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Paula Newkirk  Pocahontas Times

Paula Ball Newkirk passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018, in Gainesville, Georgia. Born June 6, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Pauline ...

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 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.

GHS homecoming court named | Local News  Gainesville Daily Register

Gainesville High School students have selected their homecoming court in advance of the school's homecoming game Friday, Sept. 21.

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.

Photo slideshow: Gainesville High School graduation  Gainesville Times

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

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 ...

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.

Gainesville, Hall students hold walkouts encouraging solutions to gun violence  Gainesville Times

Before a hushed crowd of several hundred Gainesville High School students on Wednesday morning, March 14, junior Matthew Penado read the names of each ...

Heath Webb replaces legendary Bruce Miller  FOX 5 Atlanta

Gainesville High School will have a new face on the sideline this season.

5 Gainesville High teachers awarded 'mini-grants'  Gainesville Times

Barry Stinson, a new Gainesville resident, gave $1250 to Gainesville High School to be used as five “mini-grants” for teachers.

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.

Gainesville downtown square closed for Thursday events  Gainesville Times

Motorists could hit traffic delays and lane closures in downtown Gainesville Thursday, Sept. 20, because of several events scheduled around the same time.

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.

VIDEO: Ga. HS football coach proposes with help of his players  USA TODAY High School Sports

A Georgia assistant high school football coach pulled off his personal ultimate proposal thanks to a hands-on assist from his players.

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 ...

Gainesville High School football coach Bruce Miller retires | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

Bruce Miller, who led Gainesville to its first football state championship in 2012 and won 225 games in 30 seasons as a head coach, retired this week.

Johnny Vardeman: Gainesville High's annual of 1933 was dedicated to 'Depression'  Gainesville Times

Few areas and few people escaped the impact of the Depression of the 1930s. Things were skimpy all the way around. An example is the 1933 Gainesville High ...

In our community: Bush named Mr. GHS  Gainesville Times

John Bush Jr. has been named Mr. GHS. Mr. GHS is selected as part of an annual event at Gainesville High School since the early 1980s. Students are judged ...

How Hall, Gainesville school systems keep students safe  Gainesville Times

Hall County and Gainesville school leaders worked Thursday, Feb. 15, to address the concerns of students and parents after 17 people were fatally shot ...

Gainesville High School celebrates National Merit Scholar semifinalist  North Texas e-News

Gainesville ISD: In September, Gainesville High School received official notification from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation that one of our students was ...

Peek inside a cluttered attic of Gainesville history in the Green family home  Gainesville Times

Tucked behind a few pine trees on Blue Ridge Drive Northeast in Gainesville sits a brick, ranch-style home. Five small, white columns support the awning over ...

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 ...

West Hall, Lakeview students honored as STAR system winners  Gainesville Times

In freshman geometry, Coleman Pethel and his Lakeview Academy classmates spent the entire class period working on a problem. The question seemed ...

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.

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.

This man is accused of coercing a disabled teen into performing sexual favors for money  Gainesville Times

A Gainesville man is accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl and “reportedly paid (the) juvenile for sexual favors,” said Gainesville Police Sgt.

Police investigating Tuesday robbery at Family Dollar  Gainesville Times

Two armed men approached a Family Dollar employee Tuesday, Sept. 25 and left with cash, police said.

Climbing up the ranks. How Richard Corbett revitalized Gainesville High's cross country programs  Gainesville Times

When Gainesville cross country coach Richard Corbett took over both the girls and boys teams earlier this year, he knew he wanted to change the culture early ...

2 new members join Gainesville school board  Gainesville Times

Andy Stewart and Heather Ramsey were sworn in Wednesday as new members of the Gainesville City School System Board of Education.

Atlanta man takes plea in North Hall attempted murder case  Gainesville Times

An Atlanta man took a plea deal Monday, Aug. 20, in his case, where he was accused of shooting a woman in the face in 2016 in North Hall County.

Kitchen Inspections Oct.29-Nov.1  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected from Oct.29-Nov.1 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

How students in local school districts fared on this year's SAT  Gainesville Times

More students in Hall, Gainesville, Buford, Forsyth and Dawson schools took the SAT in 2018 than did in 2017, helping Georgia best the national average in ...

