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Pawn shop firearms theft in Cumming leads to chase, 6 arrests

Six suspects are in custody after several firearms were stolen early Saturday from a Cumming pawn store, leading to a police chase down Ga. 400.

December 31, 2016 | Forsyth County News reports | Local


10 stories you cared most about in 2016

Thousands spent their precious time reading these stories this past year. As measured by online analytics, these stories received a balance of the most clicks and time spent on the story.

December 31, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


School leaders look ahead to 2017

Looking ahead to the new year, Gainesville and Hall County school officials remain committed to managing growth and funding capital projects, while staying focused on student achievement.

December 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Domestic violence center in need of goods, volunteers

As the holidays draw to an end, the demand for help from Gateway Domestic Violence Center tends to increase, the center's executive director Jessica Butler said.

December 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Extras needed for numerous productions

Whether you're an aspiring actor or just looking for for a new hobby, being an extra can be a tough but rewarding experience from both sides.

December 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man charged with child exploitation

A Gainesville man is accused of having photos of underage girls, according to authorities.

December 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville cop shaves head for boy battling leukemia

Lt. Andy Smith tied his own aqua-blue bib and sat down for a haircut.

December 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood man accused of having pics of underage girls

An Oakwood man was accused last week of having pictures of underage girls, according to authorities.

December 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Gainesville woman injured in wreck when tablet slips from lap

A Gainesville woman was injured after authorities said the tablet she was using as a GPS device slipped off her lap and she lost control of her car on a northwest Georgia road.

December 30, 2016 | Rome News-Tribune | Local


Rape Response volunteers help survivors ‘find their voice’

Working as a Rape Response volunteer, Katiee McKinstry spent time at the hospital with a sexual assault survivor during a forensic exam that can usually last three hours.

December 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trash collectors stay busy during holidays

For trash collectors, the weeks before and after Christmas are like Black Friday for retail workers.

December 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Tax revenue ahead of last year’s pace

As state government officials gleefully watch tax-generated revenue fill Georgia's coffers at a pace eclipsing last year's rate of tax collections, Hall County administrators also point to increased collections. But they stopped short of predicting being on track to hit their targeted $96.95 million revenue budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.

December 30, 2016 | By CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Public hearing is Tuesday on proposed ‘alpine coaster’ in Helen

A proposed amusement ride focused more on views than stomach-dropping thrills is set to go before the Helen City Commission Tuesday for a public hearing and possible final vote.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retiring city public works director reflects on service

David Dockery's corner office gives him a wide view of downtown Gainesville, with its busy streets and other infrastructure that have provided him job security for the past decade.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ask The Times: When was Billy Lothridge Boulevard named?

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

December 29, 2016 | | Local


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Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

January 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deal keeping focus on school fixes after defeat at ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking Georgia lawmakers to support a new plan for fixing low-performing schools after voters last fall rejected a proposal for state ...

January 11, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 people displaced, 2 pets feared dead in Forsyth fire

January 11, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full text of Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Gov. Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members ...

January 11, 2017 | | Local


Dawsonville man wins Quilt Guild raffle benefiting arts center

Dawsonville resident Charles McCormack was the winner of the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild's annual quilt raffle to benefit The Bowen Center for the ...

January 10, 2017 | | Local


Advocates still want elder abuse registry

The Georgia Council on Aging is once again pushing for state lawmakers to expand an elder abuser registry, and it's one of five critical ...

January 10, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man accused of killing sister says he never even had the gun

A Gainesville man accused of fatally shooting his sister in November has filed a motion for a murder charge to be dismissed, claiming there is ...

January 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville shows support for national champion Deshaun Watson

Gainesville showed love for its hometown national champion on Tuesday in the aftermath of Deshaun Watson leading Clemson past Alabama on Monday night.

January 10, 2017 | | Local


Razed New Holland building had 112-year history

A 112-year-old building that once was home to a four-classroom schoolhouse operated by the New Holland cotton mill is no longer standing.

January 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Outdated East Hall bridge could be replaced this summer

An outdated East Hall bridge on a key traffic artery could be replaced this summer, pending approval by the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legislative study committees tackle prescription drug abuse, music incentives, internet access

Legislation is emerging from several study committees formed last year by state lawmakers looking to address a drug epidemic and economic development in Georgia, and ...

January 10, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Third murder suspect arrested in man's death in northeast Forsyth County

Three suspects, including one from Forsyth County and one from Hall County, have been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a 35-year-old man ...

January 10, 2017 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Authorities ID knife-wielding suspect who died after being shot by Forsyth County deputy

CUMMING - Authorities have identified Jason Aldridge, 44, as the suspect they say wielded a knife at officers before being shot by a Forsyth County Sheriff ...

January 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lane closure scheduled for Wednesday night in Boling Bridge replacement project

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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