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Spike in rabies cases taxes animal control

Wednesday morning, officers with Hall County Animal Control began performing a ritual for the 26th time this year.

After a raccoon captured last Friday in the Six Gun Drive area of East Hall turned out to be carrying rabies, officers had to visit every house within a half-mile radius. They warned residents that they should get their pets vaccinated, and that they should be on the lookout for any wild animals behaving strangely.

June 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville High principal hired by Glynn County

Gainesville High School campus principal Mike Kemp is leaving to become assistant superintendent for student achievement for the Glynn County school system.

June 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


'Extreme drought' conditions return to Northeast Georgia

Well, the reprieve didn't last long. State climatologist David Stooksbury said Wednesday that most of Northeast Georgia, including Gainesville, is back in an extreme drought.

June 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


CRCT results show Hall probably will meet requirements

It looks like Hall County schools will meet the standards of "adequate yearly progress" for the first time since the federal No Child Left Behind Act began, educators said.

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests scores released this week suggest the Hall County school system, which has been a "needs-improvement" school system for the past several years, will make AYP when the state Department of Education makes its first AYP determinations of the year in mid-July.

June 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


City schools' staff to talk about additional budget cuts

The superintendent of Gainesville city schools will meet with the school system's administrative staff today to identify more cuts for the 2009 fiscal year budget.

Superintendent Steven Ballowe said he will sit down with the staff to determine which of the staff's recommended cuts will be most effective in trimming the tentative $61.6 million budget. Ballowe also said the staff is working on a budget that will create a greater surplus of funds at the end of the 2009 fiscal year, which starts Tuesday and ends June 30, 2009, to pay off more of the school system ...

June 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Developer, Hall County, experts might bring plant preserve to life

Walking through the woods, Margaret Rasmussen not only takes the time to smell the flowers but to identify them.

June 29, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Water rules loosen for Jackson County, not Barrow

ATHENS - Get your garden hoses and personal irrigation systems ready - Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority customers can now irrigate their lawns once a week.

June 29, 2008 | BY CLAIRE MILLER For The Times | Local


Major says investigation backs deputies who shot man's dogs

Frank Reeves' bullet-wounded dog Leonard spent Tuesday night in a Murrayville animal hospital courtesy of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

June 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall medical professionals believe county’s ranking sends mixed messages

Local medical professionals are not happy about a state report that ranks Hall County among the worst in Georgia for minority health.

June 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Housing Authority dresses up neighborhoods

Residents of Gainesville Housing Authority apartments have noticed the grass getting greener on their sides of the sidewalk.

June 29, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board now evaluating superintendent

Steven Ballowe, superintendent of Gainesville City Schools, called the process in which the city board of education will evaluate him this week "a fair appraisal."

June 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New DUI law to take effect July 1

Cops are cracking down on drunken driving this week and next, just as a new law aimed at chronic repeat offenders goes into effect July 1.

June 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lawyer: School fountain wasn’t contaminated

The popular sports drink Gatorade was the only yellow liquid that touched a water fountain where fifth-grade boys were lined up and forced to take a drink, a lawyer for an embattled Banks County educator said Wednesday.

June 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wish you were an Oscar Mayer wiener?

The famous jingle "Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener" will become something of a reality today when the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile gives kids the chance to meet a well-known incarnation of the famous hot dog and "become" wieners.

June 29, 2008 | | Local


UGA to buy Toccoa television station

The University of Georgia Research Foundation has reached an agreement to acquire WNEG-TV, channel 32, from its current owner, Media General Inc., both entities announced Wednesday.

The station soon will be operated by the University of Georgia through its Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

June 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville Jaycees honor Young Woman, Man of the Year

A woman who has battled breast cancer three times and an active community servant were named Thursday night as the Gainesville Jaycees' 2015 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year recipients.

March 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hardman site near Helen opens to public

The stately mansion with Italianate architecture may seem a bit out of place amid the surrounding area's cow-filled pastures, country homes and stores.

March 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood plans hearing on restricting residential parking

A public hearing on a proposed Oakwood ordinance limiting parking in front of houses is scheduled for Monday.

March 05, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


UNG puts professor on leave, pursues termination

University of North Georgia professor Vicki McCard has been put on paid administrative leave as the university pursues termination following an incident earlier this year.

March 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank hosts lawyer luncheon for fundraiser kickoff

To Georgia Mountain Food Bank Executive Director Kay Blackstock, seeing is believing.

March 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State lawmakers pass versions of transportation, school takeover bills

ATLANTA - State lawmakers took a step forward Thursday on two major priorities for the legislative session.

March 05, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




Chance of sleet today could lead to icy roads in morning

North Georgians nearly made it through a week without the threat of winter precipitation, but could see it in some areas tonight.

March 05, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


2014-2015 STAR Students and Teachers reception honors brightest

A future electrical engineering major and an Ivy League hopeful were named Wednesday as the area's top STAR students.

March 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chestatee students SOAR in performances

Chestatee Academy of Inquiry and Talent Development students were talkative and excited Wednesday afternoon as they awaited the next acts at Day at the Museum.

March 05, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Badge & Bar: Suspect files for dismissal in West Avenue slaying

A Gainesville man recently severed from his co-defendant in a West Avenue shooting death case filed a motion to have two murder charges dismissed.

March 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch council loses 2 members back-to-back

Two Flowery Branch City Council members have resigned due to moving away from the South Hall city.

March 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


A break for lake owners: Hall County to target businesses for tax changes

Lakefront homeowners can breathe a sigh of relief this year.

March 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Hall County jailer indicted on drug smuggling charges

A former Hall County jailer was indicted Tuesday on federal charges accusing him of smuggling suspected cocaine into the Hall County Jail.

March 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Tenured UNG prof faces disciplinary action over dispute with speaker, dividing campus

Editor's note: A previous version of this story online and in Thursday's print edition incorrectly stated that the professor in question was terminated. According to the university, she has been placed on administrative leave pending a review. A follow-up story detailing the process will appear in Friday's Times and at gainesvilletimes.com.

March 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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