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Students reboot their brains at Back-to-School event

Summer has come to an end and area students have returned to class. And the Environmental and Heritage Center encourages everyone to get a head start on a great school year and enjoy fun activities connected to Science-Technology-Engineering-Math.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Piedmont Camerata strings together classical sounds

The classical sounds of two violins, one viola, one cello and one piano will reverberate through a chapel on the Piedmont College campus this weekend.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Visitors to Dawsonville can bob to the beat with a beer

Following two successful festival last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year's event.

August 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Laurel Summer Fest features music and barbecue contest

Kid-friendly activities, a splash pad, live music, food and beverages will entertain young and old alike to combat the inevitable end-of-summer blues and raise money for charity.

August 20, 2015 | BY HAILEY VAN PARYS For The Times | Get Out top stories


Whet your whistle with wine

Following the harvest and fermentation process, wine enthusiasts can indulge in the tastes of red, whites and blush beverages, and especially now in Northeast Georgia.

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Ease summertime blues by contra dancing in Sautee

Contra dancers may spring into action when they hear the foot-stomping music from the Blue Moon Ramblers in Sautee Nacoochee.

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Paint in a social setting in Helen

While painting a canvas may seem like a singular activity, the Helen Arts & Heritage Center couldn't disagree more.

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Hear some mountain music in Blairsville

Ripe tomatoes and mountain music seemingly make the perfect combination for an outdoor event in the Northeast Georgia mountains. And the Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center is making it a reality.

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


2 groups harmonize for heavenly purpose

The harmonizing sounds of gospel music will resonate throughout Riverside Military Academy's theater next week as two distinct groups perform for the students and public.

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Singer beckons with blues, jazz, rock and soul

One part blues, one part rock, one part jazz and a whole lot of gospel R&B soul is a trademark of Mike Farris. And Gainesvillians will get a taste of him next weekend.

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Storyteller shares tales of parenthood and life

Debbie Weston From grew up listening to her favorite storytellers - her family.

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Car lovers roll into Buford to benefit children’s group

Owners of cool-looking cars, trucks or motorcycles wanting to show off their style and raise money for a good cause will have their chance next Saturday.

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Johnny Cash tribute show returns to Holly Theater

From 1969 to 1971, Johnny Cash had his own television show and brought a new dimension to his stage presence by dressing as a riverboat gambler. At this time, the singer combined the iconic long black coat with the pompadour hairstyle.

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Great acting boosts 'American Ultra'

A soup spoon turns lethal in the unlikely hands of sweet and spacy stoner Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) in the violently paranoid action comedy "American Ultra."

August 20, 2015 | By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service | Movie reviews


Women’s Expo to debut in Gainesville

A networking event for North Georgia's women of achievement and local businesses will make its debut Saturday, Aug. 29.

August 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


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South Hall Rotary 5K to raise funds for area charities

Runners willing to hit the pavement for charities will take their mark at the starting line of the South Hall Rotary 5K.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


New York woman makes chaotic creations with her art

Layered with paint and collage elements, Bridget Mullen's artwork creates a dream-like "confounding tangle of images" that moves the viewer "toward a resonant truth."

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


School boards need citizens’ review for SPLOST projects aimed at education

Hall County voters will once again go to the polls this year to renew another 1-cent sales tax. Gainesville, Buford and Hall County schools are ...

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


Media is right to focus more on facts than left or right leanings

Rebuttal to Bruce Vandiver's Aug. 21 letter: Vandiver seems to think that both liberal and conservative outlooks should be "balanced" in a news media ...

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


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Miller's winless streak extended to 18 starts in Braves loss

ATLANTA - The Colorado Rockies thought they missed their opportunity against Atlanta starter Shelby Miller. In the seventh inning, Miller gave them a second chance.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


High School Scoreboard: Samantha Thomas homers twice for Buford

Buford's Samantha Thomas went yard twice for the Lady Wolves softball team as they beat Lambert 8-0 on the road Wednesday night.

August 26, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 26, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Local


In Our Community: Gainesville teen takes part in Civil Air Patrol encampment

Civil Air Patrol cadets, including Cadet Megan Robertson from the Gainesville Composite Squadron, gathered in late June at McCrady Training Center at Fort Jackson, near ...

August 26, 2015 | | Good news


Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

August 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Atlanta Falcons sign journeyman quarterback Rex Grossman

The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

August 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


High School Scoreboard: Buford volleyball team remains unbeaten

The Buford High volleyball team won 25-3, 25-6, 25-11 at Northview Tuesday night to remain undefeated.

August 25, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Four unearned runs cost Atlanta Braves in 5-1 loss to Colorado Rockies

ATLANTA - With a rookie pitcher on the mound, the Atlanta Braves weren't nearly good enough to overcome three errors by their rookie third baseman.

August 25, 2015 | Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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