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Team of the Week: Gainesville Red Elephants  FOX 5 Atlanta

Congrats to the Gainesville Red Elephants, our first Team of the Week of the 2019 football season!

Johnny Vardeman: Lanier Tech had only 235 students back in 1973  Gainesville Times

Some miscellaneous trivia from Northeast Georgia's past:Lanier Technical College announced last week its enrollment for the new school year will set a record ...

Gainesville High School graduation in 7 photos  Gainesville Times

Graduating seniors walk through an alley of cheering teachers during the Gainesville High School graduation ceremony at Bobby Gruhn Field in Gainesville on ...

How a new Success Center at Gainesville High will benefit students, families, community  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High will open a Student Success Center on campus during the 2019-20 academic year to support the city school system's ongoing “wraparound” ...

Lockdown lifted, students released after bomb threat investigated at Gainesville High School  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School was back to normal operations Wednesday afternoon following investigation of a potential bomb threat, police said.

Gainesville High's new wrestling coach Roberto Rivera sets lofty goals for the Red Elephants  Gainesville Times

A missing link has held Gainesville High School's athletic department out of balance. Three coaches in the last three years have helmed the wrestling program, ...

Johnny Vardeman: Gainesville High School classes making history 125 years apart  Gainesville Times

When Gainesville High School's Class of 2019 get their diplomas and turn their tassels Friday night at City Park, they will be the 125th class of graduates to do ...

Gainesville High School campus fire ruled arson  Gainesville Times

Gainesville Fire officials confirmed on Wednesday, Feb. 27, that arson was the cause of a fire that destroyed a modular unit behind the Ninth Grade Center on ...

What Gainesville High principal had to say about his first year with system  Gainesville Times

Jose Ramirez Salazar, a rising senior at Gainesville High, sat in the foyer near the school's front entrance on Friday, May 24, and reflected on the final day of the ...

Gainesville High teacher agrees to pre-trial diversion after alleged altercation with student  Gainesville Times

A former Gainesville High School construction teacher has entered a pre-trial diversion program following a physical altercation with a student last August.

Arson suspected in overnight fire that destroyed Gainesville High modular unit  Gainesville Times

Video surveillance has led school officials to believe arson is to blame for a fire that gutted a modular unit behind the Ninth Grade Center on the campus of ...

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Cris Carpenter, a cornerstone in Gainesville High's success in the early 1980s  Gainesville Times

Humble beginnings can be an ostracized theme in sports. Even so, not many former professional athletes who grew up in a small town dream of rekindling their ...

Gainesville High valedictorian visits Gov. Brian Kemp  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School's 2019 valedictorian received a special invite to meet Gov. Brian Kemp in Atlanta on Saturday, June 8.

High school basketball: North Georgia All-Star Classic planned for Friday, Saturday at Gainesville High  Gainesville Times

The eighth annual North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic is Friday and Saturday at Gainesville High. The event kicks off Friday with the North Georgia Top 24 ...

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Gruhn never put football before family  Gainesville Times

Bobby Gruhn was the catalyst behind the Gainesville High football program for more than three decades as its head coach from 1963-1992, winning 254 games, ...

New student Success Center one of many positive changes for Gainesville City Schools  Gainesville Times

Officials with Gainesville City Schools are serving the academic health of students with a major services initiative that, after a year or more of planning, ...

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Tommy West's interest in coaching grew from standout playing career with Red Elephants  Gainesville Times

Tommy West grew up cradling footballs in city fields, darting to his left and to his right avoiding the nearest linebacker. He'd visualize running schemes at City ...

Schools celebrate 2019 STAR students, teachers  Gainesville Times

The Hall County and Gainesville school systems along with private schools honored their top academic students at an event Tuesday, Feb. 19, at The Oaks at ...

Youth basketball: Gainesville High to host summer camp in June  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School will be hosting a youth boys basketball camp from June 3-6.

Gainesville High School principal to retire  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School Principal Tom Smith announced on Tuesday that he would retire at the end of the academic year.

