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A new role for Mr. Poultry

In 1960, Gainesville attorney W.L. Norton was helping his client, the Georgia Poultry Federation, look for a new executive. He saw his friend, Abit Massey, who was then head of the state Department of Commerce.

May 08, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Trojan Trotters dodge rain to help Court Appointed Special Advocates

Some 50 runners braved the rainy weather Sunday afternoon to take part in the sixth annual Trojan Trot for Children at North Hall High School.

May 08, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Jailbirds to aid Muscular Dystrophy Association

Some leaders of Gainesville will be locked up on Tuesday, but not for any wrongdoing; they will be taking part in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Gainesville Lock-Up.

May 08, 2008 | | Local


Weekend fires destroy vacant residences

Two vacant homes were deemed total losses this weekend after separate fires engulfed the buildings.

May 08, 2008 | | Local


Hall County Humane Society needs cat, kitten food

The Humane Society of Hall County has an immediate need for donations of cat and kitten food.

May 08, 2008 | | Local


Schools reach out to drug offenders

The Hall County school system has a program in place, educators hope, that stops student drug use in its tracks.

May 08, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many have helped shape Hall, Gainesville into what it is today

One hundred years ago, a group of business leaders, all men of course, gathered to form the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce.

May 08, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall venue is set for Canadians’ time trials

Hall County's Olympic rowing and paddling venue is getting a visit from some elite athletes from north of the border this week.

May 08, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


McDonald will seek PSC seat

Lauren "Bubba" McDonald, Jr. announced Saturday that he will attempt to reclaim his seat on the Georgia Public Service Commission in November's election.

May 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Work to close lanes on 2 roads this week

Continuing work on U.S. 129 as well as Interstate 985 at Exit 16 in Oakwood will close lanes this week.

May 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall teachers may get retirement boost

The Hall County school system is proposing a payroll change that, officials say, will boost employees' retirement income.

May 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work set to start soon on Gainesville State's new building

Relief may be on the way for Gainesville State College's bustling Watkinsville campus.

May 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water rate hike might be less than 7 percent

Gainesville City Council members got a bit of good news Thursday in the last hearing before City Manager Bryan Shuler presents the final budget on May 8.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Scientists say Tyrannosaurus rex, fryer chickens have connections

If things had only worked out a little differently, perhaps Gainesville would have been the dinosaur capital of the world. Turns out that chicken you had for lunch or dinner may have come from a direct descendant of giant creatures that once roamed the earth.

May 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Clarkesville man may try to regain PSC seat

Former Public Service Commissioner Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. of Clarkesville said Friday that he is exploring the possibility of a bid to regain his seat on the PSC.

May 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Almost 400 jobs available between Wal-Mart, Lanier Islands hiring

Gainesville's jobless rate took a big drop in September, and with Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Wal-Mart hiring for new operations, it's likely to continue falling.

October 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Accident history of railroad crossing in dispute

Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s Water Supply Program

An environmental watchdog group's annual "Dirty Dozen" report criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal's $300 million Water Supply Program, which includes an undetermined amount for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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