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Former Chestatee High teacher charged with sending student obscene messages on Instagram  Gainesville Times

A month after his resignation from Chestatee High School, a teacher is officially accused of texting obscene material to a 16-year-old student. Taylor James ...

Watching 'The Bachelorette' promo was 'rough,' but Luke Parker's family excited for premiere  Gainesville Times

The Bachelorette” is set to premiere at 8 p.m. Monday, May 13, on ABC and if the show's recent promotions are any indication, Gainesville local, Luke Parker, ...

Ex-Chestatee High coach faces sexual battery charges. But this felony charge has been dropped  Gainesville Times

A former Chestatee High School basketball coach is no longer charged with felony sexual assault against a student because he was not a teacher at the school ...

These plans for Sardis roundabout having nothing to do with traffic  Gainesville Times

An artistic touch may be coming next week to the roundabout at Sardis and Ledan roads in northwest Hall County.

Joe T. Wood Sr. remembered by family, friends  Gainesville Times

Former state representative and local businessman Joe T. Wood passed away at the age of 96 at his home on Saturday, April 27.

Gainesville High School on lock down for bomb threat WXIA

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A bomb threat was written on a wall at Gainesville High School Wednesday morning, according to police. Both the Gainesville Police ...

Gainesville High School campus fire ruled arson  Gainesville Times

Gainesville Fire officials confirmed on Wednesday, Feb. 27, that arson was the cause of a fire that destroyed a modular unit behind the Ninth Grade Center on ...

Authorities intercept million-dollar meth package headed to Commerce  Gainesville Times

Authorities arrested two men after intercepting a package last week containing 33 kilograms of methamphetamine, which law enforcement officials said has a ...

Arson suspected in overnight fire that destroyed Gainesville High modular unit  Gainesville Times

Video surveillance has led school officials to believe arson is to blame for a fire that gutted a modular unit behind the Ninth Grade Center on the campus of ...

Gainesville High teacher agrees to pre-trial diversion after alleged altercation with student  Gainesville Times

A former Gainesville High School construction teacher has entered a pre-trial diversion program following a physical altercation with a student last August.

How a new Success Center at Gainesville High will benefit students, families, community  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High will open a Student Success Center on campus during the 2019-20 academic year to support the city school system's ongoing “wraparound” ...

Chestatee High proves signing days not just for sports stars  Gainesville Times

Public ceremonies where star high school athletes choose the college where they intend to play their sport have become commonplace in recent years, with the ...

Gainesville High Athletic Hall of Fame announces first class of inductees  Gainesville Times

The first class of the Gainesville High Athletic Hall of Fame will include six former Red Elephants athletes, one coach and two teams, as voted on by its ...

New Gainesville High principal Green is all in for Big Red  Gainesville Times

Jamie Green has been balancing identities all his life, it seems. And yet the new principal of Gainesville High is rooted true in the local community in his actions ...

Transgender student barred from prom king nomination  Gainesville Times

A transgender student was nominated but then removed by the school district from this year's prom king ballot at Johnson High School.

Chestatee High School teacher resigns after allegations of 'inappropriate' communication with student  Gainesville Times

A Chestatee High School teacher and coach has resigned after allegedly sending “inappropriate” electronic communications to a student.

High school basketball: North Georgia All-Star Classic planned for Friday, Saturday at Gainesville High  Gainesville Times

The eighth annual North Georgia All-Star Basketball Classic is Friday and Saturday at Gainesville High. The event kicks off Friday with the North Georgia Top 24 ...

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Tom Paris Sr. dominated his era of Gainesville High athletics  Gainesville Times

Tom Paris Sr. had bountiful athletic success at Gainesville High in the 1920s.

High school basketball: Gainesville girls, Lakeview Academy boys win third-place games at Lanierland  Gainesville Times

Tia Shelton broke the 1000-point career milestone for the Gainesville High girls as it beat Chestatee, 53-50, in the third-place game of Lanierland on Saturday at ...

