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Georgia named finalist for 'Race to the Top' grant

Georgia is yet again in the final race for a share of $3.4 billion for education, and local officials are waiting for final results.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood Road closed as part of road project

Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street in Oakwood, was closed this morning for up to 90 days as part of work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools aiming to control rowdy sports fans

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Sheriff's officials search for burglary suspect

Hall County Sheriff's officials are searching for a suspect in a July 16 burglary involving laptops, a firearm and jewelry valued at $1,000.

A woman was caught on a residential surveillance video entering a home in the Union Church Road area of Flowery Branch, said Col. Jeff Strickland of the sheriff's office.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lakeview Academy takes lead in teaching technology in classroom

Technology in the classroom is inevitable, Lakeview Academy teachers are learning.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth woman accused of starving horses

CUMMING - A 37-year-old woman faces several charges after authorities found stolen property and starving horses on a farm in northern Forsyth County.

July 27, 2010 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Video may reveal suspected robber

Investigators believe they have video footage of a suspected shooter in a Cornelia robbery.

July 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall Schools aims to control rowdy sports fans

Fans at Hall County Schools athletic events soon will be asked to leave raucous attitudes at the door.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Zebra, donkey hybrid born in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA - In all his years running the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, C.W. Wathen has never seen it happen. But five days ago, a zedonk was born.

July 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State transportation tax is hot topic as cities meet

BRASELTON - A pair of Oakwood officials criticized the state's new plan for a penny sales tax for transportation at a Monday night meeting of Hall County's municipal leaders.

July 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Study says Georgia has shortchanged Hall County

Hall County, its cities and school boards met Monday at the Georgia Mountains Center to ask their legislative delegation for help making changes at the state level to bring home more sales tax dollars.

July 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fire displaces apartment building residents

No injuries resulted from a fire that evacuated one apartment building and displaced residents of three apartment units Monday evening.

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said three city stations responded to a fire at Glenn Cove Apartments on Norton Drive. The call came in about 5:40 p.m. Canada said the fire had been contained after about 14 minutes.

July 26, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood Road closing Tuesday for three months

Work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood has gotten to the point where Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street, is set to close Tuesday for three months.

July 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teens get job training through coalition for burned churches

Gainesville High School student Danika Wright has never had a job, so learning the ins and outs of the working world this summer has been a real wake-up call.

July 26, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Voters split over purchase of Lanier Golf Course

Forsyth County commissioners looking for a clear answer on what to do with the Lanier Golf Course received little guidance Tuesday from local Democrats.

July 26, 2010 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


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Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Old, new issues raised at Enota school forum

The garden at Enota, of course, was discussed and questioned at the forum held at the school Thursday night.

September 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Old Reunion entrance now could be part of 800-home active adult community

For years, it served as the main entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall.

September 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Johnson band members on same page

Listen to D.I. Brunson, band director at Johnson High School, and a number of his students, and much the same thread is heard - it ...

September 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Annual Glory Hope & Life tailgate party benefits cancer patients

A tailgate party Thursday celebrating Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves also benefited cancer patients in North Georgia.

September 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GSP: Woman said she fell asleep before 4-car Browns Bridge Road wreck

Browns Bridge Road was briefly shut down in both directions in West Hall County due to a four-vehicle wreck near Mincey Marble on Thursday afternoon.

September 22, 2016 | | Local


Local activist encouraged by Obama’s steps to address prescription, heroin epidemic

The Obama administration has instructed federal agencies to begin taking a number of actions this week to address the national prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic.

September 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Slideshow: Students sign beams for new building at Centennial Arts Academy

Students gathered to sign beams for the two-story Centennial Arts Academy addition on Thursday morning.

September 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in Hall

The metro Gainesville area's unemployment rate in August dipped to 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.5 percent in ...

September 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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