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Local schools unlikely to see changes to class size

The Georgia Board of Education will once again allow school districts to decide how large class sizes should be next school year, but Gainesville and Hall school officials believe that will have little local impact.

February 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State rep. proposes bringing casinos to Lake Lanier

Legislation could bring gambling to Lake Lanier, but the idea will first face plenty of discussion.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Friendship Elementary putting weight on wellness program

Teachers at Friendship Elementary are replacing classroom chairs with exercise balls as part of a new wellness program.

February 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood to press ahead with impact fee study

Oakwood is moving ahead with plans to study development impact fees, which were once a popular item for governments grappling with the costs of growth.

February 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


City may extend sewer to ‘islanders’

Gainesville's public utilities staff plans to offer sewer service to two Hall County islands within city limits, pending customer interest.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rotary names Whalen, Coyle man and woman of the year

The Gainesville Rotary Club honored two community giants Monday evening with its annual man and woman of the year awards.

February 15, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sheriff’s office searching for 3 robbery suspects

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a late Saturday robbery at a North Hall business.

February 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Agents: Man sold fake $20s, $50s

A Gainesville man was booked in the Hall County Jail Monday after law enforcement officials accused him of selling counterfeit $20 and $50 bills.

February 14, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center hosts ‘Traditions of the Trail’ hiking program

Families learned about the great outdoors Sunday, from equipment they should use while camping and hiking to critters that might roam the woods with them.

February 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU lecture series starts this week

Global issues will be given local relevance this week as North Georgia College & State University begins its Great Decisions lecture series.

February 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall academies offer local government education

Hall County residents now have a chance to learn about their local government.

February 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Funeral, burial set for former Hall public official

A funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday for Bill Evans, a former Hall County commissioner and ex-member of the Hall County Planning Commission.

February 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Vietnamese celebration brings community together

Blending tradition and modernity, the Vietnamese ministry at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville celebrated the passing of another year Sunday.

February 13, 2011 | Branden Lefty | Local


City educators to attend national conference

Gainesville school leaders will travel to a national conference this week to discuss how schools and unions can work together to advance student achievement.

February 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Audit shows Hall does OK during recession

Hall County has received the results of its financial audit for fiscal year 2010, which show the county has weathered the recession relatively well.

February 13, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Two schools have eclipse glasses recalled days before event

As educators worked on final plans for Monday's viewing of the total solar eclipse, two Hall County Schools were scrambling to find enough eclipse ...

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Fire Chief credits Boys and Girls Club for career

After his father left town at age 10, Jerome Yarbrough spent his time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier, where his hard-working mother ...

August 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Public, businesses react to new downtown drinking ordinance

Dozens of workers hustled to keep up with orders from Atlas Pizza customers at tables inside and on the curbside Friday, the downtown square in ...

August 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Candidate qualifying begins next week for municipal elections

Cities hold elections this year, and some key positions, particularly mayoral seats, are up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election.

August 18, 2017 | | Local


Protest planned against Gainesville's Confederate monument

A protest of the Confederate memorial in downtown Gainesville is planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

August 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Fazoli’s out of the picture in Gainesville

The much-talked about opening of a Fazoli's Italian restaurant in the New Holland area has been derailed, The Times learned Thursday.

August 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Good News Clinics reflects on 25 years, pushes to continue its work

Thursday night's dinner wasn't just a celebration of Good News Clinics' 25th anniversary.

August 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Lakeview leader calls dedication a ‘humbling experience’

Before participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning for a new middle school building at Lakeview Academy named in his honor, Ferrell Singleton took a ...

August 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Answers scarce on gas leak false alarm

Little new information came to light Thursday regarding a suspected gas leak earlier this week that was a false alarm.

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman pulled from Lanier is in critical condition

A 21-year-old woman was in critical condition Thursday afternoon at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a near drowning Wednesday night in Lake Lanier.

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ask The Times: Abandoned hotel for sale with commercial hopes

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Ask The Times: No plans for north-south road to relieve Jesse Jewell traffic

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Two men indicted in 2014 West Avenue slaying

Two men were indicted this week on murder charges in alleged connection to a 2014 shooting death on West Avenue in Gainesville.

August 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville High softball field to get $400,000-$500,000 in upgrades as part of Title IX settlement

About $400,000 to $500,000 is expected to be spent on improvements to the Gainesville High School softball complex over the next year as ...

August 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Suspected gas leak in Gainesville turns out not to be leak, some seek medical help

Liberty Utilities staff discovered a suspected gas odor Monday in Gainesville was "not due to a gas leak or any hazardous condition associated with any ...

August 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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