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Hall County school board makes plans at retreat

The Hall County Board of Education is holding its annual retreat tonight and Saturday morning to discuss a range of issues facing the school system in the upcoming year.

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield will meet with the board to update the system's plans for programs of academic "rigor" to challenge every student; major renovation and capital projects; classroom technology possibilities; and the district's certified staff recruitment plan.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local Obama backers head to DC

Gainesville resident Arturo Corso began sporting a Barack Obama campaign button on his lapel long before it was considered cool.

January 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Times multimedia project takes national honor

A multimedia presentation on www.gainesvilletimes.com about a young Latina's "los quince años" has won third place in a monthly competition conducted by the National Press Photographers Association.

Photographer Sara Guevara and reporter Ashley Fielding produced the four-minute audio slideshow about 15-year-old Emily Ibarra's "los quince años," a tradition that is a mix between a Jewish bat mitzvah, an American "Sweet 16" and a debutante ball.

January 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


State Rep. Collins reunites with his children after his four-month stint in Iraq

State Rep. Doug Collins' children were checked out of school by a surprise visitor Thursday: their dad.

January 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Water planning district updating plans for Lanier withdrawals

ATLANTA - The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is completing an update of its 2003 water and wastewater plan. It includes conservation goals, six new water-supply reservoirs and increased withdrawals from Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River through 2035.

January 15, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


New state Web site links Georgians to health information

Every day, millions of Americans search for health information on Internet sites such as WebMD. But until now, there hasn't been a site that's specific to Georgia.

January 15, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


When it rains, Green Street floods, and there's no easy fix

Even the smallest rains can turn to ark-worthy weather for motorists on Green Street.

January 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


These days, many say car repairs can wait

With the "Big Three" U.S. automakers on the verge of bankruptcy or worse, it's clear that fewer customers are buying new cars these days.

January 15, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Bundle up: Arctic blast is rolling in

The Arctic express arrives in North Georgia today, blowing in a January chill that can include frostbite and frozen pipes if you're not careful.

January 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


After proper training, this Oakwood police dog will hunt

As a police dog, Bandit's bark won't stop anyone in their tracks just yet.

January 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County government offices to close Monday and Tuesday

Hall County administrative offices will be closed both Monday and Tuesday.

Offices are closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. They will be closed again Tuesday as one of the designated furlough days each month in order to manage the county's budget shortfalls. Public safety, landfill and some public works personnel will be on duty as usual.

January 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch takes first step to easing sewer reservation policy

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Wednesday to changing its sewer reservation policy.

January 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health system seeks appeal of ruling on South Hall hospital

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has asked the Georgia Court of Appeals to hear an appeal of a Barrow County judge's denial of the certificate of need to construct a new hospital in South Hall County.

January 15, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville school leaders lay out budget plans, challenges

Leaders of the Gainesville school system held a "State of the System" address Wednesday that gave parents and teachers an inside look at how education is funded in Georgia.

January 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Police say Buford woman stole $136,878 from SunTrust Bank

A Buford woman is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from a Gainesville bank without ever using a mask, note or gun.

January 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Partnership to improve views, streams at Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

May 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Buford man competes in ‘American Ninja Warrior’

"I sent the video in around January, and a couple weeks later I got the call that they liked my story and wanted me to come do the show," Trent Jarrett said.

May 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


The Local Agenda: More than $22,000 in water refunds unclaimed

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is looking for customers owed refunds on their closed water accounts.

May 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed Glades Reservoir getting more expensive

The cost of the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has already exceeded $15 million, and taxpayers will likely soon pump more money into the project on consulting fees and additional environmental studies.

May 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Memorial Day Parade honors fallen veterans

Young and old lined both sides of Green Street on Monday, waving flags and cheering.

May 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lula sets aside money for caboose restoration

Lula is moving forward on improvements to its iconic red caboose, even though details are still being worked out.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville High confers three honorary diplomas

Three longtime Gainesville High School supporters received honorary diplomas from the school last week as a thank-you for their support.

May 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran receives 'gift of a lifetime'

On a recent afternoon, the springtime sun warming their shoulders, two men talk at the edge of a pond. Behind them, hulking silhouettes of the Blue Ridge Mountains cut their way into the horizon.

May 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Boating licenses up in first year since law change

Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

May 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Veterans honored by Woodmen of the World

Woodmen of the World honored area veterans Sunday afternoon with a cookout, 21-gun salute and flag presentations.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


First female chief officer looking to take ‘next challenge’

With 17 years of baby steps up the ranks, Christie Grice said she was ready to keep climbing with Hall County Fire Services.

May 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Four people seriously hurt in Sunday wreck

A couple and two children, including one child airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, were seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road at Watson Circle in West Hall County.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one injured in boat sinking

Seven people were rescued unharmed about noon Sunday after their boat sank near Van Pugh Park off Lake Lanier.

May 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


AirLife called for one patient in wreck

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle confirmed that Air Life air ambulance had been called for one patient in a Sunday morning accident at Browns Bridge Road and Watson Circle. Five patients in total were being evaluated at the scene, Cagle said.

May 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


6 seek seats in Flowery Branch special election

After two vacated their positions on the Flowery Branch City Council earlier this year, six residents have thrown their hats in the ring for the Posts 1 and 5 positions.

May 23, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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