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Brenau event raises funds for Haiti's school children

The aroma of Haitian dishes on Thursday night wafted across the lobby of the Brenau University's John W. Jacobs Jr. Building.

February 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mills' banks bill goes to governor for signature

Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday signed a bill authored by local state Rep. James Mills.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cornwell family releases video plea

A missing Blairsville woman's mother has taken to YouTube with a plea to the writer of an anonymous letter.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lights planned for Oakwood parkway’s final segment

Oakwood City Council has approved ornamental street lights for Thurmon Tanner Parkway's final stretch, which is set for a December completion.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council OKs church’s rezoning request

JEFFERSON - After months of postponing action, the Jefferson City Council approved a rezoning request from First United Methodist Church of Jefferson during a special called meeting Wednesday.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville business owner wins $1M in lottery

An owner of a Gainesville business won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Local students compete to earn Youth of the Year award

There were no referees, scoreboards or coaches to call out plays, but the competition to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County's Youth of the Year still was pretty stiff.

February 11, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Officials: Economy influenced burglaries in ’09

An economy on the skids brought an expected increase in burglaries in Gainesville and Hall County in 2009, though officials believe the spike in the numbers could have been worse without a full-court press of enforcement efforts.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville schools want input on Mundy Mill plan

A proposal to ease some of the zoning conditions on the mega-development on Mundy Mill Road won't be heard by Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board until representatives of Gainesville's school system can negotiate with developers about the future school site on the development.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Incomplete development finds new owner

Seasons on Lake Lanier has a new owner and residents have one thing to say - they're happy.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall, city schools mostly in the clear in CRCT review

Only one Gainesville city school is under investigation after a state review of standardized test score data flagged 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools for possible cheating last year.

February 10, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Board recommends moving new library out of Clermont

Despite hearing from many passionate Clermont library supporters, the Hall County library board voted Wednesday to recommend the county proceed with plans to build a North Hall library at Nopone Road and Hwy. 129.

February 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools mostly in clear on CRCT review

A state review of standardized test score data has found that 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools had possible cheating on the exams last year.

February 10, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville planning board gets behind Ga. 53 development

A new development with a grocery store and a restaurant may soon replace the boarded-up nursing home on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville.

February 09, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Road plans move ahead in South Hall

South Hall is getting closer to some much-needed traffic relief.

February 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville educators choose carrot over the stick to change behavior

Local school leaders are making a few changes to address behavior problems.

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Form follows function in cardboard office prototypes

In an effort to better design medical offices for efficiency and patient care, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is building a couple prototypes - out of cardboard.

August 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local vape shops fume over potential FDA regulation

No longer are paper-rolled cigarettes - the tar-producing kind with tobacco and chemicals mixed into a potent, carcinogenic blend - the flavor of the week.

August 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Groundbreaking for Kubota facility planned in September

Just how big is the upcoming Kubota expansion?

August 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Masked attendees celebrate fun, fundraising at Gala

Masked attendees of the Children's Center for Hope & Healing's eighth annual Gala buzzed about the Robson Event Center Saturday dancing to the music ...

August 15, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Local


Evidence in past assault cases will get fresh scrutiny

Some 160 rape kits from Gainesville and Hall County bearing evidence from alleged sexual assaults may soon be sent for testing to the Georgia Bureau ...

August 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber forum to tackle impact of health reform law

A new health care reform bill was just emerging when the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tackled the thorny subject in a community forum six ...

August 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Dual immersion program lets students work on projects together online

Students in Hall County Schools and students at a private school in Guanajuato, Mexico, may not have much in common.

August 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville day care under investigation after child ends up in highway

The Department of Early Care and Learning is investigating a Gainesville day care after a child was found walking on the median of Dawsonville Highway ...

August 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man sleuths for sickness at CDC

A Gainesville native has joined an elite fellowship program of "disease detectives" at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Lawsuit alleges racial slurs by neighbor

Years of racial epithets and threats from a neighbor forced a Gainesville family from their home recently, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Hall ...

August 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Some services down today at Department of Driver Services

A mandatory program to verify noncitizens' legal presence in the country when they apply or for or renew driver's licenses will not be available ...

August 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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