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Communities seek to help those fighting wildfires

Communities across the Southeast are rallying together to do anything they can to help firefighters extinguish 33 wildfires that have taken over huge areas of land.

November 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


State: Death row inmate should be asked if he wants appeal

ATLANTA - A Georgia death row inmate scheduled for execution this week should be asked whether he wants an appeal filed on his behalf, lawyers for the state argued in a court filing Tuesday.

November 15, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville signs off on funding construction costs for office, warehouse facility

Gainesville City Council signed off Tuesday on $42,000 in tax allocation district funding to cover some construction costs for a 5,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility on Maple Street.

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Council approves funding for youth sports complex

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved funding for the design of a youth sports complex, tapping about $450,000 in impact fee revenue (which comes from new construction fees).

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville OKs insurance building purchase

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the $1.63 million bond terms for the city's purchase of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for a possible new parking deck downtown.

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ministries providing Thanksgiving meals

Giving back on Thanksgiving is a tradition for some families.

November 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Logan named District 2 health director

Dr. Pamela Logan is the new District 2 health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health. She starts today.

November 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Poultry industry tackles challenges in seeking growth

Eradication of disease, increased exports and improved breeds are challenges that have determined the growth of the poultry industry.

November 15, 2016 | By Barbara Olejnik bolejnik@poultrytimes.com | Local


New Lula alcohol ordinance could be firmed up by early 2017

Fresh off voters giving their OK to liquor sales by the drink, Lula officials are now poised to craft a new alcoholic beverages law, which could be in place in Lula by early 2017.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


911 call details man’s shooting of wife’s alleged stalker

A 911 call describing a fight in a Hall County cul-de-sac kicked off the trial for Geoffrey Mack on Monday.

November 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood approves $5.3 million 2017 budget

Oakwood City Council approved its 2017 budget Monday night.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Astronomy professor weighs in as supermoon makes rare appearance

The brightest moon in almost 69 years lit up the sky in a treat for star watchers around the globe on Sunday and Monday nights, including at the North Georgia Astronomical Observatory on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus.

November 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pinnacle acquires Independence Bank of Georgia

After announcing plans to merge this past summer, Pinnacle Financial Corp., parent holding company of Pinnacle Bank, has formally acquired Independence Bank of Georgia, which has offices in Gainesville and Braselton.

November 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


WWII veterans share stories, observations at Rotary meeting

Rewinding history, World War II veteran Hal Smallwood had a somber plea for those attending the Gainesville Rotary Club's meeting: Don't criticize President Harry Truman for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia father guilty of murder in hot car death

November 14, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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Stolen American flag returned to Gainesville owner

A week after his American flag was stolen, Matthew Youngelman was flying the red, white and blue again Thursday in Summer Creek Estates in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver hot lunches to senior citizens in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

PORTLAND, Maine - A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides ...

December 01, 2016 | By David Sharp Associated Press | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




Tornado warning expires for Hall

Update: The tornado warning has expired.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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