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State parks look to corporations for funding help

In a hurting economy, the state Department of Natural Resources is turning to corporate sponsorships to help fund the state park system.

March 20, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local

Artists, scholars gather to study mountain culture

DAHLONEGA - The 33rd annual Appalachian Studies Conference brought musicians, Georgia natives and visitors from numerous other states to the North Georgia College & State University campus this weekend for conference activities, sessions and social opportunities.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

DOT plans unique fix at busy Ga. 400/53 intersection

A first-of-its-kind road project in Georgia might have area motorists feeling, at least briefly, like they are tooling along in a foreign country instead of semirural America.

March 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Family is hopeful for solution to murder

Richard Schoeck was a man of many interests with many friends.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Cedar Creek water sits as Gainesville, county feud

Officials from Gainesville and Hall County governments say they remain at a stalemate over the control of the Cedar Creek Reservoir.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hall expands its plans for Glades water withdrawals

Hall County is fine-tuning its plans to resubmit the official application for the Glades Reservoir in northeastern Hall County.

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Enota Reading Bowl team places second in state

The Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy Reading Bowl team placed second in the state reading bowl competition Saturday in Athens.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Spring love: Local residents ready for warm, sunny weather

It looks like the first day of spring will be appropriately bright and cheerful.

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Murder suspect appears in court

An Athens teen made his first court appearance Friday after being charged in the bludgeoning death of a 68-year-old Gainesville man.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Calling offbeat spring breakers

Spring has arrived, along with thoughts of spring break, which is set for April 5-9 in Gainesville and Hall County schools. Are you considering an offbeat way to spend the week, perhaps a humanitarian trip? Please contact staff writer Jeff Gill at 770-718-3408 or

March 20, 2010 | | Local

New guidelines would increase learning, make measuring learning easier

Proposed national standards in language arts and math won't greatly affect what local students learn, according to Gainesville schools Superintendent Merianne Dyer. But the new guidelines would allow states to compare apples to apples, as far as what students are learning, and could mean students learn at a deeper level.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Dawson schools redraw attendance zones

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 20, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local

Hall County student places fifth in state spelling bee

For the second year in a row, Hall County seventh-grader Parker Ramey has proven he is one of the state's top spellers.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Local Red Cross forced to downsize

Call it a sign of the times.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Play refreshes Black History Month memories

Tonight, the Newtown Florist Club will reprise its popular play "Do You Remember When ... Newton Back in the Day!"

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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South Hall voters get contested state House race

This election season, Democrat Michelle Jones will give incumbent Republican Emory Dunahoo his first challenge in State House District 30, which represents areas of South ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Smoke Alarm Blitz volunteers put fire safety on front burner

"It's all about saving lives out here."

October 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Family Treatment Court enters 10th year of giving graduates a fresh start

Losing custody of her 2-year-old son Lincoln is what Lindsey Elrod describes as the "worst thing I had ever experienced."

October 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Crafty couple offers dressy designs at Harvest Balloon Festival

Do you have a tiny superhero or princess in your family who needs a costume for Halloween, or an empty wall in your home that ...

October 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Validity of test scores at crux of local opinion on school amendment

A referendum that would allow the state to take over failing schools doesn't get much attention in local schools, according to principals and superintendents.

October 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

White Cane event offers hope, help for sight-impaired

It's hard to imagine living without one of our five senses to navigate the world. But for many, a life without sight or hearing ...

October 15, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fitness event draws athletes to showdown in Gainesville Square

A showdown in the square used to mean something very specific. Typically, it involved gruff leather clad men, drawn guns and squabbles settled by a ...

October 15, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Coming Netflix series to shoot scene at Flowery Branch restaurant

An upcoming Netflix series will shoot a scene at a Flowery Branch barbecue restaurant in the coming weeks.

October 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Pediatric therapy clinic opens in Clermont

Leigh Corley has opened a pediatric therapy clinic in Clermont after nearly 20 years of working with children mostly in their homes.

October 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Local real estate market strong, but supply low

As the local and regional real estate market continues to steady itself following the economic recession, one glaring problem remains in Hall County: the need ...

October 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County girl raises funds for friend’s cancer cure

When first-grader Malone Bennett heard her friend Brecklynn Allgood was sick, she wanted to help.

October 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau plans ‘Beyond Talking Points’ forum on election

Two well-known women with experience and knowledge about the impact women, minorities and young people have on American politics will speak at a program at ...

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Job fair Wednesday at Lanier Tech

Lanier Technical College will host Career Fair 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Widening work to begin on Ga. 13

Clearing will begin soon for the widening of Ga. 13 from Sawnee Avenue in Gwinnett County to Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 in Hall County.

October 14, 2016 | | Local

Bus involved in fatal Gilmer County crash left from Forsyth County Senior Center

October 14, 2016 | BY KAYLA ROBINS | Local

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