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School officials decide on when to close schools

GAINESVILLE - Ahh, a snow day. Good news for students and often a tough call for superintendents.

January 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawmakers OK state water plan

ATLANTA - Even the fractious Georgia Legislature can agree on one thing: The state needs its first water management plan.

January 29, 2008 | | Local


Snow gives area a day of play

This article will be updated as circumstances warrant.

January 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Norton: Economy takes toll on Georgia

A few hard doses of reality and a number of bright spots for the future were included in Gainesville real estate executive Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mother found guilty of beating toddler

A Gainesville mother was found guilty Friday of beating her 2-year-old daughter to the point of leaving numerous bruises and lacerations, but a jury acquitted her of causing a life-threatening skull fracture.

January 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More winter weather coming this weekend

This article will be updated as circumstances warrant.

Another round of winter weather may be headed to North Georgia.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Emergency room liability law under attack

A slight change in the wording of Georgia's malpractice reform law could make a big difference to hospitals and patients.

January 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Engineering team invited to national contest in D.C.

FLOWERY BRANCH - A Flowery Branch High School engineering team has been named as one of six national finalists in the Junior Engineering Technical Society's National Engineering Design Challenge set for Feb. 14-16 in Washington, D.C.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Isakson says U.S. troop surge making a difference in Iraq

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said the U.S.-led surge is bringing positive results in Iraq. The junior senator made his comments Wednesday in a speech to the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce.

January 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Sheriff’s office honored for reducing injuries, deaths

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County and the Gainesville Police Department, has been recognized for working to reduce injuries and fatalities on rural Northeast Georgia roads.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Animal tested positive for rabies in Gainesville

The Gainesville-Hall Animal Control Department reported Wednesday that a skunk, captured and shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, has tested positive for rabies.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State to get parking deck

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Regents gave its go-ahead Tuesday on design and construction of a 300-vehicle parking deck at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech enrolls more than 3,300 students

OAKWOOD - Lanier Technical College's enrollment has reached a record high.

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Winter storm: Weather-related closings and delays in North Georgia

The following schools will be closed or delayed on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 (unless otherwise noted):

January 28, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville Parks to hold several summer job fairs

Gainesville Parks and Recreation will be holding summer job fairs at the Gainesville Civic Center on the following dates:

January 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Officials: West Hall Middle administrators manipulated test data

Two former administrators at West Hall Middle School were censured for manipulating Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in 2010, officials confirmed this month.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: UNG partners with neurological facility

Students at the University of North Georgia will soon have internship opportunities at a special facility for patients with neurological disorders.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$750K grant to fund Department of Juvenile Justice service program

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice received a $750,000 federal grant for a re-entry program, with the intent to have a pilot program identified by next month.

October 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in Atlanta Highway house fire

No one was injured in house fire Sunday evening on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, fire officials said.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville center to provide counseling for abused boys

Nearly one in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cagle faces challenge from Democrat Stokes in quest for 3rd term

Georgia's competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate have dominated media coverage in the run-up to the general election Nov. 4, overshadowing other contests.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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