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Georgia, 9 other states get waiver from No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON - Georgia is one of 10 states that will be freed from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving the state leeway to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.

February 09, 2012 | | Local


Several options available for empty I-985 building in Hall County

A new Hall County visitor center still is in the talking stages, but an aging, dust-colored trailer off Interstate 985 that used to be a home for brochure and map distribution could be getting a new home soon.

February 09, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Milton Martin Toyota may move

Milton Martin Toyota, a mainstay on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville, may move to another location, sources confirmed Wednesday.

February 09, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Fresh food ideas grow on Gainesville State

A group of students at Gainesville State is seeking to grow their own on campus.

February 09, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Charles Lewis to run for tax commissioner

Charles Lewis, former chairman of the Hall County Republican Party and owner of an Oakwood CPA firm, has announced he will be a candidate for Hall County tax commissioner in the July 31 Republican primary.

February 08, 2012 | | Local


Domestic Violence Center aims to add 6 transitional homes

Gateway Domestic Violence Center announced Wednesday morning it is planning to build additional transitional housing for victims of domestic violence.

February 08, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Man faces 25 years in sodomy case

A Gainesville man was found guilty Wednesday on a charge of aggravated sodomy.

February 08, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Judge could suppress evidence in child porn case

A federal judge is expected to decide next week on whether to allow evidence seized in the case against a former White County deputy accused of producing child pornography.

February 08, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Attorney urges quick ruling for militia suspect

The wife of a 73-year-old Cleveland man incarcerated since early November on charges of conspiring to attack government buildings and employees is concerned her husband is not receiving the care he needs.

February 08, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Two injured in Ga. 53 wreck in Forsyth County

February 08, 2012 | | Local


New scholarship mirrors GSC program

State education officials could look toward Gainesville State College to see the potential of a new need-based scholarship announced Monday by Gov. Nathan Deal.

February 07, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Warm temperatures may cause Ga.’s peaches to bloom early

This year's warmer winter could cause Georgia's peach growers some anxiety if peach crops bloom early.

February 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Dog tag find leads to owner’s daughter in Pa.

With the help of kind strangers, a Flowery Branch man has found the daughter of the sailor who lost his World War II dog tag at Green Street Pool in Gainesville.

February 07, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall begins Government Scholars' Academy

Registration is open for the first Hall County Government Scholars' Academy, which will be held April 17-June 2.

February 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville gets more money to replace appliances

Gainesville residents might have one more chance to get a boost from the city for replacing their energy-eating appliances.

February 07, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Company consolidating operations in Braselton

A shipping, packaging and industrial supplies distributor is planning to move operations to Braselton, employing up to 600 people within the next few years.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Canine flu cases popping up in Georgia

Multiple cases of canine flu are popping up in Georgia after a dog show in Perry last month.

June 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Rezoning OK’d for Oakwood housing development, but development plan not settled

Rezoning for a planned residential development off McEver Road was approved by Oakwood City Council Monday night, but proposed development plans are still up in ...

June 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Big Bear Cafe back open under new management

A big banner hanging from the front posts outside let everyone know that the landmark Big Bear Cafe is back serving its Southern-style country breakfast ...

June 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Student growth in Hall, Gainesville is mostly among Hispanics

With Hispanic students accounting for almost all increased local school enrollment over the past five years and the growing uncertainty over the future of immigration ...

June 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Authorities: Woman falsely reported rape at Dahlonega trail

A woman who told authorities she had been raped at the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega is now accused of falsely reporting the crime ...

June 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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