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Winter hanging on; frost advisory in effect overnight in North Ga.

The calendar says April, but the weather this weekend says winter is holding on a bit longer.

April 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County seniors learn CPR before graduation

For a Georgia resident going into cardiac arrest, the survival rate is about 8 percent unless you're at a hospital, said North Georgia Heart Foundation Executive Director Daniel Thompson.

April 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


State officials, patients wait for federal ruling on marijuana

State lawmakers, local law enforcement and medical cannabis patients are anxiously waiting on a decision from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration on whether to reschedule marijuana under the federal Controlled Substances Act, a move that could open the door to new research on the drug.

April 09, 2016 | | Local


New Chicopee trail section to open April 23 as part of Highlands to Islands Trail

A long-awaited new Gainesville walking and running trail has an official opening date.

April 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Armed robbery, assault case moves to Superior Court

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator said a woman's hand was severely cut while struggling with an armed robbery suspect.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge dismisses excessive force case against Hall deputy

A U.S. District Court judge ruled last week in favor of Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in a case alleging excessive force in a 2012 arrest.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigator details alleged rape by man accused of impersonating officer

A Gainesville Police investigator told a Magistrate Court judge Friday of a rape suspect performing police-like procedures at a Gainesville motel.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police release sketch of armed robbery suspect

Police are seeking the public's help identifying an armed robbery suspect who sent his victim to the hospital April 1 with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.

April 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials identify body found Sunday in Lake Lanier as Winder teen

A woman whose body was pulled from Lake Lanier on Sunday has been identified as 18-year-old Estelle Kouassi of Winder.

April 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mammoth subdivisions making serious comebacks post-recession

Large-scale developments that started in Hall County before the Great Recession are surging again.

April 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New budget dates, priorities set for Gainesville as budget process begins

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said he now plans to present his 2017 fiscal year budget recommendations to the City Council on May 12.

April 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Humane Society says community support takes sting out of theft

When Julie Edwards, executive director of the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, heard there was a break-in at the shelter, her first concern was the animals.

April 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia student, a West Hall grad, is congressional intern

Yanet Velazquez has traveled from the corridors of West Hall High School to the corridors of the U.S. Capitol in three years.

April 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Indictment: Murder victim beaten with stool, DVD player

A Gainesville man was indicted last week and charged in the death of his live-in girlfriend.

April 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville stormwater fee — a.k.a. 'rain tax' — on indefinite hold

A proposed "rain tax" in Gainesville to fund stormwater infrastructure upgrades is on indefinite hold as city officials have no plans to revisit the issue until after budget negotiations wrap up in June.

April 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Antique 1940s Gainesville police badge enters department’s historic collection

Almost 70 years after Cecil Guest left the Gainesville Police Department, his badge will be turned in for good.

April 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Alto woman accused of shooting, injuring man

An Alto woman is accused of shooting a man three times in the chest Monday in Gainesville, police said.

April 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Video shows suspects accused of taking tablets, cash from North Hall High

Two suspects who stole tablets and cash from the North Hall High School main office appear in a surveillance video released Thursday by authorities.

April 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing man authorities say has dementia, schizophrenia found in Gainesville

A man with dementia and schizophrenia has been found after he went missing Wednesday morning, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

April 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Drink wine, eat plants: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner gives advice for longevity

The secrets to a longer life are elusive, but simple.

April 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Flowery Branch senior apartment project can proceed with conditional use approval

A new senior multi-family dwelling is proposed for 11 acres behind Habersham Bank at 5977 Spout Springs Road, and the Flowery Branch City Council on ...

April 21, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin Regional Staff | Local


New Flowery Branch City Hall OK'd in downtown area

A new $5 million City Hall is in store for Flowery Branch.

April 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vacant properties can have wide-ranging effects on area

They're more than just an eyesore.

April 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Richard Oates to lead University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus

Richard Oates, a member of the University of North Georgia's faculty since 1982, will become vice president of the school's Gainesville campus on ...

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman appeals taxicab slaying conviction

A Gainesville woman convicted in October of shooting a taxicab driver in March 2015 has appealed her conviction and sentence to the Supreme Court of ...

April 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Jaycees, Eagle Scout add to growing garden at Georgia Mountain Food Bank

Members of the Gainesville Jaycees turned over dirt, cleared away grass growing in the raised beds and began reading directions and planting seeds in the ...

April 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent in March

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for March was 4.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.6 percent in February, according to ...

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church gets new steeple

A crowd gathered Wednesday to watch a new steeple being installed on Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church.

April 20, 2016 | | Local


Community meeting to address criminal justice system

Members of the Newtown Florist Club will meet today at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center to hold a community conversation on the intersection of poverty ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff Reports | Local


Twin boys ambassadors for Saturday’s March of Dimes

Sheri Miller was en route to the emergency room on Dec. 30, 2014, when she was told the twin sons she was carrying would not ...

April 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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