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Gainesville City Schools budget approved

Gainesville City Schools passed its budget for fiscal year 2011 Monday, but it's already due for some amendments.

State officials announced Friday that an additional $14 million in education stimulus money for next year will be pulled to balance this year's budget before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. School officials don't yet know what the cuts will look like for local districts.

June 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


John Jarrard to be inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

It's about time.

Gainesville songwriter John Jarrard - who wrote 11 No. 1 hits before passing away in 2001 - will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 11 in Atlanta.

June 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Teacher qualifies to run for Flowery Branch council seat

A Gwinnett County teacher qualified Monday for the Post 1 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council.

June 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teen in critical condition after boating accident

A 15-year-old metropolitan Atlanta girl was airlifted in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon after being hit by a boat near Nix Bridge Park.

June 21, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Road widening project gets green light on Ga. 20

From the window of his shop at the corner of Samples Road and Ga. 20, Tony Leo said he can see traffic stopped up in the afternoons, and "it's brutal."

June 21, 2010 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Laurel Park gets upgrades

Laurel Park is getting a makeover.

The changes may seem small - umbrellas in the sprayground water park and better grass management - but parents are already noting a difference.

June 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


St. Jude to honor Gainesville's Stanley Pierce

A Gainesville man was selected out of more than 3,000 fundraising coordinators around the country as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's coordinator of the year.

On July 27, Stanley Pierce and his wife Peggy will be flown to Memphis, Tenn., where the research hospital is based, for a day of activities before being recognized at an award banquet.

June 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Options make video stores obsolete

CLEVELAND - Brick-and-mortar movie stores are few and far between in White County, leaving film fans with few options for renting the latest summer flicks.

But are residents concerned?

June 20, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


New rules aim to keep kids away from tobacco

With the implementation of new industry regulations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hopes to change the face of tobacco users.

June 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau takes site mobile

The Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a mobile website that will provide visitors with everything they need to know right on their cell phones.

June 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Marking time for 102 years

Her eyes have seen our history.

June 19, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


State program gives local family hope

Kenny Whitey's life changed dramatically four years ago today.

June 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Literacy group supporting all generations

The person in front of you at the grocery store may not be able to read the nutritional labels on the products she's buying.

June 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ministry gives father figures to those who need them

Today many will celebrate their fathers and thank them for their guidance in life.

June 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Law enforcement working to lower gang tensions

One of the few things predictable about gangs is their unpredictability, officials say.

June 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall, Gainesville SAT scores up, still below state average

Gainesville and Hall County students scored higher on the SAT exam in 2016 than 2015, but local scores still trailed the state average in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church's banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

September 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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