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Program gives early glimpse of college life

A handful of Gainesville students got a taste of what it's like to go to college.

July 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Census makes one final count

Although you may have already responded to the 2010 Census, don't be surprised if you're asked to repeat your answers.

July 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Plans move forward for new veterans clinic

At the overcrowded Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Oakwood, help is on the way.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Charge reduced in gang death

An alleged gang member initially charged with murder in last month's death of a Gainesville man run over by a car has been indicted on a lesser charge of vehicular homicide.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Lanier Tech seeks higher accreditation

Lanier Technical College is seeking accreditation for another year, but this time it's under tougher standards.

July 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Most Gainesville, Hall schools score well on CRCT exams

With Thursday's release of school-level Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores, administrators have been able to get a better idea of where changes may need to be made.

July 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Georgia bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special-needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hall County voters to decide on biannual tax collection

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to put the subject of biannual tax collections up to voters one more time at its meeting Thursday evening.

July 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Sunshine Seniors relocate fruit and vegetable stand for healthier eating

When Elizabeth Westbrooks was a little girl, grocery shopping was a bit different.

July 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Oakwood land purchased for industrial park

The city of Oakwood Thursday announced the purchase of 32 acres for a new industrial park on White Road near Interstate 985.

July 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

State bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hot summer, tight budgets affect elderly

They were running out of fans at the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Court clears teacher in injured student case

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled a Forsyth County science teacher is not liable in an experiment that injured one of her students.

July 07, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local

State board to vote today on new academic standards

The state Board of Education decides this morning whether completely new classroom standards will roll out in fall 2011.

July 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Dawson County school board officials brace for the worst

Dawson County school officials are preparing to tighten belts districtwide as they ready for another round of state funding cuts.

July 07, 2010 | | Local

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One person hurt in Cleveland aircraft crash

One person was taken to the hospital after an aircraft crash in Cleveland.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Heather McConnell named Gainesville teacher of the year

The recently selected top teacher in Gainesville City Schools is a dedicated autism teacher at Gainesville Middle School.

November 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 places those in need can find a Thanksgiving meal in Gainesville

There are many in Gainesville who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local Syrian native: Refugee threat to US legitimate but exaggerated

A Gainesville surgeon and Syrian immigrant says the anxiety some Americans feel over the possible resettlement of refugees from his war-ravaged, native country is a ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rabid skunk found in East Hall

A skunk in East Hall County tested positive for rabies Wednesday, making it the 16th confirmed case in 2015.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

NTSB: Residents reported fog after Habersham plane crash that killed 3

A preliminary federal report lists heavy fog conditions near a small plane crash Nov. 5 that killed three near the Habersham County Airport.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Stand Down Event for veterans set for Saturday

The Hall County Veterans Coalition and American Legion Post 328's Stand Down Event for veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Challenged Child and Friends getting new playground thanks to donations

Molly Abbruzzese walked into Challenged Child and Friends Wednesday morning $10,000 short of her goal.

November 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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