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Artistic entomological art on display at UNG

As a special addition to the "Formicidae" entomological art exhibit, which is on display at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, the school will showcase the public art installation "The Moth Project" on Tuesday, March 25.

March 20, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Community comes together after fire damages Irish pub

Neither rain nor fire can keep Shenanigans Irish Restaurant & Pub from celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

March 18, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Water damage experts come to rescue of area homeowners

As anybody who has ever suffered it knows, heavy water damage at home can be a traumatic experience. Furniture, family possessions, important documents and other items can disappear in a splash.

March 18, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Ways to lower your electricity bill

One of the biggest expenses for homeowners is the electricity bill. For some, it can be as much as a second mortgage payment.

March 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Mary Poppins pops into Gainesville

The Gainesville Ballet Company is celebrating 40 years of performances with "Mary and other repertory works."

March 13, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Hall County native still works at age 90

Pete Smith was born near the intersection of what are now Barrett and Dorsey Peek roads in 1924. On Friday, he celebrated his 90th birthday only 3 miles away at the same place he has worked for the past two decades, the Hall County compactor site on Poplar Springs Road.

March 11, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


High School shooting teams emphasize safety, teamwork and confidence

When most people hear the phrase "guns in school," they think of tragedies such as school shootings and gang violence. But for several local high schoolers, the phrase means competition, responsibility and camaraderie.

March 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Transplant Band sings for organ donation

The newly formed Gainesville group The Transplant Band was created for one purpose: to "share the beat."

March 06, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


County landfill gets new water treatment system

A new water treatment system at the Hall County Landfill is set to begin operating this week, saving the county an estimated $44,000 a month.

March 02, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Church members seek 'authentic' faith

It's been nearly a year since St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Catholic Church on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville first opened its own doors after worshipping in borrowed locations for years.

March 02, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Dumpster diving allowed in Hall, but not Gainesville

My neighborhood has seen an increase in dumpster diving. Is there a city or county ordinance that prohibits the practice and makes it punishable if caught?

February 28, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Ask The Times


Officials make sure kids' car seats are safe and secure

Correctly installing a child car seat can be a confusing task. Complicated tether systems, adjustable parts and convertible booster seats are sometimes difficult to understand and often lead to misuse, which can put children in danger.

February 24, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


White oak sapling replaces historic tree at Fair Street School

Community leaders, school alumni, parents and hundreds of students attended the replacement planting of the historic oak tree Friday in front of Fair Street School in Gainesville.

February 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Buzzworthy lessons about honey bees

Fresh honey right at your fingertips is a benefit of beekeeping, and many wanting to learn the skilled hobby will have a chance in Gainesville.

February 20, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Learn enlightenment by studying Buddhism

This world is home to many different religions and philosophic practices. And in our increasingly interconnected and globalized world, understanding our neighbor's religion, even on a very basic level, is becoming more and more important to live peaceably with them.

February 17, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


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