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New guidelines would increase learning, make measuring learning easier

Proposed national standards in language arts and math won't greatly affect what local students learn, according to Gainesville schools Superintendent Merianne Dyer. But the new guidelines would allow states to compare apples to apples, as far as what students are learning, and could mean students learn at a deeper level.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson schools redraw attendance zones

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 20, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Hall County student places fifth in state spelling bee

For the second year in a row, Hall County seventh-grader Parker Ramey has proven he is one of the state's top spellers.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local Red Cross forced to downsize

Call it a sign of the times.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Play refreshes Black History Month memories

Tonight, the Newtown Florist Club will reprise its popular play "Do You Remember When ... Newton Back in the Day!"

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson County's clerk of court resigns

In what local officials say was an unexpected turn of events, Dawson County's clerk of court resigned Thursday.

March 20, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local




List details victims, amounts in Ponzi scheme

The final tally of who lost money in the biggest Ponzi scheme in Hall County history will never be known, but a list filed this month in U.S. District Court sheds more light than before on the losses incurred by Wendell Spell.

March 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deputies charge man who posed as new firefighter

David Alan Spain, officials say, was a little too eager to become a firefighter.

March 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Athens teen charged in man's murder

Authorities have charged an Athens teen with murder in the death of a 68-year-old man found dead in his mobile home Thursday.

March 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Speaker at ministry’s fundraiser recalls abortion clinic past

The Gainesville Care Center's annual banquet fundraiser was packed with people who came to First Baptist Church Thursday night to support the ministry and hear the story of a former abortion clinic owner who changed her ways.

March 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Girl Scouts laud Hopkins as 2010 Woman of Distinction

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.

March 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch throws support behind Clermont

Flowery Branch City Council agreed informally Thursday night that it believes Hall County should build a library in the North Hall town of Clermont.

March 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville picks White as new interim police chief

Chad White on Wednesday was named the new interim police chief for the Gainesville Police Department, but he won't seek the post permanently.

March 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charlie to come marching home

More than 400 soldiers of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including members of Gainesville-based Charlie Company, are set to begin returning home from Afghanistan on Sunday.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Habitat for Humanity invites women to help build in May

Building Director Tim Williams called out safety instructions to dozens of volunteers Monday morning from his perch on a muddy mound adjacent to a home ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal has until end of Tuesday to decide whether to veto ‘campus carry’ legislation

Gov. Nathan Deal acknowledged Monday morning during a budget signing ceremony in Hall County that Georgians are anxiously awaiting his decision on whether to veto ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal touts Lanier Tech expansion in signing state budget

Gov. Nathan Deal flew into Hall County by helicopter Monday morning to sign the $23.7 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year, which ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County wins suit over sidewalk construction

Hall County government has won a summary judgment lawsuit against Selective Insurance Company of America Inc. for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction in three ...

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Cherie Michals applied the facial cream, and Metochantee Turner was happy to receive it.

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnson High students, faculty show support for Maddie Williams, who has rare brain cancer

Maddie Williams had a headache for a few weeks before she woke one morning vomiting.

May 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Training pays off for runners in Fit Families 5K

Eleven weeks of rigorous training came before the big race day for some at the Fit Families 5K at Laurel Park in Gainesville.

May 01, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Buildings and costs on the rise together in Hall County

The first sign that new residential and commercial development in an area is strong shows when construction costs begin to rise.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary ballot questions are self-fulfilling, nonbinding

School vouchers have long been a policy prize for Republicans, and now the proposal is getting new life on the May 24 primary ballot.

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Given its gang history, Lenox Park's identity uncertain following significant drug ‘cartel’ bust

With Joe Amerling's blinker flashing toward the black-and-gold Lenox Park sign at the subdivision entrance, any drug dealer knows that entrance is also the ...

May 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Rain doesn’t stop the Rock in the Spring at fundraiser

The Rock in the Spring concert at Grove Street Station benefited the Challenged Child and Friends organization. All proceed go to pay for students' supplies ...

May 01, 2016 | | Local


Enota ‘brainstorming’ includes plan of construction delay for ideas to preserve garden

Why not delay construction of a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, Nate Early asked in two "brainstorming" sessions Saturday at the school.

April 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park upgrades to a level field for athletes, fans

Canoe and kayak teams from all over the United States met over the weekend at Lake Lanier Olympic Park to compete for a chance to ...

April 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Stormy, wet weekend in store to welcome May

April showers will carry into May as rainy weather and possible thunderstorms are forecast throughout the weekend.

April 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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