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Gainesville school board studies textbook alternatives

Gainesville City Schools officials are pondering how to increase learning and decrease costs at the same time.

April 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cell phones making a comeback at Hall school

Cell phones were once frowned upon in schools, but they are making a positive impact at one Hall County school.

April 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood works to maintain roads

Oakwood is about to gear up its road maintenance program this year after the economic downturn delayed it in 2009.

April 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Great Decisions series takes look at building a lasting peace

Building a peaceful and stable nation is no easy task.

April 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Kilgore pleads guilty to slaying of couple

The Dawson County man accused of killing his stepdaughter and her husband late last year admitted Monday he was the triggerman in the slayings.

April 12, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


I-85 resurfacing begins near South Carolina line

The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin at 6 tonight resurfacing a 7.2-mile stretch of Interstate 85 up to the South Carolina state line.

April 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Committee revamps efforts to restore historic Jackson County courthouse

JEFFERSON - Work continues on restoring the historic county courthouse in Jefferson, but the committee leading the efforts is coming close to depleting its $2 million budget.

April 11, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Commerce man accused of collectible con

Kerry Haggard's love of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolf Man made him many friends in collecting circles.

April 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deadline for taxes looming

For those still flipping through 2009 receipts and W-2 forms, there are just a few days left to file their taxes.

April 11, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Warmer temperatures don’t guarantee safe swimming

Though it will be warm and sunny all week, a dip in Lake Lanier may not be as pleasant as it seems.

April 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City schools may lose Mundy Mill school property

Gainesville school Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is hopeful that future developers of the Mundy Mill village plan to keep an elementary school in the mega development.

April 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teeth-whitening fundraiser will aid Good News Clinics

Good News Clinics are getting a boost from local dentists.

April 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Friends, supporters chip in to help Ernst family

Sunday marked one month since Brian Ernst, a 19-year-old former West Hall High baseball player, died from cancer.

April 11, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Trimming trash collection could help workers

Doing Gainesville's dirty work has its perks.

April 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lawsuit reveals feud at Fieldale

The daughter of a Fieldale Farms co-founder has sued the poultry giant, claiming she was denied access to company documents and was shut out of at least one decision as a member of the board of directors.

April 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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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