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Educator's passion for teaching wins him a fellowship

HOSCHTON - Sergio Parra's love for teaching is evident from the moment he sets foot in his classroom and begins the day's lesson.

October 04, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Church burglar gets 5 years in prison

Jeremy Nathan Brantley showed up at places of worship asking for a helping hand, then returned when no one was around to burglarize them.

October 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gardeners flock to fall expo

Sunflower, magnolia and snapdragon fans united Friday at the sixth annual Fall Garden Expo at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

October 03, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

RING links willing workers with jobs

At age 17, Kenny Buffington took a turn for the worse in a car accident that claimed his eyesight and short-term memory. He was left legally blind when he emerged from a four-month-long coma.

October 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Private jail gets first detainees

The North Georgia Detention Center has boarded its first residents.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

2 men are charged in Gainesville burglaries

Gainesville Police have arrested two men they say are responsible for a recent string of burglaries in the Ridgewood Avenue area of the city.

October 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Supporters: Drug court does work

A national organization's critical report on drug courts has supporters defending a system they say has reduced repeat offenses and improved lives by making substance abuse treatment a part of the judicial process.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Friends of Hall library hold annual used book sale today

The Friends of the Hall County Library System is taking over the first floor of the Gainesville Library this weekend to sell hundreds of used books for as little as a dime apiece.

October 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Motorcycle run, car show to aid nonprofit

Plenty of gleaming chrome and tricked-out rides should be on display today in the second annual Ride for Recovery.

October 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

A civics lesson from the mayor

Fifth-graders at Gainesville Exploration Academy got a lesson in civic duty straight from Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras.

October 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Five suspects of drug ring jailed, police say


October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Police make headway in burglary investigations

Gainesville Police Chief Frank Hooper will hold a news conference this morning to release information about a recent string of burglaries in the city.

October 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Bargain bounty: Junior League to open 44th annual fall sale

Gail Hall on Thursday knew exactly what she wanted when she walked into the Georgia Mountains Center: a bargain.

October 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Tax company wins appeal

A Gainesville tax preparation company is free to do business with former customers of H&R Block after the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed a Hall County judge's decision in a trade secrets dispute.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Jury acquits man in 2006 shooting

Carlos Moz never denied he shot a man in the head, but he claimed it was to defend himself and his brother.

October 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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You Heard it here: Gainesville High (and Times) alum gets Emmy

It's not unusual for alums of The Times to go on to award-winning careers, but we can't recall one ever winning an Emmy ...

October 10, 2015 | | Local

Hurry to get some cheap reads while you can

The sixth annual Giant Book Sale continues today and Sunday at the old Regions Bank building, 111 Green St. The sale hours are 10 a ...

October 10, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Coroner: Crash caused woman’s death

The death of a Gainesville motorist last week was declared an accident, according to Hall County Coroner Marion Merck's office.

October 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

2 longtime residents seek Oakwood council post

Both a political newcomer and a current planning commissioner will soon vie for the Post 2 spot on the Oakwood city council, which was recently ...

October 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

'Courage, skill and joy' - Special Olympics gets underway

Hundreds of athletes from across Georgia donned bright T-shirts and cheerful smiles, laughing, dancing and singing as they filled the stands in Gainesville Middle School.

October 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Oliver North headlines Boys & Girls Clubs’ Gala

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County have a well-known military figure, author and television host headlining their sold-out Futures for Kids Gala on Tuesday ...

October 10, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Drones sacked at Forsyth County youth football games

October 09, 2015 | Times Regional Staff | Local

Rabies case confirmed in North Hall County

A raccoon caputured in North Hall County has tested positive for rabies, making eight Hall County cases for 2015.

October 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Tax bills in the mail for Gainesville residents

More than 12,000 tax bills for Gainesville property owners have been mailed and payments are due Dec. 7.

October 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Hall County names new finance director

Hall County announced the hiring of the new financial services director Friday.

October 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Oakwood car show postponed until Oct. 17

The Secret Santa Car Show in Oakwood originally set for Saturday has been postponed until the following weekend, Oct. 17.

October 09, 2015 | | Local

GOP candidate Carson set to speak Sunday at Free Chapel

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's planned appearance at a Gainesville church Sunday is stirring the area's GOP base.

October 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Bruner poised for bigger role on council

Gainesville Councilwoman Ruth Bruner has seen a number of changes in her 12 years representing Ward 5.

October 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Area students battle in fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

Five of the nicest, hand-built playhouses will soon be up for raffle, thanks to the hard work of some local high school students.

October 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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