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Hall, Gainesville expect most schools to meet testing standards

Results for school-level Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests lead school officials to believe most Gainesville city and Hall County schools will meet federal accountability requirements and achieve Adequate Yearly Progress this year.

July 07, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Economy strains heat relief program for seniors

Polly Williams knows the value of some fresh air.

July 07, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal is early fundraising front-runner

In the contest to raise cash among Republican candidates vying to be the next governor of Georgia, Gainesville's Nathan Deal suddenly is in the lead.

July 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Firefighters battle South Hall blaze

A South Hall home was damaged Tuesday night by a fire that was called in by someone passing by.

July 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bank robbed Monday in Braselton

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred Monday afternoon at the Hometown Community Bank on Ga. 124 near the Traditions of Braselton community.

July 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Staff changes sweep through US Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake Lanier office

If it hasn't been done already, it may be time to print up a new staff directory at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Buford Dam office.

July 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local fan won tickets to Jackson's memorial service, but couldn't get flight in time

She could have been one of about 9,000 fans at Michael Jackson's memorial on Tuesday.

July 07, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville hopes stimulus grant leads to replacement fire station

Gainesville firefighters are crossing their fingers in hopes their department will be selected to receive federal stimulus funding to rebuild the city's oldest fire station.

July 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville's annexation plans irk Hall officials

Some Hall County commissioners are ready to do all they can to prevent the city of Gainesville from annexing county businesses near the city lines.

July 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State Court of Appeals hears case about Hall teen's hanging

The Georgia Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday in the case of a 13-year-old Hall County boy who hanged himself inside a school for emotionally challenged children.

July 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch cleans up sewer spill

Flowery Branch officials have cleaned up a sewer spill of less than 1,000 gallons in a cul-de-sac on Victoria Drive off Spring Street.

A resident called the city to report the spill, which involved sewer flowing out of a manhole in the street, City Manager Bill Andrew said this morning.

July 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman dies after trying to rescue boy in Lake Lanier

The roads and waterways were busy, but aside from at least one water-related death, Hall County ended the July Fourth holiday on a relatively quiet note.

July 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Humane Society faring OK in recession

In these hard economic times, the Humane Society of Hall County could use a few more stray dollars.

July 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pilots save puppies from canine death row

On Sunday, 18 puppies had the ride of their lives.

July 07, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


'Historic' feat: All Hall schools make 'Adequate Yearly Progress'

All 34 Hall County schools met "Adequate Yearly Progress" this year for the first time ever based on preliminary reports, said Superintendent Will Schofield.

July 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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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


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Applications open for NGCF Community Impact Grants

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Community Impact Grants.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Tornado watch in effect for area until 3 p.m.

Heavy thunderstorms are moving through North Georgia today, with Hall County and the rest of the region under a tornado watch until 3 p.m.

April 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s budget solid, future less clear

The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.

April 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flight center honors late instructor at ceremony

Family and co-workers of the Lanier Flight Center instructor who died after an October plane crash honored the passionate aviator Saturday in the most fitting way: teaching people to fly.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents say ‘no’ to state milestones test

It's arguably a question of parental rights.

April 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Laurel Park hosts Five Points of Life Kids marathon

Gainesville is the newest of the 10 cities in Florida, Georgia and Alabama to host the Five Points of Life Kids marathon. The Five Points of Life Foundation, started by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, hosted the marathons as a fun way to get kids active. Participants walk or run 25 miles over a specified amount of time logging their distance as they go.

April 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Incidents put new focus on security in Hall courtrooms

Like their adult counterparts, juvenile offenders can pose potential threats for deputies working to secure the Hall County Courthouse.

April 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Water wars’ latest chapter is big legal affair

Typically, the real legal maneuvering begins once a lawsuit is filed.

April 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds brave the rain for babies in March of Dimes event

Even with a chance of rain, more than 400 people took part in the March for Babies Walk on Saturday at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville.

April 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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