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Lake’s watercraft population tops 40,000

If all the people who had boats stored in Hall, Gwinnett, Forsyth and Dawson counties took them all out on Lake Lanier on the same day, the waters would be filled with more than 40,000 watercraft, ranging from million dollar houseboats to Jet Skis and homemade skiffs.

May 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Business leaders smiling as Lake Lanier rises

Rick Skoglund usually loses money in April at Skogie's, his seasonal restaurant at Gainesville Marina off Dawsonville Highway.

May 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Drought may have helped fish population

The drought and subsequent return of water to Lake Lanier may have made for fatter fish this summer and a larger population of fish next year, said Nick Jamison, a fisheries biologist for the state's Department of Natural Resources.

May 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Lake Lanier is up, but status quo or full pool still uncertain

What a difference a year - and about 8 feet of water - can make.

May 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Memorial Day events

As we pause to remember the sacrifices made by the men and women of the armed forces this Memorial Day, let us also remember to protect that for which they so valiantly gave all, our freedoms.

May 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Hoschton committee examines pay, pumps, police

HOSCHTON - City well repairs, wastewater stimulus funding, employee health insurance and the police department's future were among issues discussed at three recent Hoschton committee meetings.

May 23, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local

JAKES Day helps youngsters get hooked on the outdoors

Jeremy Martin, 8, cradled the 20-gauge shotgun in his arms and yelled out "pull!" before blasting away at a flying fluorescent orange disc under the close supervision of a firearms instructor.

May 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Charred churches get some help rebuilding

When a church is burned down, it can be a tragic experience for the congregation. That is why one local group is dedicated to supporting and helping those churches rebuild.

May 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Holiday weekend warm, but storms may butt in

As you head out this weekend to the various Memorial Day activities, you may want to be sure to have an umbrella handy.

May 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

DNR ready for increased boat traffic

Like the water level, the number of boating accidents, boating under the influence arrests and drownings in 2008 all were down on Lake Lanier from previous years.

May 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Local soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Now in his second tour of duty for his second branch of the military, Army Spc. Andy "Sully" Sullens isn't ready for a roadside bomb to keep him from his mission.

May 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Fire and police departments investigate bus yard fire

Nine Gainesville city school buses were damaged by an early-morning fire Friday that investigators said could have been caused by arson.

May 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Rabid fox confirmed in North Hall; county's 11th case

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has reported the 11th confirmed rabies case this year, the latest linked to a fox in the Payne Road area of North Hall County.

May 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Area teachers earn Master Teacher honors

Four local teachers have gained Master Teacher certification, a honor bestowed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission based on gains in student achievement.

May 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Deal fills key roles on campaign staff

Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, has filled three key leadership positions on his campaign staff in his bid for governor in 2010.

May 23, 2009 | | Local

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A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver begged for mercy before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jury selection begins for taxi driver slaying case

A panel of 50 prospective jurors entered Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom Monday morning to be seated for the murder case ...

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board approves $394K in updates

Some needed updates are coming to multiple Gainesville schools, including new bathrooms at the Gainesville Middle School baseball and softball fields.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall government still trying to control health care costs

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but controlling health care costs continues to be an issue for local government.

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Homeowner discovers ‘wall of fire’ in garage

An Old Whelchel Road homeowner working on his lawnmower returned to the garage Monday afternoon and found flames, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Train strikes van driven by elderly man; no one injured

An elderly Cornelia man left his car stuck on the railroad tracks Saturday before a train arrived, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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