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Winning sweet, but ‘it’s all about fun’ at Special Olympics State Games

Ten weeks and at least 25 hours worth of training led up to the moment when Dustin Thomas entered the dust-floored ring of the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

October 08, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Mule Camp Market vendors heat up the square downtown

Breaking out from his day job, Lloyd Hendricks forged a new passion in a bygone profession.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Geologist uses meteorites, other samples to take students on tour through time

From a crystal cave filmed for the original "Journey to the Center of the Earth" to seven weeks in Antarctica, Linda Welzenbach, senior research associate with the National Planetary Institute, took North Hall Middle School students across the planet and through millions of years Friday morning.

October 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville man charged with vehicular homicide

A Gainesville man is accused of backing a pickup truck Wednesday over a Gainesville woman, according to authorities. The woman died later at the hospital.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

No one injured in school bus wreck on Cleveland Highway

No injuries were reported in a school bus wreck Friday afternoon in front of Poor Richards' restaurant in Gainesville.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Area emergency responders head for coast to offer hurricane aid

The Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force, including 13 members of the Gainesville Fire Department and eight from Hall County Fire Services, were on the road to Perry on Friday afternoon to help with any needs from Hurricane Matthew.

October 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Man charged with murder in shooting of ex-roommate in North Forsyth

October 07, 2016 | Forsyth County News | Local

Big Lots re-opens after four-month closure for expansion

Big Lots on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville re-opened its doors to much excitement Friday morning.

October 07, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

Resurfacing work begins on Browns Bridge

Work begins tonight to replace the 20-year-old driving surface on Browns Bridge at the Hall and Forsyth County lines. The material has a lifespan of 10 years.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Oakwood school bus rear-ended in early morning incident

An Oakwood Elementary School bus was involved in a traffic incident Friday morning in Oakwood.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Record haul at golf fundraiser to put 3 families in new homes

Three local families were surprised to learn Thursday evening that they are the beneficiaries of this year's Medical Center Open golf tournament, which raised a record $282,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Hall County's mission to provide affordable housing.

October 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Communities come together to celebrate longtime poultry leader

How do you recognize a lifetime of achievements by someone like Abit Massey?

October 07, 2016 | By David B. Strickland | Local

Law enforcement hosting coffee events around Gainesville

Officers from city and county law enforcement will gather today at three different locations for casual conversation over coffee with citizens.

October 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Book tells stories of Gainesville High School

"The Ghosts of Bobby Gruhn Field" is a "nostalgic collection" of stories connected to City Park and Bobby Gruhn Field, Sammy Smith, the book's editor and a Gainesville Board of Education member, said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Riverside band director, wife welcome 4 Marines who evacuated South Carolina

Four Marines stationed in Parris Island, S.C., are in Gainesville for at least a few days and passing along their musical expertise after having to evacuate South Carolina as Hurricane Matthew is on its way up the East Coast.

October 06, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local

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Community foundation honors three Hall County men for service

Selfless, aspiring visionaries: this is how three Hall County men were described as they were recognized Thursday night by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

October 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

187-lot subdivision on Spout Springs Road gets approval

A 187-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall can move forward now that rezoning was approved by the Hall County Board ...

October 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Mincey Marble expansion approved by Hall commissioners

Mincey Marble got the go-ahead Thursday night to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road, over the objections of many area residents.

October 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Sheriff’s Office seeks Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect

An armed robbery suspect demanded cash Sunday from a Pure gas station employee in Flowery Branch, according to authorities.

October 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Artists’ market set for Saturday at Brenau Downtown Center

An artists' market is being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Brenau Downtown Center in conjunction with the Georgia ...

October 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville likely to buy insurance building

Gainesville City Council is likely to agree Tuesday to buy the Turner, Wood & Smith building, 100 Brenau Avenue, for $1.52 million.

October 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Voter registrations set record at deadline

The final day of registering to vote in Georgia brought a flood of voters either registering or updating their registration.

October 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Christmas movie crew wrapping up in Dahlonega

Moses McKinzey texturized fake snow around an ice skating rink in Dahlonega's Hancock Park on Wednesday night as a film crew of about 150 ...

October 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Sheriff’s Office hosting criminal justice Explorer program

From grade school to college age, people interested in law enforcement have an opportunity for a hands-on program with the Hall County Sheriff's Office ...

October 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall Fire Services raising funds to support burn survivors

Hall County Fire Services is joining other fire departments throughout Georgia in the Annual "Give Burns the Boot" drive, benefitting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

October 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

ProCare Rx planning second building in Gainesville office park

Construction is expected to start soon on a second single-story building at ProCare Park, a 23-acre site on Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at Interstate ...

October 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former Johnson band booster president, wife charged with fraud

A former Johnson High School band booster club president is accused of using the booster club's debit card for hundreds of dollars in unauthorized ...

October 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board OKs plan for Enota school project

A new school will be constructed at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, and the plan is to open that school for the 2018-19 school year.

October 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Inky Johnson, former Tennessee standout, touts value of Boys & Girls Clubs

Inky Johnson remembers the day 10 years ago that changed his life forever.

October 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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