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Summer reading linked to better grades

During the summer, many kids would rather catch up with the latest happenings of their favorite television characters than catch up on their reading. But parents may want to reverse that trend.

June 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Are kids quaffing energy drinks with boost of booze?

The brightly-colored, tall aluminum cans with striking visual designs may look like any of the other hundreds of energy drinks popular with young consumers, but they are different.

June 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Plan finally set to improve Brooks Road

JEFFERSON - It took more than 20 years of use and several years of organizing, but city and county officials are finally ready to being improving John B. Brooks Road.

June 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Path toward learning opens today at Wilshire Trails

In honor of J. Cleon Nalley, the United Way of Hall County will install a new Born Learning Trail at 9 a.m. today at Wilshire Trails Park.

June 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


As temps creep past 90, folks outdoors take precautions

Shade and water.

June 19, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Law officials say Web study glosses over risks

Is the Internet as dangerous a place for children as "To Catch a Predator" would have us believe?

June 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


1 charged in post office parking lot robbery

A man suspected of robbing a woman in the parking lot of the U.S. Post Office on Limestone Parkway Thursday afternoon has been arrested, Gainesville police said.

June 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire consumes Athens' historic Georgia Theatre

ATHENS - Fire erupted at the historic Georgia Theatre here earlier this morning, causing smoke to pour over downtown and stopping hundreds of onlookers on their way to work.

June 19, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Summer scorcher: Temperatures to hover near 100 today, Saturday

Like the Buster Poindexter song says, today you're "feeling hot, hot, hot."

June 19, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Jury indicts Hoschton woman in teen’s death

JEFFERSON - A Hoschton woman has been indicted in the death of a local 14-year-old, according to Hoschton police officials.

June 19, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Dump the Pump:Red Rabbit offers free hops to encourage new riders

Penny Ledbetter waits for the Red Rabbit blue line to take her to Lanier Diner for work each day.

June 19, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


H1N1 virus confirmed at Rabun County camp

The H1N1 flu virus has been confirmed in three campers at Camp Ramah Darom in Rabun County, and some of the youngsters already are returning to normal activities.

June 19, 2009 | ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jefferson High School's rising seniors place eighth in history day event

When it comes to historical presentations, the Jefferson High School National History Day Competition team has proven it is among the top 10 student researchers in the nation.

June 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County opens its water recycling plant

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County officially opened its Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility on Thursday morning with a ribbon-cutting.

The ceremony was held at Sterling on the Lake on the Flowery Branch residential community's Village Green, which is irrigated with reuse water from the new Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility Reuse System.

June 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Overnight storms cause minor damage in Northeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Northeast Georgia overnight, causing minor damage in several counties, officials said Thursday.

June 19, 2009 | By Claire Miller cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


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Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Escaped Jackson County inmate back in custody

A statewide lookout ended around 8 p.m. Thursday for an inmate from Jackson County who escaped from a work crew.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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