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Sudanese native, author speak about legacy of Lost Boys

In 2001, after about 150 Sudanese refugees immigrated to her hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., Joan Hecht took several of the orphans under her wing.

January 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lakeview Academy to host Internet forum

When it comes to Internet safety, many parents occasionally turn a cautious eye to their child's computer and think that's enough - wrong.

January 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Patrons say coffee shop’s menu enhances library experience

The coffee shop in the Spout Springs library is off to a fresh new start.

January 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Burned-out letters abound across area in retailers’ signs

It's not hard to spot the signs.

January 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Weight loss help just a seminar away

If you are trying to lose weight, but don't know quite how to proceed you may want to attend a seminar Thursday held by Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

January 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County jail has room to grow

JEFFERSON - You've seen the images of inmates speaking to their visitors in everything from "Legally Blonde" to episodes of "Law and Order." The prisoner, decked out in a traffic-cone-colored jumpsuit speaking into a phone on one side of a large sheet of Plexiglass while the visitor speaks into the telephone on the other side.

January 24, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth County to continue Bethel Park fight

After much deliberation, Forsyth County has decided to keep fighting over the future of Bethel Park.

January 24, 2010 | By Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville residents tackle deer problems

Dana Chapman has, for the longest time, tried to steer her neighborhood watch group from talking about the deer in the Riverside Drive area of Gainesville.

January 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Drier weather expected for a few days

North Georgia should begin drying out today but don't get too used to the sunny skies.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


As South Hall has grown, so has the number of churches

They might be tucked away in office parks or lack the traditional look and feel residents are familiar with, but churches have been springing up in South Hall during the past few years.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heavy rain, possible storms could move through area

Water-logged North Georgia could face additional rain - possibly up to 2 inches - as a storm system passes through the area today, according to the National Weather System in Peachtree City.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Immigration center critics say detainees at risk

Civil liberty and prisoner rights advocates say immigration detention facilities like the one run by a private company in midtown Gainesville are operated at a level of secrecy and lack of accountability that has led to preventable deaths.

January 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall residents anguish over quake that devastated home country

OAKWOOD - Helplessness and horror. Dieufaite and Marie Augustin of South Hall have experienced both emotions since a Jan. 12 earthquake devastated their homeland.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


The daily commute: Ride to work has gotten longer, more difficult

The American work force and its chosen mode of getting to the job isn't what it was 50 years ago.

January 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


The Times names 2 as newsroom managers

The Times has announced two newsroom promotions as part of a reorganization of the newspaper's local news coverage team.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Cleveland’s first standalone Chick-fil-A opens Wednesday

Cleveland will get its first standalone Chick-fil-A restaurant this week, a business that will bring 90 new jobs to the area - as well as a ...

August 22, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


DOT to hold open house on road widening

Those who travel U.S. 129 between Gainesville and Athens can learn more next week about plans to widen a 7-mile section of the route.

August 22, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local systems offer classes to balance art education with academics

Eleven fifth-grade girls sit on the floor of their classroom, singing quietly as they strum brightly-colored ukuleles.

August 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milton Martin to open new site next month

Gainesville-based dealership Milton Martin Toyota is in the finishing stages of constructing a new location off Mundy Mill Road and Atlanta Highway in Oakwood - complete ...

August 22, 2015 | By Rebecca Braun rbraun@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Retailers in Dawson County committing to new mixed-use center on Ga. 400

August 21, 2015 | By Michele Hester Dawson County News | Local


Gainesville police searching for 3-year-old’s abductor

Gainesville Police are looking for a suspect accused of taking a 3-year-old Thursday night from Longwood Park.

August 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Violin teacher denied bond in child molestation charge

A Clermont violin teacher accused of child molestation was denied bond Friday as a flight risk possibility in Magistrate Court.

August 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Road reopens after water main leak on E.E. Butler Parkway

All lanes on E.E. Butler Parkway are open again at Pepper's grocery near College Avenue in Gainesville after a water main leak under ...

August 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Veterans care a growing challenge, VA secretary says

Ed Dever says he's having a hard time with the Veterans Choice Program.

August 21, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Officials hope new stretchers will reduce EMS injuries

Stretchers arriving in the coming months are expected to take a load off the backs of emergency medical responders.

August 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing child located, safe

Hall County officials reported late Thursday that they had located a missing 3-year-old boy and that he was safe.

August 20, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs team with Old Navy to teach job skills

Folding clothes, greeting customers and working a register are skills many young people learn on their first job.

August 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch looking at stormwater issues

Flowery Branch City Council is discussing an issue regarding a local resident complaining about stormwater pooling on his property.

August 20, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville fixing downtown sidewalks

Gainesville is working to improve sidewalks in the downtown area.

August 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plans for Wal-Mart in North Forsyth are back

August 20, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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