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Tradition revived at May Day celebration

With a gentle breeze blowing and the sun shining brightly, it seemed as if even the heavens were happy to see the May Day celebration continue Saturday at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

May 08, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawsonville mother is thankful for a praying community

Kenny Stewart and his mother, Ana Miles, say they are blessed to have such a large family.

May 07, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Civil War at 150: Local architect leads charge to restore Grant's tomb

Forget the ages-old riddle "Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?" for a moment.

May 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adopted children are ‘no consolation prize’

She can still remember the magazine's glossy pages, the images of small children in need of a family.

May 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall numbers show uptick in development

The number of building permits in Gainesville is on the rise, a good sign for the economy, city officials noted recently.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


'Angel' babies remembered with balloon release

Christy Kunkel knows her daughter's life has purpose.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Law professionals honored for contributions to judicial system

It's time to stick up for those who can't afford a lawyer, a Gainesville attorney told fellow judicial system colleagues at Friday's Law Day 2011 luncheon.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville group named Rotary Club of the Year

The Rotary Club of Gainesville has something to celebrate after being named Rotary Club of the Year in the extra-large club category in its district.

May 07, 2011 | Rachel Jackson | Local


Children turn to solar power to design toy race cars

The challenge was to design a small, fast and innovative solar car.

May 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Longtime Oakwood assistant manager retires

Patti Doss-Luna, a fixture at Oakwood City Hall for 25 years, including the last 18 as assistant city manager, announced Friday that she is retiring.

May 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Residents focus on tornado cleanup efforts

On Friday evening, Gainesville City Council member George Wangemann and 20 of his fellow church members headed from Gainesville to Alabama to help victims of the recent tornadoes.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Paving shuts down lake park for a week

Gainesville's Thompson Bridge Park will be closed next week for paving and striping, reopening on Saturday.

May 06, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall library to sit up with the dead

A group of brave souls will reach out to the dead this Friday the 13th. But rather than using candles and crystals, they'll be armed with a library catalogue and a keen sense of curiosity.

May 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Regents officially name Huckaby as new chancellor

ATLANTA -The Georgia Board of Regents has tapped a retired university administrator and veteran political operative to become the system's new chancellor in the hope that tapping a trusted hand with close ties to the state's political powerbrokers can smooth strained relations with lawmakers.

May 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Local residents, agencies assist tornado victims

On April 27, tornadoes ripped through the Southeast killing more than 300. The next morning, Dahlonega resident Taylor Wallace with the American Red Cross was in Pickens County assessing the damage.

May 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


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Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son's fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that ...

February 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Protesters maintain vigil on Gainesville corner in support of immigrants

Arturo Adame held his homemade sign up high Saturday evening alone on the side of Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Humane Society fundraiser combines paintings, patrons and puppies

Everything in the name of rescuing animals.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA - Emotions are still running hot in this Lumpkin County town after a controversial pro-Ku Klux Klan banner was hung from a building off of ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Groups seek combined $187K from Gainesville

Three organizations that do their part to enhance quality of life for local residents and visitors alike presented the Gainesville City Council this week separate ...

February 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Warmest winter in years has plants blooming early

When General Beauregard Lee exited his stately white-columned manor on the grounds of the Yellow River Game Ranchon Groundhog Day morning he signaled to the ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville man gets 25-year prison sentence for child molestation

A Gainesville man must serve 25 years of a life sentence after being convicted of molesting a girl continuously for three years, according to officials.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man acquitted of aggravated assault

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing his older brother was acquitted on a more serious charge by a jury Friday.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Yoga station added to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

It took three pairs of hands to hopefully encourage kids to relax.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Charges dismissed for co-defendants in rape, sodomy case

A Magistrate Court judge dismissed the sexual assault case against two co-defendants at a committal hearing Friday in Hall County.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


KKK sign could return to Dahlonega building

DAHLONEGA - A sign removed from a Dahlonega building featuring Ku Klux Klan imagery could make a return.

February 17, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Georgia House approves state budget increasing teacher pay

ATLANTA - Georgia teachers and other state employees would get a 2 percent salary increase while staff overseeing child welfare cases will see a 19 percent ...

February 17, 2017 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Army Corps announces park and campground schedule

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced its 2017 schedule for day-use parks and campgrounds.

February 17, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


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