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Former coach describes overwhelming scene at North Hall High School

All Greg Williams wanted to do on March 20, 1998, was fix things the way they had been the day before.

March 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Education hearing set for Thursday

JEFFERSON - Brian Burdette, the State Board of Education member representing the 10th Congressional District, plans to hold a public hearing on education issues from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


Johnson High Pride Day is April 19

Johnson High School has set Johnson Pride Day for April 19.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


6 arrested in 'Lula Boys' street gang case

Four members of what authorities have called the "Lula Boys" were arrested Wednesday on simple battery and gang charges, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Gang Task Force.

March 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lula girl wins first place for Ag Day essay

Madison Saxon of Lula Elementary School placed first in this year's Ag Day essay contest for third- to eighth-graders.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville awards sewer contracts

GAINESVILLE - As early as September, more residents north of Thompson Bridge will be able to tap into the Gainesville sewer system.

March 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teen bride's explicit photos used in case against husband

A 49-year-old man accused of exploiting his 18-year-old wife in a series of sexually explicit photographs taken when she was 17 bared all to a Hall County jury Wednesday in a bid for acquittal.

March 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Five years after drive began to depose Saddam, Iraq War divides Georgians

On March 19, 2003, U.S. forces stormed into Iraq on a mission to topple the regime of dictator Saddam Hussein.

March 30, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Rain moving east; sports events canceled

Rain is now moving east of the area, leaving a chance of showers into the evening and the promise of a cold night.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forensics speaker: BTK’s hubris was his downfall

DAHLONEGA - A Wichita, Kan., serial killer's love of attention and notoriety became the single biggest factor in his capture, a detective in the case said Tuesday.

March 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall schools plan to roll out K-12 career program in fall

GAINESVILLE - Elementary school students often get their first exposure to an array of careers through adults visiting their class from the work place.

March 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson: Education hearing set for March 27

Brian Burdette, the State Board of Education member representing the 10th Congressional District, plans to hold a public hearing on education issues from 7-8 p.m. March 27 at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. Those wishing to speak at the meeting are asked to sign in when they arrive.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Johnson High Pride Day is April 19

GAINESVILLE - Johnson High School has set Johnson Pride Day for April 19.

March 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Kiwanis Club tosses Knucksie its Youth Service Award

According to the Kiwanis International Web site, Kiwanis clubs are meant to be global organizations of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

March 30, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Local


Employers hand out applications as job-seekers search for opportunities at job fair

OAKWOOD - For people like Steven Girardeau, the Gainesville State College Spring Job Fair is a great place to find a new job.

March 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Community leader, former school board chairman dies

Martin Ellard, a longtime Gainesville CPA, former school board chairman and World War II veteran, died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was 87.

October 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


School receives $5.2 million donation for Corps of Cadets

The University of North Georgia has received the second-largest gift in its history: property worth an estimated $5.2 million

October 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual burn ban to end today

Gainesville and Hall County residents will again be allowed to burn, beginning today, with the proper permits, according to county and city fire officials.

October 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: DOT holds 2nd public meeting on HOT lanes on Thursday

The second of two public meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County is set for 5–7 p.m. Thursday in Braselton.

October 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Statewide ban on tobacco at public universities starts today

Cory Jackson, a freshman at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, was taken aback by news that all tobacco use will be banned on all parts of the campus, including inside cars, starting today.

October 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


South Hall crossing gets second look for traffic light

Because of a South Hall County neighborhood's concerns about safety, the Georgia Department of Transportation is conducting a second traffic light study at an intersection on a newly opened stretch of Ga. 347.

October 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Railroad moving ahead on Flowery Branch culvert repair

Norfolk Southern Railway Co. is moving forward on one of two culverts it has planned to repair, while the second one will likely be on hold until the first of the year.

October 01, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Nigerian business delegates visit Brenau

Twenty-six delegates of the Nigerian Quintessential Business Women Association visited Brenau University on Tuesday in Gainesville and met for a question-and-answer session with students.

October 01, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


United Way reading initiative hires coordinator

The Read Learn Succeed initiative from the United Way of Hall County took its first step toward improving childhood literacy and education last week in hiring a program coordinator.

September 30, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


BlueCross, hospital agree to new long-term contract

The contract impasse between Northeast Georgia Health System and BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia is over.

September 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG receives $5.2 million donation for Corps of Cadets

The University of North Georgia has received the second largest gift in its history, property worth an estimated $5.2 million

September 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Belk sets fall charity sale

Belk at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville will join the retailer's other stores in November for the fall charity sale.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to review public transportation routes, fares

Gainesville City Council will meet Thursday morning to hear a presentation and review routes and fares for the city's public transit service.

September 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor nears

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday.

September 30, 2014 | BY RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Legacy Link moves, combining Gainesville offices

Legacy Link's three Gainesville offices are consolidating into one larger, updated office at 1480 Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood.

September 30, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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