8-year-old Gainesville girl killed in Montgomery, Ala. wreck  Gainesville Times

A Gainesville girl set to begin third grade this month at Tadmore Elementary School was killed last week in a Montgomery County, Alabama wreck, according to ...

Students learn life lessons through theater during summer  Gainesville Times

This summer, students will get together for the first time to brush up on their scripts, rehearse and perform a musical titled “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical” in a ...

Ex-Gainesville star Deshaun Watson not fazed by racist comments  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former Gainesville High School star Deshaun Watson, now an NFL standout with the Houston Texans, says he's not worried about a racist online post by an ...

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 ...

Flowery Branch road fully reopens after June culvert collapse  Gainesville Times

Cantrell Road in Flowery Branch has fully reopened, nearly four months after a culvert blowout closed part of the road, City Manager Bill Andrew said ...

A future housing option possible for students at UNG in Oakwood  Gainesville Times

Off-campus rental housing marketed to University of North Georgia students in Oakwood may be on the horizon.

Teen stops apartment fire from being 'a lot worse'  Gainesville Times

Mauricio Alberto's brother thought someone was smoking or vaping at the neighboring apartment in the Versailles Apartments Thursday night on Park Hill Drive.

Authorities believe Gainesville woman inappropriately touched 10-year-old girl  Gainesville Times

A Gainesville woman is accused of touching a 10-year-old girl inappropriately.

Teenager's story of surviving cardiac arrest featured at health summit  Gainesville Times

Squanka Thomas couldn't believe the call about her 17-year-old son Jaileen Brown's heart stopping. He was a healthy teenager who exercised every day, she ...

Program helps English learners take next step to college  Gainesville Times

For many students, the things learned during the school year can be easily forgotten during the summer months away. That's why the Steps-to-College program, ...

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.

North Hall student to serve as page for Sen. Isakson  Gainesville Times

A North Hall High School junior will serve as a U.S. Senate page in Washington, D.C., after being appointed by Johnny Isakson.

College fair to connect students with Historically Black Colleges and Universities  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School will host a college information fair featuring Historically Black Colleges & Universities from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27 for all ...

Flooding possible as remains of subtropical storm pass over North Georgia  Gainesville Times

A flood watch is in effect through Wednesday morning, May 30, for much of metro Atlanta and North Georgia as the remains of Subtropical Storm Alberto pass ...

Kitchen inspections: July 23-27  Gainesville Times

The following are the food *service* establishments inspected from July 23-27 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* establishments ...

Chamber expo gives businesses chance to show off what they sell  Gainesville Times

Phil Dennis wasn't selling or pushing any products, but he still hoped to get a message out Thursday, Feb. 15, at the annual Business Expo at the Gainesville ...

Gainesville man gets life in prison for West Avenue slaying  Gainesville Times

A Gainesville man was convicted by a jury Thursday afternoon in the West Avenue fatal shooting in November 2014.

Governor signs state budget that fully funds Georgia schools  Gainesville Times

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a $26.2 billion budget that will send more funds to Georgia's public schools.

New signs help Gainesville brand itself for visitors  Gainesville Times

Arriving in Gainesville these days, you may have noticed large signs reaching high into the sky denoting the city's limits along major thoroughfares and interstate ...

Flowery Branch Councilman Fred Richards dies  Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch officials mourned the sudden death of Councilman Fred Richards on Thursday, remembering him as a public servant passionate about ...

Teen, 18, charged with rape of 12-year-old  Gainesville Times

An 18-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old, according to authorities. Miguel Juan Sebastian was charged with rape and child molestation.

Gainesville Rotary names Man of the Year, Woman of the Year  Gainesville Times

Two area real estate professionals with vast amounts of volunteer experience were honored Monday night by the Gainesville Rotary Club. The club named ...

Dr. Everett Roseberry of Longstreet Clinic retiring after 40-year career as pediatrician  Gainesville Times

Even though “doctor” is beside his name, Everett Roseberry has strived to be more of a physician in his career spanning 40 years.

Salvadoran man killed in Atlanta Highway hit-and-run  Gainesville Times

A Salvadoran man was killed in Sunday's hit-and-run on Atlanta Highway, police said. Edwin Omar Velasquez-Galeas, 25, was identified by Gainesville Police ...

