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Gainesville Schools looks to pinpoint what works, what doesn’t

Gainesville City Schools are trying to get beyond the test scores and get down to success on a student-by-student basis.

July 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man hurt in waterfall accident in North Hall

A Duluth man was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta Monday after falling down a waterfall in the remote Glade Shoals in North Hall.

July 20, 2010 | By Jeff Gill and Melissa Weinman jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


7 local schools fail to meet federal standards

Adequate Yearly Progress results show that five Hall County schools and two Gainesville schools did not meet AYP under No Child Left Behind standards.

July 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County schools find money for student testing

In the midst of tough budget cuts for schools, the Hall County school board found ways to approve funding for testing and technology.

July 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville City Countil to discuss alcohol, adult entertainment issues

At this morning's work session, the Gainesville City Council is planning to discuss changing some of its ordinances related to alcoholic beverages and adult entertainment.

July 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Summer 'always difficult time' for blood donations

While most people are too busy with vacation plans to donate blood during the summer, that's just the time when contributions are needed most.

July 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County wants to get rid of delinquent properties

Hall County is considering ways to get delinquent properties off their hands.

July 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson County Chamber of Commerce moving from downtown to Ga. 400

DAWSONVILLE - After spending 15 years in the historic downtown jail building, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials felt it was time to break out.

July 19, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Final leg progresses on Thurmon Tanner Parkway

OAKWOOD - Traveling to Oakwood's old town might take a little longer starting later this month.

July 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council changes meeting dates

The Flowery Branch City Council's meeting dates for August and September have been changed.

July 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fiber optic work for region continuing

Building a multi-million dollar regional Internet network may be no easy task, but the North Georgia Network Cooperative is making progress.

July 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Corps sets sights on abandoned dock eyesores

Even as it is working to permit new docks on Lake Lanier, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hoping to some day get rid of abandoned - and often unsightly - ones in an effort with the Lake Lanier Association.

July 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Our Neighbor make strides with bookstore

Our Neighbor opened a used bookstore on the Gainesville square to give young adults a place to work, and now Hall Area Transit is giving them a way to get there.

July 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Cold cases: 1991 murder of Gainesville man gets new look from city police

No one was sure why anyone would want to kill Jake Claude Porter.

July 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school officials set goals for coming school year

School officials are already getting ready to go back to school.

July 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Jail immigration lawsuit dismissed in federal court

A U.S. District Judge dismissed last week a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard regarding a jail ...

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau alumna takes over as alumni director

Brenau University has hired alumna Ashley Morgan Carter as its alumni director. Carter began work in the position last week.

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer heat puts strain on air conditioning in area

Cathy Rell's new apartment in Gainesville didn't have a working air conditioner when she moved in last year.

July 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regions Bank to close 2 branches in Hall

Regions Bank plans to close two Hall County branches - one on Park Lane at Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Clermont branch, 5205 Cleveland Highway ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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