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Teachers learn how to use LEGOs as educational tool

LEGOs are more than just plastic bricks these days. Now, they're ways to get kids interested in math, science and creative writing.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 traffic signals on Atlanta Highway may be removed

Gainesville officials may evaluate in the coming weeks whether two traffic signals on Atlanta Highway are still needed.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Economy factors into college enrollment

When the economy went down, Lanier Technical College's enrollment went up.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gwinnett judge to review Lutz recall

A judge from Gwinnett County has been chosen to review the merits of an application to recall Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


America Remembers 9/11: How has your life changed?

It started as a beautiful fall day in lower Manhattan. The crystal blue sky gave no hint of the horror that was about to be unleashed. Soon Islamic terrorists hijacked passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center and then the Pentagon in Washington. In the skies over Pennsylvania, passengers fought back, forcing their plane to crash in a field, not some unknown target in Washington.

August 30, 2011 | | Local




Flowery Branch taxes could go up to pay for city lights

Flowery Branch officials want to hear from residents on a proposal to recover the costs of the city's street lights.

August 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lottery sales boosted by many who don’t use education programs

HOPE is a burden carried mostly by Georgia's lower income, its uneducated and its minorities.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


For a lucky few lottery players, small investments mean big payouts

Vernon Broom started playing the lottery about 12 years ago. Four years ago, he bought a $2 Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket at Petrofast Food Store in Gainesville.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Tight budget forces some corps park changes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close three Lake Lanier recreation areas and alter the schedule of two others, including one in Hall County, in 2012.

August 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Longstreet to be remembered at site of Manassas battle

The Longstreet Society's president says the group plans to "cheat" a little in this year's annual seminar, which has the overarching theme of the Civil War's 150th anniversary.

August 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Coin group in town to collect currency, metals, antiques

Your loose change may be more valuable than you think.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lula reopens Rafe Banks Park

The city of Lula reopened Rafe Banks Park Friday.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville school board will meet with council on voting maps

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education is one step closer to finding a solution to redistricting.

August 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Brenau students start class today

Today marks the first day of class for students at Brenau University and Brenau Academy. It's also the first day at the university for new Provost Nancy Krippell.

August 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Spin it forward: Clocks spring ahead for daylight saving time

Sunday is when we pay back that extra hour of sleep we earned last fall, daylight saving time again resetting our inner and outer clocks ...

March 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime local doctor, clinic founder dies at 94

Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. saw the potential in Gainesville.

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Program to provide legal aid to undocumented immigrants

Julie Gonzalez is a U.S. citizen who lives in Gainesville, but her husband Jose Manuel, an undocumented immigrant, is now back in his native ...

March 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Osprey urged to build nests elsewhere before crews demolish Boling Bridge

The ospreys who live on Boling Bridge, which connects Hall and Forsyth counties, were given an eviction notice Friday.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fire does ‘extensive damage’ to home in lakeside subdivision

Paul Yuntis escaped his home with his cat early Friday morning as the home caught fire.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Pedestrian still in serious condition after accident at Stan’s Biscuits

The man injured in a car accident at Stan's Biscuits earlier this week is still in serious condition at the hospital.

March 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Officials: Proposed Hall County film ordinance needs some work

An ordinance that sets controls on Hollywood filming in Hall County is drawing concerns for being so restrictive that it might scare off some production ...

March 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials want more traffic data for project off Dawsonville Highway

Residents wary of more gridlock on Dawsonville Highway from a planned large upscale subdivision along Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville are embracing the city's request ...

March 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Brenau women’s history event honors AARP founder

Ethel Percy Andrus lived by what she preached.

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Boy Scouts honor former members for contributions to community

Each of the three former Boy Scouts honored at the annual American Values Dinner Thursday shared one thing in common. Honorees Sen. Butch Miller, Bob ...

March 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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