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Gainesville rehires 25 teachers, hires 8 new ones

The Gainesville school board rehired 25 teachers who were let go at the end of the school year, according to district officials.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham County school system makes AYP

The state Department of Education announced last week that Habersham Central High School's appeal of the Adequate Yearly Progress rating of the graduation rate for economically disadvantaged students was successful.

July 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps to waive day-use fees at Hall County parks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will waive day-use fees for swimming beaches and boat ramps at recreation areas Aug. 1-9.

July 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Federal officials start examining plane crash probe

Federal officials are just now beginning to investigate the wreckage of a plane that left Cleveland on Friday and was found near Hayesville, N.C., on Sunday.

July 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County Commissioners to discuss funding regional group

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss how to handle the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's request for more money at its Thursday board meeting.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Visitor ‘arrested’ for eating chicken with fork

Ginny Dietrick fought the law Monday. But this time, she won.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall school system increases security measures

In the wake of the vandalism of 14 Hall County school buses last week, the school system has hired night guards and rearranged security cameras to ward off further crime.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville almost finished with waterline upgrades

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is closer to reaching its goal of replacing all of the city's old water pipes.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents speak out against Price Road project

A large group of North Hall residents came to the Hall County Planning Commission meeting Monday clad in red to support preserving their rural way of life.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Enforcing license requirements boosts Jefferson’s budget

Keeping a closer eye on businesses that violate local ordinances has helped the city of Jefferson improve its bottom line.

July 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ruling that limits water withdrawal stuns supporters of Lake Lanier

Area lake advocates expressed shock and disappointment Monday over a federal judge's ruling last week that the withdrawal of drinking water was not the primary force in Lake

July 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Camp, Hall of Famer team up for kids with special needs

Evan Siver rounds first base, stomps on second, storms past third and zooms toward home plate as dozens of peers cheer him on.

July 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Live-in boyfriend charged in death of special needs child, 6

CUMMING - Forsyth County sheriff's investigators have charged a 20-year-old man in the beating death of a 6-year-old special needs child.

July 20, 2009 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Moonwalk Memories | JIM BLAHNIK: Helped prepare for flight contingencies

In 1969, the U.S. government wanted to take three men, strap them into a 363-foot-tall rocket filled with almost a million gallons of fuel and send them to the moon.

July 20, 2009 | By Melissa Weinman The Times | Local


Boating party doubles in size at Lake Lanier

BUFORD - Ten feet higher, 200 more boats.

July 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Mom overcomes a past of drugs, abuse with agency’s aid

December 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat’s Home for a Hero dedicates house to veteran, mother of 3

Charmaine Smith stood in the driveway of her newly constructed home in Flowery Branch and felt "very overwhelmed."

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Shop with a Cop helps youngsters fill Christmas stockings

It's not every day a fully uniformed, gun-toting officer of the law wanders through the kid's section of a department store, pushing a cart full of "Frozen" toys and taking orders from a 5-year-old in pink sequined boots.

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Authorities ID Gainesville man killed by train in Oakwood

Hall County Sheriff's Office authorities have identified the victim of Friday's train collision in Oakwood as Shon Morrison of Gainesville.

December 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


3 treated after ammonia leak at poultry plant in Gainesville

Three people were treated for exposure to ammonia on Friday afternoon after a leak at Koch Foods on Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in Habersham County wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery

A man from Habersham County has rounded up a $1 million prize from the Georgia Lottery just in time for the holidays. Tommy Bell of Demorest won his prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gray, drizzly weekend ahead for holiday shopping

Those of you hitting the stores for last-minute Christmas gifts or getting in a little caroling will need to brace for a soggy weekend.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


There’s still time: Christmas shipping hasn’t sailed yet

With Christmas just a few days away, the scramble for last-minute gifts is matched only by the rush to ship them.

December 19, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hall County teacher builds student a prosthetic hand

A boy bends his wrist and watches his blue metal fingers curl.

December 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Narcotics squad searches turn up $145K in meth

Some $144,800 in methamphetamine was found between two Hall County locations following searches by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

December 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Middle schoolers make ornaments for kids

Thursday morning members of Gainesville Middle School's Tome Society student literary group visited Challenged Child & Friends in Gainesville. Challenged Child and Friends offers a tailored and integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities learn and grow in a full inclusion program with children who have typical development. The middle-school students also brought books for the students, along with snowman ornaments.

December 19, 2014 | | Local


New poultry lab’s operations smooth so far

The Georgia Poultry Laboratory is up and running in North Hall County, with ties mostly cut to its 50-year-old building in Oakwood.

December 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Radford Murphy works 60 years in poultry industry

December 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Adult club's alcohol license hearing focuses on food sales

Food sales and registration were at the center of a hearing Thursday involving Gainesville adult club Top of Gainesville and its alcohol license.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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