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Wellness Expo promotes healthy lifestyles

The Junior League's first annual Wellness Expo got an enthusiastic reception at the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids on Sunday.

More than 30 sponsors came out to teach children and adults the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, from how to make quick and easy snacks to personal hygiene and fun ways to exercise. INK boasts a extensive indoor village, including a grocery store, where the kids learned how to pick out the right foods, and a hair salon specializing in colorful updos.

March 26, 2012 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Forsyth sheriff says health led to 911 call

As he prepared to announce his plans to seek re-election to a fourth term, Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton last week found himself answering questions about a potentially embarrassing 911 call.

March 26, 2012 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch wants out of impact fee deal with Hall

Flowery Branch officials say they want to "even the playing field" when it comes to development impact fees.

March 25, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Colleges, Oakwood team up for community sign

The city of Oakwood has joined up with two colleges in its backyard to build a massive welcome sign off Interstate 985's Exit 17 by this fall.

March 25, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber to hold career expo Wednesday

Update the resume and get to the Georgia Mountains Center this week - area companies are hiring.

March 25, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Roads planner set to speak at chamber event

Srikanth Yamala, transportation planning manager for the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, is set to address the chamber's South Hall Business Coalition on the transportation vote.

March 25, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County delays Sunday sales

Today will be the third dry Sunday since voters approved lifting restrictions of Sunday alcohol sales in unincorporated Hall County.

March 24, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Lake’s rising in time for increase in visitors

Lake Lanier isn't as high as it was this time last year, entering the busy spring season, but it's steadily rising.

March 24, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kids outshoot cops again in challenge

Once again, Hall County's 4-H kids aren't afraid to take on the cops.

March 24, 2012 | BY SHANNON LIGHTFOOT news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville ranks 13th in nation for identity theft

Since a thief stole John's identity and filed a fake tax return earlier this year, he said he's scared to death of the future.

March 24, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Glades Reservoir creates ripples downstream

While metro Atlanta is ahead so far in a decadeslong struggle over water in the Chattahoochee River basin, stakeholders downstream remain in the fight.

March 24, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Few local school bus drivers fail random drug tests

Safety for students is a priority for school officials - it's preached in school systems throughout the nation.

March 24, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Corps resumes Lake Lanier dock permit process

Maybe this time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be able to finish the job.

March 23, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville and Hall examine transit options

Government leaders are hoping a bus fare increase for Hall Area Transit riders will be a small price to pay in keeping the buses running.

March 23, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Ga. Senate recognizes deputy coroner

March 23, 2012 | | Local


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Photo slideshow: Contra dancers put their best feet forward

If you've been hankering to glide across the dance floor, montly contra dances are offered the second Saturday each month at First Baptist Church ...

August 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


A healing haven: Good News Clinics celebrates 25 years of free health care

Good News Clinics in Gainesville has become a rock in recent days for Pam Cofer.

August 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riders saddle up for tough trails in Extreme Cowboy Race at Chicopee Ag Center

It was a day for Wild West riders Saturday when the Georgia State Championship Extreme Cowboy Race came to the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in ...

August 12, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Cleaning up Lake Lanier a pricey project for sewer officials

Sewer and water utilities are trying to come up with creative ways to dull the pain of Clean Water Act restrictions on Lake Lanier set ...

August 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Don’t eclipse your eyesight; take precautions to view celestial event

While there is a lot of excitement surrounding the total solar eclipse that will cross into North Georgia on Aug. 21, many have expressed concerns ...

August 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville airport manager Palmer to step down at end of August

After a five-year tour as manager of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, Terry Palmer is leaving the post at the end of the month.

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County appeals marinas’ tax ruling to state Supreme Court

The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors is appealing a Superior Court ruling regarding five companies' shoreline properties and their tax assessments, arguing a 2016 ...

August 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials want to buy land, build pond to improve Midtown Greenway

Gainesville officials are embracing a $2.8 million watershed improvement project in midtown Gainesville that also promises to enhance the Midtown Greenway trail and eliminate ...

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plans advance for downtown Gainesville condos

Prospective buyers of luxury condos to be built on the square in downtown Gainesville are encouraged to get on the waiting list as design plans ...

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ask the Times: Statues of presidents made of marble

What do those big white statues in Gainesville by the downtown square consist of?

August 11, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Riverside honors Strickland, Bagwell at Sandy Beaver Awards banquet

Two men were honored Thursday night for their strong business leadership and generosity to the community in a dinner that continues that legacy of generosity ...

August 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County OKs last piece of sewer project

The last major piece of Hall County's sewer expansion into North Hall was approved Thursday night by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Shaw Carter remembered: Gainesville, world 'has lost a bright light’

Family and friends remembered Shaw Carter for his humor and ability to "take everything in stride" while battling a heart condition that led to a ...

August 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Howard chosen Gainesville’s new Main Street manager

Gainesville native Kristen Howard is stepping into the position of Main Street manager for Gainesville.

August 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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