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Sudanese native, author speak about legacy of Lost Boys

In 2001, after about 150 Sudanese refugees immigrated to her hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., Joan Hecht took several of the orphans under her wing.

January 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lakeview Academy to host Internet forum

When it comes to Internet safety, many parents occasionally turn a cautious eye to their child's computer and think that's enough - wrong.

January 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Patrons say coffee shop’s menu enhances library experience

The coffee shop in the Spout Springs library is off to a fresh new start.

January 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Burned-out letters abound across area in retailers’ signs

It's not hard to spot the signs.

January 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Weight loss help just a seminar away

If you are trying to lose weight, but don't know quite how to proceed you may want to attend a seminar Thursday held by Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

January 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County jail has room to grow

JEFFERSON - You've seen the images of inmates speaking to their visitors in everything from "Legally Blonde" to episodes of "Law and Order." The prisoner, decked out in a traffic-cone-colored jumpsuit speaking into a phone on one side of a large sheet of Plexiglass while the visitor speaks into the telephone on the other side.

January 24, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth County to continue Bethel Park fight

After much deliberation, Forsyth County has decided to keep fighting over the future of Bethel Park.

January 24, 2010 | By Alyssa Larenzie Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville residents tackle deer problems

Dana Chapman has, for the longest time, tried to steer her neighborhood watch group from talking about the deer in the Riverside Drive area of Gainesville.

January 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Drier weather expected for a few days

North Georgia should begin drying out today but don't get too used to the sunny skies.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


As South Hall has grown, so has the number of churches

They might be tucked away in office parks or lack the traditional look and feel residents are familiar with, but churches have been springing up in South Hall during the past few years.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heavy rain, possible storms could move through area

Water-logged North Georgia could face additional rain - possibly up to 2 inches - as a storm system passes through the area today, according to the National Weather System in Peachtree City.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Immigration center critics say detainees at risk

Civil liberty and prisoner rights advocates say immigration detention facilities like the one run by a private company in midtown Gainesville are operated at a level of secrecy and lack of accountability that has led to preventable deaths.

January 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall residents anguish over quake that devastated home country

OAKWOOD - Helplessness and horror. Dieufaite and Marie Augustin of South Hall have experienced both emotions since a Jan. 12 earthquake devastated their homeland.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


The daily commute: Ride to work has gotten longer, more difficult

The American work force and its chosen mode of getting to the job isn't what it was 50 years ago.

January 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


The Times names 2 as newsroom managers

The Times has announced two newsroom promotions as part of a reorganization of the newspaper's local news coverage team.

January 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


East Ridge Road back open after closing for fire

No one was injured in an East Ridge Road house fire in Gainesville on Thursday. The road was closed for more than two hours as ...

May 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary lends ‘amazing’ support for Johnson soccer team ahead of title game

Students lined the halls of Chicopee Woods Elementary School after lunchtime Thursday holding handmade signs and banners. One read "You're my hero" and another ...

May 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Zachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Area homeless agency board members quit as same-sex couple applies

Half the members resigned last week from the board of a local nonprofit that pairs homeless families with church hosts just as a same-sex couple ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakeholders examine artifacts from Healan’s Mill excavation

The remnants of a wooden door, its hinges missing and green paint faded and peeling, still bear the year of its origin across the front.

May 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Source of robocalls targeting Stowe remain a mystery

Political robocalls were placed to Gainesville residents last week urging them to vote for incumbent Jeff Stowe in the Republican primary race this month for ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police investigating midnight Burger King robbery

A suspect pulled a weapon and demanded cash at midnight Tuesday at a Gainesville Burger King, police said.

May 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Vote for your favorite in North Georgia Battle of the Bands

Music lovers can select their favorite local bands, then watch them compete in a summertime concert beside Lake Lanier.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision Day planned at Gainesville High to recognize seniors moving on to college

Gainesville High School will host the first Gainesville High School Decision Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody after chase

Authorities have captured a suspect in an armed robbery at the Kangaroo gas station in Gainesville.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Raccoon in East Hall is 7th rabies case in Hall this year

A dog encountered a rabid raccoon in the Joe Chandler Road area of East Hall, according to a Hall County news release.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Contract awarded for $44.1M widening of Athens Highway

The widening of Athens Highway/U.S. 129 in East Hall looks to be a sure thing, as the Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded ...

May 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford man suspected of threatening to kill mother caught Wednesday

A Buford man suspected of threatening to kill his mother and then eluding authorities and K-9 units on Tuesday has been captured.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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