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Hall County Schools System could close elementary school to save money

In the face of continual budget cuts, Hall County Schools officials say they can't turn a blind eye to saving money where they can - even if that means closing a school.

March 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Clermont will sue over library decision

The Clermont City Council voted Tuesday night to sue Hall County over the decision to move the North Hall library out of Clermont.

March 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City trash service may change to cut costs

Gainesville residents may soon lose their twice-weekly trash pickup.

March 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County may alter spending procedures

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix said Tuesday he will propose new procedures to better keep track of expenditures by the county, just a day after Chairman Tom Oliver admitted authorizing payments to a consultant without board approval.

March 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fires ravage White County businesses

Firefighters in White County were kept busy Tuesday with blazes that destroyed businesses in both downtown Cleveland and Helen. No one was injured in either fire.

March 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Top student moves to regional competition

An accounting student at Lanier Technical College's Forsyth County campus has been named the college's top student for 2010.

March 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lecture series offers a global view

A six-week lecture and discussion series is encouraging residents of Hall and Forsyth counties to think globally and speak locally.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Da Vinci students show off technology skills to lawmakers

ATLANTA - If seeing is believing, some local students presented a good case Tuesday at the Capitol in Atlanta for the use of technology in the classrooms.

March 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gun goes off in medical center; no one hurt

The U.S. Marshal's Service is investigating how a private security contractor's gun went off in a hospital room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center while guarding a prisoner there, sending a bullet through a wall and into another patient's room.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Striking officer with car nets man 20 years

A judge sentenced a Gainesville man to 20 years in prison this week for striking an undercover Gainesville police officer with his car, a familiar episode for local drug agents.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 arrested in drug sale, stolen property investigation

A Hall County SWAT team stormed an apartment off Cleveland Highway on Tuesday morning as a helicopter hovered overhead, arresting two people in an investigation into drug sales and stolen property.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State patrol looking into Old Cornelia Highway wreck

A person is being flown to a hospital following a head-on collision on Old Cornelia Highway near the Hall County line, officials said.

March 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


City may cut trash service to once a week

Gainesville residents may soon lose their twice-weekly trash pickup.

March 09, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Potential US 129-Ga. 365 connector project discussed at roads meeting

Gainesville officials have drawn up a conceptual road that would run from Ga. 365 to U.S. 129/Athens Highway, serving as a link between two major thoroughfares.

March 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


The numbers are in — winter definitely was cold and wet

It's not your imagination. This winter was colder and wetter than usual, and your power bill is probably proof of it.

March 08, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


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Authorities: Macon man charged with aggravated child molestation

A Macon man allegedly sent lewd images of himself to someone he believed to be 14 years old, Hall County Sheriff's Office authorities said.

August 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Verdict in lawsuit against Habersham officials will take time

A verdict in a lawsuit alleging that the Habersham County Board of Commissioners and Habersham County Airport Authority violated open meetings and records laws is ...

August 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New kiosk allows residents to renew car tags at N. Hall community center

North Hall residents now have another way to renew their car tags.

August 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


50 child porn charges added for violin teacher

An 85-year-old violin teacher under investigation for child molestation now faces an additional 50 charges of possession of child pornography.

August 19, 2015 | | Local


Up With People group does community service, hosts musical performances

Nadia is from Switzerland; Dafne is from Mexico; Max is from Sweden; and Andrew is from Wyoming. While coming from all different corners of the ...

August 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Lakeview Academy kicks off school year with tradition

A bell tolls across Lakeview Academy's grounds, signaling the official start of the school year on Wednesday.

August 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: New traffic lanes help DOT construct median

Traffic is split on Ga. 347/Friendship Road as part of a Georgia Department of Transportation widening project.

August 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New website showcases state rules, regulations

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has launched a new website for the rules and regulations of the Peach State.

August 18, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes

Hall County is considering reducing the number of voting precincts and shifting some polling locations to lower costs, streamline operations and mitigate risk.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jerry Bowers ‘made content come to life’

Jerry Bowers, a retired longtime North Hall High history teacher, had a penchant for telling stories.

August 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students move in Tuesday

More than 300 new students are making a home at Brenau University.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves zoning Catholic church

Gainesville City Council gave the final OK Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Six charged in armed robbery of rifle, drugs

Four Gainesville men and a 15-year-old allegedly robbed at gunpoint a person who was carrying a rifle and marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged Saturday with rape involving a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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