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Banks County Middle School wins state recognition

Banks County Middle School, located in the small city of Homer, wasn't always a place that earned state awards.

November 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company returns to US

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company has returned to the U.S.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall sheriff’s office awarded for traffic enforcement

When it comes to traffic safety, Hall County Sheriff's officers know what they're doing.

November 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Hall sees green in recycling partnership

Hall County kicked off its environmental management system Monday at the Lanier Charter Career Academy, becoming just the second county in the state to implement such a green partnership.

November 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Oakwood may explore impact fees

Oakwood is looking at ways to pay for growth, including development impact fees, when the economy rebounds.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rain to bring some relief to dry conditions

The rainfall moving through North Georgia should put a healthy dent in this year's rain deficit, but it likely won't be a drought buster.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville schools superintendent expresses concern over state funding

Merrianne Dyer, superintendent of Gainesville City Schools, sees problems for school financing when the Georgia legislature goes into session in January.

November 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

A Salute To Veterans and Families caps weeklong events marking Veterans Day

Uniforms, guns and vintage newspapers were among the items on display as part of a military exhibit open to the public Sunday for Family Day at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

November 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Winning essays earn 2 local students a ‘Swift’ gift

Juan Torres, 13, said he knew something was funny the day his mother met him at the bus stop after school, rather than their usual meeting spot on the porch.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Race to the Top funds coming in December

Georgia's Race to the Top funds are expected to enter the state by mid-December, according to state education official Erin Hames.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Jingle Mingle brings Christmas to town

Once again, Christmas will be arriving early. It'll be here even before you've served your Thanksgiving turkey - at least in downtown Gainesville.

November 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Longtime school board chairman ready to pass the gavel

Blame it on a pervasive anti-incumbency mood in a midterm election year. Or maybe on local issues, like a controversial vote to close Hall County's Jones Elementary.

November 14, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding For The Times | Local

Local school systems consider SPLOST renewal

School leaders in Hall and Gainesville systems are exploring the possibility of extending a sales tax for education.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Gainesville mows through ideas to cut grass

Grass problems are leaving a few Gainesville officials with questions.

November 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

3 arrested on charges of sales of alcohol without a license

Three people were arrested Saturday on charges of sale of alcohol without a license after a search of a Brown Street home in Gainesville turned up 300 beers, about 20 bottles of liquor and one bottle of moonshine, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported.

November 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

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Schofield receives 3-year contract extension as Hall superintendent

Will Schofield was approved unanimously for a 3-year contract extension as superintendent of Hall County Schools at Monday's board of education meeting.

October 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Windstream promises upgrades to internet in Northeast Georgia

Windstream announced last week that it plans to upgrade its broadband internet service in Northeast Georgia counties, including Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Habersham and Jackson.

October 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood set to OK 2017 budget in November

Oakwood is poised to approve its 2017 budget next month, following a public hearing Monday night that drew no residents.

October 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Trooper: Man said he didn't see woman he allegedly ran over, killed

A Georgia State Patrol trooper testified Monday regarding a man allegedly backing up a pickup truck over a Gainesville woman.

October 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Anxiety looms, Donald Trump wins in University of North Georgia mock election

Republican Donald Trump has won a mock presidential election on the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

October 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Funding coming for Senior Life Center renovations

Funding for renovations and additions to the Senior Life Center in Gainesville is coming soon, and officials hope to break ground on the project next ...

October 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Woman denied new trial in 2015 slaying of taxi driver

A Gainesville woman testified Monday about how the medication she received while incarcerated made her "confused" while attempting to fight a murder charge.

October 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville High students learn about cosplaying

For serious cosplayers, making things work in creative ways is the name of the game.

October 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Man transported with gunshot wounds from Dawsonville LongHorn Steakhouse parking lot

October 24, 2016 | By Allie Dean | Local

Name suggestions sought for Mundy Mill elementary school in Gainesville

Gainesville City Schools is taking suggestions for the name of the new elementary school being built in Mundy Mill subdivision. It will include kindergarten through ...

October 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Mother and young daughter killed in Jackson County wreck

A Maysville woman and her 12-year-old daughter were killed Sunday in a two-vehicle head-on collision in Jackson County.

October 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Residents hold Gainesville rally, march against violence

With chants of "Kids are our future, let them live," some 35 people marched on Gainesville streets Sunday afternoon to protest violence that's rocking ...

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County seeks input on growth plan

The recent opposition from homeowners over Mincey Marble's plans to construct a new facility on Browns Bridge Road adjacent to its current operations might ...

October 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

As Lake Lanier levels drop, other concerns rise

With Lake Lanier 8 feet below full pool and falling, Val Perry has a message for Lake Lanier Association members: Move your dock.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Stats show violent crime increase, property crime decrease in Gainesville

The data-driven nature of modern policing is a far cry from what Gainesville Police Chief Carol Martin and Sgt. Kevin Holbrook when coming up the ...

October 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

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