Gainesville High's Makius Scott feels at home with South Carolina commitment  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School's football coach Heath Webb knew something was up when Virginia Tech called Saturday morning, one week ago. Makius Scott had ...

High school basketball playoffs: Rafael Rubel scores 42 points as Gainesville beats Cambridge, 98-88, in 2OTs  Gainesville Times

Up next, Gainesville visits Tucker in the state quarterfinals.

Here's how many new teachers are coming to Hall County and Gainesville schools  Gainesville Times

Zoe Hecht's week has been consumed with hauling furniture into her classroom, evaluating her lesson plans and undergoing new hire training at Gainesville ...

High school basketball: Gainesville boys take second at Region 8-6A tournament  Gainesville Times

Rafael Rubel scored 25 points and Brent Kelly chipped in 13 for the Gainesville High boys in a 51-47 loss to Apalachee for the Region 8-6A championship ...

A coveted North Hall tradition turns 20 years old  Gainesville Times

Taylor Shubert woke up at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11, and went for breakfast with his dad at Reid's Cafe in Murrayville. It was an early morning for a high school ...

Lakeview Academy names John Simpson interim head of school  Gainesville Times

Lakeview Academy announced Tuesday that John Simpson has been named interim head of school for the 2019-2020 school year.

High school scoreboard: Tia Shelton leads Gainesville to win over Habersham Central in Region 8-6A tournament  Gainesville Times

Tia Shelton finished with a team-high 28 points for Gainesville in a 69-49 victory over Habersham Central in the quarterfinals of the Region 8-6A tournament.

Watch Pam Ware of Gainesville accept Woman of Distinction award by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia  Gainesville Times

Pam Ware of Gainesville accepted the Woman of Distinction award presented by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia at the Chattahoochee Country Club on ...

These scholarships are available to Hall students, but you have to apply soon  Gainesville Times

The deadline for local area students to apply for seven new academic scholarships administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation is Friday, March ...

Photo slideshow: Gainesville High School graduation  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High graduates walked from First Baptist Church to City Park during graduation ceremonies Friday night.

High school basketball: Gainesville prepares for state playoff meeting against Langston Hughes in third consecutive year  Gainesville Times

When the Gainesville boys basketball team takes on Langston Hughes Saturday evening in a first-round playoff bout, the Red Elephants will be hoping third time ...

Charlie Company is heading to Afghanistan. Here's what Gainesville's send-off looked like  Gainesville Times

In the harsh cold, Carol Hagood stood on the side of Alta Vista Road hugging an American flag. Unlike many others who had gathered with her Monday morning ...

Max Sumner  UGA Today

Max Sumner in professor Kevin McCully's Exercise Muscle Physiology Laboratory where he has performed extensive research. (Photo by Chad Osburn/UGA).

Gainesville High senior selected as National Merit Scholarship semifinalist  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School senior Adam Jobson has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

High school soccer semifinals: Overcoming obstacles has been part of the path to staying in race for a state title  Gainesville Times

The adversities have come in waves for Gainesville High School boys soccer team this season. Two senior starters Erick Serrato and Alejandro Covarrubias fell ...

Memorial Day parade 2019, in 20 photos  Gainesville Times

Red, white and blue engulfed Green Street on Monday, May 27, as thousands came to the annual Memorial Day parade in Gainesville to honor those who died ...

Emmanuel College's heavy recruiting of Gainesville High cross country gives Red Elephant alumni chance to run at NCAA level  Gainesville Times

Former Gainesville High cross country runners Miguel Lopez, Alex Sosa and Mugisha Bienvenu have found a new home with Emmanuel College in Franklin ...

North Hall rides long touchdown run by JT Fair for 24-14 preseason win against Gainesville  Gainesville Times

JT Fair put his North Hall teammates on his back and had the Gainesville defense in pursuit midway through the second quarter with a 95-yard first half ...

Matthew Crumpton, globetrotter  Gainesville Times

Matthew Crumpton wears a suit and tie to work every day, but he skips the tie on Fridays. That's what he said he's comfortable in and has always done.

