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Private colleges see enrollment numbers drop

As many public colleges and universities anticipate an autumn with record high enrollment, local private institutions are keeping an eye on their enrollment figures, which are running slightly behind last year's.

July 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A lesson in confidence

For a few days each summer, the Gainesville Jaycees hope to make a positive difference in the lives of boys in Hall County.

July 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Judge's ruling on Lake Lanier spares Gainesville, Buford

Saying the use of Lake Sidney Lanier has strayed too far from its original stated purpose, a federal judge has given the city of Atlanta three years to win congressional approval to continue withdrawing drinking water from the lake.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


C.C. Cloud Youth Center offers youngsters more than just a daytime hangout

It's an unlikely location for a youth-focused community center - tucked away behind a gas station, in the middle of an industrial area and adjacent to an auto-repair shop.

July 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Old Flowery Branch home gets new look, with plans set for a temp agency office

FLOWERY BRANCH - For more than a century, the two-story home on Atlanta Highway at East Main Street had served as a boardinghouse and family home.

July 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


El Niño’s effect may be minimal

El Niño may be back this fall, but climatologists aren't yet predicting big weather changes.

July 17, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Work to close one northbound lane of I-985 next week

One northbound lane of Interstate 985 in Oakwood will be closed three days next week while state Department of Transportation crews work.

The left, or inside, lane will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday while crews build the road's shoulder, replace guardrails and pave the slopes in the median.

July 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Moonwalk Memories | GENE CORDELL: Worked on satellites used to map the moon

Gene Cordell has a lifetime of fascinating stories to tell, but his face really lights up when he talks about the U.S. space program and his role in it.

July 17, 2009 | By Edie Rogers The Times | Local


Moonwalk memories | PAUL W. SCHMID: In the firing room for every manned flight from 1961 to 1997

It was a pivotal moment in world history, a time when imaginations were stirred and our full attention was given to three men shooting toward the moon.

July 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recyclers locked in at closing time

Cars of at least four people who dropped by the county recycling center just before closing time Wednesday were locked in for nearly an hour by a county employee who left for the day.

July 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal stands firm against health care overhaul

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville opposes proposed legislation to reform America's current health care system.

July 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


John Burl Hulsey, businessman and veteran dies at 91

John Burl Hulsey, a prominent Gainesville businessman and decorated veteran of World War II, died Thursday following an extended illness. He was 91.

July 16, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For The Times | Local


Gainesville sewer work will shut down road next week

Mabry Road will be closed next week to traffic between 3509 Mabry Road and Old Flowery Branch Road in Gainesville from Tuesday to Friday, July 24, in order to complete sewer improvements in the area.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Man’s body found in wooded area in Gwinnett

The Gwinnett County Police Department is seeking help in identifying an adult male whose body was found in a wooded area Wednesday night in Buford.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia lawmakers to be furloughed

Some of Georgia's state lawmakers are joining the ranks of business and local government workers being furloughed due to budget shortages.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Effect of recession lingers for local charities

When the recession set in, social service charities were hit with a double dose of trouble: Demand for services increased dramatically while donations plummeted.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man’s 2013 death yields few clues, no suspects

Texts went unanswered and hundreds of phone calls went to voicemail.

December 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau waits on state’s OK for nursing program

Although Brenau University now boasts three doctoral programs, including a doctorate of nursing practice, the nursing program's state approval is "conditional."

December 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mom overcomes a past of drugs, abuse with agency’s aid

December 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat’s Home for a Hero dedicates house to veteran, mother of 3

Charmaine Smith stood in the driveway of her newly constructed home in Flowery Branch and felt "very overwhelmed."

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Shop with a Cop helps youngsters fill Christmas stockings

It's not every day a fully uniformed, gun-toting officer of the law wanders through the kid's section of a department store, pushing a cart full of "Frozen" toys and taking orders from a 5-year-old in pink sequined boots.

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Authorities ID Gainesville man killed by train in Oakwood

Hall County Sheriff's Office authorities have identified the victim of Friday's train collision in Oakwood as Shon Morrison of Gainesville.

December 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


3 treated after ammonia leak at poultry plant in Gainesville

Three people were treated for exposure to ammonia on Friday afternoon after a leak at Koch Foods on Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in Habersham County wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery

A man from Habersham County has rounded up a $1 million prize from the Georgia Lottery just in time for the holidays. Tommy Bell of Demorest won his prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gray, drizzly weekend ahead for holiday shopping

Those of you hitting the stores for last-minute Christmas gifts or getting in a little caroling will need to brace for a soggy weekend.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


There’s still time: Christmas shipping hasn’t sailed yet

With Christmas just a few days away, the scramble for last-minute gifts is matched only by the rush to ship them.

December 19, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hall County teacher builds student a prosthetic hand

A boy bends his wrist and watches his blue metal fingers curl.

December 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Narcotics squad searches turn up $145K in meth

Some $144,800 in methamphetamine was found between two Hall County locations following searches by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

December 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Middle schoolers make ornaments for kids

Thursday morning members of Gainesville Middle School's Tome Society student literary group visited Challenged Child & Friends in Gainesville. Challenged Child and Friends offers a tailored and integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities learn and grow in a full inclusion program with children who have typical development. The middle-school students also brought books for the students, along with snowman ornaments.

December 19, 2014 | | Local


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