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State debates combining college systems

A panel appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to make recommendations on the future of the state's education system has recommended that Georgia's two-year colleges be moved from the Board of Regents to the technical college system.

January 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Nearly 4 inches of rain has fallen and more is coming

While the moist, gray weather that many areas have been experiencing for the past few days can be depressing, don't expect to see any improvement in the dismal conditions today.

January 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Inman Perk adds its flavorful aroma to Spout Springs library

FLOWERY BRANCH - South Hall library patrons now can get their coffee poured before they pore over books at the Hall County Library System's Spout Springs branch.

January 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson EMC, customers give to five Hall charities

Customers with the Jackson Electric Membership Corp. are doing a lot to help Hall County.

January 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Holiday prompts meeting date change

The Oakwood Planning Commission has rescheduled its monthly meeting because it conflicts with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials take look at alcohol code

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss setting penalties at its next meeting for two convenience stores that sold alcohol to minors.

January 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Powell, Oliver take oath of office

In a ceremony held before Monday's regularly scheduled work session, Chief Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller swore in two recently re-elected members of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

January 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville schools may hike out-of-district tuition rate

The Gainesville school board is considering multiple proposals for an out-of-district tuition increase, one of which could double tuition to $900 for some students but allow breaks for children of Gainesville alumni and business owners.

January 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Frances Meadows aquatic center hopping with new members

It's too cold for children to play in the elaborate outdoor Splash Zone at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center, but that does not mean residents are not enjoying the center's other amenities.

January 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man accused of stomping mother on his way to trial in superior court

A man accused of stomping his mother and leaving her on the floor of her home with a broken foot and ankle will face a superior court judge for his alleged crime.

January 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell had Gainesville ties

Griffin Bell, the Americus native who attained legendary status among his peers in the legal profession, was remembered Monday as a kind, courtly man with a brilliant mind.

January 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cagle: Budget woes will 'monopolize' 2009 legislative session

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Monday that state revenues are trending downward and predicted a deficit of "something north of $2 billion."

January 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rain stopping, but Lake Lanier is rising, slowly

If the forecast holds, Gainesville-Hall County will end 2008 about 6 inches below normal in total rainfall.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Looking Ahead: Roadwork happening, but much on hold in 2009

From roads to bridges to resurfacing work, Hall County has a laundry list of transportation projects under way or up in the air.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Looking Ahead: What does 2009 have in store for South Hall?

Fast-growing South Hall may be a growth-slowing South Hall in 2009, thanks to a stalled U.S. economy.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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A dark day in history

For Betty Martin, Thursday's dedication of the Cooper Pants Factory historic marker hit home in a very personal way.

October 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech to host 1st job fair in 6 years

The job search has changed dramatically over the years. Advances in technology and the decline in the economy have changed the way people get hired.

October 31, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Schools prepare Ebola plan

Hall County Schools is choosing to err on the side of caution when it comes to Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Dance and auction will benefit child welfare group

A night of dinner and dancing will help raise tens of thousands of dollars to save and protect North Georgia children.

October 31, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Millions in Hall County road funds evaporate

The Hall County area is expected to receive about $1.4 billion for road projects through 2040 from local, state and federal sources, government officials learned Thursday.

October 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents looking for compromise on Ahaluna development

Residents fighting the development of a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier, are readying for compromise as the City Council prepares to vote on the matter next week.

October 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Graduation rates decrease for local school districts

Both Hall and Gainesville schools saw slight drops in their graduation rates in 2014, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education this morning.

October 30, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Dawsonville teen cut in weekend fight

October 30, 2014 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

October 30, 2014 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


More than 600K voters cast ballots in Georgia

More than 600,000 early ballots have been cast in Georgia, according to Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

October 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Man pleads not guilty in West Avenue slaying

One of the men indicted in a June 5 West Avenue fatal shooting has waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty to all charges.

October 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

October 30, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation lauds local couple’s generosity

Woodrow "Woody" Stewart was known for his passion, his leadership and his generosity.

October 30, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Schools in Hall County battle bus driver shortage

Hall County Schools is looking for a creative solution to a chronic problem in school districts - a shortage of substitute bus drivers.

October 30, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tri-state water management group being explored

A private group trying to positively influence a protracted water war is edging forward with plans for a possible "transboundary" water management institute.

October 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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