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Gainesville students may spend five fewer days in school

Gainesville City Schools are planning for five fewer school days as teachers face 10 furlough days in the upcoming school year.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local students score high on state graduation exam

Hall County and Gainesville students surpassed the state average in all areas of the Georgia High School Graduation Test for another year.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall library board says ‘no’ to Clermont appointments

The Hall County Library Board balked Tuesday night at Clermont's request for the appointment of two Clermont residents to the board when vacancies occur June 30.

May 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall of Fame event will honor business leaders

Junior Achievement will be host of a night of glitz and glamour to honor four community members in its first Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dive team's new truck has more space for crew

When the Hall County Dive team mobilizes, there's no telling where they'll be heading.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board of Regents passes tuition increases

Northeast Georgia public college students will pay $100 to $500 more for classes in the fall.

May 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ingles found negligent in stormwater runoff case

A Hall County jury ordered the Ingles supermarket chain and two contractors to pay a Flowery Branch couple nearly $1 million for causing stormwater runoff damage to their farm.

May 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


GBI eyes dead man as lead in Cornwell case

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking at the suicide of a rape suspect in Atlanta last month as a possible lead in the August disappearance of Blairsville's Kristi Cornwell, officials said Tuesday.

May 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North Hall library, community center plans move ahead

The Hall County Board of Commissioners heard an update on the plans for the North Hall park and library Monday at a work session.

May 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood gets tougher on businesses failing to pay city taxes on time

OAKWOOD - Oakwood is putting some teeth in an ordinance governing business taxes.

May 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retrial begins in deputy assault case

Jury selection began Monday for the retrial of a Gainesville man whose 2007 conviction for aggravated assault on a police officer was overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court.

May 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board unanimously votes to close Jones Elementary

The battle is over for Jones Elementary School.

May 11, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Brian Kelly sworn in as new Gainesville police chief

Gainesville welcomed its new police chief Monday in a brief ceremony to make official his role at the helm of the city department.

May 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher announces bid for Flowery Branch council seat

A Gwinnett County teacher has announced his plans to seek the Post 1 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council.

May 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State pool will stay open

The pool at Gainesville State College won't be closing after all.

May 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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


East Ridge Road back open after closing for fire

No one was injured in an East Ridge Road house fire in Gainesville on Thursday. The road was closed for more than two hours as ...

May 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary lends ‘amazing’ support for Johnson soccer team ahead of title game

Students lined the halls of Chicopee Woods Elementary School after lunchtime Thursday holding handmade signs and banners. One read "You're my hero" and another ...

May 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Zachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Area homeless agency board members quit as same-sex couple applies

Half the members resigned last week from the board of a local nonprofit that pairs homeless families with church hosts just as a same-sex couple ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakeholders examine artifacts from Healan’s Mill excavation

The remnants of a wooden door, its hinges missing and green paint faded and peeling, still bear the year of its origin across the front.

May 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Source of robocalls targeting Stowe remain a mystery

Political robocalls were placed to Gainesville residents last week urging them to vote for incumbent Jeff Stowe in the Republican primary race this month for ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police investigating midnight Burger King robbery

A suspect pulled a weapon and demanded cash at midnight Tuesday at a Gainesville Burger King, police said.

May 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Vote for your favorite in North Georgia Battle of the Bands

Music lovers can select their favorite local bands, then watch them compete in a summertime concert beside Lake Lanier.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision Day planned at Gainesville High to recognize seniors moving on to college

Gainesville High School will host the first Gainesville High School Decision Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody after chase

Authorities have captured a suspect in an armed robbery at the Kangaroo gas station in Gainesville.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Raccoon in East Hall is 7th rabies case in Hall this year

A dog encountered a rabid raccoon in the Joe Chandler Road area of East Hall, according to a Hall County news release.

May 11, 2016 | | Local


Contract awarded for $44.1M widening of Athens Highway

The widening of Athens Highway/U.S. 129 in East Hall looks to be a sure thing, as the Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded ...

May 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford man suspected of threatening to kill mother caught Wednesday

A Buford man suspected of threatening to kill his mother and then eluding authorities and K-9 units on Tuesday has been captured.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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