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Canada named Gainesville fire chief

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada saw the word "interim" removed from his title Friday, as he was officially named chief of the 75-person, four-station department after a four-month trial run in the role.

March 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man arrested on charge of growing mushrooms

Evan Leon Lee, 24, of Dahlonega was arrested on four felony counts after authorities say they discovered hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana growing in his home at 171 Laurel Circle.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City repairs water main break

Residents in the Longstreet Hills subdivision might have had muddy water when they turned on their taps Friday afternoon.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


East Hall JROTC cadet wins regional award

An East Hall High School Navy JROTC cadet has been selected as the Outstanding JROTC Cadet from the six JROTC units in Northeast Georgia.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City working on water main break

Residents in the Longstreet Hills subdivision may have muddy water when they turn on the taps this afternoon.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


School officials applaud move to halt funding cuts

School leaders for the Gainesville and Hall County school systems praised a plan by Georgia House Republicans to bring a halt to school funding cuts, which have totaled $1.4 billion over six years.

March 04, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


You feeling lucky? Mega Millons jackpot at $270 million

By midnight, anyone who bought a ticket might be a mega millionaire.

March 04, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


East Hall JROTC cadet wins regional award

GAINESVILLE - An East Hall High School Navy JROTC cadet has been selected as the Outstanding JROTC Cadet from the six JROTC units in Northeast Georgia.

March 04, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ex-teacher caught in Tennessee

Jerry Norman Jones spray-painted his white car black and led Tennessee authorities on a car chase topping 100 mph, officials said, but ultimately couldn't elude the manhunt that had been on since he fled North Georgia with his young daughter a week ago.

March 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps reviews flow requests

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday that it was reviewing a request from Georgia to reduce the flow of water from Buford Dam on Lake Lanier.

March 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Fathers cut a rug with their little girls

Word of mouth has helped the Daddy Daughter Dance grow in popularity in the ninth year of the event.

March 03, 2008 | By Karina Garcia | Local


Victim of home invasion says ‘justice was served’ with sentences

A victim of a harrowing home invasion robbery on Price Road last July said she was relieved that three defendants were sentenced to lengthy prison terms this week in Hall County Superior Court.

"I had waited for that day," said the woman, who is not being named by The Times because she was the victim of a sexual battery. "I felt relieved that it was over and I didn't have to worry about it anymore. Something like that, you want to see justice served, and I think justice was served."

March 03, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


A real-life math lesson: City planner teaches students to solve population puzzle

Lisa Plowman's advanced seventh-grade math classes had been learning about proportions, drawing designs of neighborhoods with their prowess.

But Matt Tate, Gainesville's principal planner, taught them a lesson on a much bigger scale.

March 03, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two women charged with prostitution

Two women were arrested on prostitution charges Tuesday night in Gainesville in a sting operation, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Hall County Sheriff's department.

Amanda Perry, 32, of Tulsa, Okla., brokered a deal for her and Michelle Laughrey, 45, of Norcross to have sex for $400 each, according to authorities. Both the women arrived at a predetermined location on Dorsey Street to find undercover agents waiting to arrest them.

March 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Woman who had child with boy groom to be released from prison

DOUGLASVILLE - A woman who married a 15-year-old boy and later bore his child will be released from prison Friday after serving two years for helping her teenage husband flee from Georgia authorities, state officials said.

March 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


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Document shredding event slated for Friday

The Times and Document Destruction Services will combine for a document shredding event Friday to benefit Hall County Relay for Life.

April 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The changing face of Brenau: University to celebrate 135 years with new buildings

Brenau University President Ed Schrader is marking off the days until the end of the school year.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Attorney, advocate for indigent defense, to receive statewide award

In 2003, a battle brewed in Georgia's legislature over the creation of a statewide indigent defense system.

April 06, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville considers allowing digital billboards

The city of Gainesville is considering allowing digital billboards to be erected within the city limits, but concerns remain about how distracting such electronic signs might be to drivers.

April 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Group moves forward on water study, albeit in secret

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders soldiers on, but behind closed doors.

April 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | 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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