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Candidates travel the state to drum up support

Gubernatorial hopefuls Roy Barnes and Nathan Deal spent the final day of the campaign season flying around the state to greet supporters, hoping to squeeze as much as possible into the final hours before Election Day.

November 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Quake survivor resuming mission in Haiti

Flowery Branch's Randy Puckett is returning to Haiti one year after he was caught up in the earthquake that devastated the island nation.

November 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voters beware: There may be backups today on Spout Springs

Voters using parts of Spout Springs Road to head to polling places in South Hall may hit some construction delays.

November 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch charter school focuses on science, math, technology

As students step into most elementary schools, it's time to power down by putting away the iPods and other handheld devices.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Expert sheds light on children’s brains

If you've ever questioned just what has gotten into your child, the folks at the Spout Springs Library may have an answer.

November 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Childhood obesity a startling problem, professor says

One in 3 children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, and families need to take action to stop it, a professor said during a lecture Monday.

November 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School officials unveil Gainesville's new graduation plan

Families and friends of graduates can expect a more comfortable ceremony at Gainesville High School this May, Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood public hearing on budget draws no public

No one showed for Oakwood City Council's public hearing Monday night on the 2011 budget.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend wrecks kill 2 children in Northeast Georgia

Haley Jade Robinson-Daniels, 5, of Demorest, died in a two-vehicle crash in Habersham County about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Georgia State Patrol officials at the Toccoa Post said.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Local humane society has ‘blackout’ sale to help black dogs get adopted

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is holding a "blackout" sale to help find homes for the black dogs and puppies in the shelter.

November 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville parks department at top of its class again

Gainesville's Parks and Recreation department met 100 percent compliance again this year, making it a decade of perfect scores.

November 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Marketplace event in Gainesville features party, auction and shopping

The Medical Center Auxiliary has found a way to help the shopaholics in the community get their fix and give back to the community at the same time.

November 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch considers zoning laws tweaks

Flowery Branch City Council plans to hold a public hearing Thursday on some minor tweaks to its zoning law.

November 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local man finishes 41-year military career

Rickie Barron joined the U.S. Army to fly - and fly he did.

November 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau readies for 1st doctoral program

Brenau University officials expect to admit students next fall in the school's first doctoral program - nursing practice.

November 01, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Changes continue at Gainesville airport with new public, private investment

Big changes continue at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville thanks to public and private investments in a hoped-for future that lures bigger and more ...

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pizza, beer businesses planned where historic home stood in Flowery Branch

Pizza and beer businesses will take the place of a historic home torn down recently in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


IRS office in Gainesville plans to implement appointments after complaints

Complaints about long lines and poor customer service at the local Internal Revenue Service office prompted U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, to recently visit ...

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School chats planned with Gainesville superintendent

Wanda Creel, superintendent for Gainesville schools, will host chats with parents and community members Thursday and Tuesday at the Panera Bread located at 625 Dawsonville ...

August 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Schofield rated highly by county school board

Hall County Board of Education members rate their superintendent between good and excellent, according to the most recent evaluation of Will Schofield.

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office to step up patrols on Ga. 347

The Hall County Sheriff's Office will be stepping up patrols on the Friendship Road and Lanier Islands Parkway portions of Ga. 347 at various ...

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Three indicted on murder charges in Orchard Brook Apartments shooting

Three men have been charged with felony murder in an indictment in alleged connection to a fatal April shooting.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Can third-party presidential candidates gain traction?

The ups and downs of what many consider the strangest presidential election of their lifetime has produced a unique opportunity for third-party candidates to make ...

August 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula mayor criticizes Hall County’s merger push

Lula's mayor didn't pull punches when it came to the topic Monday night of a merger of Hall County governments.

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former West Hall coach indicted on charge from relationship with student

A former West Hall High School boys basketball coach was indicted Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a student.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Schools' tax revenue should inch higher

The millage rate for Gainesville school taxes for 2016 will be lower - by a small enough amount that the city system should still see a ...

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pain clinic closes without notice; founder had pleaded guilty to health care fraud

A Gainesville medical clinic closed Thursday with no notice to patients or staff, and two people were at the office Monday, talking with patients who ...

August 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Relief may be coming for students and other travelers at an extra busy spot on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood where the University of North ...

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Toccoa man killed in early morning wreck on Ga. 365

A Toccoa man was ejected from his car Monday morning and killed after his car overturned on Ga. 365 in Alto.

August 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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