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City officials help Santa spread holiday cheer

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

December 19, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dahlonega gospel band nominated for Grammy

A Dahlonega-based gospel band that features two sisters from Gainesville has been nominated for its first Grammy award.

Karen Peck & New River is among nominees for the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album announced Thursday in Los Angeles.

December 18, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Smoke forces evacuation at Sugar Hill Elementary

A lighting malfunction forced a brief evacuation Thursday morning at Sugar Hill Elementary School in East Hall.

December 18, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Checking out of school goes high tech

GAINESVILLE - Visiting your child's school, checking out a child for a doctor's appointment or other school business now involves a computer - and maybe a camera - at many area schools.

December 18, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hydrant tests call for conservation

Gainesville officials will take measures to save water when the fire department tests its fire hydrants next week.

The Insurance Services Office will test hydrants in the city to determine their ability to put out fires as part of its evaluation of the Gainesville Fire Department next week.

December 18, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Florida tries to delay flow reduction

The secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has appealed to federal officials to delay any further reduction in the water flow from Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam at the border of Georgia and Florida. The dam is at the end of the Chattahoochee River and depends on water releases from Buford Dam on Lake Lanier.

December 18, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Court asked to enjoin media: Lawyers don’t want tattoo reported

Lawyers for a teen defendant facing the death penalty are asking a judge to prevent the news media from further reporting on a jailhouse tattoo on his forehead.

December 18, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


No place like Dome

Hundreds of North Hall High School Trojans filled the stands of the North Hall gym Thursday evening, screaming, cheering and praying in celebration of the school's advancement to the Class AAA state semifinals.

The pep rally starred the football players, a review of the season's best plays, a congratulatory video message from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and, of course, the cheerleaders and Marching Trojans.

December 18, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Body found off Georgia Avenue

The body of a man found hanging from a tree this morning was a 53-year-old former inmate of the Gainesville Diversion Center who committed suicide, Hall Sheriff's officials said.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier cleanup set for Saturday: Tons of trash surfacing because of drought

Some pretty obscure brands of beer are surfacing on the shores of Lake Lanier these days.

December 18, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau gives awards for service, support

GAINESVILLE - Brenau University on Thursday awarded Dixie Ramsey for her lifetime of service to the university and Regions Financial Corp. for ongoing leadership in supporting Brenau and other community organizations.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Suspected gang member arrested

A drug suspect struck a tree stump and a fire hydrant in a stolen SUV while fleeing authorities Thursday, according to sheriff's officials.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Holiday excess keeps heart docs busy

Of all the things that could ruin your holidays, suffering a heart attack would have to be near the top of the list.

December 17, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gang suspects charged in residential burglaries

Three suspected gang members were charged in a pair of residential burglaries in the Maple Forge subdivision in which more than $20,000 in property was stolen, police said Wednesday.

December 17, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Education department says it's not responsible for teen's suicide

The Georgia Department of Education should not be held liable for the death of a 13-year-old boy who used a rope to hang himself at a Gainesville school for emotionally disturbed children, a lawyer argued Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

December 17, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Agriculture Commissioner race follows ‘legacy’ theme

One theme keeps rearing its head this election year when it comes to contested races in Georgia: Democrats are trotting out candidates with name-brand recognition as Republicans push back against this "legacy" influence.

October 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Seized assets help fund city, county law enforcement

The old adage is "crime doesn't pay," but for law enforcement, there are dividends.

October 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lives lost in pants factory fire after 1936 tornado to be commemorated by marker

October 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mothers, sons bond with service work on outdoor classroom for housing authority

Mother-son bonding Saturday required two-by-fours, power tools and an early jump on the morning.

October 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


State graduation rates low for 2-year degrees

In Georgia, about two-thirds of new full-time students seeking bachelor's degrees will graduate on time, but for associate degrees, fewer than a quarter will graduate under the same criteria, according to Complete College America.

October 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville’s annual Trick or Treat on Trail includes more than just candy

Gainesville's Midtown Greenway was full of laughter, music and fun Saturday when Trick or Treat on the Trail took over the half-mile loop.

October 25, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Brenau, top Chinese university agree to joint program

Brenau University has struck an agreement with a top Chinese university to bring a steady flow of Chinese students to Gainesville.

October 25, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officers train on simulator for dangers on the road

A call for a carjacking comes over the radio, and Sgt. Steve Carey with the Hall County Sheriff's Office turns on the siren. Negotiating quick turns in following the suspect, Carey tails the perpetrator without ever leaving the Allen Creek Training Center.

October 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Strong home sales, new construction trending in local real estate market

October 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Election polls open today in Hall County

Early Saturday voting will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Hall County Elections Office, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville.

October 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Aloha spirit’ meets Southern hospitality

When deciding where to build an expansion of the King's Hawaiian facilities, the initial thought was to place the second building outside of Georgia.

October 25, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Accused gunman indicted in Gainesville apartment shooting

The accused gunman in the Aug. 15 shooting of two women at Atlanta Street Apartments was indicted Wednesday on nine counts.

October 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

A Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.

October 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Republican party remains optimistic

October 24, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Rehabilitation organization celebrates 45 years

It's not easy to get a job these days, but the task is considerably more difficult for people with disabilities.

October 24, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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