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Audit clears schools of wrongdoing

An independent review of testing at two Gainesville schools has cleared both facilities of possible cheating, and administrators couldn't be happier.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board to hold hearing on closing Jones Elementary

More than 100 parents, students and staff members returned to Jones Elementary School after hours Monday to discuss the school's possible closing.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Terror in Russia due to social issues, professor says

The underlying reasons for terrorist activity in Russia are "social and economic, not necessarily religious," a foreign policy program speaker told a Gainesville audience Monday night.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New traffic lights start this week along busy city stretch

You might have been too busy to notice - traffic being what it is along Jesse Jewell Parkway and Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. But for motorists who have wondered why two sets of traffic lights are dotting intersections along the often-congested stretch, they'll get the answer today.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge grants bond to man in child porn case

A Hall County school bus driver and part-time preacher arrested last week on child pornography charges confessed to an FBI agent, saying he had "a sickness," the agent testified Monday.

March 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court rules Gainesville must turn over documents

The Georgia Court of Appeals has sided with The Times in upholding an order requiring the city of Gainesville to turn over certain documents related to the resignation of former city manager Bryan Shuler.

March 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle gives lesson, shares views at middle school

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle may have been visiting South Hall Middle School Monday to explain the inner workings of the Georgia legislature, but by the end of a question and answer session, he'd covered a lot more than just the nuts and bolts of the state Capitol.

March 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Public Service Commission approves Atmos rate hike

Atmos Energy customers soon will see about a $3 a month increase on their bills.

March 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabies confirmed in Ledan Extension area

A rabies alert has been issued for the Ledan Extension area of North Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

March 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia not among 'Race to the Top' education grant winners

After working diligently to prepare an application for Race to the Top, Georgia was almost selected as a recipient of the federal funding.

March 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Popular West Hall High student mourned

West Hall High School's student body was absorbing its second tragedy in the space of a week Monday as news spread that a well-liked sophomore was killed in a weekend car crash.

March 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Area governments get $1.4 million for green projects

Several area counties and cities, including Gainesville and Flowery Branch, are receiving a combined $1.4 million in energy efficiency grants provided through federal stimulus funding.

March 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tempers boil over at peanut meeting

Tempers flared earlier this week when rival peanut salesmen showed up at the Dawsonville City Council meeting looking to set the record straight on their dealings downtown.

March 28, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school board will discuss CRCT analysis

Gainesville school officials have announced a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the results of a recent CRCT erasure analysis.

March 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Prison growth slows in Georgia

Georgia's booming prison population may be leveling off.

March 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Employers eligible for tax credits if supportive of workers taking GED exam

Two new tax credits are available for Georgia employers who support employees taking the GED test.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Peppers Market shooting new trial motion continued again

A Gainesville man convicted by a jury of fatally shooting another man at Peppers Market in Gainesville in June 2013 had his motion for new ...

September 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamilton State Bank completes acquisition of Highland

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. and Hamilton State Bank have completed their acquisition of Highland Commercial Bank that was announced on May 15.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local residents, vets reflect on Greatest Generation

Today, we think of the generation that fought World War II as the Greatest Generation. In retrospect, some would say it's easy to see ...

September 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local education leaders respond to governor promising $50 million for pre-K

Local educators say another $50 million toward Georgia's children is mostly a good thing.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Polling site change unnerves minority voters

The Hall County Board of Elections approved several voting precinct consolidations and polling location changes Tuesday, but objections from Latino and African-American political organizers could ...

September 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school cosmetology program launches student futures in industry

A mason jar full of fresh lavender sits near neatly stacked bags of handmade potpourri on the check-in counter at Reflections Salon and Spa.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Immigrants with disputed status sue for Georgia driver’s licenses

ATLANTA - A group of immigrants whose legal residency is disputed sued Georgia's state government Monday for refusing to issue them driver's licenses.

September 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


More candidates enter 2015 fall elections

Tuesday wasn't as busy as Monday, but it still saw multiple candidates officially putting their name in the mix for 2015 city council elections ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegations involving Gainesville artist

Gainesville artist Benn Zaricor said Tuesday that Tokyo Olympic organizers should be proud they scrapped a logo for the 2020 Games following plagiarism allegations involving ...

September 01, 2015 | From Times, wire reports | Local


State giving out books to young students

Many children don't have access to books at home, but every Georgia pre-kindergarten and kindergarten student will receive their own book to take home ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau to mark opening of North Florida location

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Fla., today in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boswell ‘a shining example’ of Greatest Generation

Cecil Boswell never misses the chance to march in Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade.

August 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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