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Local schools unlikely to see changes to class size

The Georgia Board of Education will once again allow school districts to decide how large class sizes should be next school year, but Gainesville and Hall school officials believe that will have little local impact.

February 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State rep. proposes bringing casinos to Lake Lanier

Legislation could bring gambling to Lake Lanier, but the idea will first face plenty of discussion.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Friendship Elementary putting weight on wellness program

Teachers at Friendship Elementary are replacing classroom chairs with exercise balls as part of a new wellness program.

February 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood to press ahead with impact fee study

Oakwood is moving ahead with plans to study development impact fees, which were once a popular item for governments grappling with the costs of growth.

February 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


City may extend sewer to ‘islanders’

Gainesville's public utilities staff plans to offer sewer service to two Hall County islands within city limits, pending customer interest.

February 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rotary names Whalen, Coyle man and woman of the year

The Gainesville Rotary Club honored two community giants Monday evening with its annual man and woman of the year awards.

February 15, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sheriff’s office searching for 3 robbery suspects

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a late Saturday robbery at a North Hall business.

February 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Agents: Man sold fake $20s, $50s

A Gainesville man was booked in the Hall County Jail Monday after law enforcement officials accused him of selling counterfeit $20 and $50 bills.

February 14, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center hosts ‘Traditions of the Trail’ hiking program

Families learned about the great outdoors Sunday, from equipment they should use while camping and hiking to critters that might roam the woods with them.

February 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU lecture series starts this week

Global issues will be given local relevance this week as North Georgia College & State University begins its Great Decisions lecture series.

February 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall academies offer local government education

Hall County residents now have a chance to learn about their local government.

February 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Funeral, burial set for former Hall public official

A funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday for Bill Evans, a former Hall County commissioner and ex-member of the Hall County Planning Commission.

February 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Vietnamese celebration brings community together

Blending tradition and modernity, the Vietnamese ministry at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville celebrated the passing of another year Sunday.

February 13, 2011 | Branden Lefty | Local


City educators to attend national conference

Gainesville school leaders will travel to a national conference this week to discuss how schools and unions can work together to advance student achievement.

February 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Audit shows Hall does OK during recession

Hall County has received the results of its financial audit for fiscal year 2010, which show the county has weathered the recession relatively well.

February 13, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Suspect in White County fatal shooting arrested overnight in Athens

A man wanted on a murder warrant out of White County was captured by a SWAT team Wednesday morning.

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Religious education, counseling center seeks to raise $1.1 million for new South Hall facility

A nearly 50-year-old organization providing education, counseling and services to young people in Hall County is finally beginning a much-needed expansion.

August 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expects enrollment of more than 18,000 this fall

The University of North Georgia expects more than 18,000 students at its five campuses next week, and the increase will bring 70 new faculty ...

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Changes continue at Gainesville airport with new public, private investment

Big changes continue at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville thanks to public and private investments in a hoped-for future that lures bigger and more ...

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pizza, beer businesses planned where historic home stood in Flowery Branch

Pizza and beer businesses will take the place of a historic home torn down recently in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


IRS office in Gainesville plans to implement appointments after complaints

Complaints about long lines and poor customer service at the local Internal Revenue Service office prompted U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, to recently visit ...

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School chats planned with Gainesville superintendent

Wanda Creel, superintendent for Gainesville schools, will host chats with parents and community members Thursday and Tuesday at the Panera Bread located at 625 Dawsonville ...

August 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Schofield rated highly by county school board

Hall County Board of Education members rate their superintendent between good and excellent, according to the most recent evaluation of Will Schofield.

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office to step up patrols on Ga. 347

The Hall County Sheriff's Office will be stepping up patrols on the Friendship Road and Lanier Islands Parkway portions of Ga. 347 at various ...

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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