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Census makes one final count

Although you may have already responded to the 2010 Census, don't be surprised if you're asked to repeat your answers.

July 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Plans move forward for new veterans clinic

At the overcrowded Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Oakwood, help is on the way.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charge reduced in gang death

An alleged gang member initially charged with murder in last month's death of a Gainesville man run over by a car has been indicted on a lesser charge of vehicular homicide.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier Tech seeks higher accreditation

Lanier Technical College is seeking accreditation for another year, but this time it's under tougher standards.

July 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Most Gainesville, Hall schools score well on CRCT exams

With Thursday's release of school-level Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores, administrators have been able to get a better idea of where changes may need to be made.

July 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Georgia bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special-needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County voters to decide on biannual tax collection

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to put the subject of biannual tax collections up to voters one more time at its meeting Thursday evening.

July 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sunshine Seniors relocate fruit and vegetable stand for healthier eating

When Elizabeth Westbrooks was a little girl, grocery shopping was a bit different.

July 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood land purchased for industrial park

The city of Oakwood Thursday announced the purchase of 32 acres for a new industrial park on White Road near Interstate 985.

July 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hot summer, tight budgets affect elderly

They were running out of fans at the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court clears teacher in injured student case

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled a Forsyth County science teacher is not liable in an experiment that injured one of her students.

July 07, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


State board to vote today on new academic standards

The state Board of Education decides this morning whether completely new classroom standards will roll out in fall 2011.

July 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County school board officials brace for the worst

Dawson County school officials are preparing to tighten belts districtwide as they ready for another round of state funding cuts.

July 07, 2010 | | Local


Bears spotted in Dawsonville area

DAWSONVILLE - Of all the things Gene Bradshaw thought he would find on his front porch, a 150-pound black bear was at the bottom of the list.

July 07, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


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Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Book by Brenau students examines homelessness in Hall County

Fourteen weeks of blood, sweat and tears led to a book filled with 17 stories on homelessness.

December 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man set fire to home, killed himself; family displaced

A man intentionally set fire to his house and killed himself with a firearm on Tuesday in unincorporated Buford, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | | Local


Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County's cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser triples total to support local hunger programs

Action Ministries of Gainesville, which provides housing assistance, educational opportunities and hunger relief to low-income individuals and families, raised more than triple the amount in ...

December 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jefferson couple indicted on animal cruelty charges

A couple from Jefferson are accused of beating two dogs to death, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GSP: Driver high in wreck that killed teen, put 3 in critical condition

A Gainesville teen died this morning and three others remain in critical condition following a wreck with a man accused of driving under the influence ...

December 07, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local




Cars roll through new stop sign on Bradford Street

Four-way stop signs are now up at at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tell us where you find community

Christmas has a way of bringing people together, and The Times wants to celebrate that feeling of community this season.

December 07, 2016 | | Local


Stalking charge dismissed in 2015 shooting case

A man accused of stalking a Buford woman from a Gwinnett County park no longer faces prosecution, according to court documents.

December 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville approves additional sewer reimbursement costs

Gainesville officials on Tuesday approved an additional $34,000 in reimbursement costs to Grelove LLC for work to expand sewer access to commercial properties along ...

December 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Heating assistance program full

About 400 residents in Hall County have already been approved for assistance in paying their heating bills this winter, but the demand has been so ...

December 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Plans made for Enota, Centennial students’ 2017-18 class space

All students from Centennial Arts Academy and Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy will be housed in four buildings at Centennial during the 2017-18 school year.

December 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch family will tell story of children with diabetes, epilepsy for radiothon

The Reese family has had more than its share of medical struggles.

December 06, 2016 | Emily Williams | Local


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