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Denver hospital ‘worked their magic’ for Gainesville 6-year-old girl

After years of struggling to find answers from doctors in Georgia, Gainesville resident Ala Harbin returned home from Denver in July believing she may have her young daughter "on the right track to recovery."

August 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sex abuse litigation prompted effort to update state law regarding statute of limitations

The sponsor of 2015 Georgia General Assembly legislation that extended the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse civil lawsuits is now supporting a tougher bill.

August 02, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools navigate transition on first day

Even with one new school enrolling 76 more students than anticipated and two other schools sharing the same campus, Gainesville City Schools officials said the first day of school Wednesday was smooth with only a few minor issues.

August 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall school board to consider extension for superintendent Will Schofield after strong evaluation

After the Hall County Schools board of education's annual evaluation of Superintendent Will Schofield last week, board Chairman Nath Morris said Wednesday he expects the board to consider a one-year contract extension for the superintendent this month. By state law, a superintendent's contract can be longer than three years.

August 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Sardis compactor replacement opening Tuesday

A new northwest Hall County compactor site at 3166 Brackett Drive opens Tuesday, taking the place of the current Sardis compactor location.

August 02, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 accused as part of ‘Lenox Park Cartel’ sentenced to 12 years each in prison

Two Gainesville men accused of being connected to a drug distribution ring known unofficially as the "Lenox Park Cartel" were sentenced Friday and Monday in U.S. District Court.

August 02, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Freedom Garden panel recognizes Iraq, Afghanistan wars

A new granite panel focusing on America's wars since 1990, primarily its involvement in the Middle East and the war on terror, has been added to the Freedom Garden at the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University.

August 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fazoli’s proposal gets Gainesville City Council approval, OK for car wash

A New Holland development that includes a Fazoli's got the go-ahead from the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday.

August 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


State OKs Hall County service strategy after revisions

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs on Tuesday approved Hall County's service delivery strategy that is required of all counties by state law to minimize duplication of services with cities.

August 01, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville alcohol regulation changes clear first vote

Lighter local alcohol laws cleared their first vote of the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday.

August 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville, Hall County employees get ready for new school year

Early Tuesday morning, faculty and staff from all eight schools in the Gainesville City School System filled the stands at Gainesville High School to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

August 01, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


WomenSource to host panel discussion on HPV

A panel discussion on the HPV vaccine and its ability to help prevent certain types of cancers in preteens and teens will be the focus of the August WomenSource Power Lunch on Thursday.

August 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Democrats continue to oppose Smiley on Hall elections board

The Rev. Tom Smiley, new chairman of the Hall County Board of Elections, emphasized his integrity and professionalism amid steadfast opposition from the board's Democratic members on Tuesday.

August 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Friday vehicle fire near Oakwood deemed arson

A Friday vehicle fire off Brock Drive near Oakwood has been deemed an arson by Hall County Fire Services.

August 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


12,000 chickens lost in fire at North Hall chicken house

About 12,000 chickens were lost in an early Tuesday morning fire at a chicken house in North Hall.

August 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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Patients, students benefit from pro-bono physical therapy clinic at Brenau

Seven months after starting a physical therapy clinic where money doesn't change hands and no insurance is needed, Brenau University officials say the program ...

August 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Investigators testify about man charged with long list of crimes

More than a dozen charges were at the crux of a Flowery Branch man's hearing Friday, which included armed robbery, aggravated battery and burglary.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Men accused of home invasion appear in court

Two men allegedly returned to an East Hall home with guns attempting to collect on a debt, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigator: Woman woke up with sex assault suspect on top of her

An investigator told the court Friday of an alleged sexual assault from May in Hall County.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Clean water restrictions coming to Lanier

After years of discussion about discharges into Lake Lanier, Clean Water Act enforcement is finally washing down on Georgia sewer systems, industry and farmers.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Positive rabies alert in Lula

A rabid raccoon and a dog recently came into contact in the 6900 block of Wheeler Drive in Lula.

August 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pendergrass man accused of molesting girl for 5 years

A Pendergrass man is accused of molesting a girl over a period of more than five years.

August 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Medical panel encourages HPV vaccine

The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, provides pre-teens and teenagers with a safe and effective prevention of some cancers that can be traumatic, according ...

August 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Three Gainesville ‘Magnolias’ honored at history center fundraiser

Three Gainesville women - Rosemary Dodd, Mary Hart Wilheit and the late Nell Wiegand - were honored Thursday as "Magnolias Among Us" at the Northeast Georgia History ...

August 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of federal park passes for seniors to rise significantly

Lifetime senior passes for federal parks, including those run by the Army Corps of Engineers, will be eight times more expensive beginning Aug. 28.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New package store approved in Flowery Branch

A liquor license was OK'd by Flowery Branch City Council Thursday night for the owner of a newly annexed strip shopping center.

August 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local yoga teacher brings technique to Uganda

The farthest Emilie Cook had ventured from Gainesville had been the border states of Georgia and excursions to Louisiana and New York.

August 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Younger Hall County students will be kept inside during eclipse

While Gainesville and Hall County students are being kept an hour longer to experience the eclipse at school, not all of the students will watch ...

August 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Christmas in August brings school supplies to Lyman Hall Elementary

Christmas came in early August for teachers at Lyman Hall Elementary School as they gathered in the media center Wednesday afternoon to pick up school ...

August 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | 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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