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Cities allow chickens in backyards

Residents in two Barrow County cities are asking for chickens in their backyard, but Gainesville officials don't see any change in their pet ordinance any time soon.

March 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forest Service seeks comments on trails

As part of an overall effort to improve trail quality, the U.S. Forest Service will hold a public meeting Tuesday to seek comment on management of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

March 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Challenged Child puts on its 'most successful race'

More than 1,300 runners and walkers from across North Georgia ran a race Sunday at Riverside Military Academy to raise money for a local nonprofit organization.

March 06, 2011 | Branden Lefty | Local


Gainesville schools to discuss new systems to track student progress

There was a time when educators would look to progress reports or semester grades to gain insight into a student's abilities.

March 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall commissioners planning for biannual property tax bills

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to discuss the way the new biannual tax bills will look at today's work session.

March 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More rain could batter the area this week

Drenching rains this weekend benefited Lake Lanier and may have otherwise improved drought conditions.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing is Tuesday on 2040 roads plan

It may be hard to picture Interstate 985 as six lanes or South Enota Drive as a four-lane road.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Military families coping with deployment stress

CLEVELAND - The military life already was in Matt Harkins' bloodstream.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


SPLOST or no, schools have to pay either way

Hall County voters soon will check "yes" or "no" on a sales tax for education. Whether it passes or not, school leaders say they will need money for critical renovation work and to pay bond debt.

March 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County's new attorneys are costing more

If there is one thing Hall County has learned, it's that lawyers don't come cheap.

March 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Home expo is ideal venue for do-it-yourselfers

Skip and Lisa Schiendler left their Forsyth County home with a shopping list in mind.

March 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Fair Street residents seek to rezone 300 tracts

Standing in front of St. John Baptist Church on the corner of E.E. Butler Parkway and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Emory Turner can see homes, a Burger King and the Cargill plant on his left.

March 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Phony check is main lure in realty scam

The deal sounds like a real estate agent's dream. An international oil man e-mails his interest in a Lake Lanier property listed around $800,000. He offers to buy the house, sight unseen, then asks for instructions on sending an earnest check for $640,000 to place the home under contract.

March 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gas price hikes may set back economy

Bryce Elliot's quick hit of financial news in the morning has become a sobering part of his day. As analysts dissect turmoil taking place half a world away, Elliot watches and speculates what it's going to mean for the bottom line at his Gainesville business.

March 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Army Reserve unit gets homecoming welcome

You could say it through a speech or a proclamation. You could say it through song.

March 05, 2011 | Lauren Blais | 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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