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AP tests put strain on brains and budgets

Advanced Placement course testing ends across the nation today, but students in the AP Macroeconomics class at Flowery Branch High School breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when testing ended at 11 a.m.

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal stimulus funds help local businesses grow

The clatter of construction at the Gainesville Bowling Center is one sign of federal stimulus funding in the private sector.

May 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville lays off six employees; tax hike may be next

Despite reducing the city's work force and its spending, Gainesville City Council likely will have to raise property tax rates in June to keep the city budget afloat.

May 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No arrests made after child porn search

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents searched an Oakwood home Wednesday night for evidence of child pornography, authorities said Thursday.

May 13, 2010 | | Local


North Hall band director resigns

North Hall High School is looking for a new band director.

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Former Dawson County clerk of court arrested for tax evasion

Authorities have added tax evasion to the litany of charges against Dawson County's embattled former clerk of courts.

May 13, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Arrested fugitive accused of $1M theft

A Clarkesville man was arrested by U.S. Marshals this week on charges he embezzled more than $1 million from a former employer in California.

May 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County may ban sex offenders from door-to-door sales

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering a law that would make it illegal for convicted sex offenders to solicit or sell door to door.

May 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Longtime wrecker service gone from Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Terry's Auto Towing Service, a longtime fixture off Atlanta Highway, is no more - at least for now, its owner declares.

May 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County OKs improvements for Spout Springs Road

Spout Springs Road in South Hall may be years from a full-blown widening, but some minor traffic-relieving projects should happen this year, possibly starting as early as this month.

May 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local students meet Olympic gold medalist

Michelle Lanz's third-grade class gathered near the front office of New Holland Core Knowledge Academy on Wednesday morning.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


ARC co-chairman takes a look at what grant money bought

When visiting Lanier Technical College's Manufacturing and Development Center, a quick look around shows how funds from an Appalachian Regional Commission grant were spent.

May 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities identify fatal wreck victim

The Georgia State Patrol on Wednesday identified the victim of a Tuesday afternoon fatal wreck on Browns Bridge Road as Michael Lamar Stamps of Dahlonega.

May 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood robbery suspect wanted by police

Oakwood police are looking for a man who robbed the United Community Bank on Mundy Mill Road Wednesday. No one was hurt.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Police seize 91 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Gwinnett County police intercepted a minivan carrying 91 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 85 near Flowery Branch, officials said Wednesday.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Gainesville Rotary names Man of the Year, Woman of the Year

A Gainesville architect and historic preservationist and a former Hall County commissioner and avid community servant got top honors at the Rotary Club of Gainesville ...

February 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities suspend search for kidnapping suspect

Multiple law enforcement agencies spent Tuesday tracking a suspect with outstanding warrants of kidnapping and child cruelty.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather cancellations, schedule changes

Public schools

February 09, 2016 | | Local


Witnesses detail man's final hours before drug death in murder trial

A Flowery Branch man's desire to try LSD ended in his 2013 death, according to testimony Monday.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall junior organizes clothing drives to benefit homeless

At first glance, Claire Kelley is a normal teenager. She is a junior at North Hall High School, she works as a lifeguard at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


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