Three Flowery Branch High School seniors won first place Saturday at the Georgia High School Association's State AAA Literary Meet at Houston County High School. The school's girls trio - Sophia Allison, Sarah Dunham and Delana Thomas - were competing for a third consecutive year, having won the Region 7-AAA Literary Meet each year.
Three South Hall schools will send four "Odyssey of the Mind" teams to state competition, set for April 19 at Columbus State University.
During the past 31 years, Hall County Animal Control Supervisor Rick Phillips has handled roughly 200,000 animals - and not a single one has bitten him. Current and former county officials and judges joined the Hall County Humane Society in honoring Phillips' 31 years of service Monday evening at the Humane Society on West Ridge Road. Phillips will retire from the county government position on April 25. "He ...
The rain associated with Saturday's storms helped increase the level of Lake Lanier by nearly three-quarters of a foot. At midnight Thursday, the lake level was 1,054.77 feet above mean sea level. By midnight Sunday, the level had risen to 1,055.50 feet, an increase of .73 feet.
One Habersham County family did not even have to leave home to help with recovery efforts following a Polk County tornado.
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It could have been worse. A fierce line of thunderstorms that whipped through Hall County on Saturday afternoon brought heavy rains, high winds, hail and unconfirmed reports of funnel clouds, but little damage to homes and no serious injuries. "I think we dodged a major bullet," Hall County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Scott Cagle said. As power flickered on and off and many residents hunkered down ...
Children and moms alike may find instant allies in a group called Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS is an international organization for mothers of children preschool age or younger. MOPS of Gainesville, chartered with the First Baptist Church on Green Street, held a consignment sale Saturday at the church to raise funds for the local chapter.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Crews hauled broken glass and furniture out of downtown streets Saturday and homeowners surveyed damage caused by a possible tornado that surprised many residents and basketball fans. More thunderstorms headed across northern Alabama toward the city Saturday morning. "We're bracing for another round of whatever mother nature throws at us," said Lisa Janak of the state emergency management agency.
In its first four years, the Grady Young Foundation honored members of the military, educators, health care professionals and public safety workers at its annual banquet. On Saturday, it was time for area students, from elementary school to college, to get a pat on the back.
The early morning hours of Friday, March 20, 1998, brought tragedy to North Hall and White counties.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville school system administrators plan to give an update Monday night on traffic at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy. Principal Sally Meadors and Keith Vincent, the district's maintenance and transportation director, are set to discuss how traffic is faring at the school since making some changes to the parking lot and pick-up/drop-off area behind the school and near the gymnasium. Parents had complained about slow-moving traffic ...
Easter came early for many Hall County dogs on Saturday morning. Hall County Parks and Leisure held the third annual Easter Bone Hunt in Laurel Bark Park in which 15 pooches hunted for 200 hidden plastic eggs containing dog treats. Additional eggs contained certificates for gifts such as dog bowls and travel packs.
Like many across Hall County and Northeast Georgia, Times education reporter Jeff Gill had his normal Saturday routine interrupted by the line of storms which moved through the area. He shares his experiences, which likely mirror what many of you went through Saturday. Hiding behind the cooler of egg cartons at the Kroger store isn't my idea of family fun.
GAINESVILLE - North Hall Middle School eighth-graders got a preview of next week's planned field trip to historic stops in Georgia, thanks to a pair of Civil War enthusiasts.
When Marett Peets first heard about Scotland's University of St. Andrews at a seventh-grade college fair, she thought it would be an interesting place to study but an unlikely place for her to land.
Most mornings Aaron Mullican is on the lake before sunrise and returns as the day is ending.
After two years of taking college-level, International Baccalaureate courses in high school, Ariana Cervantes is looking forward to spending a little time outside of the classroom.
The idea of pursuing a degree in mathematics at a school like Columbia University in New York is a big step for anyone.
If there's a criminal case to be solved, Cassidy Webber hopes to be the brains behind it.
For a senior at Riverside Military Academy who enjoys history, there is no better place than the U.S. Military Academy.
At the beginning of his high school career, Alex Hall switched from a focus on sports to a focus on learning guitar. Ever since he picked it up, the music has taken him places he never imagined he would be at graduation time.
Li Cohen used to hate science.
For 12 years, Robert Bland, a senior at Flowery Branch High School, has made a mission trip to Nicaragua.
Jeremiah Castleberry is planning to give every aspect of the engineering field a try.
Loucas Nicolaou-Griffin said he's felt torn between two worlds for the last few years and is looking forward to going home after graduation.
Chicopee Woods Golf Course is about to spend $2.2 million in capital improvements even as the golf industry has seen declines in golfers and courses.
Food, music and gifts rewarded guests Friday at The Norton Agency's 85th anniversary "family homecoming" at the Green Street realty and insurance business. The food came from an Mexican-themed food truck and pies from the soon-to-open downtown pastry shop, Buttermilk. Local musicians The Alan Nivens Band played for guests at the lunchtime celebration.
Georgia is pioneering a new strategy to eliminate parole offices, an effort officials say allows the officers to spend more time working with people in the community and also saves money.
More women and children fleeing domestic violence will be able to find refuge in the coming months thanks to several community organizations.