Remembering a legend: Friends of former Gainesville, Buford administrator Charlie Musselwhite reflect on his life and community impact  Gainesville Times

Charlie Musselwhite was always known for his dedication to the schools that employed him. Musselwhite died on Monday, and his funeral *service* was on ...

Gainesville High accepting nominations for athletics Hall of Fame  Gainesville Times

Starting in 2019, fans of Gainesville High School athletics will have a medium to see their favorite former student athletes honored for their achievements, ...

FOOTBALL IN HALL 2019: Gainesville looking to utilize experience for better results after 2-9 mark in 2018  Gainesville Times

Red Elephants looking for playmakers to step up to add depth at wide receiver in 2019.

Community members are using the power of prayer to kick off the school year  Gainesville Times

Before schools start up on Wednesday, Aug. 7, local churches, city officials and other community members plan to cover school campuses with prayer.

Free event to help with housing, job training set for June 22  Gainesville Times

A free event is set for June 22 at Longwood Park to educate the community about housing and employment help in the area.

This festival celebrates freedom from slavery  Gainesville Times

The Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society held its seventh-annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 15, at the Midtown Greenway Park, hosting a ...

Gainesville system names principals for high school, middle school  Gainesville Times

Jamie P. Green has been hired as the new principal of Gainesville High School, and Misty Freeman has been promoted from an interim position to principal of ...

How Gainesville school district seeks to diversify its teacher pipeline  Gainesville Times

Like a lot of college students, Liliana Esqueda, 22, was undecided for some time about what her major would be at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville.

Gainesville valedictorian is first Latino to achieve that designation at the school  Gainesville Times

It's one thing to be applauded and called an inspiration by your classmates and teachers. It's a bigger distinction to be celebrated by your community at large.

STAR student Grayson Wagner could do a lot of things. Her teacher inspired her pursuit of biomedical engineering  Gainesville Times

Gainesville's 2019 STAR student isn't the only title Grayson Wagner embraces. Her fellow actors call her dance captain, and when she takes the tennis court at ...

Gainesville man describes 'devastating' ordeal with West Nile virus  Gainesville Times

David Carmon never knew what bit him. Many days would pass before the Gainesville man and his wife, Jessie, would know the culprit — a mosquito infected by ...

New Center Point director Mark Mobley has long ties to Gainesville, northeast Georgia  Gainesville Times

Mark Mobley, a former pastor and North Hall High School teacher, was named the new executive director of Center Point on Monday, April 15.

Kitchen Inspections Feb. 20-27  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected Feb. 20-27 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

6 from Gainesville High selected for Governor's Honors Program  Gainesville Times

Six students from Gainesville High School were selected as finalists for the prestigious and competitive Governor's Honors Program.

Trying to keep up with all these new places to grab a bite? We made a (long) list  Gainesville Times

If you've been struggling to keep up with all the new restaurants in Hall County, you're not alone. In an effort to make things a little easier for you, we've put ...

These places in Hall offer team-building activities — and show that being uncomfortable can be a good thing  Gainesville Times

Walking across a wire in the sky, racing on tracks in a cart, breaking out of a locked room — it's not a daredevil TV event, it's a team building exercise. And being ...

Workforce development starts early in Hall County - Atlanta Business Chronicle  Atlanta Business Chronicle

Workforce development is a team effort in Hall County. An alliance of educators, civic leaders and employers have developed a multi-pronged approach to ...

High school basketball playoffs: Second-round schedules set for 7 programs in Hall County  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch girls, three Class A private school teams have home games this week.

High school basketball: Gainesville boys team dominates Winder-Barrow on senior night to take fourth straight region win  Gainesville Times

The seniors on Gainesville's boys basketball team have won plenty of games over the last four years with the Red Elephants, and nothing was going to get in ...

Gold on the Greenway coming back to Gainesville this month  Gainesville Times

Gold on the Greenway is coming back after a successful first year that raised almost $140000 for childhood cancer research.

Storms toppled this church's steeple, but the church is standing strong  Gainesville Times

Richard Clark was woken by a phone call at his home around 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 19. It was a deacon from Dewberry Baptist Church, where Clark is also a ...

