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Schools embrace social media

Teachers used to rely on phone calls, emails and letters sent home in folders to communicate with parents and guardians.

August 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Historic Jeep visits as part of fundraising campaign

A historic military vehicle will be in town today to raise awareness to needs for today's Americans in uniform.

August 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Roads plan now moves to roundtables, public hearings

Voters may have more time to weigh whether they support or oppose a 1 percent sales tax for transportation, as Georgia legislators mull moving the statewide referendum to November 2012 from July.

August 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County looking to add storm warning sirens

Gainesville knows far too well the nature of destructive tornadoes.

August 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Latino school enrollment numbers remain steady in Hall, Gainesville

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer thought Georgia House Bill 87 would mean a decrease in Hispanic enrollment. She thought fewer families would come to Gainesville from outside of the country.

August 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Children’s Home invites community to attend festival

For the last five years, the United Methodist Children's Home of the North Georgia Conference has been quietly providing services and care to local children and families in need.

August 20, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge denies motion in deputy shooting

A judge has denied a request to suppress evidence in the case of a man accused of attempting to shoot a Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy with a stolen shotgun last fall.

August 20, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Law agencies say missing children no small matter

Parents spend their lives protecting their children, but in the blink of an eye, their worst nightmare can become reality.

August 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Accident on I-985 kills 1

One person was killed in a vehicle accident Friday afternoon on Interstate 985 that temporarily shut down both northbound lanes, authorities said.

August 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Arrest made after 2 armed robberies in Gainesville

Gainesville police have arrested a 21-year-old Gainesville man in connection to two armed robberies Thursday at The Retreat at McEver Apartments.

August 20, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Lula to take over closed Hall park

If all goes as planned, Lula could have Rafe Banks Park ready for visitors as early as Thursday, city officials said.

August 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Seminars will show city residents how to save water

Using less water isn't just good for the environment; it's good for your wallet.

August 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Meth busts nab 4 suspects, $700K of drugs

In two unrelated incidents on consecutive days, agents from the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad arrested four suspects on charges related to selling methamphetamine.

August 19, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Lakeview classes start Monday after longer summer break

Lakeview Academy begins class Monday, giving students two extra weeks of summer this year, much to the delight of faculty and parents.

August 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Man drowns after jumping off bridge

Forsyth County firefighters have recovered the body of a 22-year-old man who apparently drowned early Thursday after jumping off a Lake Lanier bridge.

August 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


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Gateway: Pink bags in Flowery Branch not ours

The pink bags seen around Sterling on the Lake in South Hall have no connection to the Gainesville domestic violence center.

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rain can’t dampen spirit at Relay for Life Survivors Walk

The Survivors Walk has always been the opening ceremony of the annual Relay for Life walk.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Juvenile justice law creates parental accountability court orders

A bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Nathan Deal will create new judicial power to make parents accountable for delinquent children.

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Highpoint Medical Center in Braselton could open by mid-July

More medical options for residents in the South Hall area could be available this summer.

May 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville girl on big screen next week

Faith Renee Kennedy, for the most part, is like most 11-year-olds.

May 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Man appeals conviction for church outburst to Ga. Supreme Court

A man is appealing to the Georgia Supreme Court his disorderly conduct conviction for shouting "don't let Satan or the devil raise your kids ...

May 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Passport fairs set for Gainesville, Cumming on Saturday

The Limestone Parkway U.S. post office in Gainesville and the Cumming post office will hold passport fairs this Saturday.

May 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials: Tax increase coming thanks to 1924 vote

Gainesville officials introduced a budget Thursday that technically raises taxes 1.42 percent, thanks to a special tax approved by a few thousand voters in ...

May 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Developers to pay Gainesville $745K for downtown properties

The developers of three projects totaling $53 million on city-owned downtown land will pay Gainesville $745,000 for the property.

May 11, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Music festival, county barely on same page

An electronic music festival almost screeched to a halt before the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, but squeaked by with a 3-2 vote ...

May 11, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Residents trying to revitalize Chicopee Village

Homeowners are trying to breathe new life into one of Hall County's historic neighborhoods: Chicopee Village.

May 11, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville workshop seeks to aid first-time homebuyers

Few things are as satisfying to Rodney Garrett as helping first-time homebuyers.

May 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia records tourism record, industry also strong in Hall

In the midst of Georgia's $61 billion tourism boom, Hall County continues to see steady growth in its visitor industry - and its own boom ...

May 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville school system receives strong review

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel said she was pleased an evaluation of the district by an outside team this week discovered similar findings to ...

May 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Pedestrian critical in ICU after traffic incident

A Gainesville woman is in critical condition in the intensive care unit after being struck by a car Tuesday in Gainesville, according to authorities.

May 10, 2017 | | Local


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