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A middle school for the artist

An educational dream pitched by three Hall County teachers takes flight Monday when 120 students and six teachers come together for the first day of school at the da Vinci Academy.

August 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


DNA fingerprints solving more crime puzzles

Missy Dimo figured it would only be a matter of time before someone was caught in the theft of more than half a million dollars worth of jewelry from her Gainesville store.

August 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Surcharge may be added to Hoschton traffic tickets

HOSCHTON - The cost of committing a traffic-related offense in Hoschton could soon get a little more expensive.

August 08, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Smokey Bear turns 65 Sunday, but his message is timeless

Smokey Bear turns 65 on Sunday, but don't look for him to retire just yet. He plans to share messages on forest fire prevention for years to come.

August 08, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Little House fills big need

Children in Hall and Dawson counties in need of a home now have one.

August 08, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Water main work to close lane

Water main repairs will lead the city of Gainesville to close the right lane of Washington Street on the downtown square from 7 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. The lane will be closed from E.E. Butler Parkway to Bradford Street.

August 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


1 arrested, another sought in truck thefts

Gainesville police have arrested one person and have warrants for another in the theft of equipment from a truck parked behind City Plumbing on E.E. Butler Parkway.

August 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sugar Hill state Rep. Reese enters US House race

State Rep. Bobby Reese on Friday became the seventh Republican to enter the race for Georgia's 9th District congressional seat.

August 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school numbers may be growing

Gainesville school system officials are bracing for what they believe may be growing enrollment in the city's elementary schools.

August 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sniffing out trouble: Trained police dogs take a bite out of drug crime in high schools

Luke the police dog is ready for another year of walking the halls of North Hall High School.

August 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Struggling Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center may get financial help

JEFFERSON - The Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center has struggled in recent years with short- and long-term debts. But the facility may be bought by another health care provider, and also will get some help from Jackson County in dealing with its finances.

August 07, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Funding stays steady for Head Start programs

At a time when most federal programs are seeing a reduction in funding, the Georgia Head Start program's budget has largely been unaffected.

August 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge rules against ex-trooper in State Patrol suit

The chances that one of Georgia's first female state troopers will prevail in an age and gender discrimination lawsuit appear bleak after a ruling from a federal magistrate.

August 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


11 cars hit in Hilton Drive break-ins

Gainesville police are investigating a series of car break-ins in the Hilton Drive area, officials said Friday.

August 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-Oakwood policeman suing city over termination

A former Oakwood police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, alleging he was fired in violation of his rights as an active-duty soldier.

August 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Eighth-graders can start college funds, get extra help in REACH program

Ten Hall County and Gainesville eighth-graders could be selected to receive college scholarships that could be $20,000 or more by the time they graduate ...

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


4 years later, teen’s death still a mystery

As Sgt. Dan Franklin moved up the ranks and through various departments in the Hall County Sheriff's Office, he asked to keep one particular ...

August 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

A smile crossed Donna Mincey's face as she pressed her fingertips against the shower stall, one example of what is produced at her family-owned ...

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton marks 100 years: Saving the past with an eye on future

Braselton celebrated a historic milestone Saturday: its 100th birthday.

August 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


2 couples get a free chance to say ‘I do’

Soirees Southern Events Planning gave away a wedding to two lucky but deserving couples Saturday night at the Summer Barn Soiree at The Walters Barn ...

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Lovers of hot wheels help sheriff’s bike program

More than 100 vehicles were registered for the Hall County Sheriff's Office second annual Show and Shine car, truck and motorcycle show at Laurel ...

August 20, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


First Presbyterian group puts in thousands of hours, dollars into Mission Expo

They've done it again. First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville collected 16,500 hours of community service and volunteer work this past year, and they ...

August 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Newtown Day unites Gainesville's traditional African-American community

Aaron Christopher said he and his basketball teammates play "for love of the game."

August 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Braselton hospital natal unit ready to deliver expectations

The city of Braselton is expecting.

August 20, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Business panel calls for faster learning, more technical help

Learning new materials and ideas quickly and working directly with industry in the classroom were twin emphases Thursday at a seminar on the 21st century ...

August 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson football coach to speak at Gainesville church services

On the Sunday before the first full weekend of college football, one of the game's most prominent coaches will make his way to Gainesville.

August 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hot cars pose immediate danger to children

Twenty-six children are dead this year from being left in hot cars.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Fire crews battle house blaze in North Hall

A woman who had just moved into a rental home in northern Hall County lost most of her possessions in a Friday afternoon fire.

August 19, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch man sentenced to life in prison for impregnating young girl

A Flowery Branch man was convicted by a jury Thursday for impregnating an underage girl and causing "excessive mental pain" to other children.

August 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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