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Gainesville seventh-grader will be student ambassador to China this summer

At the age of 12, Morgan Mercer's passport has gotten more use than those of most adults twice her age.

April 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Foreign visitors coming to Hall

Diplomatic and business officials from 20 countries will descend on Northeast Georgia next week for the 23rd annual VIP tour.

April 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Three are charged in scam targeting illegal immigrants

Gwinnett County Police have arrested three Snellville residents they say were involved in a scam that targeted illegal immigrants and tricked them into paying a $260 fee with the promise of a job.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tips sought in Jefferson arson case

State officials are still without a suspect in a nearly month old arson case in Jefferson.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lumpkin man charged in arson at pharmacy

Lumpkin County Sheriff's officials have taken out an arrest warrant for a man they say is responsible for an arson at the Dahlonega Rite Aid last month.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Official: Vagrants likely caused fire in abandoned building

Gainesville fire fighters put out a small fire at a vacant structure on the old ferris wheel property Monday afternoon.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State colleges add 15,000 to rolls

Spring enrollment numbers for the 35 colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia jumped 5.8 percent over spring 2008.

April 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


House fire called suspicious

Hall County Fire Services is still trying to determine whether a fire that destroyed a duplex in the New Holland Mill area Sunday night is the result of arson.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


County bike, skate park may rise on donated land

Hall County is looking to develop a skate park and other facilities after receiving a land donation of more than 70 acres.

April 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


A solemn start to Holy Week

Worshipers at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville focused both on the joy of Jesus' return into Jerusalem and the pain of his crucifixion in a Palm Sunday service that was both joyous and solemn.

April 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


March to Atlanta focuses on reform

A line of about 140 religious marchers - led by a Christian carrying a large cross and ending with a Buddhist monk chanting - walked through Gainesville on Sunday praying for the humane treatment of Georgia's immigrant population.

April 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Chilly showers may hurt flowers

Saturday and Sunday made for a beautiful spring weekend - sunny and breezy with highs in the low 70s - but tonight it may dip below freezing and you could see some flurries or snow showers.

April 05, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Forsyth County school district secures freedom

CUMMING - Forsyth County has become the second school district in the state to be granted freedom from some state mandates.

April 05, 2009 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Veteran attorney anxious for jury duty

Defense attorney Anne Watson has a lot of admirers.

April 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


A fighting chance for the weak at heart

It's a dilemma for cardiologists: What do you do if your patient is too sick to survive the heart procedure that could save his life?

April 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Fall festivities chug into the Lula Train Depot

Lula held its inaugural fall festival Saturday, hosted by the Lula-Belton Historical Society, even as rain clouds threatened the cloudy blue skies.

September 13, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hot rides, chili take over in Flowery Branch

Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to one of Flowery Branch's much-loved annual events.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for testing change

Hall County schools are getting ready for a big transition.

September 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The changing face of civic engagement

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local officials plan for life after SPLOST

Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.

September 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atkins chosen as Times publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Charlotte Atkins has been named publisher of The Times.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Culture, competition ride Lanier’s waves in Dragon Boat event

Hall County residents may be used to a variety of boats on Lake Lanier, but thousands watched several unusual crafts on the lake Saturday during the 19th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Legendary GHS football announcer honored

Walt Snelling waves to an appreciative crowd at City Park Stadium along with wife Carol, right, and surrounded by family members during a special presentation honoring the longtime Gainesville High announcer.

September 13, 2014 | | Local


Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County denies Publix request for tax refund

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Colleges seek to answer health industry needs

When new jobs come to Georgia, new workforce demands come with them.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ryan Casper replaces legend Walt Snelling as GHS announcer

Gainesville's Red Elephants will hear a new voice at tonight's football season home opener against Winder-Barrow.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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