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Technology lets schools teach Chinese in many classrooms

Teacher Meishan Spradlin usually begins her Mandarin Chinese class with a warm-up, with phrases such as "My name is" and "I am 13."

September 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville golfers may foot bill for new carts

Golfers at Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course may soon be riding in newer golf carts soon, but they'll have to pay for it.

September 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Donate a bowl, help the hungry

What should be as simple as going to the refrigerator and picking something out can be a bit more complex for some.

September 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville to discuss new rules for adult businesses

The Gainesville City Council will have its first public reading of a new adult entertainment ordinance Tuesday, and workers from the city's only such business, The Top of Gainesville, plan to be there.

September 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Greetings from the ‘other’ Lake Lanier

TRYON, N.C. - Hogback Mountain rises in the distance. Sounds from nature fill the air, occasionally broken by the sound of a car passing by on the curvy Lakeshore Drive.

September 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools make plans to spend federal funds

There are changes ahead for Hall County Schools and Gainesville City Schools as $400 million in Race to the Top funding is forecasted to enter school districts this fall.

September 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Lakegoers enjoy last summer fling on Lanier

Summer in Hall County means barbecue, time at the park and fun on Lake Lanier.

September 04, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Wrecks on Ga. 53 leave 7 people hurt, one seriously

Two vehicle accidents have temporarily closed Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway as emergency workers transport six victims to hospitals, while another person has been airlifted with severe injuries.

September 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Charter academy infuses art into daily lessons

Susan Nation has seen firsthand the benefits of arts for local young people.

September 03, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Watch local high school football games at home

TV channels are swamped with college and professional football games during the fall months.

September 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Police prepare for move into new public safety building

Gainesville's new public safety building is almost ready to open, and workers are wrapping up the final move-in steps.

September 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students find motivation in the new JROTC program in Dawson

As Sgt. Steve Pamplin watched high school students arrive for class last week, he said he noticed something remarkable.

September 03, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Banks County Library now closed on Fridays

Banks County Library will begin closing its doors on Fridays.

September 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Event provides diabetes resources

If you are living with diabetes, or know someone who is, you may want to attend Diabetes 101 next week.

September 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant allows organizations to team up, educate first-time parents

Three community organizations are joining forces to help newborns in Hall County thanks to a $274,000 grant from the Governor's Office for Children and Families.

September 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


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