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Gruhn never put football before family  Gainesville Times

Bobby Gruhn was the catalyst behind the Gainesville High football program for more than three decades as its head coach from 1963-1992, winning 254 games, ...

How Gainesville school district seeks to diversify its teacher pipeline  Gainesville Times

Like a lot of college students, Liliana Esqueda, 22, was undecided for some time about what her major would be at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville.

High school basketball: Gainesville boys battle past Dacula in Region 8-6A semifinals  Gainesville Times

The 2018-2019 basketball season has brought an entirely new look to the Gainesville boys team, which sports a first-year head coach and an almost entirely ...

Why a new round of SPLOST might fund a new middle, high school in Gainesville  Gainesville Times

A second middle school, a junior high school for eighth- and ninth-graders, and a second high school for the Gainesville City School System have been ...

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Tommy West's interest in coaching grew from standout playing career with Red Elephants  Gainesville Times

Tommy West grew up cradling footballs in city fields, darting to his left and to his right avoiding the nearest linebacker. He'd visualize running schemes at City ...

Retired Gainesville High football coach Bruce Miller joins Flowery Branch staff  Gainesville Times

The man who guided Gainesville High to its lone football GHSA title in 2012, is on the move once again.

Schools celebrate 2019 STAR students, teachers  Gainesville Times

The Hall County and Gainesville school systems along with private schools honored their top academic students at an event Tuesday, Feb. 19, at The Oaks at ...

6 West Hall students suspended, facing charges after school fight  Gainesville Times

Six female students at West Hall High have been suspended and face criminal charges following a fight on the school's campus.

Roundabout at Sardis, Ledan roads gets artistic touch  Gainesville Times

A windy day could make things interesting at the Sardis Road roundabout in northwest Hall.Six pieces of copper sculpture resembling DNA strands, with cupped ...

Lakeview Academy names John Simpson interim head of school  Gainesville Times

Lakeview Academy announced Tuesday that John Simpson has been named interim head of school for the 2019-2020 school year.

Ryan Davidson shoots 67, Gainesville High boys team takes second at Apple Mountain Invitational  Gainesville Times

Ryan Davidson carded a 67 for the Gainesville boys golf team as it took second (298) at the Apple Mountain Invitational on Saturday in Clarkesville. Also for the ...

Gainesville City Schools sets calendar for 2019-20 academic year  Gainesville Times

Students in Gainesville City Schools will start the 2019-20 academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 7, following approval of the calendar this week by the board of ...

High school basketball playoffs: Rafael Rubel scores 42 points as Gainesville beats Cambridge, 98-88, in 2OTs  Gainesville Times

By MacKenzie Bates. For The Times. Gainesville's boys basketball program had a motto all season: keep fighting. Rafael Rubel and Makius Scott took that to ...

High school golf: Gainesville girls program shoots 1-under par, places third at Lady Bronco Invitational  Gainesville Times

The Gainesville High girls golf program finished with a 1-under par (71) at the Lady Bronco Invitational Scramble on Saturday at Summit Chase Country Club.

Fall break is getting longer for 2019-20 school calendar in Hall  Gainesville Times

The 2019-20 academic year calendar for Hall County Schools includes three days for fall break where there have been two.

From mentee to mentor: A snapshot of how Gainesville Schools' aspiring teachers program works  Gainesville Times

Jesus Peñaloza has grown used to change, whether it's his home or career. The 29-year-old student at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville has moved ...

Gainesville High accepting nominations for athletics Hall of Fame  Gainesville Times

Starting in 2019, fans of Gainesville High School athletics will have a medium to see their favorite former student athletes honored for their achievements, ...

Hall County Schools announce personnel changes  Gainesville Times

The Hall County School District announced a number of personnel changes and departures from top administrative leaders on Friday, April 19.

High school track and field: Athletes gave early preview at Riverside Military Indoor Winter Challenge  Gainesville Times

Down time was hard to come by for Riverside Military Academy track and field coach Tim Cummings during Saturday's third annual Riverside Military's Indoor ...

