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A new role for Mr. Poultry

In 1960, Gainesville attorney W.L. Norton was helping his client, the Georgia Poultry Federation, look for a new executive. He saw his friend, Abit Massey, who was then head of the state Department of Commerce.

May 08, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Trojan Trotters dodge rain to help Court Appointed Special Advocates

Some 50 runners braved the rainy weather Sunday afternoon to take part in the sixth annual Trojan Trot for Children at North Hall High School.

May 08, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Jailbirds to aid Muscular Dystrophy Association

Some leaders of Gainesville will be locked up on Tuesday, but not for any wrongdoing; they will be taking part in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Gainesville Lock-Up.

May 08, 2008 | | Local


Weekend fires destroy vacant residences

Two vacant homes were deemed total losses this weekend after separate fires engulfed the buildings.

May 08, 2008 | | Local


Hall County Humane Society needs cat, kitten food

The Humane Society of Hall County has an immediate need for donations of cat and kitten food.

May 08, 2008 | | Local


Schools reach out to drug offenders

The Hall County school system has a program in place, educators hope, that stops student drug use in its tracks.

May 08, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many have helped shape Hall, Gainesville into what it is today

One hundred years ago, a group of business leaders, all men of course, gathered to form the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce.

May 08, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall venue is set for Canadians’ time trials

Hall County's Olympic rowing and paddling venue is getting a visit from some elite athletes from north of the border this week.

May 08, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


McDonald will seek PSC seat

Lauren "Bubba" McDonald, Jr. announced Saturday that he will attempt to reclaim his seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission in November's election.

May 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Work to close lanes on 2 roads this week

Continuing work on U.S. 129 as well as Interstate 985 at Exit 16 in Oakwood will close lanes this week.

May 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall teachers may get retirement boost

The Hall County school system is proposing a payroll change that, officials say, will boost employees' retirement income.

May 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work set to start soon on Gainesville State's new building

Relief may be on the way for Gainesville State College's bustling Watkinsville campus.

May 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water rate hike might be less than 7 percent

Gainesville City Council members got a bit of good news Thursday in the last hearing before City Manager Bryan Shuler presents the final budget on May 8.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Scientists say Tyrannosaurus rex, fryer chickens have connections

If things had only worked out a little differently, perhaps Gainesville would have been the dinosaur capital of the world. Turns out that chicken you had for lunch or dinner may have come from a direct descendant of giant creatures that once roamed the earth.

May 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Clarkesville man may try to regain PSC seat

Former Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. of Clarkesville said Friday that he is exploring the possibility of a bid to regain his seat on the PSC.

May 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Hall looks to buy new firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to approve about $1 million in spending on Thursday for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall business code changes still in contention

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is still considering revisions to the business license code months after changes were first proposed.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula plans for the end of SPLOST

Lula is developing a backup plan in case Hall County's special purpose local option sales tax is not extended after it expires next year.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system considers going charter

The Hall County School District is hoping to become a charter system next year, but it's a decision that hinges on the Georgia Department of Education's interpretation of just what a charter system is.

September 09, 2014 | | Local


State board member to address Common Core standards in Gainesville

A public hearing is set for tonight in Gainesville on Common Core standards in Georgia schools.

September 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Planning board to hear request for brewery today

Pap Datta hopes to turn Gainesville into the next hub of the craft beer industry, and he will ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tonight to rezone a brick warehouse along Maple Street, near Wild Wing Café, so he can launch Left Nut Brewing Co.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | 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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