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Elementary students learn about science, math in traveling classroom

Students at Myers Elementary School may have described science as boring or hard before, but after Thursday's lesson, they're probably using a new adjective - cool.

April 21, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Get Fit Challenge gets local employees moving

Instead of gathering at the company water-cooler for a post-work chat session, more than a thousand employees descended upon Riverside Military Academy on Thursday evening to get a little exercise.

April 21, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Signs get Gainesville officials thinking of rules

The Gainesville City Council is taking a look at its sign ordinance and deciding whether to incorporate changes in technology.

April 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Judge sentences Hilton to death for Florida murder

A drifter from Georgia learned his fate Thursday morning when a judge sentenced him to death for the 2007 murder and kidnapping of a nurse in northern Florida.

April 21, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Homeless support group seeking help

Several Hall County churches that plan to help Gainesville's homeless population are still looking for support to launch their idea.

April 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students gather for cultural fair

Fifth-grader Jada Harrison got to personally experience South Korean fashion Wednesday as Eunjin Oh put a traditional wedding dress on her.

April 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies motions on assisted suicide charge

A Forsyth County Superior Court judge has denied motions filed by attorneys challenging the constitutionality of the assisted suicide charge their clients face.

April 20, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall County’s 2040 roads plan needs trimming

Hall County road planners are going to have to trim some $500 million in expenses from the proposed 2040 transportation plan.

April 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Businesses urged to embrace sustainability

Jim Hartzfeld was talking about sustainability when the term didn't exist.

April 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


FDIC to decide fate of lawsuit against Graves

A federal agency will decide whether to pursue a lawsuit against a North Georgia congressman after it took over the bank that sued the legislator, claiming he defaulted on a loan.

April 20, 2011 | By Andy Johns Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local


Accident shuts down Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road

Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road was shut down shortly after 6 p.m. today due to an accident.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Dawsonville man killed in head-on collision

A head-on collision Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a Dawsonville man as he drove home from work.

April 20, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Dawsonville woman dies after car runs her over

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 29-year-old mother of three who died in what authorities say was a freak accident Saturday night.

April 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Riverbend taking applications for scholars academy

Riverbend Elementary School is taking applications for a progressive program that will be the first of its kind in Hall County.

April 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Forum will focus on sustainability in business

For Earth Day this year, a group of local people wants to show businesses how being green can actually be good for a bottom line.

April 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Lekotek Gainesville location to serve more families of children with disabilities

A little boy named Camden sat on the floor in front of a computer game. He watched and laughed as a character in the game ...

August 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia's university system chancellor retiring; Wrigley named interim

The leader of Georgia's university system announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year, closing a term of more than ...

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New traffic signal up at Spout Springs and Sterling on the Lake

With the new school year starting, the timing is right on a newly installed traffic light on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake ...

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch names new planning director

Flowery Branch has a new community development and planning director.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 die, 2 others sent to hospital after I-85 wreck

A single-vehicle wreck on I-85 Wednesday morning killed two people and sent two others to the hospital with serious injuries, the Georgia State Patrol said ...

August 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota plans up for discussion again at school board retreat

Plans for the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will be discussed Saturday as part of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education retreat.

August 10, 2016 | By Clark Leonard and Ron Bridgeman news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Men's home on hold after residents voice concern

Plans to open a sober living home for men are on hold after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board failed to reach a quorum Tuesday.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheats-Hester replaces Shippy on Hall County Elections Board

Gala Sheats-Hester, who works as the Fair Street International School bookkeeper, will replace Gabe Shippy on the Hall County Elections Board as a Democratic member.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville’s Ashley Bell joins Republican National Committee

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has joined the Republican National Committee as a senior strategist and national director of African-American political engagement, a move ...

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans workshops set for Toccoa, Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor will host its monthly workshops in Toccoa and Cornelia to help veterans apply for benefits, receive counseling and move into ...

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Veterans benefit fair set for Monday in Flowery Branch

A veterans benefits fair sponsored by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is set for Monday at Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery ...

August 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR continues Lake Lanier search for missing man

The Department of Natural Resources is continuing its search for a missing 23-year-old Florida man last seen Saturday evening.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Spout Springs widening project now starting 2 years earlier

The long-awaited widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall is now slated to begin a couple of years earlier.

August 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


JM Turk Road suggested as alternative to Martin Road in capturing Exit 14 traffic

The debate swirling around the planned Exit 14 off Interstate 985 in South Hall shifted Tuesday from Martin Road to neighboring JM Turk Road.

August 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime business will rebuild after fire, owner says

Millie's Drapery & Decorating was nearly destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning, but owner John Kinsey said the business will continue - probably at its ...

August 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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