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Bill aims to increase class sizes

A bill promising local school districts more flexibility in a time of economic hardship is making its way to the floor of the state House of Representatives.

March 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Free dental care draws big crowd

A Gainesville dental office opened its doors Friday to offer free care to more than 80 people in need.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Spike in burglaries sparks interest in neighborhood watches

Joan Alford's neighborhood watch has been active for a few years, but recently it regained focus as burglaries increased in the down economy.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson school planning difficult without final state budget

Traditionally, school boards use annual retreats as an opportunity to make plans for the following school year and beyond.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pedestrian hit, killed

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck backing out of a driveway in Oakwood, officials said.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rotary awards schools superintendent Will Schofield

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield has been honored with the Gainesville Rotary Club's Guardian of Ethics Award.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Hall County school superintendent H.F. Johnson dies

H.F. Johnson Jr., former superintendent of Hall County schools, died Thursday. He was 71.

March 12, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Arrests made in Spring Road, Atlanta Highway burglaries

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Friday announced three arrests made in two separate burglary arrests.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT offers some mixed news about roads

OAKWOOD - A bleak revenue picture, made worse by expenses piling up from bad winter weather beating the roads, cast a pall over the Georgia Department of Transportation's annual forum Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public will have chance to weigh in on trash plan

Gainesville residents will have a chance to tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to cut their trash collection service.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State school budget cuts could be severe

School systems across Georgia may be forced to close schools, fire teachers or raise taxes to offset mounting budget deficits, according to a scenario presented Thursday to the state Board of Education.

March 12, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Dinner honors three local community leaders

Three community leaders were honored Thursday at the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America annual American Values Dinner.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Elementary school wants more independent learning

If Chestnut Mountain Elementary School administrators get their way, instead of teachers giving directions, it would be the students leading the way.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall board OKs criminal probe into payments to consultant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to ask for a criminal investigation of payments made to Omega Consulting, a firm owned by former Gainesville City Manager Carlyle Cox.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Defense believes man is immune from prosecution

A judge is being asked to decide whether a man charged with murder after striking his brother with a stick acted in self-defense.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Authorities: Bicyclist dies in Sunday accident

Authorities said an Athens man riding a bicycle died Sunday afternoon in Jefferson.

June 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New lanes on Friendship Road in South Hall nearly ready to open

All six lanes of the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall should be open to traffic by Thursday, according to the Georgia ...

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County educators make personal connections in Mexico

Tamara Hammock was in a classroom in Mexico when a student she had this past year came to visit her.

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials to vote on 2017 budget proposal Monday

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a proposed 2017 fiscal year budget that includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Farm Tour visitors get in touch with region’s roots

Some of North Georgia's typically quiet, peaceful farms were buzzing Saturday with visitors eager to learn about the businesses and purchase their products.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Times earns 8 awards at AP banquet, including 2 firsts

The Times earned eight awards Saturday at The Associated Press Media Editors' annual banquet in Atlanta.

June 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County faces appeal in lawsuit over sidewalk bonds

Hall County is facing further court action in a dispute over bonds that were issued to pay for sidewalks in three subdivisions.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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