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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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Group helps families deal with loss of infants

It's something you can understand only if you've gone through it.

October 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Brenau students hear female, minority perspective on politics

After an evening of discussions between Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, and Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican strategist and researcher, Bridgett Tiller ...

October 25, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Hall superintendent proposes new math, English courses for graduates

Will Schofield, Hall County Schools superintendent, said Tuesday the state school board should allow for postsecondary option courses in math and English for students who ...

October 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

New Flowery Branch City Hall gets historic preservation board’s OK

A city historic preservation board gave Flowery Branch its blessing Tuesday to the South Hall city's plans for a new City Hall.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deal links economics, education in making case for Opportunity School District

Gov. Nathan Deal strongly called for changes in education, primarily through passage of his Opportunity School District constitutional amendment, Tuesday in a talk before the ...

October 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Authorities: Mother's car crossed center line in wreck that killed her, daughter

A woman and her 12-year-old daughter, both from Maysville, were killed when the mother crossed the center line in her car and struck a pickup ...

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville homeless camp bulldozed Tuesday morning

The homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville is no more.

October 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Missing Hall teenager back home with family

A Hall County teenager reported missing last week has returned home to her family, according to law enforcement.

October 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Secretary of state: Almost 750,000 Georgians have voted early

Nearly 750,000 Georgians have cast votes ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, Secretary of State Brian Kemp told a Gainesville audience Tuesday afternoon.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall sheriff named to task force examining law enforcement training

A statewide task force to examine law enforcement training and standards will include Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch.

October 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Schofield receives 3-year contract extension as Hall superintendent

Will Schofield was approved unanimously for a 3-year contract extension as superintendent of Hall County Schools at Monday's board of education meeting.

October 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Windstream promises upgrades to internet in Northeast Georgia

Windstream announced last week that it plans to upgrade its broadband internet service in Northeast Georgia counties, including Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Habersham and Jackson.

October 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood set to OK 2017 budget in November

Oakwood is poised to approve its 2017 budget next month, following a public hearing Monday night that drew no residents.

October 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Trooper: Man said he didn't see woman he allegedly ran over, killed

A Georgia State Patrol trooper testified Monday regarding a man allegedly backing up a pickup truck over a Gainesville woman.

October 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Trump tops UNG mock election with voter anxiety as underlying theme

Republican Donald Trump has won a mock presidential election on the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

October 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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