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7 local schools recognized for test score improvements

A handful of area schools were recognized Tuesday for their students' performance on standardized tests.

January 17, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dahlonega man guilty of killing Ga. girl

CANTON - A maintenance man quietly detailed in court how he lured a 7-year-old girl into a vacant apartment, molested her, beat and stabbed her to death and stuffed her body into a trash bin.

January 17, 2012 | Associated Press | Local


Deal presents $19.2 billion budget

Gov. Nathan Deal presented his budget proposal to the carpenters of the state's spending plan this morning, insisting that the increased spending the Republican governor has proposed is an investment with "generational significance."

January 17, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deal, Mike Rowe team up to plug Ga.’s skills gap

Gov. Nathan Deal wants to end the skilled trades gap in Georgia's industries.

January 17, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Flowery Branch council moves meeting to Friday

Flowery Branch City Council is holding its semimonthly meeting on Friday, instead of the usual Thursday, so that it can have enough members to hold a meeting.

January 17, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Law became fixture as construction, automotive executive

George Hammond Law Jr. liked to talk.

January 17, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rudess Hooper answers Gillsville's call

After two tries, Gillsville has a new Post 5 city councilman.

January 17, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Schools board to consider new vision for education

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education will be asked to officially approve a new vision for education at tonight's meeting, Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

January 17, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Deputies: 3 arrested after 100 mph chase

Following a high-speed chase in excess of 100 mph on Interstate 985 on Sunday night, three suspects were arrested by Hall County deputies, according to an agency spokesman.

January 17, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Bell brings in nearly $40K for re-election bid

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell is already racking up a sizable war chest for his re-election bid this year, without even having a challenger.

January 17, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hundreds celebrate MLK Day in Gainesville

A Gainesville-born preacher now serving in Lilburn exhorted hundreds gathered Monday at a Gainesville school to carry on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 17, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire marshal: Flowery Branch fire last week was deliberately set

Hall County's fire marshal confirmed today that a fire on Railroad Avenue was deliberately set last week.

January 16, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fair Street community breaks ground on new school

It's time for the mighty Tigers of Fair Street School to roar again.

January 16, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville police get traffic enforcement grant

The Gainesville Police Department will soon have an additional $15,000 to spend after receiving a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

January 16, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Street lights out? There's an app for that

In a society that is constantly becomingore reliant on technology, Sawnee EMC is joining the movement with a new street light outage reporting application for smartphones.

January 16, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

June 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn't hesitate when asked ...

June 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It's decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Every night since last week's shooting, Jennifer Harris said she has nightmares of bullets coming at her "for no reason."

June 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

A father and his 6-year-old son drowned Tuesday afternoon while sliding off a rock at Dicks Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

June 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

More than $45,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by Hall County and Gainesville's anti-drug task force in a Tuesday bust.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Major music licensing company flags Lula

Lula, with a population of less than 3,000 residents, can no longer fly under the radar.

June 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What we know and don't know about last week’s shooting

A child and deputy were injured in an exchange of gunfire last week in East Hall.

June 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Live in a city? You could get a county tax break

If you live in a city in Hall County, your property tax bill could drop next year depending on what happens in in the next ...

June 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New Habitat ReStore location features price cuts

As the Habitat For Humanity of Hall County ReStore settles back into its former Murphy Boulevard location after a year at 975 Chestnut St., officials ...

June 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Tri-county self-taxing district paying for multi-use paths

As area governments are raising or proposing to raise taxes, a small cluster of Braselton businesses is chipping in a little extra to improve connectivity ...

June 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula leaders OK new budget with no new taxes

When Mayor Milton Turner opened the floor to public comments, no one from among the handful of residents who attended Monday night's meeting had ...

June 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Daytime Boling Bridge lane closure set for Tuesday

Boling Bridge on Ga. 53 will close to a single lane of traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

June 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


4 new expenses in Gainesville school system budget

Pay raises and insurance and retirement benefit increases for employees, along with an increase in money for textbooks and other instructional needs, are the biggest ...

June 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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