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Officials: Bus fire wasn’t arson

Arson has been ruled out as a cause of a fire Friday that destroyed eight Gainesville city school buses, Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said Wednesday.

May 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County avoids tax increase with cuts

Hall County's budget for next year includes cuts and employee layoffs within the county but avoids raising taxes.

May 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Superintendent wants some exempt from pay cuts

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield said Wednesday he is recommending nurses, paraprofessionals and national board-certified teachers be exempt from an anticipated 2 percent to 3 percent pay cut this upcoming school year.

May 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Realtor wants 2 tracts annexed in Flowery Branch

A Flowery Branch Realtor has petitioned Flowery Branch City Council to annex two tracts totaling nearly 11 acres and zone them as highway business.

May 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retired teachers await their state checks

About 9,000 retired educators in Georgia are waiting on checks following the conclusion of a five-year class action lawsuit against the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia.

May 26, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Kids can get a free ride to the library

For kids in Gainesville, reading over the summer pays.

May 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Governor, interior secretary to see areas affected by drought

Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Ken Salazar will meet with Gov. Sonny Perdue today to tour and discuss areas previously affected by drought.

May 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man gets life sentence for killing chaplain

The case of a Clermont chaplain killed in December by a man he tried to help was closed Tuesday with a guilty plea, though much of the reasoning behind the murder of Frank Harris Jr. may forever remain unexplained.

May 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch schedules sewer plan meeting to discuss environmental impact

Flowery Branch plans to hold a public hearing June 17 on the eventual doubling of capacity at its plant off Atlanta Highway.

May 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


15 die in Memorial Day weekend accidents

Though a rainy Memorial Day weekend kept people off Georgia's lakes, 15 people died on the state's roads during the 78-hour holiday period.

May 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Family worries about daughter; officials think teen ran away

Lumpkin County authorities believe a 16-year-old teenager who disappeared nine days ago ran away from home.

But whether Hannah Thompson left her father's home willingly on May 18 makes no difference to her family members. They still are worried.

May 26, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


More people volunteer for American Cancer Society Relay for Life, but donations decline

The economy may be in a recession, but American Cancer Society officials say support is strong for its annual Relay for Life fundraisers.

May 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rainy weather keeps holiday weekend quiet

The rain may have put a damper on Memorial Day weekend, but it did keep fatalities and drownings to a minimum.

May 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Honor Guard keeps watch over graves

For 24 hours, there was a sheriff's deputy marching each minute in the name of the fallen.

May 25, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Parade is a hit despite clouds

Gainesville's patriotism was in full bloom despite gray skies Monday as American veterans marched down Green Street in the annual Memorial Day Parade.

May 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Oakwood hoping to start widening Old Oakwood Road in July

If all goes as hoped, Oakwood could start widening a section of Old Oakwood Road to three lanes in July.

May 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to offer tour of Linwood Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Gainesville Water Resources Department is holding an open house tour at the Linwood Wastewater Treatment Plant at 11 a.m. Friday.

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Bilingual books donated to Hall County preschoolers

A group of preschoolers gather around Michael Arteaga, eager to practice the alphabet in Spanish and in English.

May 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


8 boating under the influence tickets filed, 1 injury reported on Lake Lanier during holiday weekend

The Memorial Day weekend saw eight people ticketed for boating under the influence on Lake Lanier, according to Georgia Department of Natural Resources figures released ...

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman suffers burns to 30 percent of body in house fire

A 56-year-old woman has been airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital with second-degree and third-degree burns to 30 percent of her body following a house fire ...

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman found dead in Lake Lanier identified as missing woman

The woman found dead Saturday in Lake Lanier has been identified as Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, who went missing May 18 at Lanier Point Park.

May 30, 2016 | | Local


Settlement reached in amputated leg lawsuit

A lawsuit involving a woman's amputated leg and the alleged harm she suffered after it was discarded has been settled.

May 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Veterans honored along Memorial Day parade route

Thousands of spectators waving or wearing red, white and blue watched and applauded Monday morning as the 14th annual Memorial Day parade moved down Green ...

May 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Memorial Day vigil held in solemn, precise ceremony

With solemn and deliberate moves, the honor guard at the Memorial Day vigil was changed - the end of the formal ceremony for the occasion.

May 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Capitola Farm Road closure set to begin Tuesday, last 90 days

A section of Capitola Farm Road, a key South Hall traffic artery, will be closed starting Tuesday for stormwater work.

May 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Guest House celebrating new ‘hobby shop’ for seniors

Nearly four years ago, The Guest House moved to a new location in Gainesville, leaving a piece of its legacy behind.

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Need for Hall County morgue grows along with population, officials say

Sheriff Gerald Couch had it printed on a campaign flyer recently, a political aspiration for his next term.

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park recognizes Hall County’s 168 war dead

Prayers, patriotic songs and wreath layings marked a Sunday ceremony at Gainesville's Rock Creek Veterans Park to remember Hall County's fallen troops from ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville residents seek sun on Memorial Day weekend

Tiny children splashed in the shallows of Lake Lanier's red clay beaches, while others queued for the towering water slides at Frances Meadows Aquatic ...

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small growth in digest could lead to school tax ‘increase’

Little growth in the 2016 Hall County tax digest has led to questions from local school and government officials, and it could lead to a ...

May 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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