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Fair Street dealing with crumbling classrooms

After the forecast called for rain Wednesday, Amy Hamilton spread plastic tablecloths over computers in her school's library.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Prescription drug abuse a growing problem

They sat in a log cabin set in the middle of a 68-acre tree farm in Hall County. No getaway, mind you, the sober dwelling represents a hard-core reality that Justin Williams and Patrick True share as users.

March 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall leaders hope state will settle tax board dispute

Hall County officials are hoping Georgia's attorney general will help resolve a dispute over who should serve on the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors.

March 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teens gobble up chance to try turkey calling

Cackle. Yelp. Cluck-purr.

March 12, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville man is OK after experiencing Japan earthquake

Mark Thompson's Friday afternoon coffee break ended abruptly when the building he was in began to sway.

March 12, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Jury returns not guilty verdict in gang fight case

A Hall County jury found two men not guilty of fighting during a quick battle between rival gangs last June that left several men injured and one man dead.

March 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Students get in touch with technology

Backpacks are getting a lot lighter for sixth-graders at Gainesville Middle School as items such as pencil and notebooks are being left at home.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County may face 2012 budget cutbacks

Hall County officials have told the Board of Commissioners to brace themselves for a tough budget year ahead.

March 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local agriculture groups help students get farm-life feel

Alexis Delacruz squealed as she held a day-old chicken.

March 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Authorities say cooking oil thefts were widespread

The man and woman accused of stealing used cooking oil in Braselton also worked fast in Oakwood, police said, where investigators believe six restaurants and food stores were targeted in one February day.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Woman arrested in hit-and-run

A Gainesville woman was arrested this week in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured a 74-year-old pedestrian on a downtown street.

March 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Frost warning issued for early Saturday

ATLANTA - Forecasters say a freeze warning covering a large part of Georgia, including the Gainesville area, will be in effect from 4 a.m. until 8 a.m. Saturday.

March 11, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


School bus wrecks; no one injured

No one was injured this afternoon when a Hall County school bus was clipped by a van as the bus tried to exit Interstate 985.

March 11, 2011 | | Local


Hall and Gainesville school chiefs defend SPLOST tax at South Hall meeting

Hall County and Gainesville school chiefs went on the defensive Thursday on a couple of key sticking points involving the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax for schools.

March 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early voting on SPLOST will end at 5 p.m. today

Early voting on a 1-cent sales tax for education ends at 5 p.m. today, and about 1,300 votes were cast as of Thursday.

March 11, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Jaemor Farms co-owner named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Jarl Echols' life got a little peachier Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ribbon-cutting set for new Mundy Mill school

A ribbon-cutting and morning tour of the new Mundy Mill Academy elementary school will be held May 23, school officials said Monday.

March 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Officials OK $17.46M price tag for new Enota school

Gainesville school officials approved Monday night a guaranteed maximum price of roughly $17.46 million to build a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

March 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Chestatee band marches in New York St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Chestatee High School marching band performed in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Friday in New York City.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Tennessee River water issue may flow into Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting

A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association's annual meeting Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resident raises concerns over filming ordinance affecting churches

During public comments at its work session Monday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners heard from a Gainesville resident who told commissioners the filming ordinance ...

March 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trial begins Tuesday for man accused of threatening Gainesville imam

Attorneys will present their opening statements Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused of threatening a Gainesville imam.

March 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Man hurt in alleged DUI crash no longer in critical condition

A man hospitalized last week following a single-vehicle crash on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road is no longer in critical condition.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall bank part of merger with Norcross bank

Cleveland-based Mountain Valley Community Bank, which has a North Hall branch, has been acquired by Piedmont Bancorp Inc. of Norcross, officials have announced.

March 20, 2017 | | Local


Jasper Police seek Gainesville man as suspect in Waffle House robbery

Jasper Police want help finding a Gainesville man accused of robbing a Waffle House early Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Braselton man charged with having, distributing child porn

A Braselton man was arrested Saturday after authorities say they found inappropriate photos and videos of children on his computer.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Thompson Bridge Road reopened following crash investigation

Thompson Bridge Road at the bridge has been reopened following a Gainesville Police investigation of a Friday night crash.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood staying busy with road projects

Oakwood's road improvement efforts aren't gearing down anytime soon.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane Society raising money for expanded, improved play areas for dogs

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is closing in on its fundraising goal for the Howard-Oliver Bark Park, which will expand and improve the play ...

March 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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