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Home destroyed when toddler plays with lighter

A child playing with a cigarette lighter accidentally set a house on fire Wednesday morning, leaving a Gainesville family homeless.

March 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Woman charged with embezzling from Gainesville plant

A former bookkeeper for ZF Industries has been indicted on charges of embezzling more than a half-million dollars from the Gainesville company.

A Hall County grand jury returned the 30-count indictment against Charlotte Jo Baghose, 65, on Thursday. She was indicted on one count of felony theft by taking and 29 counts of forgery.

March 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville airport needs update

The city of Gainesville's Aviation Advisory Committee recommended Tuesday the paving of a new parking area for tied-down airplanes to make way for an instrument landing system at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

The open space beside the airport's longest runway is required for the system, an electronic guidance system used by pilots during periods of low visibility.

March 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Got old appliances? Let the government haul them away for you

What do you do if your old washing machine conks out and you don't have a truck to haul it to the landfill?

Maybe you just shove it out on the porch until you can figure out what to do with it. But now there's a better alternative.

March 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Georgia governor pessimistic about resolution to water feud

WASHINGTON - Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is acknowledging what his counterpart from Alabama suggested last week - the outlook isn't promising for a water-sharing agreement between those two states and Florida.

March 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Tip from 'concerned citizen' leads to arrest of sexual predator in Flowery Branch

A violent sexual predator, considered a fugitive after failing to register with Ohio authorities in 2006, was arrested in his home in Flowery Branch, officials said Tuesday.

March 08, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall transit system on the move

GAINESVILLE - After garnering nearly 450 responses from the general public last fall, the Gainesville-

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


For East Hall Middle student, state spelling bee is 'serious business'

GAINESVILLE - The runner-up in the Hall County spelling bee placed second at the district bee Saturday, earning the right to compete in the state spelling bee.

East Hall Middle School principal Kevin Bales sent an e-mail to faculty and staff Saturday congratulating eighth-grader Jonathan Casas on his performance at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forsyth County schools set to hold job fair

CUMMING - The Forsyth County school system is planning its 2008 Educator Job Fair for 5-8:30 p.m. Friday at South Forsyth High School, 585 Peachtree Parkway.

March 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flu season strikes Northeast Georgia region swift and hard

Misery loves company.

March 07, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Schools, universities coping with sick students, faculty

In her 11 years at Brenau University, Anna Wilkins hasn't seen a flu season like this one.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County school system considers shuffling grades

The Hall County school system typically redraws attendance boundary lines when it prepares to open a school.

But the system is looking at another option that won't require families to change school districts when it opens the new high school in South Hall in the fall of 2009.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barrow County: Patrol IDs 2 wreck victims

Two people were killed and five were injured as the result of a four-car collision in Barrow County Sunday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Kathern Collier, 7, and Nancy Hamrick, 69, both of Winder, died Sunday afternoon in a four-car collision at the intersection of Ga. 211 and Old Thompson Mill Road.

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County to reimburse Flowery Branch for upgrading sewage station

Hall County Board of Commissioners proposed to reimburse Flowery Branch up to $75,000 for upgrading the city's Martin Road Elementary sewer pump station Monday.

March 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New stop signs coming to Northside, Nix, Sunset

By the end of this week, motorists in the Northside Drive area will have a little more time to stop and think.

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Scam targets Georgia Power customers

A scam targeting residential and commercial Georgia Power customers in the past week in North Georgia has been reported to law enforcement, the Gainesville Police Department reported.

July 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Step right up! The Loomis Bros. Circus rolls into town this weekend

The Loomis Bros. Circus this weekend will be at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center at 1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. Tickets are available online or at the gate, cash only. Friday's show will be at 7 p.m., and Saturday show hours are 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The show features acrobats, clowns, aerialists and thrill acts as well as elephants and royal Bengal and white Siberian tigers. All seating is general admission. The on-site box office opens one hour before showtimes, and doors open approximately 45 minutes prior to showtimes. Adult tickets are $20 with a $2.09 ...

July 09, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


Eyes on the Road: Future roads might accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown said he would like to see area road planners consider more than just adding asphalt in future road-widening projects.

July 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Independent in Hall County commissioner’s race fails to qualify

Steven Ellis has called off the dogs.

July 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Test scores show strength in reading, English

The best test scores for Hall County and Gainesville schools were in reading and English/language arts, while the lowest were in math, science and social studies.

July 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire damages Cannon Creek Trail home

A fire did an estimated $75,000 in damage to a home on Cannon Creek Trail in Gainesville, according to Hall County Fire Services.

July 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Smoke from landfill fire may clear soon

A fire at Gainesville Waste and Recycling was still smoldering days after it started, but Hall County Fire Services spokesman Scott Cagle said Tuesday he expected "smoke will greatly improve, if not stop, by tomorrow."

July 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville revenue bond rating upgraded

Moody's Investors Services, a leading credit rating agency, has upgraded the rating for Gainesville's sewer and water revenue bonds.

July 08, 2014 | | Local


First lesson: Sink or swim

Gainesville's Frances Meadows Aquatic Center is a happy place. The day I go, the sun is beaming, children are laughing, and water fountains are splashing.

July 08, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Gainesville police arrest 3 in connection with parking lot robbery

The Gainesville Police Department has arrested three men in connection with an attempt to rob a man of cash at gunpoint in the parking lot of Target on Shallowford Road.

July 08, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


New dean of health and science professions to start Aug. 1 at UNG

Dr. Teresa Conner-Kerr will begin Aug. 1 as dean of the College of Health & Science Professions at the University of North Georgia.

July 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Perdue rolls into South Hall to persuade voters

U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston spoke to the South Hall Republican Club last month, and Monday night was Republican rival David Perdue's turn to address local conservatives.

July 08, 2014 | | Local


Construction workers bridge the gap

Crews began setting beams Monday for the new Clarks Bridge over Lake Lanier in Gainesville and will continue today and Wednesday, weather permitting.

July 08, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville considering funding for airport study

The Hall County Board of Commissioners recently approved using $12,500 in SPLOST VI money to pay for a $25,000 study to determine if Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport can handle larger aircraft landing on its runways.

July 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Superintendent pitches strategic plan

In her first public Board of Education meeting Monday, new Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel used iPads to unveil the district's new strategic plan.

July 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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