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Pope golf benefit rescheduled to Nov. 2

A golf tournament benefiting a Chestnut Mountain man paralyzed after falling from a ladder in May 2008 has been rescheduled to Nov. 2 at Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club in South Hall.

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New curriculum helping Georgia students’ math scores

The state's 5-year-old math curriculum may be bearing the fruits of educators' labor.

October 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson students get a wee taste of Scotland

JEFFERSON - He may not be from the South, but Riccardo Dei Rossi has fallen in love with two Southern favorites: fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

October 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Regents revamp core classes for state’s colleges

Students in Georgia's public colleges soon will be able to get at the heart of their passions faster following a core curriculum policy change from the state Board of Regents.

October 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County's new animal shelter opens today

Hall County is opening its new, state-of-the-art animal shelter to the public at 9 this morning.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local




Lanier is inches shy of full pool with more rain expected today

Recent rains have several area creeks bursting at the seams and Lake Lanier within inches of reaching full pool.

October 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New car could crank up a tax break

If you're on the fence about buying a new car this year, the IRS has an incentive that may help you decide.

October 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oliver loses suit against farm lender

Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver on Tuesday lost his lawsuit against the officers of a cooperative farming lender he accused of mishandling a Hart County land deal at the expense of shareholders.

October 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Regents could change core classes

DAHLONEGA - North Georgia College & State University President David Potter seized the on-campus meeting of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents as an opportunity to share the university's plan to internationalize its programs through more foreign language and study abroad courses.

October 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson County school board OKs budget

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Board of Education approved the school system's $89.2 million 2010 budget Monday knowing that more state funding cuts could be coming next year.

October 13, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Businessman exports Eagle Ranch concept for El Salvador facility

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Shane Sullards understands exactly how Christian-based children's home Eagle Ranch can make a difference in a child's life.

October 13, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


New greenway connects downtown Gainesville to lake

Ann and Larry Hurley entered Rock Creek Park near Gainesville's downtown Tuesday with the intention of walking straight to Lake Lanier.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board backs zoning to restrict business in Fair Street area

Gainesville planners sided with a group of residents Tuesday who want their neighborhood rezoned to block future commercial development.

October 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


East Hall road reopened; North Hall road still closed

Bryant Quarter Road has been reopened.

October 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Banks County deputy injured in hit-and-run

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bird researcher alarms UNG campus with unusual attire

To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: Someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Severe storms bring possibility of tornadoes

Hall County and much of Northeast Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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