High school basketball: Gainesville boys take second at Region 8-6A tournament  Gainesville Times

Rafael Rubel scored 25 points and Brent Kelly chipped in 13 for the Gainesville High boys in a 51-47 loss to Apalachee for the Region 8-6A championship ...

High school basketball: Gainesville prepares for state playoff meeting against Langston Hughes in third consecutive year  Gainesville Times

When the Gainesville boys basketball team takes on Langston Hughes Saturday evening in a first-round playoff bout, the Red Elephants will be hoping third time ...

Watch Pam Ware of Gainesville accept Woman of Distinction award by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia  Gainesville Times

Pam Ware of Gainesville accepted the Woman of Distinction award presented by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia at the Chattahoochee Country Club on ...

School's in session for those about to rock  Gainesville Times

Guitars, keyboards, drums and vocals will soon shred through midtown Gainesville when Let There Be Rock Schools moves into its new spot on Main Street.

Gainesville Athletics Hall of Fame: Micah Owings garnered national attention with Red Elephants  Gainesville Times

Through the years, the Gainesville High baseball program has produced dozens of prolific athletes — at the plate and on the mound. Yet in all that history, very ...

Photo slideshow: Gainesville High School graduation  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High graduates walked from First Baptist Church to City Park during graduation ceremonies Friday night.

What this student plans to do with first scholarship from Gainesville High's Class of '64  Gainesville Times

Buffington greets strangers with a hearty handshake, wears a big, generous grin when speaking to them, and vibes with confidence as he shares his family's ...

Kitchen Inspections March 21-27  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected March 21-27 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

Gainesville valedictorian is first Latino to achieve that designation at the school  Gainesville Times

It's one thing to be applauded and called an inspiration by your classmates and teachers. It's a bigger distinction to be celebrated by your community at large.

High school soccer: West Hall boys team runs away with road victory over East Hall to stay undefeated  Gainesville Times

Luis Oleuin and Juan Aldaco scored two goals each for the Spartans in Wednesday night's win.

Roads appear clear this morning as temperatures remain above freezing  Gainesville Times

Morning commutes in Gainesville and Hall County should not be as hazardous as forecasted on Monday as temperatures remained above freezing overnight ...

Georgia lawmakers OK $30000 for safety spending at each public school  Gainesville Times

Each public school in the state is poised to receive $30000 to improve security measures on its campuses after the Georgia House of Representatives approved ...

After 7 seasons, Jason Roquemore departs as Johnson High football coach  Gainesville Times

Even through the lean years, Jason Roquemore was the constant ambassador for the Johnson High football program during his seven-year stint as its head ...

Kitchen Inspections March 6-13  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected March 6-13 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

Gainesville High School principal to retire  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High School Principal Tom Smith announced on Tuesday that he would retire at the end of the academic year.

Max Sumner  UGA Today

Max Sumner in professor Kevin McCully's Exercise Muscle Physiology Laboratory where he has performed extensive research. (Photo by Chad Osburn/UGA).

Gainesville High graduate Andrew Thacker named football defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech  Gainesville Times

Gainesville High graduate Andrew Thacker is coming back to coach football close to home.

High school tennis: Gainesville girls, Buford boys advance in state tournament  Gainesville Times

The No. 3 seeded Gainesville girls tennis team pulled off an upset in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs, taking down No. 2 seed South Paulding 3-2 in ...

High school football preview 2018: Gainesville looking to rebound  Gainesville Times

By Nathan Berg. For the first time in nearly two decades, Gainesville will have a new leader, and first-year head coach Heath Webb has some big shoes to fill.

What schools and offices are closing due to winter weather  Gainesville Times

List of school closings and rescheduled events due to possible winter weather.

Kitchen Inspections Feb. 20-27  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected Feb. 20-27 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

These scholarships are available to Hall students, but you have to apply soon  Gainesville Times

The deadline for local area students to apply for seven new academic scholarships administered by the North Georgia Community Foundation is Friday, March ...

