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Fire destroys mobile home

Hall County firefighters responded to a singlewide mobile home fire at 1:47 a.m. Sunday. Capt. Scott Cagle said the mobile home, located on the 5000 block of Wallace Road off Athens Highway, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. Cagle said no one was home at the time of the fire.

February 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber, DOT team up for road construction forum

It seems like everywhere you drive in Northeast Georgia, major roads are under construction. That may continue for some time.

February 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville musician performs Monday night on Leno

Fresh from an appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman," Gainesville native John Lancaster is scheduled to appear tonight with country music singer Gary Allan on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 11:35 p.m., NBC-11.

February 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Consultants to help Gainesville schools fix accounting problems

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville city schools is working to fix some bookkeeping problems stemming from last year, according to a report school officials plan to make at the City Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.

There were "many bookkeeping errors with entries during the past year, meaning most data is not correct," says the report, a memo Thursday from Superintendent Steven Ballowe and finance director Janet Allison.

February 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nearly two inches of rain fell Sunday on Gainesville, but Lake Lanier needs much more

While no tornadoes touched down in Gainesville during Sunday's tornado watch, plenty of rain poured into the city - more, in fact, than Gainesville has received in a single day in nearly a year.

February 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Wreck kills one, injures six, closes Ga. 53 for hours

A wreck on Ga. 53 near War Hill Park Road left one dead, six injured and all lanes of Ga. 53 eastbound closed Sunday.

February 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Sales tax slump hurts schools dealing with more students, less cash

GAINESVILLE - Area school systems have been battling state funding cuts for years.

And if January's numbers are an indication, they might be seeing a slump in 1-cent sales-tax revenue, which they've used for years for construction and renovation projects to keep up with fast-growing enrollments.

February 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


New program helps students who fall behind

East Hall and Johnson high schools have started a computer-driven instructional program to help students make up credits needed to graduate or shore up academic weaknesses before taking the state's all-important graduation tests.

Hall County schools has spent $157,000 on software for the "credit-recovery labs" at the schools, in what could end up being a districtwide initiative.

February 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tornado watch issued until 9 p.m.

Though Hall and some surrounding counties are currently experiencing thunder storms and a tornado watch, the weather system responsible is expected to have moved through the area by later this evening.

February 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Girl Scouts travel the world

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Georgia had a global traveling experience Saturday without even leaving the area.

February 28, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Mended Hearts volunteers are stars of ball

Undergoing a heart procedure can be a scary, life-altering experience. It helps to be able to talk to someone who's been through it before.

February 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jackson Building battle may go on

He has a makeshift office that is littered with boxes of emergency lights, exit signs and parts to fire sprinklers. A contractor's truck is parked outside during the day.

February 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula looks to grow with the times

LULA -- More than 100 years ago, Lula was established as a sleepy railroad hub between Athens and Atlanta. A rectangle one mile wide and two miles long encompassed the entire city that spread out from the railroad tracks parallel to Main Street.

February 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Interpreters help courts bridge language barrier

Some days, courtroom interpreter Melva Alvarado can spend all day talking.

February 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man dies after fall from roof in Braselton

BRASELTON - A 19-year-old man fell off a roof at a construction site in Braselton and died Thursday afternoon.

February 27, 2008 | By Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


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Black Friday: Lure of savings draws early crowds

While some Black Friday shoppers waited in lines for stores to open, many took advantage of special store hours to get their shopping done more conveniently.

November 29, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Corps starts to work through dock requests

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working through an initial wave of applications for remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier, since the first-come, first-served process was reopened Sept. 16.

November 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local business owners seek support from shoppers Saturday

If you needed more reasons to shop locally, business owners are happy to oblige.

November 28, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Murder case tied to Lake Lanier to return to court

A man who pleaded guilty to murder after dumping a man's dismembered head into Lake Lanier has been granted an opportunity to argue the throwing out of his conviction, the Georgia Supreme Court decided Monday.

November 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local




Pregnant woman, infant sent to hospital after wreck

An infant and a pregnant woman were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for evaluation Friday afternoon after a collision on Skelton Road.

November 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


New tradition delights Gainesville retailers

Just a few years ago, the idea of opening for business on Thanksgiving was seen as a desperate move by the nation's largest retailers to bolster holiday sales as the economy sluggishly emerged from recession.

November 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County property tax deadline is Monday

Property tax in Hall County is due on Monday.

November 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Injured dog recovering from wound, neglect

November 27, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


New businesses open in Clarkesville city square after fire

The city of Clarkesville in Habersham County is developing a long-term master plan for its downtown square, eight months after a fire damaged four buildings.

November 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Thanksgiving programs feed the hearts of homeless, volunteers in Gainesville

Starla Prickett folded jeans, T-shirts and blankets with her two young daughters at the Good News at Noon shelter on Davis Street on Thanksgiving in Gainesville, preparing the items to be distributed to those in need.

November 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schools prepare for winter weather

Students may be out of school for Thanksgiving this week, but area schools are ensuring inclement weather won't keep students from learning this winter.

November 27, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Unemployment falls during October in Gainesville

The unemployment rate for October in Metro Gainesville has dropped to 5.7 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.0 percent in September.

November 27, 2014 | | Local


Flowery Branch gas station awning hit, knocked over by truck

An awning at a vacant gas station in Flowery Branch was knocked over by a tractor-trailer, not by high winds or rain as originally thought.

November 26, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Badge & Bar: Agency to focus on winter safety, preparedness

After January storms brought Atlanta to a halt, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency is hoping to prepare Georgians for winter storms.

November 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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