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Audit clears schools of wrongdoing

An independent review of testing at two Gainesville schools has cleared both facilities of possible cheating, and administrators couldn't be happier.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board to hold hearing on closing Jones Elementary

More than 100 parents, students and staff members returned to Jones Elementary School after hours Monday to discuss the school's possible closing.

March 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Terror in Russia due to social issues, professor says

The underlying reasons for terrorist activity in Russia are "social and economic, not necessarily religious," a foreign policy program speaker told a Gainesville audience Monday night.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New traffic lights start this week along busy city stretch

You might have been too busy to notice - traffic being what it is along Jesse Jewell Parkway and Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. But for motorists who have wondered why two sets of traffic lights are dotting intersections along the often-congested stretch, they'll get the answer today.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge grants bond to man in child porn case

A Hall County school bus driver and part-time preacher arrested last week on child pornography charges confessed to an FBI agent, saying he had "a sickness," the agent testified Monday.

March 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court rules Gainesville must turn over documents

The Georgia Court of Appeals has sided with The Times in upholding an order requiring the city of Gainesville to turn over certain documents related to the resignation of former city manager Bryan Shuler.

March 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle gives lesson, shares views at middle school

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle may have been visiting South Hall Middle School Monday to explain the inner workings of the Georgia legislature, but by the end of a question and answer session, he'd covered a lot more than just the nuts and bolts of the state Capitol.

March 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Public Service Commission approves Atmos rate hike

Atmos Energy customers soon will see about a $3 a month increase on their bills.

March 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabies confirmed in Ledan Extension area

A rabies alert has been issued for the Ledan Extension area of North Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

March 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia not among 'Race to the Top' education grant winners

After working diligently to prepare an application for Race to the Top, Georgia was almost selected as a recipient of the federal funding.

March 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Popular West Hall High student mourned

West Hall High School's student body was absorbing its second tragedy in the space of a week Monday as news spread that a well-liked sophomore was killed in a weekend car crash.

March 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Area governments get $1.4 million for green projects

Several area counties and cities, including Gainesville and Flowery Branch, are receiving a combined $1.4 million in energy efficiency grants provided through federal stimulus funding.

March 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tempers boil over at peanut meeting

Tempers flared earlier this week when rival peanut salesmen showed up at the Dawsonville City Council meeting looking to set the record straight on their dealings downtown.

March 28, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school board will discuss CRCT analysis

Gainesville school officials have announced a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the results of a recent CRCT erasure analysis.

March 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Prison growth slows in Georgia

Georgia's booming prison population may be leveling off.

March 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Small cities unite to counter Gainesville, Hall influence

Gainesville officials said Tuesday that they were surprised by a push from smaller cities in Hall County to unite against the influence of Gainesville and ...

September 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clayton man accused of exposing himself to jogger

A Clayton man is accused of exposing himself to a jogger at an East Hall Park, according to authorities.

September 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas should start flowing again Wednesday

Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday - through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline - after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that led ...

September 20, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Food Lion partners with South Hall food pantry

Employees from a Dawsonville grocery store spent their Tuesday morning volunteering in South Hall.

September 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ga. 400/Ga. 53 interchange in Dawson to be complete in May

Construction and development crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have been occupying the Ga. 400 and Ga. 53 intersection for nearly 20 months, working ...

September 20, 2016 | Allie Dean Dawson County News | Local


First REACH scholars announced, paired with mentors in Gainesville

Five Gainesville Middle School students joined about 680 others in Georgia as REACH scholars Tuesday. The state program to encourage students to attend college also ...

September 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia groups now seek to have voice heard in Georgia-Florida water case

Multiple groups from Georgia, including the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association, are following the lead of some Florida organizations in wanting to chime in on the ...

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business summit set for Oct. 5 in Gainesville

A business summit called "Employers In The Know" will be held in Gainesville on Oct. 5. The summit is one in a series of 12 ...

September 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board again delays decision on naming facilities

Naming school facilities for Gainesville City Schools continues to be a source of dispute - six months after the issue was raised. The Gainesville Board of ...

September 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


186-home development off Spout Springs Road gets initial OK

A 186-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall got the Hall County Planning Commission's recommendation for approval Monday night.

September 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


FBI agrees to fund new firing range and training center in Hall County

The FBI has agreed to pay up to $1.7 million for a new firing range and training facility in Hall County that it will ...

September 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lakeview senior is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Dhruv Gaur, a senior at Lakeview Academy, has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He is the only Hall County student on the list.

September 19, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Davis Middle School seeks more business reps for career fair

Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch is seeking more business representatives for its Davis Discovery Career Fair on Oct. 28.

September 19, 2016 | | Local


Attempted rape case hearing postponed

A Gainesville man's probable cause hearing for charges of attempted rape and false imprisonment was postponed two weeks.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Gas stations across Gainesville, Hall County and the entire state were reporting fuel shortages Monday after a pipeline company in Alabama reported a break over ...

September 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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