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University of North Georgia STEM students get boost

Students at the University of North Georgia now have access to years of funds that could help them focus on and earn their degrees.

August 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ollie's looking to hire 60 employees for opening

A retail store opening in late September in Oakwood is looking for 60 employees for setting up.

August 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: UGA faculty touring Hall County on Monday

New faculty members from the University of Georgia will be in Hall County today, getting to know the inner workings of the state.

August 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group wants Georgia Power profits trimmed over nuclear plant

ATLANTA - Regulators should cut Georgia Power's profits as the cost of its new nuclear plant rises, making it a less attractive financial deal for the public, an environmental group said.

August 09, 2015 | By Ray Henry Associated Press | Local


Some Gainesville road projects in master plan taking shape early

Some early work is beginning on some key Gainesville roads projects, as part of a city transportation master plan completed nearly two years ago.

August 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former next-door neighbors from Gainesville reconnect on the job in New York

Two little girls sit together on the back porch.

August 09, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville, South Hall spar for new growth

The growth is coming. The growth is coming.

August 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County fixes septic issues at East Hall Community Center

Septic issues forced East Hall Community Center to close Sunday, but the issues have been resolved and the center will reopen at its normal time at 7 a.m. Monday.

August 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Cardiologist who helped start cath lab retires after 35 years

Dr. Robert Ferguson has been a cardiologist for 35 years. That's 3½ decades watching medical technology evolve. Three and a half decades "fussing at patients" to encourage them to live healthier lifestyles. And, 3½ decades doing what he couldn't live without: helping people.

August 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Heroin addicts look for life after the needle

Drug addiction can come on quickly. But acquiring a physical dependence takes time, commitment.

August 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ministry hands out bags of hope to local students

Gainesville Middle School eighth-grader Jamel Segar is among the local students headed back to class with a new book bag full of supplies thanks to the inaugural back to school giveaway hosted by the Roderick Hughey Ministries.

August 08, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


McEver Road fixes on hold for now

Repairs are on the way for a largely asphalt-worn 7-mile stretch of McEver Road in South and West Hall County, but patience is required.

August 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Baptist trains reaction team to protect church from armed threat

A pastor, a 75-year-old Navy chief and a hunter line up at the firing range. Their mission: learning how best to protect their church from an armed threat.

August 08, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Pencils sharpened for school testing season

After a school year marked by difficult state-mandated testing and dissatisfied parents, the state is easing up a bit.

August 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dancers get to Toss the Possum at Martha Hope Cabin

Folks stopped by the Martha Hope Cabin on Prior Street in Gainesville Saturday to listen, dance and watch 23-year-old fiddling virtuoso Rob Zisette excitedly wield the instrument.

August 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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First Presbyterian preschool reunion brings back memories

Memories flowed like the homemade punch into paper cups at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville on Sunday.

August 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawsuit seeks more transparency in Habersham County government

A lawsuit alleging that the Habersham County Board of Commissioners and Habersham County Airport Authority violated open meetings and records laws on several occasions last ...

August 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Officials: Drones not allowed near Buford Dam

August 16, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Gainesville educators choose carrot over the stick to change behavior

Local school leaders are making a few changes to address behavior problems.

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Form follows function in cardboard office prototypes

In an effort to better design medical offices for efficiency and patient care, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is building a couple prototypes - out of cardboard.

August 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local vape shops fume over potential FDA regulation

No longer are paper-rolled cigarettes - the tar-producing kind with tobacco and chemicals mixed into a potent, carcinogenic blend - the flavor of the week.

August 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Groundbreaking for Kubota facility planned in September

Just how big is the upcoming Kubota expansion?

August 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Masked attendees celebrate fun, fundraising at Gala

Masked attendees of the Children's Center for Hope & Healing's eighth annual Gala buzzed about the Robson Event Center Saturday dancing to the music ...

August 15, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Local


Evidence in past assault cases will get fresh scrutiny

Some 160 rape kits from Gainesville and Hall County bearing evidence from alleged sexual assaults may soon be sent for testing to the Georgia Bureau ...

August 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber forum to tackle impact of health reform law

A new health care reform bill was just emerging when the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tackled the thorny subject in a community forum six ...

August 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Dual immersion program lets students work on projects together online

Students in Hall County Schools and students at a private school in Guanajuato, Mexico, may not have much in common.

August 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville day care under investigation after child ends up in highway

The Department of Early Care and Learning is investigating a Gainesville day care after a child was found walking on the median of Dawsonville Highway ...

August 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man sleuths for sickness at CDC

A Gainesville native has joined an elite fellowship program of "disease detectives" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Lawsuit alleges racial slurs by neighbor

Years of racial epithets and threats from a neighbor forced a Gainesville family from their home recently, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Hall ...

August 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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