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Lawsuit challenges motorsports park

DAWSONVILLE - The attorney for a couple attempting to block the construction of a motorsports country club in western Dawson County vows a lengthy legal battle.

June 18, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


6-year-old allegedly killed over watermelon

Jackson County's district attorney is waiting for all the facts in the death of 6-year-old Commerce boy before deciding on whether to seek the death penalty against the child's grandfather.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school system’s debt comes in smaller than expected

Gainesville school system's final deficit figure has settled at $5.45 million.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local school systems improve CRCT scores

Hall County and Gainesville school system's state test scores generally reveal improvement over last year's scores in all subjects except for social studies.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Enthusiasts say sport invented by Native Americans is catching on across the South

It's not every day that a kid gets the chance to meet a renowned professional lacrosse player like New York Titans forward Casey Powell.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson 12th-graders are making new history

th-graders have proven that they are among the best of the best.

June 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Meth charges follow unusual cold medicine purchases

An Oakwood man was arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine after authorities got a tip that the man was buying unusual amounts of ingredients that can be used to make meth.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch public hearing draws no opposition to city's sewer plans

The Flowery Branch City Council held a public hearing Wednesday about plans to increase capacity at the sewer plant off Atlanta Highway, though nobody showed up to speak.

June 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board buys 5 new buses, 5 used

Gainesville school board members Wednesday approved the purchase of five brand new Bluebird buses to replace some of the buses damaged in a May 22 fire.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Crane assembly could delay traffic in downtown Gainesville

The large crane that will be used to assemble the new Georgia Mountains Center parking deck is scheduled to arrive on site today. The crane takes up at least three semi trucks and will be assembled on site. The contractor will try to minimize affects to Main Street, however some traffic delays can be expected.

June 17, 2009 | | Local


Suspect arrested in Scrub Shop robbery

Gainesville police have arrested a suspect in the Tuesday afternoon robbery of a medical uniform store on Enota Drive.

June 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lion talk continues, but no evidence yet

Somebody start selling souvenirs - mountain lion mania has hit Hall County.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ex-deputy acquitted in animal cruelty case

HOMER - A former Jackson County sheriff's deputy testified in court that four Walker hounds found starved to death on his property didn't belong to him, and a jury believed him.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Libraries' computers are in high demand for the unemployed

Good luck finding a parking spot at the Gainesville library, especially this summer.

June 16, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Federal funds soften budget cuts to schools

School districts statewide were handed more state budget cuts this week but received federal stabilization funds to help offset cuts as school boards carefully craft budgets for next year.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Officials: West Hall Middle administrators manipulated test data

Two former administrators at West Hall Middle School were censured for manipulating Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in 2010, officials confirmed this month.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: UNG partners with neurological facility

Students at the University of North Georgia will soon have internship opportunities at a special facility for patients with neurological disorders.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$750K grant to fund Department of Juvenile Justice service program

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice received a $750,000 federal grant for a re-entry program, with the intent to have a pilot program identified by next month.

October 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in Atlanta Highway house fire

No one was injured in house fire Sunday evening on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, fire officials said.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville center to provide counseling for abused boys

Nearly one in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cagle faces challenge from Democrat Stokes in quest for 3rd term

Georgia's competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate have dominated media coverage in the run-up to the general election Nov. 4, overshadowing other contests.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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