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New guidelines would increase learning, make measuring learning easier

Proposed national standards in language arts and math won't greatly affect what local students learn, according to Gainesville schools Superintendent Merianne Dyer. But the new guidelines would allow states to compare apples to apples, as far as what students are learning, and could mean students learn at a deeper level.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson schools redraw attendance zones

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 20, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Hall County student places fifth in state spelling bee

For the second year in a row, Hall County seventh-grader Parker Ramey has proven he is one of the state's top spellers.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local Red Cross forced to downsize

Call it a sign of the times.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Play refreshes Black History Month memories

Tonight, the Newtown Florist Club will reprise its popular play "Do You Remember When ... Newton Back in the Day!"

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson County's clerk of court resigns

In what local officials say was an unexpected turn of events, Dawson County's clerk of court resigned Thursday.

March 20, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local




List details victims, amounts in Ponzi scheme

The final tally of who lost money in the biggest Ponzi scheme in Hall County history will never be known, but a list filed this month in U.S. District Court sheds more light than before on the losses incurred by Wendell Spell.

March 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deputies charge man who posed as new firefighter

David Alan Spain, officials say, was a little too eager to become a firefighter.

March 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Athens teen charged in man's murder

Authorities have charged an Athens teen with murder in the death of a 68-year-old man found dead in his mobile home Thursday.

March 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Speaker at ministry’s fundraiser recalls abortion clinic past

The Gainesville Care Center's annual banquet fundraiser was packed with people who came to First Baptist Church Thursday night to support the ministry and hear the story of a former abortion clinic owner who changed her ways.

March 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Girl Scouts laud Hopkins as 2010 Woman of Distinction

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.

March 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch throws support behind Clermont

Flowery Branch City Council agreed informally Thursday night that it believes Hall County should build a library in the North Hall town of Clermont.

March 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville picks White as new interim police chief

Chad White on Wednesday was named the new interim police chief for the Gainesville Police Department, but he won't seek the post permanently.

March 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charlie to come marching home

More than 400 soldiers of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including members of Gainesville-based Charlie Company, are set to begin returning home from Afghanistan on Sunday.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

Flowery Branch High School is the most recent to jump on the fishing club bandwagon, thanks mostly to mom Amy Hammock. East Hall High and ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Bull riding can be a dangerous sport.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local UNG student wins Fulbright Scholarship

A Flowery Branch student has become the first recipient this year of the Fulbright Scholarship from the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

April 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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