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State sees improvement on national math, reading exam

ATLANTA - Georgia fourth- and eighth-graders are performing only slightly better than they did two years ago on national reading and math exams, and most of the students tested continue to lag the national average in both subjects, data released Tuesday show.

November 01, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville council OKs traffic project near Lakeview

Gainesville will move forward on a project to slow traffic on two streets near Lakeview Academy.

November 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville motorsports park battle moves to Ga. Supreme Court

Dawsonville officials say they are not fazed that the battle over construction of a motorsports park in western Dawson County has shifted to the Georgia Supreme Court.

November 01, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood gears up for road project

Oakwood is gearing up to rebuild a 1-mile stretch of Old Oakwood Road between Mundy Mill and Mountain View roads.

November 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Exam tests students’ skills, not memories

Usually when students sit down to take a standardized test, they do so with a pencil and a brain overflowing with facts, figures and theories.

November 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Construction on state park pushed back

Construction on Don Carter State Park at Lake Lanier may not begin until 2012, Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials said Monday.

November 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Authorities net 44 pounds of drugs in take-back day

About 44 pounds of medication was collected Saturday through Hall County's participation in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, compared to 6 pounds collected during a similar effort six months ago.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Honda inventory down but OK

For the second time this year, Honda has been forced to cut U.S. and Canadian factory production by 50 percent.

October 31, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Oakwood budget hearing draws nobody

OAKWOOD - If there is any opposition to a proposed $6.5 million budget for Oakwood's city government, the council hasn't heard it.

October 31, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


County expands recycling options

Starting Saturday, Hall County residents can recycle mixed paper and cardboard at all 12 compactor sites.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. 365 paving finished

After five months, paving that started in June is complete on a Ga. 365 resurfacing project in Hall and Habersham counties.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Intersection loses left turn arrow

The intersection of Ga. 53 and Ga. 211 in South Hall County got a signal update Monday afternoon.

October 31, 2011 | | Local


Autopsy inconclusive on 2-year-old found Sunday

An autopsy on a 2-year-old girl found dead Sunday morning is inconclusive, according to Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks, spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

October 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Girl Scouts gather for reunion to mark the organization’s 100 years of existence

Girl Scouts from Hall County gathered Sunday at the Martha Hope Cabin to share stories, pictures, s'mores and campfire songs, and reconnect with other members of the organization.

October 30, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Belk holds charity sale on Saturday

Belk will host its semi-annual charity sale on Saturday, which benefits more than 45 local nonprofits and schools.

October 30, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville officials want to buy land, build pond to improve Midtown Greenway

Gainesville officials are embracing a $2.8 million watershed improvement project in midtown Gainesville that also promises to enhance the Midtown Greenway trail and eliminate ...

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plans advance for downtown Gainesville condos

Prospective buyers of luxury condos to be built on the square in downtown Gainesville are encouraged to get on the waiting list as design plans ...

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ask the Times: Statues of presidents made of marble

What do those big white statues in Gainesville by the downtown square consist of?

August 11, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Riverside honors Strickland, Bagwell at Sandy Beaver Awards banquet

Two men were honored Thursday night for their strong business leadership and generosity to the community in a dinner that continues that legacy of generosity ...

August 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County OKs last piece of sewer project

The last major piece of Hall County's sewer expansion into North Hall was approved Thursday night by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Shaw Carter remembered: Gainesville, world 'has lost a bright light’

Family and friends remembered Shaw Carter for his humor and ability to "take everything in stride" while battling a heart condition that led to a ...

August 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Howard chosen Gainesville’s new Main Street manager

Gainesville native Kristen Howard is stepping into the position of Main Street manager for Gainesville.

August 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Castillo found guilty in Tadmore Park shooting, gets life in prison

Following an hour of deliberations Thursday, a jury convicted Saul Castillo on all counts in the Father's Day 2013 fatal shooting at Tadmore Park ...

August 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville carves out downtown dining district for public alcohol consumption

Gainesville officials unveiled a map establishing broad boundary lines for allowing dining patrons to consume alcohol in public downtown.

August 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Culver’s joins list of eateries coming to Braselton

More eateries are coming to Braselton, including a possible Culver's restaurant.

August 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia gets allies in water wars legal fight

A deluge of counties and cities on Monday joined in the war for water among Georgia and Florida that centers on Lake Lanier and the ...

August 09, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Protesters air frustration over health care at raucous Collins town hall

Frustration over health care was front and center at a raucous town hall held Wednesday by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

August 09, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Defendant testifies in Tadmore Park fatal shooting case

Saul Castillo took the stand as the last witness in his trial regarding a Father's Day 2013 shooting after a soccer game.

August 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Principal of 7th Hall high school has sights set on next year

While all the other principals in Hall County Schools have spent this week focused on the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, Wes McGee has ...

August 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville homeowners raise concerns over townhomes project

A spokesman for homeowners at The Woodlands on Lake Brenau said Wednesday that property owners will regroup after failing this week to slow down a ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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