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Lumpkin grand jury clears trooper in fatal crash

A Lumpkin County grand jury this week declined to return a vehicular homicide indictment against a Georgia State Patrol trooper involved in an accident that killed a motorcyclist.

May 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Free teen driving course offered at Gainesville College

Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error is sponsoring a free, two-hour teen driving course to help guide parents and teens aged 14-16 through the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time required by Georgia law. A parent or guardian is required to attend the class with each teen driver.

May 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


State patrol post getting its face-lift

Construction is now under way on the new Georgia State Patrol Post 6.

May 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State news conference to be held at Fair Street Baccalaureate World School

Forty-four schools from across Georgia will be announced as "No Excuses" schools today at a news conference by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at Gainesville's Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

May 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County to test weather sirens this morning

At about 10 this morning, Hall County Central Communications/E911 will conduct an audible test of the severe weather warning system.

May 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jackson County commission OKs leasing detention center

JEFFERSON - A building that closed last year may get a new lease on life as the Jackson County Board of Commissioners enters into discussions with the Georgia Department of Corrections for its use.

May 19, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson students beat state average on tests

When it comes to required tests, students in the Jefferson City Schools system are ahead of the state curve in many areas.

May 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Retiring principal gets her own day

The Gainesville mayor's office proclaimed Tuesday "Jill Goforth Day" in honor of the New Holland Core Knowledge Academy principal who is retiring from a nearly 30-year career in education.

May 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lawsuit hasn't hindered Northeast Georgia Medical Center's plans for South Hall

BRASELTON - Northeast Georgia Medical Center officials say plans for a hospital campus at Medical Plaza 1 in Braselton remain on schedule as litigation with Barrow Regional Medical Center continues.

May 19, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Public defender hurt in wreck

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris was in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital Tuesday night after being airlifted with severe injuries following a traffic accident.

May 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Awards flow for Gainesville water system

The executive director of the state's association of water professionals came to Gainesville today with an armload of awards for the city's Public Utilities Department.

May 19, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bus tour to stop at Centennial Arts Academy

Gainesville school system's Centennial Arts Academy has been selected by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education as one of six stops on the 17th Annual Bus Trip Across Georgia.

May 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gas prices creeping up as holiday approaches

The price of gasoline in Georgia has climbed 29 cents a gallon since May 1, surpassing the national average price surge of 25 cents during the same time.

May 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school system faces tough budget choices

The Gainesville school board will spend the next month or so determining its priorities as it builds a roughly $51 million general fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

May 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson City Council approves changes to noise ordinance

After months of discussion and public input, the Jefferson City Council finally has reached a resolution concerning updates to the city's existing noise ordinance.

May 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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