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Artists, scholars gather to study mountain culture

DAHLONEGA - The 33rd annual Appalachian Studies Conference brought musicians, Georgia natives and visitors from numerous other states to the North Georgia College & State University campus this weekend for conference activities, sessions and social opportunities.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

DOT plans unique fix at busy Ga. 400/53 intersection

A first-of-its-kind road project in Georgia might have area motorists feeling, at least briefly, like they are tooling along in a foreign country instead of semirural America.

March 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Family is hopeful for solution to murder

Richard Schoeck was a man of many interests with many friends.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Cedar Creek water sits as Gainesville, county feud

Officials from Gainesville and Hall County governments say they remain at a stalemate over the control of the Cedar Creek Reservoir.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hall expands its plans for Glades water withdrawals

Hall County is fine-tuning its plans to resubmit the official application for the Glades Reservoir in northeastern Hall County.

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Enota Reading Bowl team places second in state

The Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy Reading Bowl team placed second in the state reading bowl competition Saturday in Athens.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Spring love: Local residents ready for warm, sunny weather

It looks like the first day of spring will be appropriately bright and cheerful.

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Murder suspect appears in court

An Athens teen made his first court appearance Friday after being charged in the bludgeoning death of a 68-year-old Gainesville man.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Calling offbeat spring breakers

Spring has arrived, along with thoughts of spring break, which is set for April 5-9 in Gainesville and Hall County schools. Are you considering an offbeat way to spend the week, perhaps a humanitarian trip? Please contact staff writer Jeff Gill at 770-718-3408 or

March 20, 2010 | | Local

New guidelines would increase learning, make measuring learning easier

Proposed national standards in language arts and math won't greatly affect what local students learn, according to Gainesville schools Superintendent Merianne Dyer. But the new guidelines would allow states to compare apples to apples, as far as what students are learning, and could mean students learn at a deeper level.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Dawson schools redraw attendance zones

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 20, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local

Hall County student places fifth in state spelling bee

For the second year in a row, Hall County seventh-grader Parker Ramey has proven he is one of the state's top spellers.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Local Red Cross forced to downsize

Call it a sign of the times.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Play refreshes Black History Month memories

Tonight, the Newtown Florist Club will reprise its popular play "Do You Remember When ... Newton Back in the Day!"

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Dawson County's clerk of court resigns

In what local officials say was an unexpected turn of events, Dawson County's clerk of court resigned Thursday.

March 20, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

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Lakewood Baptist opening coffee shop in downtown Gainesville

Lakewood Baptist Church has plans to open a 5,000-square-foot coffee shop and deli at the corner of Washington and Green streets in downtown Gainesville.

November 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Food programs help families make ends meet

Brenda Vargas is thankful today that two of her children who attend Fair Street Elementary in Gainesville receive free lunches every school day.

November 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Georgia Power warns of scammers

In light of recent reports of scammers impersonating Georgia Power employees in person and over the phone, the company is reminding customers to be cautious ...

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Gainesville man threatened homeowner, was tied to previous home invasion

A Gainesville man with a handgun allegedly shouted vulgarities at an Antioch Campground Road homeowner, according to authorities.

November 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

2,600 gallons of sludge mistakenly pumped into Flat Creek

About 2,600 gallons of sludge was mistakenly pumped into Flat Creek in a wastewater spill Tuesday night, Gainesville Department of Water Resources officials estimated.

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Homeless camp cleanup set for Friday

Bring your boots and gloves because Mother Nature has played dirty with the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville.

November 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Thanksgiving trivia: Turkey Day by the numbers

• 117 million occupied housing units in America

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

2 overnight fires leave a family homeless, but no one hurt

Two overnight fires kept Hall County Fire Services crews busy, but there were no injuries in either, spokesman Capt. Zachary Brackett reported.

November 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Water waste law targets irresponsible users

Wasting water will no longer be just an ethical problem in Gainesville.

November 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville hoping for grant to launch downtown street makeover

Beautifying city streets and intersections, and making them more accessible to pedestrians, is one of the bigger aspects of Gainesville's new downtown plan to ...

November 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fire department gives tips for safe feast

To keep the heat in the kitchen and not elsewhere in the house, Hall County Fire Services officials are offering up a few tips for ...

November 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hospital aims to raise awareness of lung cancer

Martha Zoller lost her mother and sister to lung cancer.

November 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Deputies shoot drug suspect’s 3 pit bulls during arrest in North Forsyth

November 24, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Gainesville closer to implementing 'rain tax'

All this recent rain must be on the minds of Gainesville officials.

November 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

The long trek to creating Cherokee Bluffs park

Hall County's newest park, Cherokee Bluffs, is being lauded for its golden views of surrounding South Hall County and unique display of huge rock ...

November 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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