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Schools report enrollment up this year

Enrollment in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems grew slightly this school year, which superintendents say is a good thing following lower than expected enrollment growth last year.

November 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man hospitalized after stabbing

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing in North Hall that left a Flowery Branch man hospitalized, according to Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland.

November 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Surveillance image leads to arrests

Two Dawsonville teens were charged with burglarizing North Hall High School after the father of one of the suspects recognized her from a surveillance photo.

November 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school board OKs funds for first roof repairs

The Gainesville school board allocated $205,000 to reroof and clean the old gym at Gainesville High School and soon will decide whether it will build a new Fair Street IB World School.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Send in your Veterans Day events

The Times is interested in hearing about area celebrations and activities planned next week marking Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.

November 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed scheduling change may cut teachers

The Hall County school board may adopt a hybrid schedule for its high schools that would allow the system to operate with about 35 fewer teachers next school year.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local school superintendents tout flexibility in education

Leaders of the Gainesville and Hall County school systems fielded questions from Rotary Club members Monday as part of the civic group's State of the Schools presentation.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Buford school reopens after widespread illness

Health officials are still investigating the cause of an outbreak of symptoms that led to the closure of an elementary school in Buford on Friday.

November 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Skies to remain sunny all week

If you're feeling a bit water-logged after last month's rains, you should get a chance to dry out this week.

November 02, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Deputies investigate attempted abduction

A strange man cruising through an upscale North Hall subdivision ordered a 10-year-old to get into his truck in what authorities are calling an attempted child abduction.

November 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hospital commended for providing care for uninsured

Northeast Georgia Medical Center was recently named "Large Hospital of the Year" by The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals.

November 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Repeat molester convicted

A Hall County man who got probation in a 1993 child molestation conviction was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty of molesting another child.

November 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood 2010 budget set for final OK Monday

Oakwood's 2010 budget is poised for its final OK by City Council.

November 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County man injured in boat fire, explosion on Lanier

A 41-year-old Forsyth County man was hospitalized Sunday for serious injuries after a boat caught fire on Lake Lanier.

November 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local groups seek toys for needy children

The magic of Christmas morning often centers around what's under the Christmas tree. But for many children this year, that magic won't happen without the help of local agencies.

November 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy charged with computer invasion of privacy

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was charged with computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath related to "unauthorized procurement of personal data for his own personal gain," according to the sheriff's office.

May 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Family escapes fire but home severely damaged

A man, his wife and their small son escaped an overnight fire in South Hall County, but their home sustained major damage, according to Hall County Fire Services.

May 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Fire christens new boat

It didn't take too long for the Hall County's Marine Rescue 1 to speed off into action Wednesday.

May 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




YMCA-school partnership provides swim lessons for Hall County youth

In Hall County and all along Lake Lanier, it's important to know how to swim.

May 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical cannabis commission, patient registry taking shape

The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis is taking shape with Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment this week of Gainesville resident and pharmacist Sara "Mandy" Wilson Reece, and the state's patient registry will soon come online.

May 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Parking, traffic plans made for Gainesville High graduation

Gainesville High School will hold graduation commencement exercises for the class of 2015 Friday at 7 p.m. at City Park Stadium.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


ADA Tour comes to Brenau Downtown Center on Friday

The Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy Tour will make its second visit to Gainesville from noon to 3 p.m. Friday with exhibits on display at Brenau University's Downtown Center at 301 Main St. SW.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




FBI nabs gang murders suspect in South Hall

A suspected MS-13 gang member was arrested Tuesday in Flowery Branch in connection with the 2011 execution-style deaths of two brothers in New York.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Historic building renovations progressing at Gym of '36

No matter how much his business grows, regardless of how rapidly his mortgage banking company expands, Wes Hunt's past and present will always be inextricably linked.

May 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Georgia science, social studies standards up for revision

To be literate in science and social studies, students need the most accurate, updated education possible.

May 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County welcomes businesses to discuss bid process

It's been a struggle for Hall County to drum up competition for its goods, services and capital improvement needs over the last year, and the result could be costly for taxpayers.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation Hosts Philanthropy at its Best on June 2

North Georgia Community Foundation is hosting Philanthropy at its Best, an opportunity to learn how the foundation can be a charitable giving resource for professional advisors and their clients.

May 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local business owner announces candidacy for Gainesville City Council

Gainesville resident Zack Thompson announced Wednesday that he will run against incumbent Bob Hamrick for the Ward 2 seat on the Gainesville City Council this fall.

May 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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