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A stormy night is likely in Northeast Georgia

Areas of Northeast Georgia could experience strong scattered thunderstorms Saturday night.

May 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau Academy teacher charged with sexual assault

A Brenau Academy teacher has been arrested on charges of fondling a student, the second Brenau employee accused of a sexual crime against a student in the past seven months.

May 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man gets 18 years for hitting deputy with car

Chanju Dryden got a second trial, but the end result was the same.

May 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County may move government offices out of downtown

Hall County is considering moving its government offices out of downtown Gainesville.

May 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fewer pickups, just as much trash

There is less than a month left of a pilot program to study how once-a-week backdoor trash collection works in Gainesville.

May 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Chamber throws beach bash

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce played host to its annual Gala and Beach Bash Friday evening at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

May 14, 2010 | | Local


Students improve reading skills with folk tale performances

What happened when the Three Little Kittens met the Little Red Hen?

May 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students get firsthand account of Holocaust

Herbert Kohn experienced the Holocaust in Germany when he was a child, and on Friday he told C.W. Davis Middle School students what happened when he was their age.

May 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal grant helps keep lake’s water clean

A federal grant is helping a local marina make life easier for its clients and also improving the quality of Lake Lanier, one wastewater tank at a time.

May 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Suspect arrested in connection with shooting, armed robbery

U.S. marshals on Friday arrested a Gainesville man wanted since last week in connection with a May 4 shooting and armed robbery, authorities said.

May 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


COMING SUNDAY: The Class of 2010's Risk Takers

There is an element of risk in everything we do. But some people embrace it more than others.

Join The Times and gainesvilletimes.com on Sunday for a special multimedia report as we celebrate the Class of 2010 and the students who dare to take a risk. You'll meet a dozen or so local high school graduates who are ready to take their lives to the next level. They've already envisioned their goals after high school, and they are boldly marching down the path to get there.

May 14, 2010 | | Local


Students get hands-on experience with local agriculture

Kids at Tadmore Elementary School know there's more to a farm than animals that say "moo" or "oink."

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


AP tests put strain on brains and budgets

Advanced Placement course testing ends across the nation today, but students in the AP Macroeconomics class at Flowery Branch High School breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when testing ended at 11 a.m.

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal stimulus funds help local businesses grow

The clatter of construction at the Gainesville Bowling Center is one sign of federal stimulus funding in the private sector.

May 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville lays off six employees; tax hike may be next

Despite reducing the city's work force and its spending, Gainesville City Council likely will have to raise property tax rates in June to keep the city budget afloat.

May 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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