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With community garden, Newtown leaders hope to encourage healthier living

With some shoveled soil and a big vision for the future, the seeds have been planted for growth, health and life in Gainesville's Newtown neighborhood.

July 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Grant allows local homeless program to expand

New grant money will extend the services one Gainesville organization can provide for those who are homeless and have a disability.

July 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Dawsonville man found drowned in home pool

Emergency officials say a Dawsonville man drowned Thursday evening while swimming in the pool at his house.

July 30, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall loses ex-board member, ‘good man’

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has offered its condolences and honored the public contributions of former commission chairman Hugh K. Turk, who died Thursday at age 85.

July 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lula wastewater treatment plant to be done by Christmas

LULA - The wastewater treatment plant under construction in Lula is about halfway done, and officials say it will be up and running by Christmas.

July 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Housing market sees some improvement

Although the economy isn't out of the woods yet, the local housing market is showing signs of improvement.

July 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Shooting ‘disturbing’ to Cornelia residents

Debra Plaster of Demorest said folks in Habersham County aren't used to the kind of local news they heard a week ago when a pizza restaurant employee was shot during an armed robbery in the small town of Cornelia.

July 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood students may face lengthy commute

What used to be a stone's throw or two from Oakwood Elementary School now will mean a ride down busy Mundy Mill Road for students living off Oakwood Road - at least for a few months.

July 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New teachers who got jobs look forward to school year

Facing tough budget cuts in schools, few would-be teachers are finding new jobs.

July 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Car washes must recycle water in Gainesville

A new ordinance presented at the Gainesville City Council work session Thursday would make recycling water a requirement for new car washes, but local car washing businesses may already make it a priority.

July 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


3 people charged in armed robbery, assault

Two men and a 16-year-old boy have been charged with forcing a man to hand over his wallet at Summit Street Apartments Wednesday night.

July 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


4 charged with pandering

Four people were arrested by the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad on charges of pandering, authorities said Thursday.

July 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


3 accused of committing indecent acts in Hall County

Three people were arrested at Lula Park Thursday afternoon on charges of committing indecent acts, authorities said.

July 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Mecum’s successor as marshal nominated

Dick Mecum's long career in law enforcement is likely winding to a close.

July 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Graves authors bill to stop health care reform funding

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves introduced his first bill in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to stop health care reform law funding - though its chances of success are questionable.

July 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Georgia’s middle class is shrinking, Pew report shows

Job losses, wage cuts and underemployment during the recession have taken a very specific toll on the nation's middle class.

January 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crunched for space: Carter family wants affordable place with breathing room

In the claustrophobic confines of Brenda and Darrell Carter's Gainesville apartment, 26-year-old Cortney Jackson sits on a sofa surrounded by medical equipment, framed photos ...

January 30, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Principals, state labor chief focus on workplace habits at panel discussion

An employee at Kubota Manufacturing who is late, leaves early or is absent without scheduling time off six times in a year no longer has ...

January 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Suspect wanted in armed robbery at Dollar General

An armed man told everyone to get on the ground Thursday night in a Gainesville Dollar General and demanded cash from the cashier, police said.

January 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Better coordinated services may help curb growing homeless population

A renewed focus on homelessness in Gainesville comes just as the population of those living on the streets grows beyond the resources available to serve ...

January 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman claims amputated leg discarded by hospital

A woman claims in a lawsuit that the hospital discarded her amputated leg and caused her "irreparable harm" because of her desire to bury it.

January 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Poultry expo draws record number of exhibitors

ATLANTA - The annual International Production & Processing Expo - the major trade show for the poultry, egg, meat and feed industries - concluded Thursday with a record number ...

January 28, 2016 | By Barbara Olejnik Times regional staff | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate up to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for December was 4.3 percent, up from 4.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2014 was 5 ...

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Hall Correctional Institution to open next month

The facility to replace the old Hall County Correctional Institution will have its grand opening on Feb. 12.

January 28, 2016 | | Local


Alpharetta man indicted for attempted arson of occupied North Forsyth home

January 28, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


State House, Senate split on new medical cannabis bill

With hearings kicking off this week in the state legislature over a proposed bill to allow the in-state cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis, the ...

January 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Raccoon is first Hall rabies case of 2016

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in the Cape Road area of East Hall.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Avita opening women’s treatment program

A group that offers multiple services in Hall County is opening a new residential addiction treatment program for women off Airport Road in Gainesville.

January 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Suspects manipulate machine to steal lottery tickets

A day after the largest Powerball drawing ever, three suspects in Oakwood are accused of manipulating a convenience store's lottery ticket machine to get ...

January 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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