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Hall County summer school changes will save $1 million

Hall County students who fail the state's standardized test this year won't have to give up days on the lake to retake the test in summer school this June.

February 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rep. Deal: Energy bills ‘bad news’ for Southeast

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal said energy-related bills now working their way through Congress could be bad news to industry in the Southeast.

February 28, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


New credit union gets a strong welcome

The president and chief executive of the newest credit union in Hall County said the financial business already has exceeded its first year projection for new accounts in just three months.

February 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Braselton to crack down on business license fees

HOSCHTON - From the restaurants and shops in City Square to the residents making and selling wares out of their homes, all businesses in Hoschton need a business license to operate in the city limits.

February 27, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cumming bomb scare turns out to be just a toolbox

A three-block area of downtown Cumming was cleared for a couple hours Thursday morning as authorities examined a suspicious toolbox.

February 27, 2009 | | Local


Lottery sales keep rising, but the recession keeps them in check

Anticipation may be high for tonight's drawing of the multistate Mega Millions lottery, with a jackpot that has grown to $171 million.

February 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Narcotics officer hurt in undercover drug operation

Two people are facing drug charges Thursday night after a Gainesville undercover operation that sent one narcotics officer to the hospital with superficial injuries.

February 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Perdue condemns firing of DOT chief

The State Transportation Board voted Thursday to fire Commissioner Gena Evans, citing a need for change at the top.

February 27, 2009 | Board votes 9-3 to oust Gena Evans | Local


New arrest made in BB gun vandalism

A third person has been arrested in connection with an early-morning BB gun shooting spree that left nearly 40 cars damaged.

February 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group puts focus on joys of wedlock

Matrimony, proponents say, does more than a couple good.

February 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drivers services to extend hours starting next week

The folks at the Department of Driver Services have noticed something about their customers: They don't like spending much time waiting to get their license.

February 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


County board discusses recycling

The Hall County Board of Commissioners talked a lot of trash at its board meeting Thursday.

February 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Judge issues injunction in tax preparer lawsuit

A tax-season tussle between a Gainesville income tax preparation office and the biggest company in the business prompted a judge to order the local company to keep its hands and pencils off the W2s of H&R Block's customers.

February 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville council debate: Promote city or save?

Gainesville City Council members were faced today with the question of whether to invest in the future or save every penny to deal with current financial duress.

February 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hospital system’s phone numbers will change Sunday

Northeast Georgia Health System will change its phone numbers beginning Sunday.

February 27, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 killed in I-985 wreck in Gwinnett County

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 985.

October 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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