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Exam tests students’ skills, not memories

Usually when students sit down to take a standardized test, they do so with a pencil and a brain overflowing with facts, figures and theories.

November 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Construction on state park pushed back

Construction on Don Carter State Park at Lake Lanier may not begin until 2012, Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials said Monday.

November 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Authorities net 44 pounds of drugs in take-back day

About 44 pounds of medication was collected Saturday through Hall County's participation in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, compared to 6 pounds collected during a similar effort six months ago.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Honda inventory down but OK

For the second time this year, Honda has been forced to cut U.S. and Canadian factory production by 50 percent.

October 31, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Oakwood budget hearing draws nobody

OAKWOOD - If there is any opposition to a proposed $6.5 million budget for Oakwood's city government, the council hasn't heard it.

October 31, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


County expands recycling options

Starting Saturday, Hall County residents can recycle mixed paper and cardboard at all 12 compactor sites.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. 365 paving finished

After five months, paving that started in June is complete on a Ga. 365 resurfacing project in Hall and Habersham counties.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Intersection loses left turn arrow

The intersection of Ga. 53 and Ga. 211 in South Hall County got a signal update Monday afternoon.

October 31, 2011 | | Local


Autopsy inconclusive on 2-year-old found Sunday

An autopsy on a 2-year-old girl found dead Sunday morning is inconclusive, according to Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks, spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Girl Scouts gather for reunion to mark the organization’s 100 years of existence

Girl Scouts from Hall County gathered Sunday at the Martha Hope Cabin to share stories, pictures, s'mores and campfire songs, and reconnect with other members of the organization.

October 30, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Belk holds charity sale on Saturday

Belk will host its semi-annual charity sale on Saturday, which benefits more than 45 local nonprofits and schools.

October 30, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall deputies look into death of 2-year-old

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Sunday morning death of a child in Gainesville.

October 30, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Meetings set for Thursday on two key South Hall roads

For those interested in improvements to Spout Springs and Friendship roads, pencil in Thursday night.

October 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech fundraiser to help provide scholarships

Recent changes to the HOPE Scholarship have put a strain and students and their families, but the Lanier Technical Foundation is seeking to ease that financial burden.

October 30, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Local ghost hangouts

Foster House

October 30, 2011 | | Local


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Hundreds marvel at total eclipse in Clarkesville

CLARKESVILLE - Applause and cheers erupted as total darkness covered hundreds who came to witness a few fleeting seconds of history during the total solar eclipse ...

August 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Eclipse updates: I-985 a heavy mix of returning eclipse and rush-hour traffic

Interstate 985 a heavy mix of returning eclipse and rush-hour traffic

August 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG professor offers tips for watching total solar eclipse

DAHLONEGA - Members of the Childs family know where they'll be during Monday's solar eclipse - home in Jefferson.

August 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG enrollment expected to approach 20,000 this fall

As classes begin Monday on all five University of North Georgia campuses with a projected student population nearing 20,000, UNG President Bonita Jacobs said ...

August 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


ID fraud a growing criminal enterprise in Hall

Some people make their living off of selling counterfeit identification documents, said Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad task force officer John Higginbotham.

August 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Help wanted: Workers are harder to find in Hall County

Jobs are plentiful in Hall County and throughout Georgia, but finding workers to fill them is becoming an acute challenge, industry leaders say.

August 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Health care uncertainty a challenge at Hall Chamber seminar

Months ago, Rob and Brett Fowler started trying to wrap up plans for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Health Care Reform Seminar.

August 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Craft beer comes to a head in North Georgia

Craft beer is bubbling up into North Georgia after a quiet few years proving itself in the conservative region.

August 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: Hall County Sheriff’s Office Show & Shine car show

Hall County Sheriff's Office hosted the Show & Shine car show to show off the shine of your car.

August 19, 2017 | | Local


There goes the sun: Elachee holds solar eclipse festival

Before the sun disappears behind the moon on Monday, Elachee Nature Science Center prepared its visitors Saturday at a Solar Eclipse Festival, where visitors young ...

August 19, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Protest peaceful, conversations sometimes heated about Gainesville Confederate monument

No violence occurred at a protest of the Confederate monument in Gainesville's downtown square.

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Two schools have eclipse glasses recalled days before event

As educators worked on final plans for Monday's viewing of the total solar eclipse, two Hall County schools were scrambling to find enough eclipse ...

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Fire Chief credits Boys and Girls Club for career

After his father left town at age 10, Jerome Yarbrough spent his time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier, where his hard-working mother ...

August 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Public, businesses react to new downtown drinking ordinance

Dozens of workers hustled to keep up with orders from Atlas Pizza customers at tables inside and on the curbside Friday, the downtown square in ...

August 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Candidate qualifying begins next week for municipal elections

Cities hold elections this year, and some key positions, particularly mayoral seats, are up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election.

August 18, 2017 | | Local


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