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Agency releases suspension findings

A state government agency that certifies educational personnel has released the findings of an investigation into Dawson County High School's principal, Wayne Chelf.

March 04, 2010 | Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Critical public defender report draws rebuke

A Gainesville attorney who serves on a state indigent defense council has fired back at a critical report from a legislative oversight committee and called on the committee's chairman to resign.

March 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire damages home in Oakwood; one man treated for burns

One man was injured Wednesday night in a house fire on the 400 block of McClure Drive in Oakwood, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell reported this morning.

March 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Officials move forward with skateboard ban

In one last attempt to get Gainesville's City Council to reconsider an ordinance banning skateboarding from public squares, approximately 30 people - many with their skateboards - showed up to the council's meeting Wednesday.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville denies group home request

Without a word of discussion, Gainesville City Council members unanimously voted to deny a request that would make an illegal group home legitimately zoned.

March 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends, family say goodbye to ‘the go-to guy’

Lakewood Baptist Church was packed Wednesday with firefighters and emergency medical technicians from across the state who came to pay their respects to Capt. Timothy Peebles.

March 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Forsyth County fire marshal suspended

Officials are not saying why Forsyth County's chief fire investigator has been suspended with pay.

March 03, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools make most of time off because of weather

If the folks at the Gold Dome could have predicted North Georgia's winter weather, there might have been no need to call for an extra three teacher furlough days this semester.

March 03, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


DOT must maintain, monitor drainage systems

State transportation officials regularly monitor drainage pipes to guard against the formation of sinkholes, such as one that opened last month off highly traveled Interstate 85 near South Carolina.

March 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Home expo to showcase building, maintenance experts

The economic downturn may have slowed the home-building industry, but this weekend it will be business as usual for the 2010 Home Expo at the Georgia Mountains Center.

March 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County school system asks PTOs for more money

The Jackson County School System is encouraging local parent-teacher organizations to help purchase instructional supplies for the 2010-11 school year, but some parents are concerned about the school system relying too heavily on them for supplies.

March 03, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


The big thaw: Today's sun will melt snowfall

They say history repeats itself.

March 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch mulls other culvert work

A Flowery Branch engineer has identified two culverts that need to be replaced eventually, including one that could cut off a neighborhood if it fails.

March 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County cities discuss SPLOST possibilities

JEFFERSON - Although their needs may differ, elected officials in Jackson County agree that passing a new tax referendum is crucial.

March 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Tuesday’s snow may mean icy roads today

When it comes to road conditions, snow is a lot better than ice.

March 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Authorities: Argument at marina leads to assault, broken hand

An argument on the docks of Aqualand Marina ended with a man suffering a broken hand from after being hit with a metal pipe, according ...

August 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Chamber to host seminar on business, personal success

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is holding a small business success seminar from 7:45-9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Lanier Tech ...

August 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County's surviving World War II veterans

Editor's note: The following are veterans who responded to calls for information about World War II.

August 30, 2015 | | Local


World War II remembered 70 years after Japanese surrender

Ray and Ellie Williams are celebrating 70 years in both love and war.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘When life gives you lemons ...,’ one woman's way to give back

Two years ago, as she sat in a bed at Emory University Hospital recovering from a bone marrow transplant, Kelsey Bishop picked up her smartphone.

August 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘We celebrated. Big time:’ Gainesville’s Vance was in Okinawa when war ended

Bill Vance was anxious to join the action.

August 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Churches form partnership to recruit, help foster parents

When Liz Coates saw the plight of foster care in Hall County, she said she knew the congregation at First Baptist Church in Gainesville needed ...

August 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Dancers cut a rug, for fun and a cause

Ten local celebrities partnered with professional dancers and competed in the Dancing for a Cause fundraiser Saturday night at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

August 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Public safety departments match grill skills at Laurel Summer Fest

What's the secret to good barbecue?

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


First Presbyterian Mission Expo encourages community volunteers

"Things that a lot of people dread, like a sink full of dishes, or raking leaves or sweeping up the porch, those are things that ...

August 29, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Expo gathers local women to network, shop, sell

Hundreds of women showed up Saturday at the Brenau Downtown Center, where they visited with health advocates, got massages, learned about local businesses and shopped ...

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Inaugural Women’s Expo celebrates ‘girls day out’

Think of today's inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo as "a very purposeful girls' day out," says event emcee Valerie Simmons-Walston.

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Law agency seeks medication for drug overdoses

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is training its officers to administer a medication that reverse the effects of opiate drug overdoses.

August 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools tout new modular units used for needed classrooms

One of the key necessities for a school to function is sufficient classroom space.

August 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health law fees hitting Hall County hard

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but it's come with a price tag that Hall County government is helping ...

August 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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