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State sees improvement on national math, reading exam

ATLANTA - Georgia fourth- and eighth-graders are performing only slightly better than they did two years ago on national reading and math exams, and most of the students tested continue to lag the national average in both subjects, data released Tuesday show.

November 01, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville council OKs traffic project near Lakeview

Gainesville will move forward on a project to slow traffic on two streets near Lakeview Academy.

November 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville motorsports park battle moves to Ga. Supreme Court

Dawsonville officials say they are not fazed that the battle over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County has shifted to the Georgia Supreme Court.

November 01, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood gears up for road project

Oakwood is gearing up to rebuild a 1-mile stretch of Old Oakwood Road between Mundy Mill and Mountain View roads.

November 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Exam tests students’ skills, not memories

Usually when students sit down to take a standardized test, they do so with a pencil and a brain overflowing with facts, figures and theories.

November 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Construction on state park pushed back

Construction on Don Carter State Park at Lake Lanier may not begin until 2012, Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials said Monday.

November 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Authorities net 44 pounds of drugs in take-back day

About 44 pounds of medication was collected Saturday through Hall County's participation in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, compared to 6 pounds collected during a similar effort six months ago.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Honda inventory down but OK

For the second time this year, Honda has been forced to cut U.S. and Canadian factory production by 50 percent.

October 31, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Oakwood budget hearing draws nobody

OAKWOOD - If there is any opposition to a proposed $6.5 million budget for Oakwood's city government, the council hasn't heard it.

October 31, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


County expands recycling options

Starting Saturday, Hall County residents can recycle mixed paper and cardboard at all 12 compactor sites.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. 365 paving finished

After five months, paving that started in June is complete on a Ga. 365 resurfacing project in Hall and Habersham counties.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Intersection loses left turn arrow

The intersection of Ga. 53 and Ga. 211 in South Hall County got a signal update Monday afternoon.

October 31, 2011 | | Local


Autopsy inconclusive on 2-year-old found Sunday

An autopsy on a 2-year-old girl found dead Sunday morning is inconclusive, according to Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks, spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Girl Scouts gather for reunion to mark the organization’s 100 years of existence

Girl Scouts from Hall County gathered Sunday at the Martha Hope Cabin to share stories, pictures, s'mores and campfire songs, and reconnect with other members of the organization.

October 30, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Belk holds charity sale on Saturday

Belk will host its semi-annual charity sale on Saturday, which benefits more than 45 local nonprofits and schools.

October 30, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Former Hall County fire lieutenant indicted on false statements charge

A former Hall County Fire Services lieutenant fired in April 2016 was indicted Monday on a charge of giving false statements.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Armed robbery suspect’s attorney a no-show in court

The case involving the alleged driver in a Gainesville gas station robbery moved on to Superior Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Patients, students benefit from pro-bono physical therapy clinic at Brenau

Seven months after starting a physical therapy clinic where money doesn't change hands and no insurance is needed, Brenau University officials say the program ...

August 05, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Investigators testify about man charged with long list of crimes

More than a dozen charges were at the crux of a Flowery Branch man's hearing Friday, which included armed robbery, aggravated battery and burglary.

August 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Men accused of home invasion appear in court

Two men allegedly returned to an East Hall home with guns attempting to collect on a debt, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

August 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigator: Woman woke up with sex assault suspect on top of her

An investigator told the court Friday of an alleged sexual assault from May in Hall County.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Clean water restrictions coming to Lanier

After years of discussion about discharges into Lake Lanier, Clean Water Act enforcement is finally washing down on Georgia sewer systems, industry and farmers.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Positive rabies alert in Lula

A rabid raccoon and a dog recently came into contact in the 6900 block of Wheeler Drive in Lula.

August 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pendergrass man accused of molesting girl for 5 years

A Pendergrass man is accused of molesting a girl over a period of more than five years.

August 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Medical panel encourages HPV vaccine

The vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV, provides pre-teens and teenagers with a safe and effective prevention of some cancers that can be traumatic, according ...

August 04, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Three Gainesville ‘Magnolias’ honored at history center fundraiser

Three Gainesville women - Rosemary Dodd, Mary Hart Wilheit and the late Nell Wiegand - were honored Thursday as "Magnolias Among Us" at the Northeast Georgia History ...

August 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of federal park passes for seniors to rise significantly

Lifetime senior passes for federal parks, including those run by the Army Corps of Engineers, will be eight times more expensive beginning Aug. 28.

August 04, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New package store approved in Flowery Branch

A liquor license was OK'd by Flowery Branch City Council Thursday night for the owner of a newly annexed strip shopping center.

August 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local yoga teacher brings technique to Uganda

The farthest Emilie Cook had ventured from Gainesville had been the border states of Georgia and excursions to Louisiana and New York.

August 04, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | 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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