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Childhood obesity a startling problem, professor says

One in 3 children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, and families need to take action to stop it, a professor said during a lecture Monday.

November 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School officials unveil Gainesville's new graduation plan

Families and friends of graduates can expect a more comfortable ceremony at Gainesville High School this May, Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood public hearing on budget draws no public

No one showed for Oakwood City Council's public hearing Monday night on the 2011 budget.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend wrecks kill 2 children in Northeast Georgia

Haley Jade Robinson-Daniels, 5, of Demorest, died in a two-vehicle crash in Habersham County about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Georgia State Patrol officials at the Toccoa Post said.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Local humane society has ‘blackout’ sale to help black dogs get adopted

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is holding a "blackout" sale to help find homes for the black dogs and puppies in the shelter.

November 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville parks department at top of its class again

Gainesville's Parks and Recreation department met 100 percent compliance again this year, making it a decade of perfect scores.

November 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Marketplace event in Gainesville features party, auction and shopping

The Medical Center Auxiliary has found a way to help the shopaholics in the community get their fix and give back to the community at the same time.

November 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch considers zoning laws tweaks

Flowery Branch City Council plans to hold a public hearing Thursday on some minor tweaks to its zoning law.

November 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local man finishes 41-year military career

Rickie Barron joined the U.S. Army to fly - and fly he did.

November 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau readies for 1st doctoral program

Brenau University officials expect to admit students next fall in the school's first doctoral program - nursing practice.

November 01, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Lecture series ends tonight at NGCSU

North Georgia College & State University ends a lecture series tonight with a look at childhood obesity, presented by Elaine Taylor, associate professor of nursing.

November 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


2 killed in area traffic accidents

Two area people were killed in weekend accidents.

October 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Academy trains a new generation of leaders

Many parents can probably attest to the difficulties of waking their teenager up early on the weekends.

October 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Credit recovery boosts Hall grad rate

Graduation rates in Hall County and across the state are up, and Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield attributes that increase in Hall to school credit recovery programs, among other factors.

October 31, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Boy Scout troop celebrates 75th birthday with reunion

Ed Milner doesn't remember a whole lot of fanfare around becoming Boy Scout Troop 26's first Eagle Scout in 1942.

October 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Business advisory group SCORE forming chapter in Hall

A salesman, an engineer and a civic club member came together at the right time, the three said, and a new Northeast Georgia SCORE chapter ...

April 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rahab’s Rope to open Mall of Georgia retail site

A popular retail store on the Gainesville square with a mission to stop human trafficking is growing its reach in North Georgia.

April 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Braselton teen collects books for Belize orphanage from which she was adopted

What began as a child's question about other children without toys remaining in the Belize orphanage from which she was adopted has become an ...

April 30, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Buford man seeks immunity from charges in South Hall shooting

A Buford man charged with shooting another man in his leg and jaw last year is seeking immunity, claiming he was justified to do so.

April 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


UGA students seek solace, mourn 4 lost in crash

One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital ...

April 29, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


No obvious signs of trauma on body recovered from Lake Lanier

A man whose body was pulled from Lake Lanier on Thursday afternoon had no obvious signs of trauma, authorities said.

April 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brainstorming sessions on Enota elementary move set for Saturday

Gainesville City Schools will host two community "brainstorming" meetings at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy on Saturday morning to hear comments about the elementary school's ...

April 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park drawing major national, international events

The nation's greatest canoe and kayak athletes will flock to Gainesville this weekend to compete in one of the biggest challenges they may face.

April 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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