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Hall County gets 1 millionth visitor at Exit 12 welcome center

Ken Smith was driving north on Interstate 985 around noon Friday when nature called.

Y'all answered.

November 07, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Last chance for Marketplace shopping

The Medical Center Auxiliary and Gainesville Bank & Trust have brought together more than 70 merchants from eight states for the three-day event featuring home accessories, clothing, antiques and Christmas items. Proceeds will benefit Northeast Georgia Health System's Women's Imaging Outpatient Services. The event continues from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; cost is $5 for adults, but children 12 and younger get in free.

November 07, 2007 | | Local

Early voting wraps up in Hall

Early voting for three local elections has come to an end, and officials will now prepare for Tuesday's election.

On the ballots: Clermont City Council, Flowery Branch City Council and the Gainesville City Board of Education.

November 07, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Schools give war hero a hometown salute

OAKWOOD -- Spc. Channing Moss told West Hall High students Friday that, despite his age difference and his new-found status as a war veteran, he is not much different from them.

November 07, 2007 | Jeff Gill and Ashley Fielding, | Local

End of an era: SunTrust to buy GB&T

The combination of a 10-month slide in the price of its stock and a growing number of developers in default on loans in a slumping housing market was enough for directors of GB&T Bancshares to accept a stock buyout from the state's largest bank.

November 07, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Chemical spill sends 23 workers to hospital

Nearly two dozen people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday morning after they were exposed to a chemical spill at the Kubota Manufacturing of America tractor plant in Gainesville.

November 07, 2007 | By Debbie Gilbert and Stephen Gurr, | Local

Lumpkin County courthouse vote disputed

A Lumpkin County commissioner voted to award a contract for the construction of the county's new $10 million courthouse to an Atlanta firm without disclosing that his son worked for the company.

Three of the four commissioners who voted Thursday on a contract that was awarded to Winter Construction Co. confirmed that Lumpkin County Commissioner John Raber has a son who is employed as a laborer with the company. Raber only disclosed the fact when he was asked after the vote by commissioner Deborah Hutcheson, who cast the lone dissenting vote.

November 07, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

History center to honor World War II vets

When students study World War II in school, they learn about the famous generals, battlefields and memorize a lot of dates.

November 06, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Perdue returns with deal to slow flows from Lanier

Gov. Sonny Perdue returned from Washington Thursday with an agreement to slow the flow of water from Lake Lanier and a commitment from his counterparts in Florida and Alabama to work out an agreement on water.

November 06, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Veteran talks to students about time in World War II

Four hundred students from Johnson High School heard the horror of World War II firsthand on Thursday from former military man Jack Blackwell.

November 06, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Welcome to Y'all: County to change its name for a day and celebrate 1 millionth visitor

Sometime today an unsuspecting motorist will steer his car into the Gainesville-Hall County Welcome Center in search of a map or a restroom and will leave crowned as the center's 1 millionth visitor. In honor of the event, Hall County is being renamed Y'all County.

November 06, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Mom charged after her Dodge Caravan runs away

A runaway van that careened down an embankment outside a Hall County school came to a stop without striking anyone as school was letting out today, school officials said.

November 06, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville hears 14 ways to cut water use

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville's public utilities director recommended Thursday that the city restrict water for new annexations and developments for the near future.

November 06, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Riverside Military's heritage center reconnects school with alumni

For years, many of the mementos and memorabilia of Riverside Military Academy, from old uniforms to yellowed newspaper articles, from trophies and class pictures to cadet guides and yearbooks, sat collecting dust in an on-campus storage room.

November 06, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Niekro golf tourney benefits children's center

The Edmondson-Telford Center for Children is gearing up for its 11th annual Phil Niekro Golf Classic on Thursday.

November 06, 2007 | From staff reports | Local

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Youth mountain biking comes to Hall County

It's a brand new team, but it's already shaping up to be a fierce competition.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Weatherman gets to heed own advice during storm

CUMMING - After spending 35 years on Atlanta TV warning viewers what not to do in a storm, retired meteorologist and Forsyth County resident Ken Cook had a chance to put his own advice into practice during a recent thunderstorm.

September 15, 2014 | Jim Dean Times regional Staff | Local

DOT damage collections to state property skyrocket

The Georgia Department of Transportation has seen its recovery from claims to damaged state property nearly quadruple in the first year it has outsourced the work.

September 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Class Notes: Lanier Academy students get 9/11 lesson

Students at Lanier Career Academy learned Thursday that the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, included both courageous men and women and their K-9 helpers.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

New website gives Hall residents access to property info

Hall County has announced the launch of a new Geographic Information Systems website that will allow residents to access property and tax assessment information.

September 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville still looking to repay water refunds

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is still looking to repay about $23,000 in unclaimed water refunds.

September 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Study: Income gap may complicate Ga. sales tax plans

ATLANTA - A new study suggests the growing share of income earned by the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.

September 15, 2014 | Ray Henry Associated Press | Local

Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum

September 15, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local

UNG to help boost teachers’ knowledge of science

In an increasingly technology-centered society, science education is growing in importance. Even on its own, it remains a critical part of helping students develop thinking and problem-solving skills.

September 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in North Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

September 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fall festivities chug into the Lula Train Depot

Lula held its inaugural fall festival Saturday, hosted by the Lula-Belton Historical Society, even as rain clouds threatened the cloudy blue skies.

September 13, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local

Hot rides, chili take over in Flowery Branch

Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to one of Flowery Branch's much-loved annual events.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local

Hall County Schools prepare for testing change

Hall County schools are getting ready for a big transition.

September 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

The changing face of civic engagement

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Local officials plan for life after SPLOST

Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.

September 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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