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Pencils sharpened for school testing season

After a school year marked by difficult state-mandated testing and dissatisfied parents, the state is easing up a bit.

August 08, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Dancers get to Toss the Possum at Martha Hope Cabin

Folks stopped by the Martha Hope Cabin on Prior Street in Gainesville Saturday to listen, dance and watch 23-year-old fiddling virtuoso Rob Zisette excitedly wield the instrument.

August 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Medical Center Auxiliary honors teen volunteers

The Medical Center Auxiliary recently honored more than 100 local teenagers who have been generous with their time around Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville and Braselton locations.

August 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Authorities say woman struck man with car with child was inside

A Gainesville woman is accused of knocking a man down with her car while her child was inside the vehicle, authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Agency report calls state budget’s direction ‘promising’

It's never too soon to look ahead, particularly when it comes to politics and public policy.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trump’s bump resonates in Hall after GOP debate

The Republican presidential debate Thursday night found an audience as entertained as they were informed.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Collins to lead Walker’s Georgia campaign

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been tapped as the Georgia state chairman for the presidential campaign of Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

August 07, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall schools open smoothly despite plumbing glitch

Despite some redistricting changes, the first day of school went smoothly for most Hall County Schools.

August 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Manufacturer plans 200 jobs for Gainesville

Need a job? There's a whole bunch coming very soon to Gainesville.

August 07, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


One lane of Browns Bridge Road closed near Forsyth line

A water main break has closed one lane of traffic along Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road at Waldrip Road, one mile from Lake Lanier and the Forsyth County line, and Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists to take an alternate route.

August 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump jolts first GOP debate; rivals scramble for attention

August 07, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Local


Paul Maney wins Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award

Paul Maney is the winner of the North Georgia Community Foundation's 2015 Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award.

August 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee teachers aspire to get students ‘life-ready’

A variety of job opportunities await students coming out of high school.

August 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia receives STEM grant of more than $600K

The University of North Georgia has received a federal grant for nearly $615,000 to support students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

August 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


First reading approved on extending Flowery Branch historic commission term limits

History may or may not repeat itself, but Flowery Branch's Historic Preservation Commission will if an ordinance is approved extending term limits for voting members.

August 06, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Gainesville educators choose carrot over the stick to change behavior

Local school leaders are making a few changes to address behavior problems.

August 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Form follows function in cardboard office prototypes

In an effort to better design medical offices for efficiency and patient care, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group is building a couple prototypes - out of cardboard.

August 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local vape shops fume over potential FDA regulation

No longer are paper-rolled cigarettes - the tar-producing kind with tobacco and chemicals mixed into a potent, carcinogenic blend - the flavor of the week.

August 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Groundbreaking for Kubota facility planned in September

Just how big is the upcoming Kubota expansion?

August 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Masked attendees celebrate fun, fundraising at Gala

Masked attendees of the Children's Center for Hope & Healing's eighth annual Gala buzzed about the Robson Event Center Saturday dancing to the music ...

August 15, 2015 | Audrey Williams | Local


Evidence in past assault cases will get fresh scrutiny

Some 160 rape kits from Gainesville and Hall County bearing evidence from alleged sexual assaults may soon be sent for testing to the Georgia Bureau ...

August 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber forum to tackle impact of health reform law

A new health care reform bill was just emerging when the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tackled the thorny subject in a community forum six ...

August 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




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