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Georgia House OKs bill to overhaul HOPE

Gov. Nathan Deal's HOPE scholarship changes passed the House today, just a week after House Bill 326 was filed.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Warm weather brings with it new records of pollen

Shannon Allegood started Monday off with a quick trip to the roof of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, not for the brisk air or the view, but to take some measurements.

February 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Strong storm downs trees, hits area with power outages

Nearly 4,000 Hall County homes lost power Monday as a severe storm swept through the area, knocking down trees and causing scattered damage, officials said.

February 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deal appoints Hall County man to firefighters board

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Kerry Jackson Cook of Chestnut Mountain to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Firefighters Pension Fund.

February 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Theater group wants more time on downtown lease

A South Hall community theater group doesn't want the curtain to fall yet on its $1-per-month lease.

February 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street group 51 names shy of goal

Several Gainesville residents are close to their goal of preserving the community aspect of the Fair Street and Newtown areas.

February 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Hall school board OKs new custom courses at Riverbend

Hall County parents who want more accelerated learning options for their children won't have to wait long.

February 28, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County kindergarten registration starts in March

Kindergarten registration for Hall County children will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29-30 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. March 31 at each county elementary school.

February 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Retirement homes compete in cooking event

It's not your ordinary retirement home meal.

February 27, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall board to discuss summer school changes

A meeting by the Hall County school board tonight could bring new plans for summer school this year, as well as an updated anti-bullying policy.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall seeks grant for recycling program

Hall County is hoping for a boost from Coca-Cola to up its recycling effort.

February 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Attorney uses Skype in court, nets national attention

A Gainesville lawyer has received national attention in the legal community for his use of the Internet-based technology called Skype to question an out-of-state witness during a criminal trial.

February 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Oakwood sewer system to get national exposure

A national audience will learn later this year about Oakwood's unique sewer system.

February 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Heavy’ television star loses 100 pounds

Jill Adams of Gainesville was not the teacher she thought she could be.

February 27, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


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Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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