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Hall fifth-graders will have the chance to keep up language classes

Fifth-graders with a "passion and ability" for languages will be able to have intensive language instruction when they get to middle school this fall, said Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Safety officials plan for hazardous chemical emergencies

If a chemical spill happens in Hall County, local governments and businesses will be ready.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Defamation lawsuit winner now wants attorneys fees, too

The legal battle over "The Red Hat Club" isn't quite over.

January 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Book sale to benefit Jefferson Public Library

JEFFERSON - If you have some loose change in the cup holder of your car, you may be days away from buying your next favorite book.

January 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Super Speeder’ promotion draws fire

The CEO of a planned motorsports park in Dawsonville says a promotion offering free half days at the track for people who bring in a "Super Speeder" ticket is not encouraging folks to speed.

January 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board plans to cast final vote on road name change

Phil Markert doesn't mind the proposal to change the name of Holiday and Friendship roads to Lanier Islands Parkway, despite the sign in front of his business taking a direct hit.

January 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman charged with burglary

A Gainesville woman was charged with burglary Monday night after neighbors reported suspicious activity on Mountain View Drive in Gainesville.

January 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau plans Haitian culture night, fundraiser

Macita and Yamatha St. Germain want to show people what Haiti was like before the Jan. 12 earthquake that laid the island nation to ruin.

January 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Revenue from water meter sales already exceeds fiscal goal

It's not great news, but it's better than they expected.

January 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall schools adopt new scheduling system

Hall County's high school students will soon move to a seven-period school schedule.

January 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Longtime Hall tax assessor resigning after 18 years

Longtime Hall County tax assessor Terrell Gaines announced he is retiring.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Portion of Ga. 255 to close on Tuesday for repair work

Both lanes of Ga. 255 just north of Ga. 17 in Sautee will be closed Tuesday for emergency repair work.

January 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council approves 1 rezoning request

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council has approved one rezoning request, while postponing another request for the second time.

January 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lecture series focuses on tri-state water wars

Georgia's water wars will be the subject of an upcoming lecture series at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

January 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sudanese native, author speak about legacy of Lost Boys

In 2001, after about 150 Sudanese refugees immigrated to her hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., Joan Hecht took several of the orphans under her wing.

January 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Making a push for water safety

Before Memorial Day, Col. Eddie Henderson of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources counted 10 boating-related fatalities, almost matching last year's grand total of 12.

May 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Work could begin in fall on Boling Bridge replacement

Work could begin this fall to replace Boling Bridge on Dawsonville Highway, a green-beamed structure that connects Hall and Forsyth counties over the Chestatee River.

May 22, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Visitor counting differs by park at Lake Lanier

Parks on Lake Lanier are a popular destination even when it's not Memorial Day weekend.

May 22, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Memorial Day parade will close downtown roads

Multiple roads in the middle of Gainesville will be blocked off for about three hours for Monday's 13th annual Memorial Day Parade.

May 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Travelers will fill roads Memorial Day weekend

More than a million people are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend in Georgia.

May 22, 2015 | | Local


2 Flowery Branch graduating seniors build instructional guitar piece

It's not easy to be a self-taught guitar player.

May 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy charged with computer invasion of privacy

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was charged with computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath related to "unauthorized procurement of personal data for his own personal gain," according to the sheriff's office.

May 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Family escapes fire but home severely damaged

A man, his wife and their small son escaped an overnight fire in South Hall County, but their home sustained major damage, according to Hall County Fire Services.

May 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Fire christens new boat

It didn't take too long for the Hall County's Marine Rescue 1 to speed off into action Wednesday.

May 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




YMCA-school partnership provides swim lessons for Hall County youth

In Hall County and all along Lake Lanier, it's important to know how to swim.

May 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical cannabis commission, patient registry taking shape

The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis is taking shape with Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment this week of Gainesville resident and pharmacist Sara "Mandy" Wilson Reece, and the state's patient registry will soon come online.

May 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Parking, traffic plans made for Gainesville High graduation

Gainesville High School will hold graduation commencement exercises for the class of 2015 Friday at 7 p.m. at City Park Stadium.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


ADA Tour comes to Brenau Downtown Center on Friday

The Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy Tour will make its second visit to Gainesville from noon to 3 p.m. Friday with exhibits on display at Brenau University's Downtown Center at 301 Main St. SW.

May 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




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