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Hall County school board considers SPLOST, approves tentative budget

The Hall Countys school system is focusing on the money.

At its monthly work session Monday, the Board of Dducation approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2011, approved a huge technology project and started discussing the possibility of a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax referendum.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Staff take pay cut, future teachers may lose heart

As furloughs hit schools around Gainesville and Hall County, little thought is given to the support staff who work in the schools - the cafeteria workers, custodians and bus drivers.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Band director had relationship with student, officials say

The North Hall High School band director, who resigned just days before the end of the school year, left after school administrators confronted him for having an "inappropriate relationship" with a female student, according to Hall County Schools officials.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tom Graves sworn in on Capitol Hill as 9th District representative

Tom Graves, who was sworn in Monday night in Washington, D.C., to serve the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is anxious to get to work.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


11 charged in gang fight that left 1 man dead

Eleven people - many of them teenagers and alleged members of rival gangs - are in jail without bond for their involvement in a fight that left a 23-year-old Gainesville man dead.

June 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Sheriff's commander trains in Israel

Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Ramone Gilbert saw firsthand the kinds of security threats Israelis face on a constant basis.

June 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


World Cup games kick up some local interest

Across the globe, millions are watching as the World Cup continues this week. And though some in the community might not realize it, Gainesville is watching, too.

June 13, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Stephen Gurr mensley@gainesvilletimes.com, sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawson County academy puts kids on the right side of the law

DAWSONVILLE - With a father who is a sheriff's officer, Taylor Swafford knows a thing or two about law enforcement.

June 13, 2010 | | Local


23-year-old dead after morning brawl

A 23-year-old man is dead after a fight at a Gainesville apartment complex, police say.

June 13, 2010 | | Local


Consider ‘greener’ watering methods

Even though most outdoor watering restrictions have been lifted, experts say residents shouldn't turn a blind eye to conservation.

June 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arbor is a tribute to a community servant

A former city manager and Air Force major will be honored Tuesday evening at Gardens on Green as friends gather for a memorial ceremony.

June 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


History center explores area’s roots with melodies

History lessons are hardly ever taught on the dance floor.

June 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Funding legacy celebrated by local foundation

Twenty-five years and $35 million dollars later, the North Georgia Community Foundation is going strong with a vision for the future.

June 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teachers endure lost class time with frustration, resolve

Teachers in Gainesville City and Hall County schools have been hit with furlough days for next year, but they just keep going.

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Hall Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black retiring after 31 years

At age 50, Chad Black is looking at what path will come next after 31 years with Hall County Fire Services.

June 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 suspects sought in theft of $1,500 exotic plant

Two suspects stole a Cambodian good luck plant from an Oakwood package store, police said.

June 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Authorities ID jogger killed after being hit by vehicle in Jefferson

A Jefferson man who died Thursday morning after being hit by a car on a Jefferson roadway has been identified by authorities.

June 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jersey Mike's, HomeGoods, Pollo Tropical expected to open in next 2 months at North Lake Square

Three store openings are expected in the next two months at North Lake Square on Dawsonville Highway.

June 10, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Atlanta River Walk proposal to go to Hall planning board June 20

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line is set to be heard by the Hall County Planning Commission on ...

June 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Cause of Wednesday house fire traced to electrical problem

Electrical issues caused a Wednesday house fire in which a person was injured fleeing the blaze.

June 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County freight study wraps into regional transportation plan

Routing chicken trucks and 18-wheelers through Hall County is a major element in regional transportation planning.

June 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch subdivision abandoned after recession may be revived

A Flowery Branch subdivision that went the way of the weeds during the Great Recession may be coming back to life.

June 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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