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City plans public hearings on tax hike

The city of Gainesville is getting ready to hold a number of public hearings on its proposed property tax increase.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

By starting refresher classes early, schools save on costs

At noon Tuesday, students at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School eagerly lined up to board buses and head home.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

West Hall principal announces retirement

West Hall High School Principal Jackie Adams announced her retirement Monday at a faculty meeting.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Jones teachers cruise on to a final hoorah

It was perfect weather for a boat ride.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Grant helps Quinlan continue dedication to arts

With everyone keeping close tabs on their budgets these days, a recent grant awarded to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center gives the organization a little breathing room.

May 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

False alarm? That could cost you

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to reduce the number of false fire alarms with a new resolution that would penalize repeat offenders.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Four teens charged in Gainesville burglaries

Four people have been charged in a series of burglaries that took place this spring in the Willow Ridge subdivision.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

KKK costumes at school rile Lumpkin County residents

DAHLONEGA - Community members in Dahlonega called for diversity training in reaction to a group of students wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes at school as part of history project.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Flowery Branch mayor resigns to retire

Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling is resigning effective Memorial Day.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Georgia eliminates max classroom size rules

The Georgia Board of Education announced Monday morning more flexibility in class sizes.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Hall pushes for Gainesville commitment on Glades reservoir

Hall County is putting pressure on the city of Gainesville to make a decision on the planned Glades Reservoir.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Welcome medicine for the uninsured

For some families without medical insurance, going to the doctor is just half the financial battle of getting well.

May 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Members meet to walk in grief support group

Dealing with the death of a loved one or friend can be difficult, but the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice continues to find ways to help people deal with their grief.

May 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Judge leads council in challenging time

Kathy Gosselin this month became president of Georgia's Council of Superior Court Judges at a difficult time for the judiciary.

May 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

School break kicks off with warm week ahead

It's the first week of summer break for many kids and the weather is predicted to be seasonably nice.

May 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Father of girl killed in White County wreck partners for driving course

A White County man whose daughter died this year in a car crash has partnered with another group for free defensive driving courses this weekend.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter Adventure features snowy slides, ‘magical lights’ and Knockerball

Employees at Lanier Islands have turned the water park and surrounding beach area into a winter-themed wonderland, complete with mounds of snow and an ice ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

One person hurt in Cleveland aircraft crash

One person was taken to the hospital after an aircraft crash in Cleveland.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Heather McConnell named Gainesville teacher of the year

The recently selected top teacher in Gainesville City Schools is a dedicated autism teacher at Gainesville Middle School.

November 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 places those in need can find a Thanksgiving meal in Gainesville

There are many in Gainesville who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local Syrian native: Refugee threat to US legitimate but exaggerated

A Gainesville surgeon and Syrian immigrant says the anxiety some Americans feel over the possible resettlement of refugees from his war-ravaged, native country is a ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rabid skunk found in East Hall

A skunk in East Hall County tested positive for rabies Wednesday, making it the 16th confirmed case in 2015.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

NTSB: Residents reported fog after Habersham plane crash that killed 3

A preliminary federal report lists heavy fog conditions near a small plane crash Nov. 5 that killed three near the Habersham County Airport.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

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