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Local homeless man makes good in recovery program

"I wanna be a part of society that's doing what's right," Tony Rhodes, a local homeless man, told The Times in a story published in November.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Missionaries share tales of service at weekend event

While walking through a Namibian village with a dozen others on a mission trip, Mariette Tipton was greeted by the chief and a group of dancers.

February 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Local businesses cashing in on Super Bowl fever

Going by the number of reservations and food orders already called in, the general manager of Branch House Tavern in Flowery Branch expects the cash register to be ringing all day Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons play in the Super Bowl.

February 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students mark book progress - with a lot of duct tape

Reading can be fun and should be encouraged.

February 04, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fair Street school celebrates progress report

Fair Street International School officials are optimistic that they can get off the state's chronically failing list this year after recent assessments shows students significantly improving their reading and math scores.

February 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


City officials eye priorities for 2017 at annual retreat

Downtown and midtown development, expanding public transportation and road infrastructure projects, and improving code enforcement and public safety were among the priorities for 2017 identified by the Gainesville City Council during its annual retreat at the Fair Street neighborhood center on Friday.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$100,000 in marijuana seized in Hoschton; 5 arrested

Five people from Hoschton were arrested between Wednesday and Friday after authorities said they found 28 marijuana plants.

February 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Explosion kills one, destroys home in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - A powerful explosion destroyed a Cleveland home Friday, killing one person inside and shattering windows of neighboring houses as the blast's shockwave was felt by people living miles away.

February 03, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Multiple boats damaged in fire at Aqualand Marina

A fire Friday morning did thousands in damage to boats at Aqualand Marina in Flowery Branch.

February 03, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Weather officials teach ins and outs of storms

Vicki Bentley has always been fascinated by dangerous weather.

February 03, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Legislature honors late Sheriff’s Office and WDUN personality 'Bimbo' Brewer

A former Hall County Sheriff's Office victim advocate and WDUN radio personality killed in a wreck earlier this month has been honored with a Georgia General Assembly resolution.

February 02, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Senate OKs extension of hospital tax for Georgia Medicaid

ATLANTA - Georgia hospitals would continue paying a tax that helps draw down $600 million in federal support for the Medicaid budget, under a bill that's headed to the state House.

February 02, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins named subcommittee chairman

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House, which is part of the Committee on Rules.

February 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Poultry industry leaders gather in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Attendees from throughout the U.S. and across the world descended on the Georgia World Congress Center this week to take part in the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo.

February 02, 2017 | By Barbara Olejnik bolejnik@poultrytimes.com | Local


Bill introduced giving property tax relief for disabled veterans

A bill that would give disabled veterans some property tax relief has been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly.

February 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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State Bank plans to offer more than its Gainesville predecessor

The familiar NBG logo is gone from the Gainesville bank's brick exterior, but officials at the new State Bank and Trust Co. taking over ...

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Christy Crumbley's company doesn't look for lonely roads to put up a storefront.

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial is top pick for city students as school of choice

Two lanes of cars stretched bumper to bumper from the main entrance of Centennial Arts Academy as parents and other legal guardians waited in line ...

February 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County pension suit: Plaintiff’s payoffs a third of another plan

Payouts from another government employee retirement plan in Georgia are nearly triple what is received by the lead plaintiff in a $75 million class-action lawsuit ...

February 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Zumba dancers move to the groove at fitness event

Never stop moving.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN - When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and ...

February 11, 2017 | BY ALEXANDER POPP and HAILEY VAN PARYS apopp@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won't be able to see your loved one again.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


CASA can't serve all kids in foster care without 58 more volunteers

The Gainesville organization providing the "eyes and ears of the court" in foster care cases are in serious need of volunteers, executive director Janet Walden ...

February 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




Authorities searching for missing Dahlonega man

Authorities are looking for a Dahlonega man last seen Monday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 10, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


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