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Gainesville pastor recalls slain Illinois preacher

A pastor gunned down during a service at his Illinois church this morning "was just a great, humble guy who loved the Lord, his family and his church very much," said a Gainesville pastor who had known him since 2003.

The Rev. Fred Winters of First Baptist Church in Maryville and the Rev. Jon Beck of New Holland Baptist Church, which is off Jesse Jewell Parkway, met at a 2003 leadership conference in Indianapolis.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Honor our fallen heroes by running

HOSCHTON - Since fighting began in Afghanistan and Iraq, nearly 5,000 U.S. troops have lost their lives, 144 from Georgia.

March 08, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Lyman Hall Elementary teacher receives state honor

Lyman Hall Elementary teacher Neusa Wendt has been honored with the Georgia Association for Gifted Children's Mary Frasier Equity & Excellence Award.

March 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


SPLOST could help pay off county's sewer loans

It is often said that sewer is the engine for economic development. But sewer doesn't come cheap.

March 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


One for the books: Enota second in state reading bowl

The Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy reading bowl team took home a second-place trophy Saturday in the state championship bowl.

March 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Assault weapon ban blasted by gun owners

When the 10-year federal ban on assault weapons expired in 2004, sports shooting enthusiast Tyler Cooper bought his first AR-15, a semi-automatic civilian version of the U.S. military's M-4 assault rifle.

March 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County must report progress on SPLOST projects

How do you know if projects approved for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funding are getting anywhere?

March 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Some internal clocks won’t spring forward so easily this weekend

You'll lose an hour of sleep tonight, and you won't get it back until November.

March 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Jefferson Elementary celebrates a week of whimsical Dr. Seuss

If you gave a 5-year-old a toy that was created more than 40 years ago, chances are they wouldn't find it terribly entertaining.

March 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Homebuilder camps out to spark sales

HOSCHTON - When he first began building homes in 1971, John Wieland took a direct role in marketing them.

March 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville to host seminar for female business owners

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center has scheduled a seminar to help woman-owned businesses succeed.

March 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man arrested in string of North Hall burglaries

A Cleveland man charged with breaking into a Nopone Road home earlier this week has been linked to three more burglaries, Hall County Sheriff's officials said Friday.

March 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau University offers new degree in the science of seniors

Over the next two decades, Georgia's population of people age 65 and older is expected to increase by 143 percent, to 1.2 million.

March 06, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Man arrested, pot seized in drug bust

A Jonesboro man remains in custody after his arrest in connection with the delivery of about 30 pounds of suspected marijuana.

March 06, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Cumming tax dodger convicted by Gainesville jury

Daniel Edward Turner didn't believe in the federal tax system and went to great lengths to avoid paying the Internal Revenue Service, authorities say.

March 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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