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Smaller field, crowds on hand for downtown bicycle race

Even bicycle races aren't immune from a tire-flattening economy.

July 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bystanders rescue girl from Lake Lanier; 4-year-old in critical condition

A 4-year-old girl was in critical condition at a Forsyth County hospital Saturday night following the heroic efforts of bystanders to rescue her from drowning in Lake Lanier at Buford Dam.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


North Hall parents band to help schools

Rather than watching from the sidelines as state education funding dwindled, a group of North Hall residents banded together to take their children's education into their own hands.

July 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood’s 2008 finances get good report from Winder firm

OAKWOOD - Oakwood's 2008 finances have gotten a clean bill of health from Winder-based accounting firm Hawkins & McNair.

July 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Girl listed as critical after being rescued from Lake Lanier

A 4-year-old girl was in critical condition at a Forsyth County hospital Saturday night following the heroic efforts of bystanders to rescue her from drowning in Lake Lanier at Buford Dam.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Coming Sunday: One Small Step ... One Giant Leap

In Sunday's print edition of The Times, our nine-day series on the Apollo 11 anniversary continues with an expanded look at the moon landing and the future of space exploration.

July 18, 2009 | | Local


Billboards push anti-drug message

Face it: Hall County has a drug problem.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Private colleges see enrollment numbers drop

As many public colleges and universities anticipate an autumn with record high enrollment, local private institutions are keeping an eye on their enrollment figures, which are running slightly behind last year's.

July 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A lesson in confidence

For a few days each summer, the Gainesville Jaycees hope to make a positive difference in the lives of boys in Hall County.

July 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Judge's ruling on Lake Lanier spares Gainesville, Buford

Saying the use of Lake Sidney Lanier has strayed too far from its original stated purpose, a federal judge has given the city of Atlanta three years to win congressional approval to continue withdrawing drinking water from the lake.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


C.C. Cloud Youth Center offers youngsters more than just a daytime hangout

It's an unlikely location for a youth-focused community center - tucked away behind a gas station, in the middle of an industrial area and adjacent to an auto-repair shop.

July 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Old Flowery Branch home gets new look, with plans set for a temp agency office

FLOWERY BRANCH - For more than a century, the two-story home on Atlanta Highway at East Main Street had served as a boardinghouse and family home.

July 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


El Niño’s effect may be minimal

El Niño may be back this fall, but climatologists aren't yet predicting big weather changes.

July 17, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Work to close one northbound lane of I-985 next week

One northbound lane of Interstate 985 in Oakwood will be closed three days next week while state Department of Transportation crews work.

The left, or inside, lane will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday while crews build the road's shoulder, replace guardrails and pave the slopes in the median.

July 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Moonwalk Memories | GENE CORDELL: Worked on satellites used to map the moon

Gene Cordell has a lifetime of fascinating stories to tell, but his face really lights up when he talks about the U.S. space program and his role in it.

July 17, 2009 | By Edie Rogers The Times | Local


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Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Superintendent clarifies how parents can refuse Georgia Milestones test for children

With the contested testing set to begin Wednesday, Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield further clarified how parents may refuse the Georgia Milestones exam for their children at Monday night's school board meeting at Flowery Branch High School.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents, faculty take up redistricting for South Hall elementary schools

The latter half of the Hall County school board meeting Monday night at Flowery Branch High School focused on where the lines will be made regarding elementary schools in the southern part of the district.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board hears concerns about Vickery’s treatment

The Gainesville City School Board meeting Monday had a larger-than-average crowd, when a number of residents came to express support for Wayne Vickery.

April 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expanding to Blue Ridge

The University of North Georgia plans to open an instructional site in Blue Ridge this fall.

April 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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