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Recalling sit-ins for justice, 50 years ago

Fifty years ago, four students from North Carolina Agricultural and State University entered a Woolworth's store and approached the lunch counter.

January 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Students meet for a purpose

JEFFERSON - Although they have fun getting together with their friends, members of the Jefferson Academy Mighty Dragons club know that they are meeting for a greater purpose than socializing.

January 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Sky’s the limit for library database

Hall County Library Director Adrian Mixson said the system holds one of the best kept secrets around.

January 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Martin Luther King tribute helps kids identify with the past

Youngsters were ready to dance, speak and even mime in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School in Gainesville.

January 17, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Colleges survey Forsyth Co. residents for insight on higher education

Is there a college campus in Forsyth County's future?

January 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

East Hall woman dies in car crash

An East Hall woman died Sunday in a vehicle crash on Oconee Circle off Old Cornelia Highway.

January 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Hall firefighters battle overnight blazes in South Hall

A late Saturday fire that destroyed a South Hall mobile home appears to have been accidental.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

When giving to help Haiti, be sure to check your charity of choice

As an outpouring of sympathy for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti turns to a flood of donations to charities and outreach organizations, the North Georgia Community Foundation has pledged to research those agencies for local residents who want to help.

January 17, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

House fires shed light on overcrowding issues

When Hall County firefighters showed up to a predawn house fire at a single-story brick and wood frame home in the Chicopee Village earlier this month, they expected a family of four or five people at most would be living there.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

What happens when a student has no place like home?

In the still of the night, Anthony Davis often finds himself staring at the ceiling of his family's temporary apartment at the Salvation Army in Gainesville.

January 16, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Town council makes plans to ease traffic at Duncan Corners

The Braselton Town Council has begun plans to turn a closed portion of Friendship Road into a private road with the hopes of easing congestion at a five-way intersection.

January 16, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local

Smithgall Woods hosts beekeeping course

Bees come in different shapes and sizes. They also come in honey and bumble.

January 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Study shows fragile tree coverage in Jefferson

The results are in, and although Jefferson's tree canopy is greater than that of many other cities, that could change with the removal of just one tree.

January 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall County wants a cut of lake home rentals

Hall County officials are discussing changing the law to allow short-term rentals for homes on Lake Lanier, something Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson said will be a "game changer" for tourism in Hall County.

January 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Three convicted in Hall County drug cases

A Buford man was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week after being convicted of multiple drug and traffic offenses.

January 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Authorities: 5 area men allegedly offered money for sex with teen

Five Northeast Georgia men are accused of arranging to meet a 14-year-old for sex in Gainesville, according to authorities.

October 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Kubota’s Gainesville plant has produced 1 million tractors, mowers and parts

One million units.

October 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Oakwood OKs townhomes across from Johnson High

Another housing development halted when the recession struck is coming back to life after the Oakwood City Council on Monday approved of rezoning 12.76 ...

October 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Co-defendants: Margarita Leanos unaware of robbery plan

Co-defendants for a Gainesville woman claimed she had no knowledge of the plan to rob a taxi driver before the man's death, according to ...

October 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Students can be eligible for scholarships by hosting blood drives

This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting ...

October 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch candidates concerned with growth issues

Flowery Branch's key issues, including future sewer allocations and stormwater management, tie directly to growth, Post 2's two City Council candidates said.

October 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Large venue space could open in South Hall by March

A 40,000-square-foot event center could open by March in South Hall, offering a 550-seat auditorium and performance theater, banquet rooms and conference space.

October 12, 2015 | LeAnne Akin | Local

Drones sacked at Forsyth County youth football games

October 11, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Gainesville school board candidates focused on business principles, education

When asked what they want for Gainesville City Schools, Sammy Smith and Mike Mauldin have similar answers.

October 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Smart snacks, recess a winning combination for Hall schools

Hall County Schools are focusing on the health of their students, and the nation is taking notice.

October 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Judges will consider whether to allow immigrants to pay in-state tuition

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this week in a case over whether certain immigrants can receive in-state tuition at Georgia's public ...

October 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Ben Carson talks about ‘political correctness’ to church crowd

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, speaking Sunday to a Gainesville crowd, touted "true compassion" for the poor and blasted the Supreme Court's same-sex ...

October 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Newsmakers in business, Oct. 11

Sanders joins Longstreet Clinic's Oakwood office

October 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Guilty verdict a relief to slain taxi driver’s colleagues

With a life prison sentence for a Gainesville woman Thursday, Erbey Rebollar said he hopes the message is clear.

October 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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