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Fired Gainesville school boss on Georgia charter school board

The state school board appointed former Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe as one of seven members of the new Georgia Charter Schools Commission at its December board meeting.

After being fired as Gainesville superintendent July 3, Ballowe became principal of Glynn Academy High School in Southeast Georgia.

January 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cigarette butts spark fire that gutted duplex

Two people were hospitalized with what were believed to be minor injuries as the result of a fire that gutted a duplex at 3250 Chestatee Road on Thursday afternoon.

January 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Malpractice case heads to Georgia Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in a civil case in which four Hall County physicians were cleared by a jury of negligence in the misdiagnosis of a child with Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bailey named new Brenau education dean

Lora B. Bailey assumed the position of professor and dean of the Brenau University School of Education on Thursday.

January 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County’s adult illiteracy among highest in state

One in 4 Hall County residents lacks the ability to read this news article, according to a study released by the National Center for Education Statistics.

January 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sewer fees stay steady for South Hall

In a split vote, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday afternoon to maintain the current South Hall sewer fee structure through the end of 2009.

January 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hospital changes service for free valet parking

As of Monday, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will no longer offer free valet parking at the Outpatient Services Building and emergency room entrance.

January 08, 2009 | | Local


Braselton library invites the littlest tots to gather for stories, games

BRASELTON - The Braselton Library has more than just books and videos for the public to peruse, it also has a jumping social scene for the smallest Jackson County residents.

January 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sewer rates in South Hall will be determined today

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will decide whether to raise South Hall sewer rates at its 5 p.m. meeting today.

January 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Doctor, Gainesville sports fan Valentine dies at 91

H.E. "Herb" Valentine, who practiced internal medicine in Gainesville for more than 40 years, died Tuesday at his home after an extended illness. He was 91.

January 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cronic sworn in for third term as sheriff

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic took the oath of office Wednesday for a third four-year term, becoming just the second sheriff to serve three terms in Hall County and the first to do so without opposition in two consecutive elections.

January 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch City Council starts year divided

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council got 2009 off to a bumpy start Wednesday when they had trouble agreeing on housekeeping details such as when to hold meetings and the duration of the election qualifying period.

January 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scan shows formerly segregated area of Alta Vista Cemetery has up to 22 graves

There are about 12 to 22 unmarked graves in a quarter-acre section of Alta Vista Cemetery once reserved for blacks who could not afford a burial.

January 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area senators get leadership roles

State Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, R-Chestnut Mountain.

January 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lake Lanier’s fortunes looking up after days of rain

What a difference a month makes.

January 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Firefighters fell more than 40 feet when bucket dropped

A dozen or more investigators continued Thursday combing through the malfunctioning Hall County fire truck that put three firefighters in intensive care units.

July 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Fast, fresh, affordable’ pizza joint opens

There's one more pizza spot in Gainesville, with Uncle Maddio's on Dawsonville Highway opening to the public today.

July 24, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Long lines greet customers at recently opened Goodwill store on Ga. 400

Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

July 24, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Master craftsmen nominees sought to promote trades

Featherbone Communiversity in Gainesville, along with Lanier Technical College, is seeking nominations for the third annual Master Craftsmen, Builders of America ceremony on Oct. 16.

July 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Legal program wins national award for area public services

The Georgia Legal Services Program, which has an office in Gainesville, has won major recognition from the American Bar Association in the Hodson Award for Public Service for 2014.

July 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Railroad’s plan to build culverts hits snag in Flowery Branch

Norfolk Southern Railway Co.'s plans to build new culverts at crossings in Flowery Branch have been put off indefinitely, as the company awaits permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to work on Corps property.

July 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boost in child services staff eases statewide case backlog

More cases are being reported to Child Protective Services, but the number of cases with overdue investigations is dwindling both statewide and in Hall County.

July 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County looks to lease 2 corps parks on Lanier

Hall County is one step closer to leasing two Lake Lanier parks from the Army Corps of Engineers.

July 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters recovering in ICU after truck ladder dropped

In an outpouring of support, Georgia firefighters have come to the aid of three Hall County families affected by Tuesday's firefighter training accident.

July 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


GOP school chief race too close to call

ATLANTA - The Republican primary runoff for state school superintendent proved too close to call Tuesday night.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Runoff draws small crowd

Turnout in Hall County for Tuesday's runoff election was better than officials had anticipated, but still decreased from the primary in May.

July 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Parents to get help with buying school supplies

July 23, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Good News at Noon's Mr. B celebrates 92 years

July 23, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge detour coming to end

Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road appears on target to reopen to through traffic Saturday.

July 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioner appointed to state board

Scott Gibbs has been appointed to serve on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board, which implements community and economic development, government assistance and affordable housing.

July 23, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


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