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State bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hot summer, tight budgets affect elderly

They were running out of fans at the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Court clears teacher in injured student case

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled a Forsyth County science teacher is not liable in an experiment that injured one of her students.

July 07, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local

State board to vote today on new academic standards

The state Board of Education decides this morning whether completely new classroom standards will roll out in fall 2011.

July 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Dawson County school board officials brace for the worst

Dawson County school officials are preparing to tighten belts districtwide as they ready for another round of state funding cuts.

July 07, 2010 | | Local

Bears spotted in Dawsonville area

DAWSONVILLE - Of all the things Gene Bradshaw thought he would find on his front porch, a 150-pound black bear was at the bottom of the list.

July 07, 2010 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local

Renovations begin on exterior of Gainesville’s historic federal building

One of Gainesville's oldest architectural jewels is getting polished.

July 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hall County wants to cut down on trash freeloaders

Hall County is looking for ways to cut down on out-of-county trash at its compactor sites.

July 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Union County builds, hoping they will come

At a time when its unemployment rate has tripled in the last three years, Union County officials are hopeful a state loan will help them bring in the diversity their economy needs.

July 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

DOT moves forward on local projects

Some $53 million in safety, resurfacing and bridge replacement projects are planned throughout Georgia, including some $6 million to $7 million for work in Northeast Georgia.

July 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Remembering V-J Day

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 07, 2010 | | Local

City Council moves forward with Cedar Creek plant

Gainesville City Council took another step forward Tuesday in building a new water treatment plant.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Adams names interim athletic director

University of Georgia President Michael Adams appointed an interim athletic director Tuesday and a small search committee to find the next athletic director - but the timeline is still up in the air.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gainesville Fire Department’s recruit class finishes training

As one of several new faces at the Gainesville Fire Department, 23-year-old firefighter Jordan Green feels he's as ready as he can be for his first big fire call.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Jackson, Habersham counties join certified skills program

Both Jackson and Habersham counties have joined the ranks of Certified Work Ready Communities.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

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Woman accused of leaving child in car near water at Lanier Islands

A Dacula woman is accused of leaving her 6-year-old son in a car at Lanier Islands with the keys in the ignition and the vehicle ...

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews from Northeast Georgia help restore power on coast

Power crews from Northeast Georgia are helping restore power along the East Coast after Hurricane Matthew affected hundreds of thousands of residents.

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville names 2 new staff leaders

Gainesville has a new chief financial officer and administrative services director.

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville man charged with convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of firing his gun twice Friday during an armed robbery at a Gainesville convenience store.

October 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Annual walk raises funds for Alzheimer’s research

North Georgia residents are invited to don a purple shirt and walk the streets of Gainesville to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

October 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

FedEx may come to Braselton

FedEx is considering Braselton in Jackson County "as a potential location for a package distribution center," a statement from the company said Monday.

October 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday

Tuesday is the voter registration deadline for this November's elections.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Ga. 53 work set for this week in Braselton

Previously postponed work on Ga. 53 has been scheduled for this week in downtown Braselton.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville pre-schooler reads 1,000 books

Daliyah Marie Arana's face breaks into a smile when asked why she loves to read.

October 09, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Tumbling Creek bridge project being designed

With funding from area governments in the bag, all eyes are now on getting a key east-west connector between Gainesville and Oakwood designed and built.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

‘Poor man’s’ Chevys a hit at Chateau Elan car show

A "poor man's" car once found on every street in America was among good company Saturday at the inaugural Atlanta Concours d'Elegance at ...

October 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fresh style for old site: Vintage Peach Boutique opens in in historic building in Hoschton

Taylor DeLaPerriere loves to shop and loves to find a good deal.

October 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

School officials seek clues to why reading scores dip in fourth grade at local, state levels

Across the board, fourth-graders scored lower than third-graders in reading, according to 2016 Milestones results for Hall and Gainesville students.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

State Patrol officer: ‘I did not want to die’ in struggle with suspect

Jumping down into the creek near Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville, A.J. Allen shouted at a fleeing suspect to stop before using his Taser twice.

October 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

‘We need to tell our story:’ Residents say goodbye to Atlanta Street

Willie Mitchell has made educating children his life's mission, but he laments failings that he believes contributed to the breakdown of social bonds at ...

October 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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