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The Top 10 local stories of 2008

The results of our online poll are in, and of 25 newsworthy events we selected from 2008, your votes helped pick the top 10. They ranged from the devastating - hiker Meredith Emerson abducted from Blood Mountain and later found dead - to the heroic, such as our local soldiers in Iraq honored in different ceremonies.

January 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator finds her calling

Sometimes, government comes to your home in a very personal and endearing way, and that's why Stepheine Bellotte says she has found her chosen career at the age of 27.

January 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Want a cheaper way to ring in the new year?

With New Year's Eve just a week after Christmas, no doubt many will be looking for economical ways to celebrate the holiday.

January 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More wrecks but fewer deaths, injuries during New Year's holiday

Georgia motorists had more crashes than expected this New Year travel period, but, as of 6 p.m. Sunday, fewer people died or were injured as result.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turpin has held numerous roles in Gainesville, Hall County schools

Fifteen years ago, Aaron Turpin moved to Hall County and spent his days teaching Gainesville High School band students the ins and outs of Sousa marches.

January 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road sign damage adds up

The next time you speed off the highway and just barely miss hitting the sign displaying the exit information, you may want to consider slowing down a bit more.

January 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Some Forsyth County residents say new crossing is dangerous

An intersection on the most recent extension of Market Place Boulevard in southern Forsyth County has residents concerned for their safety and turning to county officials for help.

January 04, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch council will talk about tax districts

The Flowery Branch City Council is set to discuss financing policy and procedures concerning its planned tax allocation district.

January 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Resolve to keep your resolutions

Making New Year's resolutions is as old as celebrating the holiday itself, and for just as long, people have been breaking them.

January 04, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Healthy Monday: Lose some weight the smart way this year

It should come as no surprise that losing weight is the most common New Year's resolution. With the long season of holiday indulgence finally over, many people aren't happy about what their bathroom scale is telling them.

January 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Local families plan DC trip for Obama’s swearing-in

Following an election in which President-elect Barack Obama carried only one precinct in Hall County, local Democrats are coming out of the woodwork and flocking to Washington, D.C., to view the inauguration ceremony from the Capitol lawn.

January 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville finances sound despite drop in revenues

The economy's toll on Gainesville's financial situation is clear from a recent financial report conducted by Rushton & Company.

January 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2008 leaves area short a few good citizens

A number of public officials and business leaders were among those who died in 2008.

January 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Elder abuse suspect has 7 probation violations

The last time James Douglas Holland faced a judge, he used the mother he was charged with beating twice before as an excuse.

January 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Alta Vista’s superintendent lobbies to have cemetery named as a historic site

Vince Evans rides through Alta Vista Cemetery as he might his old neighborhood, pointing out different people and noting their significant achievements or quirky characteristics.

January 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville council OKs no change in water rates

Gainesville City Council approved keeping water rates unchanged for 2015 in a final vote on the measure Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Relay for Life kicks off new year with childhood theme

Garbed in black and Relay for Life's signature purple, Lynn Stepp seemed to dress like the antagonist of "The Wizard of Oz," but she thought otherwise.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Retired lake manager recalled as passionate about Lanier

Chris Lovelady recalled disagreement in the office over Erwin Topper's idea to set up campground housing for Army Corps of Engineers volunteers working at Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road Atlanta prepares for upcoming Petit Le Mans

A prominent worldwide event is set to once again take place in South Hall County.

September 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville apartment fire displaces three people

An adult and two children were displaced Tuesday by a fire at the Atlanta Street Apartments in Gainesville, according to the city fire department.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities seize $100,000 of meth in Gainesville arrest

After showing up with a kilogram of methamphetamine at a predetermined location, according to authorities, a Cumming woman was arrested Thursday and charged with methamphetamine trafficking.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local schools make state list for high progress

Three Gainesville schools and two Hall County schools made a list for those with the highest progress in the state.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspects chased by Hall deputies face burglary, traffic charges

The two home invasion suspects pursued Monday by Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies have been charged with burglary and numerous traffic offenses, officials said.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


White Sulphur Road railroad crossing closed today

White Sulphur Road will be closed today at the railroad crossing between Pine Valley Road and Crescent Drive.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Processing of dock permits restarts today

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications after 8:30 a.m. today for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Cooler temps won’t hang around

It may feel like autumn this week, but summer hasn't had its last hurrah yet.

September 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to hold meeting on tax, water rates today

Gainesville City Council will hold second readings today to roll back the property tax rate and set the water rate.

September 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula city manager says tax agreement in the works

Hall County plans to present to the cities by Oct. 15 an intergovernmental agreement concerning a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money, Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin said Monday night.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspects crash into pine tree after pursuit by Hall deputies

Two Canton residents suspected in a home invasion crashed their truck Monday afternoon in the woods after a pursuit from Hall County deputies.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Orchestra, musicians hit sour note on contract talks

Kathy Amos of Gainesville has always been drawn to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra because the music it has produced "does something for my soul."

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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