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Schools try to make progress while addressing special-needs students

The federal No Child Left Behind mandate was passed in 2001 to hold schools accountable for getting students to meet grade-level standards, earning schools their Adequate Yearly Progress stamp of approval.

August 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Campers earn a longer stay at state parks by volunteering

HELEN - Although they live in Florida, Dorothy and Ron Vedder know more about Unicoi State Park and Lodge in Helen than most Georgia residents.

August 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Genesis Council holds tea

Future debutantes gathered on Saturday for a kickoff tea party, close to 50 years after the last cotillion ball took place in Gainesville.

Ten girls age 15 and 16 have signed up for the event, which will consist of monthly meetings to teach about faith and community service, said organizer Qiana Keith. The monthly classes and service-oriented events will culminate in the spring with The Belles of the Sister You Are Beautiful debutante program.

August 01, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Jefferson church members changed by mission trip to Belize

JEFFERSON - When Rev. Joe McKechnie was trying to figure out where his church, Arbor Pointe United Methodist, should go for its foreign mission trip, Belize kept popping into his mind.

August 01, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Spout Springs Road about to get busier with new Flowery Branch High opening

Here's a simple equation for the coming school year: A new South Hall high school equals a batch of new traffic for already busy Spout Springs Road.

August 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cornelia’s Big E Festival is like a reunion for Elvis tribute artists

CORNELIA - Whether it was the hip-churning moves on stage or the humidity, performers and fans could feel their temperatures rising at Saturday's 10th annual Big E Festival in Cornelia.

August 01, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Wounded vet ‘humbled’ by fundraiser

DAHLONEGA - Spc. Andrew "Sully" Sullens had to come home to see that his efforts overseas were appreciated.

August 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Three gang members charged in June armed robbery

Three suspected gang members have been charged in the June armed robbery of a taxicab driver, authorities said.

Jordan Manzo, 17, of Lula, Antonio Jesus Davila, 17, of Gainesville, and Jesus Alberto Flores, 18, of Gainesville, were arrested Thursday by the Gainesville-Hall County Gang Task Force, officials announced Friday night.

August 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lilburn man drowns in Lake Lanier

A 70 year-old Lilburn man drowned Saturday in Lake Lanier near Sawnee Campground.

The victim was identified as Osvaldo Braziunas of Planters Row in Lilburn, according to Sgt. Eric Silveus of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Division.

August 01, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Plans for homeless shelter may change

The grand opening of a men's shelter in Toccoa and a 21-mobile home unit family shelter was scheduled for today in Gainesville, but Family Unit Recovery Center Founder and CEO Sonya Rose now has a different idea.

July 31, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Public input sought on reservoir plan

Area residents are invited to learn about the proposed Glades Reservoir and share their thoughts at a public meeting Thursday.

July 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clothes giveaway draws grateful crowd

Caring Hands Ministries gave away free children's clothes Friday at Faith Outreach Church in Cleveland, and one thing was certain: It was a sight to see.

July 31, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jefferson schools’ charter goals on hold, for now

Progress waits for no one, but it does pause for budget constraints.

July 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lawmaker out to ban all student-teacher sexual contact

Two recent cases involving teacher-student relationships have spurred a state legislator to clear up any question about such romantic trysts in Georgia.

July 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville soldier has seen both sides of war

Sgt. Jose Aguilar goes where the action is.

July 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Filling an educational niche for struggling students

Students at Sage Academy in Gainesville work at their own pace, eat lunch on the downtown square and often share a classroom with a few ...

July 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Smithgall garden draws big musical acts to Gainesville

At the end of his show on Nov. 4, 1994, inside a packed house at the Georgia Mountains Center, Bob Dylan sat on a stool ...

July 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Man found guilty on 2 battery charges in homeless beating

A man was found guilty in Hall County Superior Court of two counts of aggravated battery, but was acquitted of aggravated assault on a man ...

July 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Teen faces 20 charges in S. Hall crime spree

A South Hall teenager is facing additional charges after authorities say he committed a string of crimes, including burglary and arson.

July 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Police: Woman found dead last year was shot

A woman who was found dead outside her Oakwood home last year was shot, authorities said this week.

July 17, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Police: Navy man believed to have shot his own leg

Police said they believe a Navy serviceman accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday morning at the Gainesville recruitment center.

July 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man shot in north Forsyth

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Authorities identify body found on east Forsyth Lake Lanier shore

July 17, 2015 | Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville City Council plans to OK stormwater plan

The Gainesville City Council is prepared to approve an agreement Tuesday with an Atlanta engineering consultant to develop a comprehensive stormwater management program, which includes ...

July 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. 53 bridge work postponed

Work has been delayed until at least spring on the replacement of the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway bridge over the Chestatee River at the Hall-Forsyth ...

July 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Third time’s the charm:' McEver Road upgrade may proceed in Flowery Branch

A finish line may be in sight for negotiations between Flowery Branch and Hall County regarding what's been called an unsafe intersection within the ...

July 16, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


‘Rocky’ spinoff filming soon at old Hall jail

Gainesville soon can add another film to its rapidly growing Hollywood roster.

July 16, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Both sides dig in over Gainesville at-large voting

The debate about whether to change Gainesville's at-large voting system boiled over Thursday at a meeting of city officials, and the two sides of ...

July 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jury to ponder homeless camp assault case

Under the threat of a man going to "cheese grate (his) face on the asphalt," David William Keener testified Thursday afternoon how he said he ...

July 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State Patrol: Armed and dangerous man on the loose

A man authorities believe to be armed and dangerous was still on the loose late Thursday possibly in the north Hall or south Habersham area ...

July 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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