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Georgia not among 'Race to the Top' education grant winners

After working diligently to prepare an application for Race to the Top, Georgia was almost selected as a recipient of the federal funding.

March 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Popular West Hall High student mourned

West Hall High School's student body was absorbing its second tragedy in the space of a week Monday as news spread that a well-liked sophomore was killed in a weekend car crash.

March 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Area governments get $1.4 million for green projects

Several area counties and cities, including Gainesville and Flowery Branch, are receiving a combined $1.4 million in energy efficiency grants provided through federal stimulus funding.

March 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tempers boil over at peanut meeting

Tempers flared earlier this week when rival peanut salesmen showed up at the Dawsonville City Council meeting looking to set the record straight on their dealings downtown.

March 28, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school board will discuss CRCT analysis

Gainesville school officials have announced a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the results of a recent CRCT erasure analysis.

March 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Prison growth slows in Georgia

Georgia's booming prison population may be leveling off.

March 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group marches to support immigrants

Bundled up against the chilly, rainy weather, Maria Consuelo made the trek for her son Sunday afternoon.

March 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blast hurts 2 at North Hall home

Hall County Fire Services were dispatched to a Mount Vernon Road home Sunday evening after an explosion hurt two people and rendered the 1,000-square-foot structure unsafe.

March 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


S. Hall church delivers food, other items to area families

OAKWOOD - No, the circus didn't come to Blackshear Place Baptist Church this weekend.

March 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Online searches benefit Hall animal shelter

The Hall County Animal Shelter now has a way for people to donate money without ever spending a penny of their own.

March 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Online database may better prepare emergency personnel

First responders are trained to jump into action during an emergency. Soon, they'll have quicker access to crucial information before they jump.

March 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


16-year-old dies in wreck

A 16-year-old was killed and two other teens were injured in a Friday night car wreck on Elizabeth Lane in South Hall.

March 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County area under tornado watch

Hall and surrounding counties are under a tornado watch until 11 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

March 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Experiencing nature from a treetop view

Zipping through the trees while dangling from a thin metal cord is a wild ride, but you might just learn something while you're up there, too.

March 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Russia is topic of NGCSU lecture series

Russia and Its Neighbors will be the topic of this week's North Georgia College & State University's Great Decisions lecture series, an annual discussion program produced by the Foreign Policy Association.

March 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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North Georgia Community Foundation recognizes couple for service

A local couple that has supported more than 30 nonprofit organizations throughout the years has been named the North Georgia Community Foundation's 2015 Philanthropists ...

July 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Housing in ‘huge demand’

Inventory is short and competition is fierce for affordable rental housing in Hall County's urban cores, according to local real estate professionals.

July 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch to upgrade drainage along railroad line

A bit of a snafu in design plans for the Lights Ferry connector project actually ended up bringing some good luck to both Flowery Branch ...

July 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Seaplane pilots group wants right to land on Lanier

A group of area pilots is still pushing to get the Army Corps of Engineers' permission to land their seaplanes on Lake Lanier.

July 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall Sheriff’s Headquarters takes shape

Steel bars stretch upward into the sky and set the framework for the new Hall County Sheriff's Headquarters.

July 19, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


LGBT community looks to educate, break free from red tape after landmark ruling

Dianna and Cher Singleton of Flowery Branch married in 2012. Now, that union is recognized in Georgia.

July 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


CASA moving forward in the face of three losses

Instead of his usual yard work, retired Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff walked inside The Little House on Washington Street in Gainesville a month ago ...

July 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State behavioral program serving Gainesville, Hall students under federal scrutiny

Each year, students with behavioral or psychological disabilities are sent from local public schools to the Futures Program.

July 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Faced with closure, salon finds new home next door

Punctuated by the snip-snip-snip of scissors, the dialogue between Pauline Skinner and Stylarama "operator" Sherry Armstrong touches on most every subject.

July 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Breast milk banks give moms natural option

Women all over the country buy and sell breast milk, but may not realize the inherent risks of doing so.

July 18, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville High Junior ROTC holds vigil for slain military members

With the nation mourning the loss of four Marines and one Navy officer who lost their lives in the attack on two military centers in ...

July 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Residents eager for completion of Cleveland road project

Area residents are skeptical about progress but eager to see completion of the Appalachian Parkway - formerly known as the Cleveland Bypass.

July 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boaters, 'buccaneers' run fast boats at Lanier for charity

Anthony Hughes of Carrollton is dead serious about buccaneer life, from the bandanna tied around his head to the black Cavalier boots on his feet.

July 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Vigil set for 7 p.m. Saturday in memory of slain Marines

Gainesville High School's junior ROTC will host a vigil Saturday for the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tenn.

July 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Filling an educational niche for struggling students

Students at Sage Academy in Gainesville work at their own pace, eat lunch on the downtown square and often share a classroom with a few ...

July 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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