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Schools embrace social media

Teachers used to rely on phone calls, emails and letters sent home in folders to communicate with parents and guardians.

August 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Historic Jeep visits as part of fundraising campaign

A historic military vehicle will be in town today to raise awareness to needs for today's Americans in uniform.

August 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Roads plan now moves to roundtables, public hearings

Voters may have more time to weigh whether they support or oppose a 1 percent sales tax for transportation, as Georgia legislators mull moving the statewide referendum to November 2012 from July.

August 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County looking to add storm warning sirens

Gainesville knows far too well the nature of destructive tornadoes.

August 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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


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Student coalition voices concern over KKK sign in Dahlonega

A business owner's decision to put a Ku Klux Klan banner on a downtown building has led to several days of protests, and now ...

February 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’

Gainesville has come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession when the economy tanked and projects screeched to a halt for lack ...

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Airport upgrades could start in summer

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Tuesday he hopes improvements can begin at Lee Gilmer Airport this summer.

February 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Criminal justice council recommends changes to probation

State officials are recommending changes to help reduce what they say is the highest rate of felons on probation in the country.

February 21, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Poverty workshop looks to fill gaps in outreach services

Organizers are expecting a large gathering for a workshop Friday that will look at what services are available and which ones are lacking to address ...

February 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Former Hall firefighter killed off duty in tree-trimming accident

ATHENS - An Athens firefighter who previously worked as a firefighter in Hall County is dead after he was injured in a tree-trimming accident.

February 21, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview, Johnson teens named STAR students

Dhruv Gaur and Jackson Patrick Kelly aren't just great students. They were named STAR student school system winners, as part of the Student Teacher ...

February 21, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville City Council finalizes road being named for Deshaun Watson

It's official - the gateway to Gainesville High School between Pearl Nix Parkway and Century Place has been renamed Deshaun Watson Way in honor of ...

February 21, 2017 | | Local


Georgia DNR encouraging hunters to kill coyotes

Georgia hunters are encouraged to thin the state's population of coyotes.

February 21, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county's special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

February 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

February 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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