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Swine flu confirmed in local church member

A member of Gainesville First Baptist Church contracted the H1N1 virus during a youth conference last week, the Rev. Bill Coates confirmed Monday.

June 22, 2009 | BY CAROLYN CRIST and BRANDEE A. THOMAS news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Big crane takes over rebuilding parking deck at Georgia Mountains Center

The 200-foot crane piercing the sky of downtown Gainesville broke into its first hours of work Monday.

June 22, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Crawford W. Long Museum's reopening delayed again

JEFFERSON - In addition to excessive heat, the summer months were supposed to bring the grand reopening of the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson.

June 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Georgia Theatre owner, a Gainesville native, waits for next move

As Athens community members and music venues pull together resources to help accommodate this weekend's AthFest after Georgia Theatre burned Friday, federal and state fire officials are waiting on a crane to begin searching the building.

June 22, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lula wants Hall County's help to pave dirt road

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hear a request from the city of Lula at its work session this morning for help paving a dirt road that has been in disrepair since 2001.

June 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Public hearing set on Oakwood's comprehensive plan

Oakwood City Council plans to hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. Friday on a partial update of its comprehensive plan.

June 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson's Freedom Festival celebrates nation’s birthday early

The 4th of July is coming a little early in Jefferson.

June 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Radon educator says cancer-causing gas is common in Georgia homes

Though radon may sound like something from another planet, it's actually a dangerous substance found throughout Hall County.

June 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Expert: Candidates benefit from name recognition in early polls

If the primaries in the Georgia governor's race had been held earlier this month, John Oxendine would be facing Roy Barnes on Election Day, according to an opinion poll.

June 21, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Fast boats and powerful engines for Father's Day

Ralph Scharle of Buford had his pick of Father's Day outings.

June 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers help keep West Jackson Fire Department going

BRASELTON - Running into a burning house may not seem like a good idea to most people, but as local fireman Joel Keith said, "Somebody's gotta do it."

June 21, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Food inspector works to make sure restaurants keep clean

Laurie Wentworth spends most of her days trying to prevent people from getting sick when they go out to eat.

June 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barrow County practices emergency responses

WINDER - Emergency responders scrambled to the scene of an anthrax-carrying plane earlier this month in Barrow County. Except this wasn't a real situation, it was a drill that had been planned for about a month to test preparedness.

June 21, 2009 | By Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Bad air can make you feel bad, too

If you're having trouble breathing in the summer, it's not just the heat that's stifling you.

June 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson commission split on training facility plans

JEFFERSON - The plans for Jackson County's Fire Training Facility have been in the works for about nine years, and one more step in the process got approval from the county commission at this week's meeting.

June 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


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Report: Mental health care in short supply in Hall, Northeast Georgia

Mental health care providers are in short supply across Northeast Georgia, according to a new report from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

June 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DNR offers safe boating tips for July Fourth holiday weekend

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering safety tips for boaters and swimmers for the upcoming July Fourth weekend.

June 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Thunderstorm causes gas pump structure collapse in Lula

A thunderstorm Monday night caused the collapse of a gas pump structure at the Chevron PetroFast Food Store at the corner of Ga. 365 and ...

June 28, 2016 | | Local


Latino voter registration grows in Hall, state

Hall County resident Julio Hernandez is one of thousands of Latinos in the state who cast a ballot for the first time in the May ...

June 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Theresa London named Lula Elementary interim principal

Theresa London will be the interim principal at Lula Elementary School. She has been assistant principal there since 2011.

June 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Mall of Georgia doesn’t face ‘any immediate danger’ after shooting threat

Gwinnett County Police investigating a threat to "shoot up" the Mall of Georgia identified the person and said they believe the mall does not face ...

June 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital’s obstetrics unit now due to open Sept. 12

A digital clock ticks down the seconds to the opening of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's much-anticipated labor and delivery unit, while crews are ...

June 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church, Boy Scouts respond to abuse lawsuit

A former Gainesville Scoutmaster and members of First Baptist Church named in a March civil lawsuit have filed responses, claiming the statute of limitations has ...

June 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 tips to avoid a fireworks accident this holiday

It's an American tradition nearly as old as the nation, lighting the night sky and burning thousands of hands and faces each year.

June 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall schools spending for raises, new positions in 2017 budget

Hall County Schools will add teaching positions because of additional students, provide raises for all employees and pay more for health insurance for non-teaching employees ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Proposed flood plain maps may affect homeowners' insurance

New preliminary flood plain maps for Hall County will be on public display Wednesday at the Hall County Government Center.

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system working on East Hall, North Hall, Johnson, Wauka Mountain projects this summer

Matt Cox, director of facilities for Hall County Schools, discussed four projects at East Hall, North Hall and Johnson high schools and Wauka Mountain Multiple ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


‘New’ South Hall Middle facility will have 1,500-student capacity

A two-story addition at the Academies of Discovery will bring the capacity of the former - and future - South Hall Middle School to 1,500 students ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials approve 2017 budget including raises, bonuses

About $1.8 million has been set aside for employee raises and bonuses in the 2017 budget Hall County commissioners approved on Monday.

June 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Bicyclist dies in Sunday accident

Authorities said an Athens man riding a bicycle died Sunday afternoon in Jefferson.

June 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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