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Times awarded as best in state

The Times earned 24 awards, including a first-place in general excellence for the second straight year, among mid-sized daily newspapers in the annual Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

June 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Summer camp teaches athletic skills to disabled

When Jade Butterworth was growing up, she had to look to Atlanta to find a camp that would cater to a child with special needs.

June 19, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Student teacher prepares for deployment to Iraq

Tia Peters is nervous.

June 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Teens plead not guilty to murder

Two teenage gang members from Athens made their first court appearances Friday since being indicted on charges of beating a 68-year-old Gainesville man to death in a March home invasion.

June 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Suspect in brawl denied bond again

Saying she had concerns over community safety, a Hall County magistrate judge denied bond Friday for one of 11 people charged in last weekend's gang-related brawl that left one dead.

June 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Noise thrills crowd at monster truck show

At the Southern Monster Truck Showdown, it's all about the noise.

June 19, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Preacher pleads guilty to porn charges

A former Hall County school bus driver and self-proclaimed "Patriot Preacher" pleaded guilty Friday to federal child pornography charges.

June 19, 2010 | By Stephen Gurr and Melissa Weinman sgurr@gainevilletimes.com, mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Downtown bookstore offers jobs to disabled young adults

These books are ripe for the picking.

June 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Water basin group tries to reach consensus

Consensus requires conflict.

June 17, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch council adopts '11 budget

The Flowery Branch City Council unanimously adopted its fiscal year 2011 budget Thursday night with a 3 percent decrease.

June 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Da Vinci students compete nationally

Hear the tale of Genghis Khan.

June 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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


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Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville's police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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