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Gainesville, Jefferson police get high marks

Two local police departments have gone through the necessary steps to show the public that they are committed to providing a high, standards-based level of service.

December 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School celebrates Christmas traditions from other lands

Students of the World Language Academy learned Tuesday that other cultures somehow manage to celebrate Christmas without Santa Claus.

December 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham couple reunited after soldier’s Afghanistan deployment

Ginny Thibeault got her Christmas gift early - her husband returning from deployment in Afghanistan. And that he showed up in time for her graduation from Piedmont College in Demorest.

December 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville will start Main Street program

Gainesville's City Council voted Tuesday to pull its funding for Main Street Gainesville and instead start its own Main Street program.

December 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Are those Christmas packages ready to go?

Christmas is still 10 days away but thousands of people are already mailing gifts to friends and family far away.

December 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board renews Dyer’s contract

Gainesville schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer will remain the district's head Red Elephant through July 1, 2012.

December 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall schools move away from block schedule

The Hall County Board of Education unanimously approved a high school schedule change for next school year that will shift high schools from a four-period block schedule to a hybrid seven-period day schedule.

December 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville buys CSX property for greenway

Gainesville officials have closed on the property key to the construction of a greenway in the Midtown area.

December 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs sewer pump station

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to spend $1.1 million to start construction on a pump station as part of a project that eventually could bring 2.5 million gallons of sewer per day from Braselton.

December 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 zoning requests attract crowd at Jefferson work session

JEFFERSON - Two proposed rezoning requests brought residents out en masse to Monday's Jefferson City Council work session.

December 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Burns Drive case could provide key to other thefts

Gainesville Police are investigating a burglary that happened Friday on Burns Drive that may help them solve numerous other burglaries in the city and the county.

December 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fair Street kindergartners learn about giving

They were learning about celebration, but the real lesson was giving.

December 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawsonville man gets 13 years in terror case

A Dawsonville man was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison Monday, six months after his June conviction on terror charges.

December 14, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Friday celebration to honor retiring chief

A Friday event will give folks a chance to say hail to the chief.

December 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Da Vinci Academy deluged with applications

Most middle schoolers aren't thinking about college applications yet, but a handful are working on applications to Hall County's Da Vinci Academy.

December 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Food Lion partners with South Hall food pantry

Employees from a Dawsonville grocery store spent their Tuesday morning volunteering in South Hall.

September 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ga. 400/Ga. 53 interchange in Dawson to be complete in May

Construction and development crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation have been occupying the Ga. 400 and Ga. 53 intersection for nearly 20 months, working ...

September 20, 2016 | Allie Dean Dawson County News | Local


First REACH scholars announced, paired with mentors in Gainesville

Five Gainesville Middle School students joined about 680 others in Georgia as REACH scholars Tuesday. The state program to encourage students to attend college also ...

September 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia groups now seek to have voice heard in Georgia-Florida water case

Multiple groups from Georgia, including the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association, are following the lead of some Florida organizations in wanting to chime in on the ...

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business summit set for Oct. 5 in Gainesville

A business summit called "Employers In The Know" will be held in Gainesville on Oct. 5. The summit is one in a series of 12 ...

September 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board again delays decision on naming facilities

Naming school facilities for Gainesville City Schools continues to be a source of dispute - six months after the issue was raised. The Gainesville Board of ...

September 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


186-home development off Spout Springs Road gets initial OK

A 186-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall got the Hall County Planning Commission's recommendation for approval Monday night.

September 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


FBI agrees to fund new firing range and training center in Hall County

The FBI has agreed to pay up to $1.7 million for a new firing range and training facility in Hall County that it will ...

September 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lakeview senior is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Dhruv Gaur, a senior at Lakeview Academy, has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He is the only Hall County student on the list.

September 19, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Davis Middle School seeks more business reps for career fair

Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch is seeking more business representatives for its Davis Discovery Career Fair on Oct. 28.

September 19, 2016 | | Local


Attempted rape case hearing postponed

A Gainesville man's probable cause hearing for charges of attempted rape and false imprisonment was postponed two weeks.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Gas stations across Gainesville, Hall County and the entire state were reporting fuel shortages Monday after a pipeline company in Alabama reported a break over ...

September 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two people robbed in Gainesville Waffle House parking lot

Two people were robbed in a Waffle House parking lot Monday morning, police said.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Arbendette Van quit her job of nearly 25 years to follow her passion: early childhood education.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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