STAR student Grayson Wagner could do a lot of things. Her teacher inspired her pursuit of biomedical engineering  Gainesville Times

Gainesville's 2019 STAR student isn't the only title Grayson Wagner embraces. Her fellow actors call her dance captain, and when she takes the tennis court at ...

High school tennis: Gainesville boys earn convincing win against Dacula in Region 8-6A semifinals  Gainesville Times

Beneath the green leafed pine trees of Lake Lanier, Gainesville High's boys and girls tennis team held court at Longwood Park for their first postseason matches.

Lockdown lifted at East Hall schools following rumors of threat  Gainesville Times

A lockdown was lifted Wednesday afternoon at East Hall middle and high schools following an investigation into a rumored threat on social media.

Former Gainesville coordinator Michael Perry named next head football coach at East Hall  Gainesville Times

Michael Perry's hiring as East Hall's next head football coach was approved by the Hall County Board of Education on Monday.

Gainesville resident Luke Parker leans on faith and family as his journey begins on "The Bachelorette"  Gainesville Times

Luke Parker is hoping to turn Hannah B. to Hannah P. at the end of their journey on the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette.”

Charlie Company is heading to Afghanistan. Here's what Gainesville's send-off looked like  Gainesville Times

In the harsh cold, Carol Hagood stood on the side of Alta Vista Road hugging an American flag. Unlike many others who had gathered with her Monday morning ...

Johnny Vardeman: Line has been drawn between Georgia, Tennessee  Gainesville Times

The Georgia legislature approved yet another resolution aimed at moving the Georgia border with Tennessee.Some legislators want to annex enough of ...

Gainesville Middle substitute teacher charged with twisting students' arms  Gainesville Times

A former substitute teacher at Gainesville Middle School was formally charged July 31 in Hall County State Court with allegedly twisting two students' arms.

High school wrestling: Three North Hall wrestlers claim individual state titles  Gainesville Times

The North Hall wrestling team found plenty of success throughout the season, and this weekend's traditional state championship meet was no exception.

New Gainesville Rugby Football Club loses inaugural game but has high aspirations  Gainesville Times

The Gainesville Rugby Football Club stood in a circle — each player as serious as the next — stretching ahead of its first-ever game.

Why David Smith devoted 30 years towards helping kids thrive  Gainesville Times

In 1989, David Smith packed up his bags and drove from Gainesville, Fla. to Gainesville, Ga. to answer an inner calling to serve at the Christian Education ...

Meet all the Hall County Schools Teachers of the Year  Gainesville Times

Amy Holliman. School: Myers Elementary. Teaches: 4th grade. Years at school: 7. Years teaching: 11. City of residence: Braselton. Quote: Being an educator is ...

$42000 in meth, marijuana found close to North Hall schools; two arrested  Gainesville Times

Drug task force agents charged two people after they say they found $42000 of drugs Friday, March 15, while searching a home close to North Hall High School.

Photos: Gainesville boys fall to Tucker in Class 6A basketball quarterfinal round  Gainesville Times

The Gainesville boys basketball team took Tucker all the way down to the wire in Wednesday night's state quarterfinal matchup between the teams. But errant ...

How Gainesville, Hall County will celebrate the 2019 MLK holiday  Gainesville Times

Irene Lipscomb is something of a local bridge between an older generation of African-Americans who grew up in the days of segregation, and today's millennial ...

A rush of Christmas cheer coming down Green Street this Sunday  Gainesville Times

A decked-out Christmas on Green Street is coming to Gainesville this weekend, and this year's event could be the street's cheeriest ever.

Kitchen Inspections Nov. 26-30, 2018  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected from Nov.26-30 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

Kitchen Inspections April 06-10  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected April 4-10 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

How Georgia House legislators want to improve school safety  Gainesville Times

The Georgia House of Representatives is calling for the creation of a statewide threat management team to coordinate school safety and security resources ...

Hall County passes 200000 in population. Why it's more important than you think  Gainesville Times

Hall County has officially surpassed the 200,000 population threshold. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's July 1, 2018, estimates, Hall County's population ...

