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Federal changes could mean more schools fail AYP

If the U.S. Department of Education doesn't soon renew testing exemptions for students with disabilities, hundreds of schools across the state and dozens of schools locally could fail federal standards.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax fee waivers not uncommon in county

Paying taxes is painful enough without added interest and penalties.

May 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Uncollected taxes rise to $5.8 million, but still a small part of overall budgets

There always are stragglers when it comes to paying taxes, but local officials say taxpayers are a little more sluggish this year than they were last year.

May 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students, teachers wake up today to life after Jones

Amid the tears, hugs and goodbyes, Jones Elementary School Principal Hank Ramey called for cheers, claps and shouts of excitement.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hard work pays off for new IB graduates

For International Baccalaureate students, three weeks of testing is finally over.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man found guilty in YouTube video hoax

By posting a pair of videos of himself on the Internet falsely claiming to have killed 16 people and implying he was involved in the abduction of a missing Georgia woman, Andrew Scott Haley broke the law, a jury decided Friday.

May 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Candidates to speak at Freedom Festival

CUMMING - The Forsyth County Freedom Festival on Saturday will fill the Cumming Fairgrounds with passion, politics and prayer.

May 21, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Federal money helps make homes energy efficient

Efforts to make homes in Northeast Georgia more energy efficient have gotten a breath of life thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

May 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


High school awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man acquitted of cocaine smuggling charges

One by one, the six co-defendants of a man from El Salvador accused of smuggling 10 pounds of cocaine into Gainesville pleaded guilty to the charges, but Carlos Maldonado opted to take his case to trial.

May 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors charged with having hoax device on campus

DAWSONVILLE - A pair of Dawson County High School seniors were arrested Wednesday on felony charges of having a hoax device on campus.

May 21, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville High School awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jurors convict Haley in Internet hoax

Andrew Scott Haley, a Gainesville man who posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, has been convicted of tampering with evidence in the case and providing false statements.

Jurors returned the verdicts this afternoon.

May 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


GDOT awards grant for safer route to school

JEFFERSON - It may have taken a few tries, but the city of Jefferson finally has secured federal dollars to help make the trip to and from school safer for students.

May 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Business Hall of Famers stress community involvement

The three men and one woman inducted Thursday as the first class of the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame had at least one thing in common aside from being local captains of their respective industries.

May 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Lula residents will get to vote Nov. 8 on liquor sales at restaurants, other establishments

It looks like a liquor vote is coming to Lula.

July 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver killed after head-on wreck

One driver was killed after a Tuesday afternoon wreck on Ga.53/Winder Highway in Braselton.

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jail immigration lawsuit dismissed in federal court

A U.S. District Judge dismissed last week a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard regarding a jail ...

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau alumna takes over as alumni director

Brenau University has hired alumna Ashley Morgan Carter as its alumni director. Carter began work in the position last week.

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer heat puts strain on air conditioning in area

Cathy Rell's new apartment in Gainesville didn't have a working air conditioner when she moved in last year.

July 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regions Bank to close 2 branches in Hall

Regions Bank plans to close two Hall County branches - one on Park Lane at Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Clermont branch, 5205 Cleveland Highway ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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