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South Hall farmers lose cattle to mysterious mutilations

Someone or something is mutilating cattle on the Cooper farm.

October 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Green Street trees need a boost, property owners told

Betty Norton wants to do her part to keep Green Street green, and she's asking other property owners on the historic Gainesville street to join her.

October 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deficit blocks city from using funds to fix schools' roofs

The Gainesville City Board of Education cannot gain access to about $7 million in capital outlay funds that could have been used to fix leaky roofs in five school buildings because the district has a budget deficit, Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

October 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville superfan is the voice of Red Elephant football

Walt Snelling may work for Carosal Enterprises Inc. in Gainesville, but once Friday night comes around, his focus is on the Gainesville High Red Elephants.

October 08, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


School rallies for fallen runner

Alberto Diaz is lying in a hospital bed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, but the eighth-grade stroke victim's spirit is bounding through the halls of South Hall Middle School, perhaps more than ever.

October 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bus wreck leads to 3 minor injuries

Three Hall County students complained of minor injuries Thursday morning when two school buses hit head-on at Memorial Park Drive and Atlanta Highway.

October 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Defense: Evidence withheld in ex-deputy’s trial

A former Forsyth County deputy convicted of illegally accessing child pornography on a county computer may get a new trial after allegations surfaced Thursday that a county employee withheld crucial evidence in the case.

October 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commissioners OK zip line canopy tour

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to approve a zip line canopy tour in North Hall.

October 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Community group reaches out to city, county ‘islands’

If you live on a street where some houses are in the city of Gainesville and some are in Hall County, it can be hard to know which elected officials to turn to.

October 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Children are silent victims of domestic violence

The equivalent of at least one classroom packed full of Hall County school children live in homes plagued by domestic violence.

October 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New parking deck won't open for Mule Camp

In a last-minute announcement, Gainesville officials said Thursday the city's new downtown parking deck will not be ready for patrons at this weekend's Mule Camp Market.

October 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Simmons won't appeal ban from school board election

Gainesville Board of Education member Kelvin Simmons did not file an appeal following the city's decision that he is ineligible to seek re-election this fall.

October 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


‘Biggest Loser’ couple share their tips at wellness expo

Amy and Phil Parham know just how difficult it can be to lead a healthy life while trying to balance work and family commitments.

October 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Trial pits Hall chairman against fellow farmers

Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver has challenged the leadership of one of the state's largest farming cooperatives in a legal battle that has made its way to a Hall County courtroom.

October 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal discontinues business agreement with state

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and his business partner, Ken Cronan, have chosen not to continue a 20-year-long business deal with the state.

October 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Banks County deputy injured in hit-and-run

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bird researcher alarms UNG campus with unusual attire

To University of North Georgia students at the Dahlonega campus, fear not: Someone in a Ronald Reagan mask lurking in the bushes is simply a professor doing research about birds.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Severe storms bring possibility of tornadoes

Hall County and much of Northeast Georgia is under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Outreach Center plans rally to raise awareness of veteran suicides

The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.

April 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court upholds Hall man’s murder conviction

All of the Georgia Supreme Court justices ruled to uphold a Hall County man's murder conviction and life sentence, which stem from a 2008 shooting.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Commercial land sees biggest increase in tax valuations this year

Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Party rental space, mobile home relocation on planning committee agenda

With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.

April 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans resource and career expo set for Thursday in Cornelia

The Georgia Department of Labor is holding a resource and career expo for veterans and other job seekers this Thursday in Cornelia.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Bear on the Square goes on rain-and-shine

For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.

April 19, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Class Notes: Barrow County assistant superintendent joining Gainesville schools as CFO

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel will be working with Chris Griner again.

April 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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