it is today.

January 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Coyote sightings in Gainesville raise rabies fears

Residents around Riverside Drive and Island Drive in Gainesville have reported sightings of a possible rabid coyote, an animal whose population is on the rise in North Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




House boat a total loss after morning fire

A large, unoccupied houseboat in Buford caught fire Friday morning after suspected electrical malfunctions, authorities said.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Bojangles' coming to Braselton

Braselton residents don't have to wait until opening day to get their first taste from the city's new Bojangles'.

June 25, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall approves mixed-use development, disbands Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a mixed-use development in South Hall near the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, as well as disbanding the Civil Service Board and changing business licensing fees.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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