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Program helps seniors with heating costs

Colder months don't always mean relaxing evenings cozying up by the fire, moseying around ice skating rinks and sipping warm hot chocolate for people who can't afford to keep their heaters on.

November 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall voters look toward Trump presidency with optimism, skepticism

Local reaction to Republican Donald Trump's ascendancy to the White House revealed a mix of joy, relief and despair among those from the political and business communities of Hall County.

November 09, 2016 | By Joshua Silavent and Clark Leonard news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


University of North Georgia enrollment up 5.4 percent

The University of North Georgia's enrollment grew 5.4 percent for the fall semester, according to figures released by the University System of Georgia.

November 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mount Airy man killed in Maysville wreck

A Mount Airy man was killed when his pickup truck traveled down an embankment on a Maysville road, according to authorities.

November 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville attorney Corso charged with battery, obstruction

A Gainesville attorney is accused of shoving an officer Tuesday outside of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children in Gainesville after an argument, according to authorities.

November 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Board of Commissioners set to vote on DOT money for Longstreet Bridge

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to vote Thursday to accept $57,400 from the DOT for slightly more than a half-acre at the Georgia State Patrol post off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129 for construction of the new Longstreet Bridge crossing Lake Lanier.

November 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Land being secured for new Exit 14 interchange

The Georgia Department of Transportation is making room for the controversial new Martin Road interchange, or Exit 14, in South Hall, snapping up a couple of key pieces of property this week.

November 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Technology Academy celebrates STEM certification as ‘badge of honor’

Math and science aren't often learned from worksheets and PowerPoint slides at Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science.

November 09, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


GO: Thank a veteran this Veterans Day

November 09, 2016 | | Local


Job events for veterans coming up

A veterans career fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Gainesville Career Center, 2756 Atlanta Highway. Job seekers interested in attending the job fair may visit www.employgeorgia.com to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for jobs. For more information about the event, call the Gainesville Career Center at 770-535-5484.

November 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Clinton: 'We owe him an open mind, chance to lead'

WASHINGTON -- A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America's 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be "more divided than we thought" but urged unity and told her supporters, "We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."

November 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Voters say yes to strip club tax, fireworks tax allocation

An amendment increasing penalties for human trafficking crimes won approval, and will also impose a new tax on strip clubs and other adult entertainment businesses. The money will help pay for care for child victims of sexual exploitation.

November 09, 2016 | | Local


Voters approve reconfiguring judicial watchdog agency

Voters approved an amendment to dismantle the state's independent judicial watchdog agency, letting state lawmakers recreate the agency and exert control over it.

November 09, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Failing schools amendment rejected by voters

An amendment to Georgia's constitution that would have empowered the state to take over poor-performing schools failed by a wide margin Tuesday night.

November 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voters reject study on county-city government merger

Hall voters narrowly defeated a ballot referendum asking if they supported a study on the cost and feasibility of merging local county and municipal governments.

November 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking go before planning board Monday

A Gainesville ministry's heavily opposed plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking goes before the Hall County Planning Commission Monday ...

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Guilford Immediate Care planned in place of old Fred’s Treads

An iconic, former tire business at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 in Oakwood could get a healthy makeover.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble's OK to expand plant still ruffles residents

The uproar over Mincey Marble's plans to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road may have seemed to end with an affirmative ...

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall DFCS: Adoptions, children returning home up from last year

Hannah Rule was getting questions from others around the Division of Family and Children Services on how the agency was seeing such high adoption finalizations ...

November 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family of recovering preemie chosen as Hall’s March of Dimes ambassadors

When Torie Robinson was born, her mother's wedding ring could fit around her ankle with room to spare.

November 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton woman builds ‘mom shop’ from the web up

Rachel Santana wants her shop to be different.

November 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


A bubble-up business: North Hall grad starts waffle shop

Earlier this year, Joe Nedza took a missed opportunity and turned it into a business opportunity.

November 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Grant program to help repair aging homes called a‘godsend’

Johnny Harris once hunted deer and rabbit and squirrel in the dense forests behind the home he has shared with his wife, Mattie, since it ...

November 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High winds, drought raise fire danger in North Ga. mountains

High winds along with continued dry conditions have complicated efforts to fight wildfires in the North Georgia mountains, but fire crews have made progress in ...

November 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with murder in shooting death of his sister

A Gainesville man has been arrested in the shooting death of his sister Friday night.

November 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Program ‘teaches you how to be a man’

Minding your P's and Q's, keeping eye contact and shaking hands with confidence are just a few tips and tricks the little gentlemen ...

November 19, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


As winter nears, concerns grow over squatters occupying empty buildings

The door of the neighbor's house was wide open, rocking slightly with the breeze, when Tammy Hansen returned to her midtown Gainesville home with ...

November 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Charges added in Hoschton gas station shooting

An Athens man faces drug and weapons charges in an investigation into a Flowery Branch man's death last month.

November 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drug Court celebrates 15 years of helping addicts

Two versions of Joel Perez joined Superior Court Judge Jason Deal at his lectern Friday before the First Baptist Church masses.

November 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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