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Lumpkin officials meet to clear the air on KKK incident

A compromise was reached Tuesday between community and school leaders on a plan of action after four students dressed up in Ku Klux Klan garb for a Lumpkin County High School history project last week.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


West Hall Middle School principal retiring

West Hall Middle School Principal Sarah Justus announced her retirement Tuesday at a faculty meeting.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Visitors flocking to Crawford Long museum

JEFFERSON - Since its grand reopening in January, the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson has seen a dramatic spike in attendance.

May 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Library begins summer reading push

As many prepare for summer vacations, librarians are preparing for their busiest time of the year.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City plans public hearings on tax hike

The city of Gainesville is getting ready to hold a number of public hearings on its proposed property tax increase.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


By starting refresher classes early, schools save on costs

At noon Tuesday, students at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School eagerly lined up to board buses and head home.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


West Hall principal announces retirement

West Hall High School Principal Jackie Adams announced her retirement Monday at a faculty meeting.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jones teachers cruise on to a final hoorah

It was perfect weather for a boat ride.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Grant helps Quinlan continue dedication to arts

With everyone keeping close tabs on their budgets these days, a recent grant awarded to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center gives the organization a little breathing room.

May 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


False alarm? That could cost you

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to reduce the number of false fire alarms with a new resolution that would penalize repeat offenders.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Four teens charged in Gainesville burglaries

Four people have been charged in a series of burglaries that took place this spring in the Willow Ridge subdivision.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


KKK costumes at school rile Lumpkin County residents

DAHLONEGA - Community members in Dahlonega called for diversity training in reaction to a group of students wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes at school as part of history project.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch mayor resigns to retire

Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling is resigning effective Memorial Day.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia eliminates max classroom size rules

The Georgia Board of Education announced Monday morning more flexibility in class sizes.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall pushes for Gainesville commitment on Glades reservoir

Hall County is putting pressure on the city of Gainesville to make a decision on the planned Glades Reservoir.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | 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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