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Times awarded as best in state

The Times earned 24 awards, including a first-place in general excellence for the second straight year, among mid-sized daily newspapers in the annual Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

June 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Summer camp teaches athletic skills to disabled

When Jade Butterworth was growing up, she had to look to Atlanta to find a camp that would cater to a child with special needs.

June 19, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Student teacher prepares for deployment to Iraq

Tia Peters is nervous.

June 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Teens plead not guilty to murder

Two teenage gang members from Athens made their first court appearances Friday since being indicted on charges of beating a 68-year-old Gainesville man to death in a March home invasion.

June 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Suspect in brawl denied bond again

Saying she had concerns over community safety, a Hall County magistrate judge denied bond Friday for one of 11 people charged in last weekend's gang-related brawl that left one dead.

June 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Noise thrills crowd at monster truck show

At the Southern Monster Truck Showdown, it's all about the noise.

June 19, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Preacher pleads guilty to porn charges

A former Hall County school bus driver and self-proclaimed "Patriot Preacher" pleaded guilty Friday to federal child pornography charges.

June 19, 2010 | By Stephen Gurr and Melissa Weinman sgurr@gainevilletimes.com, mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Downtown bookstore offers jobs to disabled young adults

These books are ripe for the picking.

June 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Water basin group tries to reach consensus

Consensus requires conflict.

June 17, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch council adopts '11 budget

The Flowery Branch City Council unanimously adopted its fiscal year 2011 budget Thursday night with a 3 percent decrease.

June 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Da Vinci students compete nationally

Hear the tale of Genghis Khan.

June 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Habitat home will be first for area group

Within the next year, Bethany Berg will realize the joy of homeownership as she becomes the first Dawson County Habitat for Humanity recipient.

June 17, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Jail computer reads palms

The lines in the palm of a hand aren't just for fortune-telling.

June 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 men honored as role models

Gene Beckstein and Nathaniel Shelton started life at two very different points, but somehow ended up on the same path.

June 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Family honors 100-year-old matriarch with birthday party

Dozens gathered at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center on Wednesday night in Gainesville to honor the 100-year-old Dora Nowells, who has spent eight decades in ...

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for 2010 East Hall mobile home park murder

A man on the lam for six years pleaded guilty Wednesday to the 2010 murder of a man at an East Hall mobile home park.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged in 'erratic crime spree,' accused of brandishing gun, kidnapping baby

A Gainesville man is accused of threatening people with an AK-47 rifle and kidnapping a baby, police said.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital prepares for new labor unit with mock scenario

The brand-new, still-unopened labor and delivery unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton was busy with activity Wednesday.

August 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Three Hall schools top state, national ACT scores

Three of Hall County's schools scored above the 2016 state and national averages on the ACT this year.

August 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce seeking Most Fit Company nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its Most Fit Company Awards, which will be presented Oct. 5 at the HealthSmart Breakfast ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried

Whenever someone asks about plots in the City Cemetery, Oakwood City Clerk Tangee Puckett has to pull out a yellowed, torn and rumpled map.

August 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies self-defense immunity for man accused of shooting wife's alleged stalker

A Superior Court judge denied the self-defense immunity motion filed by a Buford man accused of shooting another man in his leg and jaw.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged in home invasion, assault

A Gainesville man is charged with entering an apartment and pointing a gun at four people, police said.

August 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Groups seek flexibility after changes in septic permitting

Harold Kilgore wants options. That was his message to the Hall County Board of Health on Tuesday.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legacy Link class seeks to help those with chronic conditions live well

The Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free six-week class for people living with a chronic condition and those who care for ...

August 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Former state Rep. Carl Rogers joins Lanier Tech

Former state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, is now the vice president of economic development at Lanier Technical College.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Black bear spotted in east Forsyth County

August 23, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble has asked the Hall County Board of Commissioners to delay its rezoning request until its Oct. 13 meeting - a move that has angered ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Connecting parents, schools focus of Gainesville superintendent's community chat

Bridging the gap in "getting from the hands of the child into the hands of the parents" with school information was the focus of the ...

August 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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