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Special time of prayer for plane crash survivors

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN ­- It is a temporary job, but one that Katy Paul has embraced.

August 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kids Wish Network helps diabetic see her dreams come true

Amber Collins got to start Tuesday morning like few others have - by taking a seat behind the sheriff's desk.

August 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall advances Glades Reservoir project

Hall County is one step closer to making the Glades Reservoir a reality.

August 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County couple survives plane crash in Colombia

Neighbors and friends are rejoicing that a Jackson County couple survived a Monday plane crash on a Caribbean resort but are anxiously awaiting further word on their conditions.

August 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Despite study, Red Cross teaching rescue breathing CPR

Although a recent study has called into question the role of rescue breathing during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, American Red Cross officials say teaching practices will remain unchanged - for now.

August 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Feeding Our Future drive aims to help 50 families

Under a new food drive in Hall County, 50 local families will receive monthly boxes of food throughout the 2010-2011 school year.

August 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GDOT taking new ideas for road improvements

When it comes to planning for long-range improvement projects, the Georgia Department of Transportation is hoping to get input from the community.

August 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Late missionary honored during service at Riverbend

Hundreds of people packed Riverbend Baptist Church Tuesday morning to mourn the passing of Richard Kowalske, a Gainesville-based missionary who died of malaria after returning from a trip to Uganda.

August 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adult clubs may be banned from selling alcohol

If a proposed adult entertainment ordinance passes, Gainesville's sole adult entertainment business won't be able to serve alcohol under an ownership change.

August 17, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Elachee animal exhibit gets face-lift

Elachee Nature Science Center is renovating its 20-year-old live animal exhibit, with plans to reopen it to the public on Aug. 28.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dad works to raise awareness of lightning safety, CPR

Matt Brady hopes an upcoming youth lacrosse benefit tournament will raise awareness about lightning safety and CPR.

August 16, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville High students may get to create their own classes

Gainesville High School students may soon be able to create their own classes.

August 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall seeks federal money for roads

Hall County is taking a second shot at getting some federal stimulus money to help with a couple of much-needed road projects.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church builds shelters for Haitians

A Gainesville church will turn its parking lot into a giant workshop this weekend to help build homes for people in Haiti who have been displaced by the earthquake.

August 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schools’ technology earns them a spot on TV show

Some Hall County third-graders and sixth-graders soon will get their five minutes of fame.

August 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Graffiti-covered houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat covered in graffiti saw its last day on Lake Lanier's waters Friday before making its way to a salvage yard

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Halftime Heroes: Flowery Branch band drums up passion

Flowery Branch High School's marching band has two senior drum majors: one who only started band so his mom would let him play baseball ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family fun day aims to bring awareness of homelessness

If Deondre Williams had his way, every community in the country would hear his message about homelessness.

August 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall firefighter, sister taking essentials to Louisiana flood victims

When Hall County residents Stacey Boling and Damon Migliore heard of the devastation from flooding in Louisiana, it wasn't a distant place suffering. It ...

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power restored after outage knocks out traffic signals, businesses in downtown Gainesville

A power outage knocked out several traffic signals Thursday in Gainesville along both E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways and affected other downtown sites ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks opening Friday morning on Thompson Bridge Road

Coffee lovers have another reason to smile. The Starbucks on Thompson Bridge Road opens at 5 a.m. Friday.

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.6 percent from June to July in statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board, Creel agree on contract in closed meeting

The Gainesville Board of Education and Wanda Creel, superintendent for the city schools, have reached an agreement about her contract, but the details of that ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some BBQ from these local restaurants

Savannah King ranks local BBQ restaurants with emojis in this week's episode of GO. Emojis provided for free by emojione.com.

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Family honors 100-year-old matriarch with birthday party

Dozens gathered at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center on Wednesday night in Gainesville to honor the 100-year-old Dora Nowells, who has spent eight decades in ...

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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