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Technology lets schools teach Chinese in many classrooms

Teacher Meishan Spradlin usually begins her Mandarin Chinese class with a warm-up, with phrases such as "My name is" and "I am 13."

September 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville golfers may foot bill for new carts

Golfers at Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course may soon be riding in newer golf carts soon, but they'll have to pay for it.

September 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Donate a bowl, help the hungry

What should be as simple as going to the refrigerator and picking something out can be a bit more complex for some.

September 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville to discuss new rules for adult businesses

The Gainesville City Council will have its first public reading of a new adult entertainment ordinance Tuesday, and workers from the city's only such business, The Top of Gainesville, plan to be there.

September 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Greetings from the ‘other’ Lake Lanier

TRYON, N.C. - Hogback Mountain rises in the distance. Sounds from nature fill the air, occasionally broken by the sound of a car passing by on the curvy Lakeshore Drive.

September 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools make plans to spend federal funds

There are changes ahead for Hall County Schools and Gainesville City Schools as $400 million in Race to the Top funding is forecasted to enter school districts this fall.

September 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Lakegoers enjoy last summer fling on Lanier

Summer in Hall County means barbecue, time at the park and fun on Lake Lanier.

September 04, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Wrecks on Ga. 53 leave 7 people hurt, one seriously

Two vehicle accidents have temporarily closed Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway as emergency workers transport six victims to hospitals, while another person has been airlifted with severe injuries.

September 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Charter academy infuses art into daily lessons

Susan Nation has seen firsthand the benefits of arts for local young people.

September 03, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Watch local high school football games at home

TV channels are swamped with college and professional football games during the fall months.

September 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Police prepare for move into new public safety building

Gainesville's new public safety building is almost ready to open, and workers are wrapping up the final move-in steps.

September 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students find motivation in the new JROTC program in Dawson

As Sgt. Steve Pamplin watched high school students arrive for class last week, he said he noticed something remarkable.

September 03, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Banks County Library now closed on Fridays

Banks County Library will begin closing its doors on Fridays.

September 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Event provides diabetes resources

If you are living with diabetes, or know someone who is, you may want to attend Diabetes 101 next week.

September 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant allows organizations to team up, educate first-time parents

Three community organizations are joining forces to help newborns in Hall County thanks to a $274,000 grant from the Governor's Office for Children and Families.

September 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Humane Society pets lend their paws for the cause

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat can attest to the difficulty of getting a confused animal to follow directions. But for local artist ...

January 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Teen injured, another arrested after shooting incident in vehicle

One teenager was wounded and another arrested after a shooting incident Friday night in southern Hall County, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: No, Shaq did not come to Gainesville

The classic Georgia-Florida mixup for residents of Gainesville came again with the viral video of Shaquille O'Neal playing basketball with children.

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Students get 'psyched out' at Brenau event

Victoria Martin, a junior at Chestatee High School, squealed and jumped when the "control" in the experiment flexed her wrist and Victoria felt the electric ...

January 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia’s middle class is shrinking, Pew report shows

Job losses, wage cuts and underemployment during the recession have taken a very specific toll on the nation's middle class.

January 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crunched for space: Carter family wants affordable place with breathing room

In the claustrophobic confines of Brenda and Darrell Carter's Gainesville apartment, 26-year-old Cortney Jackson sits on a sofa surrounded by medical equipment, framed photos ...

January 30, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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