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Forsyth County panel approves youth center

A proposed youth community center in a northeast Forsyth neighborhood sparked tense discussion before clearing the Forsyth County planning board last week.

May 30, 2011 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Programs help feed children in summer

More than 500 local families will be getting supplementary food this summer, thanks to the new Summer Kids Feeding Project.

May 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


College aims to inspire women to leadership

Women in the United States received the right to vote when the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920. But in the 91 years since, they have made relatively small strides into entering public service.

May 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville police will keep policy

The U.S. Supreme Court has broadened rules allowing officers to break into residences without warrants, but it's a ruling Gainesville police say likely won't change the way they operate.

May 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Unit provides hope for addicts and mentally ill

Juanita Nicely craved cocaine four years ago. Now she leads support groups and helps others with their addictions.

May 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Start of summer brings crowds to Lake Lanier

Like a college sports team that always draws the big recruits, it seems Lake Lanier can always be counted on to attract large summer crowds.

May 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen drowns at Burton Mill Park in South Hall

The first big holiday weekend of the summer season at Lake Lanier produced the first tragedy when a teenager drowned Saturday at Burton Mill Park in South Hall County.

May 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Parade will disrupt traffic Monday

Monday brings the annual Memorial Day parade that is a delight for spectators but can cause headaches for motorists.

May 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Kids get a shot at the great outdoors

Today's kids may use their thumbs more than their arms and legs, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't put down the controller for a real bow and arrow or fishing pole.

May 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Officials warn drivers to be safe this weekend

Amid poolside barbecues, family vacations and day trips, officials are reminding residents to stay safe on the roads.

May 27, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Sheriff’s office, DNR prepare for busy holiday on Lake Lanier

As the mercury on the thermometers stretches higher, it can mean only one thing for Lake Lanier law enforcement - time to scrape the cobwebs off the citation books.

May 27, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Opinions mixed for privatized landfill

Once Hall County commissioners vote on a final budget in upcoming weeks, they'll turn their eyes to the county's landfill fund.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County faces hard calls on budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners now has three choices to consider for the 2012 fiscal year: drastically cut expenses, raises taxes or fall somewhere in the middle.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Reading instructor takes junket to learn new methods

Ava White knows how to teach slow readers, and she wants to help Hall County's students on a large scale.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fallen trees cause damage, power outages

Storms whipped through the region Thursday night bringing some much needed rain but also some damage and power outages.

May 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Solving the dementia puzzle: Drop in Alzheimer’s credited to ongoing education, active brains

Education may be the missing piece in the puzzle of solving why rates of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia have decreased lately.

November 27, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cut your own Christmas tree, but beware of drying it out early

There are countless different reasons to pick a certain type of Christmas tree. Any family who has bought a tree knows the struggle and weighing ...

November 27, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Election’s impact: Uncertainty for many, optimism for others, activism for all

Many liberals and conservatives have found common ground in one respect after Donald Trump's victory: uncertainty about how the president-elect's administration will shake ...

November 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State law change expedites process for sexual assault exam kits

After a change in Georgia law, Gainesville police have taken possession of more sexual assault examination kits performed at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, even those ...

November 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tatsumi to expand at Gateway Center, add 112K square foot facility

The Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall continues to fill in with the recent announcement that Tatsumi Intermodal USA is expanding its ...

November 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Small shops get their shot at holiday sales on Small Business Saturday

Everyone knows Black Friday is dominated by the name brand big-box retail titans. But Saturday is for the little guy, when Mom and Pop clothing ...

November 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Funeral held for US marshal from South Hall killed on duty

NORCROSS - Hundreds of mourners gathered in Georgia to remember a deputy U.S. marshal who was killed while he and other officers were pursuing a ...

November 26, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck near Rome

A man from Gainesville died in a one-car vehicle crash early Thursday near Rome.

November 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Local homeowners take advantage of Web-based room sharing option

There's no place like home. And when you're on the road, sometimes a hotel just isn't homey enough.

November 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Georgia among 5 states struggling with surging numbers of foster children

NEW YORK - The number of U.S. children in foster care is climbing after a sustained decline, with Georgia leading the five states that account ...

November 26, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Help offered when holiday struggles mount

Compared to the rest of the year, the holiday week usually generates fewer first-time calls from domestic violence victims and fewer people seeking shelter, said ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rarer languages call for special courtroom help from interpreters

On the courtroom's back pew, Cornelio Lazarescue sat through a three-day trial last week with a pair of jet-black headphones. Next to him was ...

November 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoppers bust doors, hunt bargains, find deals as Black Friday launches holiday buying season

Black Friday is either an exhilarating way to score a deal or an overwhelming disaster of traffic and digging through bargain bins, depending whom you ...

November 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Free clinic for lower limb amputees set for Dec. 6

Prosthetist Kevin Carroll and other local prosthetics experts are holding a free patient education clinic for lower limb amputees.

November 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SUV, ambulance crash, both flipping and injuring 4 total

Four people, including a child, were injured this morning when an SUV crossed the centerline of Ga. 11 and struck an ambulance, causing both vehicles ...

November 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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