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2-story addition coming to Centennial Arts Academy

Plans are taking shape to get rid of modular units at Centennial Arts Academy and put students back in brick-and-mortar buildings.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rise in deportations leaves local Latinos worried, suspicious

A spike in families and children arriving at the U.S. southern border from Central America has prompted fears of another crisis like the one that dominated national news during the summer of 2014.

January 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County opening applications to Jones early college campus

Hall County is adding another campus for its high school students, a campus specifically dedicated to helping students get a head start on their higher education.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Program grooms future education leaders

Effective principals have to inspire, nurture and challenge their teachers and students to help their schools thrive.

January 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Civil Air Patrol, Hall County EMS conduct drill preparing for emergency response

Even after two weather delays, the Civil Air Patrol and Hall County EMS teamed up for a search and rescue training exercise Saturday morning at Wauka Mountain Elementary School.

January 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Jedi master recruits new knights at Lakeshore Mall Kids Club event

Jeff McClure, owner and founder of Got Magic? Entertainment, is secretly a Jedi Master. In fact, he says you can call him Jedi Master Jefferson Starship.

January 17, 2016 | By Alexander Popp The Times | Local


New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., family

In a new memoir, "My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollections of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement," retired Associated Press reporter Kathryn Johnson describes civil rights flashpoints she covered in the 1960s and details her close relationship with the movement's leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and his family.

January 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Local


Sheriff’s Office sergeant ties own tire flipping record in charity event

Sgt. Greg Cochran attempted to break his own world record Saturday for most tire flips in one hour using a 555-pound tire at the "Tire to Inspire" event hosted by the Hall County Sheriff's Office and Chestatee High School.

January 16, 2016 | BY ALEXANDER POPP apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Martin Luther King Jr. events keep the dream alive

The Newtown Florist Club, the historic civil rights advocacy organization in Gainesville, has revived the Martin Luther King holiday celebrations for 2016, including a day of volunteer action, worship services and a unity march through the city.

January 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter's first flakes may fall in some areas, followed by big chill

Northeast Georgia residents could see a few snowflakes overnight into the early morning hours as a cold front brings rain and colder temperatures to the state.

January 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Upsy Daisy shop brings faith-inspired gifts to Gainesville square

As its name suggests, the Upsy Daisy Boutique is designed to uplift its customers, not just sell to them.

January 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities detail December shooting at hearing

A woman returning to a friend's home later suffered a gunshot wound and played dead in a ditch, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

January 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall Middle School students video chat with author of Leo Frank book

In Marietta in 1913, it wasn't unusual for a 13-year-old girl to work at a pencil factory.

January 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


You Heard It Here: Father’s speech puts Judge Deal late to trial

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

January 16, 2016 | | Local


Prominent Gainesville attorney Dan Summer dies at 55

Chandelle and Dan Summer shared a birthday before they ever thought about sharing a life together.

January 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Organizations say blood donations dropped to nearly nonexistent this winter

Across Georgia, blood banks are in dire need of the blood donations that save lives on a daily basis. Due to the recent weather the ...

February 01, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Library system now offering passport service

The close location and helpful assistance made life easy for Lindsey White and her two children on Monday as they applied for passports ahead of ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


3 injured in I-985 wreck

A pair of wrecks about a mile apart critically injured one and closed a portion of Interstate 985 South for a brief time Sunday afternoon.

February 01, 2016 | | Local


Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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