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Childhood obesity a startling problem, professor says

One in 3 children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, and families need to take action to stop it, a professor said during a lecture Monday.

November 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School officials unveil Gainesville's new graduation plan

Families and friends of graduates can expect a more comfortable ceremony at Gainesville High School this May, Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood public hearing on budget draws no public

No one showed for Oakwood City Council's public hearing Monday night on the 2011 budget.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend wrecks kill 2 children in Northeast Georgia

Haley Jade Robinson-Daniels, 5, of Demorest, died in a two-vehicle crash in Habersham County about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Georgia State Patrol officials at the Toccoa Post said.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Local humane society has ‘blackout’ sale to help black dogs get adopted

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is holding a "blackout" sale to help find homes for the black dogs and puppies in the shelter.

November 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville parks department at top of its class again

Gainesville's Parks and Recreation department met 100 percent compliance again this year, making it a decade of perfect scores.

November 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Marketplace event in Gainesville features party, auction and shopping

The Medical Center Auxiliary has found a way to help the shopaholics in the community get their fix and give back to the community at the same time.

November 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch considers zoning laws tweaks

Flowery Branch City Council plans to hold a public hearing Thursday on some minor tweaks to its zoning law.

November 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local man finishes 41-year military career

Rickie Barron joined the U.S. Army to fly - and fly he did.

November 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau readies for 1st doctoral program

Brenau University officials expect to admit students next fall in the school's first doctoral program - nursing practice.

November 01, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Lecture series ends tonight at NGCSU

North Georgia College & State University ends a lecture series tonight with a look at childhood obesity, presented by Elaine Taylor, associate professor of nursing.

November 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


2 killed in area traffic accidents

Two area people were killed in weekend accidents.

October 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Academy trains a new generation of leaders

Many parents can probably attest to the difficulties of waking their teenager up early on the weekends.

October 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Credit recovery boosts Hall grad rate

Graduation rates in Hall County and across the state are up, and Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield attributes that increase in Hall to school credit recovery programs, among other factors.

October 31, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Boy Scout troop celebrates 75th birthday with reunion

Ed Milner doesn't remember a whole lot of fanfare around becoming Boy Scout Troop 26's first Eagle Scout in 1942.

October 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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