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Councilman learns what it takes to be a firefighter

George Wangemann knows what it takes to be a firefighter.

October 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


North Georgia instructor photographs Haitian life

On a trip to Haiti in September, Jim Loring met a woman named Guerda, who was in Port-au-Prince when January's devastating earthquake flattened much of the city.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Unchained Tour encourages residents to support community

The outdoor amphitheater at the Northeast Georgia History Center provided just the intimate setting that the performers with the Unchained Tour were looking for.

October 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Perdue celebrates company’s opening in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - Gov. Sonny Perdue joined with Jackson County officials Monday to mark the opening of Systemax's new TigerDirect retail store, which is expected to create 400 jobs in the Jefferson area over the next five years.

October 19, 2010 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Joint planning money falls through

Flowery Branch, Oakwood, Braselton and Buford have lost out on a federal grant that could have provided as much as $1 million to pay for a joint planning effort.

October 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wauka Mountain teaches kids in different ways

All schools aim to create smart kids, but one Hall County school is using what staff refer to as "eight kinds of smart" in each of its classrooms.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville schools extends scope of anti-bullying rule

Gainesville City Schools approved a new policy on bullying Monday that expands the definition to include bullying through new media forms. It also would ban it at all school levels.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County schools plan more hirings

Race to the Top, stimulus, Title I and jobs bill dollars add up to nearly $10 million in federal funds for Hall County schools, according to a Monday announcement.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State transportation chief talks about funding issues

Georgia's roads chief was in Gainesville Monday talking about funding challenges the state faces in transportation and a couple of options voters face that might bring some relief.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU lecture aims to inspire leadership

During tough economic times, local, state and national organizations are in need of good leaders.

October 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wachovia almost a memory

This weekend, the local Wachovia transition to Wells Fargo should be nearly complete.

October 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood keeps tax rate the same

For the 11th straight year, Oakwood will have the same tax rate.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU forms search committee for new president

Susan Herbst, University System of Georgia executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, announced Monday the appointment of the North Georgia College & State University Presidential Search Committee.

October 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local




Flowery Branch balloon festival takes off in popularity

Saying that the Harvest Balloon Festival in Flowery Branch was a pretty big deal over the weekend, may be an understatement.

October 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Mailman charged with driving high, having cocaine

A mailman was arrested Thursday on charges he was high and had cocaine with him while delivering mail in Gainesville.

February 24, 2017 | | Local


Police want help finding runaway teen

Oakwood Police are requesting help to find a teen who ran away and requires daily medication.

February 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Catalina’s Restaurant offers tastes of El Salvador, Mexico

A new Gainesville restaurant is offering a variety of Hispanic cuisine options.

February 24, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Group to host free HIV/AIDS fair Saturday

In honor of Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Avita Community Partners of Gainesville will host a free HIV health and ...

February 24, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Fashion show benefits cancer retreat nonprofit

Cancer fighters can be beautiful.

February 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lake Lanier subdivision gets final approval

Pricey lots on a subdivision hugging Lake Lanier likely will be ready to be marketed by June 1, the developer said Thursday night as the ...

February 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Apartment complex to rise at old Green Hunter Homes site in Gainesville

Standing amid the remains of the Atlanta Street homes Thursday, Broughton Cochran harkened back to his time as a social worker helping single mothers and ...

February 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gwinnett officials investigating Flowery Branch man’s death after jail medical emergency

A Flowery Branch man's family is seeking answers on what caused his death shortly after he arrived at the Gwinnett County Jail.

February 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slideshow: WWII veteran, Memorial Day Parade 'star' gets military honors

Cecil Boswell, who died Sunday, was part of the second wave invading Normandy on D-Day and fought in the pivotal Battle of the Bulge.

February 23, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville adds property to new housing development on Atlanta Street

In time for Thursday's 11 a.m. groundbreaking of the Walton Summit development at the former Green Hunter Homes on Atlanta Street, Gainesville officials ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Oakwood Police warn of Twitter pizza scam

A man buying pizza thought he was getting a great discount until Oakwood Police knocked on his front door, Sgt. Danny Sridej said.

February 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual road projects forum set for March 9

An annual update on area road projects is scheduled for March 9 in the Continuing Education Building at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville ...

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance; Hall superintendent calls it local issue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is revoking U.S. transgender guidelines, stepping into an emotional national issue and stripping students of federal protections to use bathrooms ...

February 22, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


New traffic signal aimed at helping pedestrians in downtown Gainesville

Aidia Stuart often walks her dog on the square in downtown Gainesville and has often encountered drivers who don't slow down to let them ...

February 22, 2017 | By Cindy Nguyen intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


4 honored for being ‘masters’ of nursing

Nurses make the biggest difference in patient care, at least in Nancy Krippel's experience.

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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