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Deal backs off call for shorter pre-K day

Gov. Nathan Deal says he won't cut the state's prekindergarten program to a half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Private school in Braselton hosts open house Monday

Heritage Academy in Braselton will host a community open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

March 07, 2011 | | Local


Census: Hall population rises slightly over 2009

While the 2010 census numbers for Georgia have yet to be released, estimates issued Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau gave a sneak peak of what Hall County could expect.

March 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Sunshine Seniors urge students to follow healthy lifestyle

More than half of Lyman Hall Elementary School's third-graders say they eat an apple each day to keep the doctor away.

March 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville schools may revamp data management systems

An overhaul of the Gainesville City School's data management systems could happen in the near future, Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said Monday.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


New signs on interstates are harder to miss

As part of a nearly $5 million overhaul, new traffic signs are on the way for Interstate 985, Interstate 85 and Ga. 365 in Hall and surrounding counties.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves HMO health insurance plan

Flowery Branch employees have a new health insurance policy.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kiwanis seeks nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award, which recognizes someone who provides dedicated, outstanding service to local youth.

March 07, 2011 | | Local


Service being held today for Cornelia judge

A funeral service is set today for Cornelia Municipal Court Judge Steven Adams, who died Friday in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle.

March 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Cities allow chickens in backyards

Residents in two Barrow County cities are asking for chickens in their backyard, but Gainesville officials don't see any change in their pet ordinance any time soon.

March 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forest Service seeks comments on trails

As part of an overall effort to improve trail quality, the U.S. Forest Service will hold a public meeting Tuesday to seek comment on management of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

March 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Challenged Child puts on its 'most successful race'

More than 1,300 runners and walkers from across North Georgia ran a race Sunday at Riverside Military Academy to raise money for a local nonprofit organization.

March 06, 2011 | Branden Lefty | Local


Gainesville schools to discuss new systems to track student progress

There was a time when educators would look to progress reports or semester grades to gain insight into a student's abilities.

March 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall commissioners planning for biannual property tax bills

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to discuss the way the new biannual tax bills will look at today's work session.

March 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More rain could batter the area this week

Drenching rains this weekend benefited Lake Lanier and may have otherwise improved drought conditions.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville pedestrian killed in Gwinnett

A Gainesville man walking Tuesday in Gwinnett County was struck by a car and killed, according to police.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

January 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

January 12, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local




Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

January 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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