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Sky falling in Lula? Ice crashes into shop

For a brief moment Thursday, it seemed as though the sky was falling in downtown Lula.

March 19, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Snow gone; now comes wind and cold

Don't set aside your winter clothing yet. Snow, gusty winds and cold temperatures are back in the forecast.

March 19, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


People learn life-saving skills

Some four dozen people spent their Saturday morning learning skills that someday could save a life, thanks to a free class offered by the local American Red Cross chapter.

March 19, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Cumming teen charged in Missouri death

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A 19-year-old from Forsyth County who allegedly stole a tip jar from a suburban St. Louis Starbucks and ran over a Good Samaritan trying to stop the crime faces criminal charges.

March 19, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Bookstore halted by Gainesville's sewer needs

In December, it seemed like Our Neighbor Inc. was close to fulfilling a goal of providing employment to its physically challenged residents.

March 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Center to offer financial services

For years, Gainesville's Community Service Center has provided short-term emergency assistance to people who need help with their monthly bills. But the center needed something else to give folks long-term relief from their financial woes.

Last month, the Gainesville City Council approved the creation of the Center for Family Prosperity. Phillippa Lewis-Moss, director of the Community Service Center, hopes it will be the answer to working families' financial struggles.

March 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


College plans debate on gun control

The Gainesville State College Debate Club is sponsoring a public debate over gun control and the right to bear arms on Monday.

March 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


South Hall Target ready for business

Retail options expand in Flowery Branch today with the grand opening of the Target store on Spout Springs Road.

It is the third store to open in Stonebridge Village, a festival-type shopping center located just off Interstate 985. Kohl's and Home Depot opened in November.

March 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Library system seeks community input

The Hall County Library System is in the process of developing a long-range plan for future growth and development.

March 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Don’t lose sleep over earlier daylight saving time

It's a lot earlier than in previous years, so make sure your clocks are ready to spring forward this weekend, as daylight saving time begins on Sunday.

March 18, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Group recovery homes sue Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - Representatives for the owners of two Gainesville group homes have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Gainesville, claiming the city has discriminated against the occupants by forcing them to move out of their homes in the city.

March 18, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Skunk found in North Hall tests positive for rabies

A skunk that was recently in contact with two domestic dogs in the Cleveland Highway area of North Hall has tested positive for rabies, Gainesville-Hall Animal Control reported.

A door-to-door canvass has been done in the area asking residents to report any abnormal animal activity to Gainesville-Hall Animal Control at 770-531-6830 or, during nonworking hours, to Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.

March 18, 2008 | | Local


Marina makes boat ramp come to the water

FLOWERY BRANCH - While some scramble to plant drought-tolerant landscapes, Aqualand Marina is building a drought-tolerant boat ramp.

March 18, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times plans tornado anniversary coverage

The Times is planning special coverage to mark the March 20, 1998, tornado that killed several people in Hall and White counties.

March 18, 2008 | | Local


Firefighters rescue woman from fire

Laquita Imes has some new heroes.

March 18, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Flowery Branch approves property tax increase

Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Truck fire shuts down Interstate 985 southbound

No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to life without parole for rape

A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man convicted of attempted murder

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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