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Tadmore, Sugar Hill principals chosen

Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield has recommended Robin Gower to become the next principal at Tadmore Elementary School and for Beth Skarda to become the next principal at Sugar Hill Elementary School.

May 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Attorneys ask judge to dismiss indictment in Forsyth farm slaying

CUMMING - Attorneys for one of three men facing the death penalty in a 2006 farmhouse massacre have asked that the indictment against their client be dismissed.

May 16, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Spell will learn jail sentence in August

A federal judge has agreed to delay the sentencing of Ponzi schemer Wendell Spell until August.

May 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Counterfeit check scams are on the rise

There may be a sucker born every minute, but Kathleen Brennan isn't one of them.

May 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Vandals rough up Chattahoochee golf green

Add vandalism to the list of financial bumps in the road for Gainesville's municipal golf course.

May 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gateway benefit will help lift up those impacted by violence

The Gateway Domestic Violence Center is hosting its third annual Gateway to Hope benefit Saturday to raise money for the victims of domestic abuse.

May 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center celebrates opening of Imaging Center Gainesville

Northeast Georgia Medical Center celebrated the opening of the Imaging Center Gainesville on Tuesday, showing off the new, state-of-the-art center that features a spa-like women's imaging center.

May 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson School Board gives praise to students, teachers

JEFFERSON - City school officials have many reasons to be proud.

May 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Historic farm to hold Mule Day celebration

Area visitors and residents will have the opportunity to take in more than 200 years worth of history this weekend.

May 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Despite upgrade in drought status, Lanier's not out of trouble

An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says despite great gains in the level of Lake Lanier, the inflows into the reservoir still are low.

May 14, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood and Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville says its police won’t assist private jail

The private entity that soon will run the North Georgia Detention Center in Midtown Gainesville has asked the Gainesville Police Department to provide police assistance when the facility opens this summer.

May 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Proposal cuts Gainesville's budget, raises fee for trash collection

Gainesville residents likely will not see an increase in their property taxes from the city government this year.

May 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


FBI working with Hall to set up shared office space

The FBI is looking to set up an office in Hall County.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall park approved by commission

North Hall residents celebrated the Hall County commission's vote Thursday night to go forward with developing a 60-acre athletic complex and community center in their part of the county.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Another big cocaine bust in Hall

Authorities seized two kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $200,000 this morning in the second large-scale drug bust in Hall County in the past three weeks.

May 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Banks County deputy injured in hit-and-run

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bird researcher alarms UNG campus with unusual attire

To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: Someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Severe storms bring possibility of tornadoes

Hall County and much of Northeast Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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