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Chaplain in Iraq: Music can be our solace

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

November 22, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


Weak economy hasn’t stopped donations to United Way

Although many businesses and individuals are facing tough financial times, that hasn't stopped them from giving back to the community.

November 22, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Adults help students plant tulips on school campus

As the mercury threatens to dip below freezing, New Holland Core Knowledge Academy students, faculty and staff braved the elements to plant nearly 700 tulip bulbs Tuesday on school grounds.

November 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School board talks technology during tour

More than $9 million of Hall County school system funds were allocated for classroom technology in the past three years, and school board members visited four schools Monday to see how those funds were implemented.

November 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgia DOT to hold meeting about Lula bridge project

A public meeting on a proposed bridge replacement and road alignment on Ga. 52 in Lula is set for Dec. 2 at Lula Elementary School.

November 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County marks rabies case No. 41

Hall County marked its 40th case of rabies last Friday, but the epidemic shows no sign of slowing down.

November 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Bobby Gruhn Field gets named field of the year

The Sports Turf Managers Association, a national organization, named City Park Stadium's Bobby Gruhn Field its Schools and Parks Football Field of the Year.

November 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Boat ramp construction at Laurel Park starts soon

Construction on the new Laurel Park boat ramp is set to begin Thursday.

November 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Parks and Rec is Agency of the Year, again

Gainesville Parks and Recreation recently received the Agency of the Year award from the Georgia Recreation and Park Association for the second year in a row.

November 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton church gets a hand from others in Oakwood

While some people spent their weekend watching college football or hiding indoors from the cold weather, members from three local Baptist churches traveled to Hoschton and helped a fellow ministry rebuild its sanctuary.

On March 30, Crossview Church in Hoschton caught fire just hours after Sunday morning services had finished.

November 20, 2008 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Holiday movies may spark slow ticket sales

Batman is a fictional superhero to most, but to movie theater managers like Austin Nichols, he's a real hero for bringing customers to theaters this summer.

"If 'Dark Knight' did not come out ... our industry would be very, very hurt right now," Nichols said. "It definitely saved a lot of the industry."

November 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


A rite of passage: How one culture celebrates a young girl’s coming-of-age

When you are Latina, life begins at 15 with the biggest party you've ever seen.

November 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch employee keeps water, sewer pumping for soaring growth

FLOWERY BRANCH - A lifelong government worker, Jimmy Dean shows no signs of slowing in his second career in Flowery Branch.

November 20, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Healthy Monday: Smokeout aims to help you quit lighting up

If you're a smoker, chances are you'd prefer not to be.

November 20, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Judge won’t restrict hearings access in murder case

A Hall County judge denied a defense motion to restrict public access to the pretrial hearings for an upcoming murder trial.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gibbs signs on as new Dawson schools chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Tuition to rise for all students at state colleges

DAHLONEGA - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 16, 2014 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Justus approved as West Hall High principal

Eight years ago, while coaching a summer baseball game, Scott Justus got the call to see if he was interested in pursuing an assistant principal's job at West Hall High School.

April 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Renovated downtown building open for business

An old red brick building in downtown Lula is once again open for business after decades of neglect.

April 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council may ease pawnshop rules

A second reading and final vote on easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located will be heard when Gainesville City Council meets tonight.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Basin group moves forward on water plan

A private group with a vested interest in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin has asked its consultants to begin drafting a water management plan for the basin.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gateway to Hope plans night of fun for good cause

The annual Gateway to Hope fundraiser set for Friday aims tobenefit victims of domestic violence.

April 14, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville City Schools lowers graduation requirement

Gainesville High School students now need only 23 credits to graduate, down from 24 last year and 28 just a few years ago.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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