How Level Up is changing the game for men's salons  Gainesville Times

Level Up Haircuts for Men believes women aren't the only ones who deserve pampering. “We want to offer guys an ultimate experience, something different from ...

Local lawyer Doug Stewart remembered as leader in the community  Gainesville Times

The Rev. Scott Hearn remembered his “seersucker brother,” Jon Douglas Stewart, as a leader, mentor and “one of the sharpest dressers in town.”Stewart, a ...

The Spring Chicken Festival at Longwood Park: Everything you wanted to know  Gainesville Times

The Spring Chicken Festival is clucking its way back to Gainesville for its 15th year, but this will be the first year in its new home off of the square.

High school basketball: Gainesville converts hot start into dominant win over Lanier to close out regular season  Gainesville Times

The first time the Gainesville boys basketball team took on Lanier earlier this season, the Red Elephants let a close game slip away in overtime. In the rematch ...

High school volleyball scoreboard: Flowery Branch splits tri-match  Gainesville Times

The Flowery Branch volleyball team went 1-1 in a tri-match with Chestatee at Lumpkin County Tuesday night, falling 12-25, 25-20, 15-9 to the Lady Indians but ...

A different kind of signing day for these students looking to build careers  Gainesville Times

Eight young professionals kicked off their careers with a signing ceremony Thursday, but they're not going into athletics — they're the first class of apprentices at ...

Gainesville native winning pageants, doing good works  Gainesville Times

Gainesville native Miranda Childers recently won the title of Ms. US World NOWSA Ambassador at a pageant held in Reno, Nevada, during the month of ...

For turtle watching, the time is now  Gainesville Times

With the warmer months in full swing, turtles have popped up on roadways and in backyards across Georgia.

High school football player safety  WRUF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The NFL and NCAA's concussion crisis and player safety initiatives have been well-chronicled, praised, criticized and debated. However ...

State's largest high school scoreboard video display going in at Bobby Gruhn Field  Gainesville Times

The state's largest high school scoreboard video display will soon cast its long glow over Gainesville High's Bobby Gruhn Field, home of the Red Elephants.

High school golf: Pair of freshmen carry Gainesville High boys, girls to Hall County titles  Gainesville Times

Two of Gainesville High's youngest golfers showed they could handle the pressure of playing in the Hall County Championships just fine. Andrew Hughes and ...

These kids are saving sea turtles, one cup of lemonade at a time  Gainesville Times

Lemons, sugar and water — that's all a group of Gainesville kids is using to raise money for charity.

Tantrum Brewing hops on agritourism train in Cleveland  Gainesville Times

Something new has come to the wine country of White County: hops, beer and Tantrum Brewing Co. Tantrum Brewing Co. in Cleveland makes its mark in the ...

Who should be named the Male Athlete of the Year?  WSB Atlanta

Montlick & Associates honors the best high school athletes on the field and in the community with the Montlick & Associates Athlete of the Week and the Athletes ...

34 things old-timers may remember in Gainesville  Gainesville Times

You date yourself if you remember: When two pool rooms sat side by side on Gainesville's Main Street just south of the Collegiate Grill. And George and ...

2 juveniles arrested for threats at Gainesville High  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Two boys have been charged in connection with threats scrawled on a bathroom wall at Gainesville High School, police said late Wednesday.

Gainesville grad Spencer Ralston leads a reinvigorated Georgia golf team into NCAA championship  Gainesville Times

Wherever Spencer Ralston has gone, success has been quick to follow.

Athletes of the week: Senior guards Blackwell, Shelton are Gainesville's dynamic duo on basketball court  Gainesville Times

Looking at the skillsets of Gainesville shooting guards Tija Blackwell and Tia Shelton, one doesn't really work without the other, according to their coach.

Joy Griffin resigns as United Way president, search is on for replacement  Gainesville Times

After nine years with the United Way of Hall County, Joy Griffin, the organization's president and chief professional officer, has resigned.

