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Educators more vigilant for severe storms after '08 tornadoes

Many teachers at Oakwood and Lyman Hall elementaries need no reminder of the havoc nature unleashed on their schools a year ago.

August 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A year later: Hall bounces back from triple tornado hit

One year ago today, Fred and Felicia Miller returned home to find part of their roof wrapped around a power pole.

August 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Schofield: Students affected by city's annexation plans

The leader of the Hall County school system pleaded with Gainesville City Council members to consider how the city's proposed annexations could affect the system's district lines now and in the future.

August 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgia SAT scores drop in 2009

Georgia's average SAT scores for 2009 fall below the national average, while the state's black and Hispanic students scored above their peer groups nationally, the state Department of Education reports.

August 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall emergency planners update hazardous spill strategy

Imagine it is 3 a.m. on a Wednesday morning: The streets of Hall County are pretty empty, except for a tractor-trailer carrying hundreds of containers of highly flammable liquid down Thompson Bridge Road.

August 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Furlough days complicate Hall County library schedule

The Hall County Library Board approved the library system's 2010 furlough schedule at its meeting Tuesday.

August 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sen. Chambliss wants no public option in health care reform

While U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he applauds President Barack Obama for making health care reform a priority, the Georgia Republican is in no way interested in supporting a bill that creates a public health care option.

August 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Brenau University celebrates ‘wonderful blessing’ of new campus in South Atlanta

Brenau University celebrated the grand opening of its new South Atlanta/Fairburn regional campus Tuesday.

August 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Some Interstate 85 rest stops now closed

The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 85 rest areas off the northbound lanes in Franklin County and southbound lanes in Gwinnett County.

August 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Adams says UGA is near its capacity

Fall enrollment at the University of Georgia is coming close to maxing out at about 34,000 students, and an increasing number of high school seniors hoping to become Georgia Bulldogs next year may be out of luck.

August 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


2 ask Hall County to put pastor's name on intersection

Two Hall County residents are hoping the intersection in front of New Holland Baptist Church will one day bear the name of one of its longtime pastors, the Rev. Henry Grady Jarrard.

August 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia may widen US 441 from Clayton to North Carolina

A busy North Georgia road frequented by tourists shopping for antiques or stopping for glimpses of mountain scenery could get a major makeover.

August 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bird calls aren’t the only ‘tweets’ coming from DNR

Even a hunter can be tech-savvy.

August 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson to join property verification program

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council has decided to join county efforts to uncover additional tax revenue.

August 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Turning Point plans expansion to help more men

With the help of the Gainesville City Council, Turning Point Recovery Resources will be able to reach out to more men who are recovering from substance abuse issues.

August 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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