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School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at the end of the year.

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water in a neighborhood near Cumming on Tuesday.

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities seek to ID wireless store robbery suspect

Authorities are seeking help in identifying a man suspected in a robbery at A Wireless in the 4700 block of Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman with flesh-eating bacteria suing Northeast Georgia Health System

Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System is accused of medical malpractice in a lawsuit involving a Gwinnett County woman who suffered amputations as part of her battle with flesh-eating bacteria.

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lekotek Gainesville location to serve more families of children with disabilities

A little boy named Camden sat on the floor in front of a computer game. He watched and laughed as a character in the game turned into a bright green worm.

August 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia's university system chancellor retiring; Wrigley named interim

The leader of Georgia's university system announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year, closing a term of more than five years.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New traffic signal up at Spout Springs and Sterling on the Lake

With the new school year starting, the timing is right on a newly installed traffic light on Spout Springs Road at Sterling on the Lake subdivision, officials said.

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch names new planning director

Flowery Branch has a new community development and planning director.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 die, 2 others sent to hospital after I-85 wreck

A single-vehicle wreck on I-85 Wednesday morning killed two people and sent two others to the hospital with serious injuries, the Georgia State Patrol said by email.

August 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota plans up for discussion again at school board retreat

Plans for the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will be discussed Saturday as part of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education retreat.

August 10, 2016 | By Clark Leonard and Ron Bridgeman news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Men's home on hold after residents voice concern

Plans to open a sober living home for men are on hold after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board failed to reach a quorum Tuesday.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheats-Hester replaces Shippy on Hall County Elections Board

Gala Sheats-Hester, who works as the Fair Street International School bookkeeper, will replace Gabe Shippy on the Hall County Elections Board as a Democratic member.

August 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Meeting focuses on state’s response to federal education law

Educators from teachers to supervisors had no shortage of comments and suggestions for items to include in the state's response to Every Student Succeeds ...

August 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SPLOST revenues exceed projections in first year

With nearly $30 million in revenues collected in the first year of a special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County officials said they remain ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee area schools collect for Louisiana flood victims

Chestatee High School and its feeder schools are collecting supplies for victims of the Louisiana flooding.

August 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


OSHA continues legal fight to inspect local poultry plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pushing back against a local judge's recommendation to deny the agency a warrant to inspect the Mar-Jac ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


East Hall couple hopes to turn property into wedding venue

An East Hall couple is hoping to turn its scenic homestead into a wedding venue.

August 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remodeled DFCS rooms aim to better serve children

Children in foster care can now visit their families in a cleaner and more enjoyable space, complete with DVD players replacing "ancient" TVs with VHS ...

August 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Rape, kidnapping among charges added for man after Oakwood foot chase

Oakwood Police added charges including rape and kidnapping for a man accused of assaulting a woman and two officers with a knife Sunday.

August 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with rape, aggravated child molestation

A Gainesville man was charged Monday with molesting a girl under the age of 16, according to authorities.

August 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities capture suspect they say assaulted woman, menaced police with knife

Authorities have captured a suspect they said used a butcher knife to assault a woman and later menaced two officers with the knife.

August 29, 2016 | By Alexander Popp and Clark Leonard news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Chinese students bring another perspective to Brenau campus

The environment in Gainesville is "great," Crystal volunteered. The dining hall is a favorite place - but at least one student didn't much care for ...

August 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson coach Dabo Swinney shares his faith at Free Chapel

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney mixed faith with football Sunday as he delivered a long, rousing talk at Gainesville's Free Chapel as part ...

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘We’re in this all together’ for West Hall grad battling leukemia

Monica Sandoval had her 21st birthday party in an unusual venue last week.

August 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


It’s still ‘All in Hall, y’all’ for Vision 2030

Vision 2030, a community project of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, "was hatched in 2004," Davis White told a luncheon group Thursday. More than ...

August 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Puppy Pantry pet boutique adds 3rd store in Flowery Branch

Brian Nichols, his wife Heather and her parents Tom and Betsy Poundstone want North Georgia pets to have the very best.

August 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Young leaders seek to shape Hall, state politics in future

There's something in the air. So they'll tell you.

August 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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