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Rabid fox confirmed in North Hall area

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has reported the 11th confirmed rabies case this year, the latest linked to a fox in the Payne Road area of North Hall.

May 22, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Burglars take money, video game from First United Methodist Church

Money and a video game system were lifted from Gainesville First United Methodist Church this week, but Gainesville Police found no signs of forced entry.

"We had one of our staff's office broken into," said the Rev. Terry Walton. "They stole some checks and some cash and some personal items from our employee. They also stole one of our Wii units from our youth hall."

May 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Frances Meadows Center burglarized, cash taken

A burglar broke into the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center overnight, causing about $3,500 in damages, police said. An unknown amount of cash and checks were stolen.

A news release from the Gainesville Police Department said the burglary occurred between midnight and 5:40 a.m.

May 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Public Works staff educate kids on behind-the-scenes efforts

Hall County Public Works employees were recognized for a job well-done and taught a group of elementary school kids about what they do at a cookout in honor of National Public Works Week.

May 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Half-brother indicted in death

A man accused of killing his half-brother with a tree limb was indicted by a Hall County grand jury this week.

May 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Program helps uncover students’ talents

The first six graduates of Hall County schools' Project SEARCH program were recognized Thursday for their completion of a 27-week internship program.

May 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New post office annex set to open

BRASELTON - Despite having two post offices within a mile of each other, the Braselton/Hoschton area will have another U.S. Postal Service facility.

May 21, 2009 | By KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Law enforcement urge caution for holiday travelers

Summer months are synonymous with weekend getaways, especially when the weekends end with a holiday like Memorial Day.

May 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


JAKES Day at ag center teaches ‘baby turkeys’ about the outdoors

Hall County Parks and Leisure is gearing up for Saturday's annual JAKES Day, which invites kids of all ages to enjoy the outdoors.

May 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Safe Kids offers awards at annual banquet

Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County, funded by Northeast Georgia Medical Center, handed out numerous honors at its annual awards banquet Thursday at Lakewood Baptist Church.

The award for Community Agency of the Year went to Hall County Fire Services. Dee Scarpellino, a nurse at McEver Elementary School, was named Educator of the Year. Melinda Smith, a nurse in Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Emergency Department, was chosen Volunteer of the Year.

May 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps: Water release in basin will have ‘minimal impact’

An easing of drought conditions has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider normal downstream releases of water previously held in reservoirs during the drought.

May 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Youth groups place flags to honor veterans on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a holiday of remembrance.

May 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch to cut budget through furloughs

FLOWERY BRANCH - In creating a balanced budget, the Flowery Branch City Council approved several measures that will directly affect city employees.

May 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Political activists gather for MoveOn rally

Members of the political action group MoveOn.org rallied outside of Rep. Nathan Deal's Gainesville office Wednesday in support of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

May 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Good News Clinics halfway to goal

Good News Clinics is a little more than halfway to its goal of raising $95,000 in 95 days, a challenge started with a gift from an anonymous donor.

May 20, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


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Wayne Vickery's time as Gainesville High athletic director ending

Gainesville City Schools is changing its director of athletics position, a move that appears to leave longtime AD, coach and local sports icon Wayne Vickery out of his job.

March 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


GBI: Two dead from gunshot wounds in Mount Airy

Two men were found with gunshot wounds at their neighboring Mount Airy homes on Wednesday.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man arrested after authorities say he stabbed brother

Authorities say an 18-year-old Gainesville man stabbed his older brother after an early morning argument on Marlow Drive.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Venue could help area businesses thrive

Lake Lanier's blue waters could mean greenbacks for area businesses.

March 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch man gets 22-year prison sentence in Christmas Day 2013 slaying of brother

Synthetic mushrooms and other drugs played a role in the Christmas Day 2013 death of Flowery Branch man Alan Scott Fyfe, according to testimony Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall County Fire Services raises most in statewide fundraiser

Topping last year's showing, Hall County Fire Services raised the most money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville native recognized as nation's top Army cadet

The No. 1 Army cadet in the U.S. is from Gainesville, and Gov. Nathan Deal couldn't be prouder of the University of North Georgia's Cadet Capt. Jonathan "Chase" Strickland.

March 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County population tops 190,000

Hall County's population surpassed the 190,000 mark last year, according to the latest U.S. Census estimates released today.

March 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School takeover amendment heads to voters in 2016

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016 and accomplishing the Republican's top priority kicking off his second term.

March 25, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Medical marijuana bill heads to governor's desk

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal will announce Friday he plans to sign a hard-fought medical marijuana bill into law after the 2015 General Assembly session ends April 2 and will order state agencies to begin preparing to implement it, his office said Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


GBI assisting in Mount Airy death investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Habersham County Sheriff's Office in a death investigation in Mount Airy, according to GBI Region 8 Special Agent in Charge Kim Williams.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Center Point recognizes Hall County's top student leaders

March 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Public curious about bill’s impact on local funding

The key question asked at Monday night's last public-input meeting on the Hall County area's draft 2040 transportation plan was the potential impact of a transportation funding bill if passed by the Georgia General Assembly.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police, businesses give tips to protect your home during vacation

On the beach, the sand is between your toes, and you try to keep your smartphone away from your fingers.

March 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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