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Schools embrace social media

Teachers used to rely on phone calls, emails and letters sent home in folders to communicate with parents and guardians.

August 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Historic Jeep visits as part of fundraising campaign

A historic military vehicle will be in town today to raise awareness to needs for today's Americans in uniform.

August 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Roads plan now moves to roundtables, public hearings

Voters may have more time to weigh whether they support or oppose a 1 percent sales tax for transportation, as Georgia legislators mull moving the statewide referendum to November 2012 from July.

August 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County looking to add storm warning sirens

Gainesville knows far too well the nature of destructive tornadoes.

August 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Latino school enrollment numbers remain steady in Hall, Gainesville

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer thought Georgia House Bill 87 would mean a decrease in Hispanic enrollment. She thought fewer families would come to Gainesville from outside of the country.

August 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Children’s Home invites community to attend festival

For the last five years, the United Methodist Children's Home of the North Georgia Conference has been quietly providing services and care to local children and families in need.

August 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge denies motion in deputy shooting

A judge has denied a request to suppress evidence in the case of a man accused of attempting to shoot a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy with a stolen shotgun last fall.

August 20, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Law agencies say missing children no small matter

Parents spend their lives protecting their children, but in the blink of an eye, their worst nightmare can become reality.

August 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Accident on I-985 kills 1

One person was killed in a vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Interstate 985 that temporarily shut down both northbound lanes, authorities said.

August 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Arrest made after 2 armed robberies in Gainesville

Gainesville police have arrested a 21-year-old Gainesville man in connection to two armed robberies Thursday at The Retreat at McEver Apartments.

August 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Lula to take over closed Hall park

If all goes as planned, Lula could have Rafe Banks Park ready for visitors as early as Thursday, city officials said.

August 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Seminars will show city residents how to save water

Using less water isn't just good for the environment; it's good for your wallet.

August 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Meth busts nab 4 suspects, $700K of drugs

In two unrelated incidents on consecutive days, agents from the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad arrested four suspects on charges related to selling methamphetamine.

August 19, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Lakeview classes start Monday after longer summer break

Lakeview Academy begins class Monday, giving students two extra weeks of summer this year, much to the delight of faculty and parents.

August 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Man drowns after jumping off bridge

Forsyth County firefighters have recovered the body of a 22-year-old man who apparently drowned early Thursday after jumping off a Lake Lanier bridge.

August 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


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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


Jaycees choose Greene, Fowler as Young Man, Woman of Year

Reliability is a trait that both the winners of the Gainesville Jaycees' prestigious Young Man and Young Woman of the Year have.

February 17, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green's Tavern in Flowery Branch won't be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

February 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Thousands in Hall participate in national ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Thousands of Hispanic students stayed home from school. Hundreds of Hispanic workers did not report to their jobs. Businesses in Hall County's Hispanic community ...

February 16, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Hailey Van Parys cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


$43K in marijuana seized on its way to Habersham; two arrested

Authorities intercepted a package containing 9 pounds of "high-grade marijuana" headed to a Habersham County address.

February 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Boy Scout trailer, $3K in camping supplies stolen from church

A troop of Boy Scouts preparing for its annual camping trip had its trailer stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints property ...

February 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

People passing by could get more than just information about Hillary Truelove's business.

February 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 dead after small plane crash in Barrow County

WINDER - Two people are dead after a small plane crash in Barrow County.

February 16, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Multiple people suffer injuries in 3-car wreck at Jesse Jewell/E.E. Butler intersection

One person was seriously injured and four others had non-life-threatening injuries in a three-car wreck with entrapments at the intersection of Jesse Jewell Parkway and ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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