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Owner of landmark Flowery Branch grocery store aims to reopen

The $2.78 per gallon price at the gas pumps is a sure sign that Best Buy Quality Foods has been closed for a while.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Healthy Monday: Surgery through the belly button limits scars

Imagine surgery with no incisions. It would be like something Dr. McCoy used to do on "Star Trek."

August 15, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Contracts’ OK makes way for sewer expansion project’s start

In a little more than a year, the groundwork should be laid for more development between Gainesville and Oakwood.

August 15, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville vaccine inoculates 90 percent of poultry consumed in US

An executive with a poultry vaccine company said Monday that 90 percent of the chickens consumed in the U.S. are inoculated with a vaccine made in Gainesville.

August 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lanier drowning victim identified as 18-year-old Winder man

A man who drowned Sunday afternoon in Lake Lanier has been identified as Duy Nguyen, 18, of Winder.

August 15, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood plans new traffic light at McEver Road, H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway

Oakwood is planning to put a traffic light on busy McEver Road at H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford doctor to lead American Veterinary Medical Association

A Buford veterinarian has been named president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

August 15, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Chinese natives proud of nation’s Olympic moment

China is a mystery to many Americans.

August 14, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


SunTrust to fill gap for area charities

For years, Gainesville Bank & Trust had been a major sponsor of many civic and charitable events in Hall County. When news of the bank's merger with SunTrust was announced, it sent shock waves through many of the organizations that depended on the bank's sponsorship.

August 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


What's mine is yours: A living donor's tale

When I wake up in the morning, the furthest thing from my mind is, "I saved someone's life."

August 14, 2008 | Amber Allen | Local


JHS assistant principal remains in critical condition

An assistant principal at Johnson High School was in stable but in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital's intensive care unit Friday after a one-car wreck on Poplar Springs Road, school officials said.

Mike Adcock was flown by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital after he was trapped in his truck for more than an hour following the 6 a.m. accident, Hall County school system spokesman Gordon Higgins said.

August 13, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood and Stephen Gurr | Local


Girl burned by lighter

A 3-year-old girl suffered minor burns to her ankle while playing with a lighter Friday in an incident that a Hall County fire official said could have been much worse.

The girl, who was not named by officials because of federal privacy laws, was taken to the Lanier Park campus of Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment of first- and second-degree burns, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said.

August 13, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Tent revival: ‘Win souls for the Lord’

Spirits were high on Friday night as the sun was setting and devotion and worship began at the tent revival held by St. Paul United Methodist Church of Gainesville.

August 13, 2008 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hospital cutting ER delays

Local hospital officials were not surprised when a national report this week indicated that the average patient waits about an hour to see a doctor in the emergency room.

August 13, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County school board to consider shifting grades

Parents of Flowery Branch school children will have their first chance to comment on the Hall County school system's plans to reconfigure the area's schools on Monday.

With a new $36.5 million school complex on Spout Springs Road slated to open in August 2009, educators have decided to shuffle grade levels at the schools in the area, C.W. Davis Middle and Flowery Branch High, to accommodate the growth in South Hall, Superintendent Will Schofield said.

August 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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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


Renovations moving along

Work has been underway since January on the conversion of the old Sam's Club building on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 in Oakwood into Northeast Georgia Health System's corporate support service center. The building is being renovated to make it more conducive to office functions. According to Hall County records, the building's size is 107,826 square feet with a 2,072-square-foot "service repair garage." The building was built in 1992. A furniture store and flea market previously occupied the old Sam's building.

August 26, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Eyes on the Road: US 129 traffic to shift

Beginning Sept. 3, traffic on U.S. 129/Ga. 11 in Cleveland will be shifted west from O'Reilly Auto Parts to the Dollar General, opening a continuous turn lane from the O'Reilly store to Hope Drive.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hearing leaves Gainesville's Rogers wary of Common Core standards

LAWRENCEVILLE - State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, spent Monday hearing from educators and members of the public on Common Core education standards, part of what he says is a long learning process on how the standards are working for Georgia schools.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


South Hall home badly damaged in fire

One person escaped injury as a South Hall County home was seriously damaged in a fire Tuesday morning, according to Hall County Fire Services.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former president Jimmy Carter inspires Brenau students

The first assignment for freshmen at Brenau University this year included a rare opportunity - getting to meet with former President Jimmy Carter.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Judge mulling sanctions in Ga. ethics trial

August 26, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


No one qualifies yet for vacant Town Council seat

There are no candidates yet for Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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