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Gainesville student named State Youth of the Year

Gainesville High School student Teryan Rucker has been named State Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Rucker, a 12-year member of the club, will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Reader's Digest Foundation and will go on to compete at the regional level, according to officials with the club.

March 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Main Street Market recovers after fire

Main Street Market reopened for business Friday after a morning electrical fire threatened to keep the lights off in the downtown mainstay.

March 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall commission OKs ethics code

The Hall County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt an updated ethics code Thursday, finally ending a yearlong push for ethics reform.

March 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Study proposes new exit, widening for I-85

A new Interstate 85 exit could be coming at the Ga. 60 overpass in Braselton, according to an I-85 corridor study.

March 25, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Author gives guidance to teachers on learning model

This week, some Hall County educators were able to go straight to the source for more information about how to improve their school's learning environment.

March 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fugitive gets 45 years for child molestation

A Gainesville man who jumped bail during his child molestation trial was captured outside a South Georgia motel with his mother Thursday, six hours after being convicted and sentenced in absentia to 45 years in prison, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bus driver faces child porn charges

A Hall County school bus driver and self-described "Patriot Preacher" was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Graduate office to serve growing area of Brenau University

Brenau University is looking to expand its graduate programs, beginning with a new admissions office.
The Office of Graduate Admissions, which opened this month, will work exclusively to connect potential students with professors and programs of study.
"We want to grow strategically," said Christina White, director of the Office of Graduate Admissions. "Having an office solely focused on graduate students is important."
The office is especially important because the nature of graduate studies is so different from undergraduate studies, said Gail Starich, dean of the School of Health and Science.
While undergraduate education is broad and requires classes in many ...

March 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting to spotlight Corps of Engineers commander

Lake Lanier Association officials pushed some of their agenda as they dined Wednesday with one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' highest-ranking officers in the South.
They also sized up the man who will be the guest speaker at the group's annual meeting, set for May 18 at Lakeview Center in Dawson County.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite is "a very personable guy and wants to do the right thing, but he's straight up in terms of (his duties)," said Val Perry, the association's executive vice president.
"(The corps) is going to ...

March 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits donate $700,000 to medical center

Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit have donated $700,000 to the Medical Center Foundation for an entrance garden at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital.

March 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier has a different look this year

The water level at Lake Lanier was slowly rising on this date last year, but at 1,059.22 feet above sea level, North Georgia was still mired in a wrenching drought.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps releases feedback report on water manual

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed revising a report that documents public input on the corps' plans to produce an updated Master Water Control Manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Death of Brenau official’s husband shocks campus

The Brenau University campus is still in shock after learning of the sudden death of a beloved employee's husband.

March 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch taps lawyer to be new Municipal Court judge

Flowery Branch will swear in a new Municipal Court judge April 1.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 Gainesville residents charged in robbery

Two people have been charged with a home invasion robbery at a Mountain View Road home, Hall County Sheriff's officials said.

March 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Dare to dream class of 2016

Seniors in this year's class of 2016 were described as "bright," "passionate" and "dedicated."

May 16, 2016 | | Local


Photos: Butterfly Release held at Wilshire Trails Park

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee," the legendary Muhammad Ali famously said.

May 15, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Capitola Farm Road in South Hall to be partially closed for 90 days

A key traffic artery between two major South Hall roads and cutting through a major subdivision will be partially closed 90 days, starting within a ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sewer line being moved so pedestrian/bicycling tunnel can be built under Atlanta Highway

A $120,000 sewer line project is underway to clear the way for construction of a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel as part of a newly opened ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall senior Triston Cooper pushed through injury to help his team

Triston Cooper's senior basketball season was winding down in style. He was getting in a rhythm from the 3-point line and really from everywhere.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lanier Charter Career Academy senior Olivia Henriques changed cultures, started over

Olivia Henriques came to Hall County as a senior in high school from Jamaica - only to be told she would have to repeat her high ...

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch seniors Kelsey and Hannah McQueen competed for top academic honors

Hannah and Kelsey McQueen have much in common in addition to being twins, but their paths will diverge for college.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lakeview Academy senior Luke Lovell got an early start in business

It's an understatement to say Luke Lovell is not the typical high school student. Businessman might be a more accurate description.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Johnson senior Jessa Warren blossomed when she discovered passion in radiology

For most teens and their parents, seeing a radiologist is a nightmare. For Jessa Warren, it was a blessing.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


West Hall senior Stephen Henderson struggled with Asperger's syndrome but found confidence in karate

At The Dojo American Karate Center in Flowery Branch, Stephen Henderson lines up students in his after-school class.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville senior Claire Oliver left family abroad so she could graduate back home

Claire Oliver lived in Gainesville before her family packed up and moved to Saudi Arabia.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Maranatha Christian Academy Danielle Johnson has learned to cope with dyslexia, excel in music

When Danielle Johnson reads, words can float to another line. The same thing happens with musical notes.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Wood’s Mill senior Carla Suarez Lopez faced hardships but hopes to go to veterinary school

Carla Suarez Lopez "technically got kicked out" of Chestatee High School.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall senior Will Barrett speaks publicly to spread awareness of autism

At 18 years old, Will Barrett commands a stage.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestatee senior Brooke Gilbert discovered art amid the pain of an eating disorder

Brooke Gilbert knows the value of art and wants to share it with others.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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