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Owner of landmark Flowery Branch grocery store aims to reopen

The $2.78 per gallon price at the gas pumps is a sure sign that Best Buy Quality Foods has been closed for a while.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Healthy Monday: Surgery through the belly button limits scars

Imagine surgery with no incisions. It would be like something Dr. McCoy used to do on "Star Trek."

August 15, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Contracts’ OK makes way for sewer expansion project’s start

In a little more than a year, the groundwork should be laid for more development between Gainesville and Oakwood.

August 15, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville vaccine inoculates 90 percent of poultry consumed in US

An executive with a poultry vaccine company said Monday that 90 percent of the chickens consumed in the U.S. are inoculated with a vaccine made in Gainesville.

August 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lanier drowning victim identified as 18-year-old Winder man

A man who drowned Sunday afternoon in Lake Lanier has been identified as Duy Nguyen, 18, of Winder.

August 15, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood plans new traffic light at McEver Road, H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway

Oakwood is planning to put a traffic light on busy McEver Road at H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford doctor to lead American Veterinary Medical Association

A Buford veterinarian has been named president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

August 15, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Chinese natives proud of nation’s Olympic moment

China is a mystery to many Americans.

August 14, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


SunTrust to fill gap for area charities

For years, Gainesville Bank & Trust had been a major sponsor of many civic and charitable events in Hall County. When news of the bank's merger with SunTrust was announced, it sent shock waves through many of the organizations that depended on the bank's sponsorship.

August 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


What's mine is yours: A living donor's tale

When I wake up in the morning, the furthest thing from my mind is, "I saved someone's life."

August 14, 2008 | Amber Allen | Local


JHS assistant principal remains in critical condition

An assistant principal at Johnson High School was in stable but in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital's intensive care unit Friday after a one-car wreck on Poplar Springs Road, school officials said.

Mike Adcock was flown by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital after he was trapped in his truck for more than an hour following the 6 a.m. accident, Hall County school system spokesman Gordon Higgins said.

August 13, 2008 | By Harris Blackwood and Stephen Gurr | Local


Girl burned by lighter

A 3-year-old girl suffered minor burns to her ankle while playing with a lighter Friday in an incident that a Hall County fire official said could have been much worse.

The girl, who was not named by officials because of federal privacy laws, was taken to the Lanier Park campus of Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment of first- and second-degree burns, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said.

August 13, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Tent revival: ‘Win souls for the Lord’

Spirits were high on Friday night as the sun was setting and devotion and worship began at the tent revival held by St. Paul United Methodist Church of Gainesville.

August 13, 2008 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hospital cutting ER delays

Local hospital officials were not surprised when a national report this week indicated that the average patient waits about an hour to see a doctor in the emergency room.

August 13, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County school board to consider shifting grades

Parents of Flowery Branch school children will have their first chance to comment on the Hall County school system's plans to reconfigure the area's schools on Monday.

With a new $36.5 million school complex on Spout Springs Road slated to open in August 2009, educators have decided to shuffle grade levels at the schools in the area, C.W. Davis Middle and Flowery Branch High, to accommodate the growth in South Hall, Superintendent Will Schofield said.

August 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Chestatee backers out in support at season opener after faith controversy

Beyond the usual sea of maroon garb under the Friday night lights of the high school football season opener were crosses borne by some of the Chestatee High School faithful.

August 30, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


County considers closing part of South Hall road

Hall County is considering whether to close part of a dirt and gravel road that links two major South Hall roads in response to resident concerns about dumping in the area.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County firefighters salute injured coworkers

Hall County firefighters stood on Interstate 985 overpasses Friday afternoon as the last of three injured coworkers came home. At Friendship Road, five Station 8 firefighters saluted as the small northbound caravan carrying Will Griffin passed underneath about 3 p.m.Griffin was training July 22 in an aerial ladder bucket with fellow firefighters T.J. Elliott and Stephen Jackson when the truck's ladder malfunctioned, falling an estimated 44 feet and sending the three to hospitals. Griffin, 24, has been recuperating at Shepherd Spinal Center's spinal cord injury unit in Atlanta and will continue rehab as an outpatient ...

August 29, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Stay safe on roads, lake over holiday weekend, law agencies urge

Emergency personnel are encouraging residents to have a fun but safe Labor Day weekend.

August 29, 2014 | Times staff and regional reports | Local


Former GHS star Watson makes college debut today in Athens

Fans of Gainesville High, Georgia and Clemson will come together today as the state's record holder in career passing yards and touchdowns returns home for his collegiate debut.

August 29, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Gainesville officials decided Kelly had to go as chief

Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly resigned Friday morning in a move the mayor said was in the city's best interest.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Football big business for local restaurants, retailers

Football, at every level of competition, is more profitable than ever.

August 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County mum on deal over firetruck involved in July 22 accident

The ladder truck that malfunctioned during a training exercise last month and injured three Hall County firefighters was inspected by an asset protection solutions group and signed off on by a battalion chief, but Hall County officials have declined to share any communication among themselves about the truck.

August 29, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Road work at Clarks Bridge resumes after 45-day wait

Construction crews have been back at work this week at Clarks Bridge, where a replacement project had stalled for 45 days to ensure the support for a retaining wall had compacted and settled as needed.

August 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside cadet finds support at school

Ben Brewer, a senior at Riverside Military Academy, learned what it means to be a caretaker when his father was stricken with cancer.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Top chef: Food festival brings 3 masters to Gainesville

Three master chefs from Taiwan gave demonstrations Thursday to culinary students at Lanier Career Center in Gainesville as part of the school's international food festival.

August 28, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local




Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Threat leads to brief evacuations at North Georgia Tech

Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.

August 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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