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Positive drug tests could have big consequences in school

Random drug tests may seem like an issue for professional sports, but Gainesville City Schools is considering implementing its own procedures to screen students and take away their privileges if they test positive.

May 03, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


W. Hall bridge gets temporary fix

Workers spent Tuesday on a temporary fix to the westbound Jerry Jackson Bridge that crosses Lake Lanier in West Hall.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dock permit change is proposed

Residential developers who have let or are about to let community dock permits expire could catch a break from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds enjoy ‘festive night’ at Celebrate Georgia Gala

The 2,400 crystals on Sandra Deal's dress sparkled as Georgia's 82nd governor twirled her around the dance floor.

May 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County may cut 40 teaching jobs

Nearly 40 teaching positions could be cut from the Hall County school system next year, Superintendent William Schofield announced Monday.

May 03, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Bin Laden’s death creates euphoria, apprehension

Jim Haight remembers 9/11 well.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Times co-founder to be inducted into Ga. Newspaper Hall of Fame

An induction into the Georgia Newspaper Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors a Georgia newspaper person can obtain. The late Charles A Smithgall Jr., co-founder of The Times, will be inducted June 9 into that hall.

May 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Preparation work under way for I-985 sign replacement

Crews have started working on eventually replacing all Interstate 985 signs, a project that motorists should really begin to notice this summer.

May 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board discusses drug testing students

In the future, high school students in Gainesville City Schools may have more than just their parents questioning potential drug use.

May 02, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall keeps same sewer maintenance company

The same company will continue to manage Hall County's sewer system on Spout Springs Road.

May 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wreck closes road, blocking way home for Hall students

Hall County students who take the bus home on East Ridge Road in East Hall are having to find another way home.

May 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Memorial Day parade plans coming together

Last year's Memorial Day parade plans in Gainesville - including a Stearman biplane flyover and World War II veteran Mack Abbott as the honorary grand marshal - are being dusted off for this year's version of the annual event.

May 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local




Renovation reveals historic sign

In the process of renovating a downtown building, developer Milt Robson has uncovered a surprising piece of Gainesville's history.

May 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Pump prices rise 3 cents after gas tax increase

Teirah Williams spends $80 - a third of her paycheck - on fuel each week. But she's not filling up a gas-guzzling SUV. She's in a tiny yellow Ford Focus.

May 02, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


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Legacy Link class seeks to help those with chronic conditions live well

The Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free six-week class for people living with a chronic condition and those who care for ...

August 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Former state Rep. Carl Rogers joins Lanier Tech

Former state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, is now the vice president of economic development at Lanier Technical College.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Black bear spotted in east Forsyth County

August 23, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble has asked the Hall County Board of Commissioners to delay its rezoning request until its Oct. 13 meeting - a move that has angered ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Connecting parents, schools focus of Gainesville superintendent's community chat

Bridging the gap in "getting from the hands of the child into the hands of the parents" with school information was the focus of the ...

August 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 people charged after fake money used to buy lawn equipment, cashier turns self in

Authorities have named three suspects in an incident where fake movie money was used at a Buford Wal-Mart to buy lawn equipment, which was then ...

August 23, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Financial analyst doesn’t expect much health care change under new president

Regardless of who's elected president, Americans might not see much change in health care reform with neither political party having control of both Congress ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall fire hydrants out of service since January; Gainesville officials working on solutions

A fire that destroyed a home in North Hall last week has left local government officials looking to calm fears about the risk to other ...

August 22, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Five veterans honored, get high school diplomas

Five men, including three Hall County brothers, who served in World War II and Vietnam, were awarded their high school diplomas Monday in a special ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall pre-K program will require local money for first time

Hall County's pre-K program will cost $45,000 to $60,000 in local money for the fiscal year 2017, the school board was told ...

August 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man killed, 2 other people injured in morning I-85 wreck

One person was killed and two others transported to hospitals after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer and a van early Monday morning on Interstate 85 ...

August 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man drove car into person holding baby, fired gun into crowd

A Gainesville man is accused of driving a car into someone holding a 1-year-old. Authorities said he also fired a gun at another person.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Huge development, new marble plant on tap for Thursday meeting

A whale of a meeting could be in store Thursday before the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Raccoon in South Hall is 9th rabies case of year

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with a dog recently in the 4000 block of Poplar Springs Road in South Hall. It ...

August 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


34 guns stolen in Buford store burglary

A Buford gun range and store suffered thousands of dollars in stolen inventory and property damage after a Sunday morning burglary, police said.

August 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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