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Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


World Cup games kick up some local interest

Across the globe, millions are watching as the World Cup continues this week. And though some in the community might not realize it, Gainesville is watching, too.

June 13, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Stephen Gurr mensley@gainesvilletimes.com, sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawson County academy puts kids on the right side of the law

DAWSONVILLE - With a father who is a sheriff's officer, Taylor Swafford knows a thing or two about law enforcement.

June 13, 2010 | | Local


23-year-old dead after morning brawl

A 23-year-old man is dead after a fight at a Gainesville apartment complex, police say.

June 13, 2010 | | Local


Consider ‘greener’ watering methods

Even though most outdoor watering restrictions have been lifted, experts say residents shouldn't turn a blind eye to conservation.

June 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arbor is a tribute to a community servant

A former city manager and Air Force major will be honored Tuesday evening at Gardens on Green as friends gather for a memorial ceremony.

June 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


History center explores area’s roots with melodies

History lessons are hardly ever taught on the dance floor.

June 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Funding legacy celebrated by local foundation

Twenty-five years and $35 million dollars later, the North Georgia Community Foundation is going strong with a vision for the future.

June 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teachers endure lost class time with frustration, resolve

Teachers in Gainesville City and Hall County schools have been hit with furlough days for next year, but they just keep going.

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Furloughs take toll on schools

Define furloughs in local schools:

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


I-985 lane closed Tuesday, Wednesday for repairs

Repair work to a bridge will close the left southbound lane of Interstate 985 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, if weather permits.

June 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Butterfly release at Laurel Park benefits nursing home

"The butterfly release is a legend," said Sabrina Souders, one of the event coordinators of the Butterflies by the Lake festival. "You make a wish, and you release the butterfly, and your wish goes to the heavens."

June 12, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


New police unit targets key areas

Starting Monday, Gainesville police will pick up the PACE of community policing.

June 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


A starlight night for family fun, fireworks

Melanie Valencia was eager to find her classmates Friday night as she watched her dad and younger sister toss a Frisbee at the Gainesville State College Alumni Starlight Concert and Fireworks Show.

June 11, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


For Gainesville High alumni, ‘tradition never graduates’

It's time to come back home.

June 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Witnesses detail man's final hours before drug death in murder trial

A Flowery Branch man's desire to try LSD ended in his 2013 death, according to testimony Monday.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall junior organizes clothing drives to benefit homeless

At first glance, Claire Kelley is a normal teenager. She is a junior at North Hall High School, she works as a lifeguard at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Slideshow: Gainesville Rotary names Man of the Year, Woman of the Year

The Rotary Club of Gainesville named Deborah Mack its Woman of the Year and Garland Reynolds its Man of the Year on Monday night.

February 09, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985 lanes closing Tuesday, Wednesday for message sign replacement

Interstate 985 lanes will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday so that the Georgia Department of Transportation can replace message signs.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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