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Child prodigy to sing heart out

Once compared to country music star Hank Williams, Emi Sunshine will bring her Americana songs to downtown Dahlonega this week.

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Lanier is this Saturday

Participants young and old can jump in the frigid waters of Lake Lanier at the 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge after flooding and debris in the lake postponed the New Year's Day event.

February 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Registration deadline is Feb. 1 for presidential primary March 1

Today is the deadline to register if you want to vote in the March 1 presidential primary.

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Turnout is name of the game in Monday’s Iowa caucuses

IOWA CITY, Iowa - From sounding duck calls to predicting the weather, presidential contenders are blanketing Iowa in a final frenzy to close the deal before Monday's Iowa caucuses begin the formal process of choosing President Barack Obama's successor.

January 31, 2016 | By Scott Bauer and Bill Barrow Associated Press | Top of the wires


Father and daughter dances set for Feb. 5-6 in Buford

For father's who deem their little ladies as "Daddy's girl," one event needs to be marked on your February calendar.

January 31, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Buy Local, Safe & Green Expo set for Thursday

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's annual Buy Local, Safe & Green Expo will celebrate and showcase local businesses of all varieties from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

January 31, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau graduate, author advises plan for final days of life

Although the baby boom generation and its offspring are much more open and fatalistic about the inevitability of death than previous generations, it does not mean individuals are better prepared. To help them with that task, Brenau University graduate Holley Kelley has penned a book to guide people along the way.

January 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Author, playwright weaves tales with music and poetry

Minton Sparks can paint word pictures of the rural South by fusing music, poetry and storytelling all into one night.

January 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Former baseball players turn to music as outlet

Gainesville natives Malachi Mills and Logan Pethel started their own band as a joke, but now the duo are no longer laughing. They are bonafide musicians with regular gigs, including an upcoming performance in downtown Dahlonega.

January 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Explore the Environmental and Heritage Center at night

Ever wonder what happens at the Environmental and Heritage Center after hours? You can find out.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


University of North Georgia Dahlonega student debuts play ‘Cities of Gold’

Understanding the American Jewish experience is something that is foreign to many Northeast Georgia residents. To give them a better idea, Rachel Glazer of Gainesville has penned a play to explain that theme.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Teens act like children in West Hall High School play

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Jackson County contestants to compete in talent show

The contest for the coveted People's Choice trophy will be awarded Saturday, Jan. 30, at Jackson County's Got Talent, but not without your votes.

January 27, 2016 | By LEANNE AKIN For Get Out | Get Out top stories


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

The following organizations have reported they are closing or altering their schedules due to the forecast of winter weather (updated items in italics):

January 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi’s concert to feature electronic music

Fans of new piano works and electronic music are in for a treat as Piedmont College presents a concert, featuring works by guest composer Dr. Ed Martin, including the world premiere of Martin's composition, "Variations."

January 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


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Letter: Enota Road bypass could lead to a dangerous traffic flow

As both a resident of the area and a safety professional, I would like to voice concerns over the proposed bypass of Enota Road. Of ...

February 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Letter: If housing, income are your problem, vote for the right solutions

If you are over 40 you should already know what I'm about to say. If you are under 40, hopefully this will help you ...

February 03, 2016 | Letter to the editor | All viewpoint stories


Jackson EMC Foundation awards $27K to agencies serving area residents

The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total of $92,450 in grants during their December meeting, including $27,150 to agencies serving ...

February 03, 2016 | | Community


HS Scoreboard: Flowery Branch boys basketball defeats Discovery High behind Brannon Clarke's 22

The Flowery Branch High boys defeated Discovery High 62-59 on the strength of Brannon Clarke's 22 points on Tuesday.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | High schools


Gainesville races past Apalachee 75-59, continues dominance in Region 8-AAAAA

Gainesville left little doubt Tuesday night as to who is the top men's basketball team in the 8-AAAAA North subregion.

February 02, 2016 | By Hal Miller Times regional staff | High schools


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Frazier’s second-half 3s help Georgia top No. 25 South Carolina, 69-56

ATHENS - Trick-shot specialist J.J. Frazier scored all of his 13 points in the second half and then joined his teammates in the postgame challenge ...

February 02, 2016 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Letter: Vengeance is no reason to punish some who pose no threat to us

A few years ago, a friend committed a crime. He deserved punishment, but there were extenuating circumstances: He was weathering three personal tragedies, continuous pain ...

February 02, 2016 | | All viewpoint stories


Organizations say blood donations dropped to nearly nonexistent this winter

Across Georgia, blood banks are in dire need of the blood donations that save lives on a daily basis. Due to the recent weather the ...

February 01, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Photography featured in ConnectAbility’s fourth annual juried show

Ten teams of special-needs photographers and their professional or amateur photographers and volunteers plan to connect with art patrons during ConnectAbility's fourth annual juried ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Forsyth County girl diagnosed with rare heart condition at birth

February 01, 2016 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Life top stories


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