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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


2 killed in area traffic accidents

Two area people were killed in weekend accidents.

October 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Academy trains a new generation of leaders

Many parents can probably attest to the difficulties of waking their teenager up early on the weekends.

October 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Credit recovery boosts Hall grad rate

Graduation rates in Hall County and across the state are up, and Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield attributes that increase in Hall to school credit recovery programs, among other factors.

October 31, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Boy Scout troop celebrates 75th birthday with reunion

Ed Milner doesn't remember a whole lot of fanfare around becoming Boy Scout Troop 26's first Eagle Scout in 1942.

October 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kids connect with creatures at Elachee event

Kyla Lakey loves reptiles, especially turtles.

October 30, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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New Flowery Branch senior apartment project can proceed with conditional use approval

A new senior multi-family dwelling is proposed for 11 acres behind Habersham Bank at 5977 Spout Springs Road, and the Flowery Branch City Council on ...

April 21, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin Regional Staff | Local


New Flowery Branch City Hall OK'd in downtown area

A new $5 million City Hall is in store for Flowery Branch.

April 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vacant properties can have wide-ranging effects on area

They're more than just an eyesore.

April 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Richard Oates to lead University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus

Richard Oates, a member of the University of North Georgia's faculty since 1982, will become vice president of the school's Gainesville campus on ...

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman appeals taxicab slaying conviction

A Gainesville woman convicted in October of shooting a taxicab driver in March 2015 has appealed her conviction and sentence to the Supreme Court of ...

April 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Jaycees, Eagle Scout add to growing garden at Georgia Mountain Food Bank

Members of the Gainesville Jaycees turned over dirt, cleared away grass growing in the raised beds and began reading directions and planting seeds in the ...

April 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent in March

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for March was 4.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.6 percent in February, according to ...

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church gets new steeple

A crowd gathered Wednesday to watch a new steeple being installed on Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church.

April 20, 2016 | | Local


Community meeting to address criminal justice system

Members of the Newtown Florist Club will meet today at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center to hold a community conversation on the intersection of poverty ...

April 20, 2016 | Staff Reports | Local


Twin boys ambassadors for Saturday’s March of Dimes

Sheri Miller was en route to the emergency room on Dec. 30, 2014, when she was told the twin sons she was carrying would not ...

April 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Harriet Tubman on $20 bill ‘worth more than its weight in gold’

Hearing that U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill made Rose Johnson pause for a moment.

April 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


2 charged with robbing Gainesville Waffle House at 2 a.m.

Two Gainesville men were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a 2 a.m. armed robbery at the Waffle House on Limestone Parkway.

April 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Cornelia man charged with murder after Tuesday shooting

A Cornelia man was charged with murder after allegedly shooting two men Tuesday with a shotgun, according to authorities.

April 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Road planners recommend Martin Road traffic study in wake of I-985 interchange

The mostly residential Martin Road in South Hall County could get a closer look as the Georgia Department of Transportation draws closer to building an ...

April 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials seek artwork for bus shelters as part of grant-funded project

If Phillippa Lewis Moss has her way, Gainesville will be full of quite visible works of art within a few years.

April 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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