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Hall County Schools asks for flexibility in morning school bus pickups

Hall County Schools will be back in session Tuesday, but due to some still icy roads, officials are asking for some flexibility when it comes to school bus riders.

January 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fees considered for Dawson Forest

Staff with the state Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division fielded comments last week from those who may be affected by a proposed fee change for some of the agency's management areas.

January 16, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Norton to present his annual economic forecast Thursday

Real estate expert Frank Norton will present his Native Intelligence forecast Thursday at the Georgia Mountains Center. And this year, Norton said, some new ideas made their way into the report.

January 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Unity marks Cornelia Peace Walk

A diverse crowd gathered at the courtyard by Cornelia's famous Big Red Apple and prepared for the city's annual Peace Walk on Sunday.

January 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall commissioners hope to move forward

Taking it one day at a time, Hall County commissioners are trying to move forward with the new administration changes with less drama.

January 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gov. Deal gets blessing of church in Sunday service

Perhaps divine intervention played into snow canceling a prayer service last Monday in Atlanta for Gov. Nathan Deal, the Rev. Bill Coates joked to the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

January 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital’s emergency room quiet during storm

Last week may have netted a record low having nothing to do with winter temperatures.

January 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Confederacy group holds memorial for Gen. James Longstreet

Dressed in period costume, Sons of Confederate Veterans spent part of Sunday afternoon recognizing a Civil War general and looking ahead to the 150th anniversary of the nation's divide.

January 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snowbound residents emerge, savor the sun

Historic Downtown Gainesville is emerging from its cold, white blanket.

January 16, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Lost instruction time is headache for school leaders

School officials are trying to figure out how to make up for lost time following last week's winter storm.

January 16, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


We may never know the true cost of the storm

Though Gainesville and Hall County officials don't have the final numbers, finance employees are starting to evaluate how last week's winter storm hit their budgets.

January 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ham radio network stayed tuned in to snowstorm

When the snow fell atop John R. Brandon's North Hall County home, he opened the door, moved outside, and recorded the weather with precision.

January 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Business owners feel storm’s sting

The storm that pounded Georgia this week all but froze business operations under a thin sheet of ice.

January 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch man reunited with sweetheart after decades apart

You don't need to know their life stories to know that Ernest Bragg and Mary Wade share a special bond.

January 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Security beefed up for US officials

Still mourning the loss of a fellow representative, local U.S. senators and representatives are stepping up their personal security, though they may not be talking about it publicly.

January 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Taxicab boom in Gainesville driving a growing need

Every day, colorful taxicabs with cheerful and exotic Spanish names dart in and out of busy Gainesville streets and thoroughfares.

July 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Soft’ skills get a hard emphasis for prospective job seekers

As public schools, technical colleges and universities prepare students to enter today's workforce, it's not enough to teach them the skills needed to ...

July 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Mother pleased with settlement in Gainesville High School's Title IX case

Though she said she never intended to take the matter to litigation, Ginger Folger said it was vital to see the Title IX case involving ...

July 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Students turn out to ‘untag’ Gainesville by erasing graffiti

For its fifth year, Generation Inspiration was out Saturday for its "Un-tag Gainesville" event at a handful of locations "until they run out of paint ...

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Photo slideshow: Cracker Fly-In shows off aces of the wild blue yonder

The annual Cracker Fly-In at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville offered a tarmac full of delights to tempt aviation enthusiasts.

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school district seeks to attract minority teachers

With Hispanics and African-Americans accounting for nearly 80 percent of student enrollment in Gainesville City Schools but only 12 percent of certified teachers, district leaders ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New provost looks forward to fresh opportunity at Brenau

After four months of saying goodbye to colleagues at a school in North Carolina where worked for seven years, Jim Eck said he is happy ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Police: Money stolen from Fieldale Farms bank account

Gainesville Police are investigating fraudulent activity involving Fieldale Farms' bank account.

July 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Crowds have fun in the sun and sand at Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash

Downtown Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash drew a crowd Friday with with music and sandy fun.

July 07, 2017 | | Local




Small plane crash-lands in field off Athens Highway; pilot suffers minor injuries

Sol Williams didn't want to land his plane in the middle of the busy Athens Highway at rush hour Friday afternoon, aiming toward the ...

July 07, 2017 | By DAVID BARNES and NICK WATSON news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lula woman charged with assault with vehicle as child, disabled teen rode along

A Lula woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly attempted to ram the vehicle of her ex-husband with her SUV while a child and special-needs ...

July 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Latinos flexing political muscle in Gainesville, Hall

The number of Latinos registering and showing up to vote in Gainesville and Hall County elections is on the rise, according to a report released ...

July 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ashley Bell named head of external affairs for Peace Corps

Gainesville native Ashley Bell has been named the associate director for external affairs of the Peace Corps.

July 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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


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