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Brecklynn’s family ‘devastated’ as cancer returns

The little girl who won the hearts of Hall County is fighting for her life again.

February 09, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mother, son displaced following Flowery Branch house fire

A mother and her 4-year-old son are displaced from their small Flowery Branch home following a fire Thursday morning in the 5900 block of Mitchell Street, Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zachary Brackett said.

February 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police identify fake attorney they say scammed immigration clients

Authorities have determined the true identity of a man suspected of pretending to be an immigration attorney and taking thousands of dollars from clients.

February 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG club offers support to migrant students

Daniela Dominguez Rodriguez found her second family.

February 09, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville School Board aborts vote on per diem fees

Gainesville School Board members came close this week to voting on whether to add voluntary per diem payments of $150 on top of their monthly $500 flat fee.

February 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall’s 3 community centers to close on Sundays

Shane Jarrard was at the North Hall Community Center on Wednesday as his daughters, 11-year-old Lexi and Braely, 8, went through a few basketball drills.

February 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Year of probation added for woman convicted of child cruelty

A week after pleading guilty to first-degree child cruelty, a Gainesville woman entered a second guilty plea to two other charges.

February 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville funeral home expands with crematory for pets, people

Pet owners will soon be able to have their non-human companions cremated at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville.

February 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Daytime lane closures set for Thursday on Boling Bridge

Single-lane closures are set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday as work continues on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at the Hall-Forsyth county line.

February 08, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville survey elicits candid comments from teachers

Gainesville school officials recently asked for honest opinions from those on the front lines of education.

February 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Part of Gwinnett road may be named after Buford veteran who died at 24

A resolution dedicating part of a Gwinnett County road in honor of a Buford soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2015 will be introduced in the Georgia General Assembly.

February 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Black bear seen near Lake Lanier in east Forsyth County

February 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


DA: No charges in fatal Georgia State Patrol shooting

No charges will be brought against a Georgia State Patrol trooper involved in a fatal shooting in June in Gainesville.

February 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Sautee Nacoochee man killed in Friday home explosion

The man killed in a Cleveland home explosion Friday has been identified.

February 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deshaun Watson gets Gainesville street named after him

Hometown hero Deshaun Watson now has a road named after him.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Jaycees choose Greene, Fowler as Young Man, Woman of Year

Reliability is a trait that both the winners of the Gainesville Jaycees' prestigious Young Man and Young Woman of the Year have.

February 17, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green's Tavern in Flowery Branch won't be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

February 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Thousands in Hall participate in national ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Thousands of Hispanic students stayed home from school. Hundreds of Hispanic workers did not report to their jobs. Businesses in Hall County's Hispanic community ...

February 16, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Hailey Van Parys cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


$43K in marijuana seized on its way to Habersham; two arrested

Authorities intercepted a package containing 9 pounds of "high-grade marijuana" headed to a Habersham County address.

February 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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