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Gainesville schools superintendent expresses concern over state funding

Merrianne Dyer, superintendent of Gainesville City Schools, sees problems for school financing when the Georgia legislature goes into session in January.

November 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

A Salute To Veterans and Families caps weeklong events marking Veterans Day

Uniforms, guns and vintage newspapers were among the items on display as part of a military exhibit open to the public Sunday for Family Day at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

November 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Winning essays earn 2 local students a ‘Swift’ gift

Juan Torres, 13, said he knew something was funny the day his mother met him at the bus stop after school, rather than their usual meeting spot on the porch.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Race to the Top funds coming in December

Georgia's Race to the Top funds are expected to enter the state by mid-December, according to state education official Erin Hames.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Jingle Mingle brings Christmas to town

Once again, Christmas will be arriving early. It'll be here even before you've served your Thanksgiving turkey - at least in downtown Gainesville.

November 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Longtime school board chairman ready to pass the gavel

Blame it on a pervasive anti-incumbency mood in a midterm election year. Or maybe on local issues, like a controversial vote to close Hall County's Jones Elementary.

November 14, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding For The Times | Local

Local school systems consider SPLOST renewal

School leaders in Hall and Gainesville systems are exploring the possibility of extending a sales tax for education.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Gainesville mows through ideas to cut grass

Grass problems are leaving a few Gainesville officials with questions.

November 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

3 arrested on charges of sales of alcohol without a license

Three people were arrested Saturday on charges of sale of alcohol without a license after a search of a Brown Street home in Gainesville turned up 300 beers, about 20 bottles of liquor and one bottle of moonshine, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported.

November 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Subdivision, retail plans show hope in economy

Hall County is seeing a trickling of new retail and home developments, and this is just the beginning, officials say.

November 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Power struggle leaves North Hall library in limbo

It has been a long and strange journey for a library that doesn't even exist yet.

November 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Regional leaders gear up for meeting on transportation

Northeast Georgia is on the road toward a 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

November 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Harry Potter world created for young fans at Blackshear Place

As avid Harry Potter fans eagerly await the next movie in the series ­- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which comes out Friday, - Blackshear Place librarians decided to join in the celebration.

November 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Famed collector auctions his cars

What took him a lifetime to put together, car collector Milton Robson disbanded in an auction Saturday afternoon at his sprawling ranch in southeast Hall County.

November 13, 2010 | By Steve Jack For The Times | Local

Celebrating cheap family fun

Bring on the balloons and treats - Mulberry Creek Community Center is officially 1 year old.

November 13, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

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Mincey Marble expansion approved by Hall commissioners

Mincey Marble got the go-ahead Thursday night to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road, over the objections of many area residents.

October 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Sheriff’s Office seeks Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect

An armed robbery suspect demanded cash Sunday from a Pure gas station employee in Flowery Branch, according to authorities.

October 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Artists’ market set for Saturday at Brenau Downtown Center

An artists' market is being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Brenau Downtown Center in conjunction with the Georgia ...

October 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville likely to buy insurance building

Gainesville City Council is likely to agree Tuesday to buy the Turner, Wood & Smith building, 100 Brenau Avenue, for $1.52 million.

October 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Voter registrations set record at deadline

The final day of registering to vote in Georgia brought a flood of voters either registering or updating their registration.

October 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Christmas movie crew wrapping up in Dahlonega

Moses McKinzey texturized fake snow around an ice skating rink in Dahlonega's Hancock Park on Wednesday night as a film crew of about 150 ...

October 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Sheriff’s Office hosting criminal justice Explorer program

From grade school to college age, people interested in law enforcement have an opportunity for a hands-on program with the Hall County Sheriff's Office ...

October 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall Fire Services raising funds to support burn survivors

Hall County Fire Services is joining other fire departments throughout Georgia in the Annual "Give Burns the Boot" drive, benefitting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

October 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

ProCare Rx planning second building in Gainesville office park

Construction is expected to start soon on a second single-story building at ProCare Park, a 23-acre site on Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at Interstate ...

October 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former Johnson band booster president, wife charged with fraud

A former Johnson High School band booster club president is accused of using the booster club's debit card for hundreds of dollars in unauthorized ...

October 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board OKs plan for Enota school project

A new school will be constructed at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, and the plan is to open that school for the 2018-19 school year.

October 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Inky Johnson, former Tennessee standout, touts value of Boys & Girls Clubs

Inky Johnson remembers the day 10 years ago that changed his life forever.

October 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Defendant admitted to hospital before wire fraud trial starts

Before he was set to appear in U.S. District Court, a Cleveland man accused of wire fraud was admitted to the hospital.

October 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

New O’Reilly Auto Parts planned on Park Hill Drive

A new auto parts store proposed off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's OK Tuesday night.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

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