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Calling offbeat spring breakers

Spring has arrived, along with thoughts of spring break, which is set for April 5-9 in Gainesville and Hall County schools. Are you considering an offbeat way to spend the week, perhaps a humanitarian trip? Please contact staff writer Jeff Gill at 770-718-3408 or jgill@gainesvilletimes.com

March 20, 2010 | | Local


New guidelines would increase learning, make measuring learning easier

Proposed national standards in language arts and math won't greatly affect what local students learn, according to Gainesville schools Superintendent Merianne Dyer. But the new guidelines would allow states to compare apples to apples, as far as what students are learning, and could mean students learn at a deeper level.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawson schools redraw attendance zones

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 20, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Hall County student places fifth in state spelling bee

For the second year in a row, Hall County seventh-grader Parker Ramey has proven he is one of the state's top spellers.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local Red Cross forced to downsize

Call it a sign of the times.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Play refreshes Black History Month memories

Tonight, the Newtown Florist Club will reprise its popular play "Do You Remember When ... Newton Back in the Day!"

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson County's clerk of court resigns

In what local officials say was an unexpected turn of events, Dawson County's clerk of court resigned Thursday.

March 20, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local




List details victims, amounts in Ponzi scheme

The final tally of who lost money in the biggest Ponzi scheme in Hall County history will never be known, but a list filed this month in U.S. District Court sheds more light than before on the losses incurred by Wendell Spell.

March 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deputies charge man who posed as new firefighter

David Alan Spain, officials say, was a little too eager to become a firefighter.

March 19, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Athens teen charged in man's murder

Authorities have charged an Athens teen with murder in the death of a 68-year-old man found dead in his mobile home Thursday.

March 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Speaker at ministry’s fundraiser recalls abortion clinic past

The Gainesville Care Center's annual banquet fundraiser was packed with people who came to First Baptist Church Thursday night to support the ministry and hear the story of a former abortion clinic owner who changed her ways.

March 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Girl Scouts laud Hopkins as 2010 Woman of Distinction

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.

March 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch throws support behind Clermont

Flowery Branch City Council agreed informally Thursday night that it believes Hall County should build a library in the North Hall town of Clermont.

March 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville picks White as new interim police chief

Chad White on Wednesday was named the new interim police chief for the Gainesville Police Department, but he won't seek the post permanently.

March 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Elachee visitors dig into Earth Day by growing, buying plants

Earth Day was celebrated with flying colors at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as three groups showed up on a sunny Saturday to offer ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants ring up success for research

In the hot morning air, the crowd began marching. With each step, the column of people rang hundreds of bells as they made their slow ...

April 23, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


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


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