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White House, NYC prosecutor pledge $79M to test rape kits

NEW YORK - An estimated 70,000 rape kits sitting in laboratories and evidence collection rooms across the country will be tested with a combined $79 million in federal and New York City funds designed to cut the backlog of untested DNA evidence in 27 states, officials announced Thursday.

September 10, 2015 | Associated Press Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville man tapped as highway safety group vice chairman

Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and a Gainesville resident, has been elected vice chairman of the Washington, D.C-based Governor's Highway Safety Association.

September 10, 2015 | | Local

Man loses pitbull puppy in house fire

Beside the home where he used to live - now a crumbling shell of cinders - Frank Chilli leaned against a car, thumbing his smart phone.

September 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

United Way campaign kickoff puts volunteers to work stuffing bags for those in need

When her house burned down back in November, it was all Starr Carter could do to keep it together. The family got out safely, but she'd lost everything she owned.

September 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Pope will find US church struggling to hold onto Latinos

The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shadow of an Arby's in Gainesville. The space, church leaders say, was once used as a nightclub and movie theater, a history now hidden by multiple coats of paint, pews brought in from other congregations, and a stone-and-wood shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas especially revered by Mexicans.

September 10, 2015 | By Rachel Zoll Associated Press | Local

Regal acquires area Hollywood 15 Cinema

Anton Shields remembers managing the projection booth at Hollywood Cinemas.

September 09, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

McDonald’s recruitment set for Monday in Gainesville

The Georgia Department of Labor will continue to help McDonald's fill about 200 part-time jobs at restaurants in Hall and Gwinnett counties next week in Gainesville. The GDOL held a similar event for the company on Sept. 3.

September 09, 2015 | | Local

United Way kickoff set for Thursday

The United Way of Hall County is holding its 2015 campaign kickoff from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Robson Event Center, 310 Broad St., Gainesville.

September 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Police: Man accused of carjacking, taking cellphone

A College Park man is accused of holding a man at gunpoint and taking his 1994 Buick Century and another man's belt and cellphone, according to Gainesville Police.

September 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

North Hall Middle plowing new ground

Sixth-graders at North Hall Middle School huddle together, eager to get their hands dirty.

September 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

UNG ranked 16th public regional university in South

The University of North Georgia was recently ranked one of the region's best universities by U.S. News & World Report.

September 09, 2015 | | Local

Hall set to make changes to sign permitting to protect free speech, define obscenity

Hall County officials are ready to lift a moratorium on sign permits after making changes to the county's ordinance to protect political and religious speech.

September 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

East Hall 16-year-old killed in Gillsville wreck

A 16-year-old Alto girl died in a crash Wednesday morning after losing control of her vehicle on a wet Gillsville road and colliding with a truck, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Fundraiser benefits women’s causes

The all-female Fine Arts Study Club meets once a month for different programs, but it decided to reserve September for a fundraising event supporting women's causes.

September 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville Schools approve millage rate

Gainesville City Schools formally approved the lowering of its millage rate at a work session Tuesday.

September 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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Ga. 53 in Dawson County now open after gas main break shuts down roadway

October 05, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Kitchen Inspections Aug. 14-Aug. 20

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October 04, 2015 | | Local

Area driving instructor dies following Friday car wreck

Friends and loved ones aren't just mourning Deb Sorrow's sudden passing Friday.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville couple heading up Good News ministry efforts

Alejandro and Beth Oropeza aren't replacing just any ministry's founder.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former cadet files lawsuit against Riverside Military Academy

A former Riverside Military Academy cadet filed a lawsuit in Hall County State Court claiming the school should have intervened more before he suffered a ...

October 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bed-and-breakfast proposes to become assisted living facility

The Hall County Planning Commission will meet today to review a proposal to add an assisted living/group home use, as well as permission to ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Trees down, power out in wake of weekend rains

No injuries have been reported, but many area residents are dealing with the aftermath of heavy rains that raked North Georgia this weekend.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Whalen’s wife buys first car at Milton Martin's Oakwood dealership

In the early 1970s, Gus and Janelle Whalen made their first trip to Milton Martin Toyota, then located in downtown Gainesville, to buy a car.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Gainesville, Hall look for delicate balance in minority hiring

At a Gainesville City Council meeting last month, political organizer Jerry Gonzalez ran down the racial demographics of local government personnel, comparing those figures with ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

State roads ‘bank’ may fund area construction projects

Hall County governments have found a new, potential cash source to help fund road projects - the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Is your kid struggling in school? Here are some tips for parents

It's not easy for parents to watch their children struggle with school work.

October 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Dunkin’ Donuts possible for Thompson Bridge location

It's been rumored for some time that a Dunkin' Donuts would pop up on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville, and that speculation might soon ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Eagle Ranch celebrates 30 years of 'showing them love'

Eddie Staub couldn't fully picture it at the time, but need drives vision.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Washout of a weekend will continue Sunday

All clad in weather appropriate rain gear, Kelsey Payne, a Brenau University student from Chattanooga and several out-of-town guests left Dress Up with their hands ...

October 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Brenau celebrates its past, present at homecoming

Brenau University alumnae and families of students braved wet weather Saturday to attend Homecoming and Family Weekend at the Gainesville university.

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

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