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Grant to improve English literacy in local schools

Researchers at the University of Georgia recently were awarded a $2.9 million grant to test new teaching methods in school systems in Gainesville and Hall and Clarke counties.

October 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Area residents prepare for 3-day breast cancer walk

Five women donning pink T-shirts, bracelets, buttons, water bottles and phone covers took a walk down Atlanta Highway and around the Gainesville State College campus on Wednesday night. It was their practice walk.

October 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Barnes' backer claims his rights were violated by Mule Camp arrest

A man who was arrested after carrying a Roy Barnes gubernatorial campaign sign during Mule Camp in downtown Gainesville is now calling for his First Amendment rights.

October 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Owners may be nearing answers to cow mutilation mystery

John and Kathy Cooper feel they are getting closer to solving the mystery behind the cattle mutilations at their South Hall Farm.

October 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Chambliss: GOP takeover ‘probable’

When it comes to politics on the national level, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is expecting major role reversals in a matter of weeks.

October 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Authorities seek man who killed Cumming mother

Authorities are seeking the public's help in their hunt for a man accused of killing a Cumming mother of two last week.

October 20, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

Boling Bridge work could finish ahead of schedule

Weekend maintenance work on Boling Bridge on Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway over Lake Lanier is expected to finish Monday morning, ahead of schedule.

October 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

WWII vet describes combat experiences

OAKWOOD - The American troops met fierce German resistance the first morning they invaded the heavily fortified city of Metz, France.

October 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Councilman learns what it takes to be a firefighter

George Wangemann knows what it takes to be a firefighter.

October 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

North Georgia instructor photographs Haitian life

On a trip to Haiti in September, Jim Loring met a woman named Guerda, who was in Port-au-Prince when January's devastating earthquake flattened much of the city.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Unchained Tour encourages residents to support community

The outdoor amphitheater at the Northeast Georgia History Center provided just the intimate setting that the performers with the Unchained Tour were looking for.

October 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Perdue celebrates company’s opening in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - Gov. Sonny Perdue joined with Jackson County officials Monday to mark the opening of Systemax's new TigerDirect retail store, which is expected to create 400 jobs in the Jefferson area over the next five years.

October 19, 2010 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Joint planning money falls through

Flowery Branch, Oakwood, Braselton and Buford have lost out on a federal grant that could have provided as much as $1 million to pay for a joint planning effort.

October 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Wauka Mountain teaches kids in different ways

All schools aim to create smart kids, but one Hall County school is using what staff refer to as "eight kinds of smart" in each of its classrooms.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Gainesville schools extends scope of anti-bullying rule

Gainesville City Schools approved a new policy on bullying Monday that expands the definition to include bullying through new media forms. It also would ban it at all school levels.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

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Authorities: Mother's car crossed center line in wreck that killed her, daughter

A woman and her 12-year-old daughter, both from Maysville, were killed when the mother crossed the center line in her car and struck a pickup ...

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville homeless camp bulldozed Tuesday morning

The homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville is no more.

October 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Missing Hall teenager back home with family

A Hall County teenager reported missing last week has returned home to her family, according to law enforcement.

October 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Secretary of state: Almost 750,000 Georgians have voted early

Nearly 750,000 Georgians have cast votes ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, Secretary of State Brian Kemp told a Gainesville audience Tuesday afternoon.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall sheriff named to task force examining law enforcement training

A statewide task force to examine law enforcement training and standards will include Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch.

October 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Schofield receives 3-year contract extension as Hall superintendent

Will Schofield was approved unanimously for a 3-year contract extension as superintendent of Hall County Schools at Monday's board of education meeting.

October 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Windstream promises upgrades to internet in Northeast Georgia

Windstream announced last week that it plans to upgrade its broadband internet service in Northeast Georgia counties, including Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Habersham and Jackson.

October 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood set to OK 2017 budget in November

Oakwood is poised to approve its 2017 budget next month, following a public hearing Monday night that drew no residents.

October 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Trooper: Man said he didn't see woman he allegedly ran over, killed

A Georgia State Patrol trooper testified Monday regarding a man allegedly backing up a pickup truck over a Gainesville woman.

October 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Trump tops UNG mock election with voter anxiety as underlying theme

Republican Donald Trump has won a mock presidential election on the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

October 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Funding coming for Senior Life Center renovations

Funding for renovations and additions to the Senior Life Center in Gainesville is coming soon, and officials hope to break ground on the project next ...

October 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Woman denied new trial in 2015 slaying of taxi driver

A Gainesville woman testified Monday about how the medication she received while incarcerated made her "confused" while attempting to fight a murder charge.

October 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville High students learn about cosplaying

For serious cosplayers, making things work in creative ways is the name of the game.

October 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Man transported with gunshot wounds from Dawsonville LongHorn Steakhouse parking lot

October 24, 2016 | By Allie Dean | Local

Name suggestions sought for Mundy Mill elementary school in Gainesville

Gainesville City Schools is taking suggestions for the name of the new elementary school being built in Mundy Mill subdivision. It will include kindergarten through ...

October 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

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