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Hall County school officials drill into test scores

Hall County school officials said test results should be viewed as only one part of how the schools are judged, even as they spent Saturday morning looking at details of the most recent scores on state testing.

May 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State agencies rally to prevent infants dying in sleep

Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare.

May 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Candidates share fiscal concerns in Senate District 50 race

John Wilkinson has been in state politics long enough to have seen the good and bad.

May 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SLIDESHOW: UNG graduates earn diplomas at Dahlonega commencement

Commencement ceremonies were held Saturday for graduates of the University of North Georgia at the Dahlonega campus.

May 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Strawberry Festival draws big crowds to Jaemor Farms for music, fun and lots of ripe fruit

Thousands of visitors flocked to Jaemor Farms on Saturday to celebrate one of spring's greatest gifts: the strawberry.

May 07, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Team Maggie fishing event raises funds to help cancer victims with fertility treatments

It's easy to lose hope or joy when you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer.

May 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Attorneys Breakfield, Hall vie for open State Court seat

Candidates jockeying for the open Hall County State Court bench seat compete at a time of a growing caseload.

May 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Elachee Academy students can take an early walk through nature’s lessons

It's the only accredited nature-based preschool in the region, allowing children 50 percent of their school day in the classroom and the other 50 in lessons outdoors.

May 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Folk art rooster sculpture stolen from man’s Gainesville lawn

Years after a motorcycle accident, the tank of Scott Campbell's Harley-Davidson was sitting around until the man felt inspired.

May 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Brenau Women’s College awards 104 diplomas

Brenau University Women's College awarded 104 diplomas to its 2016 graduating class during commencement ceremonies Friday night on the front lawn of the Gainesville campus.

May 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Violin teacher indicted in child molestation case; 3 victims named

A Clermont violin teacher was indicted this week and charged with molesting three different children.

May 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


13 people charged after undercover prostitution operation

Thirteen people were arrested Thursday in an undercover prostitution investigation carried out by the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

May 06, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Voters can submit questions for Monday’s 9th District town hall event

Now it's your chance to question the candidates.

May 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


State waiver on Milestones tests won’t affect local schools’ procedures

Hall County and Gainesville school district officials expect no changes in their procedure to promote students to the next grade level following Milestones testing interruptions in some parts of the state.

May 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn't complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former resource officer chief used tax money for $10K buying spree

The former supervisor of the county's school resource officer program spent thousands of tax dollars on guns and gadgets he kept after his retirement ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Two who really stuck to it: Pair of Wrigley employees celebrate 40 years with company

When Janice Bryans leaves work at the Wrigley factory in the late evenings, she often sees a family of deer grazing on the lawn.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Student translators make new friends while assisting others at Pan American Championships

While many are students were excited to finish the school year, a group of students from World Language Academy had an exciting weekend for a ...

May 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


School rallies to aid ailing classmate suffering from incurable brain afflcition

Cailen Rundles had regular headaches, leg and back pains and vision problems as a second-grader. He "threw up all the time for no reason," his ...

May 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local










Summer Read Learn Succeed program aims to launch kids on a joy of reading

Read Learn Succeed

May 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall candidate forum focuses on minority community's concerns

African-American residents of the Newtown and Fair Street neighborhoods on Gainesville's south side have long felt left out of the economic fortunes of the ...

May 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ambassadors of good health from North Hall Middle earn trip through wellness program

Clay Stover's dedication to a healthy lifestyle may be exceeded on by the enthusiasm that Debbie Wiley, North Hall Middle School physical education and ...

May 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Elder registry expansion targets in-home nurses to weed out abuse

Georgia is expanding its nurse aide registry, which catalogues incidents of abuse and neglect of elderly patients, to include home health care providers.

May 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local






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