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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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Gang charges added as murder case against 3 men moves on to Hall Superior Court

Murder charges against three men in an alleged drive-by shooting at Orchard Brook Apartments off McEver Road have been forwarded to Hall County Superior Court.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile home near Gainesville elementary destroyed by morning fire

Three people escaped a fire Friday morning, but the mobile home was destroyed.

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lower gas prices fueling more holiday travel

If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend, "the sooner you fill up, the better," said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com. That ...

May 27, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Reunion residents still hoping for Ga. 347 traffic light

A new traffic light for Sterling on the Lake has scratched at an old wound for some residents at another massive South Hall subdivision, Reunion ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lyman Hall class: Still together after all these years

The gathering of classmates for a "team" photo was a little reminiscent of the women in "A League of Their Own," gathering at the end ...

May 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Local unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent in April

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Six injured in Dawsonville Highway collision

Three people were seriously injured, with one being flown to Atlanta Medical Center, in a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Two men charged with possessing child porn

Two Gainesville men are accused of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hairdresser Margaret Bates remembered as generous, loving

Margaret Rider Bates had a knack for taking care of her customers. Her 48 years as a hairdresser and 32 years as owner of The ...

May 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Murder suspect pleads not guilty in girlfriend's death

A Gainesville man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend pleaded not guilty at arraignment Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


11-year-old involved in Dawson County dirt bike crash dies

An 11-year-old Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week has died.

May 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


State patrol uses island fire as training opportunity

An island fire far from the mainland that attracted numerous complaints led to a Georgia State Patrol training exercise on how to drop water from ...

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: Try one of these summer cocktails on the square

Here's a list of summery cocktails you can get on the square in downtown Gainesville. Which one is your favorite? also, remember to never ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Hall County is hoping to start this year buying property needed for the Spout Springs Road widening project.

May 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four Hall County middle schools on ‘greatest gains’ list based on test results

Four Hall County middle schools have been named to the state's "greatest gains" list of schools that have had high growth in student achievement.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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