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Holiday movies may spark slow ticket sales

Batman is a fictional superhero to most, but to movie theater managers like Austin Nichols, he's a real hero for bringing customers to theaters this summer.

"If 'Dark Knight' did not come out ... our industry would be very, very hurt right now," Nichols said. "It definitely saved a lot of the industry."

November 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


A rite of passage: How one culture celebrates a young girl’s coming-of-age

When you are Latina, life begins at 15 with the biggest party you've ever seen.

November 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch employee keeps water, sewer pumping for soaring growth

FLOWERY BRANCH - A lifelong government worker, Jimmy Dean shows no signs of slowing in his second career in Flowery Branch.

November 20, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Healthy Monday: Smokeout aims to help you quit lighting up

If you're a smoker, chances are you'd prefer not to be.

November 20, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Some parents feel Johnson High's reputation is tarnished

Johnson High School earned a U.S. News & World Report bronze award this year for its academic programs, ranking it among the best 19 high schools in Georgia.

November 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


South Hall couple copes with life changes after a paralyzing accident

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Just mere seconds.

November 20, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Politicians: Give Obama a chance

Rep. Paul Broun got his share of publicity last week after voicing fears President-elect Barack Obama could be planning to rule as a Marxist dictator with his own domestic security force.

"That's exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany, and it's exactly what the Soviet Union did," Broun said. "In fact, every fascist dictatorship has been established basically this way, by establishing a national police force or a national security force that's answerable to the one in power. That's the reason I'm so fearful of it."

November 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood City Council hopes grant makes trails

Oakwood hopes to get a leg up in the next round of applications for state trails money.

November 20, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents ditch junk for recycling effort

A steady stream of folks turned out Saturday to dump their junk.

November 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


The economy hits home: More tenants ousted in Hall

Hall County's sheriff's deputies don't enjoy evictions, but it's part of the job.

November 19, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dogs, their owners show off skills

Janelle Julyan ran alongside her small dog, Eve, in the competition ring as a judge looked on, encouraging the 6-year-old Welsh corgi as she navigated jumps, ramps, tunnels and plastic poles at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

November 19, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Without a sponsor, Tour de Georgia cancels next year's race

ATLANTA - The Tour de Georgia canceled its 2009 race because of financial struggles, yet plans to return in 2010.

November 18, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hall County records 40th case of rabies

It's a milestone no one wants to celebrate: The number of rabies cases in Hall County this year has hit the big 4-0.

November 18, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville school board holds tuition hearings

The Gainesville school board finance committee will hold two hearings today regarding out-of-city tuition for students.

November 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Quinlan's Rembrandt is ‘a step into art history’

A day after her 104th birthday, Lessie Smithgall and her family on Thursday unveiled the largest gift in the Quinlan Visual Arts Center's history.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


2 people arrested in connection to Flowery Branch skeletal remains

Two people have been arrested in the investigation involving skeletal remains found Sunday afternoon in Flowery Branch, authorities said.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State money will go toward land for new Lanier Tech campus

Lanier Technical College will relocate its current Oakwood campus to another location in Hall County, school and state officials announced Thursday.

April 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Bat protections could impact Glades Reservoir decision

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it is protecting the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could add more delays to the proposed Glades Reservoir project.

April 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Sheriff’s office arrests 65 in warrant roundup

An operation to serve warrants for violent offenders led to more than 100 warrants being cleared.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Centennial Arts Academy celebrates reading bowl victory

Children waved signs, shouted chants and slapped the hands of their school's victors.

April 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Camping season underway at Lanier parks

With weather warming up, families are eager to begin spending weekends by the lake, and with six Lake Lanier campgrounds opening today, people can enjoy the season every day.

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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