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Lanier just 2 inches from record low level

The level of Lake Lanier on Sunday neared its lowest level since the lake began filling up more than 50 years ago as a record-setting drought continues to bake Northeast Georgia.

At 6 p.m., Lake Lanier's level was at 1,052.77 feet above sea level, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Web site. The lake is now about two inches above the previously recorded low of 1,052.66, recorded in December 1981.

November 22, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rucker foundation refocusing on youth

Beulah Rucker always strove to, in her words, "light a torch of instruction" for Hall County's youth.

Now the foundation that takes her name looks to further that mission as it refocuses its efforts to reach young people.

November 22, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Firefighters get oxygen masks for pets

Fido can breathe easier now.

November 21, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


BB Bandits busted, police say

Police say a group of teenagers who got their kicks from shooting up car windows and businesses with a high-powered BB gun together face more than 400 criminal charges following their arrests early Friday.

November 21, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


West Hall teen receives presidential recommendation to Air Force Academy

Ever since watching a television show about airplanes and the military, Alex Hutcheson was hooked.

November 21, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Group home gets fresh hope from city

GAINESVILLE -- The Agora House soon could have a place to call home.

November 21, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Davis students wear pink with a purpose

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Think pink.

November 21, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Corps cuts Lake Lanier water releases

The flow of water from the Chattahoochee River should be slowing after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reach an agreement that they say will not harm federally protected mussels and sturgeon in the Apalachicola River.

November 21, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


DA to seek death penalty in August murder

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh filed notice of intent to seek the death penalty Friday against a 19-year-old drifter accused of raping and stabbing to death a homeless woman in August.

November 21, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT schedules open house about widening U.S. 129

Even as major road work continues to remake opposite ends of Ga. 53 in Hall County, the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing for a proposal to widen U.S. 129 north of Gainesville and build two new bridges.

November 20, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Cold front brings rain to Georgia

ATLANTA - A cold front moving through Georgia brought a sprinkling of overnight rain to the parched northern hills of the state, but it was far from the drenching needed to bust the region out of a record drought.

November 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Poultry industry must balance water conservation with food safety

An official of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association said water conservation in the poultry industry has taken on a new importance because of the drought.

November 20, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Teen overcomes medical condition to excel for Gainesville

If Corey Clark had a problem on the field or in the gym, it was having too much heart.

November 20, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


INK to spend Sunday celebrating families

From 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, families of all sizes are invited to a celebration at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

November 20, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Downtown Gainesville jumps on Christmas early

In all its lighted garland glory, Christmas came early to downtown Gainesville.

November 20, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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UNG among fittest colleges in US

The wealth of opportunities to stay fit at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus has landed the school on a list of fittest colleges in the U.S.

September 04, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


To our readers: Our apology for late deliveries

Due to a variety of unexpected issues, many of our subscribers have received their home delivered copies of The Times late this week, in some cases hours later than normal.

September 04, 2014 | | Local


GSP: Witness says man was drinking just before fatal wreck

Alcohol may have played a role in a Wednesday night fatal wreck in Oakwood, with one witness telling authorities that she had seen the driver drinking earlier at a nearby restaurant.

September 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investigator describes jealousy as possible motive in apartment shooting

The suspect in the Atlanta Street Apartments shooting last month may have become upset over possible infidelity, a Gainesville police investigator said Thursday morning.

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Holiday Marina patrons spot body of drowning victim

The drowning victim authorities have been searching for since Monday has been found.

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Meals on Wheels is hungry for volunteers

A small picnic basket of food and the effort behind it has renewed Mattie Carol Lee's faith in humanity.

"You guys have been great," she said, the first stop on Meals on Wheels' route 8. "You've taken a load off me."

September 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Storm brings heavy rains

A strong thunderstorm Wednesday evening in Hall County has led to a flash flood warning and some sporadic power outages in South Hall, according to Scott Cagle, fire marshal and deputy Emergency Management Agency director.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Search for woman cut short by weather

Authorities continued their search Wednesday but still have not found the victim of a possible drowning reported Monday night, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

September 04, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Affordable Care Act: Health insurance deadline nears

Americans covered by health insurance through the federal exchange have until Friday to provide missing information or they will lose coverage Sept. 30.

September 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Disability group to address legislative policy during visit

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities will stop in Gainesville today to hear from people living with disabilities.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County reschedules commission meeting

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has moved its voting meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 11 to 10 a.m. that same day.

September 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Judge imposes $10K fine on attorney general’s office, head of ethics commission

A judge Wednesday imposed fines of $10,000 each on the Georgia attorney general's office and the head of the state ethics commission, saying they had failed to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the commission.

September 04, 2014 | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | 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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