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Pencils sharpened for school testing season

After a school year marked by difficult state-mandated testing and dissatisfied parents, the state is easing up a bit.

August 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dancers get to Toss the Possum at Martha Hope Cabin

Folks stopped by the Martha Hope Cabin on Prior Street in Gainesville Saturday to listen, dance and watch 23-year-old fiddling virtuoso Rob Zisette excitedly wield the instrument.

August 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Medical Center Auxiliary honors teen volunteers

The Medical Center Auxiliary recently honored more than 100 local teenagers who have been generous with their time around Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville and Braselton locations.

August 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Authorities say woman struck man with car with child was inside

A Gainesville woman is accused of knocking a man down with her car while her child was inside the vehicle, authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Agency report calls state budget’s direction ‘promising’

It's never too soon to look ahead, particularly when it comes to politics and public policy.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trump’s bump resonates in Hall after GOP debate

The Republican presidential debate Thursday night found an audience as entertained as they were informed.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Collins to lead Walker’s Georgia campaign

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been tapped as the Georgia state chairman for the presidential campaign of Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall schools open smoothly despite plumbing glitch

Despite some redistricting changes, the first day of school went smoothly for most Hall County Schools.

August 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Manufacturer plans 200 jobs for Gainesville

Need a job? There's a whole bunch coming very soon to Gainesville.

August 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


One lane of Browns Bridge Road closed near Forsyth line

A water main break has closed one lane of traffic along Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road at Waldrip Road, one mile from Lake Lanier and the Forsyth County line, and Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists to take an alternate route.

August 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump jolts first GOP debate; rivals scramble for attention

August 07, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Local


Paul Maney wins Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award

Paul Maney is the winner of the North Georgia Community Foundation's 2015 Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award.

August 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee teachers aspire to get students ‘life-ready’

A variety of job opportunities await students coming out of high school.

August 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia receives STEM grant of more than $600K

The University of North Georgia has received a federal grant for nearly $615,000 to support students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

August 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


First reading approved on extending Flowery Branch historic commission term limits

History may or may not repeat itself, but Flowery Branch's Historic Preservation Commission will if an ordinance is approved extending term limits for voting members.

August 06, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 26, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Local


Negotiations for Gateway land underway

Negotiations to sell a prized lot at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 are moving swiftly, with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority ...

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

August 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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