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Interim elections chief oversees first vote

This is the time of year Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter always looks forward to.

November 01, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Newtown Florist Club celebrates anniversary

Dr. Charles Steele, left, and Dexter Wimbish chat before entering the Gainesville Civic Center ballroom Saturday night for the Newtown Florist Club's 57th anniversary banquet. Steele, the president and chief executive officer of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was the evening's keynote speaker. The theme for the banquet was "Examining New Frontiers: Community Organizing in Georgia's Changing Political Landscape."

November 01, 2007 | | Local


College volleyball: Golden Tigers top Brewton Parker

The Brenau University volleyball team won its first Southern States Athletic Conference match since 2003 on Saturday, dropping Brewton Parker 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 20-28).

November 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Voters, bring your photo IDs to polls

If you're heading to the polls this week for early voting, make sure you bring photo identification.

November 01, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Three candidates named for Jackson county manager seat

After a second search for candidates, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has named three finalists for the position of county manager.

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown, former Stephens County Administrator Darrell Hampton and former Upson County Manager Bob Zellner are the candidates. The commission must wait at least 14 days before making a decision, by law.

November 01, 2007 | Nikki Young The Paper | Local


Gainesville Youth Football League brings kids together

"This is your Super Bowl," Randy Wilhite shouted to his twin sons playing for the West Hall Junior Trojans in the Big Red Bowl.

The bowl, which took place all day Saturday at Gainesville's City Park stadium, is a Georgia Youth Football League tradition that includes eight teams from the league and eight that play for Hall County. The teams range from midget league to major league and are scheduled to play each other at random. This was the sixth year of the Big Red Bowl in Gainesville.

November 01, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Fire fighters, dive team adjust to drought's impact

GAINESVILLE -- The drought has changed the dynamic of emergency services, but it has yet to threaten any agency's ability to serve the public, officials say.

October 31, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lake Lanier Islands looking to add parks

BUFORD -- The Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority voted Friday to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow three public use areas on Lake Lanier to become part of the lease on Lake Lanier Islands.

October 31, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


State honors four Hall schools

Four Hall County schools are among some 250 schools statewide receiving awards for student achievement and academic improvement, state officials announced Friday.

North Hall High, Lula Elementary, Chestatee High and West Hall Middle schools are being recognized based on 2006-2007 performance on state curriculum assessments, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests or Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

October 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Shooting at Ridgecrest Apartments injures one

Gainesville police made an arrest soon after a shooting Friday night that left a teenager wounded with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Ridgecrest Apartment complex off Cleveland Highway behind the Wild Horse Saloon. Police said a 16-year-old male was shot once in the arm.

October 31, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia law on dangerous dogs

ARTICLE IV. DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ANIMALS

October 31, 2007 | | Local


Pit bull owner required to pony up $250 in 15 days to appeal a ‘dangerous dog’ citation

After biting a UPS delivery driver on Oct. 12, all the freedom Kellie McAlister's Pit bull "Cheech" used to enjoy went up in smoke.

McAlister said the loss of Cheech's freedoms is the result of a freak accident, and Cheech is being punished because she can't afford to pay for an appeal to Animal Control's decision that classified Cheech a "dangerous dog."

October 31, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Buford Dam protest a washout

BUFORD -- It wasn't what Patrick Callaghan had in mind.

October 31, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier's ‘Go Fish’ tourney is a no-go

With Lake Lanier now down 15 feet and dim prospects for a quick recovery, it came as no surprise Thursday when officials with the Professional Anglers Association pulled the plug on their planned fishing tournament.

October 31, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lake cleanup a sweeping success

It was sort of like trick-or-treating, but it happened a month early. And instead of candy, they got trash. Lots and lots of it.

That pretty much sums up the Lake Lanier Association's annual Shore Sweep lake cleanup, which took place Sept. 29. The event drew more than 1,300 volunteers and hauled in a whopping 42 tons of trash and Styrofoam.

October 31, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Perdue doubles down on attack ad

The Bushes aren't from Georgia, but the powerful Republican clan has become a focal point in a contentious Senate race here as Republican David Perdue trades fire with Democrat Michelle Nunn over her work at the Bush family's Points of Light foundation.

September 17, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Smyrna man charged with public indecency at Lake Lanier

A Smyrna man was arrested Tuesday and charged with public indecency related to an incident on Three Sisters Island, according to officials.

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities pull stolen truck from lake

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park was determined Wednesday to be stolen from Gwinnett County, said Hall County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

September 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Tree trimming causes traffic delays on I-985

Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 985 can expect to see traffic delays through Oct. 3 as Georgia Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the road.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area schools make state list for highest progress

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

September 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Beams being set for bridge project

Construction crews are setting prestressed concrete bridge beams this week for the new Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Hospital has $1.1B impact on economy

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is on a healthy three-year streak when it comes to impact on local and state economies.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Lost Boy’ shares his story with North Hall students

Abraham Deng lived a "glorious life" in the village of Duk in Sudan, until military forces attacked, driving him and thousands of other children to flee into the jungle.

September 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Public invited to ‘Ask Anything’ at faith discussion

For the second time, the public is invited to "Ask Anything," a discussion of faith and religion with representatives of two different belief systems.

September 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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


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