What to expect from 2 namesake dishes at Zen's Ramen and Sushi Burrito  Gainesville Times

When Monkey Barrel, a longtime favorite restaurant and bar in Gainesville, closed in 2016, residents weren't very happy. Novella's Italian Restaurant and Bar ...

Does God exist? Debate set Monday at UNG  Gainesville Times

The existence of God will be the topic as Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Nick Peters, founder of Deeper Water Christian ...

When Charlie Company might return home from Afghanistan  Gainesville Times

Molly Nigro was happy to see members of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team return home June 17.

82-year-old retired mill worker finds new life as a Gainesville painter  Gainesville Times

After putting away his brushes, disappointed at his first attempt, Joel Roger Yonce never imagined he'd pick up painting again. But after the death of his wife and ...

Watch video live from Times Sports Media Day  Gainesville Times

High school football coaches and players from 10 teams in Hall County discuss the upcoming season with Times sports staff.

Gainesville school officials will propose another education sales tax. Here are 6 things they want to know first  Gainesville Times

Officials with Gainesville City Schools want answers from the community to six questions about the future of the district. They'll seek that input during four ...

6 years later, Hannah Truelove’s murder remains unsolved WXIA

Six years after a teenage girl was killed near her Gainesville home, the detective who first worked the case is still searching for justice.

New York City of 1899 comes alive in 'Newsies'  Gainesville Times

Disney fans will get the chance to go back in time with the Gainesville High School Theatre Department's musical production of “Newsies.”

In our community: Gainesville High students place at World Language Day  Gainesville Times

40 students from Gainesville High School participated in the 42nd annual University of North Georgia World Language Day on April 12 in Dahlonega. The group ...

This 18-year-old started with Gainesville's junior police academy. Now, the department hopes to put her on the road  Gainesville Times

For the past five years, Litzy Saravia has shadowed Gainesville Police officers to get an insight into the world of law enforcement.

Gainesville girl twirling her way to France  Gainesville Times

Anna Mitchell Ralston grew up going to football games in Athens with her family.

Georgia Tech Football: Geoff Collins and the Jackets add two more!  From The Rumble Seat

It was a big day for Geoff Collins and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as they added two players from Gainesville: offensive tackle Jordan Williams from ...

Longtime Gainesville boys golf coach Bryson Worley leaving school to run UNG golf program  Gainesville Times

Worley, who resides in North Hall, said he was swayed by the university's proximity to his home, facilities and “off-the-charts” potential for its golf program.

Giving back to the game: Gainesville grad Micah Owings using big league experience to teach the next generation  Gainesville Times

Micah Owings' baseball career took a sudden turn in 2017. One day, he was wearing a Seattle Mariners uniform, competing for a job in the big leagues.

VIDEO: Gainesville girl's passion gets her to Japan  Gainesville Times

Making it to the Osaka International Music Competition was never really Marisa Woo's goal as a pianist, but her fluttering fingers flew her all the way to Japan just ...

Gainesville High's new PAES lab prepares special-education students for career success  Gainesville Times

Erin Folger will graduate from Gainesville High School in May, and she feels more ready than ever to meet the “real world.” Folger, 20, is one of dozens of ...

43 students from Hall named to District Honor Band  Gainesville Times

Hall County is well-represented in District Honor Band with 43 students being selected for the honor, 42 of them from Hall County Schools and one from ...

This local doctor earned a statewide award for his work improving emergency care  Gainesville Times

Dr. Mohak Davé can't walk the halls of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center or even sit in the hospital's cafe without someone shaking his hand, giving him a ...

WomenSource's Power of the Purse celebrates women who serve the community  Gainesville Times

Police officers, educators, health care professionals and other public servants filled the runway Tuesday evening at WomenSource's annual Power of the Purse ...

Sweet Acre Farms has a new tasting room in an unexpected place  Gainesville Times

Hall County's Sweet Acre Farms has opened a new tasting room in Helen — the Helen Wine Co.

He helped a West Hall student get into Yale, then she nominated him for a prestigious award - and he won  Gainesville Times

Adam Johnson admits to being surprised, even confused, when he recently learned that he'd been selected for the 2018 Yale Educator Award.

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