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Home school meeting to be held

Those interested in home schooling are invited to attend the Hall County Home Educators' free round table meeting on home schooling basics, laws, curriculum and methods at the Blackshear Place Library, 2927 Atlanta Highway, in Gainesville.

January 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lanes to close at Exit 22 on I-985

GAINESVILLE - With construction under way on Interstate 985's Exit 22, the Georgia Department of Transportation said several lanes will be closed through the end of the week.

January 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


N.C. authorities interested in Gary Hilton in two cases there

North Carolina authorities now are looking into whether Gary Hilton is connected to the disappearance of a hiker there two years ago who was reportedly last seen with a man fitting his description.

Meanwhile, the sheriff of Transylvania County, N.C., where an elderly woman was killed on a hike and her husband's remains are missing, said Hilton's van had a stolen license plate from his county when he was arrested Jan. 4.

January 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


N.C. sheriff: Link established between Hilton and elderly couple

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Transylvania County sheriff says investigators have established a positive link between the slaying of a North Carolina hiker, the disappearance of her husband, and the man charged with killing a young hiker in Georgia.

January 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Large retail center planned for Ga. 365

An Atlanta shopping center developer plans to build a 750,000-square-foot shopping center just north of Exit 24 on Ga. 365.

Will Cobb, a broker with The Norton Agency, said The Gipson Co. is preparing a zoning application for about 200 acres on the east side of Ga. 365. Initial approval is being sought from the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Center as the project is a development of regional impact.

January 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gold museum target of robbery

On Dec. 24, 2007, Georgia Department of Natural Resources site manager Angela Johnson received information, from an anonymous caller, of a possible conspiracy to steal valuable coins from the Dahlonega Gold Museum.

January 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


GBI: Hilton's abandoned van might contain evidence in killings

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking for Gary Hilton's old van, which was broken down and abandoned on National Forest land in White County for two years but may contain evidence in the suspected serial killer's case.

January 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wintry weather tonight; no accumulations expected in Hall

Come back to gainesvilletimes.com throughout the day for weather updates.

January 27, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Snow in Gainesville? More likely rain and sleet Wednesday, Thursday

According to National Weather Service forecasters, the Gainesville area could see a trace of snow late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

January 26, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Enota academy to hold fair tonight

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has planned a fair from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.

January 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gas leak backs up traffic, temporarily closes Sardis Road

A portion of Sardis Road was closed for nearly two hours on Monday after construction workers broke a gas main.

January 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board approves new elementary attendance zones

Friendship, Spout Springs and Chestnut Mountain elementary schools have new attendance boundaries beginning in the fall.

January 26, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Explosion at Pilgrim's Pride injures one

GAINESVILLE - An apparent boiler explosion sent one Pilgrim's Pride employee to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

Industrial Boulevard was closed as Gainesville firefighters worked to find the cause of an explosion that dented a rollup door on the outside of the plant.

January 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Turn lanes on Exit 22 will double its capacity

GAINESVILLE - Lane closures started Monday on Interstate 985 and U.S. 129 for a road widening project that should last well into the summer.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is adding left turn lanes at Exit 22 of I-985 to make room for more vehicles on the road, said DOT spokeswoman Teri Pope.

January 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood City Council votes to increase pay, effective in 2010

Oakwood City Council voted Monday evening to raise council members' salaries, and the $250 per month increase will go into effect Jan. 1, 2010.

Before the council's approval to increase council members' pay, Oakwood City Council members received $350 each month for their service, which totals $4,200 annually.

January 26, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Firefighters fell more than 40 feet when bucket dropped

A dozen or more investigators on Wednesday began combing through the malfunctioning Hall County firetruck that put three firefighters in the intensive care unit.

July 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Clarks Bridge Road may reopen Friday

Clarks Bridge Road is on track to reopen to through traffic Friday evening, one day earlier than expected.

July 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Fast, fresh, affordable’ pizza joint opens

There's one more pizza spot in Gainesville, with Uncle Maddio's on Dawsonville Highway opening to the public today.

July 24, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Long lines greet customers at recently opened Goodwill store on Ga. 400

Judging from the line waiting for the doors to open and the steady customer flow, Dawson County residents have welcomed the opening of a new Goodwill store on Ga. 400.

July 24, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local


Master craftsmen nominees sought to promote trades

Featherbone Communiversity in Gainesville, along with Lanier Technical College, is seeking nominations for the third annual Master Craftsmen, Builders of America ceremony on Oct. 16.

July 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Legal program wins national award for area public services

The Georgia Legal Services Program, which has an office in Gainesville, has won major recognition from the American Bar Association in the Hodson Award for Public Service for 2014.

July 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Railroad’s plan to build culverts hits snag in Flowery Branch

Norfolk Southern Railway Co.'s plans to build new culverts at crossings in Flowery Branch have been put off indefinitely, as the company awaits permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to work on Corps property.

July 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boost in child services staff eases statewide case backlog

More cases are being reported to Child Protective Services, but the number of cases with overdue investigations is dwindling both statewide and in Hall County.

July 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County looks to lease 2 corps parks on Lanier

Hall County is one step closer to leasing two Lake Lanier parks from the Army Corps of Engineers.

July 24, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters recovering in ICU after truck ladder dropped

In an outpouring of support, Georgia firefighters have come to the aid of three Hall County families affected by Tuesday's firefighter training accident.

July 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


GOP school chief race too close to call

ATLANTA - The Republican primary runoff for state school superintendent proved too close to call Tuesday night.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Runoff draws small crowd

Turnout in Hall County for Tuesday's runoff election was better than officials had anticipated, but still decreased from the primary in May.

July 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Parents to get help with buying school supplies

July 23, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Good News at Noon's Mr. B celebrates 92 years

July 23, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Eyes on the Road: Clarks Bridge detour coming to end

Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road appears on target to reopen to through traffic Saturday.

July 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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