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Poll: Teachers who perform poorly should be easier to fire

A new poll shows most Americans are frustrated over the difficulty in getting rid of bad teachers, while most also believe teachers are underpaid.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Firefighters busy with house fires

Firefighters have been busy chasing weather-related house fires since Monday.

December 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some mountain area schools still closed Wednesday

Some local school systems will be closed Wednesday due to inclement winter weather:

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lawmakers must put a budget puzzle together, Deal says

The state's upcoming legislative session will be one big puzzle, Gov.-elect Nathan Deal told lawmakers this afternoon.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall proposes self-directed programs for high schools

Traditional high schools are working to meet the needs of a new breed of students - those graduating from the county's schools of choice that focus on self-direction.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Rotary accepts nominations for annual awards

The Rotary Club of Gainesville is accepting nominations for its Man and Woman of the Year awards.

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officials give lawmakers a fresh warning on water

Tri-state water war negotiations are slowly inching forward, but legislators must prepare to make decisions in the next session about the state's water supply, officials said Monday.

December 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall tag office unable to take payments

The South Hall Tag Office at 3640 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 140, Oakwood, will be unable to accept payments this morning.

December 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Co-founder of Hall dive team remembered for hard work

Art Jetton, a 30-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office who helped start the department's dive team, died Sunday.

December 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dahlonega hopes to be site of state’s music hall of fame

The city of Dahlonega is officially a contender for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

December 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood to add 3 tornado sirens

Oakwood has been approved for a $25,000 grant to help put up emergency weather sirens at three locations around the city, including Oakwood Elementary School, which was smacked by an August 2008 tornado.

December 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local school systems put SPLOST on March ballot

Problems with aging and deteriorating school buildings and outstanding bond debt are among the reasons area school systems will ask voters for a sales tax extension.

December 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State legislators nix pay increase amid continuing budget concerns

With the state's budget woes looming, lawmakers voted Monday to cancel a scheduled pay increase for themselves for at least a year.

December 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Firefighters investigate blaze at Athens Highway home

Hall County firefighters are investigating a Monday blaze that injured one person.

December 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton police officer from Flowery Branch arrested

A Flowery Branch man and Braselton police officer was charged Sunday with battery and third degree cruelty to children, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

December 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Brecklynn’s family ‘devastated’ as cancer returns

The little girl who won the hearts of Hall County is fighting for her life again.

February 09, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mother, son displaced following Flowery Branch house fire

A mother and her 4-year-old son are displaced from their small Flowery Branch home following a fire Thursday morning in the 5900 block of Mitchell ...

February 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police identify fake attorney they say scammed immigration clients

Authorities have determined the true identity of a man suspected of pretending to be an immigration attorney and taking thousands of dollars from clients.

February 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall’s 3 community centers to close on Sundays

Shane Jarrard was at the North Hall Community Center on Wednesday as his daughters, 11-year-old Lexi and Braely, 8, went through a few basketball drills.

February 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville School Board aborts vote on per diem fees

Gainesville School Board members came close this week to voting on whether to add voluntary per diem payments of $150 on top of their monthly ...

February 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG club offers support to migrant students

Daniela Dominguez Rodriguez found her second family.

February 09, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Year of probation added for woman convicted of child cruelty

A week after pleading guilty to first-degree child cruelty, a Gainesville woman entered a second guilty plea to two other charges.

February 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville funeral home expands with crematory for pets, people

Pet owners will soon be able to have their non-human companions cremated at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville.

February 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Daytime lane closures set for Thursday on Boling Bridge

Single-lane closures are set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday as work continues on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville survey elicits candid comments from teachers

Gainesville school officials recently asked for honest opinions from those on the front lines of education.

February 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Part of Gwinnett road may be named after Buford veteran who died at 24

A resolution dedicating part of a Gwinnett County road in honor of a Buford soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2015 will be introduced in ...

February 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Black bear seen near Lake Lanier in east Forsyth County

February 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | 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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