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Gainesville rehires 25 teachers, hires 8 new ones

The Gainesville school board rehired 25 teachers who were let go at the end of the school year, according to district officials.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham County school system makes AYP

The state Department of Education announced last week that Habersham Central High School's appeal of the Adequate Yearly Progress rating of the graduation rate for economically disadvantaged students was successful.

July 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps to waive day-use fees at Hall County parks

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will waive day-use fees for swimming beaches and boat ramps at recreation areas Aug. 1-9.

July 20, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Federal officials start examining plane crash probe

Federal officials are just now beginning to investigate the wreckage of a plane that left Cleveland on Friday and was found near Hayesville, N.C., on Sunday.

July 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County Commissioners to discuss funding regional group

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss how to handle the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's request for more money at its Thursday board meeting.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Visitor ‘arrested’ for eating chicken with fork

Ginny Dietrick fought the law Monday. But this time, she won.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall school system increases security measures

In the wake of the vandalism of 14 Hall County school buses last week, the school system has hired night guards and rearranged security cameras to ward off further crime.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville almost finished with waterline upgrades

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is closer to reaching its goal of replacing all of the city's old water pipes.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents speak out against Price Road project

A large group of North Hall residents came to the Hall County Planning Commission meeting Monday clad in red to support preserving their rural way of life.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Enforcing license requirements boosts Jefferson’s budget

Keeping a closer eye on businesses that violate local ordinances has helped the city of Jefferson improve its bottom line.

July 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ruling that limits water withdrawal stuns supporters of Lake Lanier

Area lake advocates expressed shock and disappointment Monday over a federal judge's ruling last week that the withdrawal of drinking water was not the primary force in Lake

July 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Camp, Hall of Famer team up for kids with special needs

Evan Siver rounds first base, stomps on second, storms past third and zooms toward home plate as dozens of peers cheer him on.

July 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Live-in boyfriend charged in death of special needs child, 6

CUMMING - Forsyth County sheriff's investigators have charged a 20-year-old man in the beating death of a 6-year-old special needs child.

July 20, 2009 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Moonwalk Memories | JIM BLAHNIK: Helped prepare for flight contingencies

In 1969, the U.S. government wanted to take three men, strap them into a 363-foot-tall rocket filled with almost a million gallons of fuel and send them to the moon.

July 20, 2009 | By Melissa Weinman The Times | Local


Boating party doubles in size at Lake Lanier

BUFORD - Ten feet higher, 200 more boats.

July 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Divisive immigration debate takes a new turn

President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would act unilaterally to allow about 5 million undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States without fear of deportation was met with both personal and political responses in Hall County and across the state and nation.

November 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Recovering couple’s marriage, success made possible through Drug Court

November 23, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Changes coming to Common Core Standards

The state seems to want to please the public when it comes to the controversial Common Core education standards.

November 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Christmas in the Cabbage Patch

Christmas officially came to North Georgia on Saturday when BabyLand General Hospital kicked off its 36th annual Appalachian Christmas Celebration.

November 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


From Web to table: Grant helps farmers market reach customers

An Internet-based farmers market was awarded a grant Wednesday to help get the word out and expand in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Vets chip in to help homeless comrades with food, clothing, advice

Just over a week ago, churches, businesses and schools gathered to thank local veterans for their service in celebration of Veterans Day.

November 22, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Rain moves in tonight with storms in some areas of state

A few days after shivering through January-like cold, Northeast Georgians now are looking at a Sunday of springlike rain.

November 22, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville home permits hit record high this year

Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Affordable housing plan awaits OK from church

While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.

November 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall students practice job interview ‘soft skills’

High school students don't usually wear dresses and heels or shirts and ties to school.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Suspect pleads not guilty to June shooting in Gainesville

One of the men charged in a Gainesville shooting June 5 pleaded not guilty in a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing Gainesville man’s family offers reward

The family of a missing Gainesville man is offering a reward for any information into his disappearance.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Homeless man pleads not guilty to August slaying

A Gainesville homeless man accused of killing another homeless man and assaulting others pleaded not guilty at a Thursday arraignment.

November 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas prices drop and family travel rises during holidays

Georgia residents are in luck this holiday season, as gas prices hang well below $3 just in time for family travels.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


House Study Committee voices support of Common Core

Parents, teachers, superintendents and state legislators are warily supportive of Common Core standards.

November 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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