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Expo to focus on educating women about heart disease

The No. 1 killer of women in this country is called "the silent killer."

February 02, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Registration deadline is Feb. 1 for presidential primary March 1

Today is the deadline to register if you want to vote in the March 1 presidential primary.

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buy Local, Safe & Green Expo set for Thursday

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's annual Buy Local, Safe & Green Expo will celebrate and showcase local businesses of all varieties from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

January 31, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

The following organizations have reported they are closing or altering their schedules due to the forecast of winter weather (updated items in italics):

January 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: Deal responds to letter writer

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

January 22, 2016 | | Local


Area roads slick from daylong mix of ice, snow

Snow began to accumulate in Gainesville on Friday evening as a winter storm began moving through North Georgia, with heavy rains and winds downing trees and power lines earlier in the day and more snow showers expected overnight.

January 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mother indicted in case of child bound with tape, cellophane

A Gainesville woman was indicted Jan. 11 in a case involving her 16-month-old boy found by authorities in the back of car tied up with cellophane and packing tape.

January 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham officials violated open meetings, records laws, court rules

A judge has found that Habersham County officials failed to comply with the state's open meetings and records laws.

January 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New Americans take the oath

Fifty men and women, young and old, walked into the U.S. District Courthouse and Federal Building as foreigners Friday.

January 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Open houses underway for new Lanier Christian Academy

With new uniforms, new mascots and plans for a new campus underway, Lanier Christian Academy is ready to accept students for the 2016-2017 school year.

January 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


To our readers: Weather may cause Saturday delivery issues

Because of the winter weather and treacherous roads in the region, some customers may not receive delivery of Saturday's print edition of The Times.

January 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sharing success stories: 3 teens compete in Youth of the Year competition

Gabriel Copeland, an 18-year-old student at Gainesville High School, grew up without a father.

January 21, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


King’s Hawaiian files another lawsuit regarding packaging

Eight days after reaching a settlement in a packaging dispute, King's Hawaiian filed another lawsuit against a different baking company.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch seeks public input as it mulls future growth

Flowery Branch residents can have their say Tuesday on what they see the South Hall County town looking like in upcoming years.

January 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder suspect from 2014 stabbing death indicted; charges added

A Gainesville woman was indicted on a malice murder charge relating to a 2014 stabbing death.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Humane Society pets lend their paws for the cause

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat can attest to the difficulty of getting a confused animal to follow directions. But for local artist ...

January 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Teen injured, another arrested after shooting incident in vehicle

One teenager was wounded and another arrested after a shooting incident Friday night in southern Hall County, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: No, Shaq did not come to Gainesville

The classic Georgia-Florida mixup for residents of Gainesville came again with the viral video of Shaquille O'Neal playing basketball with children.

January 30, 2016 | | Local


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