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Most Hall schools score well on graduation tests

Scores released Monday show that most Hall County schools fared better than the state on graduation tests this year.

June 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

2 charged in copper thefts at Sugar Hill Elementary

James Blake Wingo, 21, and a teenage juvenile were charged Tuesday afternoon in connection with copper thefts at Sugar Hill Elementary School in eastern Hall County.

June 07, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

Gainesville gives initial OK to budget

Despite declining property values in the area, Gainesville's elected officials are ready to move forward on a spending plan that doesn't require them to change the property tax rate.

June 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Alligator caught in North Hall

A 6-foot alligator was caught near White Sulphur Road in northern Hall County and later euthanized Sunday afternoon after neighbors reported it to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

June 06, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL | Local

I-985 pileup injures 4

A four-car pileup near Exit 12 of Interstate 985 injured four and caused traffic headaches Monday afternoon.

June 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

Restaurant owner arrested in gun-pointing incident

Juan Luna, the owner of Luna's Restaurant in downtown Gainesville, was arrested last week after allegedly pointing a gun at the owner of another restaurant, police said.

June 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

New Flowery Branch city clerk on the job

Marja Burney was looking for a job closer to home and got a bonus in the process - no more Gwinnett County traffic jams.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall officials expect long budget talks Thursday

The Hall County Commission may have to pull an all-nighter Thursday.

June 06, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

New Super Walmart brings jobs to Habersham

For a small county in a struggling economy, 140 new jobs is big news.

June 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local

Medical Center Foundation dedicates peace garden

Patients of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center now have a quiet place to escape the anxiety of the hospital.

June 06, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

Gainesville schools OK budget with no tax rate change

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education gave its first OK to the 2011-2012 budget Monday night but had to dig hard into reserves to make ends meet.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County Schools Board gives initial approval to 2012 budget, school calendar

The Hall County Schools Board adopted its preliminary fiscal year 2012 budget and 2011-2012 school calendar at a called meeting Monday night.

June 06, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Hall County's greenest thumbs show off yards

Hall County Master Gardeners hosted "In Our Own Back Yards" garden tour Saturday, a fundraiser for the volunteer program aimed at educating the community in horticultural practices.

June 05, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING | Local

Chain saw carving event showcases 'hard work'

Walking onto the field at the Buzz in the Blue Ridge Chainsaw Carving Extravaganza is like stepping into a giant bee hive.

June 05, 2011 | Savannah King | Local

Forsyth County’s school board may discuss tax hike

In the face of mounting concern and confusion, Forsyth County's school board may discuss the school system's millage rate at a meeting next week.

June 05, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local

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School officials seek clues to why reading scores dip in fourth grade at local, state levels

Across the board, fourth-graders scored lower than third-graders in reading, according to 2016 Milestones results for Hall and Gainesville students.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

State Patrol officer: ‘I did not want to die’ in struggle with suspect

Jumping down into the creek near Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville, A.J. Allen shouted at a fleeing suspect to stop before using his Taser twice.

October 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

‘We need to tell our story:’ Residents say goodbye to Atlanta Street

Willie Mitchell has made educating children his life's mission, but he laments failings that he believes contributed to the breakdown of social bonds at ...

October 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A smelly debate over Mincey Marble's expansion

Pungent or pleasant, it's a smell in automobile exhaust, copier machines and yes, even brand new cars.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winning sweet, but ‘it’s all about fun’ at Special Olympics State Games

Ten weeks and at least 25 hours worth of training led up to the moment when Dustin Thomas entered the dust-floored ring of the Chicopee ...

October 08, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Gainesville man charged with vehicular homicide

A Gainesville man is accused of backing a pickup truck Wednesday over a Gainesville woman, according to authorities. The woman died later at the hospital.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Geologist uses meteorites, other samples to take students on tour through time

From a crystal cave filmed for the original "Journey to the Center of the Earth" to seven weeks in Antarctica, Linda Welzenbach, senior research associate ...

October 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Mule Camp Market vendors heat up the square downtown

Breaking out from his day job, Lloyd Hendricks forged a new passion in a bygone profession.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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