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Race to the Top raises questions locally

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is reviewing the state's winning Race to the Top application, and she thinks the school district will be just fine.

August 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GBI looking into 3-year-old’s death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy found dead in his home Sunday morning.

August 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Art in the Square builds on its successes, readies for 7th year

On Monday afternoon, Art in the Square officials were busy painting a banner to advertise the upcoming seventh annual festival.

August 30, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville moves forward on pedestrian bridge

Gainesville is preparing to move forward on a pedestrian bridge spanning heavily traveled Jesse Jewell Parkway.

August 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


AAA: Labor Day weekend travel should include pet restraints

This weekend, a similar scene will play out across the country as folks gear up for Labor Day weekend road trips.

August 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ag race debate could focus on organic foods

Sustainable agriculture groups have seized on the opportunity of the first open agriculture commissioner seat in more than 40 years.

August 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Literacy program off to good start

Four weeks into the school year, 60 students are already becoming bilingual.

August 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Emergency preparedness training set

Most people may associate September with Labor Day, but for first responders, the month has extra significance.

August 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wine, music and dancing featured at Vineyard Fest

BRASELTON - What began as a community event to showcase Georgia wines 14 years ago has grown into the international Vineyard Fest at Château Élan.

August 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Western Jackson County may get own Relay event

BRASELTON - The possibility that residents in western Jackson County will have a Relay for Life event of their own next year is looking like a done deal.

August 29, 2010 | KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood plans revival for roads

Oakwood is about to embark on a $200,000 effort to pave short sections of several city roads.

August 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students use the web, photos to map Gainesville of old

Gainesville State College students are getting their hands on history that occurred here in Gainesville.

August 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall gets a boost to recycling with grant

Hall County is going green with two new environmental initiatives.

August 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Information lacking in 2006 slaying

More than four years ago, Raul Rodriguez got in a fight, and it ended in his death.

August 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville gets started on Midtown greenway

After more than six years of waiting, there is finally visible progress on a greenway in Gainesville's Midtown.

August 29, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Hall County wins suit over sidewalk construction

Hall County government has won a summary judgment lawsuit against Selective Insurance Company of America Inc. for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction in three ...

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Cherie Michals applied the facial cream, and Metochantee Turner was happy to receive it.

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnson High students, faculty show support for Maddie Williams, who has rare brain cancer

Maddie Williams had a headache for a few weeks before she woke one morning vomiting.

May 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Training pays off for runners in Fit Families 5K

Eleven weeks of rigorous training came before the big race day for some at the Fit Families 5K at Laurel Park in Gainesville.

May 01, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Buildings and costs on the rise together in Hall County

The first sign that new residential and commercial development in an area is strong shows when construction costs begin to rise.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary ballot questions are self-fulfilling, nonbinding

School vouchers have long been a policy prize for Republicans, and now the proposal is getting new life on the May 24 primary ballot.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Given its gang history, Lenox Park's identity uncertain following significant drug ‘cartel’ bust

With Joe Amerling's blinker flashing toward the black-and-gold Lenox Park sign at the subdivision entrance, any drug dealer knows that entrance is also the ...

May 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Rain doesn’t stop the Rock in the Spring at fundraiser

The Rock in the Spring concert at Grove Street Station benefited the Challenged Child and Friends organization. All proceed go to pay for students' supplies ...

May 01, 2016 | | Local


Enota ‘brainstorming’ includes plan of construction delay for ideas to preserve garden

Why not delay construction of a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, Nate Early asked in two "brainstorming" sessions Saturday at the school.

April 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park upgrades to a level field for athletes, fans

Canoe and kayak teams from all over the United States met over the weekend at Lake Lanier Olympic Park to compete for a chance to ...

April 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Stormy, wet weekend in store to welcome May

April showers will carry into May as rainy weather and possible thunderstorms are forecast throughout the weekend.

April 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crowds flock to Spring Chicken Festival for samples, local art, parade

Gainesville again showed why it's called "poultry capital of the world" Saturday at the 12th annual Spring Chicken Festival.

April 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall’s population boom to 300K by 2040 brings challenges

If the Atlanta Regional Commission's projections come true, Hall County's population will grow dramatically over the next 25 years.

April 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Volunteers' helping hands keep the paddles moving at USA team trials

A major month of events is underway at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park, starting with the U.S. canoe and kayak team trials that began ...

April 30, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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