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Schools gear up for students' arrival

From students to principals to bus drivers, everyone has had a busy week preparing for the first day of school, which is today in the Gainesville district and Friday in Hall County.

August 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Library feels pinch from lack of funding

Without increased public funding, the forecast is cloudy on what the future holds for Hall County Library System branches.

August 07, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Transportation group develops top 10 priorities

Transportation planners have crafted a top 10 list of needs in an effort to develop a long-range plan for the Hall County area.

August 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Animal Control officers to get bulletproof vests

Hall County Animal Control has been awarded a grant, totaling $2,000, for five bulletproof vests to cover all the officers it has on the road.

August 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Dinner to raise funds for Riverside scholarships

Riverside Military Academy is working to create a scholarship fund for potential students who cannot afford the boarding school's tuition and room and board.

August 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Badge & Bar: State emergency management officials attend Hall County summit

Officials from every sector of Georgia emergency management gathered Tuesday at the Hall County Government Center in Gainesville for briefings related to homeland security.

August 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Heavy digging could start today on sinkhole

August 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Volunteer as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate

Training is Tuesday for those interested in becoming Court-Appointed Special Advocates in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit covering Hall and Dawson counties.

August 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid cat found near Gillsville Highway

A rabies alert has been issued for the Gillsville Highway area of East Hall County after a rabid cat came in contact with two people.

August 06, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Ramsey Road work may start in September

Work could start Sept. 1 on a new traffic light and other improvements at Ramsey Road and Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County.

August 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work may begin today to repair parking lot sinkhole

Georgia Department of Transportation workers may begin digging this morning at the site of a potentially deep sinkhole that opened early Monday in a Gainesville shopping center parking lot.

August 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early September opening slated for Legacy Link

Legacy Link hopes to move to its new home off Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood in early September.

August 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lovett reflects on changes in public education

When Lee Lovett started his first teaching job in 1965, he couldn't have imagined the way public schools would change over the course of his career.

August 06, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ex-transportation secretary recommends rise in gas tax

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Georgia lawmakers Tuesday he believes the U.S. needs to raise the gas tax by at least 10 cents to fix America's crumbling roads and bridges.

August 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Riverside confers first entrepreneurial leadership award

Riverside Military Academy took the first step Thursday in establishing a scholarship fund for families who cannot afford tuition without financial assistance.

August 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville considers raising water rates

Politics are at play as Gainesville officials debate whether to implement a 1 percent rate increase for water service beginning next year.

August 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville: 4th side of downtown square for sale

Plans to develop the fourth side of the downtown Gainesville square have fallen through and the property owner is now looking to sell the site.

August 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schools struggle with religious expression on campus

For faculty at public schools, there is a fine line between the right to express personal religious belief and the need to respect the range of beliefs held by students.

August 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Helmet giveaway promotes bike safety

Five area organizations teamed up to make a safer community Wednesday in Clermont. The main attraction under the Clay E. Gailey Park pavilion was free bicycle helmets for kids from Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County. Safe Kids coordinator Kim Martin said the organizations gave away about 50 helmets between 4 and 6 p.m. Clermont parent Jonathan Sargent was driving by with his daughters and spotted the event. "They love to ride bikes, almost every day," Sargent said of daughters Brooklyn, 9, and London, 6. "Brooklyn was so excited to get a new one because she's outgrown hers." Six ...

August 13, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Vandals strike neighborhood

Hall County investigators are asking for community help after vandalism was reported in a South Hall County neighborhood.

August 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Dawson County jailer to lose post

August 13, 2014 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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


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