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McEver kids learn science, vocabulary through planting

Two years ago, McEver Arts Academy first-grade teacher Angie Stephens decided to create a school garden.

November 10, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Brenau awards two for service to university, community

Brenau University bestowed its two highest nonacademic honors Thursday night during the President's Club dinner at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

November 10, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Driver charged in fatal Forsyth scooter wreck

A Buford man has been charged in connection with a fatal wreck last week.

November 10, 2011 | | Local


Businesses unsure about Sunday alcohol sales

Flowery Branch shoppers might be able to buy wine with their cheese, milk, eggs and bread as early as next Sunday now that an alcohol sales referendum in the city passed.

November 10, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Pendergrass votes 55.1 percent against Sunday alcohol sales

Pendergrass on Tuesday voted down the Sunday sale of packaged alcohol. It was one of only a few in the state to do so.

November 10, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Challenge gets local kids moving

When Beyoncé Knowles says to shuffle, put your knees up and jump rope, Chestnut Mountain Elementary School listens.

November 10, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Carter earns leadership award

Doug Carter, president and CEO of Gainesville's Don Carter Realty and 2011 chairman of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, recently received the Frederick B. Kerr Service Award.

November 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Sugar in flavored milk at school an issue for some

When you give a kid a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chances are he'll want a carton of milk to go with it.

November 10, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall to double support of hospital bonds

Hall County officials are close to a deal with Northeast Georgia Medical Center to increase the county's support of a future hospital in South Hall.

November 10, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Spec building construction to start in Dec. at business park

Pattillo Industrial Real Estate plans to begin construction on a 77,100-square-foot speculative building in the Gainesville Business Park next month and Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce officials are already promoting it to businesses that could add jobs to the community.

November 10, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


Militia suspects plead not guilty to attack charges

Four suspected members of a fringe Northeast Georgia militia group pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of plotting attacks against the government.

November 09, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


United Way more than halfway to $1.8 million goal

United Way of Hall County has raised more than 50 percent of its $1.8 million goal for 2011.

November 09, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


State grants 5-year permit for Flowery Branch sewer plant

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has issued a five-year permit for Flowery Branch to operate a small sewer plant at Cinnamon Cove, a condominium complex about three miles from town.

November 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Irish Bred Pub employee faces theft charge

A former general manager of Irish Bred Pub in Gainesville was arrested Sunday after police say he stole two cases of beer from the business and damaged a camera.

November 09, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


2 more enter 9th District House race

Two men on Tuesday joined the race to represent the new 9th District in the U.S. House, both of whom seem to be concentrating on jobs in their early campaign rhetoric.

November 09, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Investigator details June shooting at mobile home party

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the Magistrate Court judge Friday of the fatal shooting last month at a mobile home party.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One dead, two injured in Forsyth crash

July 14, 2017 | | Local


Council on Aging honors Miller

Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, was named outstanding legislator of the year by the Georgia Council on Aging on Thursday.

July 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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