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Local students’ CRCT test scores rise slightly

Local students this year performed slightly better on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests but did not score as high as state numbers in many subject areas.

June 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Thunderstorms, cooler temperatures likely today

Much need rainfall and cooler temperatures are in the forecast today as a line of stormy weather moves into Georgia later today.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council approves FY 2012 budget

The Gainesville City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve a fiscal year 2012 budget that includes no tax rate increase, furloughs or cuts in services.

June 22, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County budget gets public airing

Hall County Board of Commissioners may have had some trouble finding consensus among taxpayers attending a public hearing Tuesday night on a proposed tax increase to pay for next fiscal year's budget.

June 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight closures on Jesse Jewell to change

Jesse Jewell Parkway closures planned for this week have changed slightly.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


3 Buford residents face imitation drug charges in Hall

Members of the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad intended to bust up a drug deal Friday and instead ended up with 3 pounds of Epsom salts.

June 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Lula sewer plant aims at encouraging development

After eight years of planning and hard work, Lula Water Reclamation Treatment Facility is up and running.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Criminal hearings decline in Gainesville schools

The crime rate is dropping in Gainesville City Schools, according to data presented at Monday night's board meeting.

June 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Stolen car found in Lake Lanier

A car reported stolen from a Forsyth County driveway was found in Lake Lanier later that same day, according to Lumpkin County Sheriff Office investigator Darren Martin.

June 21, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Emerson’s killer charged with killing elderly NC hikers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A drifter already serving a life sentence for killing Meredith Emerson of Buford and sentenced to death for killing a hiker in Florida is now facing murder charges for the slaying of a North Carolina couple.

June 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Crews close to finishing cleanup from storms

Gainesville, Hall County and state crews are wrapping up the cleanup after Saturday's strong thunderstorm, and officials say all trees that were knocked down have been removed from area roads.

June 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


Gainesville to vote on budget with $5M surplus

While Hall County debates which services to cut or by how much to raise taxes, the Gainesville City Council will be voting on a fiscal 2012 budget that includes a $5 million surplus.

June 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County's 1st tax hearing is tonight at 6

Arrive early if you want a good seat.

June 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


US judge will rule soon on Ga.’s new immigration law

A federal judge has promised he will decide in the next 10 days whether to temporarily block enforcement of Georgia's new immigration law.

June 20, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Soldiers help keep Chattahoochee National Forest clean

Good soldiers know to cover their tracks - and that's not just on the battlefield.

June 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Two teens suffer minor injuries in north Forsyth crash with deputy

NORTH FORSYTH - A four-car crash in the Chestatee area involving a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy left two with minor injuries Tuesday afternoon.

February 24, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes IHughes@forsythnews.com | Local


United Way gathering works to identify, connect services for those in poverty

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday turned into a big networking forum for people with a heart to serve those ...

February 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Catalina’s Restaurant offers tastes of El Salvador, Mexico

A new Gainesville restaurant is offering a variety of Hispanic cuisine options.

February 24, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Group to host free HIV/AIDS fair Saturday

In honor of Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Avita Community Partners of Gainesville will host a free HIV health and ...

February 24, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Fashion show benefits cancer retreat nonprofit

Cancer fighters can be beautiful.

February 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Apartment complex to rise at old Green Hunter Homes site in Gainesville

Standing amid the remains of the Atlanta Street homes Thursday, Broughton Cochran harkened back to his time as a social worker helping single mothers and ...

February 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gwinnett officials investigating Flowery Branch man’s death after jail medical emergency

A Flowery Branch man's family is seeking answers on what caused his death shortly after he arrived at the Gwinnett County Jail.

February 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slideshow: WWII veteran, Memorial Day Parade 'star' gets military honors

Cecil Boswell, who died Sunday, was part of the second wave invading Normandy on D-Day and fought in the pivotal Battle of the Bulge.

February 23, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville adds property to new housing development on Atlanta Street

In time for Thursday's 11 a.m. groundbreaking of the Walton Summit development at the former Green Hunter Homes on Atlanta Street, Gainesville officials ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Oakwood Police warn of Twitter pizza scam

A man buying pizza thought he was getting a great discount until Oakwood Police knocked on his front door, Sgt. Danny Sridej said.

February 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual road projects forum set for March 9

An annual update on area road projects is scheduled for March 9 in the Continuing Education Building at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville ...

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance; Hall superintendent calls it local issue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is revoking U.S. transgender guidelines, stepping into an emotional national issue and stripping students of federal protections to use bathrooms ...

February 22, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


New traffic signal aimed at helping pedestrians in downtown Gainesville

Aidia Stuart often walks her dog on the square in downtown Gainesville and has often encountered drivers who don't slow down to let them ...

February 22, 2017 | By Cindy Nguyen intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


4 honored for being ‘masters’ of nursing

Nurses make the biggest difference in patient care, at least in Nancy Krippel's experience.

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Student coalition voices concern over KKK sign in Dahlonega

A business owner's decision to put a Ku Klux Klan banner on a downtown building has led to several days of protests, and now ...

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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