To a hungry person, there isn't much inspiration in an empty bowl. But to supporters of the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, an empty bowl serves as a reminder of their commitment to feed the hungry people in the community. "Hunger is a real, real problem and it's hard to think about," Georgia Mountain Food Bank Executive Director Kay Blackstock said. "It's hard for people to wrap their heads around the fact that there are families ...
Children naturally love riding bikes, running and swimming. Maybe that's why they make such enthusiastic triathletes. This Sunday a group of 25 Hall County students will compete in the IronKids National Race Series in Alpharetta. The team, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, is made up of 44 students ages 6 to 15 in the Hall and Paulding county school systems. Jacob Weiers, Hall County Schools wellness coordinator, said the race is a great way to highlight the ...
Classes taught through videoconference aren't just for college campuses anymore. Two Hall County elementary schools are using the tool to learn Mandarin Chinese together.
These days, it seems everyone is having to do more with less. The staff of the Hall County Library System is no different, making do with less money, time and staff, yet greater demand for services. Adrian Mixson, Hall County Library System Director, wrote in the library's August newsletter that library membership grew by 5.5 percent. The system has 97,992 registered patrons as of May 2012. To keep up with the increased workload the library ...
It can be difficult for a high school student to determine a career path without ever experiencing it.
James Edward Higgins was a hit with all the boys and girls on his first day of school. The entire fourth grade at Friendship Elementary School in Buford clamored for his attention. "He's so cute," Brooke Mayberry, 9, gushed after meeting the 4-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel. "He's cute and kinda funny," Madelyn Godfrey, 10, said, giggling. The students gathered around the puppy in a circle and took turns petting him and sharing their observations. ...
The Hall County Library Board is going to reconsider the system's operating hours, after it made the decision to close the libraries on weekends as of Saturday.
Eight-hour days in a cubicle may be tough. But Shane Stephens of Dawsonville may have it tougher.
When people think of libraries they tend to think of kids and adults. "Rarely when you think of libraries do you think 'teen,'" Janine Cline, head of teen services for the Hall County Library Service, wrote in an email to The Times. But a group of Hall County teens are changing that. The Hall County Library budget was cut this year and money for teen programming "all but disappeared," Cline said. So a group of ...
The current West Nile outbreak is one of the largest in the U.S., with four times the usual number of cases for this time of year, federal health officials said Wednesday.
With Hurricane Isaac closing in on the Gulf Coast, some have evacuated the area - and that includes 17 dogs from Port St. Joe, Fla.
The Gainesville pedestrian bridge connecting downtown and Midtown could be finished next week.
Bradley Nurkin, president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, has finished his first week on the job and loved it.
Gainesville welcomed a new family-owned business to the area Friday morning. Lupold LP, headquartered in south Germany, joins 370 other German companies that have come to the state, according to a release. "International investment is critical to our economy and I'm encouraged that the state's commitment to forging international relationships, a strong pro-business environment and close-knit partnerships in our communities is helping companies like Lupold find success in Georgia," Gov. Deal said in the release. ...
Beginning Sept. 1, all Hall County libraries will operate on fewer hours during the week and close entirely on the weekends.
One year is all that stands between high school seniors and the start of their adult lives.
Cycling has long been touted as a great way to improve health and increase longevity, but two Georgia cyclists are attempting to take the sport a step farther.
If you were asked to draw a picture of your favorite holiday memory from childhood, what would you draw? A Christmas tree? A wrapped present? Santa Claus?
Few things have the ability to bring out the inner child in even the most grinchy Scrooge like the Christmas tree.
Regardless of which church you attend, it's likely you have heard the story behind the Christmas season. But some people need reminding.
Dalayne Adkinson smiles as she rubs her toy elephant "Ellie" across her cheek. The 8-year-old beauty queen from Clarkesville said she has had the stuffed animal since she was a baby and it's always made her feel better. Toys can do that.
Sometimes being thankful isn't so much about what you have but about what you can give.
Regardless of the time of year, decorating a small house or room can be a challenge.
Gainesville First United Methodist Church is hosting its 17th annual Christmas is One Language concert this Sunday.
While grandchildren may not always take advice from their grandparents, seniors are taking a cue from the younger generations at least when it comes to technology.
This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
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