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Record number of Hall students make Governor's Honors

GAINESVILLE - A record number of Hall County high school students have been selected to attend the Governor's Honors Program at Valdosta State University later this year.

April 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Contractor pays fine for erosion control violation on Ga. 53

A contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has reached a $22,500 settlement with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for erosion violations at a South Hall work site.

April 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


1 killed in Clermont collision

A man was killed in a two-car accident on Ga. 11 near Clermont on Tuesday morning when he turned into oncoming traffic while making a left turn, officials said.

Lewis Buster Wigington, 63, died at the scene after a car struck the passenger-side front corner panel, the Georgia State Patrol said.

April 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood City Hall to receive $900K expansion

As Oakwood's city limits expand, so will City Hall.

Plans are under way for a 3,200-square-foot addition that will almost double the size of the current Oakwood City Hall on Walnut Circle.

April 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Suspect in 4 deaths expected to enter plea April 17

JEFFERSON - The man accused of killing and burning his two children, their mother and grandmother in Hoschton is expected to enter a plea on April 17.

April 06, 2008 | By Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


Lake boaters may need additional permits due to Clean Water Act

An obscure federal court ruling two years ago could end up having a big impact on boaters at Lake Lanier and throughout the country.

April 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Thieves break into cars at Catholic church during Easter service

Four parishioners who attended a Saturday night Easter vigil at St. Michael Catholic Church returned to their cars to find their windows broken and belongings taken, police said.

The thief or thieves used an unknown object to smash out the passenger side windows of four cars parked in the church parking lot at 1440 Pearce Circle, Gainesville police Lt. Brian Kelly said. Two of the cars were parked at the rear of the church. The break-ins occurred between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., while an 8:30 p.m. vigil was being held at the church.

April 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia moves from exceptional to extreme drought

Georgia is no longer in an exceptional drought. It's now in an extreme drought.

April 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Flowery Branch High students waiting for broadcasting equipment

FLOWERY BRANCH - The broadcasting lab has been finished since Jan. 4, but nearly $110,000 in equipment has yet to arrive.

April 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barrow medical center's lawsuit says hospital didn’t follow rules

Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder has made a last-ditch effort to appeal the approval of Northeast Georgia Health System's planned hospital in Braselton.

April 06, 2008 | By Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


Cancer is now in remission for infant born with rare tumor

Eight-month-old Liam Howell is intent on learning to crawl, and he's getting all revved up for it.

He's rolling and bouncing and kicking and doing push-ups, and accompanying himself by making little-boy sound effects with his mouth.

April 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Engineers make wish list of Flat Creek projects

GAINESVILLE - Environmental engineers hired by the Gainesville and Hall County governments have outlined six priority projects that could improve the ecological integrity of the Flat Creek watershed.

April 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Walton County: Preacher charged with sexually exploiting a child

A Habersham preacher is now in custody in Walton County following an arrest on charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

April 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Former prosecutor gets probation

A judge who viewed a former Banks County prosecutor as a victim spared him from serving time behind bars in connection with a theft scheme that netted former District Attorney Tim Madison six years in prison.

April 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Frozen fears: Farmers hope peach buds remain alive Tuesday morning

With acres of peach trees in bloom, a visit from Old Man Winter is about the last thing Drew Echols wanted Monday night.

April 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Businesses benefit from improved weather on Lanier

Today marks the unofficial end of a summer that has Lake Lanier visitors, businesses and tourism watchers wishing they could bottle for future years.

September 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Milestones examination to challenge students

Historically, most students in Gainesville and Hall County have met or exceeded expectations on standardized tests for English, but that's expected to change with the new Georgia Milestones tests.

September 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Forsyth crew cleans up sewer spill in subdivision

A crew from the Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department contained a small sewer spill in an East Forsyth subdivision.

September 01, 2014 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Dawson deputy cleared of wrongdoing in arrest of woman at political rally

Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the arrest investigation of a Roswell woman.

September 01, 2014 | Times Regional Staff | Local


Class Notes: Twitter campaign invites Ellen DeGeneres to Brenau University

Some students at Brenau University have started a hashtag campaign to bring talk-show host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres to the school.

September 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Driver services center improving customer service, use of technology

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is improving its technology and customer services, starting in Gainesville.

September 01, 2014 | By Kristen Oliver koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville Domestic Violence Center builds new playground

A Gainesville domestic violence center recently built a playground to help families feel more at ease while living at the shelter and transitional housing.

September 01, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Kids’ dangerous summer affects rescuers

Flames burst out of the house as Hall County firefighter John Waldrop responded to one of the more difficult calls of his career.

August 31, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


School district offices support schools behind the scenes

Education happens in the classroom, but there's plenty going on behind the scenes.

August 31, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


From Ferguson to North Georgia, today's police resemble the military

August 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Rideshare lot goes unused

A Georgia Rideshare lot off Exit 17 at Interstate 985 has become more of a truck terminal and homeless haven than a commuter parking lot five years after it was built.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 charged with drug possession in North Hall

Two people were arrested and charged by the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad with several charges linked to possession of drugs.

August 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Cookout gathers community to support injured firefighters

Smoke rose Saturday from the Lowe's parking lot, but the Hall County fire department was already on the scene.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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