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To our readers: Weather may cause Saturday delivery issues

Because of the winter weather and treacherous roads in the region, some customers may not receive delivery of Saturday's print edition of The Times.

January 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sharing success stories: 3 teens compete in Youth of the Year competition

Gabriel Copeland, an 18-year-old student at Gainesville High School, grew up without a father.

January 21, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


King’s Hawaiian files another lawsuit regarding packaging

Eight days after reaching a settlement in a packaging dispute, King's Hawaiian filed another lawsuit against a different baking company.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch seeks public input as it mulls future growth

Flowery Branch residents can have their say Tuesday on what they see the South Hall County town looking like in upcoming years.

January 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder suspect from 2014 stabbing death indicted; charges added

A Gainesville woman was indicted on a malice murder charge relating to a 2014 stabbing death.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County rejects bilingual ballot request

Calls for Hall County to provide Spanish-language ballots for voters in the next election cycle have been rebuked by local officials despite threats to take the issue to court.

January 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Feds say Georgia inmates carried out fraud scheme from cells

A Gainesville woman is among a group accused of participating in financial fraud schemes in and out of Georgia prisons, federal prosecutors in Atlanta say.

January 21, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Schools, power companies prepare for winter blast

The forecast of freezing rain, sleet and snow has closed all area schools Friday and sent power companies into preparation for possible outages.

January 21, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Man found dead at Oakwood Wal-Mart parking lot

A man was found dead Thursday in the Oakwood Wal-Mart parking lot, but no suspicious activity is suspected, according to police.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Fate of historic Dahlonega building still up in air

The battle over the fate of a historic building in downtown Dahlonega will have to wait another day, thanks to wintry weather that blew through town Wednesday.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Abit Massey to receive UGA honor

The president of the University of Georgia has plans to bestow one of the institution's highest honors upon one of Hall County's own.

January 20, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Corps reverses new irrigation ban on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier property owners upset over an Army Corps of Engineers decision to ban pulling water from the lake for irrigation of lawns now have reason to celebrate.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes plans for temporary Enota school facility

The Gainesville school district announced plans Wednesday to relocate Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students for about a year while a new school building is built for the decades-old elementary school.

January 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Teen injured after playing with gun

Two kids played with a gun until one took a bullet to the hip Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall gets winter test run with taste of snow, sleet

A wintry mix gave local agencies a warm-up Wednesday on their winter weather action plans.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Humane Society pets lend their paws for the cause

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat can attest to the difficulty of getting a confused animal to follow directions. But for local artist ...

January 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Teen injured, another arrested after shooting incident in vehicle

One teenager was wounded and another arrested after a shooting incident Friday night in southern Hall County, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: No, Shaq did not come to Gainesville

The classic Georgia-Florida mixup for residents of Gainesville came again with the viral video of Shaquille O'Neal playing basketball with children.

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Students get 'psyched out' at Brenau event

Victoria Martin, a junior at Chestatee High School, squealed and jumped when the "control" in the experiment flexed her wrist and Victoria felt the electric ...

January 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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


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