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Gavel changes hands in Flowery Branch court

Michelle Rohan has realized her fifth-grade dream.

March 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


School systems struggle to find areas to cut

Although the federal government has announced that Georgia will be receiving an additional $416 million in stimulus funds, area officials welcome the funds with mixed emotions.

March 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School board to hold forum on possible facility closure

Jones Elementary school parents and staff will get the chance in two weeks to share their thoughts about the school possibly closing.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Toddler hurt after being hit by vehicle

A 2-year-old boy was flown from Hall County to an Atlanta hospital after a vehicle struck him Tuesday evening, but initial reports were that his injuries were not life-threatening, according to emergency officials.

March 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Crime on the lake small, but hits boat-dock owners hard

The lake's up and the economy's down. Could that spell more thefts from boat docks?

March 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood backs Clermont in library fight

Oakwood has joined Flowery Branch in backing Clermont in its battle against the Hall County Board of Commissioners over placement of a new North Hall library.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barrow hospital asks top court for review

The chief executive of Northeast Georgia Medical Center said Tuesday he was disappointed that Barrow Regional Medical Center is asking for a state Supreme Court review of a Court of Appeals decision that paved the way for a hospital in South Hall.

March 30, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center: a place to heal and reflect

The Wilheit family believes the beauty of a garden can heal.

March 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deal denies ethics violations

Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal defiantly defended himself Tuesday against allegations that he violated congressional ethics rules, saying he has done nothing wrong.

March 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hospital among top 100 in nation

Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been named one of the nation's top 100 hospitals.

March 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


List narrowing for city police chief candidates

Gainesville's city manager said he hopes to narrow down a long list of applicants for the city's police chief position by next week.

March 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Watchdog group wants criminal probe in Deal case

Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal may have violated six House ethics rules by earning too much outside income and by lobbying state officials to protect his Gainesville-based auto salvage business, the Office of Congressional Ethics said in a report released Monday.

March 30, 2010 | By Melissa Weinman and Mitch Clarke mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com; mclarke@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Audit clears schools of wrongdoing

An independent review of testing at two Gainesville schools has cleared both facilities of possible cheating, and administrators couldn't be happier.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board to hold hearing on closing Jones Elementary

More than 100 parents, students and staff members returned to Jones Elementary School after hours Monday to discuss the school's possible closing.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Terror in Russia due to social issues, professor says

The underlying reasons for terrorist activity in Russia are "social and economic, not necessarily religious," a foreign policy program speaker told a Gainesville audience Monday night.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


More than 500 express interest in Hall's Early College program

Plans for Hall County's Early College @ Jones are moving quickly. More than 530 high school students expressed an interest in the program, and formal ...

February 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Wrenched Bicycles moves to larger, more visible location

The old Wrenched Bicycles shop was tucked into a small, quaint building on Bradford Street, just off the downtown square.

February 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch hosts annual Black History Month program

Speakers encouraged students to be a part of the change they hope to see in a Black History Month program Thursday at Flowery Branch High.

February 04, 2016 | BY AMY MCDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Buy Local Expo showcases more than 60 local businesses

Officials with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Thursday's Buy Local Safe & Green Expo went well, bringing in more than 300 at the ...

February 04, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood-based Wayne Farms laying off 500 at Mississippi plant

LAUREL, Miss. - An Oakwood-based poultry company says its Laurel, Miss., plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end ...

February 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Brenau President Ed Schrader named to national board of independent colleges

Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University, was named Wednesday to the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Affordable housing resources

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


House passes bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, math

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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