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Lane closures set for I-985

The Georgia Department of Transportation will have to close lanes on Interstate 985 overnight next week in order to set beams for the Atlanta Highway Bridge.

March 01, 2008 | | Local


Federal funds available locally for food, shelter

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has been awarded $72,847 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

March 01, 2008 | | Local


Newtown Club holds open house

The Newtown Florist Club Neighborhood Association will be holding an open house all weekend at its newly refurbished offices at 1064 Desota St.

March 01, 2008 | | Local


Epileptic patients want law to ban pharmacists from switching seizure medication

A group of epilepsy patients from across Georgia will meet with state lawmakers Wednesday to raise awareness about the needs of people with seizure disorders.

March 01, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


French scholar to discuss US economy at Brenau

GAINESVILLE - Retired French diplomat and Brenau University scholar-in-residence Jacky Musnier plans to discuss the U.S. economy in a lecture set for Thursday.

The lecture, open to the public at no charge, is set to begin at 6 p.m. in Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall.

March 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Rwandan set to speak about peace at Gainesville State

OAKWOOD - A former high-ranking Rwandan government official is scheduled to speak on "A Message of Peace and Reconciliation" on March 12 at Gainesville State College.

Joseph Sebarenzi is set to speak at noon in the Continuing Education/Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

March 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Mundy Mill retailers plan to open soon

The numerous retail projects under way in Oakwood suggest development in the city might not hinge solely on the implementation of recently controversial tax allocation districts.

Oakwood Planning Director Larry Sparks said multiple retailers on Mundy Mill Road and Winder Highway are planning to open their doors to customers this spring and summer.

March 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Don't expect big changes at Gainesville's public hearing about impact fees

Gainesville will hold a public hearing on the city's impact fee program this morning at the Georgia Mountains Center.

March 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville State College sets open houses

OAKWOOD - The Gainesville State College admissions office plans to hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon on March 29.

March 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Officials say son accidentally shot mother to death

A Gainesville woman died early Tuesday after her teenage son accidentally shot her while preparing to clean a rifle, authorities said.

March 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT board Chairman Evans effusive in praise for Hall County

Re-elected chairman of the State Transportation Board Mike Evans thanked the residents, chamber members and officials in Hall County for supporting him in the "bare-knuckled brawl" that nearly kept him from serving another term on the DOT board.

March 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Hall tax assessor board members cry fraud against chairman

Two former longtime employees of the Hall County Tax Assessor's Office have accused the chairman of the Board of Tax Assessors of padding his per diem time sheets for more than $47,000 in fraudulent expenses during a five-year span.

March 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school board appoints new campuswide principal at middle school

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville High School Freshman Academy principal Ken Martin has been named the new campuswide principal at Gainesville Middle School.

March 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Patrol will investigate deadly wreck

GAINESVILLE - The Georgia State Patrol plans to investigate Sunday's wreck in Dawson County that left a 33-year-old Dahlonega man dead and six people injured.

Christopher Sams was headed east on Ga. 53 near War Hill Park Road Sunday afternoon when a Mitsubishi Montero crossed the center line and hit the Buick LeSabre in which Sams, his wife, Tonya, and their child were riding.

March 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville man helps spread hope through ShelterBox program

When Mike Freeman first heard about the ShelterBox program, it piqued his interest. Freeman, a retired Episcopal priest and former president of the South Hall Rotary Club, was intrigued by the idea of delivering a box filled with needed essentials to major disaster areas.

In January, after a year of application, review and training, Freeman's telephone rang at his home in Gainesville. The next afternoon, he was on a plane bound for the African nation of Zambia, where the worst floods in half a century had brought widespread devastation.

March 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Effect of recession lingers for local charities

When the recession set in, social service charities were hit with a double dose of trouble: Demand for services increased dramatically while donations plummeted.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man’s 2013 death yields few clues, no suspects

Texts went unanswered and hundreds of phone calls went to voicemail.

December 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau waits on state’s OK for nursing program

Although Brenau University now boasts three doctoral programs, including a doctorate of nursing practice, the nursing program's state approval is "conditional."

December 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mom overcomes a past of drugs, abuse with agency’s aid

December 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat’s Home for a Hero dedicates house to veteran, mother of 3

Charmaine Smith stood in the driveway of her newly constructed home in Flowery Branch and felt "very overwhelmed."

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Shop with a Cop helps youngsters fill Christmas stockings

It's not every day a fully uniformed, gun-toting officer of the law wanders through the kid's section of a department store, pushing a cart full of "Frozen" toys and taking orders from a 5-year-old in pink sequined boots.

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Authorities ID Gainesville man killed by train in Oakwood

Hall County Sheriff's Office authorities have identified the victim of Friday's train collision in Oakwood as Shon Morrison of Gainesville.

December 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


3 treated after ammonia leak at poultry plant in Gainesville

Three people were treated for exposure to ammonia on Friday afternoon after a leak at Koch Foods on Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in Habersham County wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery

A man from Habersham County has rounded up a $1 million prize from the Georgia Lottery just in time for the holidays. Tommy Bell of Demorest won his prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gray, drizzly weekend ahead for holiday shopping

Those of you hitting the stores for last-minute Christmas gifts or getting in a little caroling will need to brace for a soggy weekend.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


There’s still time: Christmas shipping hasn’t sailed yet

With Christmas just a few days away, the scramble for last-minute gifts is matched only by the rush to ship them.

December 19, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hall County teacher builds student a prosthetic hand

A boy bends his wrist and watches his blue metal fingers curl.

December 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Narcotics squad searches turn up $145K in meth

Some $144,800 in methamphetamine was found between two Hall County locations following searches by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

December 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Middle schoolers make ornaments for kids

Thursday morning members of Gainesville Middle School's Tome Society student literary group visited Challenged Child & Friends in Gainesville. Challenged Child and Friends offers a tailored and integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities learn and grow in a full inclusion program with children who have typical development. The middle-school students also brought books for the students, along with snowman ornaments.

December 19, 2014 | | Local


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