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Hall School District aiming to improve central office security

Security is a top priority for local schools, but the Hall County School District also wants to improve the security of its central office.

January 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont Town Council appears set with 2 qualifying candidates

Clermont Town Council appears set to have two new members.

January 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Witnesses praise day care worker during child cruelty trial

Defense witnesses presented a different picture of Eddye Pittmon in a child cruelty case in Hall Superior Court Wednesday, portraying her as a skillful day care teacher.

January 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal gives lawmakers more time to review education overhaul

Gov. Nathan Deal urged state lawmakers to spend this year's legislative session studying sweeping changes to Georgia's public education system, temporarily backing away from contentious proposals to tie teacher pay to student performance and overhaul the state's method for funding schools.

January 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville attorney John Breakfield announces run for State Court bench

A Gainesville attorney announced Wednesday his intent to run for the Hall County State Court judgeship.

January 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia president says school looking at Lanier Tech facilities

As the University of North Georgia experiences growth on all of its campuses, its administration is looking to expand to nearby facilities.

January 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bought a Powerball ticket? Watch out for these scams

If you get a phone call, letter or email telling you that you've won some money from the big Powerball jackpot, don't get excited. It's a scam.

January 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 pistols recovered after arrests in Southern jewelry heists

ATLANTA - Two loaded, semi-automatic pistols were recovered by federal agents from a Georgia apartment following the arrests of two suspects in a spree of jewelry store robberies across the South, newly filed court records show.

January 12, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Gainesville business provides employee with a wheelchair van for son

Roberto Morales called his supervisor Pete Myers 13 years ago to ask for the day off because his family had just been in a terrible wreck on the way to school.

January 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont now has 2 Town Council candidates

Two people have now qualified to run for Clermont's two vacant Town Council seats.

January 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


More single-family homes could be on way at Mundy Mill mixed-use development

The prospect of constructing a new elementary school off Mundy Mill Road in Gainesville has shifted plans to build out a massive residential and commercial project in the area.

January 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Victim testifies in alleged kidnapping, sexual assault case

The victim of an alleged kidnapping, sexual assault and attempted rape testified in front of a jury Tuesday.

January 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Doctor describes toddler’s burn injuries in court case

A doctor who treated 16-month-old Damon Gaddis for burns in June 2014 testified in Hall County Superior Court on Tuesday that the child likely was scalded.

January 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former principal Ben Fouts led with ‘calm, humble spirit’

Ben Fouts wasn't known for being a talker, but he made an impact that has his former co-workers and students in Hall County remembering him fondly this week.

January 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Authorities: Fire accidental, caused by electrical problem

The cause of a fire off Cleveland Highway early Monday has been determined to be an electrical problem, according to Hall County Fire Services.

January 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges added in case involving teen shot in back

More teenagers were charged in an incident Saturday night involving a teenager shot in the back, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man stole more than $12,000 of property

A Buford man is charged with stealing more than $12,000 worth of property in incidents on Lakeshore Road.

February 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


N. Hall, S. Hall subdivision plans face opposition at planning board meeting

Two subdivision plans featuring more than 150 lots each ran into opposition from neighbors and questions from the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday night.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota school plans depend on many uncertain factors

The move of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students during construction of a new school has a number of factors that remain uncertain. As a result ...

February 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Days could be numbered for historic Dahlonega building

Plans to demolish a historic building in downtown Dahlonega and build an upscale, boutique hotel in its place can now move forward after the City ...

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Organizations say blood donations dropped to nearly nonexistent this winter

Across Georgia, blood banks are in dire need of the blood donations that save lives on a daily basis. Due to the recent weather the ...

February 01, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Library system now offering passport service

The close location and helpful assistance made life easy for Lindsey White and her two children on Monday as they applied for passports ahead of ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


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