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New guidelines would increase learning, make measuring learning easier

Proposed national standards in language arts and math won't greatly affect what local students learn, according to Gainesville schools Superintendent Merianne Dyer. But the new guidelines would allow states to compare apples to apples, as far as what students are learning, and could mean students learn at a deeper level.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Dawson schools redraw attendance zones

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 20, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local

Hall County student places fifth in state spelling bee

For the second year in a row, Hall County seventh-grader Parker Ramey has proven he is one of the state's top spellers.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Local Red Cross forced to downsize

Call it a sign of the times.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Play refreshes Black History Month memories

Tonight, the Newtown Florist Club will reprise its popular play "Do You Remember When ... Newton Back in the Day!"

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Dawson County's clerk of court resigns

In what local officials say was an unexpected turn of events, Dawson County's clerk of court resigned Thursday.

March 20, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

List details victims, amounts in Ponzi scheme

The final tally of who lost money in the biggest Ponzi scheme in Hall County history will never be known, but a list filed this month in U.S. District Court sheds more light than before on the losses incurred by Wendell Spell.

March 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Deputies charge man who posed as new firefighter

David Alan Spain, officials say, was a little too eager to become a firefighter.

March 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Athens teen charged in man's murder

Authorities have charged an Athens teen with murder in the death of a 68-year-old man found dead in his mobile home Thursday.

March 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Speaker at ministry’s fundraiser recalls abortion clinic past

The Gainesville Care Center's annual banquet fundraiser was packed with people who came to First Baptist Church Thursday night to support the ministry and hear the story of a former abortion clinic owner who changed her ways.

March 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Girl Scouts laud Hopkins as 2010 Woman of Distinction

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.

March 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Flowery Branch throws support behind Clermont

Flowery Branch City Council agreed informally Thursday night that it believes Hall County should build a library in the North Hall town of Clermont.

March 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville picks White as new interim police chief

Chad White on Wednesday was named the new interim police chief for the Gainesville Police Department, but he won't seek the post permanently.

March 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Charlie to come marching home

More than 400 soldiers of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including members of Gainesville-based Charlie Company, are set to begin returning home from Afghanistan on Sunday.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Gainesville woman charged with murder in 2014 stabbing

A Gainesville woman was charged Thursday with allegedly cutting the throat of another woman, according to authorities.

November 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gateway Domestic Violence Center launches new website, logo

As Gateway Domestic Violence Center gears up for its 2016 appeal to donors, the local nonprofit has announced the launch of a new website and ...

November 13, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Explosions, now legal, have county officials looking for silence

The explosions down the road, rocking nearby homes, knocking out windows and scaring off pets, would have alarmed residents in this rural part of North ...

November 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Interns bringing 'Young Edge' to Times

In case you haven't heard, seven high school students have been learning about journalism as part of mentorship programs at their schools.

November 12, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

15th confirmed rabies case found in Hall

A skunk sent to the Georgia Public Health Lab tested positive for rabies Thursday and became the 15th Hall County case for the year.

November 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

First phase of renovation to start at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue

Nearly 20 years after the world watched the Olympic Games in Gainesville, the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue is on the verge of a makeover.

November 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall fire department teaching free monthly CPR class

Citizens interested in learning CPR can receive free training each month from Hall County Fire Services.

November 12, 2015 | | Local

Locksmith finds toddler bound with cellophane, tape in vehicle

There are some things you can't unsee, no matter how much you'd like to forget.

November 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Academy Sports opening Friday at North Lake

The developer of a large shopping complex on Dawsonville Highway announced Thursday the most recent business to sign on at the 200,000-square-foot site.

November 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Authorities: Man posed as Comcast worker to steal meds in Forsyth County

November 12, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

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