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Civilian Conservation Corps ‘boys’ recall New Deal jobs program at reunion

BLAIRSVILLE – In 1937, 19-year-old Murl Garoutte left his home in Marionville, Mo., boarding a steam engine train bound for the Nevada desert to join 3 million other young men mobilized across the nation in the "Tree Army."

May 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Statue of late Frances Meadows sits in a basement

Wrapped in moving blankets in the basement of Hall County's Courthouse Annex, a grand statue of the late Frances Meadows sits alone.

May 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson to take up noise ordinance again

A noisy discussion that began in March in Jefferson will continue Monday during the city council's regularly scheduled work session.

May 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fair, resort help put Towns on tourism map

HIAWASSEE - In 1950, the Towns County Lions Club decided to hold a three-day fair on the grounds of the local high school.The event brought 2,000 people to the tiny town of Hiawassee.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


NE Georgia communities thrive by luring visitors to share their beauty

HIAWASSEE - In his new book, "Purt Nigh Gone: The Old Mountain Ways," former governor and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller remembers the days when he could play hopscotch in the middle of U.S. 76.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Military moms see holiday pass with loved ones on deployment

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sons and daughters will gather today around their mothers, showering them with gifts and taking them to crowded restaurants.

May 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Body of missing UGA professor found in woods

ATHENS - An international manhunt for a former University of Georgia professor accused of shooting his wife and two others ended Saturday when search dogs sniffed out his body in a wooded area about a mile from his abandoned Jeep.

May 10, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Body found near Athens is missing UGA professor

ATHENS - The body of former University of Georgia professor George Zinkhan was found earlier today in a wooded area about a mile from where authorities recently found his abandoned Jeep.

May 09, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Clermont woman identified as Friday crash victim

A woman who died in a Friday rollover crash in North Hall that injured four others was identified Saturday as Elisha Sue Smith of Clermont.

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Smith, 26, was a passenger in a Ford Explorer that left Clarks Bridge Road on Friday afternoon and flipped several times.

May 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Liberty Bell winner turned turmoil into triumph

Three years ago, Michael Wilcoxson hit rock bottom after his arrest for cocaine possession.

May 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Americans take oath at Gainesville courthouse

Ermias Yoseph raised his right hand and took the oath of citizenship Friday along with 45 other men and women from 22 countries.

May 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County's Vision 2030 plan is on track

A consultant to Hall County's Vision 2030 planning program said the county is making great strides in reaching some of its community goals for the next 21 years.

May 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Forsyth residents debate dog chain law

CUMMING - A proposal to change Forsyth County's animal control ordinance drew praise and scorn from residents Thursday night.

May 08, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Wine event to raise money for shelter

The wine will flow for a cause on May 16 at Brenau University's Yonah Hall.

May 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


SUV rollover kills 1, injures 4 near Clermont

A woman was killed and four other people were injured in a rollover accident in Clermont on Friday afternoon, officials said.

A Ford Explorer was northbound on Clarks Bridge Road at high speed shortly before 3 p.m. when the driver lost control, crossed over the center line and left the road near Trinity United Methodist Church, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Dallas Vanscoten said.

May 08, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Sara Guevara | Local


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Christian-themed concert raises funds to help homeless families

Community members enjoyed sunny skies and live music Saturday, all with the intent to end homelessness in the county.

August 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville couple endures highs and lows of adoption

The door stood shut, harsh and uninviting.

August 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Church sponsors day of projects across Gainesville

At the First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, volunteers gathered to tie the knot.

August 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


GOP opens campaign center in Flowery Branch

It may still be August, but area Republicans are thinking ahead to the November election.

August 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Suspect charged in shooting of 2 women Friday

Gainesville police have charged a Gainesville man in the Friday shooting of two women at Atlanta Street Apartments.

August 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Suspect charged after 2 women shot, wounded

Gainesville police have charged a Gainesville man in the shooting of two women Friday.

August 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Schools keeping up with growing enrollment

Hall County Schools have seen a lot more students over the past five years, but a lot fewer teachers.

August 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ask The Times: Public school students have right to pray

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

August 15, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Chestatee High School vandalized

Chestatee High School was hit with graffiti Thursday night, but it is not clear if the graffiti was related to the recent controversy about prayer at the school.

August 15, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Race into a Wicked Weekend

Friday was an open practice day for The Wicked Weekend remote-controlled racing event at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville to get drivers used to the track with qualifying beginning today and the final day of racing beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday. This year's crowd of racers is expected to be larger than last year's 350-racer event at the track on the 120-foot-by-240-foot arena footprint.

August 15, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man arrested after 7 different drugs seized from home

A Gainesville man faces nine different charges relating to the possession of seven different drugs.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Ga. 347 improvements are funded once again

In an emergency meeting Friday, the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization funded Ga. 347 improvements, a reversal from its vote earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Prayer controversy prompts community reaction

August 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Credit union tallies $15K for injured firefighters’ fund

In nearly a month since a ladder truck fell, residents of Hall County have raised more than $15,000 for three injured Hall County firefighters.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville considers raising water rates

Politics are at play as Gainesville officials debate whether to implement a 1 percent rate increase for water service beginning next year.

August 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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