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Sales tax slump hurts schools dealing with more students, less cash

GAINESVILLE - Area school systems have been battling state funding cuts for years.

And if January's numbers are an indication, they might be seeing a slump in 1-cent sales-tax revenue, which they've used for years for construction and renovation projects to keep up with fast-growing enrollments.

February 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


New program helps students who fall behind

East Hall and Johnson high schools have started a computer-driven instructional program to help students make up credits needed to graduate or shore up academic weaknesses before taking the state's all-important graduation tests.

Hall County schools has spent $157,000 on software for the "credit-recovery labs" at the schools, in what could end up being a districtwide initiative.

February 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tornado watch issued until 9 p.m.

Though Hall and some surrounding counties are currently experiencing thunder storms and a tornado watch, the weather system responsible is expected to have moved through the area by later this evening.

February 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Girl Scouts travel the world

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Georgia had a global traveling experience Saturday without even leaving the area.

February 28, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Mended Hearts volunteers are stars of ball

Undergoing a heart procedure can be a scary, life-altering experience. It helps to be able to talk to someone who's been through it before.

February 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jackson Building battle may go on

He has a makeshift office that is littered with boxes of emergency lights, exit signs and parts to fire sprinklers. A contractor's truck is parked outside during the day.

February 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula looks to grow with the times

LULA -- More than 100 years ago, Lula was established as a sleepy railroad hub between Athens and Atlanta. A rectangle one mile wide and two miles long encompassed the entire city that spread out from the railroad tracks parallel to Main Street.

February 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Interpreters help courts bridge language barrier

Some days, courtroom interpreter Melva Alvarado can spend all day talking.

February 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man dies after fall from roof in Braselton

BRASELTON - A 19-year-old man fell off a roof at a construction site in Braselton and died Thursday afternoon.

February 27, 2008 | By Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


Enota academy principal to retire

GAINESVILLE - Sally Meadors, principal of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, is retiring after this school year.

February 27, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Feds move deadline for states' water deal

Georgia, Florida and Alabama have been given at least an additional week to reach a settlement on their 18-year water dispute, which largely centers on water from Lake Lanier.

February 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Ex-teacher charged with molestation allegedly flees with daughter

A former Gainesville Elementary School teacher charged with molesting students in the classroom is considered a fugitive after violating conditions of his bond, authorities said Saturday.

Jerry Norman Jones, 51, was visiting his 4-year-old daughter Friday morning in Cumming when he left with the girl, in violation of bond conditions that prohibited unsupervised contact, Gainesville Police Lt. Brian Kelly said.

February 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two charged in motorcycle shop blaze

Authorities believe Alan Kilgore nearly lost his life for a $1,000 fee.

February 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Valentine cards, candy recalled

Several thousand Pokémon Valentine's Day cards with lollipops are being recalled because the candy may contain metal fragments.

February 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forestry study says branch out

GAINESVILLE - A recently released forestry management plan includes both accolades and advice for local government's tree ordinances.

February 27, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Maine lawyer to oversee ‘water wars’ suit

The U.S. Supreme Court has appointed a Portland, Maine, lawyer to oversee a Florida lawsuit alleging Georgia's water consumption has drained flows into the Apalachicola Bay, home of Florida's oyster industry.

December 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Love Light shining again at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

A green tree glows in sparkling white once again at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

December 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Riders give strong feedback on Gainesville transit changes

Routes were one thing, but Gainesville Connection destinations also got a small group excited.

December 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall planning commission approves rezoning for Brenau athletic complex

The Hall County Planning Commission voted Monday in favor of a rezoning request brought by Brenau University for a new athletic complex.

December 01, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Man rescues young son as fire burns home

When Robert Elliott saw the smoke, he rushed upstairs to grab his almost 5-year-old son Mason, the walls quickly melting around him.

December 01, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board lists its priorities for legislators

Gainesville City Schools has a list of issues it wants its legislators to consider.

December 01, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visiting Christmas tree farms becomes family tradition

Kathy Cooper's son Tyler leaves for the mountains about 6 a.m. to cut down trees.

November 30, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Firefighters battling fire at Arbor Point home

Hall County firefighters late tonight are battling a residential fire in the 6500 block of Arbor Point in Flowery Branch, authorities said.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia Democrats debate future after ‘14 losses

ATLANTA - If Democrats want to win statewide in Georgia, they'll need to start now by reaching out to key constituencies and dedicating more money and resources to building up a network of grass-roots supporters.

November 30, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Career Coach to visit area food bank

The Workforce Development Career Coach plans to visit the Good Samaritan Food Bank from 9-11 a.m. on Dec. 8 and 12 at 1220 McEver Road in Gainesville.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville School board to consider disease policies

The Gainesville City Board of Education will have a board work session Monday at 4 p.m. at the central office.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Anonymous donor gives $50,000 for Brenau scholarships

An anonymous donor recently pledged $50,000 toward a new financial assistance fund for Brenau University undergraduate and graduate students.

November 30, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Area Rotary clubs working on public safety monument

A monument set for unveiling next spring is being dedicated to public safety officials across Gainesville and Hall County.

November 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Surf for deals on Cyber Monday

You made it through the throngs of Black Friday, dropped a little coin on local shops for Small Business Saturday and rested up during Turkey Leftover Sunday.

November 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Public meeting to discuss bus fare, route changes

Gainesville will hold three public input meetings today on proposed changes to routes and fares for the public transit system that are scheduled to take effect in April.

November 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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