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Georgia educators ‘Race to the Top’

Georgia's public schools - and some local leaders - are competing in their own version of "The Amazing Race."

December 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


DOT falling behind on maintenance work

Rain has been good for Lake Lanier, filling it up and more, but it hasn't been so kind to the area's state roads.

December 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


RAW VIDEO: Gainesville's Elephant Walk

December 12, 2009 | Times sports video | Local


Red Elephants head for the Dome

Saturday's send-off for the Gainesville football team to the state title game was especially meaningful for Kim Davis.

December 12, 2009 | Bill Murphy | Local


Wager pits peaches vs. poultry

When Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell heard Gainesville High School would be playing Peach County High School for the football state championship, he couldn't pass up the chance for a good-natured bet.

December 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cheerleader, mascot race to be belles of the (foot)ball

What happens when you are presented with not one, but two once-in-a-lifetime opportunities on the same day? How do you choose?

December 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Budget cuts force White County camp’s closure

Gail Chambers took her teenage grandsons to half a dozen psychologists for their behavioral problems, but it wasn't until they spent six months roughing it in a Cleveland wilderness camp that she saw a change.

December 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Old sewer rates irk Hall residents

Some South Hall residents are frustrated that county commissioners have yet to set new sewer rates after almost a year of study.

December 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sheriff speaks to kids on drug perils

The cautionary stories Steve Cronic told fifth-grade students involved real people from Hall County. The pro football player. The popular girl. The jail trustee battling addiction.

December 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch High students give big to help CASA

Despite the dread of final exams, students at Flowery Branch High School are getting into the holiday spirit.

December 11, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


3 local schools named to ‘Best High Schools’ bronze list

Three of U.S. News & World Report's top 29 Georgia high schools are right here in Hall County.

December 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Firefighters put out blaze at home on Cleveland Highway

Firefighters have put out a blaze at a two-story colonial home on Cleveland Highway. There are no injuries.

December 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville High band tunes up for big performance

For the 163 Gainesville High School musicians, dancers and twirlers in The Big Red Machine, the Class AAA football state championship on Saturday is not just another game, but members of the marching band are trying to think of it that way.

December 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


River stakeholders approve letter to governors

ALBANY - Meeting near the banks of the Flint River, more than 50 leaders of a group of tri-state river basin stakeholders agreed Thursday to send a letter to the governors of Alabama, Georgia and Florida to make them aware of their existence before the governors' water summit Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala.

December 10, 2009 | By J.D. Summer For The Times | Local


Legislators seek to keep communication open

Keep in constant communication. This was the advice state legislators had for local officials Thursday, nearly a month shy of the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

December 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters respond to smoke report at Hayes Chrysler during Monday storms

Hall County firefighters responded Monday night to reports of heavy smoke at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 17, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Braselton Police lieutenant arrested after standoff at Flowery Branch home

A Braselton Police Department lieutenant was arrested over the weekend, charged with kidnapping and battery, following a standoff at a Flowery Branch home.

August 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools tentatively approve tax rate

Gainesville City Schools plans to lower the millage rate in the city.

August 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man shot at Lanier Islands; authorities working to identify suspects

A man was shot and injured during a fight overnight Sunday at Lanier Islands, and authorities are working to identify three suspects in the incident.

August 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Brenau to sign golf agreement with Gainesville

Brenau University's women's golf team will soon have a home facility.

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia begins year of expansion

As the new school year begins today at the University of North Georgia, the faculty, staff and administration have looked at the university's progress ...

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


School resource officers can access cameras remotely

With the beginning of a new school year, a mother approached Gainesville Middle School school resource officer Brian Clark about the safety of her child.

August 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


First Presbyterian preschool reunion brings back memories

Memories flowed like the homemade punch into paper cups at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville on Sunday.

August 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawsuit seeks more transparency in Habersham County government

A lawsuit alleging that the Habersham County Board of Commissioners and Habersham County Airport Authority violated open meetings and records laws on several occasions last ...

August 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Officials: Drones not allowed near Buford Dam

August 16, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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