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Bill aims to increase class sizes

A bill promising local school districts more flexibility in a time of economic hardship is making its way to the floor of the state House of Representatives.

March 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Free dental care draws big crowd

A Gainesville dental office opened its doors Friday to offer free care to more than 80 people in need.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Spike in burglaries sparks interest in neighborhood watches

Joan Alford's neighborhood watch has been active for a few years, but recently it regained focus as burglaries increased in the down economy.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson school planning difficult without final state budget

Traditionally, school boards use annual retreats as an opportunity to make plans for the following school year and beyond.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pedestrian hit, killed

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck backing out of a driveway in Oakwood, officials said.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rotary awards schools superintendent Will Schofield

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield has been honored with the Gainesville Rotary Club's Guardian of Ethics Award.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Hall County school superintendent H.F. Johnson dies

H.F. Johnson Jr., former superintendent of Hall County schools, died Thursday. He was 71.

March 12, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Arrests made in Spring Road, Atlanta Highway burglaries

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Friday announced three arrests made in two separate burglary arrests.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT offers some mixed news about roads

OAKWOOD - A bleak revenue picture, made worse by expenses piling up from bad winter weather beating the roads, cast a pall over the Georgia Department of Transportation's annual forum Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public will have chance to weigh in on trash plan

Gainesville residents will have a chance to tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to cut their trash collection service.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State school budget cuts could be severe

School systems across Georgia may be forced to close schools, fire teachers or raise taxes to offset mounting budget deficits, according to a scenario presented Thursday to the state Board of Education.

March 12, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Dinner honors three local community leaders

Three community leaders were honored Thursday at the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America annual American Values Dinner.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Elementary school wants more independent learning

If Chestnut Mountain Elementary School administrators get their way, instead of teachers giving directions, it would be the students leading the way.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall board OKs criminal probe into payments to consultant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to ask for a criminal investigation of payments made to Omega Consulting, a firm owned by former Gainesville City Manager Carlyle Cox.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Defense believes man is immune from prosecution

A judge is being asked to decide whether a man charged with murder after striking his brother with a stick acted in self-defense.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Slideshow: Images from Arts Council's Black and White Ball fundraiser

Arts lovers gathered Saturday night to support the arts at the annual Black and White Ball fundraiser for the Arts Council at the Smithgall Arts ...

April 16, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Bear on the Square offers sights, sounds of mountain life

DAHLONEGA - Whether you're a young 'un or an oldie but a goodie, the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival has something to offer.

April 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Drone bill awaits Deal's approval

April 16, 2016 | | Local


You heard it here: Burrell, Wallace shared childhood in Winder

Before they became two of the most well-known women in Gainesville, Carol Burrell and Jackie Wallace were friends growing up near Winder.

April 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Riggy’s Sports Grill bringing big screens, family games to Gainesville

Gainesville native George Arnett knows about building a restaurant, and after years in the business throughout the state, he's bringing a new one to ...

April 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Home of champions: Red Elephants celebrate title seasons at memorable ballpark

Ivey-Watson Field has been a home for champions to Gainesville High school baseball teams for three decades, and the school honored both in a ceremony ...

April 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County litter cleanup event rescheduled for April 22

The Hall County Government Spring Cleaning Project, postponed from April 1 by inclement weather, has been rescheduled for April 22.

April 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall’s crime victims remembered at annual ceremony

Decades after their cases were closed, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh has kept in contact with some crime victims who are now in ...

April 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Driver killed after single-vehicle crash in West Hall

A Gainesville man died after being ejected from a truck on a West Hall roadway, authorities said.

April 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville-based funeral home looking to operate at Braselton wedding venue

A Gainesville funeral home owner is asking for a rezoning in Braselton to allow his business to operate in the popular special events venue, the ...

April 15, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


The Times, AccessWDUN partner to present town hall for US House candidates

The Times and AccessWDUN are joining forces to sponsor a town hall meeting in May to allow residents to ask questions of the five men ...

April 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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