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Decision on closing schools not likely until morning

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have been watching the weather today, but a decision about classes may not come until early Monday morning.

Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said she has communicated with Hall Superintendent William Schofield this afternoon about the weather conditions.

March 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Storms hit Jackson hard

The Georgia State Patrol and other area law enforcement agencies responded to numerous wrecks Sunday in the Hall County area, but most were not serious.

In Jackson County, one of the areas hit hardest by the storm, Sheriff's Maj. David Cochran said Sunday night that officers had worked a number of accidents because of dangerous roads. About 10,000 homes were without power in Jackson, Banks and Barrow counties.

March 01, 2009 | | Local


Good news

The Col. William Candler Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution held its second annual Georgia Day Celebration on Feb. 12.

March 01, 2009 | | Good news


School news

Derek Rich recently has been named to the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society at the University of Georgia in Athens. To achieve this honor, students must have completed 30 semester hours while maintaining a 3.3 grade-point average or maintained a ranking in the top 15 percent of their class. Rich is a graduate of North Hall High School and the son of Benny and Kathleen Rich.

March 01, 2009 | | Good news


Newsmakers in Business, March 1

Martin gets society's engineering certification

March 01, 2009 | | Business


Branch/Farrell

Jennifer Ashley Branch and Bradley Joseph Farrell were united in marriage at 11 a.m. July 12, 2008, in the garden at Waters Mill in Dahlonega. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Andrea Branch of Murrayville. The groom is the son of Joe and Gloria Farrell of Lula.

March 01, 2009 | | Weddings


Couch

Jessie and Arnold Couch of Murrayville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 20, 2009. A family dinner was held in their honor in Gainesville and hosted by their children Ronnie and Kathy Sammons, Gary and Patti Copeland and Mike and Tina Couch.

March 01, 2009 | | Anniversaries


Births published March 1

Andreasen, a girl, Laura Faith, Feb. 13, Diane and Carl Andreasen, Dahlonega.

March 01, 2009 | | Births


Farrell/Henson

Kristy Margaret Farrell and Ryan Scott Henson were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2008, at North Beach on Tybee Island. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Gloria Farrell of Lula. The groom is the son of Jim and Maria Helton of Murphy, N.C., and Tony and Kathy Henson of Epworth.

March 01, 2009 | | Weddings


Barrow County water board studies its own reservoir plan

WINDER - The Barrow County Water & Sewerage Authority is preparing a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners on how the community's thirst can be quenched with a new reservoir.

March 01, 2009 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


Federal stimulus: Show us the money

The two-year, $787 billion federal stimulus bill, called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed in February by President Barack Obama. It provides a mix of federal spending to help create jobs, tax cuts and aid to states. Political posturing continues as details still are filtering down to state governments about how much money they may receive and when.

March 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Viewpoint


Our Views: Oasis on the horizon

Amid worries over the slumping economy, failing home mortgages and job layoffs, there is one more looming concern that hasn't gone away.

March 01, 2009 | Times Editorial Board letters@gainesvilletimes.com | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Cumming may get assisted suicide trial

CUMMING - What is believed to be Georgia's first assisted suicide trial likely will occur in Forsyth County.

March 01, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


North Hall relentless in first round upset win

The North Hall boys basketball team's motto all year has been simple: be relentless.

The Trojans lived it Saturday night holding Class AAA's fifth-ranked Franklin County to two fourth quarter points en route to a 54-44 upset win Saturday night at Franklin County.

March 01, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


High school basketball: Season ends for Falcons, both Lakeview teams

Flowery Branch couldn't overcome a 7-for-17 shooting night from the free-throw line and lost to Elbert County 51-48 on Saturday in Elberton.

March 01, 2009 | From staff reports | High schools


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Dixon/Sholes

Miss Heather Michelle Dixon and Mr. Tipton Dovey Sholes were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 2014, at Historic Honey Horn in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Pierce Kendal Dixon III of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Earle Sholes of Gainesville.

March 01, 2015 | | Weddings


Hulsey/Phillips

Lynn LeNora Hulsey and Jay Phillips were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. May 24, 2014, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Gainesville. The bride is the daughter of Reggie and Sandra Hulsey of Gainesville. The groom is the son of Bonnie and Bill Graham of Pendergrass, and Jeff and Paula Phillips of Philippi, W.Va.

March 01, 2015 | | Weddings


Births

Banford, a girl, Ariana Skylar, Feb. 13, Sharon Banford and Johnathon Banford, Clarkesville.

March 01, 2015 | | Births


Ask a Vet: Dogs don’t suffer from scurvy

May way, ye scurvy dogs!

March 01, 2015 | | Columnists


Our Views: Putting faith in the law

There is an old adage warning those who seek civil discourse to avoid the discussion of politics or religion in social situations.

March 01, 2015 | Times Editorial Board | Editorials


Forsyth County pursuing grants for connectivity of Lake Lanier parks

Changes could be coming to a couple of parks along Lake Lanier if Forsyth County is able secure federal grant funding.

March 01, 2015 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


High School Scoreboard: Feb. 28

The East Hall High baseball team opened its season with an 8-2 victory against county rival Johnson on Saturday.

March 01, 2015 | Times sports reports | High schools


Hawks give 4 players rest, still top Heat 93-91

MIAMI - Even without four players, the Atlanta Hawks had more than enough.

February 28, 2015 | By Tim Reynolds Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Kitchen Inspections: Jan. 20-28

Jan. 20

February 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Kitchen inspections


Freezing rain possible overnight in area

Saturday's welcome day of sunshine and milder temperatures will give way to a chance of freezing rain overnight as March comes in more like a lion than a lamb.

February 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Newsmakers in business, March 1

McGarity named top sales agent in country

February 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Business


Georgia Tech falls to Clemson, 70-63, in overtime

CLEMSON, S.C. - Rod Hall wasn't going to let a bad play at the end of regulation spoil his Senior Day.

February 28, 2015 | By Pete Iacobelli Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Georgia rolls past Missouri, 68-44, for third straight win

ATHENS - J.J. Frazier isn't ready to assume a lopsided win over Missouri means Georgia is headed to the NCAA tournament.

February 28, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs


Millsap's hot start lifts Atlanta Hawks over Orlando Magic, 95-88

ATLANTA - The Hawks led 19-3 about 3 minutes into the game and appeared headed toward an easy victory over the Magic.

February 28, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks


Your Views: Sales tax isn’t fairest way to raise more local revenue

On Feb. 21, a front page piece in your paper headlined "Poor bear brunt of sales tax hikes." On Sunday, the lead piece on the Opinion page was "Voters should approve special sales tax."

February 28, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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