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Your Views: Gainesville needs more green space, not more parking

A wonderful opportunity is waiting with open arms for the governments of Gainesville and Hall County. It's the piece of pavement now used for parking on the north side of the downtown parking deck and Brenau University.

March 11, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Author speaks to 6th graders reading her WWII novel

Author Muffet Frische spoke to sixth-graders on Tuesday at C.W. Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch. She told the students, who are reading her book, how it was inspired by her cousin's experiences during World War II. The book is a historical novel set in northern California about children that fought to keep their town alive while their parents were serving on battlefields and working in factories during the war.

March 11, 2015 | | Local


House passes state parole board bill

A change in policy that would make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent overwhelmingly passed last week in the Georgia House.

March 11, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


High school scoreboard: March 10

Liz Fischer and Alyssa Turner each tallied three goals to lead Gainesville's girls to a 9-0 win against Winder-Barrow on Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


State House panel revives education savings accounts bill

March 10, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Back to School


Atlanta Falcons sign free-agent linebackers Brooks Reed, Justin Durant

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons fortified the middle of new coach Dan Quinn's defense Tuesday by signing free-agent linebackers Brooks Reed and Justin Durant.

March 10, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Gainesville father and son sentenced to prison for bilking Cobb widow

A father and son from Gainesville have been sentenced to prison after being convicted of racketeering for taking millions of dollars from a Cobb County widow, according to the district attorney for the Cobb Judicial Circuit.

March 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Freeman homers for Braves in exhibition win against Mets

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman hit his second home run of spring training, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Tuesday.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Falcons re-sign backup QB T.J. Yates

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed backup quarterback T.J. Yates.

March 10, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Hanlan's late jumper eliminates Georgia Tech from ACC tournament

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Olivier Hanlan came through with another big moment at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, keeping Boston College alive for one more game while giving Georgia Tech another painfully familiar finish.

March 10, 2015 | By Aaron Beard Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Braves pitcher Minor to start season on DL due to shoulder

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves left-hander Mike Minor will start the season on the disabled list because of inflammation in his pitching shoulder's rotator cuff.

March 10, 2015 | Guy Curtwright Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Your Views: GHSA should fix lack of parity between public, private schools

For decades, students at the traditional public schools in Georgia have been denied the chance to win a state championship because the system overseen by the Georgia High School Association ignores the fact that there is no parity among traditional public schools, private schools and city schools.

March 10, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Foundation awards $48K to agencies serving area residents

The Jackson EMC Foundation awarded more than $100,000 in grants during its January meeting, including $48,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin county residents.

March 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Staff moving into new Forsyth County Courthouse

March 10, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Meeting to seek input on senior center changes

Area agencies on aging like Legacy Link want to hear from residents about how to change senior centers across the state to boost participation.

March 10, 2015 | | Local


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Braves option OF Perez, 2 young pitchers to Triple A Gwinnett

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves have optioned outfielder Eury Perez and two other players to Triple-A Gwinnett.

March 27, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Old man winter is hanging on; North Georgia under freeze warning tonight

Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Your Views: A baker’s dozen buzzwords we ought to banish

Many people are like sheep concerning buzzwords. One participates and the rest follow the herd. Eventually, a buzzword becomes annoying, trite and ready for banishment.

March 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


1,100 run in annual Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce race

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth annual Chamber Chase 5-kilometer race Thursday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Kenneth Slavik of Flowery Branch was the race winner. Race coordinator Megan Martin estimated more than 1,100 runners participated in the race, which marks an increase from last year's 1,000.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


DAR honors students, community members

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently celebrated students and community members during the chapter's annual Awards Tea.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Good news


Fundraiser names celebrity dancers for August event

Local celebrity dancers expected at this year's Dance for a Cause have been announced.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Bass fishing ranging from good to great

Lake Lanier's water level remains rock steady and close to full pool. The lake water level is 1,070.41 feet, or .59 feet below a full pool of 1071. Lake temperatures are in from the upper 50s to lower 60s.

March 26, 2015 | By Eric Aldrich For The Times | Outdoors


High school scoreboard: March 26

Spencer Ralston shot a 7-under par 137 to win the individual championship for Gainesville in the Champions Invitational on Tuesday and Wednesday in Alpharetta.

March 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools


Vandiver: Spring is a time for reflection and anticipation

Spring has sprung and all that comes with it. Blooming daffodils, blossoming trees, green fields and hawks nesting all signal the rebirth of the beauty of a North Georgia spring day. To those of us who love to live in the outdoors, there are also wild turkeys gobbling, the cooing of nesting doves and of course the splash of a beautiful trout that could not resist a night crawler.

March 26, 2015 | By Russell Vandiver For The Times | Outdoors


Johnson's 3 hits push Atlanta Braves past Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-5

BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Wayne Vickery's time as Gainesville High athletic director ending

Gainesville City Schools is changing its director of athletics position, a move that appears to leave longtime AD, coach and local sports icon Wayne Vickery out of his job.

March 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Australia's Gotsis an anchor for Georgia Tech defense

ATLANTA - Adam Gotsis wasn't on any of the recruiting lists when the Australian signed with Georgia Tech three years ago in what looked like a strange experiment.

March 26, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Hall County's jobless rate dips a bit in February to 5.1 percent

The jobless rate in Hall County is headed back in the right direction and remains the lowest in Georgia.

March 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Business


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