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Life Line screenings event set for Nov. 30

Residents living in and around Gainesville can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with screenings by Life Line Screening.

November 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Weather change brings high winds but smoke relief to area; colder temps on way

A change in the weather and direction of the winds brings relief this weekend to many North Georgians choking from smoke pouring from mountain wildfires in the last week.

November 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Attorney Ashley Bell joins Trump transition team

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell, a former Hall County commissioner, has joined the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump to help recruit staff at the U.S. Department of State.

November 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder in Hoschton gas station shooting

A Dacula man was charged with murder after a monthlong investigation into a fatal shooting at a Hoschton gas station.

November 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Theft suspect tried to hit people with car, authorities say

A theft suspect allegedly attempted to hit two people in the parking lot with his car after stealing from the store, according to authorities.

November 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jingle Mingle official start of Christmas season in Gainesville

It's not Christmas in Gainesville until the chicken is lit above the downtown Main Street Market.

November 18, 2016 | Emily Williams | 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


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North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




Tornado warning expires for Hall

Update: The tornado warning has expired.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Skunk in North Hall is county’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2016

A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court to weigh whether 1st amendment protects Hall student’s 'Columbine' threat

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student accused of threatening to get "the chopper out and make Columbine look childish" will take his case to ...

November 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Feldman named executive director for Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Heather Feldman has been named executive director of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. She had served as the interim executive director since August before being ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Grant to fund leadership course for African-American males at UNG

The University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative will fund a course this spring at the University of North Georgia aimed at helping African-American ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks holiday cups facing less uproar this year

While the uproar over this year's holiday cups at Starbucks is a bit quieter than last year, it still exists.

November 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trail tunnel construction could start in early December

Work on a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel under Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near the Georgia Department of Labor could begin in early December.

November 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits' North Hall home destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed the expansive lakeside home of community leaders Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit.

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s Office investigating stolen flags in Gainesville subdivision

The American flag has been flying in front of Matthew Youngelman's home since he moved to Summer Creek Estates off Lee Land Road.

November 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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