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Children turn to solar power to design toy race cars

The challenge was to design a small, fast and innovative solar car.

May 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Longtime Oakwood assistant manager retires

Patti Doss-Luna, a fixture at Oakwood City Hall for 25 years, including the last 18 as assistant city manager, announced Friday that she is retiring.

May 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Residents focus on tornado cleanup efforts

On Friday evening, Gainesville City Council member George Wangemann and 20 of his fellow church members headed from Gainesville to Alabama to help victims of the recent tornadoes.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Paving shuts down lake park for a week

Gainesville's Thompson Bridge Park will be closed next week for paving and striping, reopening on Saturday.

May 06, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall library to sit up with the dead

A group of brave souls will reach out to the dead this Friday the 13th. But rather than using candles and crystals, they'll be armed with a library catalogue and a keen sense of curiosity.

May 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Regents officially name Huckaby as new chancellor

ATLANTA -The Georgia Board of Regents has tapped a retired university administrator and veteran political operative to become the system's new chancellor in the hope that tapping a trusted hand with close ties to the state's political powerbrokers can smooth strained relations with lawmakers.

May 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Local residents, agencies assist tornado victims

On April 27, tornadoes ripped through the Southeast killing more than 300. The next morning, Dahlonega resident Taylor Wallace with the American Red Cross was in Pickens County assessing the damage.

May 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Flowery Branch could OK Sunday alcohol vote

Flowery Branch appears headed for a Nov. 8 vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

May 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the square

Thursday's Cinco de Mayo celebration was a party on the square.

May 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Badges for Baseball is a hit with kids

Thursday marked the beginning of a very meaningful relationship between the Gainesville Police Department and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County with the Badges for Baseball program.

May 05, 2011 | Joe Beasley | Local


Jefferson council moves reservoir project ahead

Plans to provide water to Jefferson are flowing ahead after a decision last month by the Jefferson City Council to condemn a 3.5-acre tract of land at 345 Fields Road.

May 05, 2011 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


Breast-feeding information event is on tap for Saturday

Some say it should only be done in private. But on Saturday, breast-feeding will get a very public audience.

May 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


DNR official: Parks are state assets

As the state struggles with a shrunken budget, Georgians should recognize parks as financial assets, not monetary drains, Becky Kelley, a director with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said Thursday on a visit to Gainesville.

May 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dawsonville council not interested in Sunday alcohol sales

While no vote has been taken, Dawsonville's city council doesn't seem to be sold on the idea of Sunday alcohol sales at stores.

May 04, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Elachee plans nature-based preschool

Elachee Nature Science Center is drafting plans for a nature-based preschool that would be the first of its kind in the Southeast.

May 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were ...

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new ...

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


YMCA works to make wellness easy

Change is hard.

January 03, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local




Man accused of trying to sell fake gold bars

An Anderson, S.C., man is accused of trying to sell fake gold bars at a Gainesville pawn shop, according to authorities.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner IDs kids killed in Sunday wreck

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck has identified the two children killed Sunday afternoon in a southeast Hall County wreck.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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