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The Johnson High School Beta Club recently read stories to elementary school students.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news

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The Chicopee Woods Elementary Chorus recently sang Christmas carols throughout Hall County. They joined a choir of more than 800 area students at the Gwinnett Gladiators Sing for Santa event and also sang at the Elachee Nature Science Center.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news

Good news

Leslie McAbee was rececntly inducted as a Peace Corps volunteer during a ceremony in Antananarivo, Madagascar. She will serve two years on the island, where she will teach English. McAbee is the daughter of Randy and Rita McAbee of Dahlonega and the granddaughter of Bertha Anderson of Dahlonega and Harold and Emily McAbee of Gainesville. She isa 2002 graduate of Gainesville High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news

Good news

The General James Longstreet Chapter 46 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held an iron cross ceremony on Dec. 9 for John K. Moore, who was born in 1844 and died in 1926. The ceremony, held at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church cemetery, drew about 70 people. The Iron Cross grave marker is a military decoration to honor soldiers of the Confederate army. Moore achieved the rank of 4th corporal by the end of the Civil War.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news

Basketball tourney: East Hall defeats Flowery Branch

Here are results from the second round of the Region basketball tournaments held on Tuesday.

February 23, 2008 | From staff reports | High schools

School news

Martin Elementary School fifth-grader Kelly O'Connell sang the national anthem at the Petit LeMans in October. O'Connell is the daughter of Johnny and Robin O'Connell of Flowery Branch.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news

School news

Victoria Rogers, a student at North Hall Middle School, is the Hall County winner in the sixth annual water conservation and preservation essay contest, sponsored by the Clean Water Campaign and the Water Use It Wisely Campaign. For the contest, students researched and shared their thoughts on why conserving water and preventing water pollution are important for the future of their river, lakes and streams.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news

School news

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy recently honored its students who participated in the Hall County Library Summer Reading Program. Students were treated to a doughnut party in the media center with principal Sally Meadors. Niki Borders of the Hall County Library System also attended. Borders worked in the spring to encourage Enota prekindergartners through third-graders to participate in the library program.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news

Oakwood increases stream buffer

Oakwood City Council approved an amendment to a stream buffer protection ordinance Monday evening that enacts a 50-foot buffer off stream banks with an additional 25-foot non-negotiable impervious buffer. Before Monday evening, the Oakwood stream buffer ordinance allowed for some design manipulation in the 25-foot impervious buffer, according to Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown.

February 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

International Baccalaureate info meeting set at Johnson

An informational meeting has been set concerning the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme planned for next school year at Johnson High School. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday in the school's media center.

February 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

Prep basketball: Chestatee nips Lady Knights

GAINESVILLE - The Chestatee Lady War Eagles overcame an 11-point halftime deficit and escaped the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament with 51-50 win over the Johnson Lady Knights on Monday at North Hall.

Chestatee (12-12), which lost in overtime the last time it faced the Lady Knights, got off to a sluggish start, scoring only six points in the first quarter and entering halftime down 26-15. Johnson (4-19, 3-9 7-AAA) used a 9-2 run late in the second quarter to take the lead, after also starting out slow with only 10 first-quarter points.

February 23, 2008 | By Brian Carter | High schools

Hawks drop third straight

ATLANTA - Chauncey Billups came through when it mattered, scoring 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Detroit Pistons to their ninth win in a row, 94-90 over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

February 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

DOT continues work on Ga. 53, U.S. 129

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close one lane of Mundy Mill Road today and Wednesday for paving and striping. Construction crews plan to work on the eastbound lanes today and the westbound lanes on Wednesday. Lanes will alternately be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around Frontage Road.

February 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local

School news

Eighth-grader Justin Blalock, seventh-grader Ashley Brock and sixth-grader Erika Alcantar are the winners of the recent spelling bee at Chestatee Middle School. The students will represent the school in the Hall County Fair.

February 23, 2008 | | Good news

School news

Local author Brad Strickland, pictured above, visited eighth-graders at East Hall Middle School on Oct. 5. Strickland, the author of more than 60 books for children and young adults, spoke to the students as part of their study of literature written by Georgia authors. Strickland explained how he finds inspiration for his books in everyday life. His book "When Mack Came Back," for example, is loosely based on childhood memories of life on his grandfather's farm. After one-on-one conversations with the students, Strickland signed autographs. At the end of his visit, he donated multiple signed copies of his books ...

February 22, 2008 | | Good news

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Korver leads Hawks over Houston, 104-97

HOUSTON - Kyle Korver scored 22 points, including seven points late, to help the Atlanta Hawks hold on for a 104-97 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

December 20, 2014 | By Kristie Rieken Associated Press | Atlanta Hawks

High School Scoreboard: Dec. 20

The North Hall High boys basketball team defeated White County 67-61 to win the White County Christmas Tournament on Saturday night in Cleveland.

December 20, 2014 | Times sports reports | High schools

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December 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Kitchen inspections

No. 15 Georgia women survive test from Furman, 58-51

ATHENS - Shacobia Barbee scored a career-high 25 points to go with 12 rebounds and five steals as No. 15 Georgia scored the last seven to close out Furman 58-51 on Saturday.

December 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Georgia Bulldogs

Newsmakers in business, Dec. 21

Lula farmer re-elected to AgGeorgia board of directors

December 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business

Authorities ID Gainesville man killed by train in Oakwood

Hall County Sheriff's Office authorities have identified the victim of Friday's train collision in Oakwood as Shon Morrison of Gainesville.

December 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Saints host rival Falcons with seasons on the line

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have 17 losses between them and neither will finish the regular season with a winning record.

December 20, 2014 | By Brett Martel Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons

Mitchell, Georges-Hunt spark Georgia Tech past Vanderbilt

ATLANTA - Charles Mitchell tied a career high with 19 points and Marcus Georges-Hunt added 14 points to help Georgia Tech beat Vanderbilt 65-60 on Saturday.

December 20, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Hometown religion


December 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Hometown religion

Your Views: Donations help Medical Center Foundation on its healing mission

The holiday season brings out the best in many, and I have seen a multitude of blessings come from the season of giving we have just completed with The Medical Center Foundation's Healthy Journey Campaign.

December 20, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor

3 treated after ammonia leak at poultry plant in Gainesville

Three people were treated for exposure to ammonia on Friday afternoon after a leak at Koch Foods on Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Man in Habersham County wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery

A man from Habersham County has rounded up a $1 million prize from the Georgia Lottery just in time for the holidays. Tommy Bell of Demorest won his prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

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