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Oakwood retreat will focus on the future

Oakwood plans to take stock of itself, particularly in the area of economic development, during a City Council retreat set for today at City Hall.

September 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Diabetics get tips for healthy snacking

People with diabetes must eat healthy, which includes balancing fats, fiber, protein and calcium while planning meals.

September 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Big shift coming to Hall County commission

When it comes to the Hall County Board of Commissioners, three is the magic number.

September 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville pays tribute to 9/11 heroes

Firefighters, police officers and paramedics lined up outside of Fire Station 1 on Saturday morning and stood in silence.

September 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wineries litter the mountains & hills

Tourism is big business for Northeast Georgia. Between Lake Lanier and the mountains, the beauty of the local area draws thousands of visitors who then spend money at area restaurants, shops and hotels.

September 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Make-A-Wish sends White County student to Disney

Saturday was a dream for any 9-year-old: a first limousine ride, first airplane trip, first visit to Disney World.

September 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Corps plans for offseason work at area parks

With several of its Lake Lanier campgrounds closing today, the Army Corps of Engineers is casting an eye toward offseason improvements.

September 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s Jarrard inducted into Ga. Music Hall of Fame

Gainesville native John Jarrard was inducted posthumously Saturday night into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

September 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire-breathing fun on Lake Lanier

Dragons are known for breathing fire, but Saturday they showed their competitive side through racing.

September 11, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Academy gives broad look at sheriff’s office operations

Civilians with a keen interest in law enforcement will have the opportunity to experience it firsthand during the Hall County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy next week.

September 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Community stops to remember 9/11

Jennifer Orantes remembers walking through the streets of New York when the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001. She was 3.

September 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials review plans for Braselton hospital

Should the need to be admitted to the hospital ever arise, Marguerite James says she doesn't care what name is on the building.

September 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


History Center plans month of patriotic events, fundraiser

The Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville has planned a series of patriotic events this month, partly as a fundraiser and partly to tout a subject already near and dear to many area residents.

September 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Archaeologist offers students information and encourages questions

Students at North Hall Middle School got the chance to learn about fossils and prehistoric humans from a visiting archaeologist Friday.

September 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Historic 1930 house given bright future

The red brick house that sits across the street from Burger King in Gainesville received a new title this week - local historic home.

September 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Humane Society pets lend their paws for the cause

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat can attest to the difficulty of getting a confused animal to follow directions. But for local artist ...

January 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Teen injured, another arrested after shooting incident in vehicle

One teenager was wounded and another arrested after a shooting incident Friday night in southern Hall County, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: No, Shaq did not come to Gainesville

The classic Georgia-Florida mixup for residents of Gainesville came again with the viral video of Shaquille O'Neal playing basketball with children.

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Students get 'psyched out' at Brenau event

Victoria Martin, a junior at Chestatee High School, squealed and jumped when the "control" in the experiment flexed her wrist and Victoria felt the electric ...

January 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia’s middle class is shrinking, Pew report shows

Job losses, wage cuts and underemployment during the recession have taken a very specific toll on the nation's middle class.

January 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crunched for space: Carter family wants affordable place with breathing room

In the claustrophobic confines of Brenda and Darrell Carter's Gainesville apartment, 26-year-old Cortney Jackson sits on a sofa surrounded by medical equipment, framed photos ...

January 30, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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