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Local law enforcement work at doughnut shops to raise money for Special Olympics

Law enforcement officers embraced the doughnut cliches on Friday in an effort to raise money for Special Olympics athletes in Georgia.

June 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Hall teacher walks for camp scholarships

With 8.91 miles completed of a 10-mile solo charity walk in Gainesville Thursday afternoon, Betty Ray knew she would complete her goal for the day.

June 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch council approves tax rate with 3-2 vote

After hearing from three residents who spoke at two public hearings, the Flowery Branch City Council approved, by a 3-2 vote, first reading of an ordinance Thursday night that would keep taxes the same for all residents except those who had higher reassessments this year.

June 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville police looking for armed robbery suspect

Gainesville Police are looking for a man suspected of armed robbery in an incident Thursday morning at an auto parts store.

June 01, 2017 | | Local




Women’s shelter, other causes get Wells Fargo donations

Three Gainesville causes have more cash in the bank thanks to donations from Wells Fargo, which is celebrating the opening of its new location on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

June 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville officials give their spin on property tax changes

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has a suggestion for downplaying a 1.42 percent property tax increase in the new budget.

June 01, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County’s alert system won’t wake you again except in life-threatening situations

Hall County's mass emergency alert system is going to be used less often after a policy change prompted by Tuesday's missing child alert.

June 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: Hot air balloons fill Helen skies with color

Weather conditions are important when flying hot air balloons, and the weather was perfect Thursday morning in Helen for the 44th annual Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race.

June 01, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Lane closures could slow U.S. 129/Ga. 11

Rolling lane closures could slow traffic on U.S. 129/Ga. 11 during the day Thursday as grass is mowed along the shoulders of the road widening project.

June 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Expect delays Wednesday on Spout Springs Road

Roadwork may affect traffic on Spout Springs Road on Wednesday.

June 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Riverside to honor Bagwell, Strickland at leadership dinner Aug. 10

Riverside Military Academy will honor Tommy Bagwell and Loyd F. Strickland at the fourth annual Sandy Beaver Entrepreneurial Leadership Award dinner on Aug. 10. The dinner will be held in Alumni Hall on the Riverside campus.

May 31, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Peaches in North Georgia buck state trend, yield large crop

A dismal year for Georgia's central and southern peach farmers means money is growing on trees for North Georgia orchards.

May 31, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Organization hopes to use Green Street home for mentoring young men with social disorder

A young man with the physical build of a strong college football lineman shared openly with a stranger the many good things that are happening in his life.

May 31, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


92-year-old man gains muscle strength through medical trial

At age 92, Bill Erwin likes to be active.

May 31, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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Earth Sense: Check of history shows big variations in temperatures

It's difficult to see the presence or absence of climatic change from looking at temperature records alone, as a quick analysis of data has ...

June 11, 2017 | Rudi Kiefer | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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