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School boards meeting in Savannah talk about budget woes, policy

Area school board members may be attending an education conference, but the main topics for discussion revolve around taxes, revenue and budgets.

June 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County to start pre-K Spanish, Chinese programs

Four-year-olds will be able to learn Spanish and Mandarin Chinese at Hall County elementary schools this fall.

June 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flag Day is Old Glory's time to shine

Today is Flag Day, a holiday that doesn't exactly have people lining up for parades and firing up the grill like other summer holidays, but it celebrates one of our oldest national symbols.

June 13, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Island warfare brewing between Hall, Gainesville

For the second time this year, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is objecting to a possible annexation by Gainesville.

June 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Toddler rushed to hospital after being pulled from pool

A South Hall toddler was airlifted to an Atlanta children's hospital in critical condition after being found floating in a residential pool by a relative Saturday night, officials said.

June 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville man charged with lawyer impersonation — again

Wannabe lawyer Finees Casado just cannot stay out of a courtroom, authorities believe.

June 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Family of big-league pitcher was in Holocaust museum during shooting

When Abi Owings and her mother, Danise, started their tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., they expected their visit to be somber.

June 13, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Goodbye, rabbit ears!

Atlanta TV stations pulled the plug on over-the-airwaves broadcasting on Friday afternoon, making the mandatory switch to digital TV at 12:30 p.m. - and fielding lots of calls about it, too.

June 13, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


More lion sightings reported in Hall County

The Hall County Sheriff's Office responded to another reported lion sighting Friday morning, but deputies have yet to see the animal for themselves, according to Col. Jeff Strickland, the department's chief deputy.

June 13, 2009 | | Local


Small-town Lula mourns its second lost soldier

America's red, white and blue stands at half-staff today outside the Pfc. Johnathon Millican U.S. Post Office.

June 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Early peek at CRCT scores shows progress

As Georgia educators begin to analyze preliminary district level Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores, Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield and Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said they are pleased with what they've seen so far.

June 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Supreme Court race crowded

There is no shortage of people vying to succeed Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears on the state's highest court.

June 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More public input sought on changes planned for I-85 car-pool lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation has set a second round of public hearings on plans to allow solo commuters to ride - for a fee - in Interstate 85 car-pool lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

June 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Falcons release Michael Vick's contract

June 12, 2009 | | Local


Officials hope kids get hooked on the outdoors

Come Saturday at Vogel State Park, the fish will practically be leaping onto the fish hooks, and, organizers hope, luring in some new hobbyists.

June 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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North Georgia Community Foundation recognizes couple for service

A local couple that has supported more than 30 nonprofit organizations throughout the years has been named the North Georgia Community Foundation's 2015 Philanthropists ...

July 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Housing in ‘huge demand’

Inventory is short and competition is fierce for affordable rental housing in Hall County's urban cores, according to local real estate professionals.

July 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch to upgrade drainage along railroad line

A bit of a snafu in design plans for the Lights Ferry connector project actually ended up bringing some good luck to both Flowery Branch ...

July 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Seaplane pilots group wants right to land on Lanier

A group of area pilots is still pushing to get the Army Corps of Engineers' permission to land their seaplanes on Lake Lanier.

July 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall Sheriff’s Headquarters takes shape

Steel bars stretch upward into the sky and set the framework for the new Hall County Sheriff's Headquarters.

July 19, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


LGBT community looks to educate, break free from red tape after landmark ruling

Dianna and Cher Singleton of Flowery Branch married in 2012. Now, that union is recognized in Georgia.

July 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


CASA moving forward in the face of three losses

Instead of his usual yard work, retired Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff walked inside The Little House on Washington Street in Gainesville a month ago ...

July 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State behavioral program serving Gainesville, Hall students under federal scrutiny

Each year, students with behavioral or psychological disabilities are sent from local public schools to the Futures Program.

July 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Faced with closure, salon finds new home next door

Punctuated by the snip-snip-snip of scissors, the dialogue between Pauline Skinner and Stylarama "operator" Sherry Armstrong touches on most every subject.

July 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Breast milk banks give moms natural option

Women all over the country buy and sell breast milk, but may not realize the inherent risks of doing so.

July 18, 2015 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville High Junior ROTC holds vigil for slain military members

With the nation mourning the loss of four Marines and one Navy officer who lost their lives in the attack on two military centers in ...

July 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Residents eager for completion of Cleveland road project

Area residents are skeptical about progress but eager to see completion of the Appalachian Parkway - formerly known as the Cleveland Bypass.

July 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boaters, 'buccaneers' run fast boats at Lanier for charity

Anthony Hughes of Carrollton is dead serious about buccaneer life, from the bandanna tied around his head to the black Cavalier boots on his feet.

July 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Vigil set for 7 p.m. Saturday in memory of slain Marines

Gainesville High School's junior ROTC will host a vigil Saturday for the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tenn.

July 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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


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