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Water rate hike might be less than 7 percent

Gainesville City Council members got a bit of good news Thursday in the last hearing before City Manager Bryan Shuler presents the final budget on May 8.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Scientists say Tyrannosaurus rex, fryer chickens have connections

If things had only worked out a little differently, perhaps Gainesville would have been the dinosaur capital of the world. Turns out that chicken you had for lunch or dinner may have come from a direct descendant of giant creatures that once roamed the earth.

May 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Clarkesville man may try to regain PSC seat

Former Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. of Clarkesville said Friday that he is exploring the possibility of a bid to regain his seat on the PSC.

May 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Dairy farming goes green(er)

Are cows and conservation mutually exclusive?

May 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Former Dahlonega soldier pleads guilty to arson

ATLANTA - An Army medic who worked security for an Atlanta strip club while stationed at Dahlonega's Camp Frank D. Merrill pleaded guilty Thursday to torching a competing club for $5,000.

May 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Well-known pediatrician 'Dr. Mike' Hosford dies

For two generations of Gainesville children and their families, he was just "Dr. Mike."

May 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Tour de Georgia a long haul for riders, fans

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May 06, 2008 | Katie B. Davis | Local


Black Hawk helicopter pays a visit to West Hall

OAKWOOD - All eyes were on the skies Friday morning at West Hall High School, as a Georgia Army National Guard unit arrived in a Black Hawk helicopter.

May 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Asphalt tanker wreck causes mess, no injuries

What a mess.

May 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The Times’ staff wins several advertising awards

The Times' advertising department won nine first-place awards for advertising excellence at the recent Georgia Press Association awards banquet.

May 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County could get OK for new reservoir by end of year

The county is inching closer to having a new drinking water reservoir, Hall County officials said Thursday.

May 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Healthier school meals, at a price

Just as soaring food prices and stagnant incomes have put the squeeze on family budgets, many of Georgia's school systems are in a similar bind.

May 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Accurate count of homeless is urged

Advocates for the poor met Friday in Gainesville's new Fair Street Neighborhood Center to discuss community issues that affect the poor and homeless in Gainesville-Hall County.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tour de Georgia brings fans to Road Atlanta

BRASELTON - Cyclists and couch potatoes alike turned up to see what professional cycling was all about in the Tour de Georgia's first visit to Road Atlanta, a track usually reserved for motorsport events.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


In the presence of history: Tuskegee Airmen share their story to keep legacy alive

Sometimes the country's first black military airmen receive a dull, two paragraph blurb in scholastic history books.

May 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Youth bowlers raise funds for 6-year-old with special needs

The young bowlers of the Northeast Georgia Youth Bowling League normally spend this time of year practicing for upcoming competitions and raising money to pay for the trips.

January 24, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


2 men safely escape morning house fire

Two residents escaped an early morning house fire without injury south of Gainesville.

January 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Schrader reflects on 10 years as president of growing Brenau University

January 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small battles emerge as development returns

First, there are the traffic studies and plan reviews and recommendations. Then comes the inevitable backlash, the protest of residents fearing a hit to their quality of life.

January 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Green Alliance keeps it green with annual awards

The day was gray and gloomy, but a group of dedicated community members and volunteers have proven that Hall County is nothing but green.

January 23, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


No one hurt in small fire at Church's restaurant

Gainesville fire crews quickly put out a fire Friday night at the Church's Chicken on E.E. Butler Parkway.

January 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police looking for man missing since June

Gainesville Police are looking for a man who has been missing since June 7 after a fight in the Skelton Road area.

January 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Vehicular homicide charges filed in councilwoman’s death

The Gainesville man charged for driving under the influence in a crash that later killed a Lula councilwoman now has been charged with vehicular homicide.

January 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid skunk found in Lula; 2nd animal to test positive this month

A skunk has been tested positive for rabies following contact with two dogs in the Grove Street area of Lula.

January 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Former jailer claims religious off-duty activities led to firing

A former Hall County Jail employee claims a religious Facebook page he ran called Revival 172 and related materials led to the end of his employment Tuesday.

January 23, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Cold rain could turn to snow in mountain areas overnight

A late January snowstorm such as the one that paralyzed North Georgia almost a year ago isn't in the forecast, but some areas could see a bit of a wintry mix late tonight.

January 23, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall Middle needs community votes for $200,000 contest

The school entered the Follett Challenge, a program that rewards schools for their efforts to use creativity and technology in the classroom.

January 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch City Council OKs sales tax agreement with Hall County

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved an intergovernmental agreement with Hall County for participation in an upcoming sales tax referendum.

January 22, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Law enforcement, clergy in Gainesville discuss training, community concerns

Two Marines sat across from each other Thursday night at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.

January 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


East Hall High symphony to perform for state educators

January 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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