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ACT scores just one measure of college readiness

State scores on the college entrance ACT exam inched up this year, but local school officials aren't really paying attention.

August 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rain can't keep the blues down

DAHLONEGA - Rainy weather didn't stop blues fans from coming to Lumpkin county to enjoy a day and night of blues music.

August 21, 2010 | Megan Gill | Local


A night of music, commerce on the square

Customers often complain that downtown Gainesville businesses close too early on the weekends, and business owners complain that there aren't enough customers to stay open later.

August 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Heavy rain washes out part of parking lot in Cleveland

Heavy rains Saturday caused part of a parking lot to collapse at the Sonic restaurant in Cleveland.

August 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Innovative system helps cemetery log grave information

Wind and rain can beat away at tombstones over the years, wiping away the history etched there. But a project at Cleveland Historic Cemetery aims to preserve that information in digital records.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mentorship program gives kids a taste of potential careers

High school students across the county are trying to decide what to do for the rest of their lives.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake Lanier Association has new executive director

After its longtime leader left for California, the Lake Lanier Association didn't have to look long and hard for a new replacement.

August 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scholarship can help students with special needs

Special needs students in Georgia's schools are able to attend a private school to better meet their needs, but they only have a few days left to enroll.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Volunteers construct houses for Haiti

Although there was no relief from the heat in sight for volunteers gathered at a Gainesville church on Friday, they worked tirelessly with a goal of providing comfort to people hundreds of miles away in Haiti.

August 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New rules may require more scrutiny for mobile homes

A new state law may soon have Hall County changing the way it looks at manufactured homes.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Philanthropist of the year nominations due Sept. 8, presentation at Nov. lunch

The North Georgia Community Foundation is taking nominations for its annual philanthropist of the year award, which will be presented at the annual Philanthropy Day luncheon Nov. 16.

August 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


I-85 info session set for Sept. 1

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a construction information session on the Interstate 85 Express Lane Project from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Gwinnett Civic Center in room 6ABC.

August 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Speaker encourages Wood’s Mill High to take a new approach to challenges

Jamey Moore knows a lot about picking yourself off the ground to move forward in life.

August 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Mother tells story of young son who drowned

Stephanie McConnell will do whatever she can to prevent a child from drowning like her son did.

August 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Downtown Gainesville staying open later Saturday night

If you venture over to the downtown square Saturday, you may see several unusual sights.

August 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at ...

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water ...

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities seek to ID wireless store robbery suspect

Authorities are seeking help in identifying a man suspected in a robbery at A Wireless in the 4700 block of Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman with flesh-eating bacteria suing Northeast Georgia Health System

Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System is accused of medical malpractice in a lawsuit involving a Gwinnett County woman who suffered amputations as part of her ...

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lekotek Gainesville location to serve more families of children with disabilities

A little boy named Camden sat on the floor in front of a computer game. He watched and laughed as a character in the game ...

August 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia's university system chancellor retiring; Wrigley named interim

The leader of Georgia's university system announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year, closing a term of more than ...

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New traffic signal up at Spout Springs and Sterling on the Lake

With the new school year starting, the timing is right on a newly installed traffic light on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake ...

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch names new planning director

Flowery Branch has a new community development and planning director.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 die, 2 others sent to hospital after I-85 wreck

A single-vehicle wreck on I-85 Wednesday morning killed two people and sent two others to the hospital with serious injuries, the Georgia State Patrol said ...

August 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota plans up for discussion again at school board retreat

Plans for the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will be discussed Saturday as part of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education retreat.

August 10, 2016 | By Clark Leonard and Ron Bridgeman news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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