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Despite study, Red Cross teaching rescue breathing CPR

Although a recent study has called into question the role of rescue breathing during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, American Red Cross officials say teaching practices will remain unchanged - for now.

August 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Feeding Our Future drive aims to help 50 families

Under a new food drive in Hall County, 50 local families will receive monthly boxes of food throughout the 2010-2011 school year.

August 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GDOT taking new ideas for road improvements

When it comes to planning for long-range improvement projects, the Georgia Department of Transportation is hoping to get input from the community.

August 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Late missionary honored during service at Riverbend

Hundreds of people packed Riverbend Baptist Church Tuesday morning to mourn the passing of Richard Kowalske, a Gainesville-based missionary who died of malaria after returning from a trip to Uganda.

August 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adult clubs may be banned from selling alcohol

If a proposed adult entertainment ordinance passes, Gainesville's sole adult entertainment business won't be able to serve alcohol under an ownership change.

August 17, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Elachee animal exhibit gets face-lift

Elachee Nature Science Center is renovating its 20-year-old live animal exhibit, with plans to reopen it to the public on Aug. 28.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dad works to raise awareness of lightning safety, CPR

Matt Brady hopes an upcoming youth lacrosse benefit tournament will raise awareness about lightning safety and CPR.

August 16, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville High students may get to create their own classes

Gainesville High School students may soon be able to create their own classes.

August 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall seeks federal money for roads

Hall County is taking a second shot at getting some federal stimulus money to help with a couple of much-needed road projects.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church builds shelters for Haitians

A Gainesville church will turn its parking lot into a giant workshop this weekend to help build homes for people in Haiti who have been displaced by the earthquake.

August 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schools’ technology earns them a spot on TV show

Some Hall County third-graders and sixth-graders soon will get their five minutes of fame.

August 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville council to air changes to adult industry

Residents and business owners in Gainesville will have a chance this morning to hear about changes the City Council plans to make to its rules for adult entertainment businesses.

August 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man gets 40 years for deadly car wreck

A 22-year-old Gainesville man was sentenced to 40 years in prison and 30 years of probation Monday after pleading guilty to causing a chain-reaction crash that killed four people in 2008.

August 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Restaurant scores now on the Web

When it comes to dining out, for Janie Douglas there's a sheet of paper that carries more weight than an establishment's menu.

August 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arrest made in ID theft case

The Flowery Branch Police Department is investigating an identity theft case that may stretch across the South and involve an estimated $100,000 in fraudulent credit card use.

August 16, 2010 | | Local


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Jail immigration lawsuit dismissed in federal court

A U.S. District Judge dismissed last week a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard regarding a jail ...

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau alumna takes over as alumni director

Brenau University has hired alumna Ashley Morgan Carter as its alumni director. Carter began work in the position last week.

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer heat puts strain on air conditioning in area

Cathy Rell's new apartment in Gainesville didn't have a working air conditioner when she moved in last year.

July 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regions Bank to close 2 branches in Hall

Regions Bank plans to close two Hall County branches - one on Park Lane at Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Clermont branch, 5205 Cleveland Highway ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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