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Grant allows organizations to team up, educate first-time parents

Three community organizations are joining forces to help newborns in Hall County thanks to a $274,000 grant from the Governor's Office for Children and Families.

September 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Sign up now for sheriff’s office academy

The Hall County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy is now accepting applicants.

September 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


HOV lanes to get transformation

BUFORD - High-occupancy vehicle lanes, a welcome sight for Interstate 85 carpoolers, are about to go through a transformation in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

September 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Russell Vandiver named Lanier Tech president

Russell Vandiver, who has worked at Lanier Technical College for 34 years, was appointed the new president of the school Thursday afternoon.

September 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Dragons versus Trojans a battle of numbers

It's Week 2 of football season for most area high schools, and the action on the field is already intensifying.

September 02, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville proposes minor changes to trash service, increase in fees

Gainesville City Council is moving forward with a trash plan that will encourage recycling, limit pickup to 96 gallons and increase monthly fees by $7.

September 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Speaker makes points about acupuncture

Acupuncture may be an ancient Chinese medicine practice, but for many Americans it's more of a big mystery.

September 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville man given prestigious Boy Scout award

A school bus full of children sat in a snowdrift, unable to move. As the snow piled up and nervous children panicked, a lone student took charge by rigging the telegraph wires to signal for help, a skill he learned as a Boy Scout.

September 02, 2010 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Student injured at football game at C.W. Davis Middle

A football player was injured Thursday night during a C.W. Davis Middle School home game at the Flowery Branch school, officials said.

September 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Elderly man in crash with tour bus dies

An elderly man involved in a collision with a tour bus in Dawson County Wednesday morning has died.

September 02, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


More people to travel on Labor Day weekend

Many will be packing up and heading out of town this week for one last long weekend of summer.

September 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two NE Ga. communities get combined $1.4 million for utility upgrades

Two Northeast Georgia communities have received loans as part of an $86 million statewide effort to improve water and sewer systems.

September 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property owners helping with rail route for greenway

As city officials try to locate former CSX railroad property lines to build a greenway in Midtown, local property owners are helping as much as possible.

September 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Real estate expert recommends retail for recovery

For Jackson County, one of the keys to economic recovery is retail, according to local real estate expert Frank Norton Jr.

September 01, 2010 | By Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Field trips become more local

With ongoing budget cuts, many field trips disappeared from students' calendars more than a year ago. In some cases, however, Gainesville City Schools and Hall County Schools prioritize local trips to keep the students engaged.

September 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Enota school plans depend on many uncertain factors

The move of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students during construction of a new school has a number of factors that remain uncertain. As a result ...

February 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Days could be numbered for historic Dahlonega building

Plans to demolish a historic building in downtown Dahlonega and build an upscale, boutique hotel in its place can now move forward after the City ...

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Organizations say blood donations dropped to nearly nonexistent this winter

Across Georgia, blood banks are in dire need of the blood donations that save lives on a daily basis. Due to the recent weather the ...

February 01, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Library system now offering passport service

The close location and helpful assistance made life easy for Lindsey White and her two children on Monday as they applied for passports ahead of ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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