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Latino school enrollment numbers remain steady in Hall, Gainesville

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer thought Georgia House Bill 87 would mean a decrease in Hispanic enrollment. She thought fewer families would come to Gainesville from outside of the country.

August 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Children’s Home invites community to attend festival

For the last five years, the United Methodist Children's Home of the North Georgia Conference has been quietly providing services and care to local children and families in need.

August 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge denies motion in deputy shooting

A judge has denied a request to suppress evidence in the case of a man accused of attempting to shoot a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy with a stolen shotgun last fall.

August 20, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Law agencies say missing children no small matter

Parents spend their lives protecting their children, but in the blink of an eye, their worst nightmare can become reality.

August 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Accident on I-985 kills 1

One person was killed in a vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Interstate 985 that temporarily shut down both northbound lanes, authorities said.

August 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Arrest made after 2 armed robberies in Gainesville

Gainesville police have arrested a 21-year-old Gainesville man in connection to two armed robberies Thursday at The Retreat at McEver Apartments.

August 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Lula to take over closed Hall park

If all goes as planned, Lula could have Rafe Banks Park ready for visitors as early as Thursday, city officials said.

August 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Seminars will show city residents how to save water

Using less water isn't just good for the environment; it's good for your wallet.

August 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Meth busts nab 4 suspects, $700K of drugs

In two unrelated incidents on consecutive days, agents from the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad arrested four suspects on charges related to selling methamphetamine.

August 19, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Lakeview classes start Monday after longer summer break

Lakeview Academy begins class Monday, giving students two extra weeks of summer this year, much to the delight of faculty and parents.

August 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Man drowns after jumping off bridge

Forsyth County firefighters have recovered the body of a 22-year-old man who apparently drowned early Thursday after jumping off a Lake Lanier bridge.

August 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


2 tag offices in Hall county close today

Two tag offices in Hall County close today in the continuing aftermath of severe cuts made to the county's budget.

August 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Couple pleads not guilty in child death

Deanna Renee Kipp, 24, and her boyfriend Stephen West, 22, pleaded not guilty Thursday to the murder of Kipp's 18-month-old daughter, Kaylee Kipp.

August 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Agents: $15K worth of drugs found at home

Agents seized $15,200 worth of crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine and marijuana Thursday from a residence in Flowery Branch, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad

August 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


House and Senate OK district maps

A map of state House districts drawn by Republicans was passed Thursday with an overwhelming majority and the support of all of the representatives from Hall County. A map of proposed Senate districts was also passed Thursday.

August 18, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Days into a murder trial, a Gainesville man decided to make a guilty plea for a fatal January 2016 stabbing.

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

If you've ever been to the hospital or the emergency room, you know how important it is to take a moment to step out ...

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has not lost any sleep thinking about the friendly Super Bowl wager that slipped away along with the Atlanta Falcons ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium - home of the Gainesville Red Elephants' football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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