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K-12 career program coming to Hall schools in fall

GAINESVILLE - Elementary school students often get their first exposure to an array of careers through adults visiting their class from the workplace.

The Hall County school system plans to introduce a program, 21st Century Awareness Exploration Connections, next school year to intensify that effort at early grades through other initiatives, including career days, field trips and skits.

March 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tornado deja vu: Victim’s canine registration papers blew from Polk County to Alto

Terry Stone got a sick feeling in her stomach when she dialed a phone number for Bonnie Turner, and no one, not even a machine, answered.

March 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall, Gainesville students taking graduation tests this week

GAINESVILLE - Graduation tests are under way this week in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems.

March 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hailstorm struck car dealers hard; insurance companies assessing damage

The storms that struck the Gainesville area on Saturday wreaked havoc by dumping hail on the lots of a number of the area's new car dealers.

March 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


War vets discuss future of Iraq with Gainesville State students

As the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq approaches, three Iraq war veterans spoke at Gainesville State College Monday and pondered whether an exit strategy is possible.

March 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Braselton man, teen son killed in Marietta collision

A Braselton man and his teenage son were killed in a head-on collision Sunday night in Marietta.

Rod Godfrey, 47, died in the helicopter en route to the hospital, and Eric Godfrey, 17, died at the scene of the crash, the Marietta Police Department reported.

March 29, 2008 | Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


Hall sheriff's department restamped for approval by accrediting agency

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has been given a second stamp of approval from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies.

March 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school board decides Enota crosswalk will wait for now

GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville school board voted Monday night to hold off on a possible crosswalk at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy to see how other traffic and safety recommendations play out.

Earlier this month, the board asked school officials to look at the possibility of a raised crosswalk in the front parking lot at Enota, as a way to help with pedestrian traffic during morning drop-off and afternoon pickup of students.

March 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville couple at epicenter of Atlanta storm

Although no tornadoes reportedly touched down in Hall County Saturday, tornado devastation did hit home for several Hall County residents who were in downtown Atlanta Friday night when a tornado mangled the CNN Center.

The EF-2 tornado registered winds near 130 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado first touched down near the intersection of Simpson and Burbank streets at 9:38 p.m. and traveled six miles east over the Georgia World Congress Center, the Georgia Dome, the CNN Center and Omni Hotel Complex and Philips Arena, where an NBA basketball game was under way.

March 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lion, tiger and bear help bring Palm Sunday to life

Children who attended the services at The Church @ War Hill in Dawsonville Sunday were on the edge of their pews as Senior Pastor Don Allen told the story of David and Goliath using a live lion, tiger and bear.

March 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Weather service: No tornadoes touched down in Northeast Georgia

National Weather Service officials confirmed Sunday that two tornadoes touched down in Georgia as a result of severe thunderstorms Saturday. And today, meteorologists will investigate the possibility of a third tornado touchdown Saturday in southern Butts County.

March 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Appalachian Trail hikers plan to ‘trek against trash’

Today, a Dacula couple plans to set off from Springer Mountain in an attempt to "thru-hike" all 2,174 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

March 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Peachy crop expected at Jaemor

LULA - After a damaging Easter freeze in 2007, Drew Echols is optimistic about the 2008 peach crop at Jaemor Farms near Lula.

That freeze killed the buds and wiped out the harvest at the orchard his family owns. The same was true for most of the apple crop.

March 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville schools may face IRS fines, penalties

The Gainesville school system faces penalties and interest for not filing paperwork last year to the Social Security Administration regarding its employees' 2006 W-2s.

March 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


High school trio wins state title at literary meet

FLOWERY BRANCH - Three Flowery Branch High School seniors won first place Saturday at the Georgia High School Association's State AAA Literary Meet at Houston County High School.

March 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Ninth District Opportunity taking applications for weatherization aid

The federally funded nonprofit Ninth District Opportunity is accepting applications in Hall County for the Weatherization Assistance Program.

August 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Methodist Church gets massive indoor playground

John Bailey installs a new indoor playground set Monday afternoon at Gainesville First United Methodist Church. The playground project, which takes about 10 days to install, is one part of the church's Children and Youth First Initiative and is being installed inside the new children's wing of the church.

August 05, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville businesses eye sale of growlers

When Gainesville amended its alcohol ordinance a few months ago to allow the sale of growlers, a few local business owners saw an opportunity to catch the wave.

August 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Miller to seek Senate majority leader post

State Sen. Butch Miller, a Gainesville Republican, confirmed on his Facebook page late Monday night he will seek the Senate majority leader post for next year's General Assembly session.

August 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Work may begin Wednesday to repair sinkhole

Georgia Department of Transportation workers may begin digging Wednesday morning at the site of a potentially deep sinkhole that opened early Monday in a Gainesville shopping center parking lot.

August 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Boys & Girls Clubs after school program gets $1.4M

Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School Principal William Campbell has a lot to be excited about this school year.

August 05, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


New FDA regulation aims to better define gluten-free for consumers

A gluten-free label regulation issued a year ago by the United States Food and Drug Administration takes effect today.

August 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Subdivision developers postpone plans again

Plans to develop an 89-lot subdivision straddling the Hall County and Gwinnett County line were sidelined again Monday when the planning commission tabled the proposal until next month.

August 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall works to fund Spout Spring Road's traffic relief

Hall County officials assured a group of South Hall residents Monday night they're working hard to speed up widening congested Spout Springs Road, but they also asked for help in the cause.

August 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local Agenda: Gainesville set to OK funding for airport study

Gainesville City Council is set to approve the use of $12,500 in SPLOST VI money today to pay for a study at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

August 05, 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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