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Academic Bowl Team trains hard for competition

JEFFERSON - They may not need helmets, jerseys or any ball for their meets, but there is another group of fierce competitors at Jefferson High School.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Former Times editor Bob Campbell dies

Former longtime Times editor Bob Campbell died Sunday at his home in his native Asheville, N.C. He was 88.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps offers day-use freebie

Veterans and active military personnel can get in free Wednesday, or Veterans Day, at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas nationwide.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Vets groups join together in family day at history center

Veterans groups often do their own thing, focusing on just their work and mission.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fashion show to benefit Challenged Child

Gainesville business owners have come together to raise awareness about a local school that works with special needs children and also to feature local merchants.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Suspect charged in failed kidnapping

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has charged a suspect in the Nov. 1 attempted abduction of a 10-year-old boy that had left a North Hall community feeling uneasy.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Northern Connector on planning group’s agenda

A planning group considering much-maligned proposed routes for the Northern Connector is set to discuss the road project at its meeting Tuesday.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sometimes, the flu is just the flu

With all the hype surrounding the H1N1 influenza virus, it is easy to forget that it is just the flu.

November 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


HemlockFest features fun with a purpose

Great music and tasty food are normal ingredients when it comes to fall festivals, but perhaps only one festival combines music and food with protecting trees in North Georgia.

November 08, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Public Works director’s job filled with diverse duties

Gainesville's Public Works Director David Dockery is in charge of, in his own words, a "diverse, eclectic group of largely unrelated functions."

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Facebook craze might reach local governments

How do you become friends with the government?

November 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville confident of new deck

Although the same architect designed both Gainesville's newly-constructed parking deck and the faulty deck at the Hall County courthouse, city officials say they expect there will be no problems with the new facility when it opens.

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends pay tribute to late musician

Gainesville First United Methodist Church swelled with people Saturday at a memorial service honoring beloved music instructor Jimmy Cutrell.

November 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dog days of November? Hall County dedicates its animal shelter

Puppies gladly gave kisses in exchange for attention Saturday morning at the Hall County Animal Shelter's open house in honor of its new facility, which officially opened its doors Oct. 15.

November 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


US House passes health care bill

November 07, 2009 | | Local


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Schools across Georgia launch Milestones tests

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

January 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cannabis oil advocates upset by change in Georgia bill

Proponents of medical marijuana were left feeling deflated last week when politics unraveled parts of a state bill aimed at regulating use of the drug in limited form and scope.

January 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall businessman Bobby Poole owned last full-service gas station

Bobby Poole, a Gainesville businessman and active community member who owned the city's last full-service gas station died Friday at age 83.

January 17, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park on track to open this spring

Construction is ongoing at South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park in Flowery Branch.

January 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


State might allow districts to choose traditional math courses

January 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


5 people infected after rabid cat attacks in Lula

Lula and surrounding areas are still on alert after a cat that tested positive for rabies was found to have bitten five people, perhaps more.

January 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Attorneys for Hall County Schools respond to prayer lawsuit

Attorneys for Hall County Schools and others named in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed an answer Friday related to religion in schools.

January 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget.

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


University forum focuses on community-police relations

The key to preventing deaths like those of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is improving the relationship between police officers and the community they serve.

January 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Study: Hall County economy still not back to full strength after recession

Despite recent job growth across Georgia and the nation, Hall County has only recovered to prerecession levels in one of four key economic indicators, according to a new study released this week.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cyclist injured in Oakwood hit-and-run identified as homeless man

The cyclist hit by a car Tuesday on Mundy Mill Road at Fairbanks Drive in Oakwood has been identified by police.

January 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Widening of Ga. 20 in Forsyth, Gwinnett hits snag

January 15, 2015 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Local


Grand jury indicts Dawsonville man in slaying

January 15, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Winterville man hit by semitrailer in Chicopee Mill area

A pedestrian suffered broken bones Thursday afternoon after being hit by a semitrailer on Atlanta Highway in the Chicopee Mill area, authorities said.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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