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Five are charged in car break-ins

Gainesville police have arrested five people in connection with a rash of car break-ins in the northwest part of town.

February 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Middle school band rocking to raise funds for instruments

Music students at Jefferson Middle School are planning to rock their hearts out on Friday, but it's not in the way that you think.

February 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Legal battle persists over Bethel Park

CUMMING - The battle over Bethel Park has some residents in limbo.

February 02, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Cuts may mean no new Meals on Wheels clients

The latest in a string of budget cuts at the capitol could leave some Hall County senior citizens without a warm meal.

February 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Smoking bans in parks are growing

The Gainesville City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to ban smoking in any city-owned park, sports complex or recreational facility.

February 02, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Georgia wants you to spend week getting ready for disaster

Emergency management professionals across the state are spending this week focusing on the what ifs of weather.

February 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County commissioner wants minority appointed to board of tax assessors

Following last week's retirement of longtime tax assessor Bill Vaughan, Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell said he is hoping to diversify the board of tax assessors.

February 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Corps back to accepting Lake Lanier fishing tourney permits

After a year of being shut out of the fishing tournament circuit, Lake Lanier is open for competitions again.

February 02, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


School board to vote on pre-K program

The Gainesville Board of Education discussed the financial status of its day care and pre-kindergarten programs Monday. The board aims for the programs to become revenue neutral for the school system.

February 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Vehicle hits parked train; 1 man hurt

One man sustained minor injuries when his Nissan Sentra struck a parked train Monday afternoon in Gainesville.

February 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman charged in attack on husband

A Gainesville woman has been charged with aggravated assault in a Saturday night fight with her husband, said Gainesville police Lt. Brian P. Kelly.

February 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


County might shuffle South Hall schools to save $1.5 million

The Hall County school board is considering transferring three South Hall schools to different school buildings in August to save $1.5 million in startup costs associated with opening the new Spout Springs high school.

February 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson’s mayor pro tem likes to make his garden grow

As the newly selected mayor pro tempore for the city of Jefferson, Councilman Roy Plott doesn't expect to have too many new responsibilities.

February 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Academy's new building was decades in the making

ATHENS - The new brick building on Oglethorpe Avenue that houses Rutland Academy may have been finished in 2008, but its true beginnings stretch back 40 years to a woman who wanted to help children with special needs.

February 02, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Woman who died in East Hall fire is identified

On Sunday, Hall County Coroner Marion Merck identified the victim of an early Saturday house fire as Patsy Rider of East Hall.

February 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville schools begin implementing strategic plan

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall narrows focus to specific tax collections

The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office has slowed its efforts to collect taxes owed on watercraft and personal property due to budget constraints and understaffing.

July 21, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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