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Students immerse themselves in language program

A group of students at North Georgia College & State University will spend a month on campus, walking, talking, living and breathing Chinese - or Arabic, Russian or Spanish, as the case may be.

April 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Seniors help students plot their future

It's one thing to read about something in a textbook, but it's quite another to hear firsthand accounts from people who have lived it.

April 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Schools try unique methods to take pressure off CRCT testing

When it comes down to the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, one week of testing can define an entire year for a school.

April 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County drug-screen lab aims to keep participants honest

Every morning, people line up to give drug-screen samples inside a nondescript building a block from the sheriff's office on Main Street.

April 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City delays budget talks over garbage

Gainesville officials are holding off on a discussion of next year's budget for its trash collection service until they gather more information about its future.

April 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville will conduct tax audit

Gainesville officials are making sure they're getting all the taxes they are owed - at least, all the alcoholic beverage and hotel/motel taxes.

April 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville High School class ring comes full circle

All Stephanie Moore wanted was a paperclip.

April 20, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Private trash service might be an option

Gainesville officials say they plan to explore private trash collection for residents in the next few months.

April 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Volcano affecting European skies is touching local lives

For those hoping to travel soon to Europe, everything is up in the air - quite literally.

April 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man hurt after four-wheeler collides with truck

A Lula man was flown to an Atlanta hospital Monday night after he was struck while riding a four-wheeler.

April 20, 2010 | | Local


Sheriff’s office duo offers solace, service

Bimbo Brewer is one of the first people who crime victims and witnesses turn to when they ask "why?"

April 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hospital awards its crucial volunteers

They may not be on the payroll, but Northeast Georgia Medical Center's volunteers play an important role at the hospital.

April 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials weigh merge of Hall, city services

At the county's final budget hearing Tuesday, officials discussed ways for Hall County Fire and EMS to save money in the future - including consolidating the department with Gainesville's.

April 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lt. Brian Kelly to be next Gainesville police chief

Lt. Brian Kelly, a former investigations commander and 14-year veteran of the Gainesville Police Department, will be the department's next chief of police, City Manager Kip Padgett announced Tuesday.

April 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville awards funds for redevelopment

A car wash on the corner of E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways is expected to come down tomorrow, following a decision by the Gainesville City Council.

April 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man stole more than $12,000 of property

A Buford man is charged with stealing more than $12,000 worth of property in incidents on Lakeshore Road.

February 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


N. Hall, S. Hall subdivision plans face opposition at planning board meeting

Two subdivision plans featuring more than 150 lots each ran into opposition from neighbors and questions from the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday night.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota school plans depend on many uncertain factors

The move of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students during construction of a new school has a number of factors that remain uncertain. As a result ...

February 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Days could be numbered for historic Dahlonega building

Plans to demolish a historic building in downtown Dahlonega and build an upscale, boutique hotel in its place can now move forward after the City ...

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Organizations say blood donations dropped to nearly nonexistent this winter

Across Georgia, blood banks are in dire need of the blood donations that save lives on a daily basis. Due to the recent weather the ...

February 01, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Library system now offering passport service

The close location and helpful assistance made life easy for Lindsey White and her two children on Monday as they applied for passports ahead of ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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