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West Hall honored for student achievement

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced Friday that West Hall High School is being honored as a 2009 Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement.

November 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Zoller leaving WDUN for new FM station

Local radio show host Martha Zoller will begin broadcasting on FM radio Monday.

November 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Soldiers march to honor WWII’s 101st Airborne

A group of soldiers, armed and marching in uniform down the streets of Gainesville, likely raised a few eyebrows Thursday.

November 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gaineville to furlough city employees, cut expenses

Employees of Gainesville will now have to take one unpaid day off each month to keep the city's expenses in line with declining sales tax revenues.

November 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hooper to retire as Gainesville police chief

Gainesville Police Chief Frank Hooper announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the year.

November 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents want to put stop to rash of burglaries

Residents of the Crestview Terrace neighborhood aren't gonna take it anymore.

November 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson motorsports park grand opening benefits charities

A free community festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gresham Motorsports Park Grand Opening will benefit local charities and community agencies.

November 06, 2009 | | Local


Students use math skills to create tribute to veterans

Tadmore Elementary students are putting their American pride on display in a big way.

November 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Animal Shelter grand opening is Saturday

The Hall County Animal Shelter has a celebration full of family fun planned for Saturday to mark the grand opening of the new facility.

November 05, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Electronics recycling event is set for Saturday

Wives, are you tired of your husband using his old college television as a bedside table? Then take it to the Hall County Farmer's Market on Saturday.

November 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman charged in fatal North Hall wreck

A Dahlonega woman was charged with vehicular homicide early Thursday following a single-car crash in North Hall in which her passenger was killed.

November 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court ruling on planned Braselton hospital expected soon

BRASELTON - The Northeast Georgia Health System expects to hear the court's decision on its certificate of need for a 100-bed hospital at Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton by the end of this month or the beginning of next month, according to health system officials.

November 05, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Hoschton man pleads guilty to mortgage fraud, investment scam

A Hoschton man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Atlanta to bank fraud and conspiracy charges for "committing a mortgage fraud, a real estate investment Ponzi scam involving more than 150 victims, a check-kiting scheme and a bankruptcy fraud," according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Northern District of Georgia office.

November 05, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Local Islamic leader condemns Fort Hood shootings

News that an Army officer that is a Muslim was responsible for the fatal shooting of 12 people at Fort Hood, Texas, brought strong condemnation from a local Islamic leader.

November 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local




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'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Man charged with stealing cash from sub shop, ID for shopping spree

An Ellijay man faces charges of robbery by intimidation, theft, fraud and forgery following multiple incidents in Gainesville, Oakwood and Gwinnett County.

February 26, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Georgia House passes $44.6B budget for Senate review

A $44.6 billion 2016 fiscal year state budget approved Thursday by the Georgia House would close previous cuts to public education spending, slash funding for low-interest student loans and ask local school districts to make $103 million more in employer contributions to keep state insurance coverage for some part-time school employees.

February 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville's snow is so-so, then it goes

If you were expecting Snowmageddon 2015 on Thursday, what you got in Gainesville was more like Snow-meh.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Students out of school fashion makeshift sleds for a fun day in snow

School was out and snow was on the ground, so people in Hall County were ready to have some fun Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Regulators OK tougher rules for Internet providers

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Winter storm downgraded; black ice possible on roads

A winter storm that dropped a slushy mix Wednesday on North Georgia was downgraded overnight, though light snow and black ice may still cover some roadways, making travel dangerous early in the day.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Shoppers stock up as storm approaches

A quick drive on Wednesday morning down Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville revealed just how seriously local residents were taking the prospect of a major snowstorm bearing down on the region.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Lake Lanier DNR officer gets award

An officer patrolling Lake Lanier earned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

February 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Papa’s Pizza To-Go seeks to leave Clermont, convert to sports bar

In a rare request, a North Hall County pizzeria is seeking to leave Clermont so it can convert to a sports bar and serve alcohol.

February 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Weather closings, delays, cancellations

Friday

February 25, 2015 | | Local


State lawmakers eye taxes, alcohol, criminal justice reforms

As state lawmakers push closer to Crossover Day - the 30th day of the 40-day session when bills have to pass out of either the House or Senate, which is tentatively set for March 13 - a grab bag of news is coming out of Atlanta.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ruling leaves area immigrants in limbo

Hall County's Latino communities were left in limbo after a federal judge's ruling last week blocked President Barack Obama's executive action to protect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

February 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Johnson High School students improving church playground

Playing in nature is a proven way to improve a child's development.

February 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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