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Civic groups welcome sandwich mogul

Truett Cathy enjoys speaking about his hardscrabble upbringing in Atlanta, even though he now is listed on Forbes magazine's list of the richest Americans.

November 18, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Northeast Georgial Medical Center in favor of residencies

The president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center spoke in favor of the University of Georgia's partnership with Medical College of Georgia to build a medical school in Athens, and touted the Gainesville hospital as a prime physician training ground.

Jim Gardner, president and chief executive officer of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, told state legislators of his enthusiasm and support of a new medical school at Tuesday's Medical Education Study Committee Hearing at the University of Georgia.

November 18, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Prayers before the storm? Gainesville rain services coincide with Gov. Perdue’s

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville Mayor Bob Hamrick joined five local ministers in Roosevelt Square at lunchtime Tuesday to seek drought relief from one last governing authority - the Lord.

November 18, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Broken pipe causes sewage spill

A monitoring crew doing a routine inspection of local creeks Monday morning noticed sewage leaking into Slaughterhouse Creek, a tributary of Lake Lanier.

November 18, 2007 | From staff reports The Times | Local


City didn't violate restrictions when watering football field

GAINESVILLE - Those who noticed the sprinklers running on Bobby Gruhn field Tuesday were not mistaken.

November 18, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students awarded in Energy Bowl

Two area students received honorable mention as finalists in the Energy Bowl Challenge held Nov. 8 by Jackson Electric Membership Corp.

November 18, 2007 | From staff reports The Times | Local


Pellet gun vandalism investigated

Jonathan McDougald got a rude awakening Tuesday, when a 5 a.m. knock at his door first tipped him off that he was a crime victim.

November 18, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Traffic shifts today on Mundy Mill

Starting today, traffic will be shifted on Mundy Mill Road between Interstate 985 and Publix Supermarket. This will enable crews to finish repaving. The shift was previously scheduled for Tuesday.

November 18, 2007 | From staff reports The Times | Local


10,000 pets fixed, so many more to go

The Humane Society of Hall County hit a milestone last week. Its spay-neuter clinic, which opened in May 2005, performed surgery on its 10,000th animal.

November 18, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Revamped plumbing installed: Water summit to focus on schools

GAINESVILLE - From leak detectors to kitchen-sink foot pedals, Hall County schools is doing what it can to cut back on water usage.

November 18, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman hit by airplane recovering

A Gainesville woman struck by the wing of a small plane Sunday while walking at Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Airport was released Tuesday afternoon from a hospital after sustaining serious head injuries, her fiance said.

November 18, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Students help find ways to inform public at ‘summit’

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville and Hall County students worked with area teachers and others Wednesday to develop a letter about

November 18, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Beginning to quit: Great American Smokeout event to be held Thursday

It's tough to be a smoker these days. State and local laws, as well as individual company policies, have severely restricted when and where a person can smoke.

November 17, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Once again, Gainesville parks agency named best in state

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department and one of its volunteers were recognized at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association's annual conference last week.

November 17, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Pastors, Perdue to pray for rain

God knows we're dry.

November 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Gainesville council OKs no change in water rates

Gainesville City Council approved keeping water rates unchanged for 2015 in a final vote on the measure Tuesday night.

September 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Relay for Life kicks off new year with childhood theme

Garbed in black and Relay for Life's signature purple, Lynn Stepp seemed to dress like the antagonist of "The Wizard of Oz," but she thought otherwise.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Retired lake manager recalled as passionate about Lanier

Chris Lovelady recalled disagreement in the office over Erwin Topper's idea to set up campground housing for Army Corps of Engineers volunteers working at Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road Atlanta prepares for upcoming Petit Le Mans

A prominent worldwide event is set to once again take place in South Hall County.

September 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville apartment fire displaces three people

An adult and two children were displaced Tuesday by a fire at the Atlanta Street Apartments in Gainesville, according to the city fire department.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities seize $100,000 of meth in Gainesville arrest

After showing up with a kilogram of methamphetamine at a predetermined location, according to authorities, a Cumming woman was arrested Thursday and charged with methamphetamine trafficking.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local schools make state list for high progress

Three Gainesville schools and two Hall County schools made a list for those with the highest progress in the state.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspects chased by Hall deputies face burglary, traffic charges

The two home invasion suspects pursued Monday by Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies have been charged with burglary and numerous traffic offenses, officials said.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


White Sulphur Road railroad crossing closed today

White Sulphur Road will be closed today at the railroad crossing between Pine Valley Road and Crescent Drive.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Processing of dock permits restarts today

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications after 8:30 a.m. today for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Cooler temps won’t hang around

It may feel like autumn this week, but summer hasn't had its last hurrah yet.

September 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to hold meeting on tax, water rates today

Gainesville City Council will hold second readings today to roll back the property tax rate and set the water rate.

September 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula city manager says tax agreement in the works

Hall County plans to present to the cities by Oct. 15 an intergovernmental agreement concerning a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money, Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin said Monday night.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspects crash into pine tree after pursuit by Hall deputies

Two Canton residents suspected in a home invasion crashed their truck Monday afternoon in the woods after a pursuit from Hall County deputies.

September 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Orchestra, musicians hit sour note on contract talks

Kathy Amos of Gainesville has always been drawn to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra because the music it has produced "does something for my soul."

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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