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Blairsville man to be on TVA's board of directors

The U.S. Senate voted early Friday to confirm the appointment of Thomas Gilliland of Blairsville to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

March 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Daughters of the American Revolution awards Gene Beckstein with Medal of Honor for service

For the past 19 years, Gene Beckstein has fed the hungry, sheltered the cold and led drug addicts to the grace of God.

And on Thursday, the local Col. William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded him the organization's most prestigious honor, the DAR Medal of Honor.

March 25, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man charged in stepson's beating

A Gainesville man has been charged in an assault on his 3-year-old stepson that left the boy in critical condition.

March 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Running from the pounds

More than 1,500 people have been training for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's "Get Fit Stay Fit" 5K run/walk, scheduled for Thursday evening at Riverside Military Academy.

March 25, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County Board of Realtors Awards Celebration

Colleagues applaud as Kerstin Crawford, left, of Jack Waldrip Real Estate, walks forward to collect her award for Real Estate Agent of the Year at the Hall County Board of Realtors Awards Celebration lunch Wednesday at Chattahoochee Country Club.

March 24, 2008 | | Local


Another crisis to survive

Rosa Hightower sifted though the soot-stained and waterlogged remains of her apartment Wednesday, looking to salvage what she could from a devastating apartment fire.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rwandan official brings message of peace to Gainesville State

Former Rwandan government official Joseph Sebarenzi may have grown up in a culture of violence, but it is a message of peace that he is preaching to America now.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Human remains found in woods

A city worker found skeletal human remains in a wooded area behind the Gainesville water department Thursday, police said.

Gainesville police Sgt. Johnny Ray said the remains were found at about 9:20 a.m. near the intersection of Pine and Summit streets, close to a cell phone tower at 504 Summit St.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County group to visit Clayton dual-language school

GAINESVILLE - About 25 parents, teachers and Hall County school system administrators plan to spend Friday at the state's first public charter school to offer students instruction of state-mandated curriculum in two languages.

March 24, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Defendant’s tattoos not off-limits

Members of the news media reporting on the death penalty case of Allan Robert Dickie will not be prohibited from describing Dickie's tattoos, a judge has ruled.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber showcase gives businesses chance to show off products

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce offered a little something for everyone Thursday, from a daylong Business Showcase to an auction that evening, but the focus was clearly on networking.

About 80 booths displaying the products and services of local businesses and nonprofit agencies, small and large, were set up at the Georgia Mountains Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Display booths ranged from local art galleries, printers, gardeners, banks and restaurants to assisted-living facilities.

March 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County Commission: Retirement plan under review

Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks proposed Thursday that the Hall County Board of Commissioners take a closer look at a retirement plan that may prompt more than 60 county employees to retire before June 30 in order to receive the full benefits of their original plan.

Commissioners unanimously approved the motion to request Hall County Administrator Jim Shuler to research the details of the county's two different retirement plans.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Chamber of Commerce showcase gives community a look at local businesses

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Showcase today to feature the businesses and economic resources of Hall County.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville council members want ability to prefer local contractors

GAINESVILLE- Gainesville City Council members want the ability to give preference to local contractors in construction bids.

The preference would require a change to the city's ordinances that could occur as soon as April.

March 24, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville City Council members prefer local contractors

GAINESVILLE- Gainesville City Council members want the ability to give preference to local contractors in construction bids.

March 24, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville officials decided Kelly had to go as chief

Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly resigned Friday morning in a move the mayor said was in the city's best interest.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Football big business for local restaurants, retailers

Football, at every level of competition, is more profitable than ever.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County mum on deal over firetruck involved in July 22 accident

The ladder truck that malfunctioned during a training exercise last month and injured three Hall County firefighters was inspected by an asset protection solutions group and signed off on by a battalion chief, but Hall County officials have declined to share any communication among themselves about the truck.

August 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Road work at Clarks Bridge resumes after 45-day wait

Construction crews have been back at work this week at Clarks Bridge, where a replacement project had stalled for 45 days to ensure the support for a retaining wall had compacted and settled as needed.

August 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside cadet finds support at school

Ben Brewer, a senior at Riverside Military Academy, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top chef: Food festival brings 3 masters to Gainesville

Three master chefs from Taiwan gave demonstrations Thursday to culinary students at Lanier Career Center in Gainesville as part of the school's international food festival.

August 28, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local




Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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