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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

Subdivision, retail plans show hope in economy

Hall County is seeing a trickling of new retail and home developments, and this is just the beginning, officials say.

November 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Power struggle leaves North Hall library in limbo

It has been a long and strange journey for a library that doesn't even exist yet.

November 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Regional leaders gear up for meeting on transportation

Northeast Georgia is on the road toward a 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

November 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Harry Potter world created for young fans at Blackshear Place

As avid Harry Potter fans eagerly await the next movie in the series ­- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which comes out Friday, - Blackshear Place librarians decided to join in the celebration.

November 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Famed collector auctions his cars

What took him a lifetime to put together, car collector Milton Robson disbanded in an auction Saturday afternoon at his sprawling ranch in southeast Hall County.

November 13, 2010 | By Steve Jack For The Times | Local

Celebrating cheap family fun

Bring on the balloons and treats - Mulberry Creek Community Center is officially 1 year old.

November 13, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

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Group helps families deal with loss of infants

It's something you can understand only if you've gone through it.

October 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Breanu students hear female, minority perspective on politics

After an evening of discussions between Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, and Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican strategist and researcher, Bridgett Tiller ...

October 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Hall superintendent proposes new math, English courses for graduates

Will Schofield, Hall County Schools superintendent, said Tuesday the state school board should allow for postsecondary option courses in math and English for students who ...

October 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

New Flowery Branch City Hall gets historic preservation board’s OK

A city historic preservation board gave Flowery Branch its blessing Tuesday to the South Hall city's plans for a new City Hall.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deal links economics, education in making case for Opportunity School District

Gov. Nathan Deal strongly called for changes in education, primarily through passage of his Opportunity School District constitutional amendment, Tuesday in a talk before the ...

October 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Authorities: Mother's car crossed center line in wreck that killed her, daughter

A woman and her 12-year-old daughter, both from Maysville, were killed when the mother crossed the center line in her car and struck a pickup ...

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville homeless camp bulldozed Tuesday morning

The homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville is no more.

October 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Missing Hall teenager back home with family

A Hall County teenager reported missing last week has returned home to her family, according to law enforcement.

October 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Secretary of state: Almost 750,000 Georgians have voted early

Nearly 750,000 Georgians have cast votes ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, Secretary of State Brian Kemp told a Gainesville audience Tuesday afternoon.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall sheriff named to task force examining law enforcement training

A statewide task force to examine law enforcement training and standards will include Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch.

October 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

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

Trump tops UNG mock election with voter anxiety as underlying theme

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

October 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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