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Hall County gets 1 millionth visitor at Exit 12 welcome center

Ken Smith was driving north on Interstate 985 around noon Friday when nature called.

Y'all answered.

November 07, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Last chance for Marketplace shopping

The Medical Center Auxiliary and Gainesville Bank & Trust have brought together more than 70 merchants from eight states for the three-day event featuring home accessories, clothing, antiques and Christmas items. Proceeds will benefit Northeast Georgia Health System's Women's Imaging Outpatient Services. The event continues from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; cost is $5 for adults, but children 12 and younger get in free.

November 07, 2007 | | Local


Early voting wraps up in Hall

Early voting for three local elections has come to an end, and officials will now prepare for Tuesday's election.

On the ballots: Clermont City Council, Flowery Branch City Council and the Gainesville City Board of Education.

November 07, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Schools give war hero a hometown salute

OAKWOOD -- Spc. Channing Moss told West Hall High students Friday that, despite his age difference and his new-found status as a war veteran, he is not much different from them.

November 07, 2007 | Jeff Gill and Ashley Fielding jgill@gainesvilletimes.com, afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


End of an era: SunTrust to buy GB&T

The combination of a 10-month slide in the price of its stock and a growing number of developers in default on loans in a slumping housing market was enough for directors of GB&T Bancshares to accept a stock buyout from the state's largest bank.

November 07, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Chemical spill sends 23 workers to hospital

Nearly two dozen people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday morning after they were exposed to a chemical spill at the Kubota Manufacturing of America tractor plant in Gainesville.

November 07, 2007 | By Debbie Gilbert and Stephen Gurr dgilbert@gainesvilletimes.com, sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lumpkin County courthouse vote disputed

A Lumpkin County commissioner voted to award a contract for the construction of the county's new $10 million courthouse to an Atlanta firm without disclosing that his son worked for the company.

Three of the four commissioners who voted Thursday on a contract that was awarded to Winter Construction Co. confirmed that Lumpkin County Commissioner John Raber has a son who is employed as a laborer with the company. Raber only disclosed the fact when he was asked after the vote by commissioner Deborah Hutcheson, who cast the lone dissenting vote.

November 07, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


History center to honor World War II vets

When students study World War II in school, they learn about the famous generals, battlefields and memorize a lot of dates.

November 06, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Perdue returns with deal to slow flows from Lanier

Gov. Sonny Perdue returned from Washington Thursday with an agreement to slow the flow of water from Lake Lanier and a commitment from his counterparts in Florida and Alabama to work out an agreement on water.

November 06, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Veteran talks to students about time in World War II

Four hundred students from Johnson High School heard the horror of World War II firsthand on Thursday from former military man Jack Blackwell.

November 06, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Welcome to Y'all: County to change its name for a day and celebrate 1 millionth visitor

Sometime today an unsuspecting motorist will steer his car into the Gainesville-Hall County Welcome Center in search of a map or a restroom and will leave crowned as the center's 1 millionth visitor. In honor of the event, Hall County is being renamed Y'all County.

November 06, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mom charged after her Dodge Caravan runs away

A runaway van that careened down an embankment outside a Hall County school came to a stop without striking anyone as school was letting out today, school officials said.

November 06, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville hears 14 ways to cut water use

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville's public utilities director recommended Thursday that the city restrict water for new annexations and developments for the near future.

November 06, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Riverside Military's heritage center reconnects school with alumni

For years, many of the mementos and memorabilia of Riverside Military Academy, from old uniforms to yellowed newspaper articles, from trophies and class pictures to cadet guides and yearbooks, sat collecting dust in an on-campus storage room.

November 06, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Niekro golf tourney benefits children's center

The Edmondson-Telford Center for Children is gearing up for its 11th annual Phil Niekro Golf Classic on Thursday.

November 06, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville council OKs no change in water rates

Gainesville City Council approved keeping water rates unchanged for 2015 in a final vote on the measure Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Relay for Life kicks off new year with childhood theme

Garbed in black and Relay for Life's signature purple, Lynn Stepp seemed to dress like the antagonist of "The Wizard of Oz," but she thought otherwise.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Retired lake manager recalled as passionate about Lanier

Chris Lovelady recalled disagreement in the office over Erwin Topper's idea to set up campground housing for Army Corps of Engineers volunteers working at Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road Atlanta prepares for upcoming Petit Le Mans

A prominent worldwide event is set to once again take place in South Hall County.

September 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Suspects chased by Hall deputies face burglary charges

The two home invasion suspects pursued Monday by Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies have been charged with burglary, officials said.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville apartment fire displaces three people

An adult and two children were displaced Tuesday by a fire at the Atlanta Street Apartments in Gainesville, according to the city fire department.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities seize $100,000 in meth in Gainesville arrest

After showing up with a kilogram of methamphetamine at a pre-determined location, according to authorities, a Cumming woman was arrested Thursday and charged with methamphetamine trafficking.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local schools make state list for high progress

Three Gainesville schools and two Hall County schools made a list for those with the highest progress in the state.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


White Sulphur Road railroad crossing closed today

White Sulphur Road will be closed today at the railroad crossing between Pine Valley Road and Crescent Drive.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Processing of dock permits restarts today

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications after 8:30 a.m. today for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Cooler temps won’t hang around

It may feel like autumn this week, but summer hasn't had its last hurrah yet.

September 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to hold meeting on tax, water rates today

Gainesville City Council will hold second readings today to roll back the property tax rate and set the water rate.

September 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula city manager says tax agreement in the works

Hall County plans to present to the cities by Oct. 15 an intergovernmental agreement concerning a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money, Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin said Monday night.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspects crash into pine tree after pursuit by Hall deputies

Two Canton residents suspected in a home invasion crashed their truck Monday afternoon in the woods after a pursuit from Hall County deputies.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Orchestra, musicians hit sour note on contract talks

Kathy Amos of Gainesville has always been drawn to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra because the music it has produced "does something for my soul."

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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