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Fair prepares area families for disaster

Anyone traveling along E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville on Sunday could spot not one, but two helicopters parked in front of Brenau University's East Campus.

September 30, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local


The Times questions the ‘Queen of Southern storytelling’

Not many who read books would consider a British story to be a proper launching pad for a classic, Southern story. But with her novel, "Moonrise," author Cassandra King decided to think outside the box and draw inspiration from a gothic British novel.

September 26, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories


Church fills teen with the spirit

Everyone knows what a pep rally is like, with the football team, cheerleaders, mascot and the band being the main participants. However, not many students at a school spirit event get to win an iPad.

September 21, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


John Jarrard Foundation Songwriter Festival kicks off Friday

Rhett Akins, a well-known singer and songwriter, is one of five famous songwriters set to perform at the 12th annual John Jarrard Foundation Songwriter Festival in Gainesville this weekend.

September 19, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories


Artists to descend on downtown Gainesville

What started as a small idea between colleagues has turned into a decade-long tradition on the square in downtown Gainesville.

September 19, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories


Five questions with songwriter Kim Williams

In the early years of his life, Kim Williams took many turns in deciding what career path to take.

September 19, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories


Husband, wife to perform duet on pipe organ

A husband-and-wife team known best as "America's Most Famous Organ Duo," will share their musical talents with Gainesville residents Sunday.

September 12, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories


Explore healthier options for football fans

As football season gears up, chicken wings, burgers and hot dogs will proliferate at tailgate parties, but the grease and fat can add unwanted calories and cholesterol to a person's meal. However, two local food experts pointed out nutritional alternatives for the traditional football feast.

September 11, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


School bus driver Miss Becky knows students' names by heart

On a weekday afternoon, school buses are parked along McEver Road at West Hall High School in the hot midday sun. Luckily for Becky Taylor, a bus driver of 19 years, she has learned to deal with the heat.

September 09, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Memorial blood drive to honor teen

Just a few years back, Brian Ernst was a regular teenager growing up in Oakwood.

September 08, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life


Nonprofit battles flooding

The rain this summer affected many people in Gainesville, but none quite like Michael Reno, who had to move from his Our Neighbor Inc. home.

September 01, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local


Artists collaborate for arts center’s fall exhibit

Fine works of art, wine and refreshments are making one Gainesville building come alive this fall.

August 29, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Get Out top stories


Make healthy, kid-friendly treats for after-school snacks

Kids are back in school, and schedules are getting busier because of it. As a result, some details like nutrition tend to fall by the wayside.

August 28, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Group joins global chemtrails protest

The weekend brought clear skies and relief from rain, but that is not what one group of protesters worries about falling from the sky.

August 26, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local


Players to close curtain on last shows of popular play

If it's a weekend night in August, Mike Martin will check mics, make sure all lights are working at the Brenau Downtown Center and get ice for the cast and crew of "Smoke on the Mountain" before checking in at the box office and getting into costume for show time.

August 24, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Local


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