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Winning sweet, but ‘it’s all about fun’ at Special Olympics State Games

Ten weeks and at least 25 hours worth of training led up to the moment when Dustin Thomas entered the dust-floored ring of the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

October 08, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Mule Camp Market vendors heat up the square downtown

Breaking out from his day job, Lloyd Hendricks forged a new passion in a bygone profession.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Geologist uses meteorites, other samples to take students on tour through time

From a crystal cave filmed for the original "Journey to the Center of the Earth" to seven weeks in Antarctica, Linda Welzenbach, senior research associate with the National Planetary Institute, took North Hall Middle School students across the planet and through millions of years Friday morning.

October 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville man charged with vehicular homicide

A Gainesville man is accused of backing a pickup truck Wednesday over a Gainesville woman, according to authorities. The woman died later at the hospital.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

No one injured in school bus wreck on Cleveland Highway

No injuries were reported in a school bus wreck Friday afternoon in front of Poor Richards' restaurant in Gainesville.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Area emergency responders head for coast to offer hurricane aid

The Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force, including 13 members of the Gainesville Fire Department and eight from Hall County Fire Services, were on the road to Perry on Friday afternoon to help with any needs from Hurricane Matthew.

October 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Man charged with murder in shooting of ex-roommate in North Forsyth

October 07, 2016 | Forsyth County News | Local

Big Lots re-opens after four-month closure for expansion

Big Lots on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville re-opened its doors to much excitement Friday morning.

October 07, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

Resurfacing work begins on Browns Bridge

Work begins tonight to replace the 20-year-old driving surface on Browns Bridge at the Hall and Forsyth County lines. The material has a lifespan of 10 years.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Oakwood school bus rear-ended in early morning incident

An Oakwood Elementary School bus was involved in a traffic incident Friday morning in Oakwood.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Record haul at golf fundraiser to put 3 families in new homes

Three local families were surprised to learn Thursday evening that they are the beneficiaries of this year's Medical Center Open golf tournament, which raised a record $282,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Hall County's mission to provide affordable housing.

October 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Communities come together to celebrate longtime poultry leader

How do you recognize a lifetime of achievements by someone like Abit Massey?

October 07, 2016 | By David B. Strickland | Local

Law enforcement hosting coffee events around Gainesville

Officers from city and county law enforcement will gather today at three different locations for casual conversation over coffee with citizens.

October 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Book tells stories of Gainesville High School

"The Ghosts of Bobby Gruhn Field" is a "nostalgic collection" of stories connected to City Park and Bobby Gruhn Field, Sammy Smith, the book's editor and a Gainesville Board of Education member, said Thursday.

October 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Riverside band director, wife welcome 4 Marines who evacuated South Carolina

Four Marines stationed in Parris Island, S.C., are in Gainesville for at least a few days and passing along their musical expertise after having to evacuate South Carolina as Hurricane Matthew is on its way up the East Coast.

October 06, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local

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Inky Johnson, former Tennessee standout, touts value of Boys & Girls Clubs

Inky Johnson remembers the day 10 years ago that changed his life forever.

October 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Defendant admitted to hospital before wire fraud trial starts

Before he was set to appear in U.S. District Court, a Cleveland man accused of wire fraud was admitted to the hospital.

October 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

New O’Reilly Auto Parts planned on Park Hill Drive

A new auto parts store proposed off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's OK Tuesday night.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Options for Enota school construction both involve leveling existing garden

After nearly a year of controversy, the Smartville garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy is not part of either building plan likely to be considered ...

October 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

5 people hurt, 2 seriously, in wreck on Jesse Jewell Parkway

Five people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a two-car collision on Ga.369/Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville, according to authorities.

October 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Florida claims water wars dispute with Georgia unlikely to be settled before trial

Settlement talks appear to be crumbling between Georgia and Florida before an Oct. 31 "water wars" trial between the states.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public safety monument placed at Roosevelt Square

With a crane putting a 16-ton monument snugly into place Tuesday, workers now can go full steam completing improvements to historic Roosevelt Square in downtown ...

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Old Reunion entrance now part of planned active adult community

With 385 acres now in hand, a developer now can move ahead on developing an 800-home active adult community in Braselton.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood tax revenue to stay same with higher millage rate

Oakwood City Council adopted a millage rate that would keep tax revenue the same for 2017 on first reading Monday night.

October 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Vote on Mincey Marble plant expansion set for Thursday

The proposed rezoning needed for a West Hall manufacturer to build a new plant drew only silence Monday at a work session of the Hall ...

October 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Cats injured in fire recovering

Laura Burns considers herself lucky. Even after a recent house fire destroyed her home and possessions, all of her family is safe, and in her ...

October 10, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Woman accused of leaving child in car near water at Lanier Islands

A Dacula woman is accused of leaving her 6-year-old son in a car at Lanier Islands with the keys in the ignition and the vehicle ...

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews from Northeast Georgia help restore power on coast

Power crews from Northeast Georgia are helping restore power along the East Coast after Hurricane Matthew affected hundreds of thousands of residents.

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville names 2 new staff leaders

Gainesville has a new chief financial officer and administrative services director.

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville man charged with convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of firing his gun twice Friday during an armed robbery at a Gainesville convenience store.

October 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

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