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Local students score high on state graduation exam

Hall County and Gainesville students surpassed the state average in all areas of the Georgia High School Graduation Test for another year.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall library board says ‘no’ to Clermont appointments

The Hall County Library Board balked Tuesday night at Clermont's request for the appointment of two Clermont residents to the board when vacancies occur June 30.

May 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall of Fame event will honor business leaders

Junior Achievement will be host of a night of glitz and glamour to honor four community members in its first Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dive team's new truck has more space for crew

When the Hall County Dive team mobilizes, there's no telling where they'll be heading.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board of Regents passes tuition increases

Northeast Georgia public college students will pay $100 to $500 more for classes in the fall.

May 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ingles found negligent in stormwater runoff case

A Hall County jury ordered the Ingles supermarket chain and two contractors to pay a Flowery Branch couple nearly $1 million for causing stormwater runoff damage to their farm.

May 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


GBI eyes dead man as lead in Cornwell case

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking at the suicide of a rape suspect in Atlanta last month as a possible lead in the August disappearance of Blairsville's Kristi Cornwell, officials said Tuesday.

May 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North Hall library, community center plans move ahead

The Hall County Board of Commissioners heard an update on the plans for the North Hall park and library Monday at a work session.

May 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood gets tougher on businesses failing to pay city taxes on time

OAKWOOD - Oakwood is putting some teeth in an ordinance governing business taxes.

May 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retrial begins in deputy assault case

Jury selection began Monday for the retrial of a Gainesville man whose 2007 conviction for aggravated assault on a police officer was overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court.

May 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board unanimously votes to close Jones Elementary

The battle is over for Jones Elementary School.

May 11, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Brian Kelly sworn in as new Gainesville police chief

Gainesville welcomed its new police chief Monday in a brief ceremony to make official his role at the helm of the city department.

May 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher announces bid for Flowery Branch council seat

A Gwinnett County teacher has announced his plans to seek the Post 1 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council.

May 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State pool will stay open

The pool at Gainesville State College won't be closing after all.

May 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


No tests for youngest students relieves educators

When the Georgia General Assembly passed its budget, it eliminated funding for several student tests.

May 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


More than 500 express interest in Hall's Early College program

Plans for Hall County's Early College @ Jones are moving quickly. More than 530 high school students expressed an interest in the program, and formal ...

February 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Wrenched Bicycles moves to larger, more visible location

The old Wrenched Bicycles shop was tucked into a small, quaint building on Bradford Street, just off the downtown square.

February 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch hosts annual Black History Month program

Speakers encouraged students to be a part of the change they hope to see in a Black History Month program Thursday at Flowery Branch High.

February 04, 2016 | BY AMY MCDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Buy Local Expo showcases more than 60 local businesses

Officials with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Thursday's Buy Local Safe & Green Expo went well, bringing in more than 300 at the ...

February 04, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


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