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ACT scores just one measure of college readiness

State scores on the college entrance ACT exam inched up this year, but local school officials aren't really paying attention.

August 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rain can't keep the blues down

DAHLONEGA - Rainy weather didn't stop blues fans from coming to Lumpkin county to enjoy a day and night of blues music.

August 21, 2010 | Megan Gill | Local


A night of music, commerce on the square

Customers often complain that downtown Gainesville businesses close too early on the weekends, and business owners complain that there aren't enough customers to stay open later.

August 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Heavy rain washes out part of parking lot in Cleveland

Heavy rains Saturday caused part of a parking lot to collapse at the Sonic restaurant in Cleveland.

August 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Innovative system helps cemetery log grave information

Wind and rain can beat away at tombstones over the years, wiping away the history etched there. But a project at Cleveland Historic Cemetery aims to preserve that information in digital records.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mentorship program gives kids a taste of potential careers

High school students across the county are trying to decide what to do for the rest of their lives.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake Lanier Association has new executive director

After its longtime leader left for California, the Lake Lanier Association didn't have to look long and hard for a new replacement.

August 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scholarship can help students with special needs

Special needs students in Georgia's schools are able to attend a private school to better meet their needs, but they only have a few days left to enroll.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Volunteers construct houses for Haiti

Although there was no relief from the heat in sight for volunteers gathered at a Gainesville church on Friday, they worked tirelessly with a goal of providing comfort to people hundreds of miles away in Haiti.

August 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New rules may require more scrutiny for mobile homes

A new state law may soon have Hall County changing the way it looks at manufactured homes.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Philanthropist of the year nominations due Sept. 8, presentation at Nov. lunch

The North Georgia Community Foundation is taking nominations for its annual philanthropist of the year award, which will be presented at the annual Philanthropy Day luncheon Nov. 16.

August 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


I-85 info session set for Sept. 1

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a construction information session on the Interstate 85 Express Lane Project from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Gwinnett Civic Center in room 6ABC.

August 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Speaker encourages Wood’s Mill High to take a new approach to challenges

Jamey Moore knows a lot about picking yourself off the ground to move forward in life.

August 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Mother tells story of young son who drowned

Stephanie McConnell will do whatever she can to prevent a child from drowning like her son did.

August 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Downtown Gainesville staying open later Saturday night

If you venture over to the downtown square Saturday, you may see several unusual sights.

August 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Starbucks holiday cups facing less uproar this year

While the uproar over this year's holiday cups at Starbucks is a bit quieter than last year, it still exists.

November 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trail tunnel construction could start in early December

Work on a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel under Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near the Georgia Department of Labor could begin in early December.

November 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits' North Hall home destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed the expansive lakeside home of community leaders Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit.

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s Office investigating stolen flags in Gainesville subdivision

The American flag has been flying in front of Matthew Youngelman's home since he moved to Summer Creek Estates off Lee Land Road.

November 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Water main break causes traffic delays

Georgia Department of Transportation crews worked to repair a water main under Ga. 11/U.S. 129 near Casper Drive on Monday night, leading to ...

November 29, 2016 | | Local


Opportunities to volunteer during the holidays

The holidays are a time for giving. What better way to spread holiday cheer than volunteering?

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Times seeks memories of Pearl Harbor

The Times is planning coverage of the 75th anniversary of Japan's Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor.

November 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville selects superintendent search firm

The Gainesville school board has chosen a search firm to represent it in the search for a superintendent to replace Wanda Creel, who is leaving ...

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Man robbed of wallet at gunpoint

A man was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday while in Gainesville, police said.

November 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Gainesville elementary school gets its name: Mundy Mill Academy

Mundy Mill Academy will be the name of the new Gainesville City Schools elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision. The school will be ready ...

November 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall school system considering new bus technology

Parent worries about the school bus not dropping off their child at the usual time may eventually become a thing of the past in Hall ...

November 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia governor orders flags lowered to honor slain marshal from Flowery Branch

Flags at the Georgia Capitol building and grounds will fly at half-staff today to honor a deputy U.S. marshal killed on the job.

November 28, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Cobb Street bridge in Lula reopens

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula has reopened to traffic.

November 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kubota expanding national distribution center in Jefferson

Kubota Manufacturing of America announced Monday that it has begun construction on a 617,865-square-foot expansion of its national distribution center on the company's ...

November 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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