Scouts enter a new age, hold to old traditions  Gainesville Times

Clad in beige uniforms, a crowd of boys sat in neat rows chatting among themselves, awaiting the start of their Court of Honor ceremony. The group was ...

Gainesville veteran, businessman joins Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame  Gainesville Times

He already loved model airplanes. But after flying in a Piper Cub airplane over Gainesville at age 14 — taking off from a dusty field now known as Lee Gilmer ...

Forsyth County father, daughter charged with drug trafficking  Gainesville Times

Authorities have arrested two people in connection with what they are calling a “father-daughter drug operation” that allegedly supplied large amounts of ...

Cagle admits on audio tape he pushed 'bad' bill to sink primary foe Hill  Gainesville Times

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle pushed a bill he thought was “bad” in “a thousand different ways” in the Georgia General Assembly to hurt the election chances of ...

Local man literally burned down his old life on way being clean and sober  Gainesville Times

Growing up in Flowery Branch, Taylor McCullough describes his childhood as a pretty good one. “My dad was always the person when he walked into the room ...

2 arrested after car break-ins at Gainesville apartment complex  Gainesville Times

Police arrested two people who they say were attempting to break into cars Saturday, Feb. 10, at a Gainesville apartment complex.

How one Vietnam veteran is honoring local men killed during the war  Gainesville Times

The faces of those killed in battle are sometimes forgotten. That's why The Wall of Faces, a virtual representation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was created.

Gainesville schools seek answers to bridge achievement gap  Gainesville Times

In Gainesville schools, like many across the region, state and country, some minority students consistently perform below their white counterparts on ...

Center Point executive director given John W. Jacobs Youth Service Award  Gainesville Times

To say David Smith was surprised last month when he was honored as the Gainesville Kiwanis Club's John W. Jacobs Youth *Service* Award for 2018 would be ...

Eight Republicans qualify for local races  Gainesville Times

A slew of Republicans have qualified to run for local office, including three candidates for the Hall County Board of Commissioners. Eight Republicans are so far ...

Editorial: Miller put Big Red back on top  Gainesville Times

Throughout most of the 20th century, Gainesville High School set the standard for football programs in Northeast Georgia.

Gainesville taking new steps to address water taste, odor  Gainesville Times

The prolonged presence of a foul taste and odor in the local drinking water has prompted Gainesville officials to begin a new treatment and consult with experts ...

Elections Board scraps plans to provide ballots in Spanish  Gainesville Times

Hall County reversed course Tuesday when the Hall County Elections Board voted to scrap plans to provide ballots in Spanish. Board members voted Tuesday ...

Road work to close lane on Ga. 400 this weekend in Forsyth County  Gainesville Times

Concrete slab replacement work on Ga. 400 this weekend will reduce the highway to one lane in sections in Forsyth County, per a press release from the ...

Dawsonville Highway lane fix allows for through traffic and turns  Gainesville Times

Some relief has come to frequently clogged Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 in Gainesville. An eastbound lane that had limited traffic flow to right turns has been ...

Prominent local optometrist Michael Shannon dies at age 60  Gainesville Times

Dr. Michael W. Shannon, a longtime Hall County optometrist who operated clinics in Flowery Branch and Cumming, died Saturday. He was 60.

How local nonprofit plans to help Latinos, low-income voters reach the polls  Gainesville Times

In an effort to grow voter turnout in this year's midterm elections, the Hispanic Alliance GA, a Gainesville nonprofit, will be providing volunteers to help Latino and ...

Demand for poultry leads to expansion of local plants  Gainesville Times

Hall County's longtime poultry industry isn't slowing down in the wake of widespread growth in other business sectors.

New Teachers Begin Work this Week  Monticello News

New teachers for the Jasper County Charter System began work Monday, with the first order of business to be introduced to the public via this newspaper.

MLK holiday events focus on celebration, healing, activism  Gainesville Times

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Gainesville mixes public celebration, community activism and spiritual healing in a way that resonates with the hundreds of ...

Ga. Senate passes bill to strengthen sex trafficking statute  Gainesville Times

Before the end of Crossover Day, the Georgia General Assembly's Senate unanimously passed a bill that would expand the language on the state's sex ...

