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School board aims to ease Enota traffic ills

Gainesville school officials hope that parking and other changes at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will help ease traffic woes, particularly in the morning when parents park to walk their children into school.

March 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ninth-graders may have option to transfer for international program

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County school system is looking at allowing rising ninth-graders interested in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to start their high school career at Johnson High School, one of the Hall County high schools offering the program.

Students wouldn't be able to start the two-year program until 11th grade, but they'd already be accustomed to the high school before starting the program.

March 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community volunteers encourage kids to open up books

After his morning workout, the Atlanta Falcons David Patterson stopped by Chicopee Woods Elementary for some light reading.

The 285-pound defensive lineman's choice of material: "The Lady With the Alligator Purse."

March 15, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Diesel fuel leaks in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - An overturned rig leaked between 400 and 500 gallons of diesel fuel on a vacant lot Monday in northern Flowery Branch.

Authorities received the call about the leaking diesel fuel at 8:30 a.m. Monday, but are not sure how long the fuel had been leaking from the overturned rig, said Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

March 15, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


21-gun salute, honor guard memorializes former Gainesville police chief

It was an unusual friendship - a Baptist police chief and a Catholic priest.

March 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Don’t be a victim

Terry Floyd brought her 20-year-old daughter to an Oakwood sporting goods store Saturday morning for a two-hour presentation on personal safety, from locks and alarms to cars, phones and computers.

March 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall superintendent says school voucher bill would face court challenge

A bill now before the state Senate proposes to open the door wider for vouchers in Georgia.

March 13, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Breast cancer survivors stay afloat

It's going to take more than a bout with breast cancer and low lake levels to slow down the paddlers of Dragon Boat Atlanta.

Two dozen breast cancer survivors and supporters participated in a two-day paddle training session at Lake Lanier this weekend to prepare for the upcoming paddling season that runs through November. The survivors and supporters sat in pairs while paddling the waters of Lake Lanier in a 20-seat Asian-style dragon boat, which is decorated with a dragon head and tail for competitions.

March 13, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Newtown Florist Club shows off activist group's new headquarters

For the last four months, Gainesville High School students have joined Newtown residents in preparing for the opening of the Newtown Florist Club's Desota Street office.

March 13, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville school board to discuss Enota traffic

The Gainesville City Board of Education plans to talk Monday about how growing traffic on Enota Avenue is affecting Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

March 13, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teaching the language of the dead

BY STEPHEN GURR

March 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tri-state water battle headed to courts

The 18-year battle between Georgia, Florida and Alabama over water appears headed back to federal court.

March 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


National reading day honors Dr. Seuss' birthday

Hall County children will gather in a most magical way today, to celebrate the 104th birthday of Dr. Seuss.

The National Education Association is hosting the 11th annual Read Across America day to honor Theodor Seuss Geisel, the beloved author who brought rhyme and fun into the lives of countless children worldwide. More than 45 million parents and children are expected to participate in the birthday celebration that aims to get more children's eyes away from the television and into a good book.

March 13, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Serious business: Seminar aims to help companies plan for pandemic

If an influenza pandemic strikes, every segment of the community is going to be affected, including businesses.

But convincing companies that they need to be prepared has been a tough sell.

March 13, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Adoption attorney questions actions by Lumpkin court clerk

An adoption attorney from White County wants Edward Tucker, 35-year clerk of court for Lumpkin County, to rethink how he does business.

March 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Agency seeks gifts for seniors, children

Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging and Chick-fil-A are teaming up this holiday season to provide Christmas gifts to needy area seniors and children.

December 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Continuous flow intersection construction to begin in early '15

Georgia's first continuous flow intersection is set to begin construction early next year.

December 10, 2014 | By AMANDA HEAD ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Ministry seeks help with backpacks to aid area homeless

A New Walk church in Gainesville is seeking backpacks to distribute to homeless people in the area.

December 10, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


SPLOST draft list includes roadwork, 911 upgrades

Hall County government officials on Tuesday released a draft list of potential SPLOST VII projects, including potentially $46.7 million budgeted for road improvement projects.

December 09, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cagle urges 'big and bold' approach to transportation issues

ATHENS - In the face of a nationwide infrastructure crisis, Georgia needs to be "big and bold" in meeting its long-term transportation needs, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle told a large gathering of transportation officials Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family offers forgiveness as man sentenced for killing grandmother

Ronnie Quqomeki Rucker didn't know his grandmother Lula Bell Howard, 70, had died as he talked with investigators after he stabbed Howard at her home.

December 09, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local




Brenau gets green light on physical therapy doctorate program

Brenau University will soon be accepting and educating future doctors of physical therapy.

December 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville planning board OKs one request, denies another

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board met Tuesday night to discuss requests for a rezoning and a zoning amendment.

December 09, 2014 | | Local


Suspect identified in Monday stabbing

The suspect and victim in a stabbing Monday morning have been identified.

December 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


US unveils federal law enforcement profiling curbs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments as the nation tackles questions about the role race plays in policing.

December 09, 2014 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Local


The Local Agenda: State legislators to discuss issues over breakfast

Legislators representing Hall County under the Gold Dome are scheduled to talk about the upcoming legislative session at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast.

December 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau construction remains on schedule

The extensive construction on Brenau University's campus is well underway and right on schedule for completion next year.

December 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall commissioners discuss tennis court repairs

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Monday took up the issue of tennis court repairs at the Village at Deaton Creek in Hoschton.

December 08, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall to release sales tax projects list

Residents planning to attend a final public input meeting Thursday on a proposed extension of the special purpose local option sales tax should have some projects to consider if they go.

December 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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