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2-story addition coming to Centennial Arts Academy

Plans are taking shape to get rid of modular units at Centennial Arts Academy and put students back in brick-and-mortar buildings.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rise in deportations leaves local Latinos worried, suspicious

A spike in families and children arriving at the U.S. southern border from Central America has prompted fears of another crisis like the one that dominated national news during the summer of 2014.

January 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County opening applications to Jones early college campus

Hall County is adding another campus for its high school students, a campus specifically dedicated to helping students get a head start on their higher education.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Program grooms future education leaders

Effective principals have to inspire, nurture and challenge their teachers and students to help their schools thrive.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Civil Air Patrol, Hall County EMS conduct drill preparing for emergency response

Even after two weather delays, the Civil Air Patrol and Hall County EMS teamed up for a search and rescue training exercise Saturday morning at Wauka Mountain Elementary School.

January 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Jedi master recruits new knights at Lakeshore Mall Kids Club event

Jeff McClure, owner and founder of Got Magic? Entertainment, is secretly a Jedi Master. In fact, he says you can call him Jedi Master Jefferson Starship.

January 17, 2016 | By Alexander Popp The Times | Local


New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., family

In a new memoir, "My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement," retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes civil rights flashpoints she covered in the 1960s and details her close relationship with the movement's leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his family.

January 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Sheriff’s Office sergeant ties own tire flipping record in charity event

Sgt. Greg Cochran attempted to break his own world record Saturday for most tire flips in one hour using a 555-pound tire at the "Tire to Inspire" event hosted by the Hall County Sheriff's Office and Chestatee High School.

January 16, 2016 | BY ALEXANDER POPP apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Martin Luther King Jr. events keep the dream alive

The Newtown Florist Club, the historic civil rights advocacy organization in Gainesville, has revived the Martin Luther King holiday celebrations for 2016, including a day of volunteer action, worship services and a unity march through the city.

January 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter's first flakes may fall in some areas, followed by big chill

Northeast Georgia residents could see a few snowflakes overnight into the early morning hours as a cold front brings rain and colder temperatures to the state.

January 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Upsy Daisy shop brings faith-inspired gifts to Gainesville square

As its name suggests, the Upsy Daisy Boutique is designed to uplift its customers, not just sell to them.

January 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities detail December shooting at hearing

A woman returning to a friend's home later suffered a gunshot wound and played dead in a ditch, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

January 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall Middle School students video chat with author of Leo Frank book

In Marietta in 1913, it wasn't unusual for a 13-year-old girl to work at a pencil factory.

January 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


You Heard It Here: Father’s speech puts Judge Deal late to trial

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

January 16, 2016 | | Local


Prominent Gainesville attorney Dan Summer dies at 55

Chandelle and Dan Summer shared a birthday before they ever thought about sharing a life together.

January 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Witnesses detail man's final hours before drug death in murder trial

A Flowery Branch man's desire to try LSD ended in his 2013 death, according to testimony Monday.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall junior organizes clothing drives to benefit homeless

At first glance, Claire Kelley is a normal teenager. She is a junior at North Hall High School, she works as a lifeguard at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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