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Bilingual education emphasized in Hall schools

When Hall County schools considers teacher applicants, anyone who is bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin Chinese "has a leg up," Superintendent Will Schofield said, and that is the case in the business world, too.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall’s new Early College @ Jones program has 150 enrolled

Hall County's new Early College @ Jones program, which gives high schoolers a head start on college, is expected to start Aug. 5 with about 150 students - more than double the number first anticipated.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Work begins ahead of another shuffle for South Hall kids

Hall County schools needs the dominos to fall just right in the next two years as part of its effort to accommodate growth in South Hall County.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Philanthropy Awards nominations being accepted by North Georgia Community Foundation

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Philanthropy Awards, which include the Woodrow Steward Leadership in Philanthropy Award and the Gus Whalen Young Philanthropist Award, through Aug. 12.

August 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


DOT breaks ground on Express Lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation broke ground Wednesday on a project that moves high-occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

August 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteer helps get school supplies for Lanier Elementary

Erikka Wareham readily proclaims her strong desire for her children to have roots in a community. Those roots have grown in North Hall County, and specifically at Lanier Elementary School, she said.

August 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall part of film industry’s $7 billion impact in Georgia

Georgia's film and television industry generated more than $7 billion in economic impact during the past fiscal year, according to figures announced by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday.

August 03, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


‘Kids are excited to be back’ as Gainesville school year starts

With backpacks full of new school supplies and a summer's worth of memories behind them, students in Gainesville returned to school Wednesday.

August 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Burlington holding job fair ahead of September opening

Burlington Stores will wrap up a two-day community job fair Thursday at the Holiday Inn-Lanier Center as the company seeks to hire approximately 75 people for its new store at North Lake Square on Dawsonville Highway.

August 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Riverside to honor Wilheit, Cleveland with Beaver Entrepreneurial Leadership Awards

Philip A. Wilheit Sr. and the late Ralph W. Cleveland will be honored with the third annual Sandy Beaver Entrepreneurial Leadership Award on Aug. 11.

August 03, 2016 | | Local


With one qualifying candidate, Clermont has new councilwoman

It looks like Clermont has a new councilwoman.

August 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


42 bags of meth found at home in northeast Hall

Authorities say they found 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine packaged for sale at a home on Old Cornelia Highway.

August 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mincey Marble gets loud protests from residents over proposed plant

Browns Bridge Road residents aren't exactly throwing out the welcome mat for a proposed new plant.

August 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial addition, Mundy Mill projects underway for Gainesville schools

Gainesville school leaders hope to relieve bulging populations at two elementary schools.

August 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


10 ways to transition to school year with fewest tears

ROLL BACK THE SCHEDULE

August 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Fire crews battle house blaze in North Hall

A woman who had just moved into a rental home in northern Hall County lost most of her possessions in a Friday afternoon fire.

August 19, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch man sentenced to life in prison for impregnating young girl

A Flowery Branch man was convicted by a jury Thursday for impregnating an underage girl and causing "excessive mental pain" to other children.

August 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Katt Williams charged with battery in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Katt Williams with misdemeanor battery over an altercation he had with a woman in a parking lot last ...

August 18, 2016 | Wire, Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville Housing Authority kicks off new after-school girls club

A roomful of little girls painted their nails, chased balloons and shared snacks after school.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Privacy breach at Athens clinic gives pause to local providers

Local health care providers said they have taken note of a data breach at a clinic in Athens that exposed the private information and medical ...

August 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police: Gainesville man choked robbery victim, took cash

A Gainesville man is accused of putting another man in a chokehold last week in Gainesville and taking hundreds of dollars, police said.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Red Cross of Northeast Georgia helping flood victims in Louisiana

Simply getting to Louisiana to help flood victims was a long process for Jon Mayner.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

With repairs planned for Cobb Street bridge, Lula is turning its attention to another, nearby railroad crossing - this one running under Norfolk Southern tracks.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula man killed while working on car

A Lula man was killed Aug. 11 when a Chevy Trailblazer he was repairing pinned him to the ground, according to authorities.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sleep Number store opening Friday at North Lake Square

Mandy Skinner knows buying a mattress isn't something most people love doing, but she said the process can be more enjoyable at Sleep Number.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Most of Hall in severe drought, part of county still in extreme drought

Most of Hall County is in severe drought, but that's an improvement over a few weeks ago, when parts of North Hall were in ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


GO VIDEO:Visit these 4 country-cooking restaurants in Hall County

Savannah King takes you to four restaurants in Hall County that specialize in making a home-cooked meal.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that's expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blossman Gas shows off 178-square-foot all-propane house in Oakwood

Inside a 178-square-foot house were wood-paneled walls, stainless steel appliances, a full-sized washer and dryer and small but comfortable furnishings.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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