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For its own rezoning request, Gainesville does as Gainesville says

Gainesville will bring a rezoning request before the city's own Planning and Appeals Board on Feb. 12.

February 10, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Convicted of severely abusing her daughter, mother gets eight years in jail

A young Gainesville mother received eight years in prison Tuesday for severely abusing her 2-year-old daughter.

February 10, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Driver in drive-by shooting to get 18 years in prison

The driver in a gang-related drive-by shooting at a subdivision off Candler Road is likely to receive a sentence of 18 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in Hall County Superior Court.

Enrique Toribio, 21, an acknowledged member of the BOE-23 gang, was the first of five defendants to have his case adjudicated in the Aug. 14 shootings.

February 10, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lakeview to offer free Internet safety session

Lakeview Academy plans to hold what has become its annual Internet Safety Night.

February 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville designated ‘certified city of ethics’

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville has officially been designated a "certified city of ethics."

Along with six other cities in the state, Gainesville received the designation at the Georgia Municipal Association's Mayor's Day Conference on Sunday. The cities of Duluth, Jenkinsburg, Senoia, Tallapoosa, Union Point and Walnut Grove were also designated certified cities of ethics.

February 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County schools to hold job fair on Feb. 23

The Hall County school system plans to hold its annual job fair 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Gainesville Civic Center on Green Street.

February 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


In final State of the Union, president threatens to use veto power

With the public's attention already diverted toward the upcoming presidential election, President George W. Bush stood up Monday night and reminded the nation that he is still the person in charge.

February 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jones fifth-grader wins Hall schools spelling bee

OAKWOOD - Jones Elementary School fifth-grader Parker Ramey won the Hall County School System spelling bee Monday morning at West Hall Middle School.

Parker, 10, is the son of Hank and Casey Ramey. Hank Ramey is principal at Jones.

February 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unveils Sardis Connector map

The latest map for the proposed route of the Sardis Road Connector is now available on the Hall County government Web site.

Although the map is not a document of the final route for the Sardis Road Connector construction, it is the route the county is pursuing right now, said Jody Woodall, road projects manager for Hall County.

February 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Westminster announces new headmaster

Westminster Christian School has named a new headmaster to begin work July 1.

February 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Nominations due for student 'STARS'

GAINESVILLE - A Thursday deadline is set to nominate students considered deserving to be honored in the Grady Young Foundation's Fifth Annual Memorial Weekend Youth Recognition Banquet on March 15.

February 09, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man, 23, taken to hospital after suicide standoff

GAINESVILLE - Law enforcement officials have released the name of a Gainesville man who was involved in a two-hour standoff with police after threatening to shoot himself.

Matthew Christopher White, 23, of Gainesville was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment late Saturday after threatening to commit suicide in his room at the Ramada Limited on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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February 08, 2008 | | Local


Church embraces future: Pastor’s retirement coincides with opening new sanctuary

Jeff Parks was 5 years old when he first met the Rev. Gerald Jordan at Calvary Temple Assembly of God. Thirty-four years later, Parks attended Jordan's retirement party Sunday, which celebrated Jordan's 50 years of Christian ministry.

Parks was one of more than 200 people who showed up to honor Jordan. Members of many local Assembly of God churches attended the event and credited Jordan with helping the denomination open numerous churches in the Gainesville area.

February 08, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


After proposal on bended knee, he goes to bridal expo with wife-to-be

After three years of dating, Clay Carlyle got down on bended knee, looked deep into girlfriend Jennifer Reece's eyes and asked for her hand in marriage.

February 08, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | 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


NY Times reporter comments on beheadings of journalists

Reporters covering dangerous areas of the world go through special training before they start working their first story overseas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter told a Gainesville audience Monday.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall may play role in future passenger rail

Gainesville-Hall County figures prominently in passenger and commuter rail proposals in the Georgia Department of Transportation's new long-range rail plan.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two camping hot spots open this winter

Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board raises superintendent's pay

Whenever the Hall County Board of Education has tried to give a bonus to Superintendent Will Schofield in recent years, he has turned it down.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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


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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