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State debates combining college systems

A panel appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to make recommendations on the future of the state's education system has recommended that Georgia's two-year colleges be moved from the Board of Regents to the technical college system.

January 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Nearly 4 inches of rain has fallen and more is coming

While the moist, gray weather that many areas have been experiencing for the past few days can be depressing, don't expect to see any improvement in the dismal conditions today.

January 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Inman Perk adds its flavorful aroma to Spout Springs library

FLOWERY BRANCH - South Hall library patrons now can get their coffee poured before they pore over books at the Hall County Library System's Spout Springs branch.

January 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson EMC, customers give to five Hall charities

Customers with the Jackson Electric Membership Corp. are doing a lot to help Hall County.

January 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Holiday prompts meeting date change

The Oakwood Planning Commission has rescheduled its monthly meeting because it conflicts with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials take look at alcohol code

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss setting penalties at its next meeting for two convenience stores that sold alcohol to minors.

January 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Powell, Oliver take oath of office

In a ceremony held before Monday's regularly scheduled work session, Chief Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller swore in two recently re-elected members of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

January 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville schools may hike out-of-district tuition rate

The Gainesville school board is considering multiple proposals for an out-of-district tuition increase, one of which could double tuition to $900 for some students but allow breaks for children of Gainesville alumni and business owners.

January 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Frances Meadows aquatic center hopping with new members

It's too cold for children to play in the elaborate outdoor Splash Zone at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center, but that does not mean residents are not enjoying the center's other amenities.

January 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man accused of stomping mother on his way to trial in superior court

A man accused of stomping his mother and leaving her on the floor of her home with a broken foot and ankle will face a superior court judge for his alleged crime.

January 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell had Gainesville ties

Griffin Bell, the Americus native who attained legendary status among his peers in the legal profession, was remembered Monday as a kind, courtly man with a brilliant mind.

January 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cagle: Budget woes will 'monopolize' 2009 legislative session

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Monday that state revenues are trending downward and predicted a deficit of "something north of $2 billion."

January 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rain stopping, but Lake Lanier is rising, slowly

If the forecast holds, Gainesville-Hall County will end 2008 about 6 inches below normal in total rainfall.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Looking Ahead: Roadwork happening, but much on hold in 2009

From roads to bridges to resurfacing work, Hall County has a laundry list of transportation projects under way or up in the air.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Looking Ahead: What does 2009 have in store for South Hall?

Fast-growing South Hall may be a growth-slowing South Hall in 2009, thanks to a stalled U.S. economy.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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