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Brenau University offers new degree in the science of seniors

Over the next two decades, Georgia's population of people age 65 and older is expected to increase by 143 percent, to 1.2 million.

March 06, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Man arrested, pot seized in drug bust

A Jonesboro man remains in custody after his arrest in connection with the delivery of about 30 pounds of suspected marijuana.

March 06, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Cumming tax dodger convicted by Gainesville jury

Daniel Edward Turner didn't believe in the federal tax system and went to great lengths to avoid paying the Internal Revenue Service, authorities say.

March 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Health system shows off new medical plaza

BRASELTON - Nancy Christensen ambled through the spa-like, high-tech halls of the Imaging Center Braselton on Thursday night, stepped in an exam room and stared briefly at the ceiling.

March 06, 2009 | BY BEN HOLCOMBE Times regional staff | Local


State tax collections plummet

ATLANTA - Georgia tax collections took a nosedive in February.

March 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


State boosts unemployment benefits by $25 per week

ATLANTA - Georgia's labor department has begun sending an extra $25 a week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians.

March 06, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


A return to Vietnam

For three decades, Gary Totten saw the world from the cockpit of the plane he flew for Delta Airlines.

March 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys Scouts dinner to honor 3 local philanthropists

The Northeast Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts of America will host the annual American Values Dinner to honor three local heroes and support scouting.

March 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials haven't released name of wreck victim

The condition of a 50-year-old man whose pickup truck collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle on Thompson Mill Road Wednesday night was not immediately available Thursday.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall fourth-grader will be on ‘Atlanta & Company’ today

World Language Academy fourth-grader Allyson Lusco has been named the metro Atlanta area grand-prize winner for Sylvan Learning Center's Dr. Seuss poetry contest.

As the grand prize winner, Allyson will appear on the WXIA-TV's 11Alive television program "Atlanta & Company," according to a Hall schools news release. The show airs at 11 a.m. today.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation offering $165,000 in scholarships

About $165,000 in scholarships from the North Georgia Community Foundation will be available to graduating high school seniors this year.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Surf Web for Gainesville's bench, probation warrants

If there is a probation or bench warrant with your name on it in Gainesville, you might find it on the city's Web site.

March 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing man found safe in Greensboro

An 84-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease was found safe 86 miles from Gainesville after being reported missing by his wife Thursday morning.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Schools hear few answers on local impact of stimulus funds

Many burning questions about how $77 billion in federal stimulus funds marked for education will prop up local budgets this year went unanswered in a statewide conference call with State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox.

March 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall humane society gives shelter to 57 dogs from alleged puppy mill

The Humane Society of Hall County has given shelter to 57 purebred dogs that were seized this week from an alleged puppy mill in Cumming.

March 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Former Flowery Branch woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Art as science as life

A visit from artist Carol Christie was the highlight Wednesday of the summer art camp, "Art As Science, Science As Art," at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Each student took a turn at the large canvas, applying paint with many different brushes or sometimes, no brush at all. During the project, students were able to apply knowledge learned during the camp such as mixing colors and using various objects to scratch, smear and remove paint, as well as applying paint using traditional brushes.

July 16, 2014 | | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




New law: Move right or get a ticket

A new law makes not moving over to another lane when there's faster traffic behind you an offense for which you could get a ticket.

July 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


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