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Firefighter is Elks' Officer of the Year

In his seven years with the Gainesville Fire Department, firefighter and emergency medical technician Jonathan Sosebee went through the drills on how to treat a choking victim countless times. That training paid off last year.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parent steps up to the plate to bring baseball field to school

Until recently, Martin Elementary School had baseball and softball teams but no permanent place for students to practice.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State parks look to corporations for funding help

In a hurting economy, the state Department of Natural Resources is turning to corporate sponsorships to help fund the state park system.

March 20, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Artists, scholars gather to study mountain culture

DAHLONEGA - The 33rd annual Appalachian Studies Conference brought musicians, Georgia natives and visitors from numerous other states to the North Georgia College & State University campus this weekend for conference activities, sessions and social opportunities.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


DOT plans unique fix at busy Ga. 400/53 intersection

A first-of-its-kind road project in Georgia might have area motorists feeling, at least briefly, like they are tooling along in a foreign country instead of semirural America.

March 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family is hopeful for solution to murder

Richard Schoeck was a man of many interests with many friends.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cedar Creek water sits as Gainesville, county feud

Officials from Gainesville and Hall County governments say they remain at a stalemate over the control of the Cedar Creek Reservoir.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall expands its plans for Glades water withdrawals

Hall County is fine-tuning its plans to resubmit the official application for the Glades Reservoir in northeastern Hall County.

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Enota Reading Bowl team places second in state

The Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy Reading Bowl team placed second in the state reading bowl competition Saturday in Athens.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Spring love: Local residents ready for warm, sunny weather

It looks like the first day of spring will be appropriately bright and cheerful.

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Murder suspect appears in court

An Athens teen made his first court appearance Friday after being charged in the bludgeoning death of a 68-year-old Gainesville man.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Calling offbeat spring breakers

Spring has arrived, along with thoughts of spring break, which is set for April 5-9 in Gainesville and Hall County schools. Are you considering an offbeat way to spend the week, perhaps a humanitarian trip? Please contact staff writer Jeff Gill at 770-718-3408 or jgill@gainesvilletimes.com

March 20, 2010 | | Local


New guidelines would increase learning, make measuring learning easier

Proposed national standards in language arts and math won't greatly affect what local students learn, according to Gainesville schools Superintendent Merianne Dyer. But the new guidelines would allow states to compare apples to apples, as far as what students are learning, and could mean students learn at a deeper level.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson schools redraw attendance zones

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 20, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Hall County student places fifth in state spelling bee

For the second year in a row, Hall County seventh-grader Parker Ramey has proven he is one of the state's top spellers.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Watching the debate Monday? Join the conversation

Millennials may already match baby boomers in terms of their share of the American electorate, but a new poll reveals that only 32 percent of ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


How to make your own fairy house for your garden

You never know what mythical creatures are around.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Old, new issues raised at Enota school forum

The garden at Enota, of course, was discussed and questioned at the forum held at the school Thursday night.

September 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Old Reunion entrance now could be part of 800-home active adult community

For years, it served as the main entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall.

September 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Johnson band members on same page

Listen to D.I. Brunson, band director at Johnson High School, and a number of his students, and much the same thread is heard - it ...

September 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Annual Glory Hope & Life tailgate party benefits cancer patients

A tailgate party Thursday celebrating Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves also benefited cancer patients in North Georgia.

September 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GSP: Woman said she fell asleep before 4-car Browns Bridge Road wreck

Browns Bridge Road was briefly shut down in both directions in West Hall County due to a four-vehicle wreck near Mincey Marble on Thursday afternoon.

September 22, 2016 | | Local


Local activist encouraged by Obama’s steps to address prescription, heroin epidemic

The Obama administration has instructed federal agencies to begin taking a number of actions this week to address the national prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic.

September 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Slideshow: Students sign beams for new building at Centennial Arts Academy

Students gathered to sign beams for the two-story Centennial Arts Academy addition on Thursday morning.

September 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in Hall

The metro Gainesville area's unemployment rate in August dipped to 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.5 percent in ...

September 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Burlington opens, Five Guys relocating as North Lake Square grows

North Lake Square continues to grow along Dawsonville Highway and will soon feature a nail salon, pizza delivery shop and relocated burger joint.

September 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Flowery Branch veteran reunited with lost Army uniform

James Mulkey was looking for his Army uniform for months before he saw a stranger's viral Facebook post about it.

September 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New park creates political tension between District 4 commission candidates

The campaign for the District 4 Hall County Board of Commissioners seat took an interesting turn Wednesday when Democratic challenger Angela Middleton asserted her credentials ...

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed park behind Harrison Square could boost area

Hall County is looking to purchase more than 21 acres behind the Harrison Square public housing complex on the south side of Gainesville to develop ...

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find $101K of meth in cooler

A Norcross man faces methamphetamine trafficking charges after about $101,000 worth of meth was seized, authorities said.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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