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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




Bryant tapped for state school superintendent

State Board of Education member Brad Bryant stepped up as the interim state school superintendent Wednesday, but he has a long race before he secures the position permanently in November.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Depending on your age, the summer heat may not feel so sweltering

If he didn't have air conditioning, 7-year-old Noah Deal would go swimming every day.

June 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Man hurt in gang fight denied bond

The last of 11 suspects in a gang-related fight that left one man dead earlier this week made his initial court appearance Wednesday and was denied bond.

June 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Accused child biter now suspected of stalking family

A Forsyth County man facing charges of biting two young girls has been arrested again, this time on an aggravated stalking charge.

June 16, 2010 | Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Students to be assessed on fitness

Georgia students have seen increased rigor in testing standards for all classes in the past few years, and now another subject joins the list - physical education.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Teaching certificate program gains interest

Although hiring freezes and budget cuts paint an unfavorable future for education majors in college, an alternate teaching certificate program just keeps growing.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Friends keep man’s legacy alive with June concert

After the death of local Realtor Mitch Farmer, friends, co-workers and family are coming together to continue the June Jam benefit concert he began four years ago.

June 16, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Hall offers transportation at no cost for Dump the Pump Day

If you are looking for a ride from point A to point B, today is your lucky day.

June 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School officials applaud choice as interim state superintendent

Gov. Sonny Perdue named an interim school superintendent today to replace Kathy Cox, and local school officials are happy with the choice.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rabid skunk confirmed in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Lakeview Street area of North Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

June 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Buford man arrested on drug, weapons charges

A Hall County man was arrested Tuesday after law enforcement officers seized $34,000 worth of marijuana and a weapon at his home.

Jacob Bruce Rau, 54, of Lee Road in Buford was charged with both manufacturing and possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

June 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Not-guilt verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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


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