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Local third-grade reading scores leave room for improvement

Tonya Campbell chatted for 30 seconds with her third-graders about how they know a book they selected is just right for them.

September 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Crush Fest ends summer with a stomp, record crowds at winery

Thousands chose to spend their Saturday before Labor Day bypassing football to do their own brand of stomping.

September 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Running with the pups: Rescues event pairs shelter pets with Chestatee cross country team

For nine lucky puppies, Saturday morning meant time to stretch out their furry legs and run with members of the Chestatee High School cross country team.

September 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gas leak repairs possible by this afternoon at Friendship and Spout Springs roads

Repairs are expected to be completed by this afternoon on a gas leak that occurred Friday in the area of Friendship Road and Spout Springs Road and has affected traffic in the area, according to Capt. Zachary Brackett with Hall County Fire Services.

September 03, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Flowery Branch dance instructor loses 170 pounds

Alison Woodbury has made a lot of changes over the last year and it makes her want to dance.

September 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


City schools extend residency proof deadline

The deadline for Gainesville school students to provide proof of residency to the district has been extended to Sept. 16.

September 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Black leaders work to pass the torch in Gainesville

Erica Glenn is no stranger to the community's needs.

September 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Musical instruments, electronics stolen from North Hall church

A burglary suspect entered a North Hall Baptist church last week and left with musical instruments and electronics, according to authorities.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Chokehold robbery case moves on to Superior Court

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a man almost blacking out when allegedly choked during a robbery.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Remains found in vacant Gainesville lot

Gainesville Police are investigating after remains were found in a vacant lot in the city.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Two die in Banks County wreck

The drivers of two cars were killed in an accident in Banks County about 6:30 a.m. Friday.

September 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Developer looks to expand affordable housing for seniors

The developer of the Myrtle Terraces senior living homes in Gainesville is hoping the city will authorize a community revitalization plan for the area as a way to help secure tax credits necessary to add more apartment units.

September 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch to study downtown drainage fixes

Flowery Branch took a step Thursday night toward improving downtown drainage woes - a move officials believe also will help with economic development.

September 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: West Hall’s Band of Silver celebrates home, family

If you ask any members of the West Hall High School Band of Silver what the band means to them, they'll all likely have a similar answer.

September 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rolling car kills Talmo woman

A Talmo woman died Thursday afternoon when a car experiencing a mechanical problem rolled over her, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Old, new issues raised at Enota school forum

The garden at Enota, of course, was discussed and questioned at the forum held at the school Thursday night.

September 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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