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Federal changes could mean more schools fail AYP

If the U.S. Department of Education doesn't soon renew testing exemptions for students with disabilities, hundreds of schools across the state and dozens of schools locally could fail federal standards.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Tax fee waivers not uncommon in county

Paying taxes is painful enough without added interest and penalties.

May 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Uncollected taxes rise to $5.8 million, but still a small part of overall budgets

There always are stragglers when it comes to paying taxes, but local officials say taxpayers are a little more sluggish this year than they were last year.

May 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Students, teachers wake up today to life after Jones

Amid the tears, hugs and goodbyes, Jones Elementary School Principal Hank Ramey called for cheers, claps and shouts of excitement.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Hard work pays off for new IB graduates

For International Baccalaureate students, three weeks of testing is finally over.

May 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gainesville man found guilty in YouTube video hoax

By posting a pair of videos of himself on the Internet falsely claiming to have killed 16 people and implying he was involved in the abduction of a missing Georgia woman, Andrew Scott Haley broke the law, a jury decided Friday.

May 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Candidates to speak at Freedom Festival

CUMMING - The Forsyth County Freedom Festival on Saturday will fill the Cumming Fairgrounds with passion, politics and prayer.

May 21, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local

Federal money helps make homes energy efficient

Efforts to make homes in Northeast Georgia more energy efficient have gotten a breath of life thanks to funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

May 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

High school awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Man acquitted of cocaine smuggling charges

One by one, the six co-defendants of a man from El Salvador accused of smuggling 10 pounds of cocaine into Gainesville pleaded guilty to the charges, but Carlos Maldonado opted to take his case to trial.

May 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Seniors charged with having hoax device on campus

DAWSONVILLE - A pair of Dawson County High School seniors were arrested Wednesday on felony charges of having a hoax device on campus.

May 21, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local

Gainesville High School awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Jurors convict Haley in Internet hoax

Andrew Scott Haley, a Gainesville man who posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, has been convicted of tampering with evidence in the case and providing false statements.

Jurors returned the verdicts this afternoon.

May 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

GDOT awards grant for safer route to school

JEFFERSON - It may have taken a few tries, but the city of Jefferson finally has secured federal dollars to help make the trip to and from school safer for students.

May 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Business Hall of Famers stress community involvement

The three men and one woman inducted Thursday as the first class of the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame had at least one thing in common aside from being local captains of their respective industries.

May 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rabid skunk found in East Hall

A skunk in East Hall County tested positive for rabies Wednesday, making it the 16th confirmed case in 2015.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

NTSB: Residents reported fog after Habersham plane crash that killed 3

A preliminary federal report lists heavy fog conditions near a small plane crash Nov. 5 that killed three near the Habersham County Airport.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Stand Down Event for veterans set for Saturday

The Hall County Veterans Coalition and American Legion Post 328's Stand Down Event for veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Challenged Child and Friends getting new playground thanks to donations

Molly Abbruzzese walked into Challenged Child and Friends Wednesday morning $10,000 short of her goal.

November 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Report: Man shot after fight over card game at Buford home

A woman shot in the arm Saturday in Buford said she recalled an argument over a card game before hearing gunshots, according to a Gwinnett ...

November 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Business says its litter trap could clean up Chattahoochee in Helen

Gary Hopkins didn't need the Georgia Water Coalition's "Dirty Dozen" list to know how bad trash was along the Chattahoochee River in Helen.

November 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville man dies in South Forsyth crash

A Gainesville man succumbed to injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday at McFarland Parkway and Ga. 400 in South Forsyth County.

November 18, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

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