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New FDA regulations unlikely to affect local vape shops

The federal government announced new rules for electronic cigarettes last week, but local vape shop owners say the new regulations will have little effect on their business.

May 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Adoption choices — expensive or not, foreign or domestic — grow local families

Baylor Roush clutches his toy airplane tightly while repeatedly driving the figurine off the make-believe tarmac of the living room couch.

May 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school officials drill into test scores

Hall County school officials said test results should be viewed as only one part of how the schools are judged, even as they spent Saturday morning looking at details of the most recent scores on state testing.

May 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State agencies rally to prevent infants dying in sleep

Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare.

May 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Candidates share fiscal concerns in Senate District 50 race

John Wilkinson has been in state politics long enough to have seen the good and bad.

May 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SLIDESHOW: UNG graduates earn diplomas at Dahlonega commencement

Commencement ceremonies were held Saturday for graduates of the University of North Georgia at the Dahlonega campus.

May 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Strawberry Festival draws big crowds to Jaemor Farms for music, fun and lots of ripe fruit

Thousands of visitors flocked to Jaemor Farms on Saturday to celebrate one of spring's greatest gifts: the strawberry.

May 07, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Team Maggie fishing event raises funds to help cancer victims with fertility treatments

It's easy to lose hope or joy when you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer.

May 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Attorneys Breakfield, Hall vie for open State Court seat

Candidates jockeying for the open Hall County State Court bench seat compete at a time of a growing caseload.

May 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Elachee Academy students can take an early walk through nature’s lessons

It's the only accredited nature-based preschool in the region, allowing children 50 percent of their school day in the classroom and the other 50 in lessons outdoors.

May 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Folk art rooster sculpture stolen from man’s Gainesville lawn

Years after a motorcycle accident, the tank of Scott Campbell's Harley-Davidson was sitting around until the man felt inspired.

May 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Brenau Women’s College awards 104 diplomas

Brenau University Women's College awarded 104 diplomas to its 2016 graduating class during commencement ceremonies Friday night on the front lawn of the Gainesville campus.

May 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Violin teacher indicted in child molestation case; 3 victims named

A Clermont violin teacher was indicted this week and charged with molesting three different children.

May 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


13 people charged after undercover prostitution operation

Thirteen people were arrested Thursday in an undercover prostitution investigation carried out by the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

May 06, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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United Way summer reading program to begin Saturday

There's a simple but essential way for parents to ensure the success of their children, according to the United Way.

May 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Police investigating shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Atlanta Street.

May 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Colorful ceremony sets stage for Pan Am paddling events at Olympic Park

Some of the world's best athletes and their coaches, friends, families and fans filled the Brenau University Pearce Auditorium on Wednesday evening for a ...

May 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Comedian Katt Williams remains free on bond after Hall court hearing

A motion to revoke Katt Williams' bond was dismissed this afternoon after the state's witnesses did not appear at the hearing.

May 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Public defender Brad Morris re-appointed to post

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris was re-appointed Wednesday to another four-year term.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


With 2 council members absent, Oakwood reverses decision on apartments

Oakwood City Council on Monday night approved a proposal to build 84 apartments that would be rented based on income, reversing an earlier vote by ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


University of North Georgia police chief: Plan for emergencies, report suspicions

Know what to do in an emergency - a tornado or an armed person shooting on campus - and if a person or behavior is suspicious, call ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Affordable housing project for those who are 55-plus proposed in Flowery Branch

Another affordable housing project is proposed in Hall County, this time an apartment rental complex geared to residents 55 and older.

May 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


More workers may become eligible for overtime under new federal rule

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Centennial Arts Academy groundbreaking set for Thursday

Centennial Arts Academy will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the school.

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pan Am opening ceremonies today at Brenau

The world of competitive paddling returns to Lake Lanier this weekend with the Pan American Championships canoe and kayaking event, set Thursday through Sunday at ...

May 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Rape charge dismissed in 2015 case

A Lithia Springs man had the sexual assault allegations against him dismissed Tuesday after the examination of pretrial evidence, according to authorities.

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One of first two black Gainesville Police officers remembered for paving way to future

When Frank Hooper was just a 6-year-old hanging around the Gainesville Police Department, he always remembered seeing Earnest Eugene Earls Sr., a well-respected officer working ...

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Bus shelter art project gets OK from Gainesville City Council

City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to Hall Area Transit's plan to begin displaying works of art on or around Gainesville Connection bus shelters ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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