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Drought may halt growth

Developers already promised water will not be left high and dry, though Gainesville has resolved to curb new development in an effort to cut water use.

The city is working to cut its water use to 15.82 million gallons per day, but has not quite reached the state-mandated target.

November 28, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


A new Flowery Branch tradition: Residents pray, light tree and sing Christmas carols

With the end of Thanksgiving comes the beginning of the Christmas season. And Flowery Branch Better Hometown celebrated the commencement of the season with a tree-lighting ceremony and prayer service Thursday evening.

November 27, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Early morning rain just a drop in the bucket

As turkeys were basted and casseroles cooked on Thursday morning, the rain trickling down kitchen windows was yet another blessing for which to be thankful.

November 27, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


In dry times, schools are reusing water

To conserve water, Gainesville officials resolved to work with schools to "go paper" in cafeterias, but the idea seemed paper-thin to nutrition employees in the Hall County School system.

November 27, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Brenau station gets funding boost

The funding couldn't come at a better time.

November 27, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Good News homeless shelter feeds hundreds on Thanksgiving

If you feed them, they will come.

November 27, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Driver charged with vehicular homicide

A 21-year-old man is charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence after a wreck Wednesday afternoon in Cumming that killed his 20-year-old passenger.

November 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Water ban violators may soon face fines in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch residents could soon be paying fines for violating the outdoor watering ban.

November 26, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State patrol predicts 18 holiday fatalities on highways

Troopers are predicting 18 deaths on Georgia roads this holiday travel period, which begins at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight Sunday.

November 26, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Children tell how they’d make a perfect Thanksgiving meal

If, by any chance, you are entrusting the preparation of your Thanksgiving feast to your first-grader, you may be in serious trouble.

The Times paid a visit to Tracy Markey's first grade class at Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville to ask first-

November 26, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Development plans forwarded to Hall commission

Next month, Hall County will consider two major developments in the northern part of the county that have drawn opposition from several local residents.

November 26, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Road construction halts for the holidays

Today the roadwork that has consumed major chunks of asphalt on and off Interstate 985 and two ends of Ga. 53 in Hall County for months is on hold - but only for a short while.

November 26, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pingpong balls pick which judge works capital murder case

For a brief time Wednesday, a hearing in Hall County Superior Court took on the appearance of a serious bingo game.

November 26, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


This year’s Christmas tree crop not harmed by drought

September Leach was up early Wednesday morning in search of a Christmas tree. Her adventure brought her to the Kinsey Family Farm in Forsyth County, where she had been before.

November 26, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Citizens arrest! Bathrobe-wearing hubby held suspects at gunpoint till wife got his pants

In the Highland Park subdivision, they're calling Eddie and Pam Cole "Dirty Harry and Dirty Harriet."

November 25, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Tech reorganization to help make programs consistent

Lanier Technical College has appointed its first dean of Allied Health as part of a reorganization designed to make instruction across its five campuses more consistent.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall turnout in runoff on pace with primary

Turnout during the early voting period for the July 22 runoff was on par with turnout during the May primary in Hall County.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax debate at core of Hall school board runoff

Brian Sloan and Mark Pettitt have a lot in common: Both are graduates of Johnson High School, both have a passion for education, and both are Republicans in favor of small government.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Prayer Band celebrates 64th anniversary with interfaith gathering

Hallelujahs were shouted, hands were raised and stories were told about how the Gainesville Prayer Band had impacted lives and churches for the past 64 years.

July 19, 2014 | Alexandra Smith | Local


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