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Credit recovery boosts Hall grad rate

Graduation rates in Hall County and across the state are up, and Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield attributes that increase in Hall to school credit recovery programs, among other factors.

October 31, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Boy Scout troop celebrates 75th birthday with reunion

Ed Milner doesn't remember a whole lot of fanfare around becoming Boy Scout Troop 26's first Eagle Scout in 1942.

October 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kids connect with creatures at Elachee event

Kyla Lakey loves reptiles, especially turtles.

October 30, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Spirits of the past draw a crowd to History Center

As is evidenced by the Northeast Georgia History Center's sold-out Ghost Walk, adults enjoy a good ghost story just as much as the kiddies.

October 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arts groups teach Gainesville educators

A local ballet company showed teachers this week how dance moves can be blended into their daily lesson plans.

October 30, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Enota Rite Aid considers next move after fire

Officials at the Rite Aid Pharmacy damaged in a fire Thursday are still assessing damage and considering their next move.

October 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County aims to cut costs on mowing

What if you only had to mow the lawn once a year?

October 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Morning TV show to feature United Way

A United Way of Hall County campaign video soon will come full circle.

October 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cagle spokesman says ethics complaint has no merit

With just days before the election, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate filed an ethics complaint against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, saying he had an affair with a staffer and paid her money to keep it a secret.

October 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Superheros, princesses, pirates invade downtown

Friday evening, a Ninja Turtle, Batman and a pirate rode a train around the downtown square and not one person was shocked by the sight.

October 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Domestic violence center marks 2nd thrift shop opening

Gateway Domestic Violence Center administrators have found a way to turn second-hand goods into fresh starts for some abuse victims.

October 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Residents concerned over new burger restaurant

A new burger restaurant may come to Thompson Bridge Road, but Green Street Circle residents are fighting it.

October 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Old county jail sale in lockdown until January

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to postpone a vote on the sale of the old county jail until new commissioners come on board in January.

October 28, 2010 | BY CAROLYN CRIST and MELISSA WIENMAN ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com, mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Wreck injures 2, closes Dorsey, Pearl Nix intersection

A three-vehicle accident at Dorsey Street and Pearl Nix Parkway on Thursday morning left more than 80 gallons of diesel fuel leaking across the roads.

October 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Spout Springs road fixes nearly finished

FLOWERY BRANCH - Short-term fixes on busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall are nearly complete.

October 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Authorities suspend search for kidnapping suspect

Multiple law enforcement agencies spent Tuesday tracking a suspect with outstanding warrants of kidnapping and child cruelty.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather cancellations, schedule changes

Public schools

February 09, 2016 | | Local


Witnesses detail man's final hours before drug death in murder trial

A Flowery Branch man's desire to try LSD ended in his 2013 death, according to testimony Monday.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall junior organizes clothing drives to benefit homeless

At first glance, Claire Kelley is a normal teenager. She is a junior at North Hall High School, she works as a lifeguard at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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