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Lanier Tech students get their first taste of flames

Patrick Knight and two of his classmates from the fire sciences program at Lanier Technical College plopped down on the curbside, exhausted and drenched with sweat, and got a critique of their performance as aspiring firefighters.

May 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Governor opens Laurel Park Boat Ramp

Gov. Sonny Perdue and other state and local officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on the Laurel Park Boat Ramp, the first mega-ramp to open under Perdue's Go Fish Georgia initiative.

May 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stephens throws hat in for Deal’s seat

Former State Senate Majority Leader Bill Stephens has several Hall County movers and shakers on board for his campaign to succeed Nathan Deal as U.S. congressman for Georgia's 9th Congressional District.

May 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Officials: Bus fire wasn’t arson

Arson has been ruled out as a cause of a fire Friday that destroyed eight Gainesville city school buses, Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said Wednesday.

May 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County avoids tax increase with cuts

Hall County's budget for next year includes cuts and employee layoffs within the county but avoids raising taxes.

May 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Superintendent wants some exempt from pay cuts

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield said Wednesday he is recommending nurses, paraprofessionals and national board-certified teachers be exempt from an anticipated 2 percent to 3 percent pay cut this upcoming school year.

May 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Realtor wants 2 tracts annexed in Flowery Branch

A Flowery Branch Realtor has petitioned Flowery Branch City Council to annex two tracts totaling nearly 11 acres and zone them as highway business.

May 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retired teachers await their state checks

About 9,000 retired educators in Georgia are waiting on checks following the conclusion of a five-year class action lawsuit against the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia.

May 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Kids can get a free ride to the library

For kids in Gainesville, reading over the summer pays.

May 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Governor, interior secretary to see areas affected by drought

Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Ken Salazar will meet with Gov. Sonny Perdue today to tour and discuss areas previously affected by drought.

May 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man gets life sentence for killing chaplain

The case of a Clermont chaplain killed in December by a man he tried to help was closed Tuesday with a guilty plea, though much of the reasoning behind the murder of Frank Harris Jr. may forever remain unexplained.

May 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch schedules sewer plan meeting to discuss environmental impact

Flowery Branch plans to hold a public hearing June 17 on the eventual doubling of capacity at its plant off Atlanta Highway.

May 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


15 die in Memorial Day weekend accidents

Though a rainy Memorial Day weekend kept people off Georgia's lakes, 15 people died on the state's roads during the 78-hour holiday period.

May 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Family worries about daughter; officials think teen ran away

Lumpkin County authorities believe a 16-year-old teenager who disappeared nine days ago ran away from home.

But whether Hannah Thompson left her father's home willingly on May 18 makes no difference to her family members. They still are worried.

May 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


More people volunteer for American Cancer Society Relay for Life, but donations decline

The economy may be in a recession, but American Cancer Society officials say support is strong for its annual Relay for Life fundraisers.

May 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Two people killed in South Hall wreck

Two people died and one person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck in South Hall County late Saturday.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deportation leaves Hall County teens without parents

From the outside, this home in East Hall looks like any other.

April 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grieving father moving on to other troubled bridges

One of the White County sheriff's deputies who tried to talk Shannon Hamilton out of interfering with government property at his daughter's wreck site also had a couple of pointed questions for the grieving father.

April 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia colleges aim to prevent sexual abuse on campus

One in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted, harassed or abused while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

April 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ride-share firms refuse to require driver fingerprints

April 25, 2015 | By Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


Law enforcement boat repairs add up during long season

During monthly training, three Hall County Fire Services firefighters and paramedics try to maneuver around in an inflatable Zodiac boat.

April 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Muddy Duck Dash fundraider draws big crowd to UNG Gainesville campus

More than 1,000 people showed up to run through a muddy course carrying a rubber duck Saturday.

April 25, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Rain can’t ruffle feathers at Spring Chicken Festival

A little rain may stop a parade, but it won't keep Gainesville residents from their chicken.

April 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Plans show Lake Lanier venue change

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue is one of Northeast Georgia's biggest assets, and right now it needs a little love.

April 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Butterfly release honors crime victims, families and advocates

To honor victims of crimes, dozens of butterflies were released at a ceremony Friday morning at the Hall County Courthouse.

April 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Habitat for Humanity dedicates 50th home

"Thank you," said Maxine Harvey, tears welling in her eyes as she stood on the front porch of her new home on Desota Street in Gainesville on Friday afternoon.

April 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


National expert discusses financial challenges in higher education

Student loan debt has exceeded credit card debt in this country.

April 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lanier Park Hospital hosts disaster drill, training

The second floor of Lanier Park Hospital on Friday may have looked like a scene from a horror film, but actually it was just the setting for some great lessons for many area first responders.

April 24, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Ask The Times: No plans to install more sirens in Hall

Why are so many of the county's tornado sirens in South Hall? It seems they overlap a lot.

April 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Body found in Oak Street home

Gainesville Police removed a man's body Friday afternoon from a home on Oak Street.

April 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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