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Georgia educators ‘Race to the Top’

Georgia's public schools - and some local leaders - are competing in their own version of "The Amazing Race."

December 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


DOT falling behind on maintenance work

Rain has been good for Lake Lanier, filling it up and more, but it hasn't been so kind to the area's state roads.

December 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


RAW VIDEO: Gainesville's Elephant Walk

December 12, 2009 | Times sports video | Local


Red Elephants head for the Dome

Saturday's send-off for the Gainesville football team to the state title game was especially meaningful for Kim Davis.

December 12, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Local


Wager pits peaches vs. poultry

When Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell heard Gainesville High School would be playing Peach County High School for the football state championship, he couldn't pass up the chance for a good-natured bet.

December 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cheerleader, mascot race to be belles of the (foot)ball

What happens when you are presented with not one, but two once-in-a-lifetime opportunities on the same day? How do you choose?

December 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Budget cuts force White County camp’s closure

Gail Chambers took her teenage grandsons to half a dozen psychologists for their behavioral problems, but it wasn't until they spent six months roughing it in a Cleveland wilderness camp that she saw a change.

December 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Old sewer rates irk Hall residents

Some South Hall residents are frustrated that county commissioners have yet to set new sewer rates after almost a year of study.

December 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sheriff speaks to kids on drug perils

The cautionary stories Steve Cronic told fifth-grade students involved real people from Hall County. The pro football player. The popular girl. The jail trustee battling addiction.

December 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch High students give big to help CASA

Despite the dread of final exams, students at Flowery Branch High School are getting into the holiday spirit.

December 11, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


3 local schools named to ‘Best High Schools’ bronze list

Three of U.S. News & World Report's top 29 Georgia high schools are right here in Hall County.

December 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Firefighters put out blaze at home on Cleveland Highway

Firefighters have put out a blaze at a two-story colonial home on Cleveland Highway. There are no injuries.

December 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville High band tunes up for big performance

For the 163 Gainesville High School musicians, dancers and twirlers in The Big Red Machine, the Class AAA football state championship on Saturday is not just another game, but members of the marching band are trying to think of it that way.

December 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


River stakeholders approve letter to governors

ALBANY - Meeting near the banks of the Flint River, more than 50 leaders of a group of tri-state river basin stakeholders agreed Thursday to send a letter to the governors of Alabama, Georgia and Florida to make them aware of their existence before the governors' water summit Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala.

December 10, 2009 | By J.D. Summer For The Times | Local


Legislators seek to keep communication open

Keep in constant communication. This was the advice state legislators had for local officials Thursday, nearly a month shy of the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

December 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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State superintendent honors Coleman for HB91 successes

State Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, was recognized recently for his efforts to help Georgians receive their high school diploma.

August 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG creates Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies

A new institute at the University of North Georgia will support the nation's future military leaders.

August 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview hosting UGA, Georgia Tech info night

Juniors and seniors from Hall County and across North Georgia interested in attending the University of Georgia or Georgia Tech can stop by Lakeview Academy ...

August 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fixes on way for ‘free-for-all’ parking at UNG

Parking can be a headache for commuter students on any college or university campus.

August 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


More than 400 cases of dumping, litter reported across Hall

Hall County is growing more urban by the day, but there's still plenty of wide-open space for litterbugs to have their way.

August 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Medical team backs up SWAT when danger strikes

When the SWAT team loads up on the door, Skip Heflin of Hall County Fire Services wants to have his guys backing them up.

August 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


After 10 years at Lanier Islands, ‘we’ve barely started’ owner says

Ten years after anchoring its operations at Lake Lanier Islands, the Virgil Williams family has remade the 1,100-acre South Hall resort - down to changing ...

August 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local graphic artist issues logo challenge to Japanese man he says plagiarized his work

In Japanese culture, the notion of honor is highly regarded.

August 23, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Extreme Mustang Makeover draws horse lovers to Chicopee Ag Center

After 100 days of hands-on training, horse trainers from around eastern United States worked to tame wild American mustangs for the Extreme Mustang Makeover held ...

August 22, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Cleveland’s first standalone Chick-fil-A opens Wednesday

Cleveland will get its first standalone Chick-fil-A restaurant this week, a business that will bring 90 new jobs to the area - as well as a ...

August 22, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


DOT to hold open house on road widening

Those who travel U.S. 129 between Gainesville and Athens can learn more next week about plans to widen a 7-mile section of the route.

August 22, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local systems offer classes to balance art education with academics

Eleven fifth-grade girls sit on the floor of their classroom, singing quietly as they strum brightly-colored ukuleles.

August 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milton Martin to open new site next month

Gainesville-based dealership Milton Martin Toyota is in the finishing stages of constructing a new location off Mundy Mill Road and Atlanta Highway in Oakwood - complete ...

August 22, 2015 | By Rebecca Braun rbraun@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Retailers in Dawson County committing to new mixed-use center on Ga. 400

August 21, 2015 | By Michele Hester Dawson County News | Local


Gainesville police searching for 3-year-old’s abductor

Gainesville Police are looking for a suspect accused of taking a 3-year-old Thursday night from Longwood Park.

August 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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