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State allows schools to choose method to teach math

Schools across the state now have more flexibility in teaching math. And local leaders are thankful, though they aren't quite sure what they'll do with that freedom.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville police seek info on shots fired

Gainesville Police Department officers are looking for information about shots fired at Ridgecrest Apartments on Saturday night.

March 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools to start pilot health program soon

Hall County students at Friendship Elementary School will soon shape up with a new health program - making the district one of the first in the nation to try it.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


86-year-old man patrols road for litter

He'd be easy to miss if it weren't for the orange vest. When driving on the tight bends of a windy road, Ed "Red" Helton is just a blur.

March 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood gives initial OK to expanding alcohol sales

Restaurants with smaller seating areas than ones allowed by some area governments, including Gainesville, may soon be able to sell alcohol in Oakwood.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood considers changes to alcohol law

Oakwood City Council plans to discuss possible changes tonight to the city's alcohol law.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall committee to analyze outsourcing

A Hall County committee will be meeting regularly to research options for privatizing and outsourcing county functions.

March 14, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center holds Indian event

Sunday was a perfect day to learn about shooting a bow and arrow, or carving flint into arrowheads or pounding corn in to a fine dust.

March 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville Police sporting new flag

As words go, honor, integrity and duty are not ones to use lightly, especially when woven into a piece of material that's raised by the Gainesville Police Department.

March 14, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Homeless groups seek more funds

Several Hall County organizations that help homeless people are searching for state and federal funds to extend their programs.

March 14, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Conference to address economic growth in North Ga.

Innovators from Microsoft and Intel will be in Dahlonega on Wednesday at a conference aimed at stimulating economic growth in North Georgia.

March 14, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


DOT annual forum set for Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Transportation is set to give the latest updates on Hall County road projects.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch has plans for historic property

A ragtag collection of deteriorating structures bounded by a long-defunct road that once crossed the

March 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street dealing with crumbling classrooms

After the forecast called for rain Wednesday, Amy Hamilton spread plastic tablecloths over computers in her school's library.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Prescription drug abuse a growing problem

They sat in a log cabin set in the middle of a 68-acre tree farm in Hall County. No getaway, mind you, the sober dwelling represents a hard-core reality that Justin Williams and Patrick True share as users.

March 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

July 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

July 23, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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