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Candidates campaign for school board seat

The days of campaigning for the Gainesville City Board of Education Ward 5 seat are winding down for political newcomers Eric Oliver and Sammy Smith.

Both are out making last-minute voter contacts as the Tuesday election to replace incumbent Frank Harben, who is not seeking re-election, draws near.

November 05, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local

Wife says accused dog killer “obsessed” with Vick

A Gainesville man charged with drowning one dog in a toilet and stabbing to death another collected news clippings of disgraced Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, according to court testimony.

November 05, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Course teaches Latinos about U.S. education

When Yolanda De Jesus came to the United States, she didn't know anything about the country's education system.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

2007 Marketplace will aid imaging center for women

On Halloween, a group of dedicated volunteers spent the entire day putting up Christmas decorations.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Wells run dry at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve

Lions and tigers and bears ... and no water.

That's the problem at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, a nonprofit animal sanctuary near Dahlonega.

November 05, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Oakwood officials surprised by schools’ demographics

Oakwood city officials will consider student demographics more intensely as residential growth continues in the city, City Manager Stan Brown told the Hall County Board of Education on Tuesday.

The assurance came after the board produced statistics that show the number of Hispanic and "economically disadvantaged" students has risen dramatically in elementary school districts that include property in Oakwood city limits.

November 04, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lumpkin talks about drought

DAHLONEGA - During a community open house on Tuesday afternoon, Larry Krull voiced a question that has been on everyone's mind.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Halloween generally safe for kids

Don't be spooked by Halloween.

Oct. 31, thanks largely to attentive parents and drivers, has been a safe day in recent years for Hall County kids, and most children across the country.

November 04, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

288 days of water: Tests show deep water in lake is easily treatable

An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said water samples collected more than 125 feet below the current surface of Lake Lanier have been tested and shown to be easily treated to good drinking quality.

November 04, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

New school raises plans for old

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Parents and teachers have given overwhelming support for a proposed new World Languages Academy in South Hall.

November 04, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local

Several generations continue tradition of making jack-o’-lanterns

GAINESVILLE - In some families, newborn members have their names inscribed in the family Bible. But descendants of Robert and Marrell Smith get a pumpkin carved in their honor.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Gainesville fire captain named interim chief

Fire Captain Jon Canada will serve as Gainesville's interim fire chief, city officials announced today.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hoschton election preview

HOSCHTON -- Preparing for growth is the primary issue in the Nov. 6 election's only contested city council race, and both candidates tout strict standards for future development.

November 03, 2007 | By Nikki Young | Local

Bienvenidos: West Hall High welcomes back partially paralyzed student

Ben Hildebrant returned to classes Monday morning at West Hall High School, nearly three months after a diving accident left him partially paralyzed.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local

Restrictions stop White Co. from selling extra water

Imagine this scenario: You've got an ample supply of a product that lots of people need, but the government is restricting how much of it you can sell.

November 03, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

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Hospital names president of planned Braselton location

A longtime Northeast Georgia Health System vice president has been named president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.

July 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rumors turn to facts: Wal-Mart groceries coming soon

The guessing game is over.

July 31, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Send us your fall events for Harvest events guide

The annual Harvest fall leisure guide will be published the final week of August. The magazine offers stories about fall activities in Northeast Georgia, with a full schedule of events.

July 31, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Badge & Bar: Hall indicts Suwanee man for commercial gambling

A Suwanee man arrested in August 2013 in connection with commercial gambling in a Gainesville gas station was indicted last Thursday.

July 31, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Newly formed visitors bureau lays foundation at 1st meeting

The board of directors of the newly formed Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority on Wednesday approved an agreement that will fund the city's new tourism arm.

July 31, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Movie production will again cause traffic delays


July 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Dealership plans groundbreaking ceremony for September; new roadwork continues

The construction of Milton Martin Toyota Way continues, as the company plans a September groundbreaking ceremony.

July 31, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Fire truck posed problems for previous owner

The fire truck involved in a July 22 incident that injured three Hall County firefighters was sold by the fire department that owned it previously because of mechanical problems.

July 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

High school math tests present challenge

At all Hall County and Gainesville schools in which mathematics II End of Course Tests scores were reported this year, the percentage of students to exceed the standard is zero.

July 30, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Rolling car's owner plans to fight charges, attorney says

The owner of the rolling car that injured four children Sunday has retained an attorney, who said Wednesday evening the owner "intends to fight the charges to the fullest extent allowed by the law."

July 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Lake group looks to state for water quality input

BUFORD - Area government and utility leaders appeared to be leaning Wednesday toward state environmental officials taking the lead in developing a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Brenau nursing school names Hewett, 2 others to posts

Brenau University has appointed Dina McDade Hewett of Gainesville as director of its School of Nursing.

July 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Chemical spill sends 5 workers to hospital in Forsyth County

Five workers at the Forsyth County Water Reclamation Facility on Carolene Way in Cumming were hospitalized just after 2 p.m. Tuesday after being exposed to sodium hydroxide, according to Forsyth County Fire Department Division Chief Jason Shivers.

July 30, 2014 | Times regional staff | Local

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