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Season tickets offered for GHS elephant’s return

Gainesville High School officials have sweetened the pot in the case of the school's missing elephant.

April 12, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Ernst benefit concert raises $7,200

A benefit concert honoring Brian Ernst, a West Hall student who died from cancer one month ago, raised $7,200.

April 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board studies textbook alternatives

Gainesville City Schools officials are pondering how to increase learning and decrease costs at the same time.

April 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cell phones making a comeback at Hall school

Cell phones were once frowned upon in schools, but they are making a positive impact at one Hall County school.

April 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood works to maintain roads

Oakwood is about to gear up its road maintenance program this year after the economic downturn delayed it in 2009.

April 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Great Decisions series takes look at building a lasting peace

Building a peaceful and stable nation is no easy task.

April 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Kilgore pleads guilty to slaying of couple

The Dawson County man accused of killing his stepdaughter and her husband late last year admitted Monday he was the triggerman in the slayings.

April 12, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


I-85 resurfacing begins near South Carolina line

The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin at 6 tonight resurfacing a 7.2-mile stretch of Interstate 85 up to the South Carolina state line.

April 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Committee revamps efforts to restore historic Jackson County courthouse

JEFFERSON - Work continues on restoring the historic county courthouse in Jefferson, but the committee leading the efforts is coming close to depleting its $2 million budget.

April 11, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Commerce man accused of collectible con

Kerry Haggard's love of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolf Man made him many friends in collecting circles.

April 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deadline for taxes looming

For those still flipping through 2009 receipts and W-2 forms, there are just a few days left to file their taxes.

April 11, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Warmer temperatures don’t guarantee safe swimming

Though it will be warm and sunny all week, a dip in Lake Lanier may not be as pleasant as it seems.

April 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City schools may lose Mundy Mill school property

Gainesville school Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is hopeful that future developers of the Mundy Mill village plan to keep an elementary school in the mega development.

April 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teeth-whitening fundraiser will aid Good News Clinics

Good News Clinics are getting a boost from local dentists.

April 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Friends, supporters chip in to help Ernst family

Sunday marked one month since Brian Ernst, a 19-year-old former West Hall High baseball player, died from cancer.

April 11, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Test results coming out Tuesday are a bit like school’s report card

The College and Career Readiness Performance Index scores are a bit "like a kid coming home with a report card" for school districts, Kevin Bales ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Developer wants to bring housing, retail, man-made river to South Hall

A Peachtree City developer hopes to bring a 508-acre waterfront development featuring homes, restaurants and offices to a now largely undeveloped section of South Hall.

May 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat for Humanity invites women to help build in May

Building Director Tim Williams called out safety instructions to dozens of volunteers Monday morning from his perch on a muddy mound adjacent to a home ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal has until end of Tuesday to decide whether to veto ‘campus carry’ legislation

Gov. Nathan Deal acknowledged Monday morning during a budget signing ceremony in Hall County that Georgians are anxiously awaiting his decision on whether to veto ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal touts Lanier Tech expansion in signing state budget

Gov. Nathan Deal flew into Hall County by helicopter Monday morning to sign the $23.7 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year, which ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search ongoing for missing Snellville man at Lake Lanier

The search for a missing Snellville boater at Lake Lanier resumed at 9 a.m. Monday.

May 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County wins suit over sidewalk construction

Hall County government has won a summary judgment lawsuit against Selective Insurance Company of America Inc. for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction in three ...

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Cherie Michals applied the facial cream, and Metochantee Turner was happy to receive it.

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnson High students, faculty show support for Maddie Williams, who has rare brain cancer

Maddie Williams had a headache for a few weeks before she woke one morning vomiting.

May 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Training pays off for runners in Fit Families 5K

Eleven weeks of rigorous training came before the big race day for some at the Fit Families 5K at Laurel Park in Gainesville.

May 01, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Buildings and costs on the rise together in Hall County

The first sign that new residential and commercial development in an area is strong shows when construction costs begin to rise.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary ballot questions are self-fulfilling, nonbinding

School vouchers have long been a policy prize for Republicans, and now the proposal is getting new life on the May 24 primary ballot.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Given its gang history, Lenox Park's identity uncertain following significant drug ‘cartel’ bust

With Joe Amerling's blinker flashing toward the black-and-gold Lenox Park sign at the subdivision entrance, any drug dealer knows that entrance is also the ...

May 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Rain doesn’t stop the Rock in the Spring at fundraiser

The Rock in the Spring concert at Grove Street Station benefited the Challenged Child and Friends organization. All proceed go to pay for students' supplies ...

May 01, 2016 | | Local


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