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Gainesville schools navigate transition on first day

Even with one new school enrolling 76 more students than anticipated and two other schools sharing the same campus, Gainesville City Schools officials said the first day of school Wednesday was smooth with only a few minor issues.

August 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall school board to consider extension for superintendent Will Schofield after strong evaluation

After the Hall County Schools board of education's annual evaluation of Superintendent Will Schofield last week, board Chairman Nath Morris said Wednesday he expects the board to consider a one-year contract extension for the superintendent this month. By state law, a superintendent's contract can be longer than three years.

August 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Sardis compactor replacement opening Tuesday

A new northwest Hall County compactor site at 3166 Brackett Drive opens Tuesday, taking the place of the current Sardis compactor location.

August 02, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 accused as part of ‘Lenox Park Cartel’ sentenced to 12 years each in prison

Two Gainesville men accused of being connected to a drug distribution ring known unofficially as the "Lenox Park Cartel" were sentenced Friday and Monday in U.S. District Court.

August 02, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Freedom Garden panel recognizes Iraq, Afghanistan wars

A new granite panel focusing on America's wars since 1990, primarily its involvement in the Middle East and the war on terror, has been added to the Freedom Garden at the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University.

August 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fazoli’s proposal gets Gainesville City Council approval, OK for car wash

A New Holland development that includes a Fazoli's got the go-ahead from the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday.

August 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


State OKs Hall County service strategy after revisions

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs on Tuesday approved Hall County's service delivery strategy that is required of all counties by state law to minimize duplication of services with cities.

August 01, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville alcohol regulation changes clear first vote

Lighter local alcohol laws cleared their first vote of the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday.

August 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville, Hall County employees get ready for new school year

Early Tuesday morning, faculty and staff from all eight schools in the Gainesville City School System filled the stands at Gainesville High School to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

August 01, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


WomenSource to host panel discussion on HPV

A panel discussion on the HPV vaccine and its ability to help prevent certain types of cancers in preteens and teens will be the focus of the August WomenSource Power Lunch on Thursday.

August 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Democrats continue to oppose Smiley on Hall elections board

The Rev. Tom Smiley, new chairman of the Hall County Board of Elections, emphasized his integrity and professionalism amid steadfast opposition from the board's Democratic members on Tuesday.

August 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Friday vehicle fire near Oakwood deemed arson

A Friday vehicle fire off Brock Drive near Oakwood has been deemed an arson by Hall County Fire Services.

August 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


12,000 chickens lost in fire at North Hall chicken house

About 12,000 chickens were lost in an early Tuesday morning fire at a chicken house in North Hall.

August 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Growler bars could sell more beer, less wine under Gainesville proposal

Growler bars would be able to sell more beer but less wine to sit-down customers if the Gainesville City Council approves a package of reforms on Tuesday.

July 31, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hospital donor milk program can help premature babies ‘fighting for their lives’

Abby Burle has produced enough breast milk to feed her triplets, who were born prematurely May 15 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

July 31, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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First-day head count up almost 600 over last year for Hall County Schools

Hall County Schools opened the 2017-18 school year Monday without any serious issues and nearly 600 more students in the first-day head count than was ...

August 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | 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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