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Friendship Elementary to hold wellness night

Friendship Elementary School usually kicks off the school year with a curriculum night, but this year, things are a little different.

September 14, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Allergy and asthma clinic to use new pollen counter

If you are like many people in Northeast Georgia who suddenly get the sniffles every time the seasons change, you are likely experiencing an allergy.

September 14, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Public hearing tonight for Flowery Branch streetlight fee

Flowery Branch is looking at charging all property owners at least $11 per year on their property tax bills, starting this fall, to cover the costs of streetlights.

September 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fatal accident closes lanes on I-85 at I-985

A fatal accident on Interstate 85 at the I-985 split in Gwinnett County has shut down northbound lanes on Interstate 85 and traffic is being diverted to I-985 North.

September 14, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Missing camper found safe near park

A Florida woman was found safe Wednesday after she was reported missing Monday near Amicalola Falls State Park in northwestern Dawson County.

September 14, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Tax chief, commissioner spar over tag offices

Finger-pointing over long lines at the Hall County tag office is ruffling the feathers of a couple of elected officials.

September 13, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Residents air concerns on proposed transportation tax

FLOWERY BRANCH - Theresa Webb of Gainesville arrived Tuesday night at a public hearing not particularly supportive of the state's proposed 1 percent transportation tax.

September 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Academy embraces Smartville model

Matt Maynor had a vision when he took over as principal of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

September 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


NGCSU, Brenau, GSC make ‘Best Colleges’ list

Three area universities made the 2012 edition of Best Colleges, a peer ranking system put out by the U.S. News Media Group.

September 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lawrenceville woman cited after head-on collision

Georgia State Patrol has cited a woman injured in a head-on collision Monday night on Spout Springs Road.

September 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall store owner charged with commercial gambling

The owner of a Hall County convenience store has been charged with running a commercial gambling operation by issuing cash payouts to customers winning on video slot machines.

September 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Official says missing woman could be in forest

Authorities are searching for a 54-year-old woman reported missing late Monday night in the area of Amicalola Falls State Park.

September 13, 2011 | By Stephanie Griffin Times regional staff | Local


Winder soldier found dead in Afghanistan

A Winder soldier died after being found unresponsive in his room on Saturday, according to a news release from the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office.

September 13, 2011 | | Local


Flowery Branch lottery winner 'couldn't even talk'

Phillip Payne, 65, of Flowery Branch, was on his way to work when he stopped to get something to drink.

September 13, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Flowery Branch making more downtown improvements

More than three years after its last improvement project, Flowery Branch is again sprucing up downtown.

September 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Early support sparks success for Boys & Girls Clubs graduates

Five years from now, Dalila Gonon, a fifth-grader at Lyman Hall Elementary School wants to own a car and a smartphone.

April 30, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


School districts try to provide stability for displaced students

About 20 months ago, Amy, her husband and two children moved to Gainesville from South Georgia, looking for a fresh start. The company she worked ...

April 30, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


North Hall man sees ‘big picture’ around proposed landfill

Glenn Hamilton of North Hall would like residents "to look at the big picture" when considering his proposed inert landfill in Buford.

April 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Music festival offers edgy sounds by the water’s edge

Ten performers were in the lineup for Saturday's Sets at Sunset Music Festival, an all-day house, techno and trance festival held at the Lake ...

April 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ramble visitors peruse Gainesville’s historic homes

Historic Gainesville was awash with pedestrians on the sidewalks and lounging in the shade of Victorian homes Saturday as part of the Gainesville Ramble, an ...

April 29, 2017 | Katie Tiller | Local


Big birds and small peeps enjoy flavors, fun of Chicken Festival

If you love chicken, Gainesville is the place to be, particularly for Saturday's annual Spring Chicken Festival.

April 29, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cagle enters governor's race Sunday with ambitious economic plan

Casey Cagle is launching his campaign for governor with ambitious promises: A $100 million tax cut in his first 100 days and 500,000 jobs ...

April 29, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


UNG master plan includes proposals for housing, parking at Gainesville campus

On-campus student housing, two new parking decks and the conversion of a main campus road into a pedestrian walkway are among the needs identified for ...

April 29, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


King’s Hawaiian gets manufacturing award

Almost six years after investing more than $160 million to build a manufacturing facility in Oakwood, King's Hawaiian Bakery East is recognized as one ...

April 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Art in the Square taking a break in 2017

After a 14-year run, Art is the Square is taking a break - at least for 2017.

April 29, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County student selected for Furman scholarship

GREENVILLE, S.C.- A Johnson High School graduate is one of three Furman University students selected for the Hispanic Alliance-Furman University Fellowship for the 2017-18 ...

April 29, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Linwood Nature Preserve Ecology Center is dedicated

Linwood Nature Preserve Ecology Center opened Friday after years of planning and planting with birds chirping and the sun shining.

April 29, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Federal offices to issue more secure green cards, employment documents

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will start Monday issuing more secure green cards and employment authorization documents to prevent fraud.

April 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Suspect in Banks deputy shooting dead

ATLANTA - An FBI agent was shot and injured in Atlanta on Friday in an altercation with the suspect in the shooting of a Banks County ...

April 28, 2017 | Times Staff and Wire reports | Local


Enota School heritage celebration set for Sunday

Alumni and the community will come together to celebrate more than six decades of history Sunday afternoon during the Enota Heritage Celebration.

April 28, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


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