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Charges dropped against man accused of paying arsonist

Prosecutors have opted not to go forward with a case against a Gainesville man who was accused of paying an arsonist to torch a Buford motorcycle business.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teachers’ group opposes state’s bid for federal money

A group representing Georgia teachers is coming out against the state's application for federal "Race to the Top" money, the latest volley in a war between the governor's office and teachers' associations.

May 05, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hall officials searching for shooting suspect

Hall County Sheriff's officials are looking for a suspect in a shooting and armed robbery.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Toddler found in pool at East Hall home Friday has died

A 3-year-old boy found unresponsive in a residential swimming pool Friday night has died, Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said this morning.

May 05, 2010 | | Local


Middle school students learn about the human body via video conference

In a flip of duties, a group of college students became the teachers in a classroom at C.W. Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch on Tuesday.

May 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lake search continues for likely victim

More than a dozen divers and rescue workers from three agencies spent all day Tuesday searching without success for the body of a Lawrenceville man presumed drowned in Lake Lanier.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville closer to downtown business boost

A plan to designate Gainesville's downtown and midtown districts might provide tax breaks for business owners.

May 05, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville, Hall ready to discuss reservoir plans

Officials from Gainesville and Hall County are ready to start discussing plans for Cedar Creek Reservoir after months of stalemate.

May 05, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commerce man kills 2 children, self

COMMERCE – Faced with returning to jail and angry the mother of his child would not reconcile with him, 36-year-old Keith Jermaine Gresham killed the woman's two young sons before taking his own life, authorities said Tuesday.

May 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Churches may apply for help rebuilding after arson

The National Coalition for Burned Churches is accepting applications for churches that need assistance rebuilding in 2011.

May 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County man charged with biting 2 girls

CUMMING - A Forsyth County man accused of biting two girls in separate incidents over a seven-month span turned himself in to authorities Tuesday.

May 04, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Mexican holiday brings heavy traffic to area restaurants

Cinco de Mayo may be a Mexican holiday, but many enjoy celebrating it here, too.

May 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Nurses honored in Masters ceremony at Brenau University

Area nurses and nursing educators were honored Tuesday morning as Brenau University's first class of Masters in the Art of Nursing.

May 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch considers Sept. 21 special election

A special election to fill a seat vacated by Flowery Branch City Councilman Craig Lutz could be held Sept. 21.

May 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville State College removes administrator

After little more than a year on the job, Gainesville State College's vice president of academic affairs has been removed from her post.

May 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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State waiver on Milestones tests won’t affect local schools’ procedures

Hall County and Gainesville school district officials expect no changes in their procedure to promote students to the next grade level following Milestones testing interruptions ...

May 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State’s proposed social studies standards are open for public comment

The state has posted proposed social studies curriculum standards for a 30-day public commenting period.

May 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch officials scratching heads over preliminary tax digest

A look at the preliminary Hall County tax digest has Flowery Branch officials wondering if the 2.14 percent projected increase is accurate.

May 05, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Braselton council hears opposition to Braselton-Stover House becoming a funeral home

The Braselton Town Council heard during Thursday's work session from one man who said using the Braselton-Stover House as a funeral home was not ...

May 05, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hall school board race pits incumbent Craig Herrington vs. newcomer Clay Davis

The District 3 race for the Hall County Board of Education is a contrast between experience and a political newcomer.

May 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hoschton bank robbery suspect arrested in Biloxi, Mississippi

The suspect in the April 25 armed robbery of Hamilton State Bank in Hoschton was taken into custody Wednesday in inside a Biloxi, Miss., casino ...

May 05, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Crowd gathers in downtown Gainesville for National Day of Prayer

Rain, wind and malfunctioning speakers could not stop Hall County's community of Christians from gathering together for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

May 05, 2016 | By Katie Keiger kkeiger@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


District attorney seeks to revoke Katt Williams' bond after latest arrest

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh filed a motion Monday through his office to revoke comedian Katt Williams' bond.

May 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Developer wants to build hotel closer to Flat Creek than allowed

A new four- to six-story hotel is being proposed in Gainesville, but its fate may hinge on whether the developer can build it closer to ...

May 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Forsyth driver cited for watching 'How I Met Your Mother' while traveling in school zone

SOUTH FORSYTH - In this day and age, people can stream their favorite TV shows whenever and wherever they want, though one Suwanee driver might want ...

May 05, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Authorities scale back search for missing boater in Cocktail Cove area

Authorities will continue sweeping the shoreline of Lake Lanier for a missing boater, but they will no longer use sonar equipment, according to a news ...

May 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

A Cumming man was awarded $5.7 million last week in a suit against the federal government after a collision involving a U.S. Postal ...

May 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

The Hall County Commission District 2 race between incumbent Billy Powell and challenger Eugene Moon is a rematch of a 2012 contest that saw Powell ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that's just the start of his interest in the pastime.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal defies party politics with pair of vetoes

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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