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Arson hits vacant house in Oakwood

Arson damaged a vacant house Wednesday evening at Winder and Atlanta highways in Oakwood, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Tour de Georgia holds time trials today at Road Atlanta

The Tour de Georgia rolled into Road Atlanta today, giving cycling fans a chance to see a team time trial.

May 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch aims to be more attractive to restaurants

Upscale restaurants may soon find Flowery Branch a more attractive place to do business.

May 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sheriff: Word is out there about new immigration program

The message, authorities say, is apparently getting out.

May 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Senate: Rename post offices after fallen soldiers

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed bills to honor two area soldiers who were killed in separate incidents in Iraq.

U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced the passage of the legislation to rename the post offices in Lula and Cleveland. The bill now goes to the White House for President Bush's signature.

May 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Commissioner Mack honored by women’s group

The local chapter of the American Business Women's Association honored Hall County Commissioner Deborah Mack as 2008 Woman of the Year on Wednesday.

May 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville High plans all-night activities after Saturday’s prom

Gainesville High School is sponsoring its fifth "Shift Culture" event this year after Saturday's prom.

May 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Zoom! Cyclists torpedo through Gainesville

Gainesville proved to be a gracious host to the third leg of the sixth annual Tour de Georgia on Wednesday.

Cylists zoomed across the finish line on Prior Street to the delight of hundreds of national and international spectators.

May 05, 2008 | By Jessica Jordan and Bianca Bruno jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Publicity race brings to Gainesville is priceless

It's the kind of publicity money can't buy.

Each night this week, SportSouth cable network (Charter Cable channel 36) will televise a 30-minute recap of the Tour de Georgia.

May 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Authorities play key role in keeping race safe, organized

It involved more than 100 law officers from three agencies, the closing of more than 70 intersections along 19 miles of road, and a lot of flashing blue lights.

And with advance planning, constant communication and cooperation, it all went off without a hitch, officials said.

May 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bell to run for county commission

Ashley Bell has announced his candidacy for District 4 county commissioner.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


North Hall band to play Burd Center

The North Hall High School Band is set to present "Something ... Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University today through Sunday.

May 05, 2008 | | Local


Student hit by car at bus stop released from hospital

A Johnson High School student suffered a broken ankle when she was hit by a pickup truck while boarding a school bus Monday morning.

May 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier's Lower Overlook Park closed for construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed Lower Overlook Park to the public for the next two weeks.

The day-use park, located near Buford Dam, has suffered severe shoreline erosion due to wave action by boats. Construction crews are currently depositing rip-rap along the shore to prevent further damage.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Two charged with drug possession

A Gainesville man faces charges of possessing nine different drugs, including more than 400 tablets of a cold reliever that can be used to produce methamphetamine, according to authorities.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Lanier Islands looks to fill 100 summer jobs at Saturday event

If you're wondering about how to make an extra buck this summer, Lanier Islands Resort may have your answer.

February 28, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jayla Williams chosen for top honor at Hall Boys & Girls Clubs

When Jayla Williams walks into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, she knows she's following in her father's footsteps.

February 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Duplex fire temporarily displaces 8 residents

A small kitchen fire Friday forced eight people out of their home to stay with relatives until repairs are made.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire officials warn of donation scam

Hall County Fire Services have received reports of impostors attempting to take donations.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Man charged with stealing cash from sub shop, ID for shopping spree

An Ellijay man faces charges of robbery by intimidation, theft, fraud and forgery following multiple incidents in Gainesville, Oakwood and Gwinnett County.

February 26, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Georgia House passes $44.6B budget for Senate review

A $44.6 billion 2016 fiscal year state budget approved Thursday by the Georgia House would close previous cuts to public education spending, slash funding for low-interest student loans and ask local school districts to make $103 million more in employer contributions to keep state insurance coverage for some part-time school employees.

February 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville's snow is so-so, then it goes

If you were expecting Snowmageddon 2015 on Thursday, what you got in Gainesville was more like Snow-meh.

February 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Students out of school fashion makeshift sleds for a fun day in snow

School was out and snow was on the ground, so people in Hall County were ready to have some fun Thursday.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Regulators OK tougher rules for Internet providers

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


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