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Hall schools off to smooth start, officials say

Hall schools had a "smooth opening" this morning, according to Superintendent Will Schofield.

August 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview Academy building classroom addition for middle schoolers

With enrollment growing every year, Lakeview Academy in Gainesville needs room for its students.

August 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Elachee's nature-based kindergarten, first grade programs begin

Not many classrooms have large rocks as seats, soft earth instead of tile floors and dense trees as sheltering walls.

August 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bond set at $1 million for fatal shooting suspect

A judge set bond at $1 million for a Gainesville man accused in a fatal April shooting.

August 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials on alert for Zika virus

Fears of the Zika virus spreading in the United States have reached critical mass as local public health officials and environmental advocates work to contain cases reported in Florida this week.

August 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch water line project will help shore up pressure, fire protection

Flowery Branch is gearing up for a project to increase water pressure and fire protection for a residential area near Lights Ferry Road.

August 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commerce man among those with shorter sentence thanks to president

President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century.

August 04, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Business owner commissions Gainesville mural on hotel wall

Jay Singh, owner and general manager of the Guest Lodge Gainesville, wanted a way to thank the city that's given him so much.

August 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall superintendent: Bathroom policies ‘a local issue’

Hall County School District Superintendent Will Schofield stuck to his previous stance on bathroom policies following a ruling by the Supreme Court on Wednesday that a Virginia school board can block a transgender male from using the boys restroom when school starts next month.

August 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Recovery group home proposed in Gainesville

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board will consider a request Tuesday for a special use that would allow a group home on Cleveland Street for 36 men recovering from addiction.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall schools' technology staff focus on A/V project

The technology department for Hall County schools is two-thirds of the way through with an $8.1 million project, has about 18,000 machines to maintain and added 9,000 Chromebooks to its arsenal during the past school year.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bilingual education emphasized in Hall schools

When Hall County schools considers teacher applicants, anyone who is bilingual in Spanish or Mandarin Chinese "has a leg up," Superintendent Will Schofield said, and that is the case in the business world, too.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall’s new Early College @ Jones program has 150 enrolled

Hall County's new Early College @ Jones program, which gives high schoolers a head start on college, is expected to start Aug. 5 with about 150 students - more than double the number first anticipated.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Work begins ahead of another shuffle for South Hall kids

Hall County schools needs the dominos to fall just right in the next two years as part of its effort to accommodate growth in South Hall County.

August 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Philanthropy Awards nominations being accepted by North Georgia Community Foundation

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Philanthropy Awards, which include the Woodrow Steward Leadership in Philanthropy Award and the Gus Whalen Young Philanthropist Award, through Aug. 12.

August 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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Braselton marks 100 years: Saving the past with an eye on future

Braselton celebrated a historic milestone Saturday: its 100th birthday.

August 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


2 couples get a free chance to say ‘I do’

Soirees Southern Events Planning gave away a wedding to two lucky but deserving couples Saturday night at the Summer Barn Soiree at The Walters Barn ...

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Lovers of hot wheels help sheriff’s bike program

More than 100 vehicles were registered for the Hall County Sheriff's Office second annual Show and Shine car, truck and motorcycle show at Laurel ...

August 20, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


First Presbyterian group puts in thousands of hours, dollars into Mission Expo

They've done it again. First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville collected 16,500 hours of community service and volunteer work this past year, and they ...

August 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Newtown Day unites Gainesville's traditional African-American community

Aaron Christopher said he and his basketball teammates play "for love of the game."

August 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Braselton hospital natal unit ready to deliver expectations

The city of Braselton is expecting.

August 20, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Business panel calls for faster learning, more technical help

Learning new materials and ideas quickly and working directly with industry in the classroom were twin emphases Thursday at a seminar on the 21st century ...

August 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson football coach to speak at Gainesville church services

On the Sunday before the first full weekend of college football, one of the game's most prominent coaches will make his way to Gainesville.

August 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hot cars pose immediate danger to children

Twenty-six children are dead this year from being left in hot cars.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Fire crews battle house blaze in North Hall

A woman who had just moved into a rental home in northern Hall County lost most of her possessions in a Friday afternoon fire.

August 19, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch man sentenced to life in prison for impregnating young girl

A Flowery Branch man was convicted by a jury Thursday for impregnating an underage girl and causing "excessive mental pain" to other children.

August 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Katt Williams charged with battery in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Katt Williams with misdemeanor battery over an altercation he had with a woman in a parking lot last ...

August 18, 2016 | Wire, Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville Housing Authority kicks off new after-school girls club

A roomful of little girls painted their nails, chased balloons and shared snacks after school.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Privacy breach at Athens clinic gives pause to local providers

Local health care providers said they have taken note of a data breach at a clinic in Athens that exposed the private information and medical ...

August 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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