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Local LDS church shows off hundreds of nativity displays

Nativity scenes can be found all around the world but each scene is unique to its culture.

December 04, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Flowery Branch seeks meter readings data

Flowery Branch officials followed through on a charge from their governing body Friday to try to obtain information from Gainesville through an open records request rather than pay the new fee for it.

December 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


A few flakes this morning, more to the north possible

The weather this weekend may be a little bit frightful.

December 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schools event honors local superintendent, reporter

Paul Shaw, superintendent of White County Schools, was chosen Friday as Superintendent of the Year by the Georgia School Boards Association.

December 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County woman dies in wreck

A 48-year-old woman has died as a result of injuries suffered in a head-on collision Wednesday night in north Forsyth.

December 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Physics class tests knowledge with fragile object

Some of the egg-launching contraptions Lakeview Academy freshmen tested Thursday were a smash hit. Others weren't such good eggs.

December 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


CDC says no signs that H1N1 vaccine causes rare syndrome

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a vaccination for the H1N1 flu was available, many people became concerned that the new vaccine would cause major medical issues - specifically Guillain-Barré syndrome.

December 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Initiative aims to break down learning barriers

Despite efforts to get a quality teacher in every classroom, something - besides money - is missing from the education equation. Gainesville City Schools is part of a nationwide effort to find out what that is and how to get it.

December 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local lawmakers not surprised by speaker's resignation

Following weeks of media attention about his attempted suicide and, more recently, his wife's allegations of an affair with a lobbyist, Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson announced his pending resignation Thursday.

December 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The signs don’t lie: Minor road work still ahead in I-985 project

There are plenty of signs, including a blinking electronic one, about approaching road work but nary a construction worker on Interstate 985 in South Hall.

December 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain, snow mix in forecast

All eyes will be glued to the skies tonight and Saturday morning, looking for signs of wintry precipitation.

December 03, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gameday guide: Fans must weather obstacles

The weather is cool, and the rivalry is heating up.

December 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Semifinal Smacktalk: Students weigh in on Friday's matchup

Gainesville's excitement builds to fever pitch

December 03, 2009 | | Local


Superintendents put school, system pride on the line

As the Gainesville High School Red Elephants and the Flowery Branch High School Falcons prepare to square off for the Class AAA state semifinal game tonight, the superintendents of the respective school systems are making a wager on who will win.

December 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Shelter offering reduced-price rabies shots, microchipping

Hall County will be offering rabies shots and microchips for pets at reduced prices Saturday at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

December 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Coyote sightings in Gainesville raise rabies fears

Residents around Riverside Drive and Island Drive in Gainesville have reported sightings of a possible rabid coyote, an animal whose population is on the rise in North Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




House boat a total loss after morning fire

A large, unoccupied houseboat in Buford caught fire Friday morning after suspected electrical malfunctions, authorities said.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Bojangles' coming to Braselton

Braselton residents don't have to wait until opening day to get their first taste from the city's new Bojangles'.

June 25, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall approves mixed-use development, disbands Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a mixed-use development in South Hall near the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, as well as disbanding the Civil Service Board and changing business licensing fees.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local poultry producer withdraws IPO

Citing an unfavorable market, an Oakwood-based poultry producer has withdrawn its planned initial stock offering.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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