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Officials salute master teachers

Educators from across Hall County briefly left their classrooms and lecture halls to honor nine master teachers for their passionate service to the students of this community.

April 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Literacy tests for Jefferson's eighth- through 12th-graders

Reading may be fundamental, but not all students do it well.

April 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lumpkin County may get 1,000 new jobs

A former carpet yarn plant in Dahlonega is about to be sold as a poultry further-processing plant with prospects for 1,000 new jobs.

April 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville planning board supports annexation request

A 0.8-mile stretch of Interstate 985 is one step closer to being in the Gainesville city limits.

April 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


FEMA to send $54,017 to help provide food, shelter in Hall

A federal agency that is associated with disaster relief is reaching out to help local communities with everyday emergencies.

April 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Tennis group, Brenau to raise money to battle cancer

The North East Georgia Tennis Association and Brenau University are holding a Rally for the Cure Tennis Clinic and Exhibition on May 2 at the Brenau Tennis Center.

Rally for the Cure is the largest grassroots program that includes golf, tennis and dining events created to support the promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and spread the message that early detection saves lives. The event will be held rain or shine.

April 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech offers 3 dates for nursing tests

Lanier Technical College will be giving the National League of Nursing tests June 23 at the Jackson County campus, June 24 at the Forsyth County campus and June 25 at the Oakwood campus for students who have been accepted to Lanier Tech, and are interested in admission to the practical nursing program.

April 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New bridge over Chattahoochee means all-day detour Tuesday in Helen

On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close the Main Street bridge over the Chattahoochee River in downtown Helen so crews can install a new pedestrian bridge.

April 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools could rehire 20 let-go teachers

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield said he expects the system will be able to rehire about 20 of the 100 teachers who were not offered contracts for the 2009-10 school year.

April 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Kids meet critters and books, too

While the Hall County Library System has a variety of events planned this week in honor of National Library Week, the assistant director said exciting programming doesn't require a special occasion.

April 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 to be sentenced this week on tax fraud charges

Two defendants will be sentenced this week and face significant time in federal prison for tax fraud.

April 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


National Bank of Georgia buys former GB&T headquarters

The National Bank of Georgia has purchased the former headquarters of Gainesville Bank & Trust and will begin operations there later this month.

April 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


S. Forsyth plant evacuated after chemical accident

CUMMING - The Forsyth County Fire Department spent several hours Monday afternoon investigating what appears to have been an accidental chemical reaction at a South Forsyth manufacturer.

April 13, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood's new logo looks toward future

OAKWOOD - Oakwood has unveiled a new city logo, featuring elements of its 2030 master plan.

April 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga.’s summer school plans to help students

This summer, high school students will have the opportunity to take another stab at passing the Georgia High School Graduation Test, compliments of the state Department of Education.

April 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Adult club's alcohol license hearing focuses on food sales

Food sales and registration were at the center of a hearing Thursday involving Gainesville adult club Top of Gainesville and its alcohol license.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch sets list for tax projects

A new City Hall and road improvements are among potential projects that could be completed in Flowery Branch pending approval of a countywide sales tax.

December 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville, Hall governments look at cost of paid leave

When government employees are suspected of workplace misconduct, they are routinely placed on paid administrative leave while internal investigations are conducted, and the result can be costly to taxpayers.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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