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Autism settlement raises worry about vaccines; some parents opt to not give their kids shots

Last week, the federal government agreed to compensate the family of a 9-year-old autistic girl in Athens, reviving fears among some parents that childhood vaccines may trigger autism.

March 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Murder charge follows Cleveland stabbing

A 20-year-old Cleveland man has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old Sautee man.

Cleveland Police arrested Luke Haroldson McClure Sunday afternoon following the death of Jonathan Wendt on Saturday night.

March 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Prescription for healthy forests includes a good dose of fire

Forestry officials supervised a 30-acre controlled fire on Ga. 365 Tuesday - one day after a forestry official asked the Hall County Commission to consider passing a resolution supporting and encouraging prescribed fires in the area.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Money tight, but center still helps people with disabilities

Even with the limited funding that is available, Gainesville's Disability Resource Center does what it can to empower people in the community with disabilities.

March 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New elementary principals named in Hall

Three Hall County elementary schools will have new leaders for the 2008-09 school year.

March 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch's new Target boasts one-stop shopping

While dozens of shoppers officially welcomed a new Target to Flowery Branch Sunday afternoon, one woman expressed her excitement to store manager Larry Shaw.

March 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lawyers want to change venue for death penalty trial

Lawyers for a 19-year-old Maryland man facing the possibility of the death penalty want his trial moved out of Hall County, saying news media coverage of his case has prejudiced potential jurors.

In a motion for change of venue, attorneys for Allan Robert Dickie write, "The publicity in just the print media alone in this case has generated extreme and overwhelmingly negative reactions on the part of Hall County residents against Mr. Dickie."

March 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drought actually is helping boat ramp projects

Not every drought has a silver lining, but Phil Sutton has found one.

March 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville projects delayed by lost water revenue

Over the past year, Lake Lanier has gotten shallower, and so have the pockets of Gainesville's Public Utilities department. As a result, some of the area's development plans will have to wait.

March 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


‘Smartville Garden’ will be conservation friendly

GAINESVILLE - Hard rains have taken their toll on the ground in front of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

March 20, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ailing Iraqi girl returns home

Maj. Kevin Jarrard of Gainesville knew how the father of 2-year-old Amenah Al-Bayati felt Friday night when he embraced his daughter on a tarmac at Baghdad International Airport.

March 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drought isn't gone yet

Heavy rains in Northeast Georgia last week pushed Lake Lanier's level above 1,054 feet for the first time since November. But weather officials say the improvement is only temporary.

March 20, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


National Guard company ends training activities with Easter meal

GAINESVILLE - After breaking their backs all weekend in the annual Comanche Challenge, the Gainesville-based Charlie Company of the Army National Guard broke bread.

Members of the company shared an Easter meal together after many of them had gone head-to-head in the weekend's training activities, which tested their combat skills in water with a timed 50-meter swim relay, a six-mile rucksack march, a nine-line Medevac request test and a milelong squad run followed by a stress shoot. The stress shoot tested the soldiers' abilities to hit targets after running a mile up and down the hills of Northeast Georgia.

March 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sky falling in Lula? Ice crashes into shop

For a brief moment Thursday, it seemed as though the sky was falling in downtown Lula.

March 19, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Snow gone; now comes wind and cold

Don't set aside your winter clothing yet. Snow, gusty winds and cold temperatures are back in the forecast.

March 19, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Class Notes: Hall schools to celebrate signing of US Constitution

Hall schools are celebrating the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with patriotic contests and displays.

September 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall dive team seeks possible Lanier drowning victim

A 28-year-old man fell into Lake Lanier and did not resurface in a probable drowning over the weekend, law enforcement officials said.

September 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


It’s wait-and-see for physicians over Hall County’s planned clinic

Representatives of local retail pharmacies have expressed concern about Hall County's plans to open a clinic and pharmacy for employees next year, arguing local government should not compete unfairly with the private sector.

September 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Missing videotape cuts murder trial short

Prosecutors and Hall County Sheriff's Office officials do not know what happened to a videotaped 2006 interview that was involved in a murder case years later.

September 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Drivers wanted to help seniors

Seniors in Hall County will have a new transportation method available in 2015.

September 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Area experts warn against rising Islamic State terror

Lt. Col. Kevin Jarrard believes those wondering whether the Islamic State's reach could extend into middle America should remember or learn what happened in Beslan, Russia, in September 2004.

September 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


World Language Academy immerses students in languages, culture

September 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Harvest of Hope’s message: Living with cancer, not dying from it

Cancer patients came together with other survivors, doctors and vendors Saturday at the annual Harvest of Hope at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Artists share works at annual Art in the Square

A picture-perfect Saturday greeted visitors as area artists set up shop in the downtown Gainesville square for the 11th annual Art in the Square festival.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for new direction

If the Hall County School District becomes a charter system, Superintendent Will Schofield said the change will cost more in time than in dollars, requiring a large amount of training and professional development.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID suspect in death of woman found in Hall park

An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County seeks reimbursement for faulty firetruck

Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fair Street students march for peace

Fair Street School neighbors watched waves of excited children march by Friday as the entire school paraded with signs, flags and giant, handmade doves chanting "We want peace! We want peace!"

September 19, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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