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Boys Scouts dinner to honor 3 local philanthropists

The Northeast Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts of America will host the annual American Values Dinner to honor three local heroes and support scouting.

March 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials haven't released name of wreck victim

The condition of a 50-year-old man whose pickup truck collided head-on with a sport utility vehicle on Thompson Mill Road Wednesday night was not immediately available Thursday.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall fourth-grader will be on ‘Atlanta & Company’ today

World Language Academy fourth-grader Allyson Lusco has been named the metro Atlanta area grand-prize winner for Sylvan Learning Center's Dr. Seuss poetry contest.

As the grand prize winner, Allyson will appear on the WXIA-TV's 11Alive television program "Atlanta & Company," according to a Hall schools news release. The show airs at 11 a.m. today.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation offering $165,000 in scholarships

About $165,000 in scholarships from the North Georgia Community Foundation will be available to graduating high school seniors this year.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Surf Web for Gainesville's bench, probation warrants

If there is a probation or bench warrant with your name on it in Gainesville, you might find it on the city's Web site.

March 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Missing man found safe in Greensboro

An 84-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer's disease was found safe 86 miles from Gainesville after being reported missing by his wife Thursday morning.

March 05, 2009 | From staff reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Schools hear few answers on local impact of stimulus funds

Many burning questions about how $77 billion in federal stimulus funds marked for education will prop up local budgets this year went unanswered in a statewide conference call with State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox.

March 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall humane society gives shelter to 57 dogs from alleged puppy mill

The Humane Society of Hall County has given shelter to 57 purebred dogs that were seized this week from an alleged puppy mill in Cumming.

March 05, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


All that glitters, and some that doesn't, is getting sold

Phyllis Moore inherited her late uncle's collection of stamps from the Civil War era and coins that dated back to 1650. On Thursday, the Habersham County resident came to Gainesville to find out the value of her inherited items and perhaps sell them.

March 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


US Rep. Deal backs openness for health care pricing

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, was among those on hand Thursday as President Barack Obama pumped health care allies and skeptics alike for ways to overhaul the nation's costly and frustrating system.

March 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jefferson Academy student actors review 20th century triumphs

Lindsey Nilsen knows more about the microwave than the average adult, and she's only 11.

March 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sheriff’s effort shines light on property crimes

Hall County sheriff's officials say they brought a full-court press to curb a spike in property crimes that peaked with 81 burglaries in December.

March 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman charged in arson of own home posts bail

CUMMING - A woman charged with torching her own home in January and making it look like a hate crime has been released on bond.

March 04, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Teachers, staff facing job losses

In the next few days, 100 Hall County school system employees will begin finding out that they will not have their contracts renewed this spring.

March 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


United Way exceeds $2 million goal

The United Way issued a challenge to the Hall County community, and area businesses rose to the occasion.

March 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall GOP unveils new headquarters

Local officials, state representatives and conservative voters turned out Tuesday night for the grand opening of the Hall County Republican Party's headquarters in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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