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Jefferson Parks and Recreation is offering variety of classes

JEFFERSON - While maintaining award-winning athletic programs, the city of Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department also is working to continue broadening its offerings to appeal to more residents.

November 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Smithgall gets second honorary doctorate

As a former journalist, not much gets by Lessie Smithgall. But with a lot of planning and a few tricks, Brenau University administrators were able to pull the wool over her eyes Friday - at least for a little while.

November 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Students apply to colleges via Web

Seniors at Chestatee, East Hall and Gainesville high schools got a ticket out of class and into the computer lab to apply to colleges online this week.

November 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Those autumn leaves are everywhere

Flowery Branch resident Paulette Kennedy doesn't mind leaves covering up her driveway.

November 14, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Gainesville State looks forward to new academic building

After seven years of financial planning, Gainesville State College administrators on Friday celebrated the ground breaking of the college's much-needed new academic building.

November 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Volunteers set out today for cleanup

Hall County marshals and a slew of volunteers will take to the streets of District 4 this morning to help people clean up their neighborhoods.

November 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Hall County Commissioners want signs only in English for next election

The Hall County Board of Commissioners at its board meeting Thursday told the elections office to stick to English-only signs in the next election.

November 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Corps: Rising Lanier has submerged some docks

On the heels of this week's heavy rainfall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it has heard from many Lake Lanier residents whose docks and walkways now are under water.

November 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

2 charged in wire, fixture theft

Gainesville police have charged two Flowery Branch men with burglary for reportedly stealing items from a vacant house.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Hall Humane Society offers pet photos with Santa

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is offering pet photos with Santa Claus this weekend.

November 12, 2009 | | Local

Red Cross holds food drive for two local charities

Through Dec. 24, the American Red Cross is urging blood donors to help two Hall County charities.

November 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Fashion ‘friend-raiser’ benefits Challenged Child and Friends

Dozens of models pranced down the runway at Chattahoochee Country Club on Thursday to raise awareness for Challenged Child and Friends.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Students safe after 2 school buses collide

Two Hall County school buses carrying students had a minor collision in the parking lot of Lanier Elementary after school Thursday.

November 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Jefferson school board OKs purchase of 2 school buses

JEFFERSON - A recent act of vandalism has caused the Jefferson City Schools Board of Education to make an unexpected purchase.

November 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

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Local French speakers say ‘seed of love’ will grow in wake of Paris attacks

Montine Whelchel Smith, who has a trip to Paris written on her bucket list, said the feelings of love will overpower hatred after attacks Friday ...

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kid’s dream of firefighting comes to life

Facing the first fire of his career, Sean Robertson walked hand in hand Monday with Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief Tyler Dorsey.

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Scores lower on ‘more rigorous’ Georgia Milestones tests

Full results of the Georgia Milestones are in, and scores across the board are lower than those of previous assessments.

November 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Chickens slow traffic on Green Street

Chickens slowed traffic in the heart of Gainesville, the poultry capital of the world, Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Local students take cue from Missouri race protests

When protesters at the University of Missouri forced the school's president to resign last week after his perceived mishandling of racist incidents on campus ...

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Free Range Art’s first piece unveiled in downtown Gainesville

The Public Art Committee of Vision 2030 unveiled the first installation of its Free Range Art Project series on Monday afternoon in the Hunt Tower ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Suspect sought after shooting of occupied vehicle

A Gainesville man is being sought in a Monday afternoon shooting of an occupied vehicle off Cleveland Highway in North Hall County.

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deal says he will not accept Syrian refugees in Georgia

Several U.S. governors, including Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Quiz: Learn more about your neighbors in Hall County

The U.S. Census Bureau is perhaps best known for its population estimates.

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Revised Lula sign ordinance set for public hearing

Reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, Lula is proposing changes to its sign ordinance that explicitly says it doesn't ...

November 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former Habersham deputy accused of providing false info has trial in December

The former Habersham County Sheriff's Office deputy accused of providing false information for a search warrant that led to injuries for a toddler is ...

November 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Georgia Milestones: A guide to understanding test scores

After a year of complex, contested and, at times, confusing testing, the scores from the first year of Georgia Milestones will be released Monday.

November 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

9-year-old burn survivor succeeds in classroom

Gracie Lowell Turpin reads, writes and, according to her big brother Tyler, loves music and recess.

November 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Fire heavily damages Gainesville house

A house in the 600 block of Tommy Aaron Drive in Gainesville was heavily damaged by fire about midnight Saturday "and will probably be considered ...

November 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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