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Hall County school officials drill into test scores

Hall County school officials said test results should be viewed as only one part of how the schools are judged, even as they spent Saturday morning looking at details of the most recent scores on state testing.

May 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State agencies rally to prevent infants dying in sleep

Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare.

May 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Candidates share fiscal concerns in Senate District 50 race

John Wilkinson has been in state politics long enough to have seen the good and bad.

May 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SLIDESHOW: UNG graduates earn diplomas at Dahlonega commencement

Commencement ceremonies were held Saturday for graduates of the University of North Georgia at the Dahlonega campus.

May 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Strawberry Festival draws big crowds to Jaemor Farms for music, fun and lots of ripe fruit

Thousands of visitors flocked to Jaemor Farms on Saturday to celebrate one of spring's greatest gifts: the strawberry.

May 07, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Team Maggie fishing event raises funds to help cancer victims with fertility treatments

It's easy to lose hope or joy when you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer.

May 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Attorneys Breakfield, Hall vie for open State Court seat

Candidates jockeying for the open Hall County State Court bench seat compete at a time of a growing caseload.

May 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Elachee Academy students can take an early walk through nature’s lessons

It's the only accredited nature-based preschool in the region, allowing children 50 percent of their school day in the classroom and the other 50 in lessons outdoors.

May 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Folk art rooster sculpture stolen from man’s Gainesville lawn

Years after a motorcycle accident, the tank of Scott Campbell's Harley-Davidson was sitting around until the man felt inspired.

May 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Brenau Women’s College awards 104 diplomas

Brenau University Women's College awarded 104 diplomas to its 2016 graduating class during commencement ceremonies Friday night on the front lawn of the Gainesville campus.

May 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Violin teacher indicted in child molestation case; 3 victims named

A Clermont violin teacher was indicted this week and charged with molesting three different children.

May 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


13 people charged after undercover prostitution operation

Thirteen people were arrested Thursday in an undercover prostitution investigation carried out by the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

May 06, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Voters can submit questions for Monday’s 9th District town hall event

Now it's your chance to question the candidates.

May 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


State waiver on Milestones tests won’t affect local schools’ procedures

Hall County and Gainesville school district officials expect no changes in their procedure to promote students to the next grade level following Milestones testing interruptions in some parts of the state.

May 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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VIDEO: Lawman hauls a heavy load at Sheriff's Office job fair

Heavy-lifting Sgt. Greg Cochran with the Hall County Sheriff's office is back at it again, performing feats of almost superhuman strength for a crowd ...

May 14, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch students join others to create apps

Flowery Branch High School students, and three other schools, combined technology and compassion in an online project, "Mad about Mattering," seeking to "change the world ...

May 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville judge to speak at Vatican summit

A U.S. District Court judge from Gainesville will join a selection of other judges to speak at the Vatican for a summit on human ...

May 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cancer survivors, supporters march toward a cure in annual Relay for Life fundraiser

It's touched thousands of people in Hall County alone.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lane closures set next week on Spout Springs at I-985

Lane closures are expected through next week on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch between the Interstate 985 southbound and northbound ramps, the Georgia Department ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Woman charged with ramming another car, injuring driver

A Gainesville woman is accused of ramming her car into another woman's car until it struck a power pole, police said.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials react to Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms in schools

Local officials were among those at public schools nationwide who received an Obama administration directive Friday saying they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Sardis principal buzzes hair to celebrate students for meeting reading goals

A raucous roar of cheering, stamping and squealing poured out of the Sardis Enrichment School gymnasium Friday morning.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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