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Local school systems see ups, downs in CRCT results

Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores for Hall County Schools slightly increased from last year, but Gainesville City Schools saw drops in reading and English/language arts in most grade levels.

June 24, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Carolyn Crist mensley@gainesvilletimes.com | ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


DOT hands out awards to area employees

The Georgia Department of Transportation has presented awards to area employees.

June 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Banks County native leads DOT in Northeast Georgia

After 26 years in the trenches, Todd McDuffie now leads the Georgia Department of Transportation's efforts in Northeast Georgia.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Changes to Gainesville city schools presented at conference

Gainesville City Schools needed a turnaround, and they've come a long way.

June 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


College student with cancer wants to return to school in fall

For Robert James Upchurch, it's all about his love of football.

June 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gwinnett judge to pick who hears Clermont library suit

The issue of whether Hall County commissioners abused their discretion in choosing not to build a library branch in Clermont won't be decided until it's determined which judge will hear it.

June 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville nudges tax rate to support fire services

Gainesville City Council raised taxes Tuesday for fiscal 2011 to help meet requirements under a federal grant for fire department services.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall may ask voters to weigh in on fire services, tax bills

Voters will have a number of questions to mull this election season, possibly including two from the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tennis camp hits the mark with special needs kids

Tyler Whitmire, 13, had never played tennis before, but on Tuesday he was lobbing the ball over the net like a professional.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County clerk of court candidates to debate

A political forum Thursday night will be the first public arena for Dawson County's 10 clerk of courts candidates to face off on the issues before voters make their choice July 20 during the general primary.

June 22, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Ministry taps Sarah Palin to help spread P.U.R.E. message

A Northeast Georgia ministry wants to help local churches reach out to community members with disabilities, and ministry members hope former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin can help.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Phone, financial records led to murder plot charges

In the weeks before her husband's shooting death at a remote North Hall park, Stacey Schoeck paid a co-worker $10,000, and a suspicious trail of phone calls between the co-worker, Schoeck and a third person would lead to all three being charged in a murder for hire plot, according to court records.

June 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Murrayville man dies in 1-car accident

A Murrayville man died in a one-car accident off Ga. 60 Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

June 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Graves receives House committee assignment

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, has received his first committee assignment.

June 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend parade honors Charlie Company unit

A celebration is planned for Saturday welcoming the return this spring of Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Georgia Army National Guard unit deployed in Afghanistan.

June 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Group proposes rules for holding convention to amend Constitution

States have long passed their own measures calling for amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

June 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Background check company bringing 150 jobs to Flowery Branch

A new company opening an office in Flowery Branch plans to hire 50 people by October for its background check business - and another 100 people ...

June 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Teen charged after Mall of Georgia threat

A Gwinnett County teen will be charged with harassing communications after a threat to "shoot up" the Mall of Georgia, police said.

June 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


$30K in marijuana plants seized, Hall woman arrested

A Hall County woman was arrested after authorities said they seized 15 marijuana plants.

June 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Riverside Military Academy president: ‘Military model’ prepares students for life

Riverside Military Academy is the "finest" in the United States as a private military academy, the school's new president, retired Army Col. William Gallagher ...

June 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan named to Georgia Municipal Association board

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting in Savannah on ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local


Wife charged with murder in husband’s 2015 death first considered suicide

A Buford woman was indicted and charged last week in the 2015 shooting death of her husband, a case previously considered to be a suicide ...

June 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman’s body pulled from Lake Lanier in ‘apparent suicide’

A woman's body was recovered this morning from Lake Lanier at Longwood Park in Gainesville, according to Gainesville Police.

June 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Mental health care in short supply in Hall, Northeast Georgia

Mental health care providers are in short supply across Northeast Georgia, according to a new report from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

June 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DNR offers safe boating tips for July Fourth holiday weekend

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering safety tips for boaters and swimmers for the upcoming July Fourth weekend.

June 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Thunderstorm causes gas pump structure collapse in Lula

A thunderstorm Monday night caused the collapse of a gas pump structure at the Chevron PetroFast Food Store at the corner of Ga. 365 and ...

June 28, 2016 | | Local


Latino voter registration grows in Hall, state

Hall County resident Julio Hernandez is one of thousands of Latinos in the state who cast a ballot for the first time in the May ...

June 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Theresa London named Lula Elementary interim principal

Theresa London will be the interim principal at Lula Elementary School. She has been assistant principal there since 2011.

June 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Mall of Georgia doesn’t face ‘any immediate danger’ after shooting threat

Gwinnett County Police investigating a threat to "shoot up" the Mall of Georgia identified the person and said they believe the mall does not face ...

June 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital’s obstetrics unit now due to open Sept. 12

A digital clock ticks down the seconds to the opening of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's much-anticipated labor and delivery unit, while crews are ...

June 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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