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Jury selection begins in death penalty trial

Hall County's first death penalty trial in more than three years began Monday with the start of jury selection that is expected to last at least a week.

August 16, 2008 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia revenue collections fall 6.6 percent

Gov. Sonny Perdue says state revenue collections for last month fell 6.6 percent from this time last year. Revenue for the first month of the 2008-09 fiscal year totaled $1.2 billion, a decrease of $86.4 million from the same month a year ago.

August 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall schools: Shifting grade levels will ease overcrowding

Hall County educators fielded few complaints from parents concerned about the district's proposal to shuffle some middle and high school grade levels to different schools in the Flowery Branch area.

August 16, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Wounded deputy in stable condition at Grady

The Hall County deputy who was shot in Lula Monday will face another surgery Wednesday, Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Strickland said.

August 16, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall officials say 4 ramps could be extended

The dwindling number of open boat ramps on Lake Lanier likely will go up after Hall County officials announced at Monday's work session that four ramps could be extended.

August 16, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect dead, deputy injured in Lula standoff

Monday morning began like any other in Lula.

August 16, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New Kroger store set to open Thursday in South Hall

Grocery competition in South Hall is about to get stiffer.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winder man, 18, drowns in Lake Lanier

The Hall County Sheriff's Office dive team recovered the body of an 18-year-old Winder man in Lake Lanier on Sunday evening after the man had become separated from his friends earlier in the day.

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax bills will go out on time

Though Gov. Sonny Perdue is delaying the Homeowner Tax Relief Grant, for now, tax bills will be sent out as usual, said Hall County Tax Commissioner Keith Echols.

August 15, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Johnson High assistant principal making progress after accident

An assistant principal at Johnson High School remained in an Atlanta hospital's intensive care unit Sunday, two days after a one-car wreck on Poplar Springs Road.

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Pet CPR, first aid class scheduled

The Humane Society of Hall County and the Northeast Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross are set to hold a pet CPR and first aid class at 1 p.m. Sept. 13. The class will be held at the Adoption Center at 845 W. Ridge Road in Gainesville.

In this four-hour course, participants will learn to recognize an emergency situation for their pet, administer first aid and discover other ways to keep their pet healthy and happy. All participants must preregister. The cost is $35 and checks can be made payable to the American Red Cross.

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Government meeting schedule

Public government meetings coming up this week include:

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gator, boats, but still not enough water in Lake Lanier

From an alligator to a big boating bash, Lake Lanier seemed to feature a little of everything last week, except higher water levels.

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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


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Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County denies Publix request for tax refund

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Colleges seek to answer health industry needs

When new jobs come to Georgia, new workforce demands come with them.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ryan Casper replaces legend Walt Snelling as GHS announcer

Gainesville's Red Elephants will hear a new voice at tonight's football season home opener against Winder-Barrow.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Council to amend adult entertainment ordinance, refinance bonds

Gainesville City Council is prepared to amend its adult entertainment ordinance requiring businesses to post notice and advertise their intent to seek a license.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Green Warren Dental Clinic recognizes its founder

In 1997, Dr. Ed Burnette founded the Green Warren Dental Clinic, which provides free dental care for Hall County families without health insurance.

September 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Oakwood proposes 50 percent property tax hike in 2015

Oakwood is proposing to raise property taxes in 2015 by 50 percent.

September 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County changes employee health benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to implement changes to employee health care benefits in an effort to encourage workers to use the county's new pharmacy and clinic, set to open in January.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mobile home park stabbing victim ID’d, recovering

Police have identified the victim in a Gainesville mobile home park stabbing Aug. 30.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Children in stable condition after Gainesville car accident

Seven people were involved in a two-vehicle accident on Pearl Nix Parkway this afternoon, but all are stable and have been transported for nonemergency treatment, said Gainesville Fire Department public information officer Keith Smith.

September 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way kicks off annual fundraising campaign

The United Way of Hall County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday morning at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, boasting about $550,000 in donations already from 23 "pace setter" companies.

September 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area emergency personnel gather to honor the fallen

Gainesville's police and fire departments will remember the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks this morning.

September 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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