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Hall County school board considers SPLOST, approves tentative budget

The Hall Countys school system is focusing on the money.

At its monthly work session Monday, the Board of Dducation approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2011, approved a huge technology project and started discussing the possibility of a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax referendum.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Staff take pay cut, future teachers may lose heart

As furloughs hit schools around Gainesville and Hall County, little thought is given to the support staff who work in the schools - the cafeteria workers, custodians and bus drivers.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Band director had relationship with student, officials say

The North Hall High School band director, who resigned just days before the end of the school year, left after school administrators confronted him for having an "inappropriate relationship" with a female student, according to Hall County Schools officials.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tom Graves sworn in on Capitol Hill as 9th District representative

Tom Graves, who was sworn in Monday night in Washington, D.C., to serve the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is anxious to get to work.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


11 charged in gang fight that left 1 man dead

Eleven people - many of them teenagers and alleged members of rival gangs - are in jail without bond for their involvement in a fight that left a 23-year-old Gainesville man dead.

June 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Sheriff's commander trains in Israel

Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Ramone Gilbert saw firsthand the kinds of security threats Israelis face on a constant basis.

June 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


World Cup games kick up some local interest

Across the globe, millions are watching as the World Cup continues this week. And though some in the community might not realize it, Gainesville is watching, too.

June 13, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Stephen Gurr mensley@gainesvilletimes.com, sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawson County academy puts kids on the right side of the law

DAWSONVILLE - With a father who is a sheriff's officer, Taylor Swafford knows a thing or two about law enforcement.

June 13, 2010 | | Local


23-year-old dead after morning brawl

A 23-year-old man is dead after a fight at a Gainesville apartment complex, police say.

June 13, 2010 | | Local


Consider ‘greener’ watering methods

Even though most outdoor watering restrictions have been lifted, experts say residents shouldn't turn a blind eye to conservation.

June 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arbor is a tribute to a community servant

A former city manager and Air Force major will be honored Tuesday evening at Gardens on Green as friends gather for a memorial ceremony.

June 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


History center explores area’s roots with melodies

History lessons are hardly ever taught on the dance floor.

June 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Funding legacy celebrated by local foundation

Twenty-five years and $35 million dollars later, the North Georgia Community Foundation is going strong with a vision for the future.

June 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teachers endure lost class time with frustration, resolve

Teachers in Gainesville City and Hall County schools have been hit with furlough days for next year, but they just keep going.

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Thompson Bridge Road lanes open after morning fire, gas leak in North Hall

A portion of Thompson Bridge Road was shut down Saturday morning after a fallen tree sparked a house fire and gas leak in North Hall ...

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: ‘We got it all in Hall, y’all’

Here is an item we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville ‘Student Painter’ entrepreneur lining up customers, recruiting employees

Johnathan West, a University of Georgia student from Gainesville, hopes to run at least an $80,000 business this summer as an intern with Young ...

April 23, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Gainesville bypass debate isn’t new, or over

For longtime residents, the now-derailed Enota Bypass was simply another chapter - and maybe sore spot - in a long-standing issue of how to steer traffic around ...

April 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique 1940s Gainesville police badge enters department’s historic collection

Almost 70 years after Cecil Guest left the Gainesville Police Department, his badge will be turned in for good.

April 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Alto woman accused of shooting, injuring man

An Alto woman is accused of shooting a man three times in the chest Monday in Gainesville, police said.

April 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Video shows suspects accused of taking tablets, cash from North Hall High

Two suspects who stole tablets and cash from the North Hall High School main office appear in a surveillance video released Thursday by authorities.

April 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing man authorities say has dementia, schizophrenia found in Gainesville

A man with dementia and schizophrenia has been found after he went missing Wednesday morning, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

April 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Drink wine, eat plants: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner gives advice for longevity

The secrets to a longer life are elusive, but simple.

April 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Flowery Branch senior apartment project can proceed with conditional use approval

A new senior multi-family dwelling is proposed for 11 acres behind Habersham Bank at 5977 Spout Springs Road, and the Flowery Branch City Council on ...

April 21, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin Regional Staff | Local


New Flowery Branch City Hall OK'd in downtown area

A new $5 million City Hall is in store for Flowery Branch.

April 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vacant properties can have wide-ranging effects on area

They're more than just an eyesore.

April 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Richard Oates to lead University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus

Richard Oates, a member of the University of North Georgia's faculty since 1982, will become vice president of the school's Gainesville campus on ...

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman appeals taxicab slaying conviction

A Gainesville woman convicted in October of shooting a taxicab driver in March 2015 has appealed her conviction and sentence to the Supreme Court of ...

April 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Jaycees, Eagle Scout add to growing garden at Georgia Mountain Food Bank

Members of the Gainesville Jaycees turned over dirt, cleared away grass growing in the raised beds and began reading directions and planting seeds in the ...

April 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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