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Charter councils act as school boards

Parents of charter school students are enjoying newfound democracy in school-level governance councils where their thoughts on school budgets, personnel and student achievement can be put into action.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Deep freeze is nearly over

Northeast Georgia should be thawed out soon.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Jefferson’s Crawford Long museum reopens with new displays

JEFFERSON - Pulled by a tall, white horse and steered by a bonneted driver, an elegant black carriage clattered down College Street as a busy shopkeeper went about answering questions about the bolts of fabric on her shelves.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Fire displaces 10 people from Chicopee Villlage home

Ten people living in one home were displaced by an early morning fire in Chicopee Village, Hall County Fire officials said. No one was hurt.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Slips and slides on a day of icy roads

When winter weather hits Hall County, the calls for tow trucks pick up, and Friday was no exception.

January 09, 2010 | | Local

Major South Hall artery could be renamed

By spring, a heavily traveled South Hall road could reflect the name of its biggest attraction, Lake Lanier Islands.

January 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

The healing powers of Teddy bears

Drs. Chris and Tanya Turner are Flowery Branch chiropractors who make no bones about providing comfort, even when it isn't for one of their patients.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Jefferson Streetscape grinds to a halt

JEFFERSON - Progress can sometimes be slow, but when it comes to the downtown Jefferson Streetscape project, visual progress has been nearly nonexistent.

January 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Local schools earn Governor’s honors

Several local schools made the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's outstanding achievement list that recognizes 327 schools.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Gainesville academy earns High-Flying honors

The Youth-at-Risk Conference recognized Gainesville Exploration Academy as a runner-up for its list of High-Flying Schools.

January 09, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Our Neighbor opens home to adults in need

Our Neighbor Inc. is now accepting applications for its newest house equipped for people with disabilities.

January 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Battle over inheritance reaches high court

The legal dispute over an inheritance from a man who was once one of Hall County's biggest landowners goes before the Georgia Supreme Court next week, with a woman who claims she is a daughter born out of wedlock challenging the two sisters named in the will.

January 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Icy conditions close roads, make driving dangerous

Icy roads have created perilous driving conditions on many Hall County roads, and officials are advising motorists to use extreme caution if they have to get out.

No serious injuries have been reported thus far in a number of minor traffic accidents brought on by black ice, officials said.

January 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Downtown vandalism concerns officials

Repeat instances of vandalism around the downtown Gainesville square has prompted police and city officials to discuss how best to combat the problem.

January 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Snow a mixed bag for residents

Snow. For children, it is the stuff of dreams; but adults tend to think of it with ambivalence.

January 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

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Articles by Section - Local

Oliver North addresses hundreds gathered to support Boys & Girls Clubs

A hero is someone who voluntarily sacrifices to help others.

October 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Woman guilty of murder for her role in death of taxi driver

Nearly seven months after five co-defendants left Isaias Tovar-Murillo, 46, to die, Shiv Sachdeva called for mercy.

October 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Flowery Branch candidates have new city hall concerns

A new Flowery Branch city hall would help merge city offices and ease overcrowding, but getting to the point of construction is another matter for ...

October 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Dunkin’ Donuts gets closer to adding location in Gainesville

If you're a fan of glazed doughnuts, coffee and those kitschy old commercials with the tagline "Time to make the doughnuts," things are turning ...

October 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

5 arrested on human trafficking charges were part of nationwide sting by FBI

A nationwide human trafficking sting run by the FBI resulted in charges against five area men arrested over the weekend in Gainesville.

October 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: Drug agents receive package of meth

Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad agents said they received a package with methamphetamine allegedly belonging to a Gainesville man.

October 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lanier Islands has nearly 300 job openings for Winter Adventure

Lanier Islands is hiring nearly 300 to fill jobs at its Winter Adventure attraction, which is open Nov. 20 through Feb. 15.

October 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Avoid Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville as crews work to replace asphalt

Expect "extreme delays" during the day through Thursday on Jesse Jewell Parkway/Ga. 369 in Gainesville as crews replace asphalt and resurface the roadway between ...

October 13, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Authorities: 5 area men allegedly offered money for sex with teen

Five Northeast Georgia men are accused of arranging to meet a 14-year-old for sex in Gainesville, according to authorities.

October 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Kubota’s Gainesville plant has produced 1 million tractors, mowers and parts

One million units.

October 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

New townhomes in $150,000-$200,000 range may come to South Hall by 2018

Another housing development halted when the recession struck is coming back to life.

October 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Co-defendants: Margarita Leanos unaware of robbery plan

Co-defendants for a Gainesville woman claimed she had no knowledge of the plan to rob a taxi driver before the man's death, according to ...

October 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Students can be eligible for scholarships by hosting blood drives

This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting ...

October 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch candidates concerned with growth issues

Flowery Branch's key issues, including future sewer allocations and stormwater management, tie directly to growth, Post 2's two City Council candidates said.

October 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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