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Local school districts focus on advanced testing

Some students might be getting comfortable in the midst of summer, but many in the area just received scores from some of the biggest tests they take in high school.

July 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


In wake of incident, local vet creates support group

In battle, soldiers have a unit that watches their backs.

July 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Parents, kids get ready for school with event at J.A. Walters YMCA

A line of children and their families stretched down the parking lot Saturday a half hour before a school supplies and bike helmet giveaway began at the J.A. Walters YMCA.

July 11, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County's new correctional building set to open this fall

A new home for the correctional institute of Hall County is close to completion after a year of construction.

July 11, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center hosts annual Family Outdoor Expo

The Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center was filled with people supporting the second annual Family Outdoor Expo to Combat Human Trafficking event Saturday.

July 11, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Thousands of flight fans attend annual Cracker Fly-In

You might could find somebody as proud of their plane as John Hess was at Saturday's 46th annual Cracker Fly-In. But, you'd be hard pressed to do so.

July 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Costs rise for South Hall road widening

Costs have more than doubled for right-of-way acquisition in the planned widening of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County.

July 11, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Wood’s Mill High name won’t change

July 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Four Hall, Gainesville schools on state’s list needing help

Two Hall County schools and two from Gainesville City were recently identified by the state department of education as either Priority or Focus schools - designations that track learning facilities exhibiting the need for additional support.

July 10, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local




Hoschton man charged with assaulting female co-worker in Braselton

A Hoschton man is accused of assaulting a female co-worker after she told him to get off of her, Braselton Police said in a report.

July 10, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville councilwoman Figueras could still be contender

When Gainesville Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras, long the lone African-American representative among the city's elected leadership, announced last month that she would retire and not seek re-election to another four-year term this fall, it seemed like the beginning of the end of an era.

July 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Vietnam veterans recognized for service

The Vietnam War era was a "tumultuous and confusing" time, but American citizens owe a debt of gratitude to those who served their country in that war.

July 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lanier Tech relocation search now in hands of state officials

The search for land to relocate Lanier Technical College within Hall County is now in the hands of state officials, and it is hoped that final acquisition of property to build a new campus will occur no later than early 2016.

July 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Some rescued dogs available for adoption Friday

Some of the dogs rescued from "deplorable" conditions at a Lula home should be up for adoption Friday at the Hall County Animal Shelter.

July 09, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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Stench stirs alliances in Latino area

The putrid stench parading through one Latino neighborhood in Gainesville had become too much for local residents to sniff and bear.

July 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hibachi Express opens on Thompson Bridge Road

A Georgia-based, fast Japanese hibachi chain is now open in Gainesville.

July 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New South Hall interchange on I-985 hung up by federal funding uncertainty

A new Interstate 985 interchange between Flowery Branch and Oakwood is behind schedule because of uncertainty over federal highway funding - a debate that's expected ...

July 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cherokee Bluffs park to open "sometime this fall"

South Hall residents looking forward to the opening of a long-anticipated area park have a few more months of waiting.

July 26, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall seeks flexibility in state school standards

As class resumes in Hall County next week, school leaders are seeking more flexibility from state rules.

July 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Toddler recovered from burns allegedly suffered at day care

At age 2, Damon Gaddis is graduating. And his family is ecstatic.

July 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Workers comp claims keep governments on their toes

There is a certain trust that comes with workers' compensation claims.

July 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Disabilities act at 25: ‘That was our moment’

Emilie Angle struggles to speak and her movements are dictated by the effects of mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that is both progressive and incurable.

July 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnny’s BBQ is still smokin’ after all these years

Step inside the little building behind Johnny's BBQ and you'll find yourself squinting through a dense, hickory-flavored fog. There's a rotisserie oven ...

July 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Cancer survivor paddles circumference of Lake Lanier

Paddling the circumference of Lake Lanier - roughly 350 accessible miles in total - Dana Richardson has seen a lot of water and a lot of parks.

July 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville teens stress how ‘lives matter’ at justice form

Teenagers of Generation Inspiration came together Saturday morning at the Beulah Rucker Museum to ask Gainesville's government and law enforcement officials some tough questions ...

July 25, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Local


Military recruiters try to rein in armed supporters

Armed residents have taken to guarding military recruitment centers across the nation, including in Gainesville, after a deadly attack on Marines at a recruiting office ...

July 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville’s Will Crain to compete in World Special Olympics next week in LA

"Mama! Mama! How was that?"

July 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs expand their reach

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County offer kids a safe, structured place to go after school. But some kids have trouble getting there.

July 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A fresh start for 16 lives: Drug Court graduates largest class in 14 years

Looking out over the front pews with 16 Drug Court graduates, Superior Court Judge Jason Deal congratulated the group for passing the arduous program akin ...

July 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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