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Pamphleteer wins legal fight against Cumming

Fred Baumann said he was stunned when he was arrested for distributing comic book-style gospel tracts of the life of Jesus Christ outside the Taste of Forsyth festival at the Cumming fairgrounds last April.

March 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


College to bring MBA program to Cumming city hall

CUMMING - North Georgia College & State University plans to start a master of business administration degree program in August at Cumming City Hall.

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents approved the business program last spring based on a growing need in the region for a graduate-level business program.

March 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Schools set kindergarten registration

GAINESVILLE - Registration for children entering kindergarten in the Hall County school system next fall is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 through April 2 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 3.

Parents should register their children at the school where the child will attend and bring the child with them.

March 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County appoints utilities, public works director

Hall County Administrator Jim Shuler appointed Ken Rearden as Hall County's new director of Public Works and Utilities on Friday.

March 09, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Longtime shelter director moves on

GAINESVILLE - After 13 years as executive director, Brenda Cook is turning over the key to the Gateway Domestic Violence Center.

But Cook is quick to tell you she is not retiring.

March 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Home destroyed when toddler plays with lighter

A child playing with a cigarette lighter accidentally set a house on fire Wednesday morning, leaving a Gainesville family homeless.

March 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Woman charged with embezzling from Gainesville plant

A former bookkeeper for ZF Industries has been indicted on charges of embezzling more than a half-million dollars from the Gainesville company.

A Hall County grand jury returned the 30-count indictment against Charlotte Jo Baghose, 65, on Thursday. She was indicted on one count of felony theft by taking and 29 counts of forgery.

March 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville airport needs update

The city of Gainesville's Aviation Advisory Committee recommended Tuesday the paving of a new parking area for tied-down airplanes to make way for an instrument landing system at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

The open space beside the airport's longest runway is required for the system, an electronic guidance system used by pilots during periods of low visibility.

March 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Got old appliances? Let the government haul them away for you

What do you do if your old washing machine conks out and you don't have a truck to haul it to the landfill?

Maybe you just shove it out on the porch until you can figure out what to do with it. But now there's a better alternative.

March 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Georgia governor pessimistic about resolution to water feud

WASHINGTON - Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is acknowledging what his counterpart from Alabama suggested last week - the outlook isn't promising for a water-sharing agreement between those two states and Florida.

March 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Tip from 'concerned citizen' leads to arrest of sexual predator in Flowery Branch

A violent sexual predator, considered a fugitive after failing to register with Ohio authorities in 2006, was arrested in his home in Flowery Branch, officials said Tuesday.

March 08, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County school system considers shuffling grades

The Hall County school system typically redraws attendance boundary lines when it prepares to open a school.

But the system is looking at another option that won't require families to change school districts when it opens the new high school in South Hall in the fall of 2009.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall transit system on the move

GAINESVILLE - After garnering nearly 450 responses from the general public last fall, the Gainesville-

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


For East Hall Middle student, state spelling bee is 'serious business'

GAINESVILLE - The runner-up in the Hall County spelling bee placed second at the district bee Saturday, earning the right to compete in the state spelling bee.

East Hall Middle School principal Kevin Bales sent an e-mail to faculty and staff Saturday congratulating eighth-grader Jonathan Casas on his performance at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth County schools set to hold job fair

CUMMING - The Forsyth County school system is planning its 2008 Educator Job Fair for 5-8:30 p.m. Friday at South Forsyth High School, 585 Peachtree Parkway.

March 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Schools consider bus partnership with Gainesville Connection

Ashley Bell wants to improve student achievement in Gainesville schools, and he thinks the local bus system can help.

October 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: Applications open for Hall charter schools, programs of choice

The application process for programs of choice and charter schools in Hall County is now open for high school and middle school.

October 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Memorial event recognizes the loss of a child

Families and friends who have lost a child may remember their little one in a candlelight ceremony this week.

October 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ahaluna Heights residents ready to challenge proposed development

Residents of the Ahaluna Heights Neighborhood Association are ready to voice their concerns over plans to build a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier, when the planning and appeals board meets Tuesday.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tight battle looms for open Senate seat

When Republican Saxby Chambliss announced last year that he would not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate, a long list of GOP candidates began lining up to succeed him.

October 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Candidate profiles: U.S. Senate

Michelle Nunn

October 12, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Number of uninsured in Hall County is dropping

The number of uninsured Hall County residents has dropped to its second-lowest level in five years, according to recent numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care in crisis: Too many kids, too few homes

October 12, 2014 | By Jennifer Jacob Brown and Nick Watson jbrown@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times yard sale raises money for Relay for Life

The Times held a yard sale in its parking lot Saturday. All proceeds from the semi-annual event went to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

October 11, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


It's off to Market for Gainesville festival

The second weekend in October marks the beginning of Mule Camp Market, the three day festival that fills Gainesville's downtown square with a wide variety of tents, food vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

October 11, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Special Olympians fill fields with smiles

Even a bit of wet weather couldn't douse the sunshine found on the fields and in the stands at Saturday's State Fall Games by Special Olympics Georgia.

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fifth annual Giant Book Sale benefits local organizations

The fifth annual Giant Book Sale opened Friday, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Spring St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for $3 or less.

October 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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