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Flowery Branch man walks to New Orleans for charity

By the time he got to New Orleans, Paul Leslie was bone-tired and his legs felt like rubber bands, but he did what he set out to do.

February 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local man earns spotlight at the Grand Ole Opry

Longtime Gainesville broadcaster A.O. "Red" Healan was featured on country music's biggest stage Saturday night.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Free haul-off for that old freezer

If you wish that old busted appliance in your basement would just disappear, then Hall County has a deal for you.

February 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier Tech innovation center creates, saves jobs

At first glance, the Center for Innovation for Manufacturing Excellence just seems like a place with really cool toys.

February 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


INK opens dairy exhibit featuring fiberglass cow

The children didn't have to be told twice they could explore the new dairy exhibit at Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council to rule on 3 zoning requests

Three zoning items, two of which have incensed neighboring property owners, will be decided Tuesday by the Gainesville City Council.

February 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth officials, Atlanta group to talk compromise over Bethel Park

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is expected to go to Atlanta this week in an effort to end the fight for Bethel Park.

February 28, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Launching Lanier: 60 years ago Monday, ground was broken on Buford Dam

Harold Martin had two things motivating him when he stood on the hillside with his 8 mm camera.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Director of Rape Response will retire

When she started, her ideas were radical.

February 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group seeks to change Georgia’s state bird to the chicken

If an Augusta group gets its way, we might salute the trucks that head down local streets taking our state bird to its final destination.

February 28, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wauka Mountain Elementary’s pie supper serves up good food to benefit school needs

Local residents loosened their belts for a good cause Saturday at the 85th annual Wauka Mountain Chicken Pie Supper.

February 27, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Repairs, high-tech projects wait for federal funding

Hall County Board of Education members rolled out plans for repairing schools and completing projects at a retreat Saturday, but whether funds will be there to see them through still was in question.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Medical center looks to bolster trauma care

The argument for improving trauma care in Georgia hospitals boils down to one point: More critically injured people will survive.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch ends furloughs thanks to improved budget outlook

Monthly furloughs are over for Flowery Branch employees.

February 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County spelling champ advances to state bee

Hall County spelling bee champion Parker Ramey advanced to the State Spelling Bee by placing second in the District 3 competition Saturday at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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United Way begins campaign with focus on poverty

Living in poverty means having to make stark, difficult choices about where to spend what little money is available from day to day.

September 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State, defense rest Thursday in Gainesville stabbing trial

The final witnesses testified Thursday in the malice murder trial of Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, 49.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Hundreds attend event on Gainesville Square to raise awareness of childhood cancer

Several hundred people attended an event in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Live music, food trucks and a petting zoo ...

September 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Authorities respond to vehicle in Lake Lanier; no people believed to have been in car

Hall County Fire Services responded Thursday to a vehicle submerged in a Lake Lanier cove, and a dive team was dispatched to search for potential ...

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Director leads Riverside Military Academy band into new era

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Giove remembers, as a child in Hollywood, Fla., regular parades through the city put on by a local military academy.

September 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Times staffers earn SNPA video, photo honors

Two staff members of The Times earned awards at the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Hall firefighter raising money for another Louisiana flood relief trip

A Hall County firefighter who is originally from Louisiana went back to his hometown of Central to help flood victims last month. Now Lt. Damon ...

September 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


IRS to add staff at Gainesville office

Staffing shortages at a Gainesville taxpayer assistance office will be remedied next month, according to an announcement from the Internal Revenue Service.

September 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able ...

September 14, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Millie’s opens temporary location on Thompson Bridge Road after fire

It's still overwhelming for June Kinsey to think about all the community support she has received in the five-plus weeks since an Aug. 9 ...

September 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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