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Audit clears schools of wrongdoing

An independent review of testing at two Gainesville schools has cleared both facilities of possible cheating, and administrators couldn't be happier.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall school board to hold hearing on closing Jones Elementary

More than 100 parents, students and staff members returned to Jones Elementary School after hours Monday to discuss the school's possible closing.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Terror in Russia due to social issues, professor says

The underlying reasons for terrorist activity in Russia are "social and economic, not necessarily religious," a foreign policy program speaker told a Gainesville audience Monday night.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

New traffic lights start this week along busy city stretch

You might have been too busy to notice - traffic being what it is along Jesse Jewell Parkway and Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. But for motorists who have wondered why two sets of traffic lights are dotting intersections along the often-congested stretch, they'll get the answer today.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Judge grants bond to man in child porn case

A Hall County school bus driver and part-time preacher arrested last week on child pornography charges confessed to an FBI agent, saying he had "a sickness," the agent testified Monday.

March 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Court rules Gainesville must turn over documents

The Georgia Court of Appeals has sided with The Times in upholding an order requiring the city of Gainesville to turn over certain documents related to the resignation of former city manager Bryan Shuler.

March 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Cagle gives lesson, shares views at middle school

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle may have been visiting South Hall Middle School Monday to explain the inner workings of the Georgia legislature, but by the end of a question and answer session, he'd covered a lot more than just the nuts and bolts of the state Capitol.

March 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Public Service Commission approves Atmos rate hike

Atmos Energy customers soon will see about a $3 a month increase on their bills.

March 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Rabies confirmed in Ledan Extension area

A rabies alert has been issued for the Ledan Extension area of North Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

March 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Georgia not among 'Race to the Top' education grant winners

After working diligently to prepare an application for Race to the Top, Georgia was almost selected as a recipient of the federal funding.

March 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Popular West Hall High student mourned

West Hall High School's student body was absorbing its second tragedy in the space of a week Monday as news spread that a well-liked sophomore was killed in a weekend car crash.

March 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Area governments get $1.4 million for green projects

Several area counties and cities, including Gainesville and Flowery Branch, are receiving a combined $1.4 million in energy efficiency grants provided through federal stimulus funding.

March 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Tempers boil over at peanut meeting

Tempers flared earlier this week when rival peanut salesmen showed up at the Dawsonville City Council meeting looking to set the record straight on their dealings downtown.

March 28, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local

Gainesville school board will discuss CRCT analysis

Gainesville school officials have announced a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the results of a recent CRCT erasure analysis.

March 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Prison growth slows in Georgia

Georgia's booming prison population may be leveling off.

March 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Work continues as portion of Sardis remains closed

Atlanta Gas Light work crews were on scene Wednesday to move a gas main underneath Sardis Road after a portion of the roadway washed out ...

October 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

North Lake Square taking shape ahead of Hobby Lobby opening

Hobby Lobby's opening at 9 a.m. Friday in Gainesville marks the first of many at North Lake Square shopping center, which is beginning ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HealthSmart Expo puts fresh spin on aging

Guest speaker Dr. Marc Agronin told a crowd of more than 100 people at the Gainesville Civic Center on Wednesday morning that people should all ...

October 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

New traffic signal up and running on Ga. 53

A new traffic signal in a fast-growing section of Gainesville is now operating, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

October 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Elks distribute dictionaries, drug awareness materials

The gymnasium at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy roared with the sound of excited young voices.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver begged for mercy before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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