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Technology lets schools teach Chinese in many classrooms

Teacher Meishan Spradlin usually begins her Mandarin Chinese class with a warm-up, with phrases such as "My name is" and "I am 13."

September 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville golfers may foot bill for new carts

Golfers at Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course may soon be riding in newer golf carts soon, but they'll have to pay for it.

September 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Donate a bowl, help the hungry

What should be as simple as going to the refrigerator and picking something out can be a bit more complex for some.

September 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville to discuss new rules for adult businesses

The Gainesville City Council will have its first public reading of a new adult entertainment ordinance Tuesday, and workers from the city's only such business, The Top of Gainesville, plan to be there.

September 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Greetings from the ‘other’ Lake Lanier

TRYON, N.C. - Hogback Mountain rises in the distance. Sounds from nature fill the air, occasionally broken by the sound of a car passing by on the curvy Lakeshore Drive.

September 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools make plans to spend federal funds

There are changes ahead for Hall County Schools and Gainesville City Schools as $400 million in Race to the Top funding is forecasted to enter school districts this fall.

September 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Lakegoers enjoy last summer fling on Lanier

Summer in Hall County means barbecue, time at the park and fun on Lake Lanier.

September 04, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Wrecks on Ga. 53 leave 7 people hurt, one seriously

Two vehicle accidents have temporarily closed Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway as emergency workers transport six victims to hospitals, while another person has been airlifted with severe injuries.

September 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Charter academy infuses art into daily lessons

Susan Nation has seen firsthand the benefits of arts for local young people.

September 03, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Watch local high school football games at home

TV channels are swamped with college and professional football games during the fall months.

September 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Police prepare for move into new public safety building

Gainesville's new public safety building is almost ready to open, and workers are wrapping up the final move-in steps.

September 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students find motivation in the new JROTC program in Dawson

As Sgt. Steve Pamplin watched high school students arrive for class last week, he said he noticed something remarkable.

September 03, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Banks County Library now closed on Fridays

Banks County Library will begin closing its doors on Fridays.

September 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Event provides diabetes resources

If you are living with diabetes, or know someone who is, you may want to attend Diabetes 101 next week.

September 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant allows organizations to team up, educate first-time parents

Three community organizations are joining forces to help newborns in Hall County thanks to a $274,000 grant from the Governor's Office for Children and Families.

September 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Horse struck by 4 vehicles, killed on Athens Highway

Four different vehicles struck and killed a horse Tuesday morning on Athens Highway, according to officials.

February 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Braselton Dairy Queen opens with a busy first day, 70 employees

Seventy local people are now on the payroll at Dairy Queen in Braselton, which celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, 21 weeks from ...

February 13, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


You Heard It Here: Sporting hat with style to honor Rotary honoree

Here is an item we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

February 13, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville schools bee winners cast a magic spell

Cody Brewer is the reigning Gainesville City Schools spelling champion.

February 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities seize $566K in drugs, arrest Gainesville man

A Gainesville man faces drug charges in connection to an estimated $566,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana, plus weapons, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall’s new correctional institution opens with vow for a 'second chance'

Sitting in the shadow of its predecessor, the Hall County Correctional Institution opened its doors Friday as Warden Walt Davis praised the county for its ...

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County authorities looking for 2 escaped female inmates

Two women in the Hall County Jail's work release program never returned from a Monday night Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meeting, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Man says he was robbed while playing basketball

A 20-year-old man is accused of taking another man's phone and wallet out of his jacket while the victim was playing basketball last month.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


South Hall fire began around chimney

A fire at a doublewide mobile home in South Hall Thursday began around the chimney and was accidental, according to Hall County Fire Services.

February 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 lane closures set for Saturday

Traffic was backed up nearly three miles in the north lanes of Interstate 985 Friday as the Georgia Department of Transportation replaced message boards.

February 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Bill aims to boost music industry in Georgia

Tourism officials banking on this year's marketing theme celebrating local music might get a boost if state lawmakers OK a bill aimed at strengthening ...

February 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville resident taking Rottweiler to compete in New York dog show

Nikki is young - not yet 2 years old - but she might just be a winner.

February 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man allegedly ran over victim twice with van

A Gainesville man allegedly ran over another man twice with a van, according to authorities.

February 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau aims to better connect off-site students by using robots

Brenau University students will soon be able to "be in the classroom" even from remote locations thanks to robots the school will be using.

February 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a variety ...

February 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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