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Local schools unlikely to see changes to class size

The Georgia Board of Education will once again allow school districts to decide how large class sizes should be next school year, but Gainesville and Hall school officials believe that will have little local impact.

February 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State rep. proposes bringing casinos to Lake Lanier

Legislation could bring gambling to Lake Lanier, but the idea will first face plenty of discussion.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Friendship Elementary putting weight on wellness program

Teachers at Friendship Elementary are replacing classroom chairs with exercise balls as part of a new wellness program.

February 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood to press ahead with impact fee study

Oakwood is moving ahead with plans to study development impact fees, which were once a popular item for governments grappling with the costs of growth.

February 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


City may extend sewer to ‘islanders’

Gainesville's public utilities staff plans to offer sewer service to two Hall County islands within city limits, pending customer interest.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rotary names Whalen, Coyle man and woman of the year

The Gainesville Rotary Club honored two community giants Monday evening with its annual man and woman of the year awards.

February 15, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sheriff’s office searching for 3 robbery suspects

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a late Saturday robbery at a North Hall business.

February 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Agents: Man sold fake $20s, $50s

A Gainesville man was booked in the Hall County Jail Monday after law enforcement officials accused him of selling counterfeit $20 and $50 bills.

February 14, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center hosts ‘Traditions of the Trail’ hiking program

Families learned about the great outdoors Sunday, from equipment they should use while camping and hiking to critters that might roam the woods with them.

February 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU lecture series starts this week

Global issues will be given local relevance this week as North Georgia College & State University begins its Great Decisions lecture series.

February 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall academies offer local government education

Hall County residents now have a chance to learn about their local government.

February 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Funeral, burial set for former Hall public official

A funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday for Bill Evans, a former Hall County commissioner and ex-member of the Hall County Planning Commission.

February 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Vietnamese celebration brings community together

Blending tradition and modernity, the Vietnamese ministry at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville celebrated the passing of another year Sunday.

February 13, 2011 | Branden Lefty | Local


City educators to attend national conference

Gainesville school leaders will travel to a national conference this week to discuss how schools and unions can work together to advance student achievement.

February 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Audit shows Hall does OK during recession

Hall County has received the results of its financial audit for fiscal year 2010, which show the county has weathered the recession relatively well.

February 13, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Firefighters battle fire in northwestern Hall County

Hall County Fire Services responded Sunday afternoon to a residential fire in the 7000 block of Spring Valley Drive off Barkers Bend in northwestern Hall ...

June 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Group seeks to plant seeds of healing for women escaping sex trafficking

For women escaping the sex trafficking industry, opportunities to start over new are slim, and places they can go to heal fully are even fewer.

June 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Father-son bridge builders span generations

Jacob Greer has at least one very good reason to be thankful on Father's Day.

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch student has designs on national tech prize

A junior at Flowery Branch High School will be the first student from her school to compete at the national conference of the Technology Student ...

June 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Water loss from leaks can drain big bucks from cities, customers

Gainesville recovered nearly 59 million gallons of water in the first five years of a leak detection program, saving an estimated $126,000 in the ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge recommends dismissal of jail immigration lawsuit

A federal magistrate judge recommended this month the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the immigration program in place at the Hall County Jail, according to ...

June 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton family-run frame shop offers many creative options

Whether it's a piece of art, a limited edition print or a family heirloom, preserving it properly is important to those who own it.

June 19, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Four Tops bring back memories at botanical garden concert

The classic R&B group The Four Tops performed Saturday night at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, A Smithgall Woodland Legacy in Gainesville, giving concertgoers musical ...

June 18, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Symphony fans savor sweet summer sounds at Smithgall Arts Center

The Arts Council and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 40th annual Gainesville show Saturday with a night of light orchestral pieces under the stars ...

June 18, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


State lawmakers ponder tax break for music industry

A legislative working group, perhaps hoping to spawn the next Allman Brothers Band, REM or Outkast, will review possible tax incentives for the Georgia music ...

June 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Braselton woman collects ‘heartfelt notes’ for Orlando victims

A Braselton woman is collecting "love notes" to send to the families and friends of the victims of Sunday's fatal attack at a gay ...

June 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall County native gets ‘Daisy’ nursing award from Emory Hospital

A Hall County native was named a "Daisy" award winner earlier this month at Emory Hospital.

June 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SLIDESHOW: Lanier Tech grants diplomas to 985 in 50th commencement

Lanier Technical College held its 2016 commencement Friday night at Free Chapel, awarding 235 degrees, 394 diplomas and 631 certificates.

June 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall solicitor general discusses dangers of teens 'sexting'

All the kids are doing it.

June 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Former Hall fire battalion chief denies harassment charge, attorney says

A former Hall County Fire Services battalion chief denied any sort of intimidation or threats of county employees, his attorney said Friday.

June 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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