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Hall County school board considers SPLOST, approves tentative budget

The Hall Countys school system is focusing on the money.

At its monthly work session Monday, the Board of Dducation approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2011, approved a huge technology project and started discussing the possibility of a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax referendum.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Staff take pay cut, future teachers may lose heart

As furloughs hit schools around Gainesville and Hall County, little thought is given to the support staff who work in the schools - the cafeteria workers, custodians and bus drivers.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Band director had relationship with student, officials say

The North Hall High School band director, who resigned just days before the end of the school year, left after school administrators confronted him for having an "inappropriate relationship" with a female student, according to Hall County Schools officials.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tom Graves sworn in on Capitol Hill as 9th District representative

Tom Graves, who was sworn in Monday night in Washington, D.C., to serve the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is anxious to get to work.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


11 charged in gang fight that left 1 man dead

Eleven people - many of them teenagers and alleged members of rival gangs - are in jail without bond for their involvement in a fight that left a 23-year-old Gainesville man dead.

June 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Sheriff's commander trains in Israel

Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Ramone Gilbert saw firsthand the kinds of security threats Israelis face on a constant basis.

June 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


World Cup games kick up some local interest

Across the globe, millions are watching as the World Cup continues this week. And though some in the community might not realize it, Gainesville is watching, too.

June 13, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Stephen Gurr mensley@gainesvilletimes.com, sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawson County academy puts kids on the right side of the law

DAWSONVILLE - With a father who is a sheriff's officer, Taylor Swafford knows a thing or two about law enforcement.

June 13, 2010 | | Local


23-year-old dead after morning brawl

A 23-year-old man is dead after a fight at a Gainesville apartment complex, police say.

June 13, 2010 | | Local


Consider ‘greener’ watering methods

Even though most outdoor watering restrictions have been lifted, experts say residents shouldn't turn a blind eye to conservation.

June 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arbor is a tribute to a community servant

A former city manager and Air Force major will be honored Tuesday evening at Gardens on Green as friends gather for a memorial ceremony.

June 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


History center explores area’s roots with melodies

History lessons are hardly ever taught on the dance floor.

June 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Funding legacy celebrated by local foundation

Twenty-five years and $35 million dollars later, the North Georgia Community Foundation is going strong with a vision for the future.

June 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teachers endure lost class time with frustration, resolve

Teachers in Gainesville City and Hall County schools have been hit with furlough days for next year, but they just keep going.

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Wilson Orthodontics ‘excited’ for Gainesville location groundbreaking

More than two dozen people from Wilson Orthodontics, including 1-year-old Hartley Wilson, hiked down into the open lot and carried shovels to where the new ...

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall Performing Arts Center open house set

An open house for the new North Hall High School Performing Arts Center will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 28.

April 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Shooting suspect in custody after incident, search near Cornelia

The suspect in a shooting near Cornelia has been located and taken into custody, according to the Habersham County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau physical therapy clinic opens

Charles Mehaffey was working on balance about 10 a.m. Monday in the new physical therapy clinic at Brenau University Downtown Center. He was the ...

April 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Dahlonega man had unauthorized patrol car markings

A Dahlonega man faces a misdemeanor charge after Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies spotted a surplus vehicle with Hall County markings at his home ...

April 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County sending delegates to Republican, Democratic conventions

Several Hall County residents have been selected as 9th District congressional delegates for the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions this summer.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakes go up for Georgia Milestone tests

Hall County and Gainesville students may face failing a grade this year - depending on the results of the Georgia Milestone tests they began taking Monday.

April 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County hits pause on Glades Reservoir project

Hall County has temporarily withdrawn its permitting application for the planned Glades Reservoir, according to county officials.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters battle mobile home fire in northwest Hall

Hall County firefighters tackled a mobile home fire and adjacent woodland fire Monday afternoon in the northwestern section of Hall County.

April 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 killed in Kelly Bridge Road head-on collision

April 18, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Community mourning toddlers killed in Lumpkin fire

The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

April 18, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


The Times, AccessWDUN partner to present town hall for US House candidates

The Times and AccessWDUN are joining forces to sponsor a town hall meeting in May to allow residents to ask questions of the five men ...

April 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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