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Local students chosen to help shape education

Although Eleanor Walker and Lindsay Neece are still shy of voting age at age 17, they'll still have the opportunity to have a voice in state policy this year.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Despite time of year, flu shots readily available

When it comes to the flu, some health officials are a bit perplexed.

November 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Spout Springs road work creates traffic mess in S. Hall

The Spout Springs Road project didn't let up on Election Day.

November 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council postpones decision on Yonah Burger drive-through

Amid a collective groan from the audience, the Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday evening to postpone making a decision about a drive-through restaurant.

November 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sheriff's officials following leads in robbery

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies responded at 9 p.m. Monday to a report of an armed robbery at the Minit Save convenience store in the 3700 block of Atlanta Highway.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Authorities search for home invasion suspect

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators are requesting help identifying a suspect in a home invasion in the 900 block of Garden Drive.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local




Gainesville hoping for well-done burger discussion

Green Street Circle residents have a chance to talk to Gainesville City Council members tonight about their concerns with a new burger restaurant coming to town.

November 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Candidates travel the state to drum up support

Gubernatorial hopefuls Roy Barnes and Nathan Deal spent the final day of the campaign season flying around the state to greet supporters, hoping to squeeze as much as possible into the final hours before Election Day.

November 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Quake survivor resuming mission in Haiti

Flowery Branch's Randy Puckett is returning to Haiti one year after he was caught up in the earthquake that devastated the island nation.

November 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voters beware: There may be backups today on Spout Springs

Voters using parts of Spout Springs Road to head to polling places in South Hall may hit some construction delays.

November 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch charter school focuses on science, math, technology

As students step into most elementary schools, it's time to power down by putting away the iPods and other handheld devices.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Expert sheds light on children’s brains

If you've ever questioned just what has gotten into your child, the folks at the Spout Springs Library may have an answer.

November 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Childhood obesity a startling problem, professor says

One in 3 children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, and families need to take action to stop it, a professor said during a lecture Monday.

November 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Buford prison employee pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into kitchen

A College Park woman working in a Buford prison was the first of more than 80 defendants Wednesday to plead guilty to smuggling drugs into ...

February 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges added in case involving teen shot in back

More teenagers were charged in an incident Saturday night involving a teenager shot in the back, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man stole more than $12,000 of property

A Buford man is charged with stealing more than $12,000 worth of property in incidents on Lakeshore Road.

February 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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