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Furloughs add to schools’ holiday break

Thanksgiving vacation for students and staff in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems will be a little longer this year due to furlough days.

November 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


YMCA growing through contracts

The Georgia Mountains YMCA has found a way to expand its operations even as fundraising has suffered in the economic downturn.

November 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools’ energy savings generate cash surplus

An energy-savings program has been generating some needed cash for Gainesville City Schools, officials report.

November 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Canine Capers agility trials test dogs’ skills

Spot and Tick may have waggly tails and wet noses, but these two black Labradors mean business.

November 21, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Dahlonega man moves famed Christmas tree from Wyoming to Washington DC

"We're in Casper, Wyo., right now," Jeff Underwood, 40, of Dahlonega said in a phone interview on Tuesday. "We left Buffalo, Wyo., this morning, and we just got to Casper, and we're going to stay here for two, two-and-a-half hours," he said.

November 21, 2010 | Tasha Biggers | Local


Kids get healthy holiday eating tips at INK

Instead of kids vegging out in front of the TV while munching on chips and cookies, the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County is handing out tips for healthy alternatives.

November 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Reliance on future growth risky for reservoir projects

No one can predict the future.

November 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tea party intends to keep heat on officials

As tea party members cool down after the election season, they know the job isn't over when their favored politicians take office.

November 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 arrested on burglary charge

The Gainesville Police Department arrested three burglary suspects early Friday.

November 20, 2010 | | Local


Teacher’s pain is charity’s gain

The distractions of high school, including exams or the big game, make it a challenge for many teenagers to see beyond the school doors and to the problems people face in the world, Tessa Shirley said.

November 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Filling stockings for Fido and Fluffy

Kathy Rakestraw is always first in line when the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia holds a photo shoot for pets with Santa.

November 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recycle bins may hit streets in downtown Gainesville

On top of working to draw more visitors downtown, Main Street Gainesville officials are working to make the visits more green.

November 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Charter school raises eyebrows

Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is mindful of a proposed charter school in Forsyth County that is raising concerns from school leaders in neighboring counties.

November 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Broad Street closed Saturday

Broad Street will be closed to through traffic Saturday from E.E. Butler Parkway to Henry Ward Way.

November 19, 2010 | | Local


Helping Hands recovering from co-founder’s death

Gainesville-based Helping Hands Foreign Missions is rebounding from the unexpected death of its enthusiastic leader, Richard Kowalske, in August.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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