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ACT scores just one measure of college readiness

State scores on the college entrance ACT exam inched up this year, but local school officials aren't really paying attention.

August 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rain can't keep the blues down

DAHLONEGA - Rainy weather didn't stop blues fans from coming to Lumpkin county to enjoy a day and night of blues music.

August 21, 2010 | Megan Gill | Local


A night of music, commerce on the square

Customers often complain that downtown Gainesville businesses close too early on the weekends, and business owners complain that there aren't enough customers to stay open later.

August 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Heavy rain washes out part of parking lot in Cleveland

Heavy rains Saturday caused part of a parking lot to collapse at the Sonic restaurant in Cleveland.

August 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Innovative system helps cemetery log grave information

Wind and rain can beat away at tombstones over the years, wiping away the history etched there. But a project at Cleveland Historic Cemetery aims to preserve that information in digital records.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mentorship program gives kids a taste of potential careers

High school students across the county are trying to decide what to do for the rest of their lives.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake Lanier Association has new executive director

After its longtime leader left for California, the Lake Lanier Association didn't have to look long and hard for a new replacement.

August 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scholarship can help students with special needs

Special needs students in Georgia's schools are able to attend a private school to better meet their needs, but they only have a few days left to enroll.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Volunteers construct houses for Haiti

Although there was no relief from the heat in sight for volunteers gathered at a Gainesville church on Friday, they worked tirelessly with a goal of providing comfort to people hundreds of miles away in Haiti.

August 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New rules may require more scrutiny for mobile homes

A new state law may soon have Hall County changing the way it looks at manufactured homes.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Philanthropist of the year nominations due Sept. 8, presentation at Nov. lunch

The North Georgia Community Foundation is taking nominations for its annual philanthropist of the year award, which will be presented at the annual Philanthropy Day luncheon Nov. 16.

August 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


I-85 info session set for Sept. 1

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a construction information session on the Interstate 85 Express Lane Project from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Gwinnett Civic Center in room 6ABC.

August 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Speaker encourages Wood’s Mill High to take a new approach to challenges

Jamey Moore knows a lot about picking yourself off the ground to move forward in life.

August 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Mother tells story of young son who drowned

Stephanie McConnell will do whatever she can to prevent a child from drowning like her son did.

August 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Downtown Gainesville staying open later Saturday night

If you venture over to the downtown square Saturday, you may see several unusual sights.

August 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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DOT worker on bathroom break discovers skull inside suitcase along I-985

A construction worker relieving himself in the woods along Interstate 985 discovered a suitcase containing a human skull and other bones, police said.

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 12-year-old

Authorities are searching for a 12-year-old Hall County girl last seen getting into a car early Wednesday morning.

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Clinton accepts Democratic nomination, vows to be a unifier

Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in a ...

July 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Safe Kids, police giving out bike helmets, safety tips Saturday

Safety tips will be mixed with fun activities for kids this Saturday at the Midtown Greenway in Gainesville.

July 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Prayer service looks to promote unity between police, community in Gainesville

In keeping with a commitment to bring law enforcement, minorities and the wider community together, a prayer service is scheduled for Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

July 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Hall commission candidate Troy Phillips, wife found dead

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of former Hall County Board of Commissioners candidate Troy Phillips and his wife, Heather ...

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man intentionally crashed car into jail

A Lula man is accused of intentionally driving his car Thursday morning into the Hall County Jail's wall, according to authorities.

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


McEver work ‘basically done’ just in time for school

Work on busy McEver Road in Oakwood is "basically done" ahead of the upcoming school year.

July 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jobless rate up in Hall County for June

Hall County's unemployment rate increased by nearly a point in June, going from 3.8 percent in May to 4.7 percent in June.

July 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Downtown street beautification shouldn’t disrupt Gainesville traffic

A plan to beautify key downtown Gainesville streets shouldn't interfere with traffic flow, officials assured City Council on Thursday.

July 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight fire destroys Gillsville home

No one was at home Wednesday night when a Gillsville residence caught fire and was a "total loss," according to authorities.

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: 4 great places to go camping

Who says you have to go far to camp? There are several great campgrounds in the local area. Savannah King takes you to four of ...

July 28, 2016 | | Local


Atlanta Street a ‘ghost town’ as families move out

"It's a ghost town around here," Ashley Moore said about the public housing complex on Atlanta Street in Gainesville.

July 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pollo Tropical, Five Below mark newest store openings at North Lake Square

Paulette Forrester had been regularly driving by the Pollo Tropical restaurant on Dawsonville Highway to see when it would open.

July 27, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal promotes education reform proposals, ‘opportunity district’ to Hall teachers

Gov. Nathan Deal promoted his two education programs for the next year and touted his administration's support for public education Wednesday morning in a ...

July 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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