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Race to the Top raises questions locally

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is reviewing the state's winning Race to the Top application, and she thinks the school district will be just fine.

August 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GBI looking into 3-year-old’s death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy found dead in his home Sunday morning.

August 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Art in the Square builds on its successes, readies for 7th year

On Monday afternoon, Art in the Square officials were busy painting a banner to advertise the upcoming seventh annual festival.

August 30, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville moves forward on pedestrian bridge

Gainesville is preparing to move forward on a pedestrian bridge spanning heavily traveled Jesse Jewell Parkway.

August 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


AAA: Labor Day weekend travel should include pet restraints

This weekend, a similar scene will play out across the country as folks gear up for Labor Day weekend road trips.

August 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ag race debate could focus on organic foods

Sustainable agriculture groups have seized on the opportunity of the first open agriculture commissioner seat in more than 40 years.

August 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Literacy program off to good start

Four weeks into the school year, 60 students are already becoming bilingual.

August 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Emergency preparedness training set

Most people may associate September with Labor Day, but for first responders, the month has extra significance.

August 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wine, music and dancing featured at Vineyard Fest

BRASELTON - What began as a community event to showcase Georgia wines 14 years ago has grown into the international Vineyard Fest at Château Élan.

August 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Western Jackson County may get own Relay event

BRASELTON - The possibility that residents in western Jackson County will have a Relay for Life event of their own next year is looking like a done deal.

August 29, 2010 | KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood plans revival for roads

Oakwood is about to embark on a $200,000 effort to pave short sections of several city roads.

August 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students use the web, photos to map Gainesville of old

Gainesville State College students are getting their hands on history that occurred here in Gainesville.

August 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall gets a boost to recycling with grant

Hall County is going green with two new environmental initiatives.

August 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Information lacking in 2006 slaying

More than four years ago, Raul Rodriguez got in a fight, and it ended in his death.

August 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville gets started on Midtown greenway

After more than six years of waiting, there is finally visible progress on a greenway in Gainesville's Midtown.

August 29, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Farm Tour visitors get in touch with region’s roots

Some of North Georgia's typically quiet, peaceful farms were buzzing Saturday with visitors eager to learn about the businesses and purchase their products.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Times earns 8 awards at AP banquet, including 2 firsts

The Times earned eight awards Saturday at The Associated Press Media Editors' annual banquet in Atlanta.

June 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County faces appeal in lawsuit over sidewalk bonds

Hall County is facing further court action in a dispute over bonds that were issued to pay for sidewalks in three subdivisions.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dawson County officers dispute claims in citizen journalist’s lawsuit

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office officials named in a federal lawsuit in May by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries ...

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Report shows Gainesville police boosting number of Hispanic officers on force

The Gainesville Police Department accreditation report shows the agency with its "highest level of minority employees."

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Details of Gainesville school board’s Enota discussion not yet released

The controversy over a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has extended to minutes of two Gainesville school board meetings.

June 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Suspect shot, killed after confrontation with state troopers in Gainesville

A suspect was shot and killed after a confrontation with Georgia State Patrol troopers Saturday night in Gainesville that resulted in injuries to three officers.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Brexit vote: How will it affect us here?

The shock waves of British voters' decision to leave the European Union began almost immediately after the polling booths closed Thursday night. The British pound ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


South Hall County residents petition to stop plans for exit 14

The Georgia Department of Transportation's plans to build an interchange connecting Martin Road on the east side of Interstate 985 to H.F. Reed ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man dies after motorcycle wreck

A Flowery Branch man died recently after suffering serious injuries when his motorcycle struck a retaining wall in Flowery Branch, according to Georgia State Patrol.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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