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Residents: Martin Road plans still too much

Fewer homes didn't make these residents happy.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Farm helps deck halls for Perdue

The expedition to bring home the perfect Christmas tree is a long-standing tradition in many American homes, and it's no different at the governor's mansion.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New South Hall elementary maps released

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County school system is set to hear from the public on proposed new attendance boundary lines in South Hall County.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times takes you on a three-day 'Journey to Vietnam'

Beginning Sunday, The Times takes you on a three-day "Journey to Vietnam."

December 11, 2007 | | Local


Peachtree Doors to close Gainesville plant

Peachtree Doors announced Thursday that it would be closing its Gainesville plant on Ramsey Road and moving the production to a facility in Park Fall, Wis.

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Zell pens history of Young Harris, signs copies of new book today

When Zell Miller calls, there is no doubt who is on the line. The former governor and U.S. senator once described his own mountain twang as "flavored by the Blue Ridge" and "more barbed wire than honeysuckle."

December 11, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Grant to boost library’s space for teens

While libraries offer many programs for children and families, they sometimes struggle to reach the teenage crowd.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Hard work is the teacher at 3D Life

The Christmas spirit lives year round at the Three Dimensional Life regeneration home on Old Cornelia Highway.

November 29, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Forum on drought to offer information

A public meeting is scheduled Tuesday night to help people understand and cope with Georgia's drought. But if you want to sound off about who's to blame for Lake Lanier's record low level, you're better off writing a letter to the editor.

November 29, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Slaying suspect described as ‘creepy’

Growing up in Maryland, he was the polite, friendly neighborhood kid. In high school, he was the unruly, black-attired outcast. In Gainesville, he was regarded as a creepy stranger, and later, a jailhouse troublemaker.

November 29, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville will pay to save water

Gainesville's public utilities department has discovered one way to get people to save water: Offer them money. The department is expanding a program to give credits on water bills for installing water-saving plumbing devices.

November 29, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville Baptist Seminary growing its ministry

In a small, white church off Cleveland Highway, students assemble twice a week to take the various courses that will earn them a degree in theology.

A ministry of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Gainesville Baptist Seminary and Bible College has continued to grow since it began in 1991.

November 29, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Fire puts family out of Winder Highway home

A fire at a home on Winder Highway created a traffic jam late Friday afternoon. No one was home at the time and there were no injuries.

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said the call came in about 4:30 p.m. for the fire at a single story, 1,500 square-foot wood frame home at 4240 Winder Highway. The house was being rented by Israel Dino and was home to Dino, his wife and young daughter.

November 28, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Workshop teaches students about World War II

Ten Gainesville youth took a step back in time on Friday as they learned what life was like during World War II.

"It would be pretty scary and tough" to be a kid growing up in the midst of a war, said 11-year-old Jordan Banks, a student at Davis Middle School.

November 28, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Hispanics now one-third of Hall students

Hispanics have long dominated the student population in Gainesville city schools, but the ethnic group is quickly becoming a predominant group in Hall County schools as well.

November 28, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Panel publicly upholds firing of Hall fire official

The Hall County Civil Service Board publicly voted 4-2 Wednesday to affirm the termination of an ex-Hall County Fire Department battalion chief.

April 17, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Cattle farmer honored for conservation efforts

Some say the agricultural industry in Hall County, worth $298 million to the area economy, is the backbone of the community.

April 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Motions set for man accused of assaulting deputies

Motions are scheduled for May 2 in the case of a man indicted in December on obstruction and terroristic threat charges.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


United Way raised $1.5 million in 2013

Raising more than $1.5 million in this economy is reason enough to celebrate.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


Schools, manufacturing industry want to entice more young workers

Local manufacturers, business leaders and school officials gathered Wednesday at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood for a forum to address how skilled, educated and motivated workers can be developed, recruited and funneled into burgeoning career paths.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth bank robbery suspect caught

April 16, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man resentenced after pleading to molestation

After a tumultuous ending more than a year ago, a child molestation case closed on calmer terms Tuesday in Hall County Superior Court.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville eases pawnshop restrictions

Gainesville City Council has given its nod to easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located after a second reading and final vote Tuesday.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


365 corridor beginning to take shape

Government officials, business leaders and developers gathered Tuesday at the Brenau Downtown Center to discuss progress along the Ga. 365 corridor in northeast Hall County.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Freezing temperatures expected overnight

So much for winter being over.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood ready to abandon part of road

A road that used to connect downtown Oakwood to Atlanta Highway in South Hall County is fading more and more into history.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials seek Clermont armed bank robbery suspect

Hall County and federal authorities are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday morning at a North Hall bank.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge won’t restrict hearings access in murder case

A Hall County judge denied a defense motion to restrict public access to the pretrial hearings for an upcoming murder trial.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gibbs signs on as new Dawson schools chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Tuition to rise for all students at state colleges

DAHLONEGA - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 16, 2014 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


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