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Mudhole no more: Silt dredging project kicks off at Longwood Park

After years of planning, local and federal officials kicked off the dredging of Longwood Cove in a celebration they dubbed "DredgeFest '08."

Local officials from various Gainesville departments as well as current and former members of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority gathered Wednesday in a muddy hole off Longwood Park, envisioning its water-filled future.

March 03, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lunch line computer stolen at South Hall Middle

GAINESVILLE - A computer used to check students through the lunch line each day at South Hall Middle School has been stolen, Hall County school officials said.

March 03, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gang task force busts drug deal at school

Three teens were caught in the midst of a pot deal by plainclothes investigators Tuesday in the parking lot of a Hall County alternative school just before the school opened for the day, authorities said Wednesday.

Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Commander Lt. Scott Ware said gang task force investigators were at Lanier Career Academy on Tumbling Creek Road at about noon Tuesday on an unrelated matter when they saw the marijuana transaction take place in plain view.

March 03, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Medicare says hospitals must pay for mistakes

Talk about adding insult to injury.

March 03, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle’s listening sessions to start Friday in Gainesville

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has announced the first in a series of listening sessions that will be held throughout the state by his field representatives. The first session will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Georgia Mountains Center.

March 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Wife: Fugitive husband is no child molester

When Jerry Norman Jones heard early Friday morning that he was wanted by authorities for allegedly violating the conditions of his bond, he told his estranged wife in a phone conversation that he wanted to read the Bible and pray.

At the time, Jones was free on $40,000 bond after being charged with molesting four of his third-grade students at Gainesville Elementary School.

March 03, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT open houses give people chance to look at Ga. 365, Ga. 400 plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled two open house sessions to share the results of a study of the Ga. 365 and Ga. 400 corridors in Northeast Georgia.

March 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Death penalty defendant accused of defacing jail cell

A man against whom prosecutors are seeking the death penalty appeared in court Tuesday on charges of vandalizing jail property.

March 02, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Castro's resignation could boost poultry exports to Cuba, helping Georgia

With Cuba as the sixth-largest market for U.S. poultry exports, Georgia's agricultural and poultry community is hopeful that a change in Cuba's leadership is a good sign for growth.

March 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Residents with Cuban ties don't expect swift changes on the island

Hall County residents with Cuban ties said they expect President Fidel Castro's resignation to mean little change for the communist island's 11 million residents.

March 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lunar eclipse visible tonight, if weather cooperates

If the clouds aren't too thick tonight, sky watchers are in for a rare treat: A full lunar eclipse with a sideshow to boot.

March 02, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville delays lease plan at airport's industrial park

GAINESVILLE - For the second time, the Gainesville City Council delayed a discussion of a resolution that would agree to a lease of four parcels in the Airport Industrial Park.

March 02, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire department: House on Riverside is total loss

GAINESVILLE -Harris Blackwood normally writes the news. It is unusual for him to be the news.

Yet minutes after fire engines screamed past The Times' offices on Green Street on Tuesday afternoon, Blackwood, community editor at The Times, rushed to the scene.

March 02, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Brenau University’s new logo replaces squiggles with portals

GAINESVILLE - Goodbye, squiggly lines. Hello, portals.

March 02, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


A TAD bit of a problem: Hall cities struggle for redevelopment funds after ruling

Gainesville officials aren't the only ones in Hall County left reeling from a state Supreme Court ruling last Monday that is bringing dozens of development projects around the state to a halt.

March 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Health care panel’s report due Dec. 31

A legislative joint study committee addressing violence against health care workers now has until Dec. 31 to complete its report.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore Elementary student video in GEMA contest finals

Nothing says "emergency preparedness" quite like a winter weather jingle.

December 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Officials offer reward for info in high school powder scare in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch High School has returned to normal after a brief scare Tuesday morning involving a note containing a powdery substance.

December 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Winter supplies arrive for children in need

The second annual Winter Wonderful has arrived, which means free coats, hats, gloves and more for kids.

December 03, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


Dooley makes book tour stop in area

For a moment, Vince Dooley is back on the sideline at Sanford Stadium, wide-eyed at what his freshman star Herschel Walker was about to achieve.

December 03, 2014 | David Thackham | Local


Local property tax abatement, cell tower relocation agreed upon to secure Kubota deal

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority voted Tuesday to approve, among other items, a "Repayment Agreement" between the county and Kubota Manufacturing of America over the purchase of 180 acres in the Gateway Industrial Centre in North Hall.

December 03, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Eyes on the Road: City to move water lines as part of project

Gainesville has begun the process to move water lines on U.S. 129/Athens Highway, which the Georgia Department of Transportation has targeted for widening.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


City water program includes improving service in Gateway area

Gainesville is gearing up for what could be a two-year effort to improve water service in the area around Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall County.

December 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch facility gets ball rolling for Tesla

A Flowery Branch plant is getting the motor running for Tesla Motors, a producer of electric cars increasing in popularity.

December 02, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Drug Free Coalition honors retiring juvenile court judge

Entering the final month of his 24-year juvenile court career, Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff received the second annual Mary Parks Youth Champion Award on Tuesday night at a ceremony in Gainesville.

December 02, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville council gives first OK in rezoning for assisted living center

Gainesville City Council gave its first OK Tuesday night to a zoning change that would pave the way for a planned 200-bed assisted living center on Thompson Bridge Road.

December 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humanist group sues Hall school district over prayers

A lawsuit has been filed against the Hall County School District for promoting prayer and Christianity.

December 02, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Equipment catches fire, damages Athens Street business

No one was injured when equipment being repaired caught fire Monday and damaged an Athens Street business in Gainesville, according to Hall County Fire Services.

December 01, 2014 | | Local


Maine lawyer to oversee ‘water wars’ suit

The U.S. Supreme Court has appointed a Portland, Maine, lawyer to oversee a Florida lawsuit alleging Georgia's water consumption has drained flows into the Apalachicola Bay, home of Florida's oyster industry.

December 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Love Light shining again at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

A green tree glows in sparkling white once again at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

December 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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