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Gainesville school board discusses drug testing students

In the future, high school students in Gainesville City Schools may have more than just their parents questioning potential drug use.

May 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall keeps same sewer maintenance company

The same company will continue to manage Hall County's sewer system on Spout Springs Road.

May 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wreck closes road, blocking way home for Hall students

Hall County students who take the bus home on East Ridge Road in East Hall are having to find another way home.

May 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Memorial Day parade plans coming together

Last year's Memorial Day parade plans in Gainesville - including a Stearman biplane flyover and World War II veteran Mack Abbott as the honorary grand marshal - are being dusted off for this year's version of the annual event.

May 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local




Renovation reveals historic sign

In the process of renovating a downtown building, developer Milt Robson has uncovered a surprising piece of Gainesville's history.

May 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Pump prices rise 3 cents after gas tax increase

Teirah Williams spends $80 - a third of her paycheck - on fuel each week. But she's not filling up a gas-guzzling SUV. She's in a tiny yellow Ford Focus.

May 02, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall County sheriff’s office race widens

Gainesville native Jon P. Strickland has thrown his hat into the Hall County sheriff's race.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier’s level is on mark with summer full pool

With levels up and summer just ahead, Lake Lanier is sitting pretty.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chicken Festival dishes up a saucy, spicy spring spread

The crowd that gathered for the Spring Chicken Festival's premiere poultry parade Saturday morning didn't know what to expect.

May 01, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Accident victim on the road to recovery

Murky details have been pieced together but David Sloan's family may never know exactly what caused the car accident.

May 01, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Civil War at 150: Jefferson Davis descendant keeps fighting spirit alive

Nearly eight years ago, Gainesville's Jeff Davis strongly advocated letting voters decide whether they wanted to keep the contentious 1956 Georgia flag, which featured the rebel emblem.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County attorney ready to start fresh

Hall County's new attorney has some big shoes to fill - his own.

May 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth may use sales tax for new facilities

Citing an example from a former colleague, Forsyth County's Chief Superior Court judge likened the criminal legal process to a funnel.

April 30, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall OKs buying propane school buses

When it comes to moving kids from place to place, the Hall County Schools System may be treading on new ground compared to other systems around the state.

April 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Latino immigrants seek to maintain heritage while thriving in US

For young Latino immigrants in Gainesville and Hall County, there is a growing sense that they are standing on the threshold of a shift so ...

January 15, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue "further litigation" in a longstanding ...

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area Hispanics have ‘wait and see’ approach to Trump presidency

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best… They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those ...

January 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Hall lawsuit plaintiff says pension gap is delaying retirements from force

About 10 months ago, Hall County Sheriff's Office Capt. Brad Rounds said he reflected on the state of his fellow first responders seeking to ...

January 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poverty efforts are at focus of local King Day celebration

When you're growing up, there's a natural assumption everyone else in the world lives the same as you do.

January 15, 2017 | | Local


Hall growth still on the move, leaders say

It was a good year - that was the message at the Hall County Republican Party's State of the County forum at the GOP's ...

January 14, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Weather goes from ice to nice in just a week

A week after snow, ice and sleet fell over North Georgia, parks around Gainesville were filled with people of all ages Saturday, running, relaxing and ...

January 14, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Black business brunch highlights minority entrepreneurs

From the Newtown neighborhood to Morningside Heights, black-owned businesses have a long, proud history in Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No one hurt in overnight mobile home fire

No one was hurt in an overnight mobile home fire south of Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders trying to stem tide of unhappy teachers leaving profession

In the fall of 2015, Georgia school officials became aware of an alarming trend - 44 percent of the state's public school teachers were leaving ...

January 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Man in shooting case to pay $15,000 in restitution

A Buford man is ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to a man previously accused of stalking his wife.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pedestrian killed in Gwinnett

A Gainesville man walking Tuesday in Gwinnett County was struck by a car and killed, according to police.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

January 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza-Veve | Local


Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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