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Students fare well on writing test

The Hall County school system either met or exceeded the state passing rate for the Georgia High School Graduation Test's writing portion.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Conservation tips go home with students

GAINESVILLE -Brochures giving water conservation tips likely will go home Friday with Gainesville and Hall County students.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


One arrested, one sought in Gainesville shooting

Gainesville Police have arrested one man and are seeking another in connection with a nonfatal shooting that occurred the night before Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Student-led Thanksgiving drive contributes to food bank

GAINESVILLE - While many people in Hall County may be going hungry, Kay Blackstock said it is not due to a shortage of food.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Reception to honor principal

A public reception is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday for Diane Bryant, who is retiring Dec. 31 as principal of Gainesville High School's Careers.net Academy. Bryant worked for the Gainesville school system for 34 years. The event will take place in the high school atrium. The school is at 830 Century Place. Contact: 770-536-4441.

December 11, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Local officials complete training

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the local graduates from the 2007 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants included elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from 12 counties in North Georgia.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Hall sex offenders can live where they choose

More than 220 registered sex offenders in Hall County who, up until last week, were prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds, churches and other places where children gather now can live wherever they want.

December 11, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Buford: Student killed in hunting accident

Funeral services are Wednesday for a Mill Creek High School freshman killed in a hunting accident during the holiday weekend. Zach Gibson was shot accidentally Friday while hunting with family in Pine Mountain, according to Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory in Buford. Mill Creek High counselors visited Gibson's classes Monday to talk with students about his death, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana said. A moment of silence was set for 7:23 a.m. today, when Principal Jim Markham will announce visitation and funeral arrangements. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral ...

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Teasing rain could help lake a little bit

While the rain trickled down Sunday afternoon, it proved to be just a tease.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville's sister city enchants Hall County visitor

Doug Hanson doesn't sound like an ambassador to Europe. His thick Texas drawl makes him sound more like a promoter of the Lone Star State.

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


First Baptist Church sets up for Living Christmas Tree program

GAINESVILLE - This is no ordinary Christmas tree.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Homes for sale: Slump forces auction

It's a problem that retail merchants deal with every year - when inventory gets too high, you have a sale.

For a number of years, real estate developers have had a steady stream of buyers. However, tighter credit policies have kept some buyers away from home ownership, leaving developers with too much real estate on their hands.

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


New cross and flame light way for Methodists

Leaders of St. Paul United Methodist Church on Washington Street revealed the church's newest addition Sunday morning - a 16-foot-tall cross and flame insignia.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Keep Hall Beautiful’s money helps plant trees

Five local organizations and communities have been awarded grants from Keep Hall Beautiful to purchase and plant new trees.

December 11, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


New imaging center to bring medical testing under one roof

If there's anything more tedious than having to undergo medical tests, it's having to drive from one hospital to another when you need to have more than one test done.

December 11, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Hall turnout in runoff on pace with primary

Turnout during the early voting period for the July 22 runoff was on par with turnout during the May primary in Hall County.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax debate at core of Hall school board runoff

Brian Sloan and Mark Pettitt have a lot in common: Both are graduates of Johnson High School, both have a passion for education, and both are Republicans in favor of small government.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Prayer Band celebrates 64th anniversary with interfaith gathering

Hallelujahs were shouted, hands were raised and stories were told about how the Gainesville Prayer Band had impacted lives and churches for the past 64 years.

July 19, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


Collins on downed Malaysian jet: ‘World deserves answers’

Northeast Georgians weighed in Friday to the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukrainian airspace.

July 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Area real estate market again on the move

A few fluctuations in the local real estate market in recent months haven't changed the positive trend lines in home sales, according to brokers.

July 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Snakes alive! It’s a busy summer for serpents

Hall County resident Jennifer Sargent has found three snakes in her yard over the past six weeks.

July 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Driver in fatal June wreck tested positive for meth

A Gainesville woman behind the wheel in a June wreck that killed five people, including three children, had methamphetamine in her system, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Georgia State Patrol.

July 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Camp helps kids face loss

Camp Braveheart, founded in 1996 by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, is a weeklong summer camp designed to help children who have experienced a significant loss in their family. The camp is free of charge. Volunteer camp counselors are joined by licensed social workers and an art therapist to help the grieving campers at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center in Gainesville.

July 18, 2014 | | Local


Plans for new school in Mundy Mill neighborhood still on track

With two elementary schools near capacity, Gainesville City Schools is going forward with plans to build a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill neighborhood.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Museum to be first of its kind in Georgia

A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.

July 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


New test designed to allow for more truck drivers, improve safety

Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years - at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor's office expects.

July 18, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Jumping right in: A swimmer at last

Until my adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, there was no way I would go into a pool past my shoulders.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


It’s a hot, dry summer this year

This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"

July 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State jobless patterns are not felt locally

The rising jobless rate in Georgia doesn't reflect the local employment picture, area business leaders say.

July 18, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


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