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Boaters celebrate National Marina Day

Ten-year-old Owen Rager and his family make the short trip to Buford's Aquamarina Lazy Days from their suburban Gwinnett County home at least once a week to take their 21-foot Sea Ray out of a multideck dry storage and go boating on Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pair of events encourage kids to stay in school

Samantha Taylor, 17, and her 14-year-old friend, Keke Harris, clapped their hands in rhythm, laughed and swayed to the beat as a pair of young hip-hop artists busted rhymes Saturday afternoon on the stage of the Georgia Mountains Center arena.

August 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County Commission to discuss boat ramps

During its work session at 9 a.m. Monday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will hear from the Hall County Engineering Division and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the feasibility of extending some of the closed boat ramps on Lake Lanier.

August 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Injured soldier recovers at home

GILLSVILLE - Three and a half months after he was injured in battle, Pvt. Nathon Bagwell, 24, spent the night in his own bed Thursday.

Once his family removed the door frame and his wheelchair could fit in his bedroom, Bagwell reveled in the privacy he had not had in a long time.

August 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth shooting victim might have witnessed previous crime

CUMMING - Authorities believe a 75-year-old man who was shot to death earlier this week may have been targeted because he was a witness to a previous assault involving his attacker.

Forsyth County sheriff's investigators say 75-year-old Iowa Hill "Buddy" Preston was shot in the head sometime between Monday and Tuesday in an apartment he owned on Carlton Road.

August 12, 2008 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Former Gainesville principal arrested on family violence charges

A former Gainesville Middle School principal faces misdemeanor domestic violence charges.

August 12, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Truett-McConnell College hires former Muslim as its president

Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland has named Emir Caner, a former Sunni Muslim who converted to Christianity, as its eighth president.

The Board of Trustees voted in favor of the selection in a meeting Friday.

August 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Events get kids excited about their education

Though some area children probably dreaded going back to school this week, two local organizations will hold free events this weekend to get them excited about staying in school and getting an education.

The Grady Young Foundation will hold its first Back to School Slam Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gainesville High School, followed by the Beulah Rucker Museum and Educational Foundation's Back to School Rally at 3 p.m. in the Georgia Mountains Center.

August 12, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect in infant's death found dead

A woman who sheriff's officials planned to charge in the death of a Gainesville infant was found dead Thursday in Newton County, authorities said.

August 12, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Storms bring cooler weather

They may have seemed pretty fierce, but the storms that blew across the state Thursday didn't cause much damage. The storms dropped some much-needed rain and will bring cooler temperatures for the weekend.

Preliminary totals show that 0.72 inches of rain were recorded at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport from 8 p.m. Wednesday through 8 p.m. Thursday, according to Laura Griffith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

August 12, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Yellowjacket swarms bother more residents this summer

As autumn approaches, yellowjacket wasps become more numerous and more aggressive. That's part of their normal life cycle.

But this year, their populations seem to have gone out of control. Over the past couple of weeks, some area residents have complained of so many yellowjackets swarming over their lawns that they're almost afraid to go outside.

August 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Governments could be scrambling to make up lost revenue

Hall County officials met Wednesday with state Rep. Carl Rogers to discuss a possible loss of property tax revenue and a budget that keeps getting tighter.

Rogers, who represents part of Hall County, discussed the predicament local governments are in after Gov. Sonny Perdue proposed holding the Homeowners Tax Relief Grant and cutting other spending last week.

August 11, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local marinas to mark National Marina Day on Saturday

Hundreds of boating enthusiasts are expected to descend on Lake Lanier this weekend as area marinas celebrate National Marina Day.

Lazy Days Marina, located at 6700 Holiday Road in Buford, has been selected as the national headquarters for the Association of Marine Industries' 2008 Marina Day.

August 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Red Cross, Falcons join forces for blood drive

To help bring awareness to the need for blood donations, the American Red Cross is getting some help from the Atlanta Falcons.

August 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Humane Society wants children to be Pet PALS

The Humane Society of Hall County is looking for youth volunteers.

August 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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2014-2015 STAR Students and Teachers reception honors brightest

A future electrical engineering major and an Ivy League hopeful were named Wednesday as the area's top STAR students.

March 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students SOAR in performances

Chestatee Academy of Inquiry and Talent Development students were talkative and excited Wednesday afternoon as they awaited the next acts at Day at the Museum.

March 05, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Badge & Bar: Suspect files for dismissal in West Avenue slaying

A Gainesville man recently severed from his co-defendant in a West Avenue shooting death case filed a motion to have two murder charges dismissed.

March 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


2 Flowery Branch council members resign

Two Flowery Branch City Council members have resigned due to moving away from the South Hall city.

March 04, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall targets businesses with tax hikes

Lakefront homeowners can breathe a sigh of relief this year.

March 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Hall County jailer indicted on drug smuggling charges

A former Hall County jailer was indicted Tuesday on federal charges accusing him of smuggling suspected cocaine into the Hall County Jail.

March 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia students discuss firing of professor

A tenured University of North Georgia professor was fired recently following an altercation with a guest speaker, and the issue has polarized the Dahlonega campus.

March 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Schools promote eating breakfast with fare at lunchtime

Tuesday's lunch menu at C.W. Davis Middle School could better be described as brunch.

March 03, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Eyes on the Road: Storm cleanup along roads still underway

The ice storm is long gone, but the trees and limbs that fell because of it are still strewn across Hall County, with many of them awfully close to roadways.

March 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont gives first OK to pizzeria's request to leave town limits

A businessman got the Clermont Town Council's initial blessing Tuesday night to leave the North Hall town's boundaries.

March 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Health System gives seed money for senior transport service

A nonprofit, primarily volunteer-run transportation program serving Hall County's senior citizens has received seed money from the Northeast Georgia Health System to help it become operational.

March 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville City Council again denies drive-thru

Gainesville residents begged for an end to the back-and-forth proposals for a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

March 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth man convicted in 2012 fatal boat wreck seeks prison release

A Forsyth County man, the subject of a 2013 trial involving the death of two Buford boys, filed a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch for release, claiming his "good behavior" has not been recognized.

March 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to hear rezoning request

Gainesville City Council will vote today on a proposed drive-thru restaurant at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

March 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area schools celebrate National Read Across America Day

Students at Friendship Elementary School in Buford could be seen Monday with books in their hands and hats on their heads, celebrating Dr. Seuss.

March 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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