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Georgia educators ‘Race to the Top’

Georgia's public schools - and some local leaders - are competing in their own version of "The Amazing Race."

December 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


DOT falling behind on maintenance work

Rain has been good for Lake Lanier, filling it up and more, but it hasn't been so kind to the area's state roads.

December 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


RAW VIDEO: Gainesville's Elephant Walk

December 12, 2009 | Times sports video | Local


Red Elephants head for the Dome

Saturday's send-off for the Gainesville football team to the state title game was especially meaningful for Kim Davis.

December 12, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Local


Wager pits peaches vs. poultry

When Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell heard Gainesville High School would be playing Peach County High School for the football state championship, he couldn't pass up the chance for a good-natured bet.

December 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cheerleader, mascot race to be belles of the (foot)ball

What happens when you are presented with not one, but two once-in-a-lifetime opportunities on the same day? How do you choose?

December 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Budget cuts force White County camp’s closure

Gail Chambers took her teenage grandsons to half a dozen psychologists for their behavioral problems, but it wasn't until they spent six months roughing it in a Cleveland wilderness camp that she saw a change.

December 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Old sewer rates irk Hall residents

Some South Hall residents are frustrated that county commissioners have yet to set new sewer rates after almost a year of study.

December 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sheriff speaks to kids on drug perils

The cautionary stories Steve Cronic told fifth-grade students involved real people from Hall County. The pro football player. The popular girl. The jail trustee battling addiction.

December 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch High students give big to help CASA

Despite the dread of final exams, students at Flowery Branch High School are getting into the holiday spirit.

December 11, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


3 local schools named to ‘Best High Schools’ bronze list

Three of U.S. News & World Report's top 29 Georgia high schools are right here in Hall County.

December 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Firefighters put out blaze at home on Cleveland Highway

Firefighters have put out a blaze at a two-story colonial home on Cleveland Highway. There are no injuries.

December 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville High band tunes up for big performance

For the 163 Gainesville High School musicians, dancers and twirlers in The Big Red Machine, the Class AAA football state championship on Saturday is not just another game, but members of the marching band are trying to think of it that way.

December 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


River stakeholders approve letter to governors

ALBANY - Meeting near the banks of the Flint River, more than 50 leaders of a group of tri-state river basin stakeholders agreed Thursday to send a letter to the governors of Alabama, Georgia and Florida to make them aware of their existence before the governors' water summit Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala.

December 10, 2009 | By J.D. Summer For The Times | Local


Legislators seek to keep communication open

Keep in constant communication. This was the advice state legislators had for local officials Thursday, nearly a month shy of the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

December 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Hamrick will seek another re-election to Gainesville City Council

Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick, the longest-serving member, has announced that he will seek re-election this November.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Fire Services to increase personnel

With new growth and increasing demand, Hall County Fire Services Chief Jeff Hood said it's a good thing voters approved a 1 percent sales tax last month to fund infrastructure projects countywide.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont deannexation request withdrawn

A businessman pulled his request to deannex from Clermont after noting that a town councilwoman who sided with him at a previous meeting was absent for the final vote Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Victims identified in van wreck involving heavy metal bands

COMMERCE - Three victims in a van wreck Monday morning in Jackson County have been identified.

April 07, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville council OKs brewery location

The Gainesville City Council gave the OK Tuesday for Left Nut Brewing Co. to open the city's first brewery in the Chicopee Mill industrial area off Atlanta Highway.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Girl seriously injured in tractor incident near Lula

A girl was seriously injured after being hit by a tractor near Julian Baugh Road near Lula this afternoon, authorities said.

April 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County invites community to learn how it helps local kids

If you think the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County offer young people a safe place to hang out after school, you know one small aspect of what the clubs do.

April 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to consider brewery’s latest plans

The Gainesville City Council will meet today to consider approving the city's first brewery.

April 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Van crash kills 3, injures 8 in Jackson County

COMMERCE - Three people were killed and eight were injured Monday when a van carrying members of two heavy metal bands careened off Interstate 85 and down an embankment in Jackson County, authorities said.

April 07, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Chicopee Woods awarded $100K grant for new bike trail bridge

Bikers can rejoice for better bridges on the way thanks to a $100,000 Georgia Department of Natural Resources grant awarded to the Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall sheriff proposes budget increase

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is proposing to spend a little bit more money in the next fiscal year, with the biggest increase coming from the planned reopening of the courthouse annex later this year to serve probate and juvenile cases.

April 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge upholds decision to reinstate fired deputies

A judge has upheld the Hall County Civil Service Board's decision to reinstate two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies who were fired after a 2013 inmate escape.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigation finds day care where child injured was operating legally

An investigation into Rescue 2000 Church, after reports of a child injured there, found that its day care is operating legally, according to the Department of Early Care and Learning.

April 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson County van wreck kills 3

April 06, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


150th Anniversary of the Civil War: Longstreet at hand when curtain fell

Much of the end of the Civil War is focused on Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendering to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

April 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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