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Georgia bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special-needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County voters to decide on biannual tax collection

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to put the subject of biannual tax collections up to voters one more time at its meeting Thursday evening.

July 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sunshine Seniors relocate fruit and vegetable stand for healthier eating

When Elizabeth Westbrooks was a little girl, grocery shopping was a bit different.

July 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood land purchased for industrial park

The city of Oakwood Thursday announced the purchase of 32 acres for a new industrial park on White Road near Interstate 985.

July 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hot summer, tight budgets affect elderly

They were running out of fans at the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court clears teacher in injured student case

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled a Forsyth County science teacher is not liable in an experiment that injured one of her students.

July 07, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


State board to vote today on new academic standards

The state Board of Education decides this morning whether completely new classroom standards will roll out in fall 2011.

July 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County school board officials brace for the worst

Dawson County school officials are preparing to tighten belts districtwide as they ready for another round of state funding cuts.

July 07, 2010 | | Local


Bears spotted in Dawsonville area

DAWSONVILLE - Of all the things Gene Bradshaw thought he would find on his front porch, a 150-pound black bear was at the bottom of the list.

July 07, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Renovations begin on exterior of Gainesville’s historic federal building

One of Gainesville's oldest architectural jewels is getting polished.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County wants to cut down on trash freeloaders

Hall County is looking for ways to cut down on out-of-county trash at its compactor sites.

July 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Union County builds, hoping they will come

At a time when its unemployment rate has tripled in the last three years, Union County officials are hopeful a state loan will help them bring in the diversity their economy needs.

July 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DOT moves forward on local projects

Some $53 million in safety, resurfacing and bridge replacement projects are planned throughout Georgia, including some $6 million to $7 million for work in Northeast Georgia.

July 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remembering V-J Day

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 07, 2010 | | Local


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Brexit vote: How will it affect us here?

The shock waves of British voters' decision to leave the European Union began almost immediately after the polling booths closed Thursday night. The British pound ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


South Hall County residents petition to stop plans for exit 14

The Georgia Department of Transportation's plans to build an interchange connecting Martin Road on the east side of Interstate 985 to H.F. Reed ...

June 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man dies after motorcycle wreck

A Flowery Branch man died recently after suffering serious injuries when his motorcycle struck a retaining wall in Flowery Branch, according to Georgia State Patrol.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police officer’s broken nose leads to new charges for Buford murder suspect

A Buford man charged with beating his father to death with a crowbar picked up new charges for allegedly punching an officer in the face ...

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Law enforcement operation cracks down on distracted driving

About 90 citations were issued by Gainesville Police officers Thursday during the first three hours of a traffic operation running through this weekend.

June 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Rotary Club reaches key giving milestone

All 182 members of the Gainesville Rotary Club have committed to contributing $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation, a first for the club.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Windows to healing: Braselton hospital unveils themed stained-glass

Five story-themed stained glass windows were recently installed at the chapel of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Braselton campus.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Supreme Court's 4-4 vote sinks Obama's immigration policy

WASHINGTON - An ideologically deadlocked Supreme Court dealt a severe blow Thursday to President Barack Obama's immigration reform plan, casting the November election as a ...

June 23, 2016 | By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau | Local


2 from DeKalb charged with meth trafficking in Hall

Two people from DeKalb County have been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, according to Hall County authorities.

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Truck driver rescues victims from fiery crash; 5 hurt

A truck driver witnessing a crash Thursday afternoon in Gainesville helped three people out of their vehicle before it was engulfed in flames, according to ...

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


State program expands to Gainesville, Hall schools to help poor students attain higher education

A state educational program designed to increase access to higher education is expanding to 25 new school systems, including Gainesville and Hall County, and launching ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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