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Gainesville Schools looks to pinpoint what works, what doesn’t

Gainesville City Schools are trying to get beyond the test scores and get down to success on a student-by-student basis.

July 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man hurt in waterfall accident in North Hall

A Duluth man was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta Monday after falling down a waterfall in the remote Glade Shoals in North Hall.

July 20, 2010 | By Jeff Gill and Melissa Weinman jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


7 local schools fail to meet federal standards

Adequate Yearly Progress results show that five Hall County schools and two Gainesville schools did not meet AYP under No Child Left Behind standards.

July 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County schools find money for student testing

In the midst of tough budget cuts for schools, the Hall County school board found ways to approve funding for testing and technology.

July 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville City Countil to discuss alcohol, adult entertainment issues

At this morning's work session, the Gainesville City Council is planning to discuss changing some of its ordinances related to alcoholic beverages and adult entertainment.

July 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Summer 'always difficult time' for blood donations

While most people are too busy with vacation plans to donate blood during the summer, that's just the time when contributions are needed most.

July 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County wants to get rid of delinquent properties

Hall County is considering ways to get delinquent properties off their hands.

July 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson County Chamber of Commerce moving from downtown to Ga. 400

DAWSONVILLE - After spending 15 years in the historic downtown jail building, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce officials felt it was time to break out.

July 19, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Final leg progresses on Thurmon Tanner Parkway

OAKWOOD - Traveling to Oakwood's old town might take a little longer starting later this month.

July 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council changes meeting dates

The Flowery Branch City Council's meeting dates for August and September have been changed.

July 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fiber optic work for region continuing

Building a multi-million dollar regional Internet network may be no easy task, but the North Georgia Network Cooperative is making progress.

July 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Corps sets sights on abandoned dock eyesores

Even as it is working to permit new docks on Lake Lanier, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hoping to some day get rid of abandoned - and often unsightly - ones in an effort with the Lake Lanier Association.

July 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Our Neighbor make strides with bookstore

Our Neighbor opened a used bookstore on the Gainesville square to give young adults a place to work, and now Hall Area Transit is giving them a way to get there.

July 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Cold cases: 1991 murder of Gainesville man gets new look from city police

No one was sure why anyone would want to kill Jake Claude Porter.

July 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elton Maddox named Workhorse of the Year at Poultry Expo

ATLANTA - Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Oakwood-based Wayne Farms and a past U.S. Poultry & Egg Association chairman, was named USPOULTRY's Workhorse of ...

January 25, 2016 | For The Times | Local


Gainesville Police charge man with rape at Motel 6

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Gainesville motel.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trio accused of at least 7 car break-ins

Three men are accused of entering cars around the Chestatee area, according to authorities.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall performing arts center still set for fall opening

Work on the new performing arts center at North High School remains on schedule for the facility to open in time for next school year.

January 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Comprehensive plan updates will include new focus on housing

Affordable housing will be a major consideration when Hall County and other local cities begin the arduous process this year of updating their comprehensive plans ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year Jayla Williams driven to succeed

Jayla Williams was born with drive.

January 25, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville selects new director of water resources department

Gainesville has named a new director of the Department of Water Resources.

January 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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