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United Way asks community to purchase, donate supplies

Pens, paper, notebooks and folders are standard purchases for parents getting ready to send their kids back to school in August - but United Way of Hall County is asking for a little more.

July 20, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Bear heads north of residential areas

Gainesville's infamous black bear is heading north, out of residential areas, an official from the state Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday.

July 20, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Local business owner awarded for a lifetime of achievement

Local businessman Jack Frost has risen to the top of his field ever since destiny knocked on his door more than 50 years ago.

July 20, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Licenses for new local adult entertainment put on hold

While Gainesville City Council takes a closer look at the city's adult entertainment ordinance, the group has placed a freeze on the industry.

July 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Judge rules in preacher shooting

Nearly a dozen north Georgia towns that participate in a drug task force could be responsible through their insurance carriers for paying a judgment if a widow of a Lavonia minister who was killed by drug agents wins her lawsuit, following a recent judicial ruling.

July 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local




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


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VIDEO: Lawman hauls a heavy load at Sheriff's Office job fair

Heavy-lifting Sgt. Greg Cochran with the Hall County Sheriff's office is back at it again, performing feats of almost superhuman strength for a crowd ...

May 14, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch students join others to create apps

Flowery Branch High School students, and three other schools, combined technology and compassion in an online project, "Mad about Mattering," seeking to "change the world ...

May 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville judge to speak at Vatican summit

A U.S. District Court judge from Gainesville will join a selection of other judges to speak at the Vatican for a summit on human ...

May 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cancer survivors, supporters march toward a cure in annual Relay for Life fundraiser

It's touched thousands of people in Hall County alone.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lane closures set next week on Spout Springs at I-985

Lane closures are expected through next week on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch between the Interstate 985 southbound and northbound ramps, the Georgia Department ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Woman charged with ramming another car, injuring driver

A Gainesville woman is accused of ramming her car into another woman's car until it struck a power pole, police said.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials react to Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms in schools

Local officials were among those at public schools nationwide who received an Obama administration directive Friday saying they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Sardis principal buzzes hair to celebrate students for meeting reading goals

A raucous roar of cheering, stamping and squealing poured out of the Sardis Enrichment School gymnasium Friday morning.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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