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Gainesville Schools looks to pinpoint what works, what doesn’t

Gainesville City Schools are trying to get beyond the test scores and get down to success on a student-by-student basis.

July 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man hurt in waterfall accident in North Hall

A Duluth man was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta Monday after falling down a waterfall in the remote Glade Shoals in North Hall.

July 20, 2010 | By Jeff Gill and Melissa Weinman jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


7 local schools fail to meet federal standards

Adequate Yearly Progress results show that five Hall County schools and two Gainesville schools did not meet AYP under No Child Left Behind standards.

July 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County schools find money for student testing

In the midst of tough budget cuts for schools, the Hall County school board found ways to approve funding for testing and technology.

July 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville City Countil to discuss alcohol, adult entertainment issues

At this morning's work session, the Gainesville City Council is planning to discuss changing some of its ordinances related to alcoholic beverages and adult entertainment.

July 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Summer 'always difficult time' for blood donations

While most people are too busy with vacation plans to donate blood during the summer, that's just the time when contributions are needed most.

July 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County wants to get rid of delinquent properties

Hall County is considering ways to get delinquent properties off their hands.

July 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson County Chamber of Commerce moving from downtown to Ga. 400

DAWSONVILLE - After spending 15 years in the historic downtown jail building, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials felt it was time to break out.

July 19, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Final leg progresses on Thurmon Tanner Parkway

OAKWOOD - Traveling to Oakwood's old town might take a little longer starting later this month.

July 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council changes meeting dates

The Flowery Branch City Council's meeting dates for August and September have been changed.

July 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fiber optic work for region continuing

Building a multi-million dollar regional Internet network may be no easy task, but the North Georgia Network Cooperative is making progress.

July 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Corps sets sights on abandoned dock eyesores

Even as it is working to permit new docks on Lake Lanier, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hoping to some day get rid of abandoned - and often unsightly - ones in an effort with the Lake Lanier Association.

July 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Our Neighbor make strides with bookstore

Our Neighbor opened a used bookstore on the Gainesville square to give young adults a place to work, and now Hall Area Transit is giving them a way to get there.

July 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Cold cases: 1991 murder of Gainesville man gets new look from city police

No one was sure why anyone would want to kill Jake Claude Porter.

July 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school officials set goals for coming school year

School officials are already getting ready to go back to school.

July 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Carjacking case goes forward with kidnapping charge included

A Gainesville man accused of an attempted carjacking told police he thought the victim had been following him for days, according to testimony Monday.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Motion to table Enota school project fails, another meeting coming on issue

The Gainesville school board agreed to hold a meeting discussing the building of a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy after a motion to "table the ...

July 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Mary Hart Wilheit

Mary Hart Wilheit served as executive director of Gainesville/Hall '96 and its efforts to bring the Olympics to Gainesville. She shares her memories of ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Two people, dog killed by fire Monday morning in Clarkesville

Two people and a pet died Monday morning after a mobile home caught fire in Clarkesville, according to authorities.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

BATON ROUGE, La. - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than ...

July 17, 2016 | By Mike Kunzelman Associated Press | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Steve Gilliam

Gilliam, a Gainesville attorney, served as vice chairman of Gainesville Hall '96 and helped oversee the preparations of the venue at Clarks Bridge Park. He ...

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Lanier Tech to tweet for grant money in contest

Lanier Technical College is looking for some help so it can provide more help to its students.

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convened upon Georgia's highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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