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‘Flat Stanley’ mailed back to Gainesville after visiting with Obama

Second-graders from Randi Orr's class sent an art project named "Flat Stanley" to the White House last month, and a few weeks later, President Barack Obama wrote back that he took it with him throughout his daily activities.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville High homecoming gives community feel

Families had a new reason to stay downtown after Gainesville High School's homecoming parade ended Thursday.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Book store owner hopes hundreds will come to read-a-thon

Today, reading will not only be fundamental, it will also serve as a fundraiser for the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance for Literacy.

October 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Almost $1.5 million in drugs found at Buford storage facility

An Atlanta man faces two cocaine charges after the Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad found 15 kilograms of cocaine in a storage unit in Buford.

October 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch building approved for batting cages

Flowery Branch City Council gave its OK Thursday night to an indoor batting cage operation in a warehouse/office building off Atlanta Highway.

October 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire damages home in Hall County

Fire damaged a house in the 200 block of Crescent Circle off Old Cornelia Highway Thursday night, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Buford Dam Road to open Friday

A freshly repaved Buford Dam Road is set to reopen at 3 Friday, ahead of schedule.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Huckabee rallies for Deal in Atlanta

October 21, 2010 | | Local




Parade tonight closes parts of some downtown roads

Parts of the downtown Gainesville square will be rerouted starting at 4 p.m. today for the Gainesville High School homecoming parade.

October 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sardis students learn history from local legend

The morning gloom had given way to sunshine as local golf legend Tommy Aaron stepped onto the green Wednesday.

October 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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


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Missing man authorities say has dementia, schizophrenia found in Gainesville

A man with dementia and schizophrenia has been found after he went missing Wednesday morning, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

April 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Drink wine, eat plants: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner gives advice for longevity

The secrets to a longer life are elusive, but simple.

April 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Flowery Branch senior apartment project can proceed with conditional use approval

A new senior multi-family dwelling is proposed for 11 acres behind Habersham Bank at 5977 Spout Springs Road, and the Flowery Branch City Council on ...

April 21, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin Regional Staff | Local


New Flowery Branch City Hall OK'd in downtown area

A new $5 million City Hall is in store for Flowery Branch.

April 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vacant properties can have wide-ranging effects on area

They're more than just an eyesore.

April 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Richard Oates to lead University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus

Richard Oates, a member of the University of North Georgia's faculty since 1982, will become vice president of the school's Gainesville campus on ...

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman appeals taxicab slaying conviction

A Gainesville woman convicted in October of shooting a taxicab driver in March 2015 has appealed her conviction and sentence to the Supreme Court of ...

April 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Jaycees, Eagle Scout add to growing garden at Georgia Mountain Food Bank

Members of the Gainesville Jaycees turned over dirt, cleared away grass growing in the raised beds and began reading directions and planting seeds in the ...

April 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent in March

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for March was 4.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.6 percent in February, according to ...

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church gets new steeple

A crowd gathered Wednesday to watch a new steeple being installed on Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church.

April 20, 2016 | | Local


Community meeting to address criminal justice system

Members of the Newtown Florist Club will meet today at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center to hold a community conversation on the intersection of poverty ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff Reports | Local


Twin boys ambassadors for Saturday’s March of Dimes

Sheri Miller was en route to the emergency room on Dec. 30, 2014, when she was told the twin sons she was carrying would not ...

April 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Harriet Tubman on $20 bill ‘worth more than its weight in gold’

Hearing that U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill made Rose Johnson pause for a moment.

April 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


2 charged with robbing Gainesville Waffle House at 2 a.m.

Two Gainesville men were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a 2 a.m. armed robbery at the Waffle House on Limestone Parkway.

April 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Cornelia man charged with murder after Tuesday shooting

A Cornelia man was charged with murder after allegedly shooting two men Tuesday with a shotgun, according to authorities.

April 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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