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Local businesses cashing in on Super Bowl fever

Going by the number of reservations and food orders already called in, the general manager of Branch House Tavern in Flowery Branch expects the cash register to be ringing all day Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons play in the Super Bowl.

February 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students mark book progress - with a lot of duct tape

Reading can be fun and should be encouraged.

February 04, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fair Street school celebrates progress report

Fair Street International School officials are optimistic that they can get off the state's chronically failing list this year after recent assessments shows students significantly improving their reading and math scores.

February 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


City officials eye priorities for 2017 at annual retreat

Downtown and midtown development, expanding public transportation and road infrastructure projects, and improving code enforcement and public safety were among the priorities for 2017 identified by the Gainesville City Council during its annual retreat at the Fair Street neighborhood center on Friday.

February 04, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$100,000 in marijuana seized in Hoschton; 5 arrested

Five people from Hoschton were arrested between Wednesday and Friday after authorities said they found 28 marijuana plants.

February 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Explosion kills one, destroys home in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - A powerful explosion destroyed a Cleveland home Friday, killing one person inside and shattering windows of neighboring houses as the blast's shockwave was felt by people living miles away.

February 03, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Multiple boats damaged in fire at Aqualand Marina

A fire Friday morning did thousands in damage to boats at Aqualand Marina in Flowery Branch.

February 03, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Weather officials teach ins and outs of storms

Vicki Bentley has always been fascinated by dangerous weather.

February 03, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Legislature honors late Sheriff’s Office and WDUN personality 'Bimbo' Brewer

A former Hall County Sheriff's Office victim advocate and WDUN radio personality killed in a wreck earlier this month has been honored with a Georgia General Assembly resolution.

February 02, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Senate OKs extension of hospital tax for Georgia Medicaid

ATLANTA - Georgia hospitals would continue paying a tax that helps draw down $600 million in federal support for the Medicaid budget, under a bill that's headed to the state House.

February 02, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins named subcommittee chairman

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House, which is part of the Committee on Rules.

February 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Poultry industry leaders gather in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Attendees from throughout the U.S. and across the world descended on the Georgia World Congress Center this week to take part in the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo.

February 02, 2017 | By Barbara Olejnik bolejnik@poultrytimes.com | Local


Bill introduced giving property tax relief for disabled veterans

A bill that would give disabled veterans some property tax relief has been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly.

February 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former hospital leader is new director for Randy and Friends

Dennis Scheidt wanted to contribute to something and give back to society.

February 02, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Owner of former Gainesville medical clinic to pay feds $20M to settle false billing allegations

The owner of a Gainesville clinic that closed suddenly in August has agreed to pay $20 million to settle claims that he billed for services he didn't perform and unnecessary diagnostic tests.

February 02, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


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Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Days into a murder trial, a Gainesville man decided to make a guilty plea for a fatal January 2016 stabbing.

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

If you've ever been to the hospital or the emergency room, you know how important it is to take a moment to step out ...

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has not lost any sleep thinking about the friendly Super Bowl wager that slipped away along with the Atlanta Falcons ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium - home of the Gainesville Red Elephants' football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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