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Gainesville State College hosts Life Day

On the Gainesville State College Student Center stage, school club Pulse Pro-Life hosted its third annual Life Day Wednesday afternoon to spread awareness about the controversial issue of abortion.

April 14, 2011 | Branden Lefty | Local

Gainesville State's 1st employee dies

Gainesville State College's first employee, Eleanor Crawford, died Tuesday at the Oaks at Limestone after an extended illness. She was 95.

April 14, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Water authority gets last parcel for reservoir

Studies completed by a state commission several years ago determined Dawson County could add 100,000 residents by 2050.

April 14, 2011 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local

Students decorate 720 eggs

A special visitor will be hopping onto Lanier Charter Career Academy's campus this weekend to not only dine with guests, but to also help students participate in an international competition.

April 14, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

DNR supervisor: New job has its perks

The letter arrived to Mark Padgett's mailbox just in time. He was a successful high school football coach who knew his tenure with one team had ended. When he opened the letter, Padgett realized a new career. His wife, Renee, agreed.

April 14, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Gainesville ex-insurance agent back in prison

A former Gainesville insurance agent convicted on drug charges in Forsyth and Lumpkin counties has been sent back to prison to finish his sentence.

April 14, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

After-school activities shift around extended schedule

Hall County School's extended days have also affected the activities on the outskirts of instruction time such as transportation and sports practices.

April 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Longer school days may be more productive

While some worried Hall County's extended school days would lead to lots of tired and crabby kids, administrators say the change is having the opposite effect.

April 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

New laws expected to affect Hall budget

As Hall County's departments face an $8.8 million budget hole for fiscal year 2012, several changes at the state level aren't making it any easier.

April 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gainesville could put Sunday sales on ballot this year

If Gov. Nathan Deal signs a bill that would allow alcohol sales on Sundays, Gainesville residents could vote on it as early as November.

April 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Legislators introduce streamlined SPLOST bill

A new piece of state legislation could help school systems when it comes to splitting up dollars from the 1-cent sales tax for education.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Convict’s release may have been a mistake

Attorneys will argue this morning whether a former Gainesville insurance agent convicted on drug charges in Forsyth and Lumpkin counties should have to finish his sentence.

April 12, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

Hall officials talk budget in long-term

Hall County departments need a better way to plan their budgets for the future, two top county officials said Tuesday.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

‘Masters in Teaching’ educators honored at ceremony

Ten area teachers were lifted up Tuesday morning as models of education excellence.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Food bank gets donation of 54,000 eggs

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank received an early Easter basket Tuesday when 54,000 eggs showed up at its loading dock.

April 12, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

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North Georgia Heart Foundation teaches thousands CPR

In North Georgia, only about 8 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive.

October 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Area residents, relief workers respond to Hurricane Matthew damage

Hurricane Matthew's disastrous spin up the East Coast, particularly the Carolinas, has triggered a huge humanitarian response from Georgia relief workers, faith-based groups and ...

October 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Authorities: Gainesville man took meth to Florida

A Gainesville man's trip to South Florida for an alleged drug transaction ended with his arrest by Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies.

October 19, 2016 | By Julius Whigham II Palm Beach Post | Local

North Georgia craftsmen recognized for contributions

Ten men who have literally helped build and shape North Georgia were honored for their work at the "Master Craftsmen: Builders of America" reception Wednesday ...

October 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

GO Video: Visit these 3 local haunts

October 19, 2016 | | Local

Hospital to encourage reading to children — as soon as baby is born

Reading to babies to about age 3 is a key - maybe the key - to the child's future, reading experts and pediatricians say.

October 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Multiple accents heard for world literacy event

A student read with an Australian accent, another wore a headscarf and is from Afghanistan, two groups had Chinese students reading and one was a ...

October 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Hall commission candidates lay out plans for economic growth, taxes

Candidates for the District 4 seat on the Hall County Commission made their cases to voters Tuesday night at a question-and-answer forum at the Fair ...

October 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Authorities searching for Gwinnett County woman; possibly in N. Ga.

Law enforcement officers are looking for a Lawrenceville woman last seen Oct. 7.

October 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

New Hall Sheriff’s Office ‘a far cry’ from previous facility

With the new flag waving above Browns Bridge Road, Sheriff Gerald Couch cut the ribbon in front of the new headquarters "suitable for the Hall ...

October 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Flowery Branch seeks historic board’s OK for new City Hall

Before turning dirt on the new Flowery Branch City Hall, the South Hall city is planning to get a blessing for the project from an ...

October 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Dahlonega man killed after motorcycle hits cow

A Dahlonega man was killed when his motorcycle struck a cow early Monday morning in Northeast Hall County.

October 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Motorcyclist dies in crash in Cumming

October 18, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes | Local

Creel reports answers to board member’s Enota questions

Gainesville Superintendent Wanda Creel briefly reported on six potential items suggested by board member Sammy Smith.

October 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville school board opposes Opportunity School District amendment

The Gainesville Board of Education opposed the proposed Opportunity School District constitutional amendment Monday night.

October 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

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