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New park could keep skaters out of trouble

The skaters of Hall County are more than ready for a place near home they can skateboard without getting in trouble.

October 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville soon may close on railroad property

A strip of land that will pave the way for Gainesville's Midtown Greenway could soon be in the city's possession.

October 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State Supreme Court upholds teen's murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Gainesville teen serving a life sentence for murder.

Chaz Stringer was convicted by a Hall County Superior Court jury in October 2007 for the June 2006 fatal shooting of restaurant worker Victor "Charlie" Manuel Gallegos-de la Rosa in an attempted armed robbery of Garcia's Restaurant. Stringer was 15 at the time of the shooting but was tried as an adult.

October 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall to pay costs for reservoir permitting

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted at its Monday work session to pay for the permitting expenses of the Glades Farm Reservoir.

October 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board analyzes graduation rate discrepancy

Officials are trying to account for a discrepancy in the high school's graduation rate.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood keeping steady with proposed 2010 budget

OAKWOOD - Oakwood's proposed 2010 budget shows the city is taking hits from a sour economy but not having to resort to severe cuts that other governments are weathering.

October 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


WIC program expands food choices

Recipients of a state nutrition program will now have more options when they head to the grocery store.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Too much rain could mean washed-out fall foliage

Although the first day of fall was officially in September, for many people the season doesn't start until the leaves on trees begin changing colors.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Autopsies pending after 2 found fatally shot in Buford

Two people have died after being found shot Saturday in a vehicle on West Rock Quarry Road in Buford.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Business proposal could have visitors up in the trees

Hall County may soon be home to one of only two canopy tours in the state, complete with a mile of zip line, sky bridges and teepee camping.

October 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Aquatic center helps city rec department’s bottom line

In these times of economic duress, Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Department is thanking the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center for keeping its head above water.

October 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


H1N1 vaccine arrives in Hall County

After months of hearing about it, the H1N1 vaccine finally is available.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board may rethink out-of-state field trips

Olivia Metzdorf, an eighth-grader at Chestatee Middle School, has been practicing with her school's chorus to perform at a choral competition in Orlando, Fla., this spring. But the singers may not get to take the $550 Disney World trip.

October 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Today is deadline to register for Nov. 3 elections

Those who want to cast their ballots in the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal elections have one more day to register if they aren't already on the voter rolls.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson schools plan for teacher feedback

JEFFERSON - Despite having a system that made Adequate Yearly Progress last school year and an 86.7 percent graduation rate, Jefferson City Schools System officials won't be satisfied until their good academic progress is at its absolute best.

October 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Officers get certified for bike patrols

More than a dozen Gainesville Police officers went through bike patrol certification last week.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water improvements planned throughout Hall

Gainesville is looking to make widespread water system improvements to prepare for future development but also address water issues raised by area residents.

August 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: AP exam to change after complaints

After state leaders complained the course was "biased and inaccurate," the Advanced Placement U.S. History course framework is changing.

August 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mother of fentanyl overdose victim petitions for law

In February, Lisa Hicks prepared for a new life milestone with the approaching arrival of grandson Joseph Gabriel Patterson.

August 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Award dinner to raise money to help pay tuition for some at Riverside Military Academy

Col. James H. Benson regularly meets with mothers who want their sons to attend Riverside Military Academy but can't make the finances work, even ...

August 03, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Tourism, residents collide when rental homes are in question

Tourism is often seen as supporting the "quality of life" that residents living on Lake Lanier enjoy.

August 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Fiery wreck injures 4, including 3 critically

An early Sunday night wreck on Cool Springs Road near Nix Bridge Road led to three critical injuries and one non-life-threatening injury, according to authorities ...

August 02, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Woman found in Lake Lanier has died

A day at Lake Lanier turned tragic Sunday afternoon after a woman found unresponsive in the water died later at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in ...

August 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


At least 5 people injured in Ga. 365 wreck

A truck carrying six people overturned Sunday afternoon on Ga. 365 near Cagle Road in North Hall, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

August 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schools push for healthy living with education, limits on sweets

Reading and math have always gotten plenty of focus at school, but lately, so has health.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


South Hall elementary schools swap a few students to ease crowding

South Hall families learned earlier this year that nearly 200 children might attend a different elementary school come August.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Parking for most local high schoolers will run them $60 a year

About $60 will buy most local juniors and seniors a parking spot at their high school for a year, if they behave.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Freshmen get their own space at Gainesville High

Freshmen often feel lost or overwhelmed in high school, but Gainesville High School wants to make the first year a little easier.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wood’s Mill students moving to modular unit

Students who attend Gainesville High School's nontraditional program, Wood's Mill High School, will now be housed in a modular unit.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


School systems have a few renovations to show off as year starts, while some work continues

As parents prepare their children to return to school by picking out new backpacks and purchasing school supplies, area schools are preparing as well.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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