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Sex ed course to be re-evaluated

A new sex education curriculum proposed for all elementary schoolers in Gainesville has caused too many parents and educators to blush, and the school board is prompting the district's Sex and AIDS Review Committee to re-evaluate the elementary curriculum it approved this spring.

December 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public suggests renewing police accreditation

After two years in Gainesville, Daniel Duvall is here to stay.

December 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Love Lights raises $75,000 for hospice this year

Although the night air was chilling on Monday night, Hannah Langston was warmed from the inside as she stood outside the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

December 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 governors to talk water Dec. 15

The governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida are all preparing to lend their voices to the tri-state water rights discussions.

December 07, 2009 | By Brandee A. Thomas and Melissa Weinman bthomas@gainesvilletimes.com | mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hoschton woman convicted of fraud

ATLANTA - After a four-day trial and the jury's five-hour deliberation, a federal jury convicted Katherine Twigg, 48, of Hoschton on one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and three counts of wire fraud.

December 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Images are burned into Pearl Harbor survivor's memory

JEFFERSON - Vernon Carter still remembers seeing the smiling face of a Japanese pilot as the attack on Pearl Harbor unfolded the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

December 07, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Rainy weather expected to continue

If it seems like we've been getting more rain than usual for the past few months, it's not your imagination.

December 07, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


ACF basin group set to meet Thursday in Albany

Finding common ground is the mission of a group set to meet Thursday to discuss issues concerning the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, an area that includes Lake Lanier.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcyclists brave cold for Secret Santa program

Bundled against the cold, with some wearing Santa hats and other festive garb, nearly 100 motorcyclists streamed down McEver Road on Sunday.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meet your government: Volunteers help make Laughinghouse's job easier

JEFFERSON - Beth Laughinghouse has the equivalent of 10 pounds of responsibilities squeezed into a 5-pound bag, but she gets by with the help of her trusted volunteers.

December 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth marinas exempted from alcohol law’s food rule

CUMMING - Marinas located on the Forsyth County side of Lake Lanier will be allowed to sell alcohol without having to fulfill a minimum food sales requirement after changes made to a county ordinance.

December 06, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Crowds flock to Christmas on Green Street despite chill

Sunday evening's cold weather didn't seem to lessen the holiday spirit as visitors and participants gathered for the annual Christmas on Green Street.

December 06, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Healthy Monday: 2 schools offer free flu vaccine

After a delay of several weeks, vaccinations for the H1N1 flu will soon be available at a school near you.

December 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


To be green, cities need to spend green

FLOWERY BRANCH - To illustrate their point, Flowery Branch officials passed the thick notebooks among the gathering of lawmakers and other visitors at their "Hometown Connection" meeting in October.

December 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Was this marriage poisoned?

The coffee tasted bitter.

December 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Applications open for NGCF Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Community Impact Grants.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s budget solid, future less clear

The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.

April 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flight center honors late instructor at ceremony

Family and co-workers of the Lanier Flight Center instructor who died after an October plane crash honored the passionate aviator Saturday in the most fitting way: teaching people to fly.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents say ‘no’ to state milestones test

It's arguably a question of parental rights.

April 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Laurel Park hosts Five Points of Life Kids marathon

Gainesville is the newest of the 10 cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to host the Five Points of Life Kids marathon. The Five Points of Life Foundation, started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, hosted the marathons as a fun way to get kids active. Participants walk or run 25 miles over a specified amount of time logging their distance as they go.

April 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Incidents put new focus on security in Hall courtrooms

Like their adult counterparts, juvenile offenders can pose potential threats for deputies working to secure the Hall County Courthouse.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water wars’ latest chapter is big legal affair

Typically, the real legal maneuvering begins once a lawsuit is filed.

April 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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