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Fire chief: Cool temperatures crank up fire risks

More than a hundred people were evacuated from KIK Custom Products on Old Candler Road following a fire that was believed to have started in the ceiling of the company's laboratory Monday afternoon.

October 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall school board outlines new field trip rules

The Hall County school board approved a new process for approving out-of-state and overnight field trips to reduce the financial burden on parents.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Surplus money will help fix Gainesville schools' roofs

At least $600,000 left over from the construction of the new Gainesville Middle School can be applied to fix leaky roofs at five Gainesville school buildings, the Gainesville school board learned Monday night.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


History center’s luncheon focuses on health care

You may not know how it started, but most people are happy to have a reliable doctor to call when they are sick.

October 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Iraqi journalist shares story with GSC students

Haider Hamza likens the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq to a bloody bullet being plucked from his flesh.

October 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood tax rate to stay the same for 10th year

OAKWOOD - Oakwood residents who see their tax bills climb this year can lay the blame mostly at higher assessments.

October 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


County considers less-strict alcohol punishment

In Hall County, someone convicted of an alcohol-related misdemeanor will be banned from working in all businesses that sell alcohol in the county for five years - a punishment the Hall County Board of Commissioners thinks is too strict.

October 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Web links H1N1 vaccine with potential patients

If you are considering getting the H1N1 vaccination but aren't sure where to go, the Georgia Department of Community Health has made it a lot easier to get the immunization you are seeking.

October 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Event promises a marathon of words

On your mark, get set, read!

October 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Festivals usher in fall's colors and characters

Cooler temperatures this past weekend arrived just in time for a full slate of fall festivals.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business license official helps many realize dreams

Hall County Business License Director Susan Rector is in the business of helping people reach their goals.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


First Fest draws families to Thompson Bridge Road church

Gainesville First United Methodist Church invited the community to enjoy the fall festivities Sunday at First Fest.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Incisionless surgery helps acid reflux sufferers

Imagine having surgery without an incision.

October 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall school board to discuss field trips

Parents will be able to voice their concerns tonight regarding the Hall County school board's new stance discouraging overnight out-of-state field trips.

October 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Wounded war hero gets big welcome home

The police department, fire department, and the Warriors' Watch Riders made a lot of noise in Gainesville Saturday afternoon as they pulled up to the house of Capt. Frank Barroqueiro to honor him at his welcome home party from Afghanistan.

October 18, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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War still resonates with local Vietnamese-American family on 40th anniversary

It didn't even register to Hoang Nguyen that today marks the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War.

April 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall settles for $55K in suit against former jailer

Hall County and other parties have agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit against a former Sheriff's Office deputy accused of punching a handcuffed inmate on the head in September 2012.

April 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Celebrating year of success with United Way

What's the best way to describe United Way of Hall County's Annual Celebration? Think of it like New Year's Eve for the nonprofit group.

April 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Save Our Daughters Night aims to help girls without fathers

You can't exactly replace the role a father plays in a young woman's life.

April 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge & Bar: Police say man not aware of fentanyl in overdose case

Gainesville Police said a Winder man who died of a drug overdose Feb. 16 was unaware of the drug's contents.

April 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


5 injured in Tuesday’s head-on wreck leave hospital

The five people injured Tuesday in a head-on collision in Gainesville are out of the hospital, according to Gainesville police.

April 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Deal signs law sparked by Brenau graduates

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal reviewed the major bills passed during the recent General Assembly session on Wednesday at The Atlanta Press Club's Newsmaker Luncheon, then added to that list by signing into law a bill inspired by a project from a quartet of Brenau University students.

April 29, 2015 | Keith Albertson | Local


3 have entered race for 2 open seats on Flowery Branch council

Qualifying ends today for two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 29, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Threats to Lake Knickerbocker raise concerns about future

Silt washing into Lake Knickerbocker over the last 20 years has clogged an inlet so heavily homeowner David Gleason removed his dock some time ago.

April 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local professor’s family survives Nepal earthquake

As he watched the recent carnage unfold in Nepal - earth movers climbing mountains of wreckage, rescuers sifting through rubble for survivors - Brenau University professor Humnath Panta feared for the lives of his family.

April 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County teen paddler to compete at Special Olympics World Games in July

Will Crain pulls his paddle through the Lake Lanier waters with his left hand, pushing the other end forward with his right.

April 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Qualifying for Flowery Branch City Council ends Wednesday

Qualifying ends today for two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: New salt barn off I-985 ready for this winter

The Georgia Department of Transportation has wrapped up work on what should be another weapon in its wintry weather arsenal - a "salt barn" off Interstate 985 between Oakwood and Flowery Branch.

April 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Prosecution presents case involving trafficking of 4-year-old girl

April 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ethics commission picks veteran state attorney as chief exec

April 28, 2015 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


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