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Spring break campers learn about animals and plants

Noah Lenkeit, 7, carefully counted the icing squiggles on his sugar cookie. One, two, three - that's how old his tree, represented by icing rings on a cookie, would be.

April 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Survivors gather to mark anniversary of tornado of ’36

The memories shared carried a heavy weight, but Wednesday was not a day of sorrow.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Former bookkeeper sentenced for theft from employer

A Clarkesville Sunday school teacher went to jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing more than $350,000 from a Hall County business as the company's bookkeeper.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Officials hope tattoos help ID body

Tattoos are what investigators hope will lead them to identify the man whose badly decomposed body was found near New Holland Mill on Monday.

April 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Memorial, memories highlight tornado’s 75th anniversary

As the anniversary of Gainesville's darkest moment passed, a small group gathered in silent memorial.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Tattered books ready for facelift after repair day

The now tattered cookbook was a wedding gift, and on an inside page is a 45-year-old inscription.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Community to observe 75th anniversary of deadly tornado

Time stood still 75 years ago as a tornado ripped through Gainesville's downtown.

April 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Interviews with NGCSU president finalists conclude

The last finalist for the presidency of North Georgia College & State University visited Dahlonega Monday to interview with campus members and the selection committee.

April 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall County update disaster plans

Hall County and Gainesville emergency services and public safety officials are prepared for the next time a disaster rolls through the region.

April 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jackson County posts new manager job

Jackson County is searching for a new county manager to oversee planning for the area, which despite some growth has still been forced into budget cuts and layoffs.

April 05, 2011 | Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch to discuss '12 budget

Flowery Branch is gearing up for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.

April 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bridge at Clarks Bridge Park set for replacement

Replacement of an aging two-lane bridge over Lake Lanier at Clarks Bridge Park is on the horizon.

April 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Landscaping crew finds man's body near New Holland Mill

A man's body was found about 2 p.m. Monday near New Holland Mill property, said Col. Jeff Strickland with the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

April 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Roads agency moves 2040 plan ahead

An agency is moving ahead with a long-range transportation plan for Hall County, having submitted a draft to the Atlanta Regional Commission and setting up a third public hearing.

April 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcyclist collides with tanker, dies at scene

One man was killed in a Monday afternoon wreck on Mundy Mill Road, according to Oakwood Police Chief Randall Moon.

April 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Not-guilt verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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