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Teachers learn how to use LEGOs as educational tool

LEGOs are more than just plastic bricks these days. Now, they're ways to get kids interested in math, science and creative writing.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 traffic signals on Atlanta Highway may be removed

Gainesville officials may evaluate in the coming weeks whether two traffic signals on Atlanta Highway are still needed.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Economy factors into college enrollment

When the economy went down, Lanier Technical College's enrollment went up.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gwinnett judge to review Lutz recall

A judge from Gwinnett County has been chosen to review the merits of an application to recall Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


America Remembers 9/11: How has your life changed?

It started as a beautiful fall day in lower Manhattan. The crystal blue sky gave no hint of the horror that was about to be unleashed. Soon Islamic terrorists hijacked passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center and then the Pentagon in Washington. In the skies over Pennsylvania, passengers fought back, forcing their plane to crash in a field, not some unknown target in Washington.

August 30, 2011 | | Local




Flowery Branch taxes could go up to pay for city lights

Flowery Branch officials want to hear from residents on a proposal to recover the costs of the city's street lights.

August 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lottery sales boosted by many who don’t use education programs

HOPE is a burden carried mostly by Georgia's lower income, its uneducated and its minorities.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


For a lucky few lottery players, small investments mean big payouts

Vernon Broom started playing the lottery about 12 years ago. Four years ago, he bought a $2 Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket at Petrofast Food Store in Gainesville.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Tight budget forces some corps park changes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close three Lake Lanier recreation areas and alter the schedule of two others, including one in Hall County, in 2012.

August 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Longstreet to be remembered at site of Manassas battle

The Longstreet Society's president says the group plans to "cheat" a little in this year's annual seminar, which has the overarching theme of the Civil War's 150th anniversary.

August 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Coin group in town to collect currency, metals, antiques

Your loose change may be more valuable than you think.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lula reopens Rafe Banks Park

The city of Lula reopened Rafe Banks Park Friday.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville school board will meet with council on voting maps

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education is one step closer to finding a solution to redistricting.

August 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Brenau students start class today

Today marks the first day of class for students at Brenau University and Brenau Academy. It's also the first day at the university for new Provost Nancy Krippell.

August 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Oakwood Christmas brings community together

The annual Oakwood Christmas Celebration was all about getting the community together this year.

December 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Firefighters celebrate new ambulances at four stations

Hall County Fire Services staff pushed four new ambulances Friday into their new bays, a ceremony from a time when a pumper truck's horsepower ...

December 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


In wake of losing house to fire, Wilheit urges others to donate to less fortunate

In times of crisis, the mind has a way of slowing things down, part of the fight-or-flight instinct evolution has bred.

December 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Longtime Gainesville business owner, Nathan Burgen, remembered for hard work and generosity

Nathan Louis Burgen, longtime Gainesville business owner and entrepreneur died Wednesday at the age of 90.

December 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville man, charged with American flag theft, turns self in

A Gainesville man is accused of taking American flags from two homes in a South Hall subdivision, according to authorities.

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville police officers hidden among shoppers

Out of uniform, Gainesville police officers will blend in with plain clothes at shopping centers to monitor potential shoplifters and thieves.

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of using Craigslist to facilitate rape

A Gainesville man is accused of taking out a Craigslist ad in 2015 and communicating electronically with people to obtain the "date rape drug" to ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sheriff’s Office collecting coats for needy families

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is conducting its annual winter coat drive to help needy families.

December 09, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Monument dedicated to those answering public service ‘calling’

As the son of a deputy sheriff and the father of a firefighter, Steve Cronic recognized the "deep generational significance" of the public safety tribute ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some Gainesville, Hall elementary schools buck state trend as test scores go up

Some Hall County and Gainesville schools bucked a state trend of steep drops in elementary school performance on the state's College and Career Ready ...

December 09, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Vote on housing for women seeking to leave sex trafficking postponed

A decision on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking will not be decided until at least Jan. 26.

December 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

December 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an overturning tractor-trailer Thursday at Mincey Marble in West Hall, according to authorities.

December 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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