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Technology lets schools teach Chinese in many classrooms

Teacher Meishan Spradlin usually begins her Mandarin Chinese class with a warm-up, with phrases such as "My name is" and "I am 13."

September 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville golfers may foot bill for new carts

Golfers at Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course may soon be riding in newer golf carts soon, but they'll have to pay for it.

September 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Donate a bowl, help the hungry

What should be as simple as going to the refrigerator and picking something out can be a bit more complex for some.

September 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville to discuss new rules for adult businesses

The Gainesville City Council will have its first public reading of a new adult entertainment ordinance Tuesday, and workers from the city's only such business, The Top of Gainesville, plan to be there.

September 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Greetings from the ‘other’ Lake Lanier

TRYON, N.C. - Hogback Mountain rises in the distance. Sounds from nature fill the air, occasionally broken by the sound of a car passing by on the curvy Lakeshore Drive.

September 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools make plans to spend federal funds

There are changes ahead for Hall County Schools and Gainesville City Schools as $400 million in Race to the Top funding is forecasted to enter school districts this fall.

September 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Lakegoers enjoy last summer fling on Lanier

Summer in Hall County means barbecue, time at the park and fun on Lake Lanier.

September 04, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Wrecks on Ga. 53 leave 7 people hurt, one seriously

Two vehicle accidents have temporarily closed Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway as emergency workers transport six victims to hospitals, while another person has been airlifted with severe injuries.

September 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Charter academy infuses art into daily lessons

Susan Nation has seen firsthand the benefits of arts for local young people.

September 03, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Watch local high school football games at home

TV channels are swamped with college and professional football games during the fall months.

September 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Police prepare for move into new public safety building

Gainesville's new public safety building is almost ready to open, and workers are wrapping up the final move-in steps.

September 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students find motivation in the new JROTC program in Dawson

As Sgt. Steve Pamplin watched high school students arrive for class last week, he said he noticed something remarkable.

September 03, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Banks County Library now closed on Fridays

Banks County Library will begin closing its doors on Fridays.

September 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Event provides diabetes resources

If you are living with diabetes, or know someone who is, you may want to attend Diabetes 101 next week.

September 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant allows organizations to team up, educate first-time parents

Three community organizations are joining forces to help newborns in Hall County thanks to a $274,000 grant from the Governor's Office for Children and Families.

September 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


Arby’s coming to New Holland area

Food options keep popping up around the Kroger at New Holland Marketplace.

November 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Problematic’ target system needing repair for Sheriff’s Office

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery Niles and his planning and preparedness director Scott Cagle took aim on the Hall ...

November 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sterling on the Lake subdivision seeing major growth

With hammers banging and lots being cleared, one of Hall County's largest neighborhoods, Sterling on the Lake, continues to grow.

November 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcycle rider loses leg in hit-and-run wreck

A hit-and-run collision between a vehicle and motorcycle Saturday in South Hall led to the motorcycle rider losing his right leg.

November 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lake Lanier's falling water level affects rowers, paddlers

Last winter, the boathouse at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park off Clarks Bridge Road had standing water and the bottom floor of the Olympic Timing ...

November 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Solving the dementia puzzle: Drop in Alzheimer’s credited to ongoing education, active brains

Education may be the missing piece in the puzzle of solving why rates of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia have decreased lately.

November 27, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cut your own Christmas tree, but beware of drying it out early

There are countless different reasons to pick a certain type of Christmas tree. Any family who has bought a tree knows the struggle and weighing ...

November 27, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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