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Georgia again seeks federal school grant

As Georgia schools continue to "race to the top" by pushing academic rigor, the state board of education hopes to score some money in return.

June 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


5 Hall students chosen as Byrd scholars

Five Hall County students will take $1,500 with them to college this fall as Byrd scholars.

June 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boil water advisory in Hoschton after main breaks

A water main break in Hoschton on Monday evening left one city subdivision without water and forced a boil water advisory to be issued through today.

June 01, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Officials report no deaths locally during weekend

Blame it on the rain, but few fatal incidents were reported on Georgia's lakes during the unofficial start to summer.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Memorial Day vigil shows some true meaning of the holiday

For the first time, Flowery Branch resident Marc Jones discovered the meaning of Memorial Day.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville asks residents for input on tax increase

The city of Gainesville will offer its residents three opportunities to share their thoughts on a proposed tax increase, starting at 6 p.m. today at the Georgia Mountains Center.

May 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helping out can be a breeze with annual program

As the Memorial Day weekend typically brings on summer's heat, the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center is starting a program to cool seniors down.

May 31, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth officials plan to 'PROPEL' graduation rate

An 88 percent graduation rate is nothing to scoff at. Still, Forsyth County Schools can improve, say system and community officials.

May 31, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


'Green cards' get a high-tech makeover

The manufacture of fake identity cards for illegal immigrants is big business, but it just got a lot tougher.

May 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain dampens parade, but not spirits

Thanks to summer thunderstorms, Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade was a wash Monday.

May 31, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GPS units, other valuables lead to uptick in car break-ins

As long as there have been cars, there have been car break-ins.

May 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Monument tells local WWII history, in stone

For some, history is something learned from textbooks or college lectures. But then there's the history learned from those who lived it.

May 30, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Traffic rerouted today through downtown Gainesville

Traveling in and around downtown Gainesville today?

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Parade's grand marshal is a man who took action

Gainesville's Mack Abbott witnessed a history-changing event as it flashed by the window of his Marine Corps barracks on Dec. 7, 1941, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Splash Zone’ gets and stays busy after slow start

The crowds came despite the clouds.

May 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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