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Ga. first lady helps push braces program

Georgia's first lady, Sandra Deal, came home to Gainesville Monday to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics.

February 22, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Billboard bill fuels opposition

Billboard legislation going through the Georgia House of Representatives has fueled widespread opposition, including from a group led by a vocal Lake Lanier resident.

February 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners consider 4 options for Cool Springs

The Hall County Board of Commissioners considered four different options for the Cool Springs Park property at Monday's work session.

February 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch council retreat is now March 26

Flowery Branch City Council has postponed its annual retreat to March 26.

February 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Bridge-jumping survivor, rescuers reunited as TV crews filmed

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Falcons mascot offers healthy message for students

Staying fit includes fueling up with the right foods and being active for at least 60 minutes every day.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Moss: Sales tax could help pay offset paratransit costs

Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center's director is asking that Hall Area Transit's paratransit service also benefits from the state's proposed 1-cent sales tax for transportation.

February 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Churches making progress to help homeless

A handful of Hall County churches are inching closer to helping Gainesville's homeless population get off the streets.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville High’s graduation rate projected at 71 percent

The latest update for this year's Gainesville High School graduation rate showed a slight increase from 68.9 percent in October to about 71 percent in late January.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gary Michael Hilton sentenced to death in Florida case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A man found guilty in the 2007 slaying and decapitation of a nurse has been sentenced to death by a jury.

February 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Bridge survivor now in national media whirlwind

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Smile’ program will offer braces to kids in need

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal came home to Gainesville to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics this afternoon.

February 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man dies in weekend wreck

A Gainesville man was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle wreck in White County.

February 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Quarter of Hall County residents not being active

The Gainesville area has a lake, at least 443 acres of parkland and fitness centers galore, yet up to a quarter of Hall County residents are just spending their free time not doing physical activity.

February 21, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Group holds tribute for Washington on Tuesday

Ed Rigel Sr. concludes some of his notes with "Kind Patriotic Regards."

February 21, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Arbendette Van quit her job of nearly 25 years to follow her passion: early childhood education.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters collecting boot drive donations for burn survivors this week

Gainesville Fire Department members are kicking off a boot drive this week to raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

September 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote Trump or Clinton? Many in Hall are cool to both

The old philosophy of choosing the "lesser of two evils" in the voting booth isn't working for some Hall County residents and students during ...

September 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Hall senior leaps into Korean culture, language

A North Hall High School junior got "kind of enthralled with the (Korean) culture," her dad said, and she decided she wanted to learn the ...

September 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


New store in Main Street Market offers handmade, eclectic home goods

Leigh Anne Finley started painting and refinishing furniture years ago.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont festival gets a jump-start on autumn

Fall is on the way to North Georgia, and even if it seems the weather hasn't gotten the message, soon it will be time ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Art in the Square a hands-on experience

Every town, no matter how small, has its own unique art scene. It might just be one man or woman making painted birdhouses in their ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Music backed by harmony of caring at John Jarrard concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday night not only to hear great performances but contribute to their community at the 15th annual John Jarrard Benefit Concert Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Swimmers ‘make waves’ for cancer cure as Swim Across America raises $400K at Lanier Islands

"Making waves to fight cancer" was the order of the morning Saturday as about 500 people joined Swim Across America to raise money for research ...

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Library’s annual used book sale starts today

The annual Friends of Hall County Library used book sale starts today and continues Sunday.

September 17, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Flowery Branch girl with cerebral palsy finds outlet in cheerleading

September 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


‘Shore Sweep’ for Lanier is Sept. 24

Scouting is underway on more than 300 locations for Shore Sweep's trash pickup Sept. 24 in Hall County.

September 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man strikes patrol car twice

A Gainesville man is accused of striking a Georgia State Patrol corporal with his car twice while evading a traffic stop, according to authorities.

September 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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