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New guidelines would increase learning, make measuring learning easier

Proposed national standards in language arts and math won't greatly affect what local students learn, according to Gainesville schools Superintendent Merianne Dyer. But the new guidelines would allow states to compare apples to apples, as far as what students are learning, and could mean students learn at a deeper level.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Dawson schools redraw attendance zones

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 20, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local

Hall County student places fifth in state spelling bee

For the second year in a row, Hall County seventh-grader Parker Ramey has proven he is one of the state's top spellers.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Local Red Cross forced to downsize

Call it a sign of the times.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Play refreshes Black History Month memories

Tonight, the Newtown Florist Club will reprise its popular play "Do You Remember When ... Newton Back in the Day!"

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Dawson County's clerk of court resigns

In what local officials say was an unexpected turn of events, Dawson County's clerk of court resigned Thursday.

March 20, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

List details victims, amounts in Ponzi scheme

The final tally of who lost money in the biggest Ponzi scheme in Hall County history will never be known, but a list filed this month in U.S. District Court sheds more light than before on the losses incurred by Wendell Spell.

March 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Deputies charge man who posed as new firefighter

David Alan Spain, officials say, was a little too eager to become a firefighter.

March 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Athens teen charged in man's murder

Authorities have charged an Athens teen with murder in the death of a 68-year-old man found dead in his mobile home Thursday.

March 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Speaker at ministry’s fundraiser recalls abortion clinic past

The Gainesville Care Center's annual banquet fundraiser was packed with people who came to First Baptist Church Thursday night to support the ministry and hear the story of a former abortion clinic owner who changed her ways.

March 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Girl Scouts laud Hopkins as 2010 Woman of Distinction

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.

March 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Flowery Branch throws support behind Clermont

Flowery Branch City Council agreed informally Thursday night that it believes Hall County should build a library in the North Hall town of Clermont.

March 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville picks White as new interim police chief

Chad White on Wednesday was named the new interim police chief for the Gainesville Police Department, but he won't seek the post permanently.

March 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Charlie to come marching home

More than 400 soldiers of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including members of Gainesville-based Charlie Company, are set to begin returning home from Afghanistan on Sunday.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Radiation therapy now available at Braselton hospital

Jenny Pakdaman has enough on her mind without having to deal with the stress of long drives to and from radiation treatment.

November 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Efforts to restore historic Healan’s Mill moving forward

As plans to restore Healan's Mill gain momentum and the number of advocates continue to grow, the future is looking brighter for the crumbling ...

November 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Ways you can help others this Thanksgiving

There are many around Hall County who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Number of available dock permits remaining on Lake Lanier down to 30

Lake Lanier dwellers wanting a boat dock permit but who have put off seeking one might want to put that task atop their to-do list.

November 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Working class whites in Hall not immune to economic hardships

Brian Aycock, like so many Americans, is only one big expense away from breaking the bank.

November 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

You heard it here: Make a Gainesville love connection

Statistics can often be dry, but Phillippa Lewis Moss, dropped one Tuesday that could be particularly useful - for some.

November 14, 2015 | | Local

Newsmakers in business, Nov. 15

Gainesville native takes post with Indiana U. Health

November 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Runaway cases on rise this year in Gainesville, Hall

The number of child runaways reported this year to the Gainesville Police Department has outnumbered all missing person reports made the previous two years.

November 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Man killed, woman injured in Buford shooting

Two people were shot, one fatally, early Saturday at a home in Buford.

November 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Time to get Jolly: Santa makes seasonal arrival at Lakeshore Mall

Christmas arrived Saturday at Lakeshore Mall when Santa Claus made his seasonal arrival riding on a big red fire truck.

November 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Illegal fire damages mobile home; no one hurt

A double wide mobile home caught fire Saturday afternoon in what Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zachary Brackett called an illegal brush fire "that got ...

November 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Flowery Branch family writes, illustrates children’s book

When the Lunt girls fall asleep, they dream of being heroes and princesses - or artists and authors.

November 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Gym of ‘36 renovation complete in Gainesville

The historic Gym of '36 is fully renovated and open for business.

November 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

New Academy Sports store sends local kids on shopping spree

As the last of the merchandise was put on the shelves with the clock ticking down to the grand opening Friday of North Lake Square ...

November 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Riverside wants late cadet considered at fault in civil lawsuit over 2014 assault

Gainesville's Riverside Military Academy is facing a civil suit filed by a cadet who was assaulted last year, and has filed a notice for ...

November 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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