Teachers, other school positions get salary hikes in Ga. House budget  Gainesville Times

Gov. Brian Kemp's campaign promise of a $5000 raise for Georgia's public school teachers keeps falling. However, a budget approved by the state House now ...

High school baseball: North Hall remains in contention for No. 1 seed despite pair of losses to Fannin County  Gainesville Times

Despite a sluggish night, North Hall's baseball program can still lock up the Region 7-3A championship.

Youth lead the way at MLK march in Gainesville  Gainesville Times

As hundreds of residents from across Hall County marched together during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. rally in Gainesville on Monday, Jan. 21, one subset ...

High school football: Gainesville's matchup against Dacula the best of Week 7 in 2018  Gainesville Times

By Marcus Rodrigue. Believe it or not, the high school football season is just a mere four weeks away from kicking off Aug. 17.

Remembering local figures who died in 2018  Gainesville Times

The following is a compilation of notable local figures who died in 2018.

High school tennis: Gainesville falls 3-2 in Region 8-6A championship match against Lanier  Gainesville Times

The Gainesville boys tennis took Lanier down to the wire in Thursdays Region 8-6A championship match at Longwood Park, but it wasn't meant to be for the ...

High school football: Gainesville tops Winder-Barrow 20-7 for first win of the season  Gainesville Times

With the win, Gainesville moves to 1-7 on the season and 1-2 in Region 8-6A.

2018 brackets released for 59th-annual Lanierland basketball tournament  Gainesville Times

Georgia's longest-standing invitational basketball tournament is returning to Hall County.

6 from Gainesville High selected for Governor's Honors Program  Gainesville Times

Six students from Gainesville High School were selected as finalists for the prestigious and competitive Governor's Honors Program.

Gainesville downtown square closed for Thursday events  Gainesville Times

Motorists could hit traffic delays and lane closures in downtown Gainesville Thursday, Sept. 20, because of several events scheduled around the same time.

High school golf: Gainesville High boys team takes third at Class 6A state championship  Gainesville Times

Hall County champion Andrew Hughes carded a 2-under par 70 for the Gainesville High boys golf program during the final round of the Class 6A state ...

They were marching band director and student. Now these 2 men both lead high school bands  Gainesville Times

Adam Youngman is indeed a young man. But at 25 years old, the new band director at East Hall High School is already sharing the same field with his mentor, ...

New Holland Knowledge Academy's next principal is a familiar face  Gainesville Times

Bertha Shields has been named the next principal of New Holland Knowledge Academy in Gainesville.

Vaping is a growing problem among students. This is what Hall school leaders are doing about it  Gainesville Times

Logan Mitchell, a senior at North Hall High School, said vaping nicotine on campus is common because it's so easy to disguise.The vape liquid can be odorless, ...

High school golf: Gainesville's boys and girls teams lead after the first day of the Hall County Golf Championship  Gainesville Times

Gainesville's boys and girls golf teams have opened up the Hall County Golf Championship with early leads after the first day of the event at Chicopee Woods ...

Kitchen Inspections March 28-April 3  Gainesville Times

The following are among the food *service* establishments inspected March 28-April 3 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food *service* ...

High school soccer: Set pieces key for North Hall boys soccer team in region win  Gainesville Times

Set pieces were the tool of choice for North Hall as it topped Cherokee Bluff in region play.

Youthful track and field talent key for Gainesville High girls in Hall County championship performance  Gainesville Times

Freshmen Ashley Thompson dominated in the distance events, while Jada Robertson racked up points in four events for the Lady Red Elephants.

How South Hall is shuffling to make room for new Cherokee Bluff schools  Gainesville Times

The “South Hall shuffle” is finally complete as the Hall County School District prepares to open the new Cherokee Bluff middle and high schools in August, the ...

What educators are saying about push for schools to have later start dates  Gainesville Times

With students in Hall County Schools returning to class this week, and Gainesville City Schools students set to return next week, a Georgia Senate study ...

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