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School rules out gas leak

A suspicious smell at 9:30 Friday morning caused an evacuation at Martin Elementary School in Flowery Branch. But by 10:30 a.m., a sweep of the building by Hall County Fire officials found no cause for alarm.

April 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Cleveland restaurateur Pauline ‘Ma’ Gooch dies at age 87

Pauline "Ma" Gooch was remembered Friday as a woman who worked until her legs gave out, but never lost her love for people.

April 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Extension office secretary charged with theft, forgery

A secretary for Hall County's University of Georgia Extension Service office was arrested Friday on charges of embezzling $52,000 from the office, authorities said.

April 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Go ahead and burn it: Gainesville lifts ban

For the first time since last April, residents living within the city limits of Gainesville can apply for a permit to burn yard refuse.

April 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gas smell evacuates Martin Elementary

A suspicious smell at 9:30 Friday morning caused an evacuation at Martin Elementary School in Flowery Branch. But by 10:30 a.m., a sweep of the building by Hall County Fire officials found no cause for alarm.

April 01, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Local


Texas man sentenced for money laundering

Kevin Felts, a judge said, lived the life of a con man, bragging of exploits as a fighter pilot just back from Iraq when his true life as a chemical engineer was less enthralling.

April 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Barrow hospital’s appeal due

Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder has failed twice to block Northeast Georgia Health System's planned Braselton hospital, and they have until today to file suit in court.

April 01, 2008 | Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


North Hall High, Clermont remembers March 20, 1998, tornado

North Hall High School recalls tragedy

April 01, 2008 | By Jeff Gill and Ashley Fielding | Local


Rabies cases continue to increase

The rabies situation in Hall County has gone from bad to worse.

March 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Schofield receives state group’s leadership award

The Georgia Association for Gifted Children has honored Will Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County school system, with its annual leadership award.

March 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


No evidence of foul play found for man whose remains were discovered

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville police have released the name of a Gainesville man whose skeletal remains, but little else, were found in a wooded area last week.

The police department, with the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, identified the skeleton as Parker Edward Teaver Jr., a 54-year-old Gainesville resident.

March 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Memorial service will be a time to reflect on area’s losses

Rainy days make Emily Harper nervous. Especially this time of year.

March 31, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Storm put woman’s life into perspective

Editor's note: Martha Trusty had to take cover when her Newtown Drive home was hit by the tornado that ripped through North Hall County 10 years ago today. She shares her experiences in her own words.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


Get Fit Stay Fit run promotes health, builds camaraderie among co-workers

Organizers couldn't be happier with the turnout for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Get Fit Stay Fit 5K run/walk.

March 31, 2008 | By Karina Garcia | Local


Major sewage spill blamed on line block

Recent road work on Dixon Drive may have contributed to a major sewage spill Wednesday afternoon.

March 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Water fees likely to increase again

When the Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the account service fee on water bills in lieu of increasing water rates, customers outside the city limits must have a felt a reversal of fortunes.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Shore Sweep to tackle lake cleanup

Millions enjoy Lake Lanier each year, and lake groups now want those visitors to return the favor with some litter cleanup.

September 17, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


Dahlonega aims to improve foot, bike traffic downtown

Dahlonega has been awarded a $5.1 million federal grant for a project that officials hope will improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in an area around downtown and the University of North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 schools use different tools to help pupils

Five area schools have landed on a list for highest progress in the state, and each of them has used a different strategy to get there.

September 17, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Badge and Bar: Flowery Branch man pleads not guilty in Christmas shooting

A Flowery Branch man accused of shooting his brother on Christmas Day has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and felony obstruction of an officer, according to court records.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local unity event recognizes recovery

The public is invited to celebrate the benefits of treating mental illness and substance abuse in a free event called Unify North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Perdue doubles down on attack ad

The Bushes aren't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan has become a focal point in a contentious Senate race here as Republican David Perdue trades fire with Democrat Michelle Nunn over her work at the Bush family's Points of Light foundation.

September 17, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Smyrna man charged with public indecency at Lake Lanier

A Smyrna man was arrested Tuesday and charged with public indecency related to an incident on Three Sisters Island, according to officials.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities pull stolen truck from lake

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park was determined Wednesday to be stolen from Gwinnett County, said Hall County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tree trimming causes traffic delays on I-985

Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 985 can expect to see traffic delays through Oct. 3 as Georgia Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the road.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area schools make state list for highest progress

Three Gainesville schools and two Hall County schools made a list for those with the highest progress in the state.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Beams being set for bridge project

Construction crews are setting prestressed concrete bridge beams this week for the new Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Hospital has $1.1B impact on economy

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is on a healthy three-year streak when it comes to impact on local and state economies.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Lost Boy’ shares his story with North Hall students

Abraham Deng lived a "glorious life" in the village of Duk in Sudan, until military forces attacked, driving him and thousands of other children to flee into the jungle.

September 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Public invited to ‘Ask Anything’ at faith discussion

For the second time, the public is invited to "Ask Anything," a discussion of faith and religion with representatives of two different belief systems.

September 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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