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Local schools make progress; state doesn’t

Although nearly one-third of the state's more than 2,000 public schools failed to meet No Child Left Behind this year, the Gainesville school system maintained its standing and the Hall County school system improved compared to last year.

July 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Insurance agent charged with Medicare fraud

FLOWERY BRANCH - An insurance agent from Flowery Branch was arrested Friday morning on allegations that he forged Medicare applications of two elderly women in order to receive a commission check.

July 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Office park builder not worried about building’s vacancy

OAKWOOD - A speculative building for Oakwood South Industrial Park East on H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway has sat empty for about a year, but the park's builder says it's not concerned about slow development of the 70-acre park.

July 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


GB&T officially no more

At 2 p.m. Thursday, an era in banking ended in Gainesville.

July 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Charges against Gainesville Middle School principal dismissed

Charges have been dropped against a Gainesville Middle School principal who was arrested earlier this month for driving on a canceled license.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Northeast Georgia still in ‘exceptional’ drought

Despite torrential rains in much of the area Tuesday night, Northeast Georgia remains in an "exceptional" drought, the worst category.

July 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Former Flowery Branch coach charged with stalking

A former Flowery Branch High School coach has been arrested and charged with stalking.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GeoTech Center picks Gainesville State College as its partner

Gainesville State College will serve as the southeastern hub for the new National Geospatial Technology Center starting in September.

July 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County Sheriff's deputy arrested

A Hall County Sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after being arrested in Habersham County early Thursday.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County makes changes to tax assessors board

The Hall County commission approved major changes to the controversial tax assessors board by adding people and taking away funding at Thursday's meeting.

July 28, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Will wage hike affect businesses?

Today's 70 cent hike in the federal minimum wage may largely go unnoticed in Hall County.

July 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Chamber seeks most-fit company in area

As part of the VISION 2030 HealthSmart Community Challenge, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce health care committee is looking for the most-fit company in Gainesville-Hall County.

July 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Restoration program awards grants for wetlands

Southern Co., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Association of Counties and Wildlife Habitat Council announced that 10 new wetland, riparian and coastal conservation grants have been awarded in the Southeast through the Five Star Restoration Program.

July 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County to pursue funds for reservoir

Water worries are prompting some to seek out creative solutions.

July 28, 2008 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Olympic recognition: US committee names regatta competitor ‘athlete of the month’

When Emily Vinson was in the fifth grade she realized that ballet slippers did not quite fit her. She decided to try flatwater kayaking on for size.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Council to amend adult entertainment ordinance, refinance bonds

Gainesville City Council is prepared to amend its adult entertainment ordinance requiring businesses to post notice and advertise their intent to seek a license.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Green Warren Dental Clinic recognizes its founder

In 1997, Dr. Ed Burnette founded the Green Warren Dental Clinic, which provides free dental care for Hall County families without health insurance.

September 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Oakwood proposes 50 percent property tax hike in 2015

Oakwood is proposing to raise property taxes in 2015 by 50 percent.

September 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County changes employee health benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to implement changes to employee health care benefits in an effort to encourage workers to use the county's new pharmacy and clinic, set to open in January.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mobile home park stabbing victim ID’d, recovering

Police have identified the victim in a Gainesville mobile home park stabbing Aug. 30.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Children in stable condition after Gainesville car accident

Seven people were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Pearl Nix Parkway this afternoon, but all are stable and have been transported for nonemergency treatment, said Gainesville Fire Department public information officer Keith Smith.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The United Way of Hall County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday morning at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, boasting about $550,000 in donations already from 23 "pace setter" companies.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area emergency personnel gather to honor the fallen

Gainesville's police and fire departments will remember the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks this morning.

September 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall OKs funds to replace faulty firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved funding this morning for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform to replace the one involved in a July accident that seriously injured three firefighters.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students rally for teacher who talks about faith

CANTON - Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he's standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom.

September 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Badge and Bar: Two indicted in kidnapping, assault case

Two Gainesville residents have been indicted on charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault, accused of dragging the victim into the bathroom of a Gainesville apartment.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Clinics event to honor volunteers, raise funds

Good News Clinics runs on the work of volunteers, and there are a lot of them - about 40 doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, 40 dentists and even more nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and community members.

September 11, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Flowery Branch man indicted in his brother’s Christmas Day death

A Flowery Branch man has been indicted on murder charges for the Christmas Day death of his brother.

September 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


South Hall park may open by spring

The sun broke through the clouds just in time to witness the official groundbreaking at Cherokee Bluffs Park.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man cycles across US for pets and vets

Charleston, S.C.-based Neil Grehlinger is cycling approximately 4,000 miles across the U.S. to help match rescue dogs and soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder.

September 10, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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