Spending on transportation, teachers among priorities for Hall legislators in 2018  Gainesville Times

Transportation spending, teacher raises and cash for rural broadband development -- Hall County's state lawmakers offered a glimpse of Georgia's 2018 ...

Lakeview Academy wins state title for one-act play  Gainesville Times

Lakeview Academy performing arts students recently accomplished something no other Class A school in the state has done — winning the Georgia High ...

Buford woman charged in husband's slaying  Gainesville Times

A woman was arrested and charged in the death of her husband early Saturday, Aug. 25, in Buford near Chateau Elan.

Man dies following Sunday morning fire  Gainesville Times

A 29-year-old man died Monday morning after he was airlifted following a Sunday morning house fire.

NFL combine invitee: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson (Gainesville High)  Atlanta Journal Constitution

FLOWERY BRANCH -- We are powering through the list of 330 players invited to the NFL scouting combine. As we find the locals with Georgia connections, we ...

No charges will be filed against ex-school resource officer who spent $10K  Gainesville Times

A former Hall County school resource officer who purchased firearms, a TV, a drone and other items on a school system credit card will not face criminal charges ...

UGA’s top football recruit was not a Mark Richt fan  DawgNation

Nolan Smith II is a 5-star defensive end from Savannah, Ga., and he's ranked as the nation's No. 1 overall prospect by one of the major recruiting services.

Oakwood planners OK 295-home development, but want more site plan details  Gainesville Times

A proposed 295-home development across from West Hall High School off McEver Road was recommended for approval by the Oakwood Planning ...

Frank Norton Jr.'s forecast to highlight economic, real estate trends  Gainesville Times

Gainesville Realtor Frank Norton Jr.'s annual look at economic and real estate trends is a sort of soiree mixing food, facts and fellowship. The Norton Agency's ...

FEATURE: Kelly Beckham, Gainesville High School Basketball Coach - ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF  WRUF

High school basketball season is officially underway, as Kelly Beckham looks to take his Gainesville High School Hurricanes back to the postseason. Coach ...

Rodrigue: Plenty to keep an eye on as basketball season gets underway  Gainesville Times

Let's take a look at some of the most pressing questions facing area boys and girls teams as the season kicks into full swing this week.

GBI seeking help in Braselton business owner's death  Gainesville Times

A Braselton repair shop owner was found unresponsive on the floor of his business by authorities Friday.

Rural broadband gaps getting attention from state leaders  Gainesville Times

As Amazon looks nationwide for a second headquarters, Georgia's state leaders are trying to paint the state in the best light possible for the internet giant.

Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2018: Meet the Contestants  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nearly 50 young women are ready to compete for the title of Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2018. The pageant is the teen version of Miss Georgia, with teens ...

Time ticking down for landmark Gainesville jewelry store  Gainesville Times

It was 1936, still in the thick of the Great Depression, when Mose Eplan left Atlanta for the Gainesville square and never looked back. But like the hands on one ...

Lake Lanier full again at 1070 feet  Gainesville Times

For the first time in two years, Lake Lanier's water level has risen to 1070 feet above sea level. It was February of 2016 when the lake last hit 1070, but what now ...

Freshman football player in North Fulton offered by Georgia, Florida  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Julian Nixon, a freshman at Roswell's Centennial High School, has already received scholarship offers for football from Ohio State, Georgia, Florida and Auburn.

Pay raises for deputies approved by Hall County commissioners  Gainesville Times

Pay raises for Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies was quickly approved by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday. As part of the consent ...

Edgewater on Lanier tenants return to scene of fire  Gainesville Times

The smell of smoke lingered Monday afternoon outside building A at the Edgewater on Lanier Apartments three days after a late-night fire broke out from a ...

187500 gallons of partially treated wastewater spill into Flat Creek  Gainesville Times

A spill sent about 187500 gallons of partially treated wastewater into Flat Creek late Wednesday night into Thursday morning, Gainesville officials said.

Marchers rally in Dahlonega for gun law changes  Gainesville Times

Barbara Spencer wept as she walked in front of the Dahlonega crowd, holding in her left hand a picture of Scott Beigel, a teacher killed in the Parkland school ...

Development brings tradeoffs in midtown Gainesville  Gainesville Times

Anthony Woodall wonders just how much new residents in midtown Gainesville are willing to withstand the daily sounds of metal clanging, machines roaring ...

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