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State might allow districts to choose traditional math courses

If school districts prefer traditional algebra and geometry over "coordinate algebra" or "analytic geometry," they might soon have the option to teach them again. At the recommendation of state Su...

January 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Flowery Branch, Riverside repeat as county swimming champions

The Flowery Branch girls swimming team closed out its seventh straight Hall County championship in style Friday, sweeping the top two spots in the meet-capping 400-yard freestyle relay at Frances M...

January 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | High schools

Ask The Times: No plans in place for new Chick-fil-A in Hall County

Countless times we have driven to the Chick-fil-A in Gainesville only to turn around and leave due to the over-crowdedness of the restaurant as well as the drive-thru. Can we not get another facili...

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Ask The Times

High school scoreboard: Jan. 16

Banks County's Austin Venable scored his 1,000th career point as the Leopards defeated West Hall 76-48 on Friday in Homer. Venable finished the game with 29 points and 15 rebounds. Kamal Wiley add...

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | High schools

Anderson scores 25 as Buford girls top North Hall, 55-40

When Buford's girls need a shot of energy into the offense, the ball automatically goes into the able hands of senior guard Camille Anderson. Although she's a versatile weapon, scoring is where her...

January 16, 2015 | Bill Murphy | High schools

5 people infected after rabid cat attacks in Lula

Lula and surrounding areas are still on alert after a cat that tested positive for rabies was found to have bitten five people, perhaps more. "I was out working on my yard and the cat came on my p...

January 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Hawks rip Raptors, 110-89, in Toronto

TORONTO- After giving some starters the night off in games earlier this week, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer didn't rest anyone for Friday's game against the Raptors. None of them had to wor...

January 16, 2015 | By Ian Harrison Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

Attorneys for Hall County Schools respond to prayer lawsuit

Attorneys for Hall County Schools and others named in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed an answer Friday related to religion in schools. Attorneys Phillip Hartley and Hieu Nguyen entered an answ...

January 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget. The 2016 fiscal yea...

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Governor Deal’s budget seeks more for schools, child welfare, state pay

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a $45 billion budget plan Friday that would narrow the spending gap in public education, hire more child protection workers and give state employees low-level ra...

January 16, 2015 | By Kathleen Foody and Ray Henry Associated Press | Top of the wires

Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad. Two Gainesvil...

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Your Views: A growing county like Hall needs to address litter issue

Hall County needs to seriously address the severe litter problem on all our roadways and in our cities. Litter never gets picked up and continues to accumulate. What government agency would be resp...

January 16, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Your Views: Have some pride in our home; let’s pick up trash along roads

At least once a week, I pick up trash along the roadside in front of my home along Mountain View Road and Dogwood Circle. A good part of the roadsides along Mountain View Road, Dogwood and Old Oakw...

January 16, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Your Views: Society suffers from mediocrity in collision of culture, character

The old axioms really are true: You reap what you sow. It's time to pay the piper. You made your bed, now sleep in it. Those can apply to nations as well as individuals. Many agree that our economy...

January 16, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

Jonah Goldberg: There's no buzz for Romney nostalgia

In 2007, when President Barack Obama announced that he was running for president, he did it in Springfield, Ill., to highlight his supposed connection to Abraham Lincoln. He brought in his biggest ...

January 16, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg | More viewpoint stories

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