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Lula looks to grow with the times

LULA -- More than 100 years ago, Lula was established as a sleepy railroad hub between Athens and Atlanta. A rectangle one mile wide and two miles long encompassed the entire city that spread out from the railroad tracks parallel to Main Street.

February 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Interpreters help courts bridge language barrier

Some days, courtroom interpreter Melva Alvarado can spend all day talking.

February 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man dies after fall from roof in Braselton

BRASELTON - A 19-year-old man fell off a roof at a construction site in Braselton and died Thursday afternoon.

February 27, 2008 | By Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


Enota academy principal to retire

GAINESVILLE - Sally Meadors, principal of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, is retiring after this school year.

February 27, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Feds move deadline for states' water deal

Georgia, Florida and Alabama have been given at least an additional week to reach a settlement on their 18-year water dispute, which largely centers on water from Lake Lanier.

February 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Ex-teacher charged with molestation allegedly flees with daughter

A former Gainesville Elementary School teacher charged with molesting students in the classroom is considered a fugitive after violating conditions of his bond, authorities said Saturday.

Jerry Norman Jones, 51, was visiting his 4-year-old daughter Friday morning in Cumming when he left with the girl, in violation of bond conditions that prohibited unsupervised contact, Gainesville Police Lt. Brian Kelly said.

February 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two charged in motorcycle shop blaze

Authorities believe Alan Kilgore nearly lost his life for a $1,000 fee.

February 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Valentine cards, candy recalled

Several thousand Pokémon Valentine's Day cards with lollipops are being recalled because the candy may contain metal fragments.

February 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forestry study says branch out

GAINESVILLE - A recently released forestry management plan includes both accolades and advice for local government's tree ordinances.

February 27, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Iraqi girl released from Tenn. hospital

A 2-year-old Iraqi girl who underwent open-heart surgery on Monday left the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to continue her recuperation with a host family in suburban Nashville.

Amenah Al-Bayati is said to doing well after doctors repaired a hole in her heart and redirected the blood flow to her lungs. Both her mother and doctors have noted the improvement in her color. Prior to the surgery, the lack of oxygen had caused her to have blue lips and blueness in her extremities.

February 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Arson blamed in house fire

A fire that destroyed an unoccupied home early Tuesday in Clermont was intentionally set, fire officials said Friday.

February 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


'Trees are terrific:' Arbor Day marked at history center

GAINESVILLE - Arbor Day got an official nod from two governmental bodies Friday and area students picked up awards for their drawings of trees.

February 27, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County: U.S. 129 traffic to shift Monday

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to shift traffic on U.S. 129 Monday as it widens the highway from the Jefferson Bypass to Ga. 330 in Jackson County.

February 26, 2008 | | Local


Jackson County student gets 3 years for bomb plot

JEFFERSON - Saying he didn't believe Andrew Criswell intended to hurt anyone when he brought a homemade bomb fashioned from black powder and wires into Jackson County Comprehensive High School, a judge sentenced the emotionally troubled teen to three years in prison Thursday.

February 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mansion fire remains under investigation

Gainesville fire officials are asking for the public's help in the probe of a fire that severely damaged an unfinished $2 million home on Riverside Drive Sunday.

February 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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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