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Childhood obesity ads drawing fire

Almost 1 million children in Georgia are overweight or obese, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reports.

January 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


DOT report shows need for road help in Dahlonega

A slate of transportation projects has been recommended for downtown Dahlonega through 2035 to help ease traffic woes, fueled by a growing college and the city's own huge tourist draw.

January 07, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area road deaths up by small margin in 2012

In a year that saw a number of serious wrecks in the area involving children, authorities say 2011 was an average year overall for fatalities on local roadways.

January 07, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Soup’s on at Redwine Methodist for monthly meal

Redwine United Methodist Church held the first of its monthly soup kitchens Saturday.

January 07, 2012 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Jacobs to lead proposed college consolidation

When Martha Nesbitt retires from Gainesville State College this summer, she'll likely be stepping down as its third - and final - president.

January 07, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Out in the cold? Churches offer soup

Two local Methodist churches are offering hot soup to Gainesville's homeless in the cold winter months.

January 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Rogers to be chairman of Higher Education Committee

Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, has been appointed chairman of Higher Education Committee.

January 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Lawmakers hope to rewrite juvenile code

Georgia lawmakers are poised to introduce a bill that would revamp the state's juvenile code, one that has not been updated in about 40 years.

January 07, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall County real estate developer Dunlap dies

A prominent Hall County real estate developer was remembered Friday as being "a good friend" and leader in the community.

January 06, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Ralston cautious about revising Hall’s districts

The head of Georgia's House of Representatives is cautious about his words when asked about redrawing state House districts in Hall County.

January 06, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No injuries in North Hall school bus accident

A spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol said there were no injuries in a wreck this afternoon involving a Hall County school bus at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Jim Hood roads in North Hall County.

January 06, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Drug bust nets $83,000, 7 suspects

Hall County authorities netted more than $83,000 in seized cash when they, along with the FBI, arrested seven people through an undercover cocaine trafficking investigation.

January 06, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Ex-Hall jailer faces credit card fraud charges

For the second time in as many months, a Hall County Sheriff's Office jailer has been arrested.

January 06, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Video phone is like Skype for the deaf

The Disability Resource Center in Gainesville has a new piece of equipment that promises to make communication for the local deaf community a little easier.

January 06, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Banks County bridge is closed for repairs

The Ga. 50 bridge across Grove Creek in Banks County is closed for repairs until further notice, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

January 06, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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Crowds have fun in the sun and sand at Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash

Downtown Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash drew a crowd Friday with with music and sandy fun.

July 07, 2017 | | Local




Small plane crash-lands in field off Athens Highway; pilot suffers minor injuries

Sol Williams didn't want to land his plane in the middle of the busy Athens Highway at rush hour Friday afternoon, aiming toward the ...

July 07, 2017 | By DAVID BARNES and NICK WATSON news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lula woman charged with assault with vehicle as child, disabled teen rode along

A Lula woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly attempted to ram the vehicle of her ex-husband with her SUV while a child and special-needs ...

July 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Latinos flexing political muscle in Gainesville, Hall

The number of Latinos registering and showing up to vote in Gainesville and Hall County elections is on the rise, according to a report released ...

July 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ashley Bell named head of external affairs for Peace Corps

Gainesville native Ashley Bell has been named the associate director for external affairs of the Peace Corps.

July 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Judge O’Kelley dies at age 87, remembered as 'firm but fair'

Senior U.S. District Judge William O'Kelley died Wednesday night, his son confirmed. He was 87.

July 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demorest man dies after 20-foot fall

A Demorest man died from injuries sustained in a roughly 20-foot fall Wednesday, according to authorities.

July 06, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets probation in Hall school terroristic threat case

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student who took his terroristic threat case to the Georgia Supreme Court last year was sentenced to probation Thursday ...

July 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Power to close all of its remaining offices

Georgia Power will close its 27 remaining offices, including its location on Spring Street in Gainesville, in October.

July 06, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Authorities: 24 Mason jars, plants with $400K of marijuana, mushrooms seized

Drug enforcement agents seized more than $400,000 in marijuana and mushrooms Tuesday after a 911 hang-up in Clarkesville.

July 06, 2017 | | Local


New way to ride for seniors

Senior citizens in Gainesville now have a new way to get around that's tailored to some of the places they may need to go.

July 06, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Federal lawsuit against Gainesville school district athletics settled

A federal Title IX lawsuit filed by a Gainesville High School mother alleging inequality in the treatment of the school's softball program has been ...

July 06, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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