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Initiative aims to break down learning barriers

Despite efforts to get a quality teacher in every classroom, something - besides money - is missing from the education equation. Gainesville City Schools is part of a nationwide effort to find out what that is and how to get it.

December 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local lawmakers not surprised by speaker's resignation

Following weeks of media attention about his attempted suicide and, more recently, his wife's allegations of an affair with a lobbyist, Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson announced his pending resignation Thursday.

December 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The signs don’t lie: Minor road work still ahead in I-985 project

There are plenty of signs, including a blinking electronic one, about approaching road work but nary a construction worker on Interstate 985 in South Hall.

December 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain, snow mix in forecast

All eyes will be glued to the skies tonight and Saturday morning, looking for signs of wintry precipitation.

December 03, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gameday guide: Fans must weather obstacles

The weather is cool, and the rivalry is heating up.

December 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Semifinal Smacktalk: Students weigh in on Friday's matchup

Gainesville's excitement builds to fever pitch

December 03, 2009 | | Local


Superintendents put school, system pride on the line

As the Gainesville High School Red Elephants and the Flowery Branch High School Falcons prepare to square off for the Class AAA state semifinal game tonight, the superintendents of the respective school systems are making a wager on who will win.

December 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Shelter offering reduced-price rabies shots, microchipping

Hall County will be offering rabies shots and microchips for pets at reduced prices Saturday at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

December 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Obama’s war plan sparks both concern, praise

President Barack Obama's plans to beef up troops in Afghanistan but begin military withdrawals in 18 months locally received both strong praise and sharp criticism Wednesday.

December 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Statements will be allowed in quadruple murder trial

JEFFERSON - Henry Lee Stringer wasn't charged with murder until a year after four bodies were found in a burning Hoschton home, but his words aroused suspicions within hours of showing up to the scene on the day of the killings.

December 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Security stepped up for showdown Friday night

Friday's big game at City Park may not set an attendance record, but officials are preparing for a huge crowd.

December 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charge against teen dismissed

A burglary charge brought against a Gainesville teen in February has been dismissed.

December 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Saturday’s Festival of Trees benefits Challenged Child

This weekend, you can get into the holiday spirit and help a local nonprofit school that helps children with disabilities.

December 03, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Plans in motion to honor North Ga. bard

BLAIRSVILLE - Officials broke ground Wednesday as part of the first phase of construction for the Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center, a park on the former homestead of the North Georgia poet and novelist.

December 02, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Rain returns with cold weather this weekend

Heavy showers dumped almost two inches of rain on Gainesville on Wednesday, just ahead of cold weather moving in for the weekend.

December 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Banks County deputy injured in hit-and-run

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bird researcher alarms UNG campus with unusual attire

To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: Someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Severe storms bring possibility of tornadoes

Hall County and much of Northeast Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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