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Flowery Branch man walks to New Orleans for charity

By the time he got to New Orleans, Paul Leslie was bone-tired and his legs felt like rubber bands, but he did what he set out to do.

February 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local man earns spotlight at the Grand Ole Opry

Longtime Gainesville broadcaster A.O. "Red" Healan was featured on country music's biggest stage Saturday night.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Free haul-off for that old freezer

If you wish that old busted appliance in your basement would just disappear, then Hall County has a deal for you.

February 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier Tech innovation center creates, saves jobs

At first glance, the Center for Innovation for Manufacturing Excellence just seems like a place with really cool toys.

February 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


INK opens dairy exhibit featuring fiberglass cow

The children didn't have to be told twice they could explore the new dairy exhibit at Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council to rule on 3 zoning requests

Three zoning items, two of which have incensed neighboring property owners, will be decided Tuesday by the Gainesville City Council.

February 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth officials, Atlanta group to talk compromise over Bethel Park

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is expected to go to Atlanta this week in an effort to end the fight for Bethel Park.

February 28, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Launching Lanier: 60 years ago Monday, ground was broken on Buford Dam

Harold Martin had two things motivating him when he stood on the hillside with his 8 mm camera.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Director of Rape Response will retire

When she started, her ideas were radical.

February 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group seeks to change Georgia’s state bird to the chicken

If an Augusta group gets its way, we might salute the trucks that head down local streets taking our state bird to its final destination.

February 28, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wauka Mountain Elementary’s pie supper serves up good food to benefit school needs

Local residents loosened their belts for a good cause Saturday at the 85th annual Wauka Mountain Chicken Pie Supper.

February 27, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Repairs, high-tech projects wait for federal funding

Hall County Board of Education members rolled out plans for repairing schools and completing projects at a retreat Saturday, but whether funds will be there to see them through still was in question.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Medical center looks to bolster trauma care

The argument for improving trauma care in Georgia hospitals boils down to one point: More critically injured people will survive.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch ends furloughs thanks to improved budget outlook

Monthly furloughs are over for Flowery Branch employees.

February 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County spelling champ advances to state bee

Hall County spelling bee champion Parker Ramey advanced to the State Spelling Bee by placing second in the District 3 competition Saturday at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee.

February 27, 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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