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Credit recovery boosts Hall grad rate

Graduation rates in Hall County and across the state are up, and Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield attributes that increase in Hall to school credit recovery programs, among other factors.

October 31, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Boy Scout troop celebrates 75th birthday with reunion

Ed Milner doesn't remember a whole lot of fanfare around becoming Boy Scout Troop 26's first Eagle Scout in 1942.

October 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kids connect with creatures at Elachee event

Kyla Lakey loves reptiles, especially turtles.

October 30, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Spirits of the past draw a crowd to History Center

As is evidenced by the Northeast Georgia History Center's sold-out Ghost Walk, adults enjoy a good ghost story just as much as the kiddies.

October 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arts groups teach Gainesville educators

A local ballet company showed teachers this week how dance moves can be blended into their daily lesson plans.

October 30, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Enota Rite Aid considers next move after fire

Officials at the Rite Aid Pharmacy damaged in a fire Thursday are still assessing damage and considering their next move.

October 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County aims to cut costs on mowing

What if you only had to mow the lawn once a year?

October 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Morning TV show to feature United Way

A United Way of Hall County campaign video soon will come full circle.

October 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cagle spokesman says ethics complaint has no merit

With just days before the election, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate filed an ethics complaint against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, saying he had an affair with a staffer and paid her money to keep it a secret.

October 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Superheros, princesses, pirates invade downtown

Friday evening, a Ninja Turtle, Batman and a pirate rode a train around the downtown square and not one person was shocked by the sight.

October 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Domestic violence center marks 2nd thrift shop opening

Gateway Domestic Violence Center administrators have found a way to turn second-hand goods into fresh starts for some abuse victims.

October 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Residents concerned over new burger restaurant

A new burger restaurant may come to Thompson Bridge Road, but Green Street Circle residents are fighting it.

October 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Old county jail sale in lockdown until January

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to postpone a vote on the sale of the old county jail until new commissioners come on board in January.

October 28, 2010 | BY CAROLYN CRIST and MELISSA WIENMAN ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com, mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Wreck injures 2, closes Dorsey, Pearl Nix intersection

A three-vehicle accident at Dorsey Street and Pearl Nix Parkway on Thursday morning left more than 80 gallons of diesel fuel leaking across the roads.

October 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Spout Springs road fixes nearly finished

FLOWERY BRANCH - Short-term fixes on busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall are nearly complete.

October 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Murder suspect pleads not guilty in girlfriend's death

A Gainesville man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend pleaded not guilty at arraignment Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


11-year-old involved in Dawson County dirt bike crash dies

An 11-year-old Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week has died.

May 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


State patrol uses island fire as training opportunity

An island fire far from the mainland that attracted numerous complaints led to a Georgia State Patrol training exercise on how to drop water from ...

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: Try one of these summer cocktails on the square

Here's a list of summery cocktails you can get on the square in downtown Gainesville. Which one is your favorite? also, remember to never ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Hall County is hoping to start this year buying property needed for the Spout Springs Road widening project.

May 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four Hall County middle schools on ‘greatest gains’ list based on test results

Four Hall County middle schools have been named to the state's "greatest gains" list of schools that have had high growth in student achievement.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Retiring Chicopee Woods teacher honored with award named for her

Emily Williams appears to be the grandmother she is - with seven grandchildren - but she also is a 38-year teacher and was honored Tuesday with the ...

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect turns himself in

A Flowery Branch man wanted for a May 16 armed robbery turned himself in to the Hall County Jail Tuesday night, police said.

May 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia State Patrol helicopter drops water on island fire

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dropped water Wednesday afternoon on a Lake Lanier island fire that had led to smoke for a few days.

May 25, 2016 | | Local


Mount Vernon fifth-graders receive 'fun' farewell on last day of school

There were many long hugs and teary eyes Wednesday in the halls of Mount Vernon Exploratory School.

May 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Hall teachers will work on committee to review state education reform recommendations

Two Hall County teachers have been named to an advisory committee to review recommendations from the 2015 Education Reform Commission.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Report: Partial loss of power led to 2014 plane crash that killed 2

A partial loss of power in the engine caused the small plane crash Oct. 16, 2014, that killed two people, the National Transportation Safety Board ...

May 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Republican John Wilkinson won the Republican primary to retain his state Senate District 50 race Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US Senate: Isakson rolls to GOP win; Barksdale leads Democrats

ATLANTA - Johnny Isakson will compete for a third term in the U.S. Senate in November.

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


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