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Perdue celebrates company’s opening in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - Gov. Sonny Perdue joined with Jackson County officials Monday to mark the opening of Systemax's new TigerDirect retail store, which is expected to create 400 jobs in the Jefferson area over the next five years.

October 19, 2010 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Joint planning money falls through

Flowery Branch, Oakwood, Braselton and Buford have lost out on a federal grant that could have provided as much as $1 million to pay for a joint planning effort.

October 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wauka Mountain teaches kids in different ways

All schools aim to create smart kids, but one Hall County school is using what staff refer to as "eight kinds of smart" in each of its classrooms.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville schools extends scope of anti-bullying rule

Gainesville City Schools approved a new policy on bullying Monday that expands the definition to include bullying through new media forms. It also would ban it at all school levels.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County schools plan more hirings

Race to the Top, stimulus, Title I and jobs bill dollars add up to nearly $10 million in federal funds for Hall County schools, according to a Monday announcement.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State transportation chief talks about funding issues

Georgia's roads chief was in Gainesville Monday talking about funding challenges the state faces in transportation and a couple of options voters face that might bring some relief.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU lecture aims to inspire leadership

During tough economic times, local, state and national organizations are in need of good leaders.

October 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wachovia almost a memory

This weekend, the local Wachovia transition to Wells Fargo should be nearly complete.

October 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood keeps tax rate the same

For the 11th straight year, Oakwood will have the same tax rate.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU forms search committee for new president

Susan Herbst, University System of Georgia executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, announced Monday the appointment of the North Georgia College & State University Presidential Search Committee.

October 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local




Flowery Branch balloon festival takes off in popularity

Saying that the Harvest Balloon Festival in Flowery Branch was a pretty big deal over the weekend, may be an understatement.

October 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days grows as it provides money for good causes

Locals and visitors had the opportunity to mine for gold and grab some fall festival treats this past weekend at the annual Gold Rush Days.

October 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Habersham family struggles with toddler’s heart disease

CORNELIA - It was supposed to be a celebration day.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times' website named best in South by publishers' group

For the second time in three years, The Times' website, gainesvilletimes.com, has been named the South's best website among papers its size by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.

October 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Officials seek South Hall school rezoning feedback

Parents in South Hall have a couple of months to view online resources to help them assess how a Hall County Schools rezoning plan to ...

March 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man gets 25 years in prison for assault, kidnapping

Taking the stand, Imam Bilal Ali said he would "pray for leniency" for the man convicted of threatening him and later abducting a child.

March 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school system honors vets with honorary diplomas

Gov. Nathan Deal made a surprise visit to Hall County to honor five military veterans who received honorary high school diplomas from the Hall County ...

March 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Teacher suspected in $6 million drug seizure resigns

A Chestatee Academy teacher submitted her resignation in lieu of termination after the Hall County Sheriff's Office suspected her in a $6 million drug ...

March 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Project improving intersections in downtown Gainesville to start Wednesday

A downtown Gainesville project geared to helping improve pedestrian safety and access at five busy intersections is scheduled to start Wednesday.

March 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman recounts alleged rape as case moves on to Superior Court

A woman took the stand Monday and said she feared for her life when her a man put a pillow over her face and allegedly ...

March 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Car slumber event aims to open eyes to homeless

Nine people slept in their cars Friday night to raise awareness of homelessness in Hall County.

March 27, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Coroner IDs two in Dixon Circle death investigation

Hall County Deputy Coroner Kevin Wetzel identified the two people found dead at Dixon Circle last week.

March 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall woman found a mile from home Monday morning after going missing Sunday afternoon

An 84-year-old East Hall County woman who went missing Sunday afternoon was found about a mile from her home Monday morning.

March 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Plan seeks to alleviate traffic at Centennial school when Enota students arrive

Gainesville school officials are seeking input from parents on a plan to ease traffic congestion at Centennial Arts Academy when it welcomes Enota Multiple Intelligences ...

March 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Pearl Harbor survivor from Hall County dies

A Hall County member of an ever-dwindling group - Pearl Harbor survivors - has died.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mixed-use development proposed at Ledan, Sardis roads

A mixed-use development is proposed at Ledan and Sardis roads, a busy northwest Hall County intersection where officials plan to build a roundabout.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman arrested in hit-and-run death of Gillsville woman

A Gainesville woman has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a 41-year-old Gillsville woman Saturday morning.

March 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hope's gift of life: Gainesville teen waits on transplant list

An emotional phone call came a day too late for Hope Kienle.

March 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Debt burden varies for UNG students

The University of North Georgia was one of only three public universities in Georgia picked for being the best value on Kiplinger's Personal Finance ...

March 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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