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Quake survivor resuming mission in Haiti

Flowery Branch's Randy Puckett is returning to Haiti one year after he was caught up in the earthquake that devastated the island nation.

November 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voters beware: There may be backups today on Spout Springs

Voters using parts of Spout Springs Road to head to polling places in South Hall may hit some construction delays.

November 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch charter school focuses on science, math, technology

As students step into most elementary schools, it's time to power down by putting away the iPods and other handheld devices.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Expert sheds light on children’s brains

If you've ever questioned just what has gotten into your child, the folks at the Spout Springs Library may have an answer.

November 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Childhood obesity a startling problem, professor says

One in 3 children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, and families need to take action to stop it, a professor said during a lecture Monday.

November 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School officials unveil Gainesville's new graduation plan

Families and friends of graduates can expect a more comfortable ceremony at Gainesville High School this May, Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

November 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood public hearing on budget draws no public

No one showed for Oakwood City Council's public hearing Monday night on the 2011 budget.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend wrecks kill 2 children in Northeast Georgia

Haley Jade Robinson-Daniels, 5, of Demorest, died in a two-vehicle crash in Habersham County about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Georgia State Patrol officials at the Toccoa Post said.

November 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Local humane society has ‘blackout’ sale to help black dogs get adopted

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is holding a "blackout" sale to help find homes for the black dogs and puppies in the shelter.

November 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville parks department at top of its class again

Gainesville's Parks and Recreation department met 100 percent compliance again this year, making it a decade of perfect scores.

November 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Marketplace event in Gainesville features party, auction and shopping

The Medical Center Auxiliary has found a way to help the shopaholics in the community get their fix and give back to the community at the same time.

November 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch considers zoning laws tweaks

Flowery Branch City Council plans to hold a public hearing Thursday on some minor tweaks to its zoning law.

November 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local man finishes 41-year military career

Rickie Barron joined the U.S. Army to fly - and fly he did.

November 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau readies for 1st doctoral program

Brenau University officials expect to admit students next fall in the school's first doctoral program - nursing practice.

November 01, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Lecture series ends tonight at NGCSU

North Georgia College & State University ends a lecture series tonight with a look at childhood obesity, presented by Elaine Taylor, associate professor of nursing.

November 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Community mourning toddlers killed in Lumpkin fire

The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

April 18, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport renovations continue

The venerable Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville continues to undergo renovations in keeping with growing demand and expectations.

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Commissioners aim to ease traffic problems at Mount Vernon Exploratory School

The Hall County Board of Commissioners wants changes in the traffic flow at Mount Vernon Exploratory School, but county school officials believe most of the ...

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State's first youth-focused wildlife management area may come to White County

Young people who love hunting with a parent or those who want to give the sport a try may have more opportunities to do so ...

April 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lights Ferry Connector could now open for traffic May 6

The new Lights Ferry Connector in Flowery Branch is now projected to open to motorists May 6, following some delays involving granite pavers at the ...

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two people seriously injured in head-on collision in Gainesville

Two people were taken to the hospital in serious condition after an early Sunday head-on collision between two vehicles in Gainesville.

April 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Louver Shop brings 216 jobs to new Gainesville plant

Jim Tortorelli walks through his 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and points out an employee by name.

April 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


‘It’s been a good ride:’ Carl Rogers reflects on 22-year tenure in state legislature

Carl Rogers doesn't have to say a word to describe his 22-year career in the state legislature.

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Virtual, Edgenuity provide online instruction for Gainesville students

Gainesville City Schools offer online courses to students through two programs, but the system does not provide online instruction itself.

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County schools expand online course offerings

Online courses are about to be a larger part of Hall County schools, increasing from five courses to 13 and now to perhaps "in the ...

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


As alcohol becomes big business, Gainesville ponders pouring policies

There are perhaps two ways that continued changes to Gainesville's alcohol ordinance can be viewed: The code is either falling apart or it is ...

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crime victims' advocates applaud tougher sentences, better support

Stronger sentences and greater support for victims are two heralded achievements from criminal justice stakeholders over the past 20 years.

April 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Bluegrass Farm Jam could take root, grow in future

ALTO - Could there be anything more beautiful than the sound of upbeat twangy bluegrass and the smell of pork being lovingly smoked on a beautiful ...

April 16, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Slideshow: Images from Arts Council's Black and White Ball fundraiser

Arts lovers gathered Saturday night to support the arts at the annual Black and White Ball fundraiser for the Arts Council at the Smithgall Arts ...

April 16, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Bear on the Square offers sights, sounds of mountain life

DAHLONEGA - Whether you're a young 'un or an oldie but a goodie, the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival has something to offer.

April 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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