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Jefferson schools bask in persistent progress

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City school system belongs to an elite club in Georgia.

August 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


A middle school for the artist

An educational dream pitched by three Hall County teachers takes flight Monday when 120 students and six teachers come together for the first day of school at the da Vinci Academy.

August 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


DNA fingerprints solving more crime puzzles

Missy Dimo figured it would only be a matter of time before someone was caught in the theft of more than half a million dollars worth of jewelry from her Gainesville store.

August 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Surcharge may be added to Hoschton traffic tickets

HOSCHTON - The cost of committing a traffic-related offense in Hoschton could soon get a little more expensive.

August 08, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Smokey Bear turns 65 Sunday, but his message is timeless

Smokey Bear turns 65 on Sunday, but don't look for him to retire just yet. He plans to share messages on forest fire prevention for years to come.

August 08, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Little House fills big need

Children in Hall and Dawson counties in need of a home now have one.

August 08, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Water main work to close lane

Water main repairs will lead the city of Gainesville to close the right lane of Washington Street on the downtown square from 7 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. The lane will be closed from E.E. Butler Parkway to Bradford Street.

August 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


1 arrested, another sought in truck thefts

Gainesville police have arrested one person and have warrants for another in the theft of equipment from a truck parked behind City Plumbing on E.E. Butler Parkway.

August 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sugar Hill state Rep. Reese enters US House race

State Rep. Bobby Reese on Friday became the seventh Republican to enter the race for Georgia's 9th District congressional seat.

August 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school numbers may be growing

Gainesville school system officials are bracing for what they believe may be growing enrollment in the city's elementary schools.

August 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sniffing out trouble: Trained police dogs take a bite out of drug crime in high schools

Luke the police dog is ready for another year of walking the halls of North Hall High School.

August 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Struggling Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center may get financial help

JEFFERSON - The Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center has struggled in recent years with short- and long-term debts. But the facility may be bought by another health care provider, and also will get some help from Jackson County in dealing with its finances.

August 07, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Funding stays steady for Head Start programs

At a time when most federal programs are seeing a reduction in funding, the Georgia Head Start program's budget has largely been unaffected.

August 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge rules against ex-trooper in State Patrol suit

The chances that one of Georgia's first female state troopers will prevail in an age and gender discrimination lawsuit appear bleak after a ruling from a federal magistrate.

August 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


11 cars hit in Hilton Drive break-ins

Gainesville police are investigating a series of car break-ins in the Hilton Drive area, officials said Friday.

August 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Recognizing a need and fulfilling it

While farmers, gardeners and growers typically spend the summer with plenty of crops, many children find themselves without enough food during the summer months.

May 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Roosevelt Square renovation designs released

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Gainesville to deliver an impassioned speech about revitalizing the city following a deadly tornado in 1936, he could not have envisioned plans today to honor and build upon the legacy of a square bearing his name.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Schools recommend 4 for leadership spots

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield announced the recommendation of four hires for leadership positions Thursday, with the nods to officially be brought before the school board's called personnel meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

May 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall officials approve additional funding for Glades Reservoir study

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved an additional $1.5 million in funding for AECOM, a firm contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers, to complete an environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


One seriously injured in Sardis Road wreck

Four people were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center - one with serious injuries - after a collision Tuesday afternoon on Sardis Road.

May 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville CFO named interim city manager

Gainesville's chief financial officer, Melody Marlowe, has been named interim city manager while officials seek a permanent replacement for Kip Padgett.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent

The unemployment rate for the metro Gainesville area, which includes all of Hall County, ticked down to 4.7 percent in April, its lowest mark since April 2008, in numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

May 28, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall officials mulling cities’ role in McEver repairs

It looks like it's back to square one with McEver Road repairs.

May 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Lake Lanier boating death result of boat striking rocks

A motorboat striking rocks March 15 in Lake Lanier forced a Buford couple out of the vessel and killed a 29-year-old passenger, according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources report.

May 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board eyeing $64 million budget for 2016

The Gainesville Board of Education will conduct a public hearing June 9 on a proposed $64 million budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

May 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rock Creek Veterans Park to add new area of brick markers

With a pencil in hand, Lyman Coker traced in the hardened sand the possible borders of a marker that would give words to an otherwise somber scene - bricks engraved with the names of area military men and women.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New federal water rule addresses health of streams, other wetlands

Federal officials rolled out new clean water regulations Wednesday focusing largely on the health of streams and other wetlands that help feed into primary drinking sources.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


To outsource or not? Hall officials debate how to pay for property reassessments

In the last year, few things have been as contentious in Hall County as reassessments in value on lakefront homes and commercial businesses, sending tax bills for some property owners through the roof.

May 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans park to add new area of brick markers

With a pencil in hand, Lyman Coker traced in the hardened sand the possible borders of a marker that would give words to an otherwise somber scene - bricks engraved with the names of area military men and women.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville man charged following fatal motorcycle crash

May 27, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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