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Gainesville schools to hold hearing about tuition

A possible tuition increase for out-of-district Gainesville school students will be the focus of a public hearing Saturday. The Gainesville school board finance committee will hold the first of three hearings to field citizen comments on whether tuition should be raised from $450. Currently, students who live outside Gainesville city limits are allowed to attend schools within the city system if the space is available.

October 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Starting Sunday: Are Latinos leaving the area?

For years, our area has seen a dramatic increase in the population of Latinos, many of them coming here illegally because of plentiful job opportunities.

October 07, 2008 | | Local


Demolishing house won't HALT recovery programs

For nearly 30 years, more than a thousand men and women have come through the doors of the old brick house that neighbors Gainesville's First Baptist Church, hungry, angry, lonely or tired.

October 07, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New boat registration system is under way

In part one of a two-part update to Georgia's recreational license and boat registration system, the new boat registration system went live Wednesday on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division Web site at www.georgiawildlife.com.

October 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Pools close for the morning at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center

The 10-lane competition pool at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center will be closed Saturday, from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a scheduled swim meet, according to a news release from the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department.

The pool will be open to the public again by 1 p.m.

October 07, 2008 | | Local


Race fans shouldn’t fret over fuel

Georgia's gas crunch may have subsided just soon enough for thousands of visitors pouring into Hall County this weekend.

October 07, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Golf tournament raises funds for women’s shelter

This year's Medical Center Open raised well in excess of the $140,000 goal set for the fundraiser.

October 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Little-Davenport Funeral Home returns to local hands

Little-Davenport Funeral Home, one of Gainesville's oldest funeral establishments, has been sold to the owners of Mason & Ward Funeral Home.

October 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Annual thrift sale takes over Mountains Center

Deal-seekers will have a bevy of bargains to choose from Saturday at the Harvest Thrift Sale.

October 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Senate approves bailout; Deal says he may vote against plan

When Nathan Deal took his household trash to a Hall County compactor site Wednesday, he got an earful from his constituents. They wanted him to do the same thing with the proposed financial bailout: Dump it.

October 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Panic at the pump subsides

Shortages have resulted in panic and long lines at local gas stations. But the panic seemed to have eased a little on Wednesday with reports that, with a little help, the area's fuel supply is finally bouncing back from the blows of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

October 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanier Tech students getting hands-on training at Petit Le Mans

Nearly a dozen Lanier Technical College students are busy revving their engines this week even though they have yet to receive the checkered flag to start the race.

October 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


More than $500K in local funds suspended by state

The top leaders of the Georgia General Assembly announced Wednesday that they were suspending payment of local assistance grants until January, and the state budget crisis may eliminate them altogether.

October 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


New thrift store racks up customers

Amid bright yellow balloons and a remote radio-station broadcast, the Atlanta Union Mission celebrated the grand re-opening of its Gainesville thrift store Thursday morning.

The Potter's House at 328 Oak St. is now known as Thrift Store & More, and the name change isn't all that's new.

October 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County schools to keep accreditation; challenges remain

JEFFERSON -- Schoolteachers and administrators in Jackson County schools can breathe a little easier now that the eight-member quality assurance team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has said it will recommend that the system remain accredited.

October 05, 2008 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | 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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