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Georgia voter turnout hits a record with more than 76.5 percent in Nov. 8 election

ATLANTA - However one views results of the November election for national and local offices, there's no denying one fact: Voter interest was never higher in Georgia.

November 22, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Mortgage paid for a year for Gainesville man

For two decades, Tomas Ramirez helped put a roof over the heads of Gainesville's homeless.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planning board rejects proposed campus to house women involved in sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking were rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chicopee residents see second slaying in four months

After some break-ins and the small community's second suspected homicide in four months, Dwight Turner told his elderly mother not to sit out on the porch in Chicopee Village after dark.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rezoning for Guilford clinic in Oakwood approved

A new Guilford Immediate Care medical building at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch dies while serving warrant

A U.S. marshal killed when executing a warrant last week will have funeral services Saturday.

November 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Hall County

Editor's Note: Despite being included in this list previously, Avocados on the downtown Gainesville square is not open on Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Vietnam vet gets long-awaited medals

When it came time for James Procopio to graduate from Manhattan College in 1964, he had three options: join the military, get married or move to Canada. He picked the first of the three, choosing to enlist in the U.S. Air Force right out of school.

November 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Times collecting supplies for firefighters battling wildfires

The Times will have its van sitting in front of the newspaper's building from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday collecting supplies for Georgia Forestry Commission firefighters battling the wildfires. Anyone who wants to can bring items and "pack the van." The Times will deliver the supplies to the Forestry Commission office. A forestry commission representative said the following items are needed:

November 21, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Restoration work making progress at Healan’s Mill

Healan's Mill is in the midst of a makeover.

November 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


3 killed in pair of weekend wrecks

A pair of wrecks left three people dead in Hall County over the weekend.

November 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking go before planning board Monday

A Gainesville ministry's heavily opposed plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking goes before the Hall County Planning Commission Monday evening.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Guilford Immediate Care planned in place of old Fred’s Treads

An iconic, former tire business at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 in Oakwood could get a healthy makeover.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton woman builds ‘mom shop’ from the web up

Rachel Santana wants her shop to be different.

November 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Family of recovering preemie chosen as Hall’s March of Dimes ambassadors

When Torie Robinson was born, her mother's wedding ring could fit around her ankle with room to spare.

November 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


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


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