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11 schools fail to meet AYP standards

Eleven area schools have not made Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary results released by Hall County and Gainesville school boards this week.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville board OKs exception to stream buffer

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board voted unanimously to approve an exception to the city's stream buffer mandates.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Remains of missing man are identified

Skeletal remains found late last fall in northeastern Forsyth County have been confirmed as those of a 44-year-old man reported missing more than a decade earlier.

July 13, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


National Weather Service issues heat advisory as temperatures rise

As temperatures creep to their highest point for the summer, most should seek refuge indoors with a cool drink and plenty of air conditioning.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Lawrenceville man drowns in lake

A Lawrenceville man drowned on Lake Lanier Tuesday while attempting to retrieve a beach ball in about 32 feet of water, officials said.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Prayers up for stabbing victim

Fellow church members and neighbors were reeling Tuesday from the attack on Gretchan Pearce, asking for prayers for her speedy recovery.

July 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents shocked when man kills mom, stabs aunt

When Gretchan Pearce got a call from her sister-in-law Monday evening, Mary Pearce said her son was having "an episode" and she needed help at her home in the upscale Harbour Point Yacht Club neighborhood off Dawsonville Highway.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Victims, suspect in Harbour Point shooting identified

Hall County deputies shot and killed a man they believed stabbed two women, killing one of them in a scene that ended in the street of an upscale lakeside community Monday night.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing Gainesville woman found safe

A missing Gainesville woman was found safe overnight in Spaulding County.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Heat advisory issued for most of Georgia

Temperatures may hit triple digits across parts of North Georgia today, as the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for northern and central parts of the state.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall's Bell has $13K in campaign war chest

In a non-election year, Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell is reporting more than $13,000 in campaign contributions.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville hires new tourism and trade manager

Vicki Wineland has been hired as Gainesville's new tourism and trade manager, the city announced Monday.

July 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State gets favorable affordability ranking

With decreasing coverage from the HOPE scholarship and increasing costs, students and parents are paying more and more attention to the affordability of attending college.

July 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Oakwood OKs changes to allow for insurance business

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to pave the way for an insurance company to set up business in a residential area off McEver Road.

July 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Panel says Figueras owes for late report; she says it was filed on time

When it comes to running for the Gainesville City Council, war chests don't usually look like change purses, and fines for not reporting those contributions on time usually don't add up to much.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Part of Gwinnett road may be named after Buford veteran who died at 24

A resolution dedicating part of a Gwinnett County road in honor of a Buford soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2015 will be introduced in ...

February 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Black bear seen near Lake Lanier in east Forsyth County

February 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


DA: No charges in fatal Georgia State Patrol shooting

No charges will be brought against a Georgia State Patrol trooper involved in a fatal shooting in June in Gainesville.

February 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Sautee Nacoochee man killed in Friday home explosion

The man killed in a Cleveland home explosion Friday has been identified.

February 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deshaun Watson gets Gainesville street named after him

Hometown hero Deshaun Watson now has a road named after him.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Office building near historic Green Street gets board’s OK

A local developer can move forward on plans to put up a residential-style office building near the Gainesville Civic Center and behind homes off historic ...

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax due date change in the works

Hall County Tax Commissioner Darla Eden proposed Monday changing the due date for real and personal property tax to Nov. 15 from Dec. 1.

February 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Mundy Mill school accounts for majority of Gainesville employee transfer requests

The number of Gainesville teachers requesting to work at other schools for the 2017-18 school year has spiked, apparently caused by the opening of the ...

February 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Elections Board member charged with shoplifting boxers from Wal-Mart

Tommy Sandoval, a Hall County Elections Board member who has been an officer in the Hall County Republican Party, has been charged with shoplifting two ...

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


How not to give up: A lesson from three-time Youth of the Year winner

Jayla Williams thought she was a loser.

February 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


2 suspects in custody following alleged armed robbery at Oakwood store

Two Louisiana men have been charged in Tuesday's armed robbery of a Dollar General store on Atlanta Highway in Oakwood.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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