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Supreme Court sets up election-year clash on immigration

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election-year review of President Barack Obama's executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to "come out of the shadows" and work legally in the United States.

January 19, 2016 | From wire and Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville acquiring kits to battle overdoses

The Gainesville Police Department is now taking an extra step to combat heroin and prescription drug overdoses by teaming with the Medical Association of Georgia Foundation to acquire 82 naloxone kits, which reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.

January 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No injuries reported in South Hall fire

No injuries were reported after firefighters responded to a fire in the attic of a LJ Martin Drive home off Strickland Road in South Hall on Tuesday.

January 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing elderly man found safe after morning search

Gainesville Police said an 88-year-old man who went missing this morning has been found.

January 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for Feb. 6

The 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge has been rescheduled for noon Feb. 6.

January 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech may break ground in May on new campus

Construction crews could break ground as early as May on the planned new location of Lanier Technical College - an estimated 320,000-square-foot, six-building campus - according to Ray Perren, president of Lanier Technical College.

January 19, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


King’s Hawaiian reaches settlement with Aldi over packaging issue

King's Hawaiian settled a lawsuit against grocery corporation Aldi earlier this month concerning "confusingly similar" packaging of its sweet rolls.

January 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


MLK celebrations in Gainesville push tradition forward

They came. They marched. They sang. They honored.

January 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police: Man charged with forcing child to eat feces

Two Gainesville residents are charged with causing severe mental and physical pain to a child, including deprivation of food and biting the child's fingers.

January 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brush fires spread down Martin Road in Flowery Branch

Firefighters responded to multiple brush fires on Martin Road Monday afternoon while winds blew heavily.

January 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Strangers bond over life-threatening incident along Buford Highway in Forsyth

January 18, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Hall taxpayers must file property returns by April 1

From now through April 1, Hall County property owners can file a taxpayer return of real estate or a personal property reporting form. During that time, they can also file a for homestead exemptions and conservation use with the county Tax Assessors Office.

January 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Schools give kindergarten registration info

Hall County parents preparing to register their children for school for the first time should take note of a few dates.

January 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall planning board to consider new South Hall wedding venue

A Flowery Branch couple is seeking to develop a 43-acre wedding venue near JM Turk Road in South Hall County.

January 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man charged with murder in Gainesville man’s stabbing death

A fight late Sunday at a Gainesville apartment complex turned deadly as it moved from inside the apartment to outside.

January 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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


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