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Hall, Gainesville see one school each miss AYP

Official "Adequate Yearly Progress" results show all but one Hall County school and one Gainesville school met AYP under No Child Left Behind standards.

July 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall votes to have Home Development administer $2.3 million grant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 to allow Home Development Resources Inc. to administer a federal housing grant in a special called meeting this morning.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Former Gainesville police dog trainer denies improper use of shock collar

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating police dog training methods used by former Gainesville police officer and senior K-9 handler Angel Vargas to determine whether his alleged technique of using a shock collar on an aggressive dog's genitals could be criminal.

July 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local officials don't know how much flu-fighting federal funds they'll receive

Extra funding to prepare for the upcoming flu season would be welcome, but local officials say they are not making any plans just yet.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lower gas prices delight government budget officials

Dropping gas prices may be the best fiscal news that local government services have heard lately.

July 14, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Praise continues to pour in for the late James Mathis Sr.

Tributes continued to pour in Monday for James Mathis Sr., the longtime Hall County businessman who died Sunday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

July 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lumpkin officials discover suspected meth lab

A Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office deputy discovered what is believed to be one of the largest methamphetamine labs in the state after responding to a call this weekend.

July 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


First regional road stimulus project starts Monday in White County

Construction is set to begin Monday on the first highway project funded through federal stimulus money in Northeast Georgia.

July 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford man faces rape, child molestation charges

Buford resident Kevin Charles New was arrested for rape and child molestation and is in custody at the Hall County Detention Center, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office news release.

July 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Organizers say camp smaller due to economy, but it still has its spark

Line of movement, preparation, pretty lines - not the words you'd normally equate with slapping someone.

July 13, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Some state funds may be available for Jefferson road work

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson will have to look a little closer to home to cover the costs of some road projects.

July 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson road work will force traffic rerouting

If you normally travel along John B. Brooks Road in Jefferson to reach U.S. 129 or Ga. 332, you will want to find an alternate route beginning Friday.

July 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood's La Parrilla gets to keep alcohol license

OAKWOOD - La Parrilla will get to continue operating with an alcohol license but not before getting some admonition from Oakwood City Council on Monday night.

July 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverkeeper follows through with lawsuit

CUMMING - An environmental watchdog group has followed through on its pledge to sue the city of Cumming.

July 12, 2009 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Rare fish make a home in Northeast Georgia

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are turning their attention to 23 endangered and threatened species in the Southeast.

July 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


Flowery Branch sets list for tax projects

A new City Hall and road improvements are among potential projects that could be completed in Flowery Branch pending approval of a countywide sales tax.

December 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville, Hall governments look at cost of paid leave

When government employees are suspected of workplace misconduct, they are routinely placed on paid administrative leave while internal investigations are conducted, and the result can be costly to taxpayers.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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