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Gainesville school board faces pre-K dilemma

As the Gainesville school board gets ready to delve into next school year's budget, officials are looking high and low for ways to save money.

February 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local business dreams dry up

With his specialty shop for drummers, Drums 101, Aaron Hughes thought he had found a niche in the music marketplace and a dependable livelihood.

February 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson County takes 7 steps to improve high school graduation rate

JEFFERSON - Joyce Hawkins thinks she has the best job.

February 08, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Soles help souls: Store owner offers discount for donated shoes

A pair of shoes is something many take for granted.

February 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville City Council faces tough cuts to balance budget

Charged with the need to cut the fat, Gainesville officials are finding they also have to cut into the meat of city government services to balance the 2010 budget.

February 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Firefighter suffers leg injury battling blaze in woods

A firefighter who stepped in a hole while fighting a woods fire Saturday was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with an unknown leg injury.

February 08, 2009 | | Local


Forum offers frank talk on youth sex, harassment

Dexter Wimbish said the lessons of Marcus Dixon and Genarlow Wilson should serve as an example of the trouble adolescents can find themselves in if they engage in sexual activity.

February 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Forsyth woman charged with burning her own home

Investigators believe that a Cumming woman charged Friday with burning down her own house also was directly involved in the spray-painting of racially-charged graffiti on a fence next to the burned home.

February 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Armed Buford man arrested near school after chase

A Buford man who fled from a traffic stop made by Hall County sheriff's deputies Friday was arrested on the grounds of a Gwinnett County school with a loaded handgun in his pocket, authorities said.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Anna Ruby Falls to close for renovations

The Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area, located in the Chattahoochee National Forest north of Helen, will be closed to the public beginning Monday as a renovation project gets under way.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Habitat builds disabled vet and wife a new house

A disabled Vietnam veteran took the first steps into his new home Friday, flanked by his wife and the people who helped build it.

February 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Public's help needed to ID suspects

Gainesville police are asking for the public's help in identifying armed robbery suspects seen in a surveillance video from an Atlanta Highway liquor store.

February 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia tax collections down 14 percent

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday that the state's net revenue collections for January declined 14.3 percent, a decrease of $262 million, compared to last year.

February 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


One second-grade class asked its students, ‘What if you were president?’

When President Barack Obama was elected in November, teachers told students that regardless of their race, they, too, could become president one day.

February 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


North Georgia College and State University adds new master's degrees

North Georgia College & State University has two new feathers in its cap.

February 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Gainesville still looking to repay water refunds

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is still looking to repay about $23,000 in unclaimed water refunds.

September 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Study: Income gap may complicate Ga. sales tax plans

ATLANTA - A new study suggests the growing share of income earned by the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.

September 15, 2014 | Ray Henry Associated Press | Local


Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum

September 15, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


UNG to help boost teachers’ knowledge of science

In an increasingly technology-centered society, science education is growing in importance. Even on its own, it remains a critical part of helping students develop thinking and problem-solving skills.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in North Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

September 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fall festivities chug into the Lula Train Depot

Lula held its inaugural fall festival Saturday, hosted by the Lula-Belton Historical Society, even as rain clouds threatened the cloudy blue skies.

September 13, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hot rides, chili take over in Flowery Branch

Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to one of Flowery Branch's much-loved annual events.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for testing change

Hall County schools are getting ready for a big transition.

September 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The changing face of civic engagement

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local officials plan for life after SPLOST

Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.

September 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atkins chosen as Times publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Charlotte Atkins has been named publisher of The Times.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Culture, competition ride Lanier’s waves in Dragon Boat event

Hall County residents may be used to a variety of boats on Lake Lanier, but thousands watched several unusual crafts on the lake Saturday during the 19th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Legendary GHS football announcer honored

Walt Snelling waves to an appreciative crowd at City Park Stadium along with wife Carol, right, and surrounded by family members during a special presentation honoring the longtime Gainesville High announcer.

September 13, 2014 | | Local


Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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