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With community garden, Newtown leaders hope to encourage healthier living

With some shoveled soil and a big vision for the future, the seeds have been planted for growth, health and life in Gainesville's Newtown neighborhood.

July 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Grant allows local homeless program to expand

New grant money will extend the services one Gainesville organization can provide for those who are homeless and have a disability.

July 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Dawsonville man found drowned in home pool

Emergency officials say a Dawsonville man drowned Thursday evening while swimming in the pool at his house.

July 30, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall loses ex-board member, ‘good man’

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has offered its condolences and honored the public contributions of former commission chairman Hugh K. Turk, who died Thursday at age 85.

July 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lula wastewater treatment plant to be done by Christmas

LULA - The wastewater treatment plant under construction in Lula is about halfway done, and officials say it will be up and running by Christmas.

July 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Housing market sees some improvement

Although the economy isn't out of the woods yet, the local housing market is showing signs of improvement.

July 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Shooting ‘disturbing’ to Cornelia residents

Debra Plaster of Demorest said folks in Habersham County aren't used to the kind of local news they heard a week ago when a pizza restaurant employee was shot during an armed robbery in the small town of Cornelia.

July 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood students may face lengthy commute

What used to be a stone's throw or two from Oakwood Elementary School now will mean a ride down busy Mundy Mill Road for students living off Oakwood Road - at least for a few months.

July 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New teachers who got jobs look forward to school year

Facing tough budget cuts in schools, few would-be teachers are finding new jobs.

July 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Car washes must recycle water in Gainesville

A new ordinance presented at the Gainesville City Council work session Thursday would make recycling water a requirement for new car washes, but local car washing businesses may already make it a priority.

July 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


3 people charged in armed robbery, assault

Two men and a 16-year-old boy have been charged with forcing a man to hand over his wallet at Summit Street Apartments Wednesday night.

July 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


4 charged with pandering

Four people were arrested by the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad on charges of pandering, authorities said Thursday.

July 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


3 accused of committing indecent acts in Hall County

Three people were arrested at Lula Park Thursday afternoon on charges of committing indecent acts, authorities said.

July 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Mecum’s successor as marshal nominated

Dick Mecum's long career in law enforcement is likely winding to a close.

July 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Graves authors bill to stop health care reform funding

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves introduced his first bill in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to stop health care reform law funding - though its chances of success are questionable.

July 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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