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Flowery Branch graduate starts successful jewelry line

Haley Dunigan is trying to balance being a freshman in college and the owner of a booming business.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Colleges now graded on students' debt burden

Colleges and universities typically have been ranked on their academic achievements, social life and postgraduate offerings.

September 19, 2015 | By Joshua Silavent and Kristen Oliver, | Local

West Hall graduate gets national acclaim for children’s books

A 2001 graduate of West Hall High School is getting national attention with her series of imaginative, illustrated children's books geared at igniting young imaginations.

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Water manual update still due out this month

A draft of the Army Corps of Engineers' long-expected water management update governing the tri-state basin including Lake Lanier is still due out this month, with public meetings planned in October and November.

September 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Schools offer services for kids with specific needs

In one classroom, you might find a child with dyslexia, another with autism and another with a physical disability.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Clermont Days Festival celebrates family, community

Clermont celebrated its 15th annual Clermont Days Festival on Saturday, and people from north Georgia gathered for the activities throughout the day.

September 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

3 arrested after guns, synthetic pot seized

Three Gainesville men were arrested Friday and charged with intent to distribute more than $3,000 in synthetic marijuana as the result of a drug investigation.

September 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Art in the Square draws artists, onlookers

Two-year-old Annabella Santa Cruz of Flowery Branch skipped around a car in downtown Gainesville on Saturday, dousing it with bright-colored paint.

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Everyone loves a Shriner's parade

Most who lined up along Green Street and E.E. Butler Parkway Saturday morning came out to watch their child - or a grandchild - twirl a baton or a march in the band.

September 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You heard it here: Good Samaritan gives local man a puppy

After reading an article in The Times about Frank Chilli losing his pitbull puppy in a house fire last week, one Good Samaritan reached out and offered a new four-legged friend to help him cope.

September 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Tadmore Elementary gets new garden thanks to community support

In the center of Tadmore Elementary School is a breath of fresh air, a place where fountains splash, berries grow and hummingbirds and butterflies frequent.

September 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Walmart robbery charge reduced to shoplifting

A man accused of taking a PlayStation 4 from a Walmart employee's hands without paying had his charge reduced when bound over to State Court on Friday morning.

September 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Uninsured rates fall across county, state, nation

The number of Americans without health insurance continues to fall dramatically, according to the latest census figures released Thursday.

September 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Fair Street students parade, dance, wave for peace

As Katy Perry's "Roar" blared from the back of a pickup truck, Fair Street School students and teachers waved, danced and walked their way through their neighborhood Friday during the elementary school's annual peace parade.

September 18, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

2 Hall firefighters reach settlement over 2014 training accident

Two Hall County firefighters injured in a July 22, 2014, training incident have reached a settlement with firetruck manufacturer Sutphen, their attorneys confirmed Friday.

September 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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Delay holds up child support, welfare payments across state

State officials expect debit cards for more than 4,000 recipients of child support and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, including more than 50 individuals ...

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Trooper says sleepy driver caused I-985 wreck Monday

A Clarkston man allegedly fell asleep while driving on Interstate 985 Monday afternoon, leading to nonlife-threatening injuries for himself and two passengers, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville Parks and Recreation earns national reaccreditation

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has earned reaccreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies and the National Recreation and Park ...

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Debate between Gainesville council candidates set for Thursday

With two longtime Gainesville City Council members stepping down this year, the Nov. 3 election to replace them may be rather competitive.

September 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Whelchel Smith joins a crowded field in Ward 3 race

Montine Whelchel Smith, an associate minister at St. John Baptist Church, announced her candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 3 seat in early September.

September 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood planners OK townhouse complex

The Oakwood Planning Commission gave its blessing Monday night to a rezoning proposal that allows for 105 townhouses across from Johnson High School.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Police: Woman woke up to acquaintance sexually assaulting her

A woman told police she passed out in her apartment and woke up to an acquaintance sexually assaulting her, according to testimony Monday in Magistrate ...

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities: Armed robbery followed drug deal

A man told police that the College Park man sitting behind him in his 1994 Buick Century put a gun to his head and told ...

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville superintendent finalist for leadership award

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel is a finalist for the Lexington Educational Leadership Award fellowship.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Public can share input on sales tax for education at upcoming meetings

Hall County school leaders want local voters to be informed before a Nov. 3 vote on a sales tax for education.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities: Man claimed self-defense in Lanier Islands party shooting

Authorities say a man accused in a birthday party shooting at a Lanier Islands lake house told them he fired shots in self-defense.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Former inmate reaches $50K settlement with jailer accused of punching him

A former Hall County Jail inmate allegedly punched while handcuffed by a former jailer settled for $50,000, according to his attorney.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood tax hearing draws no commenters

No one showed for the first of three public hearings on Oakwood's proposed tax rate for fiscal 2016, which begins Jan. 1.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

I-985 wreck injures 3, backs up traffic

A wreck Monday evening on Interstate 985 southbound caused three injuries and backed up traffic.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Patient welcomes dog to hospital's pet park

Roxie Holt welcomed her dog's paws onto her lap on a recent afternoon, describing separation from the Labrador retriever: "For him it's worse ...

September 21, 2015 | By Amber Tyner | Local

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