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Higgins preparing to take over as Hall Board of Commissioners chairman

There may be big differences in leading a large school system and a county government with its web of departments, from public works to landfill operations.

December 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


$900 in electronics, clothes stolen from Wal-Mart

A man left the Oakwood Wal-Mart last week with almost $900 in stolen electronics and clothing items, police said.

December 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Portion of Wilshire Trails Park to be closed for 3 days

Part of Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville will be closed Tuesday through Thursday for the park's latest trail replacement.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump wins Georgia's Electoral College vote

December 19, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


DOT delays I-985 slab replacement until new year

Because of recent rain, concrete slab replacement along the northbound lanes of Interstate 985 has been delayed to Jan. 2, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mecum hailed as ‘true public servant’ as he leaves Hall Board of Commissioners chairman role

Richard Mecum's long career in public service is coming to a close. Or so he thinks.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Work now could start in February on new Flowery Branch City Hall

Construction of the new Flowery Branch City Hall has been delayed by unexpected costs involving soil needed for the project.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter coat drives, donations serve local homeless

As volunteers sort through men's and women's clothing, from jeans to jackets to sweaters and scarves, the Rev. Victor Lamar Johnson of the Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation looks on with a sly grin.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Midtown becomes new hub for local artists in Gainesville

Midtown is getting more artsy.

December 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Get out of town: Hall County has banished more than 300 in 6 years

When the handcuffs come off, it's time for some people to leave town.

December 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cultural stigmas challenge local Latinos seeking mental health care

Stigmas about mental illness erect costly barriers to treatment for individuals among all demographics in the United States.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


‘History has its eyes on us’: Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell busy as part of Trump transition team

Politics has long been serious business for Gainesville native Ashley Bell, and now he's getting to turn that passion into action at the highest levels of U.S. government.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch family recovers after house, dog lost in fire

Fourteen years of the Scroggs' family memories went up in flames around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

December 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


High school student from Russia becomes U.S. citizen

At 15, Hannah Sartain wanted to attain the first step of freedom in a learner's permit like other high schoolers.

December 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Kids’ carts filled at annual ‘shop with a cop’

Leaning over to assist 10-year-old K'riya Gardner, Gainesville Police school resource officer Joel Carter makes sure her boots fit right. With a $200 limit, Gardner and others led officers with shopping carts Friday around the Shallowford Road Wal-Mart for "Shop with a Cop."

December 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

January 12, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local




Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

January 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

January 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

January 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deal keeping focus on school fixes after defeat at ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking Georgia lawmakers to support a new plan for fixing low-performing schools after voters last fall rejected a proposal for state ...

January 11, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 people displaced, 2 pets feared dead in Forsyth fire

January 11, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full text of Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Gov. Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local


Dawsonville man wins Quilt Guild raffle benefiting arts center

Dawsonville resident Charles McCormack was the winner of the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild's annual quilt raffle to benefit The Bowen Center for the ...

January 10, 2017 | | Local


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