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Event urges reflection on immigration

For the second year, local religious groups will walk from Gainesville to Atlanta, stopping to pray, reflect and raise awareness to the plight faced by many immigrants.

March 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Investigators now visit the scene in every burglary case

With a 23 percent increase in burglaries last year in Hall County, sheriff's officials decided investigation methods needed to change.

March 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Judges name Henson interim clerk of courts

Late Friday afternoon, the judges of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit appointed Pam Henson, 57, to serve as Dawson County's interim clerk of courts.

March 27, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Local legislators make crossover day deadline

This is it. We're 30 days into the 40-day 2010 Georgia legislative session. And it's Crossover Day.

March 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville State College closes pool due to budget concerns

After much consideration, Gainesville State College officials say they can no longer afford to keep the college's pool open.

March 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities say mother helped son flee

Authorities believe a Valdosta woman helped her son flee Hall County when he jumped bail during his rape and child molestation trial this week.

March 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville student named State Youth of the Year

Gainesville High School student Teryan Rucker has been named State Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Rucker, a 12-year member of the club, will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Reader's Digest Foundation and will go on to compete at the regional level, according to officials with the club.

March 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Main Street Market recovers after fire

Main Street Market reopened for business Friday after a morning electrical fire threatened to keep the lights off in the downtown mainstay.

March 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall commission OKs ethics code

The Hall County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt an updated ethics code Thursday, finally ending a yearlong push for ethics reform.

March 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Study proposes new exit, widening for I-85

A new Interstate 85 exit could be coming at the Ga. 60 overpass in Braselton, according to an I-85 corridor study.

March 25, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Author gives guidance to teachers on learning model

This week, some Hall County educators were able to go straight to the source for more information about how to improve their school's learning environment.

March 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fugitive gets 45 years for child molestation

A Gainesville man who jumped bail during his child molestation trial was captured outside a South Georgia motel with his mother Thursday, six hours after being convicted and sentenced in absentia to 45 years in prison, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bus driver faces child porn charges

A Hall County school bus driver and self-described "Patriot Preacher" was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Graduate office to serve growing area of Brenau University

Brenau University is looking to expand its graduate programs, beginning with a new admissions office.
The Office of Graduate Admissions, which opened this month, will work exclusively to connect potential students with professors and programs of study.
"We want to grow strategically," said Christina White, director of the Office of Graduate Admissions. "Having an office solely focused on graduate students is important."
The office is especially important because the nature of graduate studies is so different from undergraduate studies, said Gail Starich, dean of the School of Health and Science.
While undergraduate education is broad and requires classes in many ...

March 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting to spotlight Corps of Engineers commander

Lake Lanier Association officials pushed some of their agenda as they dined Wednesday with one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' highest-ranking officers in the South.
They also sized up the man who will be the guest speaker at the group's annual meeting, set for May 18 at Lakeview Center in Dawson County.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite is "a very personable guy and wants to do the right thing, but he's straight up in terms of (his duties)," said Val Perry, the association's executive vice president.
"(The corps) is going to ...

March 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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No one hurt in school bus wreck in North Hall

No one was injured in an early Monday school bus wreck on Jim Hood Road near Sutton Road in North Hall.

January 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia legislature opens session focused on schools, health

January 09, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Matt Dubnik has worked to prepare for first time in legislature

A learning curve is ahead, but Matt Dubnik has been preparing for his first day under the gold dome for 10 months - or ever since ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Taxes, medical marijuana among Hall legislators’ priorities

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, is once again a top floor leader for Gov. Nathan Deal in the Senate.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Latest winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 08, 2017 | | Local


Building a reputation: Gainesville’s Padgham to be featured on CBS program

Attention to detail is what separates Richard Padgham from other builders.

January 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Crashes, fatalities down in Hall, bucking state trend

Four rose-colored pushpins jut out from Sgt. Todd Casper's map of Hall County in his office at the Sheriff's Office headquarters. Representing traffic ...

January 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Democrats to push ideas on economy, education, equality, environment

For years, Democrats have faced an uphill battle in the Georgia General Assembly. But that is no deterrent to the priorities they have laid out ...

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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