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State OKs Hall’s 4 charter school bids

Hall County Schools welcomed four more charter schools to its ranks Thursday when the Georgia Board of Education approved the proposals during its monthly meeting.

June 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Food bank hits milestone, now seeks new home

After distributing more than 1 million pounds of food across five counties, one local food bank is ready to keep growing - they just need to find the right space.

June 10, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Graduation ceremony signals a fresh start

Crystal Buffington grew up with absentee parents, and she didn't want the same for her children.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville woman recovering from hit-and-run in Italy

Julie Bryan's spirits were soaring.

June 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rise in Gainesville property taxes on horizon

With less revenue coming in, the city of Gainesville is proposing to increase its existing millage rate by 0.26 mills.

June 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students try fun professions at 'eXtreme' summer program

With tall chef hats on their heads, students scurried around the room with pastry bags, bowls and handfuls of sugar. Freshly baked cupcakes and scones lined tables along a wall, and the scent of sweets permeated the hallway.

June 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 indicted in alleged Belton Bridge Park murder plot

The wife of a man shot to death on Valentine's Day in a remote Hall County park was indicted Thursday along with two others in connection with his murder.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Three arrested in large cocaine bust on Atlanta Highway

Hall County authorities made their largest drug bust in more than a year when they seized more than 6 pounds of cocaine outside an Atlanta Highway laundromat this week, officials said Thursday.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commissioners OK budget with no tax increase

The Hall County Board of Commissioners easily passed next year's budget Thursday with a round of applause at its board meeting.

June 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville couple recovering from van crash injuries

After surgeries Thursday morning, the Gainesville couple injured in a crash that demolished the front of their church's van Wednesday afternoon in Kentucky are on the way to recovery.

June 10, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Students show improvement in statewide CRCT exams

Statewide scores for the test that determines schools' success were released Wednesday, and most subject areas showed improvement.

June 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


5 injured in church bus crash

A Gainesville church's mission trip took a terrifying turn Wednesday afternoon when the group's van crashed on Highway 92 East in Kentucky, leaving two adult leaders and three teenagers injured - but their mission wasn't interrupted for long.

June 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Judge hears testimony in Hall poisoning case

When a team of deputies entered an east Hall County home to search for evidence of a poisoning, the smell of bleach was the first thing they noticed.

June 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Elimination of school seclusion rooms supported at hearing

Don and Tina King may finally see something positive come from their son's death.

June 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Colleges to check citizenship of fall applicants

Colleges and universities across the state must now review the citizenship of all fall 2010 applicants.

June 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges added in case involving teen shot in back

More teenagers were charged in an incident Saturday night involving a teenager shot in the back, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man stole more than $12,000 of property

A Buford man is charged with stealing more than $12,000 worth of property in incidents on Lakeshore Road.

February 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


N. Hall, S. Hall subdivision plans face opposition at planning board meeting

Two subdivision plans featuring more than 150 lots each ran into opposition from neighbors and questions from the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday night.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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