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Group plans tribute for National Guard unit headed abroad

A two-hour celebration filled with patriotic tributes is planned as a send-off Thursday for Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Army National Guard unit headed to Afghanistan.

March 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula hopes federal stimulus money will help with wastewater plant

Lula's City Council voted Tuesday to forge ahead with its proposed wastewater treatment facility, a likely frontrunner to receive federal stimulus funds.

March 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two more rabies cases in North Hall: one cat, one raccoon

For the second time this year, Hall County officials have confirmed a case of rabies in a domestic cat.

March 24, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Humane society takes 'puppy mill' adoption applications Friday

The Humane Society of Hall County will begin taking applications Friday from people wishing to adopt dogs seized from a Cumming "puppy mill" in early March.

March 24, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Newspaper sues city of Gainesville over open records

The Times filed suit Tuesday against the city of Gainesville, claiming city officials have violated the state's Open Records law by refusing to release information contained in a letter tied to the investigation of former city manager Bryan Shuler.

At issue in the Open Records Act case is an anonymous letter sent to the city alleging improprieties by Shuler. The city has refused to release an unedited version of the letter, making available only a copy which had the names of three city employees "redacted," or removed.

March 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson council ponders whether to sell property

The Jefferson City Council wants to take a closer look at a piece of property before deciding to sell or continue leasing it to a local business.

March 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Atlanta man charged in woman’s slaying

An Atlanta man has been charged in the 2006 slaying of a 30-year-old Roswell mother whose body was discovered in an abandoned Forsyth County farmhouse.

March 23, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


2 companies holding job fairs this week

The announcements of two job fairs this week shows that not all the news about the economy is bad.

March 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


North Georgia college making classes bigger

North Georgia College & State University is expanding core class sizes and reducing energy costs to save money during a tight budget year.

March 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson EMC gives funds to five local groups

Five organizations serving Hall County have been awarded $59,000 in grants by the Jackson EMC Foundation, funded by cooperative members' participation in Operation Round Up.

March 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Water to be turned off today around Hardy Road for repairs

Approximately 100 homes in the area of Hardy Road will lose water service between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.

March 23, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board member says reform of education funding put on hiatus years ago

ATLANTA - Work on revamping Georgia's more than 20-year-old education funding formula has come to a halt as the state deals with the worst fiscal crisis in decades.

March 23, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


House, Senate pit state vs. regions in transportation sales tax

The members of the state House and Senate agree there is a need for an additional sales tax to pay for transportation projects. How that happens has the two chambers on different roads.

March 23, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville disputes annexation speed trap rap

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has called for a public hearing April 9 to discuss Gainesville's plans to annex a section of Interstate 985, an issue that has caused tension between the two governments.

March 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ponzi scheme price: $60M stolen from 50; guilty man faces up to 20 years

The staggering scope of the largest fraud case in Hall County history was revealed in federal court Monday, where Wendell Ray Spell admitted to defrauding at least 50 people of more than $60 million in a Ponzi scheme.

March 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall County's surviving World War II veterans

Editor's note: The following are veterans who responded to calls for information about World War II.

August 30, 2015 | | Local


World War II remembered 70 years after Japanese surrender

Ray and Ellie Williams are celebrating 70 years in both love and war.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘When life gives you lemons ...’ one woman's way to give back

Two years ago, as she sat in a bed at Emory University Hospital recovering from a bone marrow transplant, Kelsey Bishop picked up her smartphone.

August 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘We celebrated. Big time:’ Gainesville’s Vance was in Okinawa when war ended

Bill Vance was anxious to join the action.

August 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Churches form partnership to recruit, help foster parents

When Liz Coates saw the plight of foster care in Hall County, she said she knew the congregation at First Baptist Church in Gainesville needed ...

August 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Dancers cut a rug, for fun and a Cause

Ten local celebrities partnered with professional dancers and competed in the Dancing for a Cause fundraiser Saturday night at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

August 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Public safety departments match grill skills at Laurel Summer Fest

What's the secret to good barbecue?

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


First Presbyterian Mission Expo encourages community volunteers

"Things that a lot of people dread, like a sink full of dishes, or raking leaves or sweeping up the porch, those are things that ...

August 29, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Expo gathers local women to network, shop, sell

Hundreds of women showed up Saturday at the Brenau Downtown Center, where they visited with health advocates, got massages, learned about local businesses and shopped ...

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Inaugural Women’s Expo celebrates ‘girls day out’

Think of today's inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo as "a very purposeful girls' day out," says event emcee Valerie Simmons-Walston.

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Law agency seeks medication for drug overdoses

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is training its officers to administer a medication that reverse the effects of opiate drug overdoses.

August 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools tout new modular units used for needed classrooms

One of the key necessities for a school to function is sufficient classroom space.

August 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health law fees hitting Hall County hard

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but it's come with a price tag that Hall County government is helping ...

August 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gate fees going up at Lake Lanier Islands

Lake Lanier Islands is increasing its gate fees from $10 to $15 effective Oct. 1.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard it Here: August 28

Here's a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

August 28, 2015 | | Local


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