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Gainesville State students to compete on world stage

Students from Gainesville State College who have "a head for business and a heart for the world" will be one of five U.S. Students in Free Enterprise teams traveling to Berlin in October for the 2009 SIFE Capital Markets Summit.

June 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Four churches pitching in on Habitat home

Volunteers from four area churches gathered once again at the 35th Habitat for Humanity of Hall County building site to celebrate the ground breaking of a home for a Gainesville mother of three.

June 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson Public Library manager loves helping others find favorite books

If you're looking for a good book to read, Amy Carlan should probably be one of the first people that you give a call for suggestions.

June 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local company creates water-efficient garden at Georgia Governor’s Mansion

The Georgia Governor's Mansion's landscape has a new, water-efficient front garden designed by The Fockele Garden Co.

June 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


That big tractor in Lula? Yep, it's made of foam

No, Jim Reid isn't getting into selling or repairing tractors.

June 14, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Melanoma puts man on mission to raise money, awareness

A life-altering experience one year ago put Neil Gaines on a mission.

June 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in East Hall

A fire thought to be started by unattended candles destroyed a mobile home Sunday morning in East Hall, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

June 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Toddler dies a day after being found in pool

A toddler found unconscious Saturday in a swimming pool died Sunday of brain injuries.

June 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County's new fiber cable to improve law, emergency communications

As an ambulance rushes patients to the hospital, workers onboard check vital signs and often administer aid before even getting to the emergency room.

June 13, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


2 legion posts hold barbecue as first step toward merger

BUFORD - Members of two American Legion posts, Eugene Brown Post 521 and Post 534, gathered with their families Saturday for fellowship and barbecue at their Merger BBQ Picnic at the American Legion Post 127 pavilion.

June 13, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Mourners say farewell to Maj. Kevin Jenrette

LULA - Lula paid its solemn respects to a fallen soldier Saturday, as hundreds came to a small country church to honor Maj. Kevin Jenrette for his ultimate sacrifice.

June 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


School boards meeting in Savannah talk about budget woes, policy

Area school board members may be attending an education conference, but the main topics for discussion revolve around taxes, revenue and budgets.

June 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County to start pre-K Spanish, Chinese programs

Four-year-olds will be able to learn Spanish and Mandarin Chinese at Hall County elementary schools this fall.

June 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flag Day is Old Glory's time to shine

Today is Flag Day, a holiday that doesn't exactly have people lining up for parades and firing up the grill like other summer holidays, but it celebrates one of our oldest national symbols.

June 13, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Island warfare brewing between Hall, Gainesville

For the second time this year, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is objecting to a possible annexation by Gainesville.

June 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Peppers Market shooting new trial motion continued again

A Gainesville man convicted by a jury of fatally shooting another man at Peppers Market in Gainesville in June 2013 had his motion for new ...

September 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamilton State Bank completes acquisition of Highland

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. and Hamilton State Bank have completed their acquisition of Highland Commercial Bank that was announced on May 15.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local residents, vets reflect on Greatest Generation

Today, we think of the generation that fought World War II as the Greatest Generation. In retrospect, some would say it's easy to see ...

September 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local education leaders respond to governor promising $50 million for pre-K

Local educators say another $50 million toward Georgia's children is mostly a good thing.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Polling site change unnerves minority voters

The Hall County Board of Elections approved several voting precinct consolidations and polling location changes Tuesday, but objections from Latino and African-American political organizers could ...

September 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school cosmetology program launches student futures in industry

A mason jar full of fresh lavender sits near neatly stacked bags of handmade potpourri on the check-in counter at Reflections Salon and Spa.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Immigrants with disputed status sue for Georgia driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - A group of immigrants whose legal residency is disputed sued Georgia's state government Monday for refusing to issue them driver's licenses.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


More candidates enter 2015 fall elections

Tuesday wasn't as busy as Monday, but it still saw multiple candidates officially putting their name in the mix for 2015 city council elections ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegations involving Gainesville artist

Gainesville artist Benn Zaricor said Tuesday that Tokyo Olympic organizers should be proud they scrapped a logo for the 2020 Games following plagiarism allegations involving ...

September 01, 2015 | From Times, wire reports | Local


State giving out books to young students

Many children don't have access to books at home, but every Georgia pre-kindergarten and kindergarten student will receive their own book to take home ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau to mark opening of North Florida location

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Fla., today in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boswell ‘a shining example’ of Greatest Generation

Cecil Boswell never misses the chance to march in Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade.

August 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets life sentence for Forsyth boy’s beating death

August 31, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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