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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

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

‘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 the public housing complex on Atlanta Street in Gainesville.

October 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | 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

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 Woods Agricultural Center.

October 08, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | 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

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 with the National Planetary Institute, took North Hall Middle School students across the planet and through millions of years Friday morning.

October 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | 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

No one injured in school bus wreck on Cleveland Highway

No injuries were reported in a school bus wreck Friday afternoon in front of Poor Richards' restaurant in Gainesville.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Area emergency responders head for coast to offer hurricane aid

The Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force, including 13 members of the Gainesville Fire Department and eight from Hall County Fire Services, were on the road to Perry on Friday afternoon to help with any needs from Hurricane Matthew.

October 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Man charged with murder in shooting of ex-roommate in North Forsyth

October 07, 2016 | Forsyth County News | Local

Big Lots re-opens after four-month closure for expansion

Big Lots on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville re-opened its doors to much excitement Friday morning.

October 07, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

Resurfacing work begins on Browns Bridge

Work begins tonight to replace the 20-year-old driving surface on Browns Bridge at the Hall and Forsyth County lines. The material has a lifespan of 10 years.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Oakwood school bus rear-ended in early morning incident

An Oakwood Elementary School bus was involved in a traffic incident Friday morning in Oakwood.

October 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Record haul at golf fundraiser to put 3 families in new homes

Three local families were surprised to learn Thursday evening that they are the beneficiaries of this year's Medical Center Open golf tournament, which raised a record $282,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Hall County's mission to provide affordable housing.

October 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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Former Johnson band booster president, wife charged with fraud

A former Johnson High School band booster club president is accused of using the booster club's debit card for hundreds of dollars in unauthorized ...

October 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board OKs plan for Enota school project

A new school will be constructed at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, and the plan is to open that school for the 2018-19 school year.

October 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Inky Johnson, former Tennessee standout, touts value of Boys & Girls Clubs

Inky Johnson remembers the day 10 years ago that changed his life forever.

October 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Defendant admitted to hospital before wire fraud trial starts

Before he was set to appear in U.S. District Court, a Cleveland man accused of wire fraud was admitted to the hospital.

October 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

New O’Reilly Auto Parts planned on Park Hill Drive

A new auto parts store proposed off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's OK Tuesday night.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Options for Enota school construction both involve leveling existing garden

After nearly a year of controversy, the Smartville garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy is not part of either building plan likely to be considered ...

October 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

5 people hurt, 2 seriously, in wreck on Jesse Jewell Parkway

Five people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a two-car collision on Ga.369/Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville, according to authorities.

October 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Florida claims water wars dispute with Georgia unlikely to be settled before trial

Settlement talks appear to be crumbling between Georgia and Florida before an Oct. 31 "water wars" trial between the states.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public safety monument placed at Roosevelt Square

With a crane putting a 16-ton monument snugly into place Tuesday, workers now can go full steam completing improvements to historic Roosevelt Square in downtown ...

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Old Reunion entrance now part of planned active adult community

With 385 acres now in hand, a developer now can move ahead on developing an 800-home active adult community in Braselton.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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