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Grant to improve English literacy in local schools

Researchers at the University of Georgia recently were awarded a $2.9 million grant to test new teaching methods in school systems in Gainesville and Hall and Clarke counties.

October 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Area residents prepare for 3-day breast cancer walk

Five women donning pink T-shirts, bracelets, buttons, water bottles and phone covers took a walk down Atlanta Highway and around the Gainesville State College campus on Wednesday night. It was their practice walk.

October 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Barnes' backer claims his rights were violated by Mule Camp arrest

A man who was arrested after carrying a Roy Barnes gubernatorial campaign sign during Mule Camp in downtown Gainesville is now calling for his First Amendment rights.

October 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Owners may be nearing answers to cow mutilation mystery

John and Kathy Cooper feel they are getting closer to solving the mystery behind the cattle mutilations at their South Hall Farm.

October 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Chambliss: GOP takeover ‘probable’

When it comes to politics on the national level, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is expecting major role reversals in a matter of weeks.

October 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities seek man who killed Cumming mother

Authorities are seeking the public's help in their hunt for a man accused of killing a Cumming mother of two last week.

October 20, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Boling Bridge work could finish ahead of schedule

Weekend maintenance work on Boling Bridge on Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway over Lake Lanier is expected to finish Monday morning, ahead of schedule.

October 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


WWII vet describes combat experiences

OAKWOOD - The American troops met fierce German resistance the first morning they invaded the heavily fortified city of Metz, France.

October 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Councilman learns what it takes to be a firefighter

George Wangemann knows what it takes to be a firefighter.

October 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


North Georgia instructor photographs Haitian life

On a trip to Haiti in September, Jim Loring met a woman named Guerda, who was in Port-au-Prince when January's devastating earthquake flattened much of the city.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Unchained Tour encourages residents to support community

The outdoor amphitheater at the Northeast Georgia History Center provided just the intimate setting that the performers with the Unchained Tour were looking for.

October 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Perdue celebrates company’s opening in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - Gov. Sonny Perdue joined with Jackson County officials Monday to mark the opening of Systemax's new TigerDirect retail store, which is expected to create 400 jobs in the Jefferson area over the next five years.

October 19, 2010 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Joint planning money falls through

Flowery Branch, Oakwood, Braselton and Buford have lost out on a federal grant that could have provided as much as $1 million to pay for a joint planning effort.

October 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wauka Mountain teaches kids in different ways

All schools aim to create smart kids, but one Hall County school is using what staff refer to as "eight kinds of smart" in each of its classrooms.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville schools extends scope of anti-bullying rule

Gainesville City Schools approved a new policy on bullying Monday that expands the definition to include bullying through new media forms. It also would ban it at all school levels.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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New traffic signal aimed at helping pedestrians in downtown Gainesville

Aidia Stuart often walks her dog on the square in downtown Gainesville and has often encountered drivers who don't slow down to let them ...

February 22, 2017 | By Cindy Nguyen intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


4 honored for being ‘masters’ of nursing

Nurses make the biggest difference in patient care, at least in Nancy Krippel's experience.

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Student coalition voices concern over KKK sign in Dahlonega

A business owner's decision to put a Ku Klux Klan banner on a downtown building has led to several days of protests, and now ...

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’

Gainesville has come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession when the economy tanked and projects screeched to a halt for lack ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Airport upgrades could start in summer

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Tuesday he hopes improvements can begin at Lee Gilmer Airport this summer.

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Criminal justice council recommends changes to probation

State officials are recommending changes to help reduce what they say is the highest rate of felons on probation in the country.

February 21, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Poverty workshop looks to fill gaps in outreach services

Organizers are expecting a large gathering for a workshop Friday that will look at what services are available and which ones are lacking to address ...

February 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Former Hall firefighter killed off duty in tree-trimming accident

ATHENS - An Athens firefighter who previously worked as a firefighter in Hall County is dead after he was injured in a tree-trimming accident.

February 21, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview, Johnson teens named STAR students

Dhruv Gaur and Jackson Patrick Kelly aren't just great students. They were named STAR student school system winners, as part of the Student Teacher ...

February 21, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville City Council finalizes road being named for Deshaun Watson

It's official - the gateway to Gainesville High School between Pearl Nix Parkway and Century Place has been renamed Deshaun Watson Way in honor of ...

February 21, 2017 | | Local


Georgia DNR encouraging hunters to kill coyotes

Georgia hunters are encouraged to thin the state's population of coyotes.

February 21, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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