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Martin Technology Academy celebrates STEM certification as ‘badge of honor’

Math and science aren't often learned from worksheets and PowerPoint slides at Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science.

November 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


GO: Thank a veteran this Veterans Day

November 09, 2016 | | Local


Job events for veterans coming up

A veterans career fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Gainesville Career Center, 2756 Atlanta Highway. Job seekers interested in attending the job fair may visit www.employgeorgia.com to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for jobs. For more information about the event, call the Gainesville Career Center at 770-535-5484.

November 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Clinton: 'We owe him an open mind, chance to lead'

WASHINGTON -- A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America's 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be "more divided than we thought" but urged unity and told her supporters, "We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."

November 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Voters say yes to strip club tax, fireworks tax allocation

An amendment increasing penalties for human trafficking crimes won approval, and will also impose a new tax on strip clubs and other adult entertainment businesses. The money will help pay for care for child victims of sexual exploitation.

November 09, 2016 | | Local


Voters approve reconfiguring judicial watchdog agency

Voters approved an amendment to dismantle the state's independent judicial watchdog agency, letting state lawmakers recreate the agency and exert control over it.

November 09, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Failing schools amendment rejected by voters

An amendment to Georgia's constitution that would have empowered the state to take over poor-performing schools failed by a wide margin Tuesday night.

November 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voters reject study on county-city government merger

Hall voters narrowly defeated a ballot referendum asking if they supported a study on the cost and feasibility of merging local county and municipal governments.

November 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dunahoo retains state House seat

State Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gainesville, has been elected to a third full term to the Georgia General Assembly, besting his opponent, Democrat Michelle Jones, 74.01 percent to 25.86 percent on Election Day.

November 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe wins re-election to Hall Commission

Hall County Commissioner Jeff Stowe, a Republican, has won re-election, beating challenger Democrat Angela Middleton 58.41 percent to 41.45 percent.

November 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Isakson wins re-election to US Senate seat

Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson has won re-election to the U.S. Senate, holding off two challengers.

November 08, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Lula voters approve liquor sales in restaurants

Liquor by the drink is coming to Lula.

November 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


One killed in Maysville wreck

One person was found dead and trapped inside a vehicle Tuesday at Gillsville and Diamond Hill roads in Maysville, according to authorities.

November 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Where you can honor veterans this Veterans Day

"We raise funds for veterans all year, but it's nice to have a special day for the veterans and the members and their wives." American Legion Post 7 Commander Dave Dellinger

November 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hallmark Christmas movie filmed in Dahlonega slated to air on Thanksgiving

The Hallmark Channel movie "Christmas in Homestead" that used Dahlonega as a backdrop is slated to air at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

November 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Outdoor burn ignites brush fire in Hoschton woods

A brush fire on the outskirts of Hoschton temporarily closed Braselton Highway as firefighters worked to put out the flames.

November 24, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville collecting donations for annual Mayors’ Motorcade

The city of Gainesville is teaming up with the Georgia Municipal Association for the 57th annual Mayors' Motorcade.

November 24, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged

Gainesville's unemployment rate in October stayed the same as September at 4.4 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

November 24, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Donation funds ballistic vests for city K-9s

When Gainesville Police Officer Jeremy Edge and his partner Alex head out to track a potentially armed and dangerous suspect, the two will be wearing ...

November 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Quilt of Valor to be presented to injured soldier

Riverside Military Academy President Col. William Gallagher will visit one alumnus who suffered serious injuries in a bombing this month in Afghanistan.

November 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Humane Society receives more than $10K in Georgia Gives Day donations

Some local charities did better than others for Georgia Gives Day, but all benefited from the Nov. 17 event that raised more than $4 million ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man on bicycle killed in wreck

A Gainesville man was killed after failing to yield the right of way on his bike when turning onto Harmony Church Road on Friday morning ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Employers ‘can breathe a sigh of relief’ as new overtime rule halted

Employers no longer have to worry about how to pay some salaried employees overtime, which may not be well-received by some employees.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Stores open on Thanksgiving, early Friday

When Thanksgiving leftovers are safely tucked away in the fridge, some choose to head out into the November chill for doorbusters and deals.

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Thanksgiving celebrated across cultures in Hall County

What do you have at your Thanksgiving dinner? What is your favorite dish during the holidays? Mashed potatoes? Turkey and ham? What about carne asada ...

November 23, 2016 | By Jessie Moose intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Piedmont College names new police chief

J. Marie Griffin-Taylor, a former deputy sheriff and school resource officer with the Habersham County Sheriff's Office and an officer with the Clarkesville Police ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christmas movie filmed in Dahlonega debuts Thursday on Hallmark Channel

One local family will gather around the television Thanksgiving night hoping to see some of its own in a Christmas movie.

November 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


24-mile stretch of I-85 may be widened

About 24 miles of Interstate 85 could be getting wider from north of 985 to just north of U.S. 129 in Jefferson, which is ...

November 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech students, safety workers get lesson in emergency response

Brandon Hammock gasped, gripping his lower chest wound as he reached out with a blood-soaked hand to Michael Hammond of the University of North Georgia ...

November 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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