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Several generations continue tradition of making jack-o’-lanterns

GAINESVILLE - In some families, newborn members have their names inscribed in the family Bible. But descendants of Robert and Marrell Smith get a pumpkin carved in their honor.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Gainesville fire captain named interim chief

Fire Captain Jon Canada will serve as Gainesville's interim fire chief, city officials announced today.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hoschton election preview

HOSCHTON -- Preparing for growth is the primary issue in the Nov. 6 election's only contested city council race, and both candidates tout strict standards for future development.

November 03, 2007 | By Nikki Young | Local

Bienvenidos: West Hall High welcomes back partially paralyzed student

Ben Hildebrant returned to classes Monday morning at West Hall High School, nearly three months after a diving accident left him partially paralyzed.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local

Restrictions stop White Co. from selling extra water

Imagine this scenario: You've got an ample supply of a product that lots of people need, but the government is restricting how much of it you can sell.

November 03, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Clermont election preview

CLERMONT -- Managing growth while maintaining the charm of the town of Clermont is a top priority among four residents seeking election to the city council.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Kohl's, Home Depot set November openings in Flowery Branch

As Flowery Branch residents prepare for the holiday season ahead, the staff at the new Kohl's in the Stonebridge Village Shopping Center is busy stocking shelves and putting finishing touches on the department store for its grand opening on Nov. 14.

November 03, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

City, schools unite against tax reform plan

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville City Council and the city school board discussed working together to keep House Resolution 900 from making it to a statewide referendum.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Meetings to draw input on juvenile justice

GAINESVILLE -Decades-old laws and regulations concerning juvenile offenders or victims of abuse in Georgia are in serious need of revision, officials say.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Early voting has been slow going

The first day of early voting for three local elections got off to a slow start, but officials are optimistic that turnout will improve.

November 03, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Smith touts experience, skills to school board race

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville City Board of Education candidate Sammy Smith said he believes the key strengths of his campaign include business management and experience with public budgets.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lula development would include 2,977 residences

LULA - Two members of an Austrian family filed an application Monday to rezone 1,477 acres in East Hall into a planned community with 1 million square feet of commercial space and 2,977 residences.

November 03, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Flowery Branch election preview

Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Flowery Branch City Council on Nov. 6, which means at least one new face on the council.

November 03, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Dawsonville council candidate arrested

Two days before voters could take to the polls for early voting, a Dawsonville City Council candidate was arrested on felony drug charges.

Timothy Roland Wimpey, 32, of Dawsonville, was taken into custody Saturday at approximately 2:45 p.m. in the midst of Dawsonville's 40th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival for allegedly selling a controlled substance, said Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle.

November 03, 2007 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local

Local colleges say they keep tabs on credit card use

In the wake of a probe of "purchasing card" activities at Georgia's colleges and universities, area college officials say they have policies in place that closely guard against fraud.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Owner charged after runaway car strikes children

The owner of the rolling car that injured four children Sunday has been charged, and three of the children have been released from the hospital.

July 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend

Georgia's tax-free weekend is Friday and Saturday, and retailers and families alike are gearing up for the rush to get back-to-school supplies.

July 29, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local

Fire Services giving away life jackets Friday at area park

Hall County Fire Services is handing out free life jackets from 1-3 p.m. Friday at Bolding Mill Park.

July 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

Man faces charges of trafficking meth and possession of weapon

Gainesville police arrested a 55-year-old male Sunday in connection with trafficking methamphetamines and gun charges.

July 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local

The Local Agenda: Gainesville to consider funding for airport study

Gainesville City Council will discuss providing $12,500 in special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for an airport study when it meets in a work session Thursday morning.

July 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Public to join in clubs’ projects

From cooking to kung fu, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County is bringing its activities outdoors Thursday to show the community what it's doing to serve area youth.

July 29, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Hall County school board approves funding requests

The Hall County Board of Education approved several special purpose local option sales tax requests and heard the district's last financial report of fiscal year 2014 at its Monday evening meeting.

July 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Log cabin to be reassembled at park

The log cabin home of Revolutionary War veteran Col. James Roberts might soon be resurrected to its former glory.

July 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Class Notes: Students explore China

Students from Hall County are experiencing the culture of China as part of the Arizona State University Confucius Institute Chinese Bridge Summer Camp.

July 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Hall accepting bids for old fire station

Hall County is now accepting bids for Fire Station No. 3's former building on Short Road.

July 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Students relish research

Parasites, memory and mockingbirds are just a few of the subjects undergraduates at the University of North Georgia are researching this year as part of Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Enrichment.

July 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Student, professor examine Lanier, Flat Creek for water quality

Particularly drawn to Flat Creek, Melba Horton spent the early part of the summer checking the water quality at Lake Lanier.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

State's education fund gets record lottery payout

The Georgia Lottery Corp. last week reported its largest single-year transfer to the state's education fund, which supports financial aid for pre-kindergarten and higher education students.

July 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Car hit 4 children, injuring 2 critically in N. Hall

Four children were injured, two critically, Sunday afternoon when a car was knocked out of gear at a home in North Hall, authorities reported.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

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