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Helping students soar: 2009 Teachers of the Year

Kerri Palmer and Shane Rayburn share a passion for learning, and they instill that in their students. Today, we honor them and other Gainesville and Hall County teachers who help make our students great.

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Palmer says she's not afraid of a challenge

Kerri Palmer loves to learn, and she tries to instill the same passion in her first-graders at Gainesville Exploration Academy.

January 25, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Struggling students inspired Rayburn in his profession

MURRAYVILLE - Shane Rayburn grew up mystified that others, including his brother, didn't enjoy school as much as he did.

January 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County schools' Teachers of the Year

Sandy Akins

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville city schools' Teachers of the Year

Ann Conner

January 25, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Board spends $68K on public safety cameras

JEFFERSON - If some sort of emergency occurred at the Jackson County Courthouse, the expenditures commissioners approved Monday would help authorities handle the situation.

January 25, 2009 | Claire Miller Times Regional Staff | Local


Decorated Marine ends 25-year career

Friends, family, and fellow Marines gathered Saturday afternoon at the Northeast Georgia History Center to honor Lt. Col. Michael Scott Ballard in his retirement ceremony from the U.S. Marine Corps.

January 25, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Civic Center loses major customers

If anyone wonders why meeting rooms at Gainesville's Civic Center will be quiet on Mondays and Tuesdays, the answer is money.

January 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Saving fun for the races

BRASELTON - Whether it's at Bristol or Braselton, the sounds, sights and smells of short-track racing remain the same.

January 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


No one hurt in Flowery Branch house fire

Fire crews have extinguished a residential fire on Winder Highway in Flowery Branch. There are no reported injuries.

January 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Balus Creek boat ramp opens

The Balus Creek Boat Ramp, located off Mountain View Road, is scheduled to open for use today.

January 24, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Raccoon is first rabies case for ’09

Hall County has recorded its first case of rabies for 2009.

January 24, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood man charged in ’06 shooting death

An Oakwood man was arrested Friday in a cold case investigation of a 2006 murder in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett police announced.

January 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Blackshear Place offers course in money management

The road to financial freedom may be closer than you think.

January 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Smart meters’ to replace readers

As many homeowners are giving more thought to being more energy efficient, so is the Jackson Electric Membership Corp.

January 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$750K grant to fund Department of Juvenile Justice service program

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice received a $750,000 federal grant for a re-entry program, with the intent to have a pilot program identified by next month.

October 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in Atlanta Highway house fire

No one was injured in house fire Sunday evening on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, fire officials said.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville center to provide counseling for abused boys

Nearly one in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cagle faces challenge from Democrat Stokes in quest for 3rd term

Georgia's competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate have dominated media coverage in the run-up to the general election Nov. 4, overshadowing other contests.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kids sample the spooky side of nature at Elachee

Darth Vader and an armed storm trooper talk to a ninja turtle as Dorothy passes by in glittery red slippers.

October 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 killed in I-985 wreck in Gwinnett County

Two people were killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Interstate 985.

October 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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