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Children of laid-off teachers can stay in Hall system

The Hall County school board unanimously voted to amend its enrollment policy to allow children of about 100 "displaced" employees to continue attending Hall schools.

March 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Murder defendant says girlfriend shot herself

Solomon "Troy" Hester called 911 in tears, telling an operator, "my girl just shot herself."

March 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Vermont students spend spring break with children with disabilities

Instead of going to Cancun, Miami or some other fun-filled vacation spot, a group of students from the University of Vermont have driven down to Northeast Georgia for an "alternative" spring break.

March 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dahlonega Rite Aid opens temporary pharmacy

DAHLONEGA - A mobile pharmacy has been set up in the parking lot of the Rite Aid pharmacy at 566 E. Main St.

March 09, 2009 | | Local


Jefferson City Council takes on noise complaints

JEFFERSON - Noise levels in Jefferson have raised several issues for the Jefferson City Council.

March 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood council OKs new sign law

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday night to a much-debated and twice-revised amendment to the city's sign ordinance, changes that set controls on banners.

March 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man charged in Banks County theft

A 19-year-old Gainesville man was arrested Friday in connection with a Banks County theft.

March 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Three are arrested in separate drug cases

Two Cleveland men have been arrested after police say they found them in possession of $4,000 worth of prescription painkillers.

March 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


5-minute ruling: Jury says death penalty defendant competent to stand trial

It took a jury less than five minutes to decide that a man accused of abducting, raping and strangling a 4-year-old girl is mentally competent to stand trial.

March 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sellers, shoppers happy that DOT restarted work in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND - W. Sam Dixon's business is like an aging boxer who has taken a steady share of blows to the jaw over the years.

March 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


County, feds, private firm reach deal on old jail

It's not every day in the midst of a recession that a company comes to town with 160 jobs and a $7.5 million payroll.

March 09, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


This knock is no joke. Accurate census key to funding

Opening the door when a U.S. Census field representative knocks may be more important than you think.

It could make the difference between your community getting some extra federal funds, or not.

March 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local surplus store opens second location

Dave Goodridge considers himself to be a recycler.

March 09, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


‘Super Speeder’ bill up for vote today

A proposal to tack an extra $200 onto the speeding tickets of Georgia's worst offenders is by no means a shoo-in for approval.

March 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood takes another crack at sign regulation

Banners return to the Oakwood City Council agenda tonight.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Tech reorganization to help make programs consistent

Lanier Technical College has appointed its first dean of Allied Health as part of a reorganization designed to make instruction across its five campuses more consistent.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall turnout in runoff on pace with primary

Turnout during the early voting period for the July 22 runoff was on par with turnout during the May primary in Hall County.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax debate at core of Hall school board runoff

Brian Sloan and Mark Pettitt have a lot in common: Both are graduates of Johnson High School, both have a passion for education, and both are Republicans in favor of small government.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Prayer Band celebrates 64th anniversary with interfaith gathering

Hallelujahs were shouted, hands were raised and stories were told about how the Gainesville Prayer Band had impacted lives and churches for the past 64 years.

July 19, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


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