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Your mouth can signal your overall health

It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. But is your mouth the window to the rest of your body?

December 16, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


The economy hits home: More want help with heating bills this year

Ninth District Opportunity would be out of funds for energy bill assistance if this had been any other year.

December 16, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Friendships forged in war zone are hard to forget

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location. His e-mail address is douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil.

December 16, 2008 | By Doug Collins For The Times | Local


Stylists learn to help cancer patients "Look Good ... Feel Better"

Cancer patients' beauty routines have to adapt to the side-effects of chemotherapy.

December 16, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


AT&T launches new wireless network in Hall County

AT&T has launched its 3G, "third generation," wireless broadband service in Hall County, allowing for faster and more advanced mobile services, officials announced Monday morning.

The network's launch ensures "that our customers ... have the latest in wireless technology available, allowing them to access video, graphics, pictures, downloads, e-mail and more at speeds faster than before," said Keith Holmes, vice president and general manager for AT&T's Georgia wireless unit.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Motorcyclists boost Secret Santa; parade winds through Christmas on Green Street

Gainesville was treated Sunday to two holiday parades, both featuring police escorts, dozens of vehicles and bone-chilling temperatures.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group gathers gifts for seniors

Legacy Link is teaming with two local businesses to provide Christmas gifts to area senior citizens through the "Be a Santa to a Senior" program.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood might allow structures of 80 feet

Fred Moses recalls a day when Mundy Mill Road was a quiet road in the country.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville planning board to talk trees

Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board will make a recommendation to the City Council tonight about proposed changes to the city's ordinances that could bring more trees to Gainesville.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City Council says taller buildings are OK for Oakwood

OAKWOOD - The Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday night to a zoning change that allows highway businesses as tall as 80 feet.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Neighbors in Jefferson oppose Dollar General store, First United Methodist’s parking lot plans

JEFFERSON - The efforts of two churches to have multiple pieces of property rezoned drew more than 50 people to the Jefferson City Council work session on Monday.

December 16, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Patriot’s Call provides Christmas cheer to Gainesville-based Army unit

Holiday cheer was tinged with sadness as members of the Georgia Army National Guard's Charlie Company gathered for a Christmas party Sunday afternoon.

December 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


ZF, maker of auto transmissions, laying off workers

The decrease in demand for vehicles and heavy equipment has been felt at ZF Industries in Gainesville.

December 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Auditor may investigate Hall tax assessors office

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix recommended to county commissioners Monday that an independent auditor examine the entire tax assessors office in response to allegations presented last week against chief appraiser Mike Henderson.

December 16, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park on track to open this spring

Construction is ongoing at South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park in Flowery Branch.

January 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


State might allow districts to choose traditional math courses

January 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


5 people infected after rabid cat attacks in Lula

Lula and surrounding areas are still on alert after a cat that tested positive for rabies was found to have bitten five people, perhaps more.

January 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Attorneys for Hall County Schools respond to prayer lawsuit

Attorneys for Hall County Schools and others named in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed an answer Friday related to religion in schools.

January 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget.

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Broken Bonds: Longtime foster parents share their stories

When Wendy Boswell said goodbye to her foster daughter last month, she literally ached with grief.

October 15, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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