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Georgia SAT scores drop in 2009

Georgia's average SAT scores for 2009 fall below the national average, while the state's black and Hispanic students scored above their peer groups nationally, the state Department of Education reports.

August 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall emergency planners update hazardous spill strategy

Imagine it is 3 a.m. on a Wednesday morning: The streets of Hall County are pretty empty, except for a tractor-trailer carrying hundreds of containers of highly flammable liquid down Thompson Bridge Road.

August 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Furlough days complicate Hall County library schedule

The Hall County Library Board approved the library system's 2010 furlough schedule at its meeting Tuesday.

August 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sen. Chambliss wants no public option in health care reform

While U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he applauds President Barack Obama for making health care reform a priority, the Georgia Republican is in no way interested in supporting a bill that creates a public health care option.

August 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Brenau University celebrates ‘wonderful blessing’ of new campus in South Atlanta

Brenau University celebrated the grand opening of its new South Atlanta/Fairburn regional campus Tuesday.

August 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Some Interstate 85 rest stops now closed

The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 85 rest areas off the northbound lanes in Franklin County and southbound lanes in Gwinnett County.

August 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Adams says UGA is near its capacity

Fall enrollment at the University of Georgia is coming close to maxing out at about 34,000 students, and an increasing number of high school seniors hoping to become Georgia Bulldogs next year may be out of luck.

August 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


2 ask Hall County to put pastor's name on intersection

Two Hall County residents are hoping the intersection in front of New Holland Baptist Church will one day bear the name of one of its longtime pastors, the Rev. Henry Grady Jarrard.

August 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia may widen US 441 from Clayton to North Carolina

A busy North Georgia road frequented by tourists shopping for antiques or stopping for glimpses of mountain scenery could get a major makeover.

August 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bird calls aren’t the only ‘tweets’ coming from DNR

Even a hunter can be tech-savvy.

August 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson to join property verification program

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council has decided to join county efforts to uncover additional tax revenue.

August 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Turning Point plans expansion to help more men

With the help of the Gainesville City Council, Turning Point Recovery Resources will be able to reach out to more men who are recovering from substance abuse issues.

August 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Layoffs swell Lanier Tech enrollment

When David Strickland graduated from Johnson High School more than 20 years ago, he didn't ever expect to fill a seat in his high school drafting teacher's classroom again.

August 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Proposed rules address exotic pets, livestock

Hall County Animal Control has made a number of policy changes that apply to a variety of animals, including snakes and horses.

August 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barnett: ‘There’s a lot that goes into bus driving’

Jean Barnett is one of 41 Gainesville school bus drivers who greets children each morning, takes them to and from school, and then waves goodbye to them each afternoon.

August 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Final suspect in 2010 murder captured by US Marshals

The last suspect in a 2010 beating death at the East Ridge mobile home park has been captured and brought back to Hall County, according ...

May 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood hoping to start widening Old Oakwood Road in July

If all goes as hoped, Oakwood could start widening a section of Old Oakwood Road to three lanes in July.

May 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to offer tour of Linwood Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Gainesville Water Resources Department is holding an open house tour at the Linwood Wastewater Treatment Plant at 11 a.m. Friday.

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Bilingual books donated to Hall County preschoolers

A group of preschoolers gather around Michael Arteaga, eager to practice the alphabet in Spanish and in English.

May 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


8 boating under the influence tickets filed, 1 injury reported on Lake Lanier during holiday weekend

The Memorial Day weekend saw eight people ticketed for boating under the influence on Lake Lanier, according to Georgia Department of Natural Resources figures released ...

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman suffers burns to 30 percent of body in house fire

A 56-year-old woman has been airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital with second-degree and third-degree burns to 30 percent of her body following a house fire ...

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman found dead in Lake Lanier identified as missing woman

The woman found dead Saturday in Lake Lanier has been identified as Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, who went missing May 18 at Lanier Point Park.

May 30, 2016 | | Local


Settlement reached in amputated leg lawsuit

A lawsuit involving a woman's amputated leg and the alleged harm she suffered after it was discarded has been settled.

May 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Veterans honored along Memorial Day parade route

Thousands of spectators waving or wearing red, white and blue watched and applauded Monday morning as the 14th annual Memorial Day parade moved down Green ...

May 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Memorial Day vigil held in solemn, precise ceremony

With solemn and deliberate moves, the honor guard at the Memorial Day vigil was changed - the end of the formal ceremony for the occasion.

May 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Capitola Farm Road closure set to begin Tuesday, last 90 days

A section of Capitola Farm Road, a key South Hall traffic artery, will be closed starting Tuesday for stormwater work.

May 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Guest House celebrating new ‘hobby shop’ for seniors

Nearly four years ago, The Guest House moved to a new location in Gainesville, leaving a piece of its legacy behind.

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Need for Hall County morgue grows along with population, officials say

Sheriff Gerald Couch had it printed on a campaign flyer recently, a political aspiration for his next term.

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park recognizes Hall County’s 168 war dead

Prayers, patriotic songs and wreath layings marked a Sunday ceremony at Gainesville's Rock Creek Veterans Park to remember Hall County's fallen troops from ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville residents seek sun on Memorial Day weekend

Tiny children splashed in the shallows of Lake Lanier's red clay beaches, while others queued for the towering water slides at Frances Meadows Aquatic ...

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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