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Fired Gainesville school boss on Georgia charter school board

The state school board appointed former Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe as one of seven members of the new Georgia Charter Schools Commission at its December board meeting.

After being fired as Gainesville superintendent July 3, Ballowe became principal of Glynn Academy High School in Southeast Georgia.

January 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Cigarette butts spark fire that gutted duplex

Two people were hospitalized with what were believed to be minor injuries as the result of a fire that gutted a duplex at 3250 Chestatee Road on Thursday afternoon.

January 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Malpractice case heads to Georgia Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in a civil case in which four Hall County physicians were cleared by a jury of negligence in the misdiagnosis of a child with Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

January 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bailey named new Brenau education dean

Lora B. Bailey assumed the position of professor and dean of the Brenau University School of Education on Thursday.

January 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County’s adult illiteracy among highest in state

One in 4 Hall County residents lacks the ability to read this news article, according to a study released by the National Center for Education Statistics.

January 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sewer fees stay steady for South Hall

In a split vote, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday afternoon to maintain the current South Hall sewer fee structure through the end of 2009.

January 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hospital changes service for free valet parking

As of Monday, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will no longer offer free valet parking at the Outpatient Services Building and emergency room entrance.

January 08, 2009 | | Local


Braselton library invites the littlest tots to gather for stories, games

BRASELTON - The Braselton Library has more than just books and videos for the public to peruse, it also has a jumping social scene for the smallest Jackson County residents.

January 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sewer rates in South Hall will be determined today

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will decide whether to raise South Hall sewer rates at its 5 p.m. meeting today.

January 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Doctor, Gainesville sports fan Valentine dies at 91

H.E. "Herb" Valentine, who practiced internal medicine in Gainesville for more than 40 years, died Tuesday at his home after an extended illness. He was 91.

January 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cronic sworn in for third term as sheriff

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic took the oath of office Wednesday for a third four-year term, becoming just the second sheriff to serve three terms in Hall County and the first to do so without opposition in two consecutive elections.

January 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch City Council starts year divided

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council got 2009 off to a bumpy start Wednesday when they had trouble agreeing on housekeeping details such as when to hold meetings and the duration of the election qualifying period.

January 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scan shows formerly segregated area of Alta Vista Cemetery has up to 22 graves

There are about 12 to 22 unmarked graves in a quarter-acre section of Alta Vista Cemetery once reserved for blacks who could not afford a burial.

January 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area senators get leadership roles

State Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, R-Chestnut Mountain.

January 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lake Lanier’s fortunes looking up after days of rain

What a difference a month makes.

January 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Hall to release sales tax projects list

Residents planning to attend a final public input meeting Thursday on a proposed extension of the special purpose local option sales tax should have some projects to consider if they go.

December 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville church OKs easement for new housing

City officials received the green light from an area church on an easement for a new housing development into the church parking lot.

December 08, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deputies searching for man suspected in stabbing

A man was stabbed Monday and the suspected attacker is on the run, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

December 08, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State ethics agency faces more changes

ATLANTA - After a stinging audit and a staffing overhaul, the state ethics commission looks to a new year that could bring even more significant changes.

December 08, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville school board supports naming field for Cabbell

The Gainesville City Board of Education recognized the late E.L. Cabbell at its Dec. 1 meeting and voiced support for naming a city field after him.

December 08, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Christmas on Green Street brings cheer to Gainesville

On Sunday afternoon in Gainesville, one of the city's busiest thoroughfares was shut down for the annual Victorian-themed Chistmas on Green Street.

December 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Improving economy drives up auto sales

Automobile dealerships in Gainesville are seeing huge upticks in sales this year, believed to be on the upswing due to lower interest rates and higher consumer confidence.

December 08, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Possible sales tax projects will be topic of 2 meetings this week

Area residents have two chances this week to hear or give input about a new round of the special purpose local option sales tax.

December 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work could extend Hall landfill's life

A plan to fill in space at the Hall County landfill could extend the facility's lifespan, but time is of the essence to do the work.

December 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State monitor warns on nuclear plant costs

December 07, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Holidays require extra precautions for firearms safety

As the holiday season gets into full swing, many gun owners will welcome guests into their homes or hit the open road for travel.

December 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Teachers of the Year at Hall County schools

John Cornett

December 07, 2014 | | Local


Teachers of the Year at Gainesville City schools

Gayla Pierce

December 07, 2014 | | Local


Health care signup deadlines raise worries, questions

Rahab's Rope would like to offer its employees health insurance, but as a small nonprofit organization, the Gainesville ministry is finding it hard to offer that benefit.

December 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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