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6 Gainesville, Hall schools fail to make AYP

Six of the 41 schools in Gainesville and Hall County systems did not make Adequate Yearly Progress for 2011, according to final results released Wednesday.

November 03, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Debit card fees drive bank customers away

Most big banks have decided to drop debit card fees they recently instituted after customer outrage about the move lead to the closing of accounts.

November 03, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Flowery Branch moving on sewer expansion plans

Flowery Branch is working to get what the city hopes will be its last state permit to operate a small sewer plant at Cinnamon Cove, a condominium complex about three miles from town.

November 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville farmer considers de-annexation

November 03, 2011 | | Local


Residents can't believe terror plot happened in North Georgia

When federal agents swarmed her home in the woods of White County Tuesday, Charlotte Thomas walked to a neighbor's house and asked for prayer, a neighbor said Wednesday.

November 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


North Georgia men charged in plot against government

Four suspected members of a fringe Northeast Georgia militia group were charged Tuesday with plotting to buy explosives and make a deadly toxin, ricin, in order to attack unnamed government officials.

November 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local




Road tax gets thumbs down at candidate forum

A proposed sales tax to fund transportation projects in Georgia won't be getting much support from South Hall's next representative in the General Assembly.

November 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New pharmacy benefit firm to expand in Hall

Currently covered by a field of overgrown grass, the area between Candler Road and Interstate 985 will soon be the home of a national pharmacy benefit company.

November 01, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Big jackpot fuels powerful dreams

What would you do if you woke up in the morning with almost a quarter of a billion dollars in the bank?

November 01, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Grant brings Ga. produce to school lunch trays

Agriculture has been a top business in Hall County for decades.

November 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


State sees improvement on national math, reading exam

ATLANTA - Georgia fourth- and eighth-graders are performing only slightly better than they did two years ago on national reading and math exams, and most of the students tested continue to lag the national average in both subjects, data released Tuesday show.

November 01, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville council OKs traffic project near Lakeview

Gainesville will move forward on a project to slow traffic on two streets near Lakeview Academy.

November 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville motorsports park battle moves to Ga. Supreme Court

Dawsonville officials say they are not fazed that the battle over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County has shifted to the Georgia Supreme Court.

November 01, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood gears up for road project

Oakwood is gearing up to rebuild a 1-mile stretch of Old Oakwood Road between Mundy Mill and Mountain View roads.

November 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Flowery Branch taxes could jump, despite tax rate staying the same

Flowery Branch residents could see a property tax increase next year, even as officials propose to keep the South Hall city's tax rate the ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Name downtown project, win $500 gift card

A power couple in the real estate business is promoting a contest to name a mixed-use project on the fourth side of the square that ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Flowery Branch residents voice school redistricting concerns

South Hall residents voiced concerns and offered solutions - including postponement - to a proposed school redistricting plan during a public hearing Tuesday night at Johnson High ...

May 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Main Street manager moves to Convention and Visitors Bureau

The woman credited with cultivating downtown Gainesville as a destination venue through concerts, events and activities is taking on a new tourism role for the ...

May 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State superintendent says students should be ‘life ready’

Getting students "life ready" should be a high priority for public schools, and new opportunities for students and teachers are paving that path, according to ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Share your thoughts on state educational policies at Wednesday meeting

Kevin Boyd, a member of the Georgia State Board of Education, will host a public hearing Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at North High School.

May 23, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Detroit-area company now owns Lakeshore Mall

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is now owned by a Michigan company, but little else is known at this point about the longtime commercial site's ...

May 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community greets new Mundy Mill elementary school

Jenifer Campos was all smiles as she watched her son, Joshua, and twin daughters, Daniella and Isabella, holding the ribbon with other children for the ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Officials: 8-year-old set fire in school bathroom

Officials said an 8-year-old student brought a lighter from home and set a paper towel holder on fire Tuesday morning in a bathroom at Mount ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County, cities could lose state funding without service delivery agreement by June 30

Hall County and its municipalities are in danger of losing out on state grants and permits issued by the state if they don't reach ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia Power installing thousands of LED streetlights in Hall

Neighborhood nights are about to be brighter and whiter around Hall County as Georgia Power's lighting upgrade makes its way into residential areas.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lula revenues to eclipse $1 million mark

Lula officials took a first look Monday at a balanced fiscal 2018 general fund budget that showed revenues eclipsing the $1 million mark for the ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tentative Hall school budget includes employee raises, lower tax rate

Hall County Schools' tentative budget for 2017-18 includes a lower tax rate and pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees, while shaving ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck remembered as ‘free spirit’

Before she was a teenager, Anita Strickland was learning to ride motorcycles, a passion she would later enjoy with her children.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Former East Hall teacher, administrator named principal of new Hall high school

After four years as a principal in Habersham County, Wes McGee is headed back to the district where he spent 19 years as a teacher ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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