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AYP reports don’t reflect true picture

Seven local schools failed to meet federal standards for education this year - a jump of six schools over last year - but officials say it doesn't mean the schools are worse.

July 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Falcons have given Hall much exposure

Economic impact? Hard to gauge.

July 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Times’ moon, gang stories earn AP honors

The Times' special report on gang activity and its series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing through the eyes of Northeast Georgians were among four first-place awards the newspaper received Saturday from The Associated Press.

July 24, 2010 | | Local


In cell phone age, pay phones are a vanishing convenience

If the pay phone were a person, it would be lonely. It seems no one ever wants to talk on it anymore.

July 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville doctor provides options to heart patients

When it comes to treating and diagnosing certain heart conditions, most physicians in the United States tend to go straight for the groin area - seeking out the femoral artery.

July 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Monumental’ effort involved in getting Falcons to Hall County

There were plenty of naysayers.

July 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Right-to-life vote draws different views

The people have spoken - well, the Republicans at least.

July 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dragon boats fly across Lake Lanier

Watch out. Some dragons mean business.

At least the people steering them do.

July 24, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Farmers market adds cooking competition

The downtown Gainesville farmers market is more than just a place to buy fresh produce.

July 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville police ask for memorabilia to display in new headquarters

Calling all cops: The Gainesville Police Department is looking for mementos from its past.

July 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Nursing mothers offered flexibility

Before a variety of baby formulas lined the shelves at the supermarket, there was breast milk.

July 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Restaurant employee shot in Habersham County

No arrests have been made in the shooting of a Cornelia pizza restaurant employee during an armed robbery Thursday night.

July 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Restored diving bell makes its way back to Dahlonega

A piece of Civil War history is taking the same journey it traveled more than a century ago.

July 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local residents star in latest campaign ad

Frances Brown appeared on television Friday, her fame courtesy of a local gubernatorial candidate.

July 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gibbs says he’ll focus on fiscal issues

With no competition in November, Scott Gibbs is ready to take over as the District 3 representative on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

July 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Law enforcement, auto agencies warn against driving while playing Pokemon game

A 1990s video and trading card game has been revamped for modern smartphone users, but its use may pose a safety concern.

July 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mostly white, black Hall churches worshipping together as ‘show of Christian solidarity’

In the wake of racially charged shootings that have rocked America, two Hall County churches are doing their part to change what Martin Luther King ...

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man shot 3 times in chest after argument

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting another man after an argument, according to authorities.

July 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sunday blue law to remain despite Lula alcohol changes

Lula officials are moving closer to placing a referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether they want to approve changes to the city's ...

July 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Law in effect allowing electroshock self-defense on public college campuses

Foxhole Guns and Archery owner Jon Lipscomb said he's seen a slight uptick in stun gun sales since a recent Georgia law change, but ...

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man charged with assaulting woman with brass knuckles

A Hall County man is accused of holding a woman against her will and breaking several bones with brass knuckles, according to authorities.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Host families sought for Japan-America Grassroots Summit

A dozen or so families are being sought in Hall County and Gainesville to host participants in the annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit in October.

July 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Atlanta River Walk set for Thursday public hearing, vote

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County is now primed for a public hearing and final action Thursday.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble plans for new plant face stiff opposition

A proposed West Hall marble plant is creating quite the stir among area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meeting set for Tuesday on much-maligned plans for I-985 interchange at Martin Road

Plans to build an interchange at Interstate 985 and Martin Road in South Hall continues to draw the wrath of area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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