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Hall County school system considers shuffling grades

The Hall County school system typically redraws attendance boundary lines when it prepares to open a school.

But the system is looking at another option that won't require families to change school districts when it opens the new high school in South Hall in the fall of 2009.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barrow County: Patrol IDs 2 wreck victims

Two people were killed and five were injured as the result of a four-car collision in Barrow County Sunday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Kathern Collier, 7, and Nancy Hamrick, 69, both of Winder, died Sunday afternoon in a four-car collision at the intersection of Ga. 211 and Old Thompson Mill Road.

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County to reimburse Flowery Branch for upgrading sewage station

Hall County Board of Commissioners proposed to reimburse Flowery Branch up to $75,000 for upgrading the city's Martin Road Elementary sewer pump station Monday.

March 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New stop signs coming to Northside, Nix, Sunset

By the end of this week, motorists in the Northside Drive area will have a little more time to stop and think.

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students debate ways to educate

To cap off Black History Month activities at Gainesville State College, five students discussed the value of black history education in schools.

The college's Black Student Association and Debate Club sponsored the panel discussion, featuring Brittany Perry, Amon Kirk, Nicholas Humphrey, Frank N'Danema and Broderick Jones.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Patrol IDs wreck victims

The Georgia State Patrol has released the names of two females who were killed as a result of a four-car collision in Barrow County.

Seven-year-old Kathern Collier and 69-year-old Nancy Hamrick, both of Winder, died Sunday afternoon in a four-car collision at the intersection of state route 211 and Old Thompson Mill Road.

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Grease fire burns home; no one injured

GAINESVILLE - No one was harmed when grease ignited in a house full of eight people early Monday.

The house, on the 1600 block of March Drive, sustained nearly $70,000 in damage and has been deemed unlivable, said Capt. Scott Cagle with the Hall County Fire Department.

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall schools let teacher candidates come to them

Hall County's school system used to take its recruiting efforts on the road as it, like others throughout Georgia, scratched and clawed its way through the tight, highly competitive teacher market.

March 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barrow wreck kills two

A four-car collision in Barrow County at the intersection of Ga. 211 and Old Thompson Mill Road left two dead Sunday afternoon, said the Georgia State Patrol. The wreck occurred at about 3 p.m. and left Ga. 211 westbound shutdown from approximately 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Fun run/walk raises $40,000 for Challenged Child

Hundreds of runners, volunteers and children poured into River Forks Park Sunday afternoon for the 16th Annual Challenged Child and Friends 5K Fun Run and One Mile Run/Walk.

March 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Program promotes exercise, Georgia

The University of Georgia and Hall County Cooperative Extension Service are inviting you to take a walk across the state.

March 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Branching out with downtown project

There are big changes in store for downtown Flowery Branch - $15 million worth of change to be exact.

March 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jentezen Franklin: 2 coasts, 1 message

Standing on the stage before a packed house of 3,000 people, the Rev. Jentezen Franklin is a force of kinetic energy.

March 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mama’s death is Ronda Rich’s saddest tale

The South lost one of its great characters Sunday.

March 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Despite rain, lake still hurts

Above-normal rains this month mean for the last 90 days or so, Gainesville hasn't been in a drought.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Badge and Bar: State GOP granted an extension in racial bias lawsuit

State GOP granted an extension in bias lawsuit

August 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Artists, city collaborate on mural

Plans are moving forward on a "pocket park" for the area between the historic train depot and Growlers on Main in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for knife attack

A Gainesville man was sentenced Tuesday to serve 10 years in prison in connection with an October 2012 knife attack.

August 13, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Group plans to rescind vote that cut funding for Ga. 347 improvements

Worries about losing federal road money may force area officials to put funding back on track for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands.

August 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local artists and performers remember Robin Williams' legacy

After legendary comedian Robin Williams' death Monday, local artists and performers, including some who had the privilege of knowing the late actor personally, joined in the outpouring of grief from all corners of the world.

August 13, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Charges dropped against Times staff photographer Gurley

Obstruction charges against Times photographer Nat Gurley stemming from an incident with Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies last Sept. 13 have been dismissed.

August 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Repair efforts are moving slowly on Gainesville sinkhole

Efforts to repair a Gainesville sinkhole are going slow because the work space "is extremely tight."

August 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Granddaughter of Gen. Longstreet dies at age 84

Jamie Louise Longstreet Paterson, a Gainesville native and granddaughter of Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, died on Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Experts shed light on health care law

Change was the overarching theme at a Tuesday forum on health care law at Brenau University's downtown center in Gainesville.

August 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County still pressing Gainesville to annex 'islands'

Hall County officials are still jabbing at Gainesville's decision to annex unincorporated "islands" last year, asking the city for an update on its plans with regard to additional properties.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two Hall County schools placed on state’s alert list

Two Hall County schools are on the state's radar as a result of a lack of progress in student achievement over a three-year period.

August 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Planning board tables talk of Broad Street abandonment

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tabled a request Tuesday from Medical Arts Properties, a local real estate firm, to have the city abandon a portion of Broad Street between Prior and Spring streets.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

NEW YORK - Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

August 12, 2014 | By Ryan Parker And Dennis Mclellan Los Angeles Times | Local


Group alleges illegal religious practices at Chestatee High School

August 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Roads group balks on Ga. 347 funding

Funding for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands hit a bump Tuesday, when a roads planning group decided to hold off assigning money for the project.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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