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Flowery Branch man leaves lake authority for properties commission

Kevin Clark, who was named in July as executive director of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority, has been appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue as interim state property officer and director of the Georgia Building Authority and State Properties Commission.

November 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tri-state legal battle over water on hold — for now

The legal wrangling over water between Georgia, Florida and Alabama appears to be at a truce for the moment.

November 25, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville High grad and Pentagon official says Air Force must modernize

The director of the U.S. Air Force 60th Anniversary Task Force told Gainesville Rotarians on Monday that the Air Force is facing a fiscal challenge in the effort to modernize and capitalize its operational systems and equipment.

November 24, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Upcoming rain won't break the drought

With a forecast calling for rain over the next five days, there just might be one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Corps to decide next month on further flow reductions

Federal officials say they will decide next month whether to further reduce water released into Florida from north Georgia's Lake Lanier and other reservoirs.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages regional water resources, said Monday at a court hearing in Jacksonville it will announce by Dec. 7 whether to cut water flows by another 5 percent.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


City schools want to delay projects

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe asked the City Board of Education Monday night to hold back on some $2.5 million in projects to better prepare the district for the costs of a sixth elementary school.

November 24, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commander takes reins at Hall County jail

Though Hall County Sheriff's Capt. Danny Woods was in on the ground floor of planning for the new $54 million Hall County jail, he didn't expect to be its first commander.

November 24, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood keeps on growing: Planning board approves more land to be annexed

The Oakwood Zoning and Planning Board met Monday evening and approved the annexation of two private properties currently used as residences. The properties are two of more than 100 parcels of land Oakwood has annexed since Jan. 1. The two parcels amount to about two acres.

November 24, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lake Lanier at record low and still dropping

As Lake Lanier sunk past its previous record low level Monday night, a panel of experts in Lumpkin County deferred many questions about the future to God.

November 24, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


INK's family day puts priority on play

In honor of National Family Week, Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids opened its doors Sunday afternoon to dozens of local families for a special Honoring Families Celebration.

The celebration featured a variety of family-oriented events such as a magic show, face painting, pottery painting and a live reading of a Dr. Seuss book from State Rep. Doug Collins.

November 23, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Pioneering educator still wields influence

BY JEFF GILL

November 23, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man dies in wreck

A 26-year-old Gainesville man was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck on Ga. 60 near the Silverwood subdivision in Hall County. Georgia State Patrol responded to the accident at about 3 a.m. According to the accident report, Adrian Harper, 26, lost control of his vehicle, collided with an embankment and was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Harper was not wearing a seat belt, and officials are unsure what caused the wreck. It is unknown at this point if alcohol was involved. Officials are investigating the incident.

November 23, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Co-directors aim to help people with disabilities

GAINESVILLE - A local organization serving young adults with disabilities has two new co-directors dedicated to improving their quality of life.

In September, Brad Whitmire and Margie Sinclair joined the staff of Our Neighbor Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to give independence to young adults with physical disabilities.

November 23, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Fire destroys home in Flowery Branch

The Hall County Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Overby Road in Flowery Branch. Audra Thompson and her 11-year-old daughter were home when the fire began in the garage. Hall County Fire Capt. Scott Cagle said the fire was possibly caused because of combustible items located too closely to the gas water heater. The home is valued at $175,000, and the fire caused an estimated $25,000 in damage. No one was injured in the blaze.

November 23, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier flirts with new low

As a record-setting drought continues to bake Northeast Georgia, Lake Lanier's water level on Sunday neared its lowest since it began filling up more than 50 years ago.

November 23, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Dawson deputy cleared of wrongdoing in arrest of woman at political rally

Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman.

September 01, 2014 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Class Notes: Twitter campaign invites Ellen DeGeneres to Brenau University

Some students at Brenau University have started a hashtag campaign to bring talk-show host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres to the school.

September 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Driver services center improving customer service, use of technology

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is improving its technology and customer services, starting in Gainesville.

September 01, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville Domestic Violence Center builds new playground

A Gainesville domestic violence center recently built a playground to help families feel more at ease while living at the shelter and transitional housing.

September 01, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Kids’ dangerous summer affects rescuers

Flames burst out of the house as Hall County firefighter John Waldrop responded to one of the more difficult calls of his career.

August 31, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


School district offices support schools behind the scenes

Education happens in the classroom, but there's plenty going on behind the scenes.

August 31, 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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