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‘Flat Stanley’ mailed back to Gainesville after visiting with Obama

Second-graders from Randi Orr's class sent an art project named "Flat Stanley" to the White House last month, and a few weeks later, President Barack Obama wrote back that he took it with him throughout his daily activities.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville High homecoming gives community feel

Families had a new reason to stay downtown after Gainesville High School's homecoming parade ended Thursday.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Book store owner hopes hundreds will come to read-a-thon

Today, reading will not only be fundamental, it will also serve as a fundraiser for the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance for Literacy.

October 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Almost $1.5 million in drugs found at Buford storage facility

An Atlanta man faces two cocaine charges after the Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad found 15 kilograms of cocaine in a storage unit in Buford.

October 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch building approved for batting cages

Flowery Branch City Council gave its OK Thursday night to an indoor batting cage operation in a warehouse/office building off Atlanta Highway.

October 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire damages home in Hall County

Fire damaged a house in the 200 block of Crescent Circle off Old Cornelia Highway Thursday night, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Buford Dam Road to open Friday

A freshly repaved Buford Dam Road is set to reopen at 3 Friday, ahead of schedule.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Huckabee rallies for Deal in Atlanta

October 21, 2010 | | Local




Parade tonight closes parts of some downtown roads

Parts of the downtown Gainesville square will be rerouted starting at 4 p.m. today for the Gainesville High School homecoming parade.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sardis students learn history from local legend

The morning gloom had given way to sunshine as local golf legend Tommy Aaron stepped onto the green Wednesday.

October 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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


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Gainesville Rotary names Man of the Year, Woman of the Year

A Gainesville architect and historic preservationist and a former Hall County commissioner and avid community servant got top honors at the Rotary Club of Gainesville ...

February 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities suspend search for kidnapping suspect

Multiple law enforcement agencies spent Tuesday tracking a suspect with outstanding warrants of kidnapping and child cruelty.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather cancellations, schedule changes

Public schools

February 09, 2016 | | Local


Witnesses detail man's final hours before drug death in murder trial

A Flowery Branch man's desire to try LSD ended in his 2013 death, according to testimony Monday.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall junior organizes clothing drives to benefit homeless

At first glance, Claire Kelley is a normal teenager. She is a junior at North Hall High School, she works as a lifeguard at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


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