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Residents: Martin Road plans still too much

Fewer homes didn't make these residents happy.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Farm helps deck halls for Perdue

The expedition to bring home the perfect Christmas tree is a long-standing tradition in many American homes, and it's no different at the governor's mansion.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New South Hall elementary maps released

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County school system is set to hear from the public on proposed new attendance boundary lines in South Hall County.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times takes you on a three-day 'Journey to Vietnam'

Beginning Sunday, The Times takes you on a three-day "Journey to Vietnam."

December 11, 2007 | | Local


Peachtree Doors to close Gainesville plant

Peachtree Doors announced Thursday that it would be closing its Gainesville plant on Ramsey Road and moving the production to a facility in Park Fall, Wis.

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Zell pens history of Young Harris, signs copies of new book today

When Zell Miller calls, there is no doubt who is on the line. The former governor and U.S. senator once described his own mountain twang as "flavored by the Blue Ridge" and "more barbed wire than honeysuckle."

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Grant to boost library’s space for teens

While libraries offer many programs for children and families, they sometimes struggle to reach the teenage crowd.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Hard work is the teacher at 3D Life

The Christmas spirit lives year round at the Three Dimensional Life regeneration home on Old Cornelia Highway.

November 29, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Forum on drought to offer information

A public meeting is scheduled Tuesday night to help people understand and cope with Georgia's drought. But if you want to sound off about who's to blame for Lake Lanier's record low level, you're better off writing a letter to the editor.

November 29, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Slaying suspect described as ‘creepy’

Growing up in Maryland, he was the polite, friendly neighborhood kid. In high school, he was the unruly, black-attired outcast. In Gainesville, he was regarded as a creepy stranger, and later, a jailhouse troublemaker.

November 29, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville will pay to save water

Gainesville's public utilities department has discovered one way to get people to save water: Offer them money. The department is expanding a program to give credits on water bills for installing water-saving plumbing devices.

November 29, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville Baptist Seminary growing its ministry

In a small, white church off Cleveland Highway, students assemble twice a week to take the various courses that will earn them a degree in theology.

A ministry of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Gainesville Baptist Seminary and Bible College has continued to grow since it began in 1991.

November 29, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Fire puts family out of Winder Highway home

A fire at a home on Winder Highway created a traffic jam late Friday afternoon. No one was home at the time and there were no injuries.

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said the call came in about 4:30 p.m. for the fire at a single story, 1,500 square-foot wood frame home at 4240 Winder Highway. The house was being rented by Israel Dino and was home to Dino, his wife and young daughter.

November 28, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Workshop teaches students about World War II

Ten Gainesville youth took a step back in time on Friday as they learned what life was like during World War II.

"It would be pretty scary and tough" to be a kid growing up in the midst of a war, said 11-year-old Jordan Banks, a student at Davis Middle School.

November 28, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Hispanics now one-third of Hall students

Hispanics have long dominated the student population in Gainesville city schools, but the ethnic group is quickly becoming a predominant group in Hall County schools as well.

November 28, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Senate candidates tackle the blame game

ATLANTA - Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

September 08, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy and Adam Beam Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Community service work set at Centennial

Fifth-graders at Centennial Arts Academy will be helping soldiers, the homeless and the elderly for their service learning projects this year.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


3rd annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party closes out summer

Area dogs and their owners gathered at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center Sunday for some fun in the water at the third annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party. Dogs of all sizes splashed around in the pool throughout the afternoon and competed in contests like best game of fetch and best tricks. The canine pool party, sponsored by Gainesville's parks and recreation department, is held each year after the pool closes for the season.

September 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Fire survivor to speak at United Way event

John O'Leary survived burns to his entire body, and will tell his story of survival and redemption Thursday to the United Way of Hall County.

September 07, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Habitat home will go to a hero

In the early hours of Saturday morning, Wintergreen Court was experiencing something unusual for a small, unassuming neighborhood in Flowery Branch: gridlock.

September 07, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Horseless rodeo: No saddle sores from this roundup

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 8452 inaugural Horseless Rodeo on Saturday on the Riverside campus in Gainesville. The event gathered 60 contestants and about 150 spectators, and raised more than $3,000 to help veterans and their families.

September 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | 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


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