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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


Trimming trash collection could help workers

Doing Gainesville's dirty work has its perks.

April 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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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


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


Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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