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Gainesville City Schools budget approved

Gainesville City Schools passed its budget for fiscal year 2011 Monday, but it's already due for some amendments.

State officials announced Friday that an additional $14 million in education stimulus money for next year will be pulled to balance this year's budget before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. School officials don't yet know what the cuts will look like for local districts.

June 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


John Jarrard to be inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

It's about time.

Gainesville songwriter John Jarrard - who wrote 11 No. 1 hits before passing away in 2001 - will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 11 in Atlanta.

June 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Teacher qualifies to run for Flowery Branch council seat

A Gwinnett County teacher qualified Monday for the Post 1 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council.

June 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teen in critical condition after boating accident

A 15-year-old metropolitan Atlanta girl was airlifted in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon after being hit by a boat near Nix Bridge Park.

June 21, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Road widening project gets green light on Ga. 20

From the window of his shop at the corner of Samples Road and Ga. 20, Tony Leo said he can see traffic stopped up in the afternoons, and "it's brutal."

June 21, 2010 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Laurel Park gets upgrades

Laurel Park is getting a makeover.

The changes may seem small - umbrellas in the sprayground water park and better grass management - but parents are already noting a difference.

June 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


St. Jude to honor Gainesville's Stanley Pierce

A Gainesville man was selected out of more than 3,000 fundraising coordinators around the country as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's coordinator of the year.

On July 27, Stanley Pierce and his wife Peggy will be flown to Memphis, Tenn., where the research hospital is based, for a day of activities before being recognized at an award banquet.

June 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Options make video stores obsolete

CLEVELAND - Brick-and-mortar movie stores are few and far between in White County, leaving film fans with few options for renting the latest summer flicks.

But are residents concerned?

June 20, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


New rules aim to keep kids away from tobacco

With the implementation of new industry regulations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hopes to change the face of tobacco users.

June 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau takes site mobile

The Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a mobile website that will provide visitors with everything they need to know right on their cell phones.

June 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Marking time for 102 years

Her eyes have seen our history.

June 19, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


State program gives local family hope

Kenny Whitey's life changed dramatically four years ago today.

June 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Literacy group supporting all generations

The person in front of you at the grocery store may not be able to read the nutritional labels on the products she's buying.

June 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ministry gives father figures to those who need them

Today many will celebrate their fathers and thank them for their guidance in life.

June 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Law enforcement working to lower gang tensions

One of the few things predictable about gangs is their unpredictability, officials say.

June 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Lower gas prices fueling more holiday travel

If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend, "the sooner you fill up, the better," said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com. That ...

May 27, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Reunion residents still hoping for Ga. 347 traffic light

A new traffic light for Sterling on the Lake has scratched at an old wound for some residents at another massive South Hall subdivision, Reunion ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lyman Hall class: Still together after all these years

The gathering of classmates for a "team" photo was a little reminiscent of the women in "A League of Their Own," gathering at the end ...

May 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Local unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent in April

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Six injured in Dawsonville Highway collision

Three people were seriously injured, with one being flown to Atlanta Medical Center, in a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Two men charged with possessing child porn

Two Gainesville men are accused of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hairdresser Margaret Bates remembered as generous, loving

Margaret Rider Bates had a knack for taking care of her customers. Her 48 years as a hairdresser and 32 years as owner of The ...

May 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Murder suspect pleads not guilty in girlfriend's death

A Gainesville man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend pleaded not guilty at arraignment Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


11-year-old involved in Dawson County dirt bike crash dies

An 11-year-old Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week has died.

May 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


State patrol uses island fire as training opportunity

An island fire far from the mainland that attracted numerous complaints led to a Georgia State Patrol training exercise on how to drop water from ...

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: Try one of these summer cocktails on the square

Here's a list of summery cocktails you can get on the square in downtown Gainesville. Which one is your favorite? also, remember to never ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Hall County is hoping to start this year buying property needed for the Spout Springs Road widening project.

May 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four Hall County middle schools on ‘greatest gains’ list based on test results

Four Hall County middle schools have been named to the state's "greatest gains" list of schools that have had high growth in student achievement.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Retiring Chicopee Woods teacher honored with award named for her

Emily Williams appears to be the grandmother she is - with seven grandchildren - but she also is a 38-year teacher and was honored Tuesday with the ...

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect turns himself in

A Flowery Branch man wanted for a May 16 armed robbery turned himself in to the Hall County Jail Tuesday night, police said.

May 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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