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Local schools make progress; state doesn’t

Although nearly one-third of the state's more than 2,000 public schools failed to meet No Child Left Behind this year, the Gainesville school system maintained its standing and the Hall County school system improved compared to last year.

July 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Insurance agent charged with Medicare fraud

FLOWERY BRANCH - An insurance agent from Flowery Branch was arrested Friday morning on allegations that he forged Medicare applications of two elderly women in order to receive a commission check.

July 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Office park builder not worried about building’s vacancy

OAKWOOD - A speculative building for Oakwood South Industrial Park East on H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway has sat empty for about a year, but the park's builder says it's not concerned about slow development of the 70-acre park.

July 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


GB&T officially no more

At 2 p.m. Thursday, an era in banking ended in Gainesville.

July 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Charges against Gainesville Middle School principal dismissed

Charges have been dropped against a Gainesville Middle School principal who was arrested earlier this month for driving on a canceled license.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Northeast Georgia still in ‘exceptional’ drought

Despite torrential rains in much of the area Tuesday night, Northeast Georgia remains in an "exceptional" drought, the worst category.

July 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Former Flowery Branch coach charged with stalking

A former Flowery Branch High School coach has been arrested and charged with stalking.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GeoTech Center picks Gainesville State College as its partner

Gainesville State College will serve as the southeastern hub for the new National Geospatial Technology Center starting in September.

July 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County Sheriff's deputy arrested

A Hall County Sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after being arrested in Habersham County early Thursday.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County makes changes to tax assessors board

The Hall County commission approved major changes to the controversial tax assessors board by adding people and taking away funding at Thursday's meeting.

July 28, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Will wage hike affect businesses?

Today's 70 cent hike in the federal minimum wage may largely go unnoticed in Hall County.

July 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Chamber seeks most-fit company in area

As part of the VISION 2030 HealthSmart Community Challenge, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce health care committee is looking for the most-fit company in Gainesville-Hall County.

July 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Restoration program awards grants for wetlands

Southern Co., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Association of Counties and Wildlife Habitat Council announced that 10 new wetland, riparian and coastal conservation grants have been awarded in the Southeast through the Five Star Restoration Program.

July 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County to pursue funds for reservoir

Water worries are prompting some to seek out creative solutions.

July 28, 2008 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Olympic recognition: US committee names regatta competitor ‘athlete of the month’

When Emily Vinson was in the fifth grade she realized that ballet slippers did not quite fit her. She decided to try flatwater kayaking on for size.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Teen sustains minor injuries after being hit by vehicle

A 16-year-old female was hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross Atlanta Highway, Oakwood police officials said.

September 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Water fees likely to increase again for Gainesville users

When the Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the account service fee on water bills in lieu of increasing water rates, customers outside the city limits must have a felt a reversal of fortunes.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Shore Sweep to tackle Lake Lanier cleanup

Millions enjoy Lake Lanier each year, and lake groups now want those visitors to return the favor with some litter cleanup.

September 17, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


Dahlonega aims to improve foot, bike traffic downtown

Dahlonega has been awarded a $5.1 million federal grant for a project that officials hope will improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in an area around downtown and the University of North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 schools use different tools to help pupils

Five area schools have landed on a list for highest progress in the state, and each of them has used a different strategy to get there.

September 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Badge and Bar: Flowery Branch man pleads not guilty in Christmas shooting

A Flowery Branch man accused of shooting his brother on Christmas Day has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and felony obstruction of an officer, according to court records.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local unity event recognizes recovery

The public is invited to celebrate the benefits of treating mental illness and substance abuse in a free event called Unify North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Perdue doubles down on attack ad

The Bushes aren't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan has become a focal point in a contentious Senate race here as Republican David Perdue trades fire with Democrat Michelle Nunn over her work at the Bush family's Points of Light foundation.

September 17, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Smyrna man charged with public indecency at Lake Lanier

A Smyrna man was arrested Tuesday and charged with public indecency related to an incident on Three Sisters Island, according to officials.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities pull stolen truck from lake

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park was determined Wednesday to be stolen from Gwinnett County, said Hall County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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