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Brenau’s Early College program receives nod from SACS

Brenau's Early College program continues to move forward, furthered by its recent recognition by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

January 11, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Johnson High students learn how to solve crimes with physics, biology

Ninth-grade students in the Johnson International Scholars Academy got a crash course in forensics Wednesday, successfully solving a kidnapping.

January 11, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Three suspects in armored car robbery caught

Reminiscent of a Hollywood movie scene, three suspects led Hall County authorities Wednesday on a chase into Gwinnett County after allegedly robbing an armored vehicle just in front of the Walmart in Oakwood.

January 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Autopsy shows dead man at fire may have shot himself

Following an autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab, authorities determined Wednesday the man found dead Monday outside his burning Flowery Branch home died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


County considering closing part of Shuler Road

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider a request to close off part of a northwest Hall road for residents complaining of trash dumping and speeding.

January 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Deal sets Georgia's 'course to prosperity'

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday conjured the ghosts of explorers Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan to set course of a plan for lawmakers to lead the state out of an economic recession.

January 11, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board of Regents OKs college merger plan

ATLANTA - It was standing room only at Tuesday's Board of Regents meeting as students, faculty and administrators from eight University System of Georgia institutions waited with bated breath to find out the fate of their universities.

January 11, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


State is looking for ‘best’ poultry lab site

The State Properties Commission is working with the Georgia Department of Agriculture "to identify the best site" for the new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters, said Katy Pando, the commission's spokeswoman, on Tuesday.

January 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area residents express wishes about new S. Hall hospital

FLOWERY BRANCH ­- If planners base their design of the new South Hall hospital on suggestions that area residents gave Tuesday night, one thing is likely: The building won't be stodgy, cold and uninviting.

January 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake levels and drought conditions improving

Although a ways off from being back to normal, Lake Lanier's water level has benefited from recent thunderstorms that have soaked the region with rainfall.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


A year after big snowstorm, temperatures heat up

This time a year ago a snowstorm practically shut down Northeast Georgia commerce and prevented safe road travel for days on end, but this year is a completely different story.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Neighbor: Dead man at fire was shot

Valerie Harris awoke early Monday morning to a scene of flashing emergency lights and firefighters attempting to put out a blaze that had consumed much of her neighbor's home just a few footsteps away.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Commissioners to consider building, planning fee increase

At the same time Hall County leaders are hoping to see the economy rebound through increased development, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider proposals to make inspections for building and development more expensive.

January 11, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Deal's goal: Make Georgia No. 1 for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is seeking to trim taxes on businesses to help Georgia draw the eye of industries.

January 10, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dollar store plan raises concerns for Lake Ranch residents

Lake Ranch Estates residents who oppose a proposal to build a Dollar General store at the front of their neighborhood spent their Monday night organizing an effort to stop it.

January 10, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


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Portions of Main Street in Gainesville to be closed for water line replacement

Portions of Main Street in Gainesville will be closed beginning Monday for up to eight weeks as workers replace 100-year-old cast-iron water lines in advance ...

April 13, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


State education official defends behavioral program

A top-ranking Georgia Department of Education official said Wednesday that "lawsuit or no lawsuit" state education leaders would continue making improvements to a 47-year-old program ...

April 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Council of the Blind event set for April 28-29 in Gainesville

The Greater Hall County Area Chapter of the Georgia Council of the Blind will be hosting the 2017 Georgia Council of the Blind Convention & Conference ...

April 12, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Tax deadline is April 18 this year; some stores offer deals that day

Tax Day is fast approaching for those who haven't filed, even if it is a few days later this year.

April 12, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Federal money may be sought for Dawsonville Highway traffic study

Road planners may seek federal transportation money to perform a traffic signal/intersection improvement study for Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road, a commercially booming area ...

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police: Man’s skull fractured after arranged drug deal

A Gainesville man is accused of taking part in an arranged Jan. 4 drug deal with another man, when the victim was beaten by multiple ...

April 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities issue lookout for Clermont bank robbery suspect

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has issued a lookout for a man suspected in an April 5 Clermont bank robbery.

April 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


School uses superheroes, encouraging messages to lighten End of Grade testing mood

At East Hall Middle School, students opened the first day of Georgia's End of Grade testing with superheroes in the halls and encouraging notes ...

April 12, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville school district spending expected to rise in 2017-18

Gainesville City Schools officials may have to dip into the district's reserve funds to balance a $70.4 million spending plan in fiscal 2018 ...

April 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle files to run for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Gainesville native, filed on Monday to run for governor in 2018, making him the latest Republican to enter what is ...

April 12, 2017 | By Nick Bowman nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Officials recover body of man who went missing in Lanier

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Critical Incident Reconstruction Team has located the body of 34-year-old Yakov Shteyman near north Forsyth's Six Mile Creek ...

April 11, 2017 | Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville duplex gets first OK to become new Norton office

A Gainesville real estate and insurance firm got the city planning board's blessing Tuesday night to convert a duplex near its main office off ...

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall High getting new football field house

The next time the West Hall High School football team takes the field for a game on its Oakwood campus, its players will emerge from ...

April 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


THC-infused popcorn, brownies seized in $62K bust

Authorities seized more than $62,000 worth of drugs at a South Hall home, including brownies and popcorn infused with THC, the component in marijuana ...

April 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Three local schools removed from state list of low-performing schools

Three local schools were among 74 schools removed from a low-performing list by the state Tuesday.

April 11, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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