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Restoration program awards grants for wetlands

Southern Co., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Association of Counties and Wildlife Habitat Council announced that 10 new wetland, riparian and coastal conservation grants have been awarded in the Southeast through the Five Star Restoration Program.

July 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County to pursue funds for reservoir

Water worries are prompting some to seek out creative solutions.

July 28, 2008 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Olympic recognition: US committee names regatta competitor ‘athlete of the month’

When Emily Vinson was in the fifth grade she realized that ballet slippers did not quite fit her. She decided to try flatwater kayaking on for size.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Community embraces slain soldier’s family

A fallen soldier returned home to a hero's welcome Wednesday.

July 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jilted bride sues after wedding called off

A high-priced diamond engagement ring was passed among Hall County jurors Tuesday as they prepared to decide if it was evidence of a binding contract.

July 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jury awards jilted bride $150,000

A Hall County man owes his ex-fiancee $150,000 for breaking off their engagement, a jury decided Wednesday.

July 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cleanup under way at Mansfield Oil after Tuesday night storms

Tuesday night storms brought much-needed rain to the area, but they also downed trees and caused property damage that kept residents and clean-up crews busy Wednesday.

July 27, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Candidates for state court judge narrowed to two

Hall County Solicitor-General Larry Baldwin and Gainesville private practice attorney Ann Shuler are the finalists for a third Hall County State Court judgeship, the office of Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday.

July 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Spiritual tradition: Churches turn to camp meetings to spread the word

The tradition of camp meetings goes back to the early 1800s, when early farmers and their families would gather at a location for a time of spiritual renewal.

July 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


City cleans up 50,000-gallon spill

Some 50,000 gallons of wastewater has spilled into a tributary of Balus Creek, according to the Gainesville Public Utilities Department.

July 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


New Publix planned in Braselton

BRASELTON - A Publix shopping center is under development at the intersection of Friendship and Spout Springs roads in Braselton.

July 26, 2008 | BY NIKKI YOUNG Times regional staff | Local


Plan would reopen 2 boat ramps on Lanier

Boat ramps may continue to close if the water level keeps dropping in Lake Lanier. But Doug Aiken of the Hall County Taxpayers Association presented a plan to the Hall County Board of Commissioners at Monday's work session to get some of the ramps up and running again.

July 26, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Opponents can't keep Jackson County from approving new sports complex

JEFFERSON - Despite a planning department error and opposition from a few residents, the proposed private sports complex in West Jackson is on its way to becoming a reality.

July 26, 2008 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Child scalded in bath is taken to Grady

A Flowery Branch woman who heated water on a stove top to give her 10-month-old son a bath Tuesday accidentally scalded the boy, a fire official said.

July 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lula's future includes new sewer plant

A multimillion-dollar sewage treatment plant is the beginning of the explosive growth Lula hopes for during the next few years. The City Council sealed the deal when it approved a loan for more than $4 million.

July 26, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Laurel Fest says goodbye to summer

Though we may be reluctant to bid summer farewell, visitors to Saturday's Laurel Summer Fest did so in style.

August 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man injured in stabbing at Gainesville mobile home park

A man has been transferred for medical treatment after being stabbed in Gainesville.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Chestatee backers out in support at season opener after faith controversy

Beyond the usual sea of maroon garb under the Friday night lights of the high school football season opener were crosses borne by some of the Chestatee High School faithful.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


County considers closing part of South Hall road

Hall County is considering whether to close part of a dirt and gravel road that links two major South Hall roads in response to resident concerns about dumping in the area.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County firefighters salute injured coworkers

Hall County firefighters stood on Interstate 985 overpasses Friday afternoon as the last of three injured coworkers came home. At Friendship Road, five Station 8 firefighters saluted as the small northbound caravan carrying Will Griffin passed underneath about 3 p.m.Griffin was training July 22 in an aerial ladder bucket with fellow firefighters T.J. Elliott and Stephen Jackson when the truck's ladder malfunctioned, falling an estimated 44 feet and sending the three to hospitals. Griffin, 24, has been recuperating at Shepherd Spinal Center's spinal cord injury unit in Atlanta and will continue rehab as an outpatient ...

August 29, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Stay safe on roads, lake over holiday weekend, law agencies urge

Emergency personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun but safe Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Former GHS star Watson makes college debut today in Athens

Fans of Gainesville High, Georgia and Clemson will come together today as the state's record holder in career passing yards and touchdowns returns home for his collegiate debut.

August 29, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Gainesville officials decided Kelly had to go as chief

Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly resigned Friday morning in a move the mayor said was in the city's best interest.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Football big business for local restaurants, retailers

Football, at every level of competition, is more profitable than ever.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County mum on deal over firetruck involved in July 22 accident

The ladder truck that malfunctioned during a training exercise last month and injured three Hall County firefighters was inspected by an asset protection solutions group and signed off on by a battalion chief, but Hall County officials have declined to share any communication among themselves about the truck.

August 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Road work at Clarks Bridge resumes after 45-day wait

Construction crews have been back at work this week at Clarks Bridge, where a replacement project had stalled for 45 days to ensure the support for a retaining wall had compacted and settled as needed.

August 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside cadet finds support at school

Ben Brewer, a senior at Riverside Military Academy, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top chef: Food festival brings 3 masters to Gainesville

Three master chefs from Taiwan gave demonstrations Thursday to culinary students at Lanier Career Center in Gainesville as part of the school's international food festival.

August 28, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local




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