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Local third-grade reading scores leave room for improvement

Tonya Campbell chatted for 30 seconds with her third-graders about how they know a book they selected is just right for them.

September 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Crush Fest ends summer with a stomp, record crowds at winery

Thousands chose to spend their Saturday before Labor Day bypassing football to do their own brand of stomping.

September 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Running with the pups: Rescues event pairs shelter pets with Chestatee cross country team

For nine lucky puppies, Saturday morning meant time to stretch out their furry legs and run with members of the Chestatee High School cross country team.

September 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gas leak repairs possible by this afternoon at Friendship and Spout Springs roads

Repairs are expected to be completed by this afternoon on a gas leak that occurred Friday in the area of Friendship Road and Spout Springs Road and has affected traffic in the area, according to Capt. Zachary Brackett with Hall County Fire Services.

September 03, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Flowery Branch dance instructor loses 170 pounds

Alison Woodbury has made a lot of changes over the last year and it makes her want to dance.

September 03, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


City schools extend residency proof deadline

The deadline for Gainesville school students to provide proof of residency to the district has been extended to Sept. 16.

September 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Black leaders work to pass the torch in Gainesville

Erica Glenn is no stranger to the community's needs.

September 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Musical instruments, electronics stolen from North Hall church

A burglary suspect entered a North Hall Baptist church last week and left with musical instruments and electronics, according to authorities.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Chokehold robbery case moves on to Superior Court

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a man almost blacking out when allegedly choked during a robbery.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Remains found in vacant Gainesville lot

Gainesville Police are investigating after remains were found in a vacant lot in the city.

September 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Two die in Banks County wreck

The drivers of two cars were killed in an accident in Banks County about 6:30 a.m. Friday.

September 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Developer looks to expand affordable housing for seniors

The developer of the Myrtle Terraces senior living homes in Gainesville is hoping the city will authorize a community revitalization plan for the area as a way to help secure tax credits necessary to add more apartment units.

September 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch to study downtown drainage fixes

Flowery Branch took a step Thursday night toward improving downtown drainage woes - a move officials believe also will help with economic development.

September 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: West Hall’s Band of Silver celebrates home, family

If you ask any members of the West Hall High School Band of Silver what the band means to them, they'll all likely have a similar answer.

September 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rolling car kills Talmo woman

A Talmo woman died Thursday afternoon when a car experiencing a mechanical problem rolled over her, according to Georgia State Patrol.

September 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Search continues for UGA student missing on Lake Lanier

Search efforts continued Wednesday for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing while kayaking on Lake Lanier last week.

September 14, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


WomenSource’s annual Power of the Purse draws crowd

A neurosurgeon, a single mother, a nurse and a high school student walked a catwalk Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Prosecutors describe 'grisly, ghastly, horrific' crime as murder trial begins

Two storylines emerged Tuesday morning as attorneys laid out how Iris Romero-Banegas, 43, was stabbed repeatedly.

September 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia among top regional schools

The University of North Georgia ranked 24th among public regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report.

September 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Advocates look to Atlanta homeless program for answers

Gainesville resident Doug Hanson has a passion for helping the homeless.

September 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood’s partnership with YMCA coming to an end

The Georgia Mountains YMCA's 5-year stay in Oakwood appears to be ending.

September 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business ‘owners’ pitch ideas to ‘sharks’ at seminar

Three "owners" of businesses received financing offers from the Lake Lanier Sharks on Tuesday morning, but only two accepted the offers.

September 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bear cub killed by car on Ga. 400 in North Forsyth

September 13, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Atlanta Falcons football clinic for moms emphasizes safety

Buddy Curry shared stories from his football playing days and highlighted how concussions were previously underestimated for years, shrugged off as a mere "ding."

September 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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