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Positive drug tests could have big consequences in school

Random drug tests may seem like an issue for professional sports, but Gainesville City Schools is considering implementing its own procedures to screen students and take away their privileges if they test positive.

May 03, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


W. Hall bridge gets temporary fix

Workers spent Tuesday on a temporary fix to the westbound Jerry Jackson Bridge that crosses Lake Lanier in West Hall.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dock permit change is proposed

Residential developers who have let or are about to let community dock permits expire could catch a break from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds enjoy ‘festive night’ at Celebrate Georgia Gala

The 2,400 crystals on Sandra Deal's dress sparkled as Georgia's 82nd governor twirled her around the dance floor.

May 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County may cut 40 teaching jobs

Nearly 40 teaching positions could be cut from the Hall County school system next year, Superintendent William Schofield announced Monday.

May 03, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Bin Laden’s death creates euphoria, apprehension

Jim Haight remembers 9/11 well.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Times co-founder to be inducted into Ga. Newspaper Hall of Fame

An induction into the Georgia Newspaper Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors a Georgia newspaper person can obtain. The late Charles A Smithgall Jr., co-founder of The Times, will be inducted June 9 into that hall.

May 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Preparation work under way for I-985 sign replacement

Crews have started working on eventually replacing all Interstate 985 signs, a project that motorists should really begin to notice this summer.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board discusses drug testing students

In the future, high school students in Gainesville City Schools may have more than just their parents questioning potential drug use.

May 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall keeps same sewer maintenance company

The same company will continue to manage Hall County's sewer system on Spout Springs Road.

May 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wreck closes road, blocking way home for Hall students

Hall County students who take the bus home on East Ridge Road in East Hall are having to find another way home.

May 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Memorial Day parade plans coming together

Last year's Memorial Day parade plans in Gainesville - including a Stearman biplane flyover and World War II veteran Mack Abbott as the honorary grand marshal - are being dusted off for this year's version of the annual event.

May 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local




Renovation reveals historic sign

In the process of renovating a downtown building, developer Milt Robson has uncovered a surprising piece of Gainesville's history.

May 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Pump prices rise 3 cents after gas tax increase

Teirah Williams spends $80 - a third of her paycheck - on fuel each week. But she's not filling up a gas-guzzling SUV. She's in a tiny yellow Ford Focus.

May 02, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


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Year of probation added for woman convicted of child cruelty

A week after pleading guilty to first-degree child cruelty, a Gainesville woman entered a second guilty plea to two other charges.

February 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville funeral home expands with crematory for pets, people

Pet owners will soon be able to have their non-human companions cremated at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville.

February 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Daytime lane closures set for Thursday on Boling Bridge

Single-lane closures are set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday as work continues on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville survey elicits candid comments from teachers

Gainesville school officials recently asked for honest opinions from those on the front lines of education.

February 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Part of Gwinnett road may be named after Buford veteran who died at 24

A resolution dedicating part of a Gwinnett County road in honor of a Buford soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2015 will be introduced in ...

February 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Black bear seen near Lake Lanier in east Forsyth County

February 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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