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School officials craft vision for education

School superintendents and school board members around the state are trying to drastically change education.

August 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Newest Boys & Girls Clubs location opens near Lyman Hall Elementary

Welcoming blue walls, colorful artwork, video games and study spaces greet children who come to Hall County's newest Boys & Girls Clubs location, which opened Wednesday near Lyman Hall Elementary School.

August 04, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

National Night Out attracts hundreds

For 6-year-old Marshall Carrier, it was "the most awesome thing I've ever seen."

August 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Oliver inquiry may wrap up next month

An investigation into Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver using county money to pay a consulting company owned by a former Gainesville city manager could be wrapped up by late September, officials said.

August 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Fuller to hear Clermont library case

Hall County Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller will preside over a lawsuit filed by the town of Clermont against Hall County after another judge ruled he should not be recused.

August 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Boling Bridge to close for up to 8 weekends

Boling Bridge on Dawsonville Highway will close for up to eight weekends this fall as workers repair beams across the structure.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Authorities say pool drowning was accidental

Authorities have ruled the July 29 drowning of a 34-year-old Dawson County man was an accident.

August 03, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local

Donated Kias rev up technology programs

Automotive technology students at Lanier Technical College and North Georgia Technical College will see a substantial addition to their classes this fall - a new Kia Sorento.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Habitat wants to build on its work force

With two homes in various stages of completion, Habitat for Humanity of Hall County needs a few more hands on deck.

August 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Teachers prepare for back to school

The back-to-school countdown has begun, and teachers are scrambling to prepare their rooms.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Recycling encouraged as trash pickup proposals scrapped

As Gainesville City Council members officially rescinded plans to change residents' trash service Tuesday, Councilman Bob Hamrick called for renewed efforts at encouraging recycling in the city limits.

August 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

GBI: Suspect in Cornelia shooting has been captured

A Loganville man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and shooting of a Cornelia restaurant employee was captured outside a Newton County convenience store Tuesday night.

August 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Georgia Tech helps Hall deliver advanced math

Leah Granger could earn four college math credits before she graduates high school.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

United Way wrapping up school supplies campaign

The Hall County community has stepped up to make going back to school less intimidating for some local children.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Gainesville councilman invites residents to meetings

Residents on Ridgewood Avenue and Riverside Drive likely received a hand-written invitation last week - not to a birthday party or a wedding shower, but to a Gainesville City Council meeting.

August 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Clermont could have hard time doing business come Jan. 1

Clermont may have little wiggle room to conduct town business between Jan. 1 and March 1, when the North Hall County town holds a special ...

November 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

West Hall High holds vigil for Paris victims

The French flag, alongside the American flag, hung against the front glass doors at West Hall High School, illuminated by flickering candlelight.

November 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 ways (and counting) you can help others this holiday season

The following are a few ways to help your neighbor this holiday season. If you have information about such an effort, email the details to ...

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Georgia politicians debating Syrian refugee issue cite national security, compassion

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to halt the resettlement of 10,000 Syrian refugees in the country over ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Murder convict asks for new trial in Peppers Market shooting

Video evidence and a trial attorney's effectiveness were at the center of testimony Tuesday in a motion for a new trial for a man ...

November 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Chicopee kindergarten teacher named teacher of the year for Hall County

A kindergarten teacher at Chicopee Woods Elementary School is the top educator this year in the Hall County School District.

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Industries of the year honor their teams' work

Whether the industry is big or small, many company leaders feel there's one common denominator that makes a business successful: having good people.

November 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

With floodwaters gone, cleanup at homeless camp begins

The homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville are finally drying out after floodwaters swamped their encampment following recent heavy rains. Now the ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lula house fire causes major damage, no injuries

No injuries were reported as a 4,100-square-foot house in the 5000 block of Latty Road in Lula was 75-percent damaged in a fire Monday ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local French speakers say ‘seed of love’ will grow in wake of Paris attacks

Montine Whelchel Smith, who has a trip to Paris written on her bucket list, said the feelings of love will overpower hatred after attacks Friday ...

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kid’s dream of firefighting comes to life

Facing the first fire of his career, Sean Robertson walked hand in hand Monday with Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief Tyler Dorsey.

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Scores lower on ‘more rigorous’ Georgia Milestones tests

Full results of the Georgia Milestones are in, and scores across the board are lower than those of previous assessments.

November 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Chickens slow traffic on Green Street

Chickens slowed traffic in the heart of Gainesville, the poultry capital of the world, Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Local students take cue from Missouri race protests

When protesters at the University of Missouri forced the school's president to resign last week after his perceived mishandling of racist incidents on campus ...

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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