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Charters could shake up education

China now has more gifted students than the United States has students.

July 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


White County man found guilty of murder after lengthy trial

Ending one of the longest criminal trials in the history of White County, a jury found Jonathan Hart guilty of murder Saturday in the shooting death of his estranged wife.

July 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Company installs gym floors the old-fashioned way

JEFFERSON - Although he never attended Jefferson High School or played on its basketball team, Bobby Tippett has a strong connection to the hardwood floors in the school's gym.

July 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pets, bikers unite for a good cause

Motorcyclists and animal lovers gathered Saturday to raise money for the Hall County Humane Society in its second annual "Ride for Paws" event.

July 25, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Mysterious bank swindle becomes a first novel

Sometimes a story is too good not to write.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Police officers accused of crimes can face tough scrutiny

Local law enforcement has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately.

July 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Middle school set for debut Aug. 11

More than 1,300 Gainesville Middle School students will report to a sparkling new school on Aug. 11.

July 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Planned reservoir could ease water worries in future

A reservoir decades in the making may be crucial for Hall County in light of the recent court ruling on Lake Lanier.

July 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Court ruling could leave Gainesville short on water

Absent a successful appeal, a negotiated deal or an act of Congress, Gainesville faces the possibility of losing more than half of the water it now draws from Lake Lanier.

July 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deal: Health reform needs more time, common ground

While Democrats in Congress worked Friday to salvage a health care reform plan and repair dissension in their ranks, leading Republicans were less than supportive of the majority party's efforts so far.

July 25, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


DNR assists bear in a pickle

A bear with a plastic pickle bucket on his head had been wandering the area since early June but was recently caught, "de-bucketed" and released again by Department of Natural Resources officials.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Pro angler’s talent on display at children’s camp

He scoots toward the fishing pole, pulls it up by the line, props it under his chin and uses his whole body to toss the line.

July 25, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


White County jury resumes deliberations in murder trial

CLEVELAND - The jury was out in the murder trial of Jonathan Hart on Wednesday. And Thursday. And Friday.

July 25, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson City Council to take up 2010 budget Monday

The Jefferson City Council will be taking a look at the budget for fiscal year 2010 when it meets for its voting session Monday.

July 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Buyers, vendors benefit from afternoon farmers market sales

Fresh local produce isn't just for early birds anymore.

July 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Public agencies brace for fuel tax, but helped by lower gas prices

Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Banks County building new sports complex

The Banks County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a groundbreaking for its Windmill Park Sports Complex at 10 a.m. July 14.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Library board selects new director, approves new budget

Lisa MacKinney will oversee a better than $2.62 million budget that eliminates worker furloughs as the new director of the Hall County Library System.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Challenged Child and Friends names Castell family services director

Challenged Child and Friends has named Creystal Castell as its family services coordinator.

June 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Golf Course completes shake-up of oversight committee

The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Child buying ice cream airlifted to hospital after being struck by car

A child buying ice cream Sunday was struck by a passing vehicle, Georgia State Patrol said.

June 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SPLOST VII begins Wednesday, E-SPLOST scheduled for fall

Wednesday marks the start of a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in Forsyth County

June 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


County finance director resigns, search to begin soon

Hall County Finance Director Vickie Neikirk resigned on Monday.

June 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action Ministries Gainesville event to unite local congregations

It's not often Christians of varying denominations gather for an evening of fellowship, but Terri Armour with Action Ministries Gainesville wants to bring people together for just that.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville work session canceled

With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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