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City school board adopts 2009 budget

After months of wrestling with figures, the Gainesville City Board of Education finally approved a budget for this fiscal year.

August 23, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Financial woes are not slowing school kitchens

Here's some reassuring news for parents: Despite the financial troubles facing Georgia's public schools, at least the kids won't starve.

August 23, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood Planning Commission recommends annexing unincorporated 'islands'

The Oakwood Planning Commission voted Monday night to recommend that City Council approve annexing parts or all of six city "islands," or unincorporated areas surrounded by the city.

August 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


More GSC students heading to class

Feel the traffic suddenly pick up Monday on Mundy Mill Road?

August 23, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Presidential hopefuls open county offices; Obama makes move in Forsyth County

Not since native son Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan in 1980 has Hall County voted for a Democrat for president. However, party loyalists on both sides are taking the 2008 campaign seriously and have opened campaign headquarters in Gainesville.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Recount confirms Boff's win on Forsyth commission

A recount this morning has confirmed the results of the Aug. 5 runoff election, with Jim Boff edging Julie Tressler by 30 votes for the District 5 seat on the Forsyth County Commission.

August 23, 2008 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


High fuel, feed prices force 20 layoffs at Fieldale

Fieldale Farms Corp., the Baldwin-based poultry processor, has announced the layoff of 20 administrative employees and plans to leave 10 other positions vacant.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tropical Storm Fay might bring rain to Northeast Georgia

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City said new models from the National Hurricane Center indicate the possibility of beneficial rains for Georgia this weekend from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay.

August 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Healthy Monday: Runners show no signs of slowing

"Run for your life" isn't just a figure of speech.

August 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


First Baptist Church honors longtime pastor, celebrates new building

First Baptist Church on Green Street celebrated the completion of a large addition to the church complex Sunday and honored its pastor for a decade of service.

August 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Woman accused of stealing from Royal Lakes homeowners group

A Flowery Branch woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $23,000 from the Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club homeowners association.

August 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Georgia program helps pay bill for teaching children with disabilities

If you have a child with a disability, the state of Georgia may give you financial assistance if you prefer to have him or her educated at a private school.

August 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Put on your rain gear: It is likely to get wetter this week

Rain is coming. Just how much remains to be seen.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch is upgrading city's water lines

FLOWERY BRANCH - "Petey the Pipe" has become more than a conversation piece around City Hall.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI unit takes aim at identity thieves

It's a silent, often faceless crime that can ruin lives.

August 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall accepting bids for old fire station

Hall County is now accepting bids for Fire Station No. 3's former building on Short Road.

July 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Students relish research

Parasites, memory and mockingbirds are just a few of the subjects undergraduates at the University of North Georgia are researching this year as part of Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Enrichment.

July 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Student, professor examine Lanier, Flat Creek for water quality

Particularly drawn to Flat Creek, Melba Horton spent the early part of the summer checking the water quality at Lake Lanier.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State's education fund gets record lottery payout

The Georgia Lottery Corp. last week reported its largest single-year transfer to the state's education fund, which supports financial aid for pre-kindergarten and higher education students.

July 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Car hit 4 children, injuring 2 critically in N. Hall

Four children were injured, two critically, Sunday afternoon when a car was knocked out of gear at a home in North Hall, authorities reported.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘The Great War’ remembered, 100 years later

The 29 names inscribed on the American Legion plaque proclaim the Hall County troops' "ultimate sacrifice" in World War I, but their stories are tucked away in state records from the era.

July 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s child well-being rank improves slightly

Data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its Kids Count Data Book rank Georgia as 42nd in the nation for child well-being.

July 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


New nonprofit helps parents grieving over loss of child

Gainesville resident Deana Martin-Owens knows all too well the grief from losing a child is often debilitating and not many know what to do with it.

July 27, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Your tax Q&A: Officials answer questions about appeals

Several Hall County residents who are appealing the reassessments of their lakefront home values have raised questions about that process.

July 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Overdoses down, drug-related deaths up in Hall

Though overdoses are down, Hall County has experienced a comparatively higher number of drug-related deaths through July on the heels of varying substance-abuse initiatives.

July 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Martial arts champs of all ages compete in Riverside event

The clanking of metals and cracks of splitting wood filled Riverside Military Academy's Curtis Hall Gym on Saturday as Riverside played host to the 2014 National Championships martial arts event for the Atlantic Pacific Tang Soo Do Federation.

July 27, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Area schools brace for Central American refugee kids

Area school officials say they don't know how many refugee students, if any, will enter local schools this year but they are prepared to teach them as they would any others.

July 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville boy to help raise $1M for cancer research at Care-A-Thon

A Gainesville boy will be participating in Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's annual Care-A-Thon to raise over $1 million for cancer research.

July 26, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


South Hall flooding case goes to US court

The case involving two Flowery Branch business owners seeking damages for their flooded property has been moved to U.S. District Court, with both parties filing disclosures this week.

July 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Rogers named co-chairman of Georgia House committee

State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, has been named co-chairman of the Georgia House of Representatives' Role of Federal Government in Education Study Committee.

July 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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