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Meeting challenges for a quarter century

Twenty-five years ago, occupational therapist Jean Willers helped a classroom of six pre-school age children with physical and developmental disabilities in space donated by First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Scattered showers in area could bring hail, high winds

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of isolated thunderstorms bringing pea-sized hail and 45 mph winds in counties including Hall, Jackson, Banks and Forsyth until 7:15 p.m.

April 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gwinnett police officer arrested in Hall for DUI

A Gwinnett County police officer was arrested in Hall County over the weekend on a DUI charge, officials said today.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber nudges Hall, Gainesville toward water deal

The leader of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is calling for Gainesville and Hall County officials to settle their issues over the county's future water supply with an independent facilitator.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Puppets liven up North Hall theater class

This week, a group of North Hall High School students will take what they learned in a classroom and present it in living color to an audience.

April 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Study shows government is missing out on sales tax revenues

The members of the Joint Local Government Association have agreed to work together to do whatever it takes to get their fair share of sales tax dollars.

April 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County Schools to end fiscal year in black

Hall County school officials believe the district should end the fiscal year on June 30 in decent financial shape, with revenues exceeding expenses by as much as $7 million.

April 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Attorney has big plans for prominent location

As the walls came tumbling down on an old car wash at a prominent Gainesville intersection yesterday, Mike Weaver was watching.

April 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local government association kicks out Hall County

Hall County has been kicked out of the Joint Local Government Association.

April 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schofield defends school board’s stance on Jones

Hall County's schools chief spoke Monday night in defense of the Hall County Board of Education's position concerning whether to close Jones Elementary School as a cost-saving measure.

April 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Confederate Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

A crowd packed Redwine United Methodist Church in South Hall on Sunday for a ceremony remembering Confederate veterans and honoring their descendants.

April 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Second hearing is today on closing Jones Elementary

The Hall County Schools Board of Education will host its second public hearing today related to the possible closing of Jones Elementary School.

April 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Historic Hoschton building has bright future

HOSCHTON - Renovations on Hoschton's historical Darby building may begin soon.

April 25, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


JROTC coming soon to Dawson high school

Starting next year, it won't be uncommon to spot some impeccably-dressed students in uniform at Dawson County High School.

April 25, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


More edible gardens starting to sprout in our area

This spring, people are planting more than just flowers in their gardens.

April 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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You heard it here: Superintendent relieved not to be rowing in LA

Here's a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Creating a new ‘favorite’ class

C.W. Davis Middle School students have a new "favorite" class that incorporates photography, art, Photoshop and marketing.

August 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT closing lanes on Ga. 400

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall County stabbing case moves to Superior Court

A Gainesville man stepping outside of a Lee Land Road home encountered his girlfriend's ex and was allegedly stabbed in the legs multiple times ...

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities accuse Flowery Branch man of fracturing woman’s face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of striking a woman and fracturing her face, according to Hall County authorities.

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s office awarded state certification

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum received the sheriff office's state certification Thursday night, placing it with 107 ...

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall; second positive case this week

The second confirmed case this week of rabies and fifth for 2015 came from a rabid raccoon found in North Hall.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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