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Don’t lose sleep over earlier daylight saving time

It's a lot earlier than in previous years, so make sure your clocks are ready to spring forward this weekend, as daylight saving time begins on Sunday.

March 18, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Group recovery homes sue Gainesville

GAINESVILLE - Representatives for the owners of two Gainesville group homes have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Gainesville, claiming the city has discriminated against the occupants by forcing them to move out of their homes in the city.

March 18, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Skunk found in North Hall tests positive for rabies

A skunk that was recently in contact with two domestic dogs in the Cleveland Highway area of North Hall has tested positive for rabies, Gainesville-Hall Animal Control reported.

A door-to-door canvass has been done in the area asking residents to report any abnormal animal activity to Gainesville-Hall Animal Control at 770-531-6830 or, during nonworking hours, to Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.

March 18, 2008 | | Local


Marina makes boat ramp come to the water

FLOWERY BRANCH - While some scramble to plant drought-tolerant landscapes, Aqualand Marina is building a drought-tolerant boat ramp.

March 18, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times plans tornado anniversary coverage

The Times is planning special coverage to mark the March 20, 1998, tornado that killed several people in Hall and White counties.

March 18, 2008 | | Local


Firefighters rescue woman from fire

Laquita Imes has some new heroes.

March 18, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Basic arithmetic: Price of gas times 200 buses equals one huge expense

GAINESVILLE - How's this for the rising cost of fuel?

March 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore holds CRCT prep sessions for parents

Tadmore Elementary School in East Hall hopes to show 12 ways busy parents can help children do well on standardized tests.

March 18, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials say fake names triggered forgery arrests

Four people caught with fraudulent work IDs were arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday morning, authorities said Thursday.

March 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Fire department: Get smoke alarms

As the spring time change approaches, local fire officials saw another reason this week to remind homeowners of the importance of having working smoke alarms.

March 18, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North Georgia Screamin’ Eagles wheelchair soccer team is ready for showdown

David Beckham may be one of the best and most well-known soccer players in the world, but how well would he play if he couldn't use his legs?

March 18, 2008 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office adds more patrol districts

The boundary lines have been redrawn for the deputies who patrol Hall County's 1,300 miles of roads.

March 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to keep meetings in mornings

An ordinance maintaining a 9:30 a.m. city council meeting time divided the Flowery Branch City Council on Wednesday.

March 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall outperforms state on writing test

The Hall County school system outperformed the state in eighth-grade writing scores, Superintendent Will Schofield said Thursday.

March 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville home invasion shows need for prevention measures

A home invasion robbery this week in which two women were forced into a closet at gunpoint isn't a common occurrence in Gainesville, but it illustrates the need for common-sense safety measures, police say.

March 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Man in Habersham County wins $1 million in Georgia Lottery

A man from Habersham County has rounded up a $1 million prize from the Georgia Lottery just in time for the holidays. Tommy Bell of Demorest won his prize playing the instant game $10 Million Cash Spectacular.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gray, drizzly weekend ahead for holiday shopping

Those of you hitting the stores for last-minute Christmas gifts or getting in a little caroling will need to brace for a soggy weekend.

December 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


There’s still time: Christmas shipping hasn’t sailed yet

With Christmas just a few days away, the scramble for last-minute gifts is matched only by the rush to ship them.

December 19, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Hall County teacher builds student a prosthetic hand

A boy bends his wrist and watches his blue metal fingers curl.

December 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Narcotics squad searches turn up $145K in meth

Some $144,800 in methamphetamine was found between two Hall County locations following searches by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

December 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Middle schoolers make ornaments for kids

Thursday morning members of Gainesville Middle School's Tome Society student literary group visited Challenged Child & Friends in Gainesville. Challenged Child and Friends offers a tailored and integrated experience where children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities learn and grow in a full inclusion program with children who have typical development. The middle-school students also brought books for the students, along with snowman ornaments.

December 19, 2014 | | Local


New poultry lab’s operations smooth so far

The Georgia Poultry Laboratory is up and running in North Hall County, with ties mostly cut to its 50-year-old building in Oakwood.

December 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Radford Murphy works 60 years in poultry industry

December 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Adult club's alcohol license hearing focuses on food sales

Food sales and registration were at the center of a hearing Thursday involving Gainesville adult club Top of Gainesville and its alcohol license.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch sets list for tax projects

A new City Hall and road improvements are among potential projects that could be completed in Flowery Branch pending approval of a countywide sales tax.

December 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville, Hall governments look at cost of paid leave

When government employees are suspected of workplace misconduct, they are routinely placed on paid administrative leave while internal investigations are conducted, and the result can be costly to taxpayers.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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