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Chicopee neighbors rally to save Jones Elementary

If the Hall County Board of Education decides to move forward with closing Jones Elementary School, residents in the surrounding Chicopee community are concerned that the area would lose more than just its student population.

May 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Classic rides on display today at Lakewood Baptist Church

More than 200 cars spanning 100 years will be on display today, helping to raise money for scholarships awarded by the Vietnam Veterans of America.

May 07, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Special Olympics all about the fun for athletes

Schools from 13 counties traveled Friday to East Hall Community Center to participate in the Special Olympics.

May 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Former GHS theater star honored with one

Camille Massey was honored Friday with a star at Gainesville High School.

May 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-con sought in shooting, robbery

Authorities say a Gainesville man who served 10 years in prison for robbing and beating a cab driver was free for less than three months before shooting another man in a robbery.

May 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Law Day event spotlights DNA project, honors 2 standouts

More than 4,000 people have asked a small Atlanta-based legal advocacy group to take a look at their criminal convictions with hopes of proving their innocence through DNA evidence.

May 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s office issues warrant in robbery, shooting

Hall County Sheriff's officials have issued an arrest warrant for Latwan T. Weathington, 30, of Gainesville in connection with a shooting and armed robbery on Tuesday off Browns Bridge Road.

May 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officers travel to honor brothers in badges

Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Gaddis and Officer Griggs Wall are riding to Washington to honor two fallen officers they never met.

May 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


No dock for many Lanier residents

Six months after restarting a process to issue the last batch of dock permits on Lake Lanier, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has found it is denying about two-thirds of the requests.

May 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs to move forward on Jones Road project

After more than a year of study and discussion, the Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to move forward on minor improvements to the narrow but heavily used Jones Road.

May 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program links art to reading, offers ‘a memory maker’

An art class at McEver Elementary school pushed a group of kindergarten students Thursday to the far reaches of their imaginations.

May 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville pauses to pray

If it was unconstitutional, nobody on Gainesville's downtown square Thursday cared.

May 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cox urges businesswomen to make giving a priority

Young Harris College President Cathy Cox spoke Thursday at the WomenSource Brown Bag Luncheon about the importance of giving back.

May 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Divers end search efforts for drowning victim

The body of Rohan Mathew may be lost to the waters of Lake Sidney Lanier.

May 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City school system meets to discuss calendar, budget cuts

Gainesville City Schools has called a meeting Wednesday to discuss the system's calendar for next school year.

May 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Japan scraps Olympic logo over plagiarism allegations involving Gainesville artist

Gainesville artist Benn Zaricor said Tuesday that Tokyo Olympic organizers should be proud they scrapped a logo for the 2020 Games following plagiarism allegations involving ...

September 01, 2015 | From Times, wire reports | Local


State giving out books to young students

Many children don't have access to books at home, but every Georgia pre-kindergarten and kindergarten student will receive their own book to take home ...

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau to mark opening of North Florida location

Brenau University plans to hold the ceremonial opening of its new campus in Jacksonville, Fla., today in preparation for beginning its first graduate school class ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boswell ‘a shining example’ of Greatest Generation

Cecil Boswell never misses the chance to march in Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade.

August 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets life sentence for Forsyth boy’s beating death

August 31, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Glades environmental impact report delayed again

The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has been delayed yet again, the third postponement in ...

August 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: $30,800 worth of meth found in crashed car on I-985

A Flowery Branch man is accused of leaving 11 ounces of methamphetamine in a car he crashed earlier this month in the Interstate 985 median ...

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood facility faces $141,100 in fines after 2 employees lose fingers

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood could face $141,100 in penalties after two employees' middle and ring fingers were amputated by shearing machines earlier this ...

August 31, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Pregnant Dollar General employee bitten while trying to stop shoplifter

A Gainesville woman is accused of shoplifting from the Dollar General and fighting a pregnant store employee, according to Hall County authorities.

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Decatur man charged in Lanier Islands birthday party shooting

A Decatur man was charged Saturday with shooting a man in the chest at a birthday party at a Lanier Islands lake house in Buford ...

August 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Numerous candidates putting names in for Nov. 3 city elections

A number of potential candidates threw their name in the ring Monday for openings on city councils throughout Hall County and on the Gainesville school ...

August 31, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Adult GED classes will be offered at Fair Street School

Parents who want to earn their GED diploma, but can't afford the class or child care, can take a class for free with child ...

August 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man recalls segregated World War II service

Charles Morrow was angry at first.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeking money for road fixes at busy Jaemor Farms

Stocking up on fresh produce and navigating a corn maze may be bunches of fun, but getting in and out of Jaemor Farms in Northeast ...

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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