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Hall’s YMCA branching out

The Hall County YMCA is getting a new name.

Beginning Jan. 1, the organization will be called the Georgia Mountains YMCA, serving communities across Northeast Georgia.

November 14, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Caped hero urges kids to conserve water

GAINESVILLE -- Captain Conservation, Gainesville's water-saving superhero, swept into Lanier Elementary School on Friday hoping to defeat his arch enemy, the water waster.

November 14, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Horse track owner found not guilty in betting operation

Last year, when dozens of law enforcement officials raided Vincente Escandon's farm off Three Bridges Road near Gillsville, they were convinced they had busted a major horse-racing gambling operation.

This week, a Hall County jury needed more convincing.

November 14, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Move from old jail complete

For folks who saw a caravan of cop cars with flashing blue lights stopping traffic along the Queen City Parkway/Candler Road corridor this week: No, the president wasn't in town.

Rather, it was part of the transfer of more than 500 inmates from the old Hall County jail to the new jail, which was completed Thursday night in an operation that was both high-alert and hush-hush.

November 14, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Veterans get a schoolhouse salute

Wauka Mountain Elementary School held a "Walk of Honor" for military veterans Friday, with students cheering and waving flags as veterans, many in uniform, passed by them down school hallways.

November 14, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Internet safety videos unveiled at Lakeview Academy

A group of Lakeview Academy high school students talked to Lakeview middle schoolers Thursday morning about Internet safety.

November 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sweet, free rides: County sheriff’s office wins Harley, Gainesville police Dodge Magnum

Sometimes it helps to be lucky and good.

November 13, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New school board member ‘puzzled’ by Ballowe letter

Gainesville City Board of Education member-elect Sammy Smith said Thursday he was surprised and "simply puzzled" by a letter sent by Superintendent Steven Ballowe responding to one of his campaign mailers.

November 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


GB&T says it's business as usual despite sale

In today's economic climate, any news about banks changing ownership is likely to spark questions and concerns. Last week's announcement that GB&T Bancshares was being sold to SunTrust was no exception.

November 13, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


VFW Post 8452 shows off new digs Saturday

Military veterans and civilians are invited to a grand opening for the new home of a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Saturday.

November 13, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


West Hall seniors prepare for their final game

he West Hall High School Spartans define a Spartan as a person of great courage and self-discipline, who is brave and undaunted by pain or danger.

November 13, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall commission talks about bringing new reservoir on line

The water in Lake Lanier may be emptying, but the county is full of ideas for how to deal with the most severe drought seen by the region in decades.

November 13, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Defendant enters 'not guilty' plea in murder case

A defendant charged with murder in the shooting death of a Gainesville woman entered a formal not guilty plea Thursday.

November 12, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Police: Bank robbery suspect arrested

Hall County SWAT team members arrested a suspect in a Suwanee bank robbery Wednesday morning in Flowery Branch, officials said.

November 12, 2007 | | Local


Skaggs: Hall County set for annual Farm City Breakfast

Many may find it hard to believe, but Agriculture is among the largest industries in Hall County. Hall County agriculture accounted for more than $275 million in farmgate income in 2006. And in Georgia, Agriculture is the number one industry by far, representing more than $10.5 billion in farmgate income in 2006.

November 12, 2007 | Billy Skaggs | Local


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Georgia Milestones exam will not affect grades or retention this year

Students in Georgia will not be held back or graded this year based on results of the Georgia Milestones standardized tests.

September 03, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


2 arrested after $16K in drugs found

Following a search of a Gainesville home, two residents were arrested in connection with manufacturing marijuana, among other charges.

September 03, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Firefighter treated for heat exhaustion Monday released

The firefighter who suffered heat exhaustion Monday was treated and released, Gainesville Fire Division Chief Keith Smith said.

September 03, 2014 | Times staff report | Local


City school board discusses enrollment, approves millage

Gainesville schools have more students enrolled today than they did at the end of last year.

September 03, 2014 | Times staff report | Local


Forest Service celebrates 50-year anniversary of woodland law

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law 50 years ago today, with no North Georgia lands included in the bill.

September 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area food drive asks for donations

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank is asking people to "Lend a Hand, Give a Can" and donate canned food at local grocery stores during the next two weeks.

September 03, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville water rates to remain unchanged

Gainesville City Council voted 4-1 today to leave water rates unchanged and raise the account service fee 85 cents.

September 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities searching water for drowning victim

Authorities are searching this morning for the victim of a possible drowning reported Monday night, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

September 02, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville botanical garden renamed

The previously dubbed Smithgall Woodland Garden is now called the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville.

September 02, 2014 | BY KRISTEN OLIVER koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Good weather propels Ga. 347 work

Orange construction barrels are scattered across 7 miles of Ga. 347 as road crews are taking advantage of the summer's good weather to move along two separate widening efforts in what is Hall County's biggest road project.

September 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville councilman spearheads neighborhood watch

A Gainesville city councilman, working with the police department, is organizing a neighborhood watch program for the location of two recent West Avenue killings.

September 02, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Possible drowning reported near Big Creek Park

A possible drowning Monday night was the second incident of the day to mar the end of the holiday weekend on Lake Lanier.

September 02, 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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