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Hall County school officials drill into test scores

Hall County school officials said test results should be viewed as only one part of how the schools are judged, even as they spent Saturday morning looking at details of the most recent scores on state testing.

May 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State agencies rally to prevent infants dying in sleep

Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare.

May 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Candidates share fiscal concerns in Senate District 50 race

John Wilkinson has been in state politics long enough to have seen the good and bad.

May 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SLIDESHOW: UNG graduates earn diplomas at Dahlonega commencement

Commencement ceremonies were held Saturday for graduates of the University of North Georgia at the Dahlonega campus.

May 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Strawberry Festival draws big crowds to Jaemor Farms for music, fun and lots of ripe fruit

Thousands of visitors flocked to Jaemor Farms on Saturday to celebrate one of spring's greatest gifts: the strawberry.

May 07, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Team Maggie fishing event raises funds to help cancer victims with fertility treatments

It's easy to lose hope or joy when you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer.

May 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Attorneys Breakfield, Hall vie for open State Court seat

Candidates jockeying for the open Hall County State Court bench seat compete at a time of a growing caseload.

May 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Elachee Academy students can take an early walk through nature’s lessons

It's the only accredited nature-based preschool in the region, allowing children 50 percent of their school day in the classroom and the other 50 in lessons outdoors.

May 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Folk art rooster sculpture stolen from man’s Gainesville lawn

Years after a motorcycle accident, the tank of Scott Campbell's Harley-Davidson was sitting around until the man felt inspired.

May 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Brenau Women’s College awards 104 diplomas

Brenau University Women's College awarded 104 diplomas to its 2016 graduating class during commencement ceremonies Friday night on the front lawn of the Gainesville campus.

May 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Violin teacher indicted in child molestation case; 3 victims named

A Clermont violin teacher was indicted this week and charged with molesting three different children.

May 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


13 people charged after undercover prostitution operation

Thirteen people were arrested Thursday in an undercover prostitution investigation carried out by the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

May 06, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Voters can submit questions for Monday’s 9th District town hall event

Now it's your chance to question the candidates.

May 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


State waiver on Milestones tests won’t affect local schools’ procedures

Hall County and Gainesville school district officials expect no changes in their procedure to promote students to the next grade level following Milestones testing interruptions in some parts of the state.

May 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Gainesville Police investigating midnight Burger King robbery

A suspect pulled a weapon and demanded cash at midnight Tuesday at a Gainesville Burger King, police said.

May 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Vote for your favorite in North Georgia Battle of the Bands

Music lovers can select their favorite local bands, then watch them compete in a summertime concert beside Lake Lanier.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision Day planned at Gainesville High to recognize seniors moving on to college

Gainesville High School will host the first Gainesville High School Decision Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody after chase

Authorities have captured a suspect in an armed robbery at the Kangaroo gas station in Gainesville.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Raccoon in East Hall is 7th rabies case in Hall this year

A dog encountered a rabid raccoon in the Joe Chandler Road area of East Hall, according to a Hall County news release.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Contract awarded for $44.1M widening of Athens Highway

The widening of Athens Highway/U.S. 129 in East Hall looks to be a sure thing, as the Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded ...

May 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford man suspected of threatening to kill mother caught Wednesday

A Buford man suspected of threatening to kill his mother and then eluding authorities and K-9 units on Tuesday has been captured.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Funeral services set Saturday for Good News at Noon founder Gene Beckstein

One of Thomas Ramirez's most vivid memories of Good News at Noon founder Gene Beckstein, who died Wednesday at age 93, came when the ...

May 11, 2016 | By Clark Leonard and Jennifer Linn news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Crash involving deer claims life of North Forsyth High student

May 11, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Young Wauka Mountain archers take dead aim at title

A dozen fifth-graders lined up Tuesday in the Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy gymnasium, nocking arrows in their bows and firing at targets yards away.

May 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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