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Schools encouraged by CRCT scores

It looks as if nearly all Gainesville and Hall County schools will meet federal academic accountability requirements this year, local superintendents said.

June 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Summer reading linked to better grades

During the summer, many kids would rather catch up with the latest happenings of their favorite television characters than catch up on their reading. But parents may want to reverse that trend.

June 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Are kids quaffing energy drinks with boost of booze?

The brightly-colored, tall aluminum cans with striking visual designs may look like any of the other hundreds of energy drinks popular with young consumers, but they are different.

June 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Plan finally set to improve Brooks Road

JEFFERSON - It took more than 20 years of use and several years of organizing, but city and county officials are finally ready to being improving John B. Brooks Road.

June 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Path toward learning opens today at Wilshire Trails

In honor of J. Cleon Nalley, the United Way of Hall County will install a new Born Learning Trail at 9 a.m. today at Wilshire Trails Park.

June 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


As temps creep past 90, folks outdoors take precautions

Shade and water.

June 19, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Law officials say Web study glosses over risks

Is the Internet as dangerous a place for children as "To Catch a Predator" would have us believe?

June 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


1 charged in post office parking lot robbery

A man suspected of robbing a woman in the parking lot of the U.S. Post Office on Limestone Parkway Thursday afternoon has been arrested, Gainesville police said.

June 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire consumes Athens' historic Georgia Theatre

ATHENS - Fire erupted at the historic Georgia Theatre here earlier this morning, causing smoke to pour over downtown and stopping hundreds of onlookers on their way to work.

June 19, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Summer scorcher: Temperatures to hover near 100 today, Saturday

Like the Buster Poindexter song says, today you're "feeling hot, hot, hot."

June 19, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Jury indicts Hoschton woman in teen’s death

JEFFERSON - A Hoschton woman has been indicted in the death of a local 14-year-old, according to Hoschton police officials.

June 19, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Dump the Pump:Red Rabbit offers free hops to encourage new riders

Penny Ledbetter waits for the Red Rabbit blue line to take her to Lanier Diner for work each day.

June 19, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


H1N1 virus confirmed at Rabun County camp

The H1N1 flu virus has been confirmed in three campers at Camp Ramah Darom in Rabun County, and some of the youngsters already are returning to normal activities.

June 19, 2009 | ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jefferson High School's rising seniors place eighth in history day event

When it comes to historical presentations, the Jefferson High School National History Day Competition team has proven it is among the top 10 student researchers in the nation.

June 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County opens its water recycling plant

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County officially opened its Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility on Thursday morning with a ribbon-cutting.

The ceremony was held at Sterling on the Lake on the Flowery Branch residential community's Village Green, which is irrigated with reuse water from the new Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility Reuse System.

June 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Study: Income gap may complicate Ga. sales tax plans

ATLANTA - A new study suggests the growing share of income earned by the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.

September 15, 2014 | Ray Henry Associated Press | Local


Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum

September 15, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


UNG to help boost teachers’ knowledge of science

In an increasingly technology-centered society, science education is growing in importance. Even on its own, it remains a critical part of helping students develop thinking and problem-solving skills.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in North Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

September 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fall festivities chug into the Lula Train Depot

Lula held its inaugural fall festival Saturday, hosted by the Lula-Belton Historical Society, even as rain clouds threatened the cloudy blue skies.

September 13, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hot rides, chili take over in Flowery Branch

Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to one of Flowery Branch's much-loved annual events.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for testing change

Hall County schools are getting ready for a big transition.

September 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The changing face of civic engagement

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local officials plan for life after SPLOST

Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.

September 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atkins chosen as Times publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Charlotte Atkins has been named publisher of The Times.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Culture, competition ride Lanier’s waves in Dragon Boat event

Hall County residents may be used to a variety of boats on Lake Lanier, but thousands watched several unusual crafts on the lake Saturday during the 19th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Legendary GHS football announcer honored

Walt Snelling waves to an appreciative crowd at City Park Stadium along with wife Carol, right, and surrounded by family members during a special presentation honoring the longtime Gainesville High announcer.

September 13, 2014 | | Local


Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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