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Board unanimously votes to close Jones Elementary

The battle is over for Jones Elementary School.

May 11, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Brian Kelly sworn in as new Gainesville police chief

Gainesville welcomed its new police chief Monday in a brief ceremony to make official his role at the helm of the city department.

May 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher announces bid for Flowery Branch council seat

A Gwinnett County teacher has announced his plans to seek the Post 1 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council.

May 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State pool will stay open

The pool at Gainesville State College won't be closing after all.

May 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


No tests for youngest students relieves educators

When the Georgia General Assembly passed its budget, it eliminated funding for several student tests.

May 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local farmers expect a bumper crop of customers

The Hall County Farmers Market will hold its first market of the season Tuesday morning, and local farmers say they are ready for another banner year.

May 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Larry the Cable Guy features Dawsonville on TV show

DAWSONVILLE - Last week was a unique, star-studded time for the city of Dawsonville.

May 09, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Child murders too common in Jackson County

Keith Whitfield is tired of seeing the bodies of children slain at the hands of their fathers.

May 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Round 2 of tri-state water hearings nears court

Memories of the two-year drought that drained Lake Lanier to a historic low are about to be revived in the courtroom.

May 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County welcomes new principal

Dawson County school officials unanimously approved Jullian "Jute" Wilson last week as its new high school principal.

May 09, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Arrests for burglaries are up, but the crimes have gone down

Late one recent Monday morning, suspicious-looking teens spotted by a Coker Road resident outside a neighbor's house prompted a call to 911.

May 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Red Cross group seeks to rekindle founding spirit

The Red Cross is going back to its roots.

May 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


This Mother’s Day finds Cleveland mom of triplets with full hands — and a full heart

It only took a few minutes into the first ultrasound of her second pregnancy for Mary Beth Blair to know that something was unusual.

May 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cotillion celebrates elegance and beauty

Joslyn Keels, 8, and Raina Keels, 4, woke up at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

May 08, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Community helps soldier with temporary housing

Smoke and flames have been replaced by random acts of kindness for a Gainesville-based Charlie Company soldier and his family.

May 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


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