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Schools try unique methods to take pressure off CRCT testing

When it comes down to the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, one week of testing can define an entire year for a school.

April 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County drug-screen lab aims to keep participants honest

Every morning, people line up to give drug-screen samples inside a nondescript building a block from the sheriff's office on Main Street.

April 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City delays budget talks over garbage

Gainesville officials are holding off on a discussion of next year's budget for its trash collection service until they gather more information about its future.

April 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville will conduct tax audit

Gainesville officials are making sure they're getting all the taxes they are owed - at least, all the alcoholic beverage and hotel/motel taxes.

April 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville High School class ring comes full circle

All Stephanie Moore wanted was a paperclip.

April 20, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Private trash service might be an option

Gainesville officials say they plan to explore private trash collection for residents in the next few months.

April 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Volcano affecting European skies is touching local lives

For those hoping to travel soon to Europe, everything is up in the air - quite literally.

April 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man hurt after four-wheeler collides with truck

A Lula man was flown to an Atlanta hospital Monday night after he was struck while riding a four-wheeler.

April 20, 2010 | | Local


Sheriff’s office duo offers solace, service

Bimbo Brewer is one of the first people who crime victims and witnesses turn to when they ask "why?"

April 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hospital awards its crucial volunteers

They may not be on the payroll, but Northeast Georgia Medical Center's volunteers play an important role at the hospital.

April 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials weigh merge of Hall, city services

At the county's final budget hearing Tuesday, officials discussed ways for Hall County Fire and EMS to save money in the future - including consolidating the department with Gainesville's.

April 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lt. Brian Kelly to be next Gainesville police chief

Lt. Brian Kelly, a former investigations commander and 14-year veteran of the Gainesville Police Department, will be the department's next chief of police, City Manager Kip Padgett announced Tuesday.

April 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville awards funds for redevelopment

A car wash on the corner of E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways is expected to come down tomorrow, following a decision by the Gainesville City Council.

April 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula man critically injured in four-wheeler accident

A Lula man was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after he was struck while riding a four-wheeler Monday night.

Joseph Turner, 44, was riding along the shoulder of Old Cornelia Highway north of Harris Drive about 9:15 p.m. Monday, the Georgia State Patrol said. According to patrol reports, Turner turned his Honda 300 left into the path of a northbound Chevrolet Silverado driven by 44-year-old Kirk Adams of Lula.

April 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rabies case confirmed in East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Miller Lake Road area of East Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

April 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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North Georgia Job Fair set for Saturday at Free Chapel

The North Georgia Job Fair will feature 38 employers on-site at Free Chapel, 3001 McEver Road in Gainesville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p ...

July 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Winder man indicted in friend's death by fentanyl in Gainesville

A Winder man was indicted July 13 for allegedly selling fentanyl to his friend who later overdosed, according to authorities.

July 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


David Keener receives life sentence in murder case

A man received a life prison sentence Wednesday afternoon in a felony murder case involving another man's head being hit into a guardrail.

July 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Key crossing has reopened on new White County parkway

Tesnatee Gap Valley Road reopened at Ga. 115 in Cleveland on Wednesday, six days ahead of schedule, as part of work on the Appalachian Parkway.

July 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habersham deputy sheriff indicted in no-knock warrant case that injured toddler

A federal grand jury has indicted a Habersham County deputy sheriff on charges of falsifying information to obtain and execute a "no-knock" search warrant for ...

July 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Performers prepare for ballet event Friday

The International Ballet Gala Performance will be held Friday at the Brenau Downtown Center Theatre.

July 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Four-legged police aides get trained

Gainesville Police Sgt. Jim Von Essen lobbed his keys, a wallet and a plastic shotgun shell into high grass.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Trail network meeting planned in August

A meeting to talk about plans and ideas for the newly dubbed "Highlands to Islands" trail could take place in August.

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville stormwater upgrades a tough sell to public

Outreach, education and community meetings will be a critical part of selling Gainesville residents on the need for a new utility to pay for upgrades ...

July 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Poultry industry leader Nathaniel Ashe dies

Nathaniel "Nat" E. Ashe, an area poultry industry leader, died Monday at the age of 86.

July 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jury to begin deliberation Wednesday in felony murder case

The defense rested before 3 p.m. Tuesday in the felony murder case for David William Keener in the death of Randall Huling.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick says he's retiring

Gainesville City Councilman Bob Hamrick shocked his colleagues Tuesday when he announced that he will not seek reelection in November and plans to retire at ...

July 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Timetable moving up for Spout Springs road widening

Hall County could start buying property in mid-2016 for the Spout Springs Road widening project, earlier than previously thought thanks to voters passing the 1-cent ...

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder trial begins for man convicted last week in homeless beating

Removing his jacket, defense attorney Dan Sammons approached the witness stand and grabbed the trash can in Superior Court on Monday.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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