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Gainesville students may spend five fewer days in school

Gainesville City Schools are planning for five fewer school days as teachers face 10 furlough days in the upcoming school year.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local students score high on state graduation exam

Hall County and Gainesville students surpassed the state average in all areas of the Georgia High School Graduation Test for another year.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall library board says ‘no’ to Clermont appointments

The Hall County Library Board balked Tuesday night at Clermont's request for the appointment of two Clermont residents to the board when vacancies occur June 30.

May 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall of Fame event will honor business leaders

Junior Achievement will be host of a night of glitz and glamour to honor four community members in its first Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dive team's new truck has more space for crew

When the Hall County Dive team mobilizes, there's no telling where they'll be heading.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board of Regents passes tuition increases

Northeast Georgia public college students will pay $100 to $500 more for classes in the fall.

May 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ingles found negligent in stormwater runoff case

A Hall County jury ordered the Ingles supermarket chain and two contractors to pay a Flowery Branch couple nearly $1 million for causing stormwater runoff damage to their farm.

May 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


GBI eyes dead man as lead in Cornwell case

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking at the suicide of a rape suspect in Atlanta last month as a possible lead in the August disappearance of Blairsville's Kristi Cornwell, officials said Tuesday.

May 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North Hall library, community center plans move ahead

The Hall County Board of Commissioners heard an update on the plans for the North Hall park and library Monday at a work session.

May 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood gets tougher on businesses failing to pay city taxes on time

OAKWOOD - Oakwood is putting some teeth in an ordinance governing business taxes.

May 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retrial begins in deputy assault case

Jury selection began Monday for the retrial of a Gainesville man whose 2007 conviction for aggravated assault on a police officer was overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court.

May 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board unanimously votes to close Jones Elementary

The battle is over for Jones Elementary School.

May 11, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Brian Kelly sworn in as new Gainesville police chief

Gainesville welcomed its new police chief Monday in a brief ceremony to make official his role at the helm of the city department.

May 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher announces bid for Flowery Branch council seat

A Gwinnett County teacher has announced his plans to seek the Post 1 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council.

May 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State pool will stay open

The pool at Gainesville State College won't be closing after all.

May 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Public defender Brad Morris re-appointed to post

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris was re-appointed Wednesday to another four-year term.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


With 2 council members absent, Oakwood reverses decision on apartments

Oakwood City Council on Monday night approved a proposal to build 84 apartments that would be rented based on income, reversing an earlier vote by ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


University of North Georgia police chief: Plan for emergencies, report suspicions

Know what to do in an emergency - a tornado or an armed person shooting on campus - and if a person or behavior is suspicious, call ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Affordable housing project for those who are 55-plus proposed in Flowery Branch

Another affordable housing project is proposed in Hall County, this time an apartment rental complex geared to residents 55 and older.

May 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


More workers may become eligible for overtime under new federal rule

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Centennial Arts Academy groundbreaking set for Thursday

Centennial Arts Academy will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the school.

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pan Am opening ceremonies today at Brenau

The world of competitive paddling returns to Lake Lanier this weekend with the Pan American Championships canoe and kayaking event, set Thursday through Sunday at ...

May 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Rape charge dismissed in 2015 case

A Lithia Springs man had the sexual assault allegations against him dismissed Tuesday after the examination of pretrial evidence, according to authorities.

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One of first two black Gainesville Police officers remembered for paving way to future

When Frank Hooper was just a 6-year-old hanging around the Gainesville Police Department, he always remembered seeing Earnest Eugene Earls Sr., a well-respected officer working ...

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Bus shelter art project gets OK from Gainesville City Council

City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to Hall Area Transit's plan to begin displaying works of art on or around Gainesville Connection bus shelters ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Airport Parkway changes approved by Gainesville council

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday OK'd final changes to improve traffic flow along Airport Parkway and alleviate congestion.

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Melody Marlowe retiring as Gainesville CFO, taking financial position in Dahlonega

Melody Marlowe is retiring as Gainesville's chief financial services officer and administrative services director June 17. She will begin work as finance director for ...

May 17, 2016 | | Local


Hall County political forum set for Saturday

Former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell's 20/20 Club will host a political forum at noon Saturday for county candidates ahead of the Republican ...

May 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gov. Deal: Obama’s letter on school bathrooms a ‘federal overreach’

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday called the Obama administration's letter citing Title IX law to protect transgender students an "abuse of federal executive authority."

May 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lula considering whether to allow liquor sales, Sunday alcohol sales

Lula residents may get the chance this November to vote on several issues concerning alcohol sales, including liquor by the drink.

May 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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