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Jury selection begins in death penalty trial

Hall County's first death penalty trial in more than three years began Monday with the start of jury selection that is expected to last at least a week.

August 16, 2008 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia revenue collections fall 6.6 percent

Gov. Sonny Perdue says state revenue collections for last month fell 6.6 percent from this time last year. Revenue for the first month of the 2008-09 fiscal year totaled $1.2 billion, a decrease of $86.4 million from the same month a year ago.

August 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall schools: Shifting grade levels will ease overcrowding

Hall County educators fielded few complaints from parents concerned about the district's proposal to shuffle some middle and high school grade levels to different schools in the Flowery Branch area.

August 16, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Wounded deputy in stable condition at Grady

The Hall County deputy who was shot in Lula Monday will face another surgery Wednesday, Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Strickland said.

August 16, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall officials say 4 ramps could be extended

The dwindling number of open boat ramps on Lake Lanier likely will go up after Hall County officials announced at Monday's work session that four ramps could be extended.

August 16, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect dead, deputy injured in Lula standoff

Monday morning began like any other in Lula.

August 16, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New Kroger store set to open Thursday in South Hall

Grocery competition in South Hall is about to get stiffer.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winder man, 18, drowns in Lake Lanier

The Hall County Sheriff's Office dive team recovered the body of an 18-year-old Winder man in Lake Lanier on Sunday evening after the man had become separated from his friends earlier in the day.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax bills will go out on time

Though Gov. Sonny Perdue is delaying the Homeowner Tax Relief Grant, for now, tax bills will be sent out as usual, said Hall County Tax Commissioner Keith Echols.

August 15, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Johnson High assistant principal making progress after accident

An assistant principal at Johnson High School remained in an Atlanta hospital's intensive care unit Sunday, two days after a one-car wreck on Poplar Springs Road.

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Pet CPR, first aid class scheduled

The Humane Society of Hall County and the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross are set to hold a pet CPR and first aid class at 1 p.m. Sept. 13. The class will be held at the Adoption Center at 845 W. Ridge Road in Gainesville.

In this four-hour course, participants will learn to recognize an emergency situation for their pet, administer first aid and discover other ways to keep their pet healthy and happy. All participants must preregister. The cost is $35 and checks can be made payable to the American Red Cross.

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Government meeting schedule

Public government meetings coming up this week include:

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gator, boats, but still not enough water in Lake Lanier

From an alligator to a big boating bash, Lake Lanier seemed to feature a little of everything last week, except higher water levels.

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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


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New website gives Hall residents access to property info

Hall County has announced the launch of a new Geographic Information Systems website that will allow residents to access property and tax assessment information.

September 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville still looking to repay water refunds

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is still looking to repay about $23,000 in unclaimed water refunds.

September 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Study: Income gap may complicate Ga. sales tax plans

ATLANTA - A new study suggests the growing share of income earned by the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.

September 15, 2014 | Ray Henry Associated Press | Local


Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum

September 15, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


UNG to help boost teachers’ knowledge of science

In an increasingly technology-centered society, science education is growing in importance. Even on its own, it remains a critical part of helping students develop thinking and problem-solving skills.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in North Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

September 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fall festivities chug into the Lula Train Depot

Lula held its inaugural fall festival Saturday, hosted by the Lula-Belton Historical Society, even as rain clouds threatened the cloudy blue skies.

September 13, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hot rides, chili take over in Flowery Branch

Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to one of Flowery Branch's much-loved annual events.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for testing change

Hall County schools are getting ready for a big transition.

September 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The changing face of civic engagement

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local officials plan for life after SPLOST

Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.

September 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atkins chosen as Times publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Charlotte Atkins has been named publisher of The Times.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Culture, competition ride Lanier’s waves in Dragon Boat event

Hall County residents may be used to a variety of boats on Lake Lanier, but thousands watched several unusual crafts on the lake Saturday during the 19th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Legendary GHS football announcer honored

Walt Snelling waves to an appreciative crowd at City Park Stadium along with wife Carol, right, and surrounded by family members during a special presentation honoring the longtime Gainesville High announcer.

September 13, 2014 | | Local


Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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