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Tour of center encourages future math and science leaders

Parents and students involved in North Hall Middle School's upcoming Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy met Monday for the last time before school starts.

August 06, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Cyclists hope railbed can become trail

White and Hall counties are in need of more safe bike trails, and a 100-year-old railbed could be the answer.

August 04, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Water outing educates visitors

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is holding the second installment of its inaugural Watershed Outings on Lake Lanier on Saturday.

August 01, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Last month one of coolest, wettest Julys on record

The average monthly temperature in Gainesville for July was 74.7 degrees, the lowest since 1979 when the average was 73.3 degrees, according to data from the National Weather Service.

August 01, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Putting pets in proper homes

About 15 percent of pets adopted from the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia are returned there, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

July 31, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Barrymore, Sandler hit South Hall to film romantic comedy

The Four Seasons on Lanier subdivision in Flowery Branch is getting the Hollywood treatment this week.

July 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Graffiti erased from veterans park, but no arrests made

The Veterans Park in Lula shows no signs of graffiti after two community volunteers cleaned up the black spray paint that marred the park.

July 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Eagle Scout engineers the building of a playground

While most teenagers are preoccupied with school and sports, 17-year-old Cameron Drake spent three years raising funds and building a playground for his church to become an Eagle Scout.

July 29, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Thousands expected for Falcons scrimmage at City Park

Some 8,000 to 12,000 fans are expected to converge Friday on City Park Stadium to watch the Atlanta Falcons take part in the Kia Motors Friday Night Lights scrimmage.

July 28, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


WIC program reaches out to those in need

The Georgia Department of Public Health is holding an annual public comment period for its Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

July 26, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Minecraft video game helps educate students

About 41 middle- and high-school-age kids converged on the North Hall Technology Center on Thursday to play the popular video game Minecraft.

July 26, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Children help make lunches for kids in need

On Thursday, Action Ministries hosted a "pay it forward" program in which children from low-income neighborhoods helped make 60 lunches for other needy children.

July 26, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Gas prices may be ready to level off

Gas prices have been rising since early July, but the worst may be behind us.

July 23, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Kids build virtual worlds with math, geology

Aiming to engage middle and high school students through a popular world-building video game, "Minecraft Extravaganza" will be Thursday at North Hall Technology Center.

July 22, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Corps keeps Lumpkin County dog park on hold

The dogs will stay on their leashes in Lumpkin County, at least for now.

July 19, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


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Articles By Author - Andrew Akers


Northeast Georgia woman shaves head for fundraiser

Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.

April 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Renovated downtown building open for business

An old red brick building in downtown Lula is once again open for business after decades of neglect.

April 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


UNG club sponsors event to support LGBT community

Students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus gathered Friday to silently support members of the school's LGBT community.

April 12, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Spring season arrives at Quinlan Visual Arts Center

Painting of wildlife, rural life and surreal images as well as clay and bronze sculptures will adorn the walls and floor space for the spring exhibition at Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


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