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Times collecting supplies for firefighters battling wildfires

The Times will have its van sitting in front of the newspaper's building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday collecting supplies for Georgia Forestry Commission firefighters battling the wildfires. Anyone who wants to can bring items and "pack the van." The Times will deliver the supplies to the Forestry Commission office. A forestry commission representative said the following items are needed:

November 21, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center to launch residency program

Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville is in the early stages of developing a residency program for medical school graduates that hospital leaders said marks "another milestone" for the growing local health care industry.

November 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health insurance info event scheduled for Saturday in Gainesville

Insure Georgia is holding an enrollment event Saturday at the Gainesville Civic Center to help families with the open enrollment process for the Affordable Care Act.

November 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Tighter water restrictions announced as drought extends

Hall County residents will have to limit their water use as drought conditions continue to worsen.

November 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 men charged for bestiality with dog in Forsyth County

November 17, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Winds may blow smoke from wildfires away from area by Friday

Some areas of North Georgia may get a break from the smoke pouring from mountain wildfires, though residents closer to the fires will continue to feel the effects.

November 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Styrofoam graveyard’ cleaned up in Lake Lanier cove, thanks to drought

The area's worsening drought showed one benefit on Thursday: Barren shoreline allowed workers to get rid of a longstanding "Styrofoam graveyard" from a Lake Lanier cove off Clarks Bridge Road.

November 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction moving swift on new Sosebee & Britt Orthodontics location

With grading almost complete, next comes the footings, and soon the foundation and walls and roof.

November 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lumpkin County man executed for 2001 murder after refusing appeals

A Lumpkin County man took his last breaths Wednesday night at a Jackson prison, where he was executed for the 2001 murder of his ex-girlfriend.

November 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man acquitted of most serious charges in shooting of alleged stalker

A Buford man accused of shooting another man in the leg and jaw was acquitted of the more serious charges against him Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Woman dead following Dawson County house fire

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Collins moves up ranks in U.S. House Republican leadership

Northeast Georgia's congressman is now the fifth-ranking Republican in the U.S. House.

November 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Tadmore donates food for Thanksgiving, teachers dance while dressed like pirates

The administrative team and three teachers from Tadmore Elementary School dressed like pirates and danced on the roof of the school Wednesday morning to celebrate the school's success in donating food.

November 16, 2016 | | Local


Environmental report criticizes possible nuclear power plant on Chattahoochee

Georgia Power Co.'s studying whether to build a nuclear power plant on the Chattahoochee River in South Georgia drew harsh criticism in the Georgia Water Coalition's sixth annual "Dirty Dozen" report released Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




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Good News at noon serves annual Thanksgiving meal

With the stress of travel and spectacle of parades and super-sales, it can be easy to forget the true spirit of Thanksgiving - giving thanks and ...

November 24, 2016 | Emily Williams | Local


Outdoor burn ignites brush fire in Hoschton woods

A brush fire on the outskirts of Hoschton temporarily closed Braselton Highway as firefighters worked to put out the flames.

November 24, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville collecting donations for annual Mayors’ Motorcade

The city of Gainesville is teaming up with the Georgia Municipal Association for the 57th annual Mayors' Motorcade.

November 24, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged

Gainesville's unemployment rate in October stayed the same as September at 4.4 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

November 24, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Donation funds ballistic vests for city K-9s

When Gainesville Police Officer Jeremy Edge and his partner Alex head out to track a potentially armed and dangerous suspect, the two will be wearing ...

November 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Quilt of Valor to be presented to injured soldier

Riverside Military Academy President Col. William Gallagher will visit one alumnus who suffered serious injuries in a bombing this month in Afghanistan.

November 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Humane Society receives more than $10K in Georgia Gives Day donations

Some local charities did better than others for Georgia Gives Day, but all benefited from the Nov. 17 event that raised more than $4 million ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man on bicycle killed in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed after failing to yield the right of way on his bike when turning onto Harmony Church Road on Friday morning ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Employers ‘can breathe a sigh of relief’ as new overtime rule halted

Employers no longer have to worry about how to pay some salaried employees overtime, which may not be well-received by some employees.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Stores open on Thanksgiving, early Friday

When Thanksgiving leftovers are safely tucked away in the fridge, some choose to head out into the November chill for doorbusters and deals.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Thanksgiving celebrated across cultures in Hall County

What do you have at your Thanksgiving dinner? What is your favorite dish during the holidays? Mashed potatoes? Turkey and ham? What about carne asada ...

November 23, 2016 | By Jessie Moose intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Piedmont College names new police chief

J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, a former deputy sheriff and school resource officer with the Habersham County Sheriff's Office and an officer with the Clarkesville Police ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christmas movie filmed in Dahlonega debuts Thursday on Hallmark Channel

One local family will gather around the television Thanksgiving night hoping to see some of its own in a Christmas movie.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


24-mile stretch of I-85 may be widened

About 24 miles of Interstate 85 could be getting wider from north of 985 to just north of U.S. 129 in Jefferson, which is ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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