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Banks County Middle School wins state recognition

Banks County Middle School, located in the small city of Homer, wasn't always a place that earned state awards.

November 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company returns to US

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company has returned to the U.S.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall sheriff’s office awarded for traffic enforcement

When it comes to traffic safety, Hall County Sheriff's officers know what they're doing.

November 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall sees green in recycling partnership

Hall County kicked off its environmental management system Monday at the Lanier Charter Career Academy, becoming just the second county in the state to implement such a green partnership.

November 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood may explore impact fees

Oakwood is looking at ways to pay for growth, including development impact fees, when the economy rebounds.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain to bring some relief to dry conditions

The rainfall moving through North Georgia should put a healthy dent in this year's rain deficit, but it likely won't be a drought buster.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools superintendent expresses concern over state funding

Merrianne Dyer, superintendent of Gainesville City Schools, sees problems for school financing when the Georgia legislature goes into session in January.

November 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


A Salute To Veterans and Families caps weeklong events marking Veterans Day

Uniforms, guns and vintage newspapers were among the items on display as part of a military exhibit open to the public Sunday for Family Day at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

November 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Winning essays earn 2 local students a ‘Swift’ gift

Juan Torres, 13, said he knew something was funny the day his mother met him at the bus stop after school, rather than their usual meeting spot on the porch.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Race to the Top funds coming in December

Georgia's Race to the Top funds are expected to enter the state by mid-December, according to state education official Erin Hames.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Jingle Mingle brings Christmas to town

Once again, Christmas will be arriving early. It'll be here even before you've served your Thanksgiving turkey - at least in downtown Gainesville.

November 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Longtime school board chairman ready to pass the gavel

Blame it on a pervasive anti-incumbency mood in a midterm election year. Or maybe on local issues, like a controversial vote to close Hall County's Jones Elementary.

November 14, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding For The Times | Local


Local school systems consider SPLOST renewal

School leaders in Hall and Gainesville systems are exploring the possibility of extending a sales tax for education.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville mows through ideas to cut grass

Grass problems are leaving a few Gainesville officials with questions.

November 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 arrested on charges of sales of alcohol without a license

Three people were arrested Saturday on charges of sale of alcohol without a license after a search of a Brown Street home in Gainesville turned up 300 beers, about 20 bottles of liquor and one bottle of moonshine, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported.

November 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Department of Justice special ed lawsuit has no effect here yet

Neither Hall County or Gainesville school district expects to be affected by the recent Department of Justice lawsuit about students with disabilities.

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State child care agency investigating Buford day care center

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning said Friday it is investigating a complaint about a Buford day care center and a child getting ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Temporary fix coming soon for faulty fire hydrants in North Hall

The city of Gainesville is working to bring more than three dozen North Hall fire hydrants back to working order, after efforts to extinguish a ...

August 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Graffiti-covered houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat covered in graffiti saw its last day on Lake Lanier's waters Friday before making its way to a salvage yard

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Halftime Heroes: Flowery Branch band drums up passion

Flowery Branch High School's marching band has two senior drum majors: one who only started band so his mom would let him play baseball ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family fun day aims to bring awareness of homelessness

If Deondre Williams had his way, every community in the country would hear his message about homelessness.

August 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall firefighter, sister taking essentials to Louisiana flood victims

When Hall County residents Stacey Boling and Damon Migliore heard of the devastation from flooding in Louisiana, it wasn't a distant place suffering. It ...

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power restored after outage knocks out traffic signals, businesses in downtown Gainesville

A power outage knocked out several traffic signals Thursday in Gainesville along both E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways and affected other downtown sites ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks opening Friday morning on Thompson Bridge Road

Coffee lovers have another reason to smile. The Starbucks on Thompson Bridge Road opens at 5 a.m. Friday.

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.6 percent from June to July in statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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