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Despite rain, lake still hurts

Above-normal rains this month mean for the last 90 days or so, Gainesville hasn't been in a drought.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


L.A. Waters Scholarship program growing

Lee Waters would surely be proud.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Home Expo draws hundreds

At least one exhibitor at Saturday's Home Expo believes reports of the death of the home industry - at least locally - have been greatly exaggerated.

"The illusion that the market is dead is erroneous. People are just shopping smarter," said Jim Lawson, Builder's First Source representative.

March 05, 2008 | By Bianca Brunco bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Clark out of prison, wanted divorce

Lisa Clark wanted to divorce the 15-year-old boy she conceived a child with prior to pleading guilty to statutory rape, and claimed from prison that the guardians who took custody of the newborn while she served her sentence were "trying to take my child," according to motions she filed with a Hall County judge.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County schools to dispose of suspect beef

GAINESVILLE -- Hall County schools now is feeling the effects of the nation's largest beef recall.

March 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


What can you buy for $270 million?

Daniel Brooks of Montgomery, Ala., said he doesn't really plan on winning $270 million in the Mega Millions lottery game, and has not considered what he would do with it.

March 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Pentagon to highlight Moss’ story on TV

OAKWOOD -- The Pentagon Channel spent nearly a day at West Hall High School last week researching a story about Army Spc. Channing Moss, who survived a rocket-propelled grenade attack two years ago while serving in Afghanistan.

March 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cagle representative hears local concerns

An hour before his scheduled starting time, Dennis Pitts had visitors waiting to see him.

March 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) _ A single player has won the grand prize from the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing.

Lottery officials said the winning ticket from Friday night's drawing - worth $270 million - was sold in Portal, which is west of Statesboro in east Georgia.

March 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Where have all the stars gone?

Your grandfather probably remembers looking up at night and seeing the sky split by a translucent band of white light.

March 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Taking aim in Braselton

BRASELTON - The FBI knows how to make an entrance.

March 05, 2008 | By Nikki Young The Paper | Local


Canada named Gainesville fire chief

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada saw the word "interim" removed from his title Friday, as he was officially named chief of the 75-person, four-station department after a four-month trial run in the role.

March 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man arrested on charge of growing mushrooms

Evan Leon Lee, 24, of Dahlonega was arrested on four felony counts after authorities say they discovered hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana growing in his home at 171 Laurel Circle.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City repairs water main break

Residents in the Longstreet Hills subdivision might have had muddy water when they turned on their taps Friday afternoon.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


East Hall JROTC cadet wins regional award

An East Hall High School Navy JROTC cadet has been selected as the Outstanding JROTC Cadet from the six JROTC units in Northeast Georgia.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tumbling Circle accident history in dispute

Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s Water Supply Program

An environmental watchdog group's annual "Dirty Dozen" report criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal's $300 million Water Supply Program, which includes an undetermined amount for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Politics of Ebola: Nunn, Perdue make virus part of campaign rhetoric

The few diagnosed cases of Ebola in the United States are no longer simply a public health issue.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheriff's office has 30 days to appeal civil service ruling

Sheriff Gerald Couch will have 30 days to appeal the Hall County Civil Service Board decision regarding two former deputies, County Attorney Bill Blalock said.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Driver charged with DUI in Athens Highway crash

One of the drivers in the Monday crash on Athens Highway has been charged with driving under the influence and failure to yield, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council gives final OK to craft brewery

Gainesville City Council gave the final go-ahead Tuesday night for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County fighting closing of Tumbling Circle railroad crossing

Hall County officials are fighting a Georgia Department of Transportation order to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing, though it appears state law may supersede the county's wishes.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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