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Schofield defends school board’s stance on Jones

Hall County's schools chief spoke Monday night in defense of the Hall County Board of Education's position concerning whether to close Jones Elementary School as a cost-saving measure.

April 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Confederate Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

A crowd packed Redwine United Methodist Church in South Hall on Sunday for a ceremony remembering Confederate veterans and honoring their descendants.

April 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Second hearing is today on closing Jones Elementary

The Hall County Schools Board of Education will host its second public hearing today related to the possible closing of Jones Elementary School.

April 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Historic Hoschton building has bright future

HOSCHTON - Renovations on Hoschton's historical Darby building may begin soon.

April 25, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local

JROTC coming soon to Dawson high school

Starting next year, it won't be uncommon to spot some impeccably-dressed students in uniform at Dawson County High School.

April 25, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local

More edible gardens starting to sprout in our area

This spring, people are planting more than just flowers in their gardens.

April 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Camp's opportunities only limited by money

Last year's closure of a state-operated therapeutic camp for children has the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with a new piece of prime North Georgia property, but no clear idea yet of what to do with it.

April 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville's Wilshire Trails playground gets even more fun

Get ready to swing, climb, jump and crawl.

April 25, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Man dies in early morning house fire in Lula

A 62-year-old invalid man died in an early Sunday house fire in Lula that might have been caused by a lightning strike.

April 25, 2010 | | Local

Junior Achievement raffle offers chance to win vacation

Junior Achievement of Georgia will sell $5 raffle tickets for four vacation prizes - a two-night stay in either Savannah, Virginia Highlands, Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville or Glen Ella Springs in Clarkesville.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Chamber seeks small, family business awards nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Small Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Brenau community classes enrollment starts May 6

The Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute summer program begins registration at 4 p.m. May 6.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Confederacy celebrations stir passion

Visit Redwine United Methodist Church in South Hall this afternoon and you may feel as if you have entered an eerie time warp.

April 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Feeling the heat: Fire departments struggle with staffing levels

Furloughs can burn when there are not enough firefighters to staff an engine.

April 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Times ad department wins awards

The Times advertising department won 21 awards, including 12 first-places, during a recent ceremony at the Georgia Press Association's annual advertising conference in Athens.

April 24, 2010 | | Local

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Heather McConnell named Gainesville teacher of the year

The recently selected top teacher in Gainesville City Schools is a dedicated autism teacher at Gainesville Middle School.

November 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 places those in need can find a Thanksgiving meal in Gainesville

There are many in Gainesville who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local Syrian native: Refugee threat to US legitimate but exaggerated

A Gainesville surgeon and Syrian immigrant says the anxiety some Americans feel over the possible resettlement of refugees from his war-ravaged, native country is a ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rabid skunk found in East Hall

A skunk in East Hall County tested positive for rabies Wednesday, making it the 16th confirmed case in 2015.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

NTSB: Residents reported fog after Habersham plane crash that killed 3

A preliminary federal report lists heavy fog conditions near a small plane crash Nov. 5 that killed three near the Habersham County Airport.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Stand Down Event for veterans set for Saturday

The Hall County Veterans Coalition and American Legion Post 328's Stand Down Event for veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Challenged Child and Friends getting new playground thanks to donations

Molly Abbruzzese walked into Challenged Child and Friends Wednesday morning $10,000 short of her goal.

November 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Report: Man shot after fight over card game at Buford home

A woman shot in the arm Saturday in Buford said she recalled an argument over a card game before hearing gunshots, according to a Gwinnett ...

November 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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