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Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

World Cup games kick up some local interest

Across the globe, millions are watching as the World Cup continues this week. And though some in the community might not realize it, Gainesville is watching, too.

June 13, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Stephen Gurr, | Local

Dawson County academy puts kids on the right side of the law

DAWSONVILLE - With a father who is a sheriff's officer, Taylor Swafford knows a thing or two about law enforcement.

June 13, 2010 | | Local

23-year-old dead after morning brawl

A 23-year-old man is dead after a fight at a Gainesville apartment complex, police say.

June 13, 2010 | | Local

Consider ‘greener’ watering methods

Even though most outdoor watering restrictions have been lifted, experts say residents shouldn't turn a blind eye to conservation.

June 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Arbor is a tribute to a community servant

A former city manager and Air Force major will be honored Tuesday evening at Gardens on Green as friends gather for a memorial ceremony.

June 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

History center explores area’s roots with melodies

History lessons are hardly ever taught on the dance floor.

June 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Funding legacy celebrated by local foundation

Twenty-five years and $35 million dollars later, the North Georgia Community Foundation is going strong with a vision for the future.

June 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Teachers endure lost class time with frustration, resolve

Teachers in Gainesville City and Hall County schools have been hit with furlough days for next year, but they just keep going.

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Furloughs take toll on schools

Define furloughs in local schools:

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

I-985 lane closed Tuesday, Wednesday for repairs

Repair work to a bridge will close the left southbound lane of Interstate 985 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, if weather permits.

June 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Butterfly release at Laurel Park benefits nursing home

"The butterfly release is a legend," said Sabrina Souders, one of the event coordinators of the Butterflies by the Lake festival. "You make a wish, and you release the butterfly, and your wish goes to the heavens."

June 12, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

New police unit targets key areas

Starting Monday, Gainesville police will pick up the PACE of community policing.

June 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

A starlight night for family fun, fireworks

Melanie Valencia was eager to find her classmates Friday night as she watched her dad and younger sister toss a Frisbee at the Gainesville State College Alumni Starlight Concert and Fireworks Show.

June 11, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

For Gainesville High alumni, ‘tradition never graduates’

It's time to come back home.

June 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

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3 spots to slow down or go around road construction in Hall

East Hall

October 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Bojangles’, retail sites OK’d off Ga. 365 near Lula

A Bojangles' restaurant and truck stop off Ga. 365 near Lula got the Hall County Board of Commissioners OK on Thursday night.

October 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

County officials support developers opposed to septic regulations

Hall County officials agreed Thursday to support local developers in their opposition to a new interpretation of a decades-old rule concerning how septic systems are ...

October 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Investigator describes three shots fired during convenience store robbery

A Gainesville man told a convenience store employee "her life was going to end" while trying to rob the business, a police investigator testified Thursday.

October 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Testimony: Baby shower card game led to violence

A Gainesville man facing multiple counts of aggravated assault at a baby shower denied the allegations Thursday in Magistrate Court.

October 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Halloween dance brings together mothers, sons together for night of fun

Mommies and their sons boogied the night away at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday night.

October 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Clowns, politics, movies lead costume choices at local stores

While clown costumes are still selling at Party Shop Emporium, the disguise is coming with a dialogue.

October 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Execution set for Lumpkin County man who murdered ex

A Lumpkin County man convicted of strangling his ex-girlfriend will be executed by the state next month.

October 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Traffic light study for Cresswind subdivision getting funding

Gainesville, Hall County and a developer have OK'd funding for a study to determine if a traffic light is needed at the intersection of ...

October 27, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Gay state rep to discuss women's voting rights at Brenau

Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, will speak at Brenau University at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

October 27, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Jobless rate unchanged in Gainesville even as labor force shrinks

The unemployment rate in the Gainesville metropolitan area remained unchanged at 4.4 percent from August to September, the lowest in Georgia, according to figures ...

October 27, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Law enforcement offers tips for trick-or-treaters

Before the pint-sized ghosts and goblins haunt the streets Monday, local law enforcement officers are giving tips to make everything all right on fright night.

October 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Wire fraud trial moved to January

A Cleveland man accused of wire fraud totaling more than $200,000 had his trial date moved to January, according to court documents.

October 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Pediatricians’ group: Baby, parents should sleep in same room at least 6 months

For new parents, the fear of sleep-related deaths never dissipates.

October 26, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Insurance options dwindle, prices rise in Hall County

Ryan Thompson can remember thinking health care insurance rates were high when he and his wife had their first child eight years ago.

October 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local

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