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Local teachers support new math standards

Hall County parents may have noticed a letter in their mailboxes in recent weeks about the changes to Georgia's math practices and how it is impact classroom instruction.

November 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Veterans Day events: Several chances to say ‘thanks’

Veterans Day is Thursday, but area residents will have several opportunities through the week to thank military men and women for their service.

November 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elected Gainesville mayor still may be years away

Gainesville residents may have approved directly electing a mayor, but the option won't come for several more years.

November 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Homeowner burned in home gas explosion

One man was transported to an Atlanta hospital with injuries after a gas heater exploded Saturday at a North Hall home.

November 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gillsville boy gets bedroom makeover thanks to Make-A-Wish

A Gillsville boy got a big surprise Friday - his dream bedroom, complete with a SpongeBob SquarePants theme.

November 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


As clocks change, think about safety

People across the nation will be enjoying one extra hour of sleep tomorrow as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

November 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Characters, local figures, other stars garner votes

If Mickey Mouse were a politician, he just might be a third party candidate.

November 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Mills running for House majority leader

Another Hall County politician is in the running for an influential position in Georgia politics.

November 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cagle stripped of power to appoint committees

MACON - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has lost the power to appoint committee members and chairmen following a contentious meeting of the Senate Republican Caucus on Friday in Macon.

November 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall extension coordinator takes job with state

Hall County Extension Coordinator Billy Skaggs has accepted a position with the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

November 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wrecks increase sheriff’s efforts

A string of deadly wrecks this week, many on Ga. 365 and Old Cornelia Highway, has the Hall County Sheriff's Office putting extra emphasis on those areas.

November 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville is getting back to business

City officials are starting to talk about retail developments as the economy begins to inch back.

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Frosty days are on the way

The rain is gone, but so are those nice, warm fall days.

November 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle may lose some authority

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle may see some of his powers stripped when a Senate Republican Caucus meets today in Macon for what some senators are calling a "coup."

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal adviser to help find new chancellor for state university system

The state Board of Regents announced the 21 people on the Chancellor Search Committee that will find the next University System of Georgia leader once Erroll B. Davis retires, and Gov.-elect Nathan Deal will have representation on the committee.

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Jan. 24 deadline set for Georgia, Florida to settle water wars dispute

A Jan. 24 deadline has been set for Georgia and Florida to try again to settle a U.S. Supreme Court dispute over water consumption ...

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning board OKs cable, storage business plans

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended approval for a fiber optic cable company's plans to open for business at the former Georgia Department ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


1-year-old litter trap on Flat Creek doing better than expected

When Gainesville and Hall County teamed up to install the Bandalong Litter Trap on Flat Creek in December 2015, officials weren't really sure how ...

January 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Year’s DUI arrests up from last holiday

Law enforcement patrolling the streets over the New Year's holiday made 17 DUI arrests, according to the Hall County jail log.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Almost $21K of meth found in diaper bag near infant

Authorities say two Gainesville parents tried to hide $20,900 of methamphetamine and needles in a diaper bag with their 4-month-old child in their car.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Dog rescued from Murrayville well

When Hall County Fire Services Lt. Nathan Crowe ascended on a rope pulley with a dog in his arms, Carolyn Smith said her "prayers were ...

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mercer takes over as Gainesville City Schools board chairman

Elected school officials in Gainesville started the new year by shuffling leadership roles.

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Immigrants who challenged in-state tuition policy win case

Some students at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus celebrated Tuesday after a judge ruled the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to ...

January 03, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Search intensifies for Gainesville superintendent

Gainesville school board members are wasting little time turning their attention to what new Chairman Brett Mercer calls their No. 1 priority - hiring a new ...

January 03, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


National Bank of Georgia now part of Atlanta-based State Bank Financial

Athens-based The National Bank of Georgia, which has a Gainesville office, is now part of State Bank Financial Corporation of Atlanta.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of shooting dog with air rifle

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting a 10-pound Chihuahua with an air rifle, wounding the animal.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County gets bond rating boost

Hall County's bond rating has been upgraded to AA from AA- following a clean audit report released last month.

January 03, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


YMCA works to make wellness easy

Change is hard.

January 03, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local




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