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Oakwood votes to rebid wastewater project

The Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to start over and rebid work on the Upper Mulberry Creek Wastewater System.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County school board considers SPLOST, approves tentative budget

The Hall Countys school system is focusing on the money.

At its monthly work session Monday, the Board of Dducation approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2011, approved a huge technology project and started discussing the possibility of a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax referendum.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Staff take pay cut, future teachers may lose heart

As furloughs hit schools around Gainesville and Hall County, little thought is given to the support staff who work in the schools - the cafeteria workers, custodians and bus drivers.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Band director had relationship with student, officials say

The North Hall High School band director, who resigned just days before the end of the school year, left after school administrators confronted him for having an "inappropriate relationship" with a female student, according to Hall County Schools officials.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tom Graves sworn in on Capitol Hill as 9th District representative

Tom Graves, who was sworn in Monday night in Washington, D.C., to serve the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is anxious to get to work.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


11 charged in gang fight that left 1 man dead

Eleven people - many of them teenagers and alleged members of rival gangs - are in jail without bond for their involvement in a fight that left a 23-year-old Gainesville man dead.

June 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Sheriff's commander trains in Israel

Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Ramone Gilbert saw firsthand the kinds of security threats Israelis face on a constant basis.

June 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


World Cup games kick up some local interest

Across the globe, millions are watching as the World Cup continues this week. And though some in the community might not realize it, Gainesville is watching, too.

June 13, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Stephen Gurr mensley@gainesvilletimes.com, sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawson County academy puts kids on the right side of the law

DAWSONVILLE - With a father who is a sheriff's officer, Taylor Swafford knows a thing or two about law enforcement.

June 13, 2010 | | Local


23-year-old dead after morning brawl

A 23-year-old man is dead after a fight at a Gainesville apartment complex, police say.

June 13, 2010 | | Local


Consider ‘greener’ watering methods

Even though most outdoor watering restrictions have been lifted, experts say residents shouldn't turn a blind eye to conservation.

June 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arbor is a tribute to a community servant

A former city manager and Air Force major will be honored Tuesday evening at Gardens on Green as friends gather for a memorial ceremony.

June 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


History center explores area’s roots with melodies

History lessons are hardly ever taught on the dance floor.

June 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Funding legacy celebrated by local foundation

Twenty-five years and $35 million dollars later, the North Georgia Community Foundation is going strong with a vision for the future.

June 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Summer Read Learn Succeed program aims to launch kids on a joy of reading

Read Learn Succeed

May 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall candidate forum focuses on minority community's concerns

African-American residents of the Newtown and Fair Street neighborhoods on Gainesville's south side have long felt left out of the economic fortunes of the ...

May 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ambassadors of good health from North Hall Middle earn trip through wellness program

Clay Stover's dedication to a healthy lifestyle may be exceeded on by the enthusiasm that Debbie Wiley, North Hall Middle School physical education and ...

May 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Elder registry expansion targets in-home nurses to weed out abuse

Georgia is expanding its nurse aide registry, which catalogues incidents of abuse and neglect of elderly patients, to include home health care providers.

May 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local






Lake Lanier search for missing woman halted by weather, to resume Monday

Inclement weather caused law enforcement to suspend a search Friday for a missing woman last seen Wednesday at Lanier Point Park off Dawsonville Highway.

May 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools like Enota mark last day with festivities, nostalgia

Teachers and students lined the halls of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Friday morning to say goodbye to their friends.

May 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Carl Rogers, local business leaders recognized at annual chamber awards

The "who's who" of Gainesville and Hall County's business community filled the halls of the Chattahoochee Country Club Thursday evening, spilling out onto ...

May 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Affordable housing project one step closer in Flowery Branch

There are still hoops to jump through, but a developer got closer Thursday night to bringing a 60-unit affordable housing project geared to residents 55 ...

May 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




Authorities searching for missing woman at Lanier Point Park

Multiple agencies are searching again this morning for a woman who went missing Wednesday night at Lanier Point Park off Dawsonville Highway.

May 19, 2016 | | Local


Flowery Branch OKs financing for new city hall

Financing is moving forward on the new $5.3 million city hall in Flowery Branch.

May 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall officials dig into 2017 budget

The final weeks of May are always anxious days for Hall County officials as they prepare for the home stretch of the annual budget process.

May 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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