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Chicken festival to benefit environmental programs

No one may be able to pinpoint why the chicken crossed the road, but Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School students can at least answer how it looked during the process.

April 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Freight study has been called off

An effort to produce a regional "freight profile" for the Gainesville-Hall area has been parked because of a lack of money.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood city planner retiring

Larry Sparks already had a long career when he arrived at the city of Oakwood - 32 years in various roles at the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Commission.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech team wins literacy spelling bee

They went back and forth for eight rounds, sending words across the stage. In the end, it was a tricky "y" disguised as a vowel that spelled the end for one team.

April 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


City managers discuss regional cooperation

BUFORD - City managers from South Hall's four cities talked Tuesday morning about the need to work with each other for the benefit of the region.

April 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission concerned about BYOB at music venue

The Shy City Jazz Lounge wants to bring some dancing to Athens Street, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners has a few requirements before approving a business license.

April 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Plea near in case for ex-clerk of courts in Dawson County

A financial discrepancy appears to have delayed the guilty plea federal prosecutors were expecting Tuesday morning in the tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud case against an ex-Dawson County official.

April 27, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


2 finalists chosen for NGCSU president

Georgia's Board of Regents will choose between two highly qualified but very different candidates for the top position at North Georgia College & State University.

April 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Youth Service Award presented to retired teacher

In a room full of about 170 guests, Kiwanis Club of Gainesville's Eddie Hartness presented retired Gainesville High School teacher Mary Ellen Murray with the annual Youth Service Award Tuesday night.

April 26, 2011 | Rachel Jackson | Local


Students present passions at mentorship event

Children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. In Hall County, a group of high school students was asked that and then given the opportunity to do it.

April 26, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


3 accused of stealing copper and metal from air conditioners

Gainesville Police Department has charged three people in connection with air conditioning thefts at businesses and vacant homes mostly in the Thompson Bridge Road area.

April 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


South Hall cities map growth plans

BUFORD - City managers from South Hall's four cities talked this morning about the need to work with each other for the benefit of the region.

April 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Much effort goes into preparing for state-required CRCT

Much like the proverbial village that it takes to raise a child, it takes that same village to prepare for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.

April 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hoschton residents discuss neighborhood watch program

When a series of break-ins and an armed robbery hit Lisa Bradley's neighborhood, she decided it was time to fight back.

April 25, 2011 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Clermont author writes children’s book about tornado

A local children's book author is marking the anniversary of Gainesville's deadly 1936 tornado with her own memorial - a book that will teach kids about the historical event.

April 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

The head of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education said he's not ready to say yet whether a new superintendent will be hired ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fox News Radio host Starnes coming to Gainesville for book signing

Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes will be at Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville on March 3 for a book signing.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


WWII veteran and Memorial Day parade 'star' dies at 99

With his green Army outfit snug around his small frame, Cecil Boswell strode along Green Street every Memorial Day parade.

February 20, 2017 | By Jeff Gill and Jennifer Linn jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | jlinn@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

A new spray park is coming to Braselton thanks to a $100,000 donation from Jack Frost.

February 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plane crashes in Dawson County

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son's fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that ...

February 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Protesters maintain vigil on Gainesville corner in support of immigrants

Arturo Adame held his homemade sign up high Saturday evening alone on the side of Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Humane Society fundraiser combines paintings, patrons and puppies

Everything in the name of rescuing animals.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA - Emotions are still running hot in this Lumpkin County town after a controversial pro-Ku Klux Klan banner was hung from a building off of ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Groups seek combined $187K from Gainesville

Three organizations that do their part to enhance quality of life for local residents and visitors alike presented the Gainesville City Council this week separate ...

February 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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