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Longer trials likely as area grows

The monthlong civil trial that ended last week in Hall County Superior Court may be the county's longest ever, but it likely won't be the last.

May 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Federal changes could mean more schools fail AYP

If the U.S. Department of Education doesn't soon renew testing exemptions for students with disabilities, hundreds of schools across the state and dozens of schools locally could fail federal standards.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax fee waivers not uncommon in county

Paying taxes is painful enough without added interest and penalties.

May 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Uncollected taxes rise to $5.8 million, but still a small part of overall budgets

There always are stragglers when it comes to paying taxes, but local officials say taxpayers are a little more sluggish this year than they were last year.

May 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students, teachers wake up today to life after Jones

Amid the tears, hugs and goodbyes, Jones Elementary School Principal Hank Ramey called for cheers, claps and shouts of excitement.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hard work pays off for new IB graduates

For International Baccalaureate students, three weeks of testing is finally over.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man found guilty in YouTube video hoax

By posting a pair of videos of himself on the Internet falsely claiming to have killed 16 people and implying he was involved in the abduction of a missing Georgia woman, Andrew Scott Haley broke the law, a jury decided Friday.

May 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Candidates to speak at Freedom Festival

CUMMING - The Forsyth County Freedom Festival on Saturday will fill the Cumming Fairgrounds with passion, politics and prayer.

May 21, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Federal money helps make homes energy efficient

Efforts to make homes in Northeast Georgia more energy efficient have gotten a breath of life thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

May 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


High school awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man acquitted of cocaine smuggling charges

One by one, the six co-defendants of a man from El Salvador accused of smuggling 10 pounds of cocaine into Gainesville pleaded guilty to the charges, but Carlos Maldonado opted to take his case to trial.

May 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors charged with having hoax device on campus

DAWSONVILLE - A pair of Dawson County High School seniors were arrested Wednesday on felony charges of having a hoax device on campus.

May 21, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville High School awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jurors convict Haley in Internet hoax

Andrew Scott Haley, a Gainesville man who posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, has been convicted of tampering with evidence in the case and providing false statements.

Jurors returned the verdicts this afternoon.

May 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


GDOT awards grant for safer route to school

JEFFERSON - It may have taken a few tries, but the city of Jefferson finally has secured federal dollars to help make the trip to and from school safer for students.

May 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Work on repairing Lula’s Cobb Street bridge has started

Work has started on the Cobb Street bridge that spans the railroad in Lula, and repairs could be completed within 30 days, City Manager Dennis ...

August 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for defrauding investors of more than $3.2 million

A Buford man who pleaded guilty to defrauding investors of more than $3.2 million was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday.

August 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Busy travel weekend expected for Labor Day thanks to lower prices than last year

It hasn't felt like it recently, but this summer has featured the cheapest gas prices since 2004, according to GasBuddy.com.

August 31, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Georgia Chair to close after 102 years of business in Gainesville

After a century of building quality wooden furniture for Georgia homes and schools, Georgia Chair is closing.

August 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GO: Enjoy your long weekend at these 4 North Georgia resorts and lodges

Savannah King tells viewers about four North Georgia resorts and lodges that make perfect

August 31, 2016 | | Local


City leaders oppose Hall push for consolidation

Officials in cities across Hall County appear universally opposed to plans to study merging local governments.

August 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State Patrol: Distracted driving caused 4-car wreck, 1 injury on I-985 in South Hall

Authorities said a driver was attempting to change songs on his cellphone and didn't realize traffic had stopped in front of him when he ...

August 31, 2016 | | Local


Citizen journalist files lawsuit against property owners from 2014 rally

August 31, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@morrismultimedia.com | Local


Canoe launch at Mossy Creek to close briefly for maintenance

The canoe launch located on the Chattahoochee River at Mossy Creek Access Area in North Hall is scheduled to temporarily close beginning Sept. 12 to ...

August 30, 2016 | | Local


Flowery Branch boy’s lemonade stand to raise funds for food allergy research

Connor Martin has to be careful.

August 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small gator ‘not doing any harm’ in Lanier, DNR says

Mike O'Neal was looking for fish while participating in a Clermont Bass Club tournament on Sunday. The Cleveland man and his fishing partner, Harold ...

August 30, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula officials discuss future growth, city priorities

Growth is creeping Lula's way, but when and where - and how to respond - are big questions for the northeast Hall County city.

August 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Heisman contender was driving the wrong way when killed on I-85 near Braselton

A former Heisman Trophy contender was going the wrong way on Interstate 85 near Buford when he was hit by another car and killed early ...

August 30, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Videos from Northeast Georgia History Center bring historic figures to life

Hall County elementary students soon might ask George Washington, Benedict Arnold and Beulah Rucker of Gainesville a question about their lives.

August 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man accused of making about $1 million in boat sale scheme

A Cartersville man is accused of writing bad checks and keeping almost $1 million in proceeds from boat sales in Hall County, according to authorities.

August 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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