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Pastor says teen killed in hunting accident was quiet, loved baseball

Funeral services are this afternoon for a Mill Creek High School freshman killed in a hunting accident over the holiday weekend.

December 11, 2007 | BY NIKKI YOUNG nyoung@clickthepaper.com | Local


Habersham school chief to end 33-year career

MOUNT AIRY - Judy Forbes' 33-year journey in Habersham County schools comes to an end June 30.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Register now for Piedmont classes

The application deadline for spring semester classes at Piedmont College is Saturday, with registration for classes set for Jan. 3.

December 11, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Bad sewage costs school fine of $400

CLERMONT - As if educating kids weren't enough of a challenge, some Hall County schools have to worry about more mundane matters, such as treating their own sewage.

December 11, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Property tax bills due Saturday

The property tax deadline is approaching; taxes are due Saturday.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Power restored; U.S. 129 reopened

Power has been restored to 500 customers who experienced an outage this morning when a dump truck knocked down three power poles between Athens Street and Gaines Mill Road.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Students fare well on writing test

The Hall County school system either met or exceeded the state passing rate for the Georgia High School Graduation Test's writing portion.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Conservation tips go home with students

GAINESVILLE -Brochures giving water conservation tips likely will go home Friday with Gainesville and Hall County students.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


One arrested, one sought in Gainesville shooting

Gainesville Police have arrested one man and are seeking another in connection with a nonfatal shooting that occurred the night before Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Student-led Thanksgiving drive contributes to food bank

GAINESVILLE - While many people in Hall County may be going hungry, Kay Blackstock said it is not due to a shortage of food.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Reception to honor principal

A public reception is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday for Diane Bryant, who is retiring Dec. 31 as principal of Gainesville High School's Careers.net Academy. Bryant worked for the Gainesville school system for 34 years. The event will take place in the high school atrium. The school is at 830 Century Place. Contact: 770-536-4441.

December 11, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Local officials complete training

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the local graduates from the 2007 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants included elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from 12 counties in North Georgia.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Hall sex offenders can live where they choose

More than 220 registered sex offenders in Hall County who, up until last week, were prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds, churches and other places where children gather now can live wherever they want.

December 11, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Buford: Student killed in hunting accident

Funeral services are Wednesday for a Mill Creek High School freshman killed in a hunting accident during the holiday weekend. Zach Gibson was shot accidentally Friday while hunting with family in Pine Mountain, according to Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory in Buford. Mill Creek High counselors visited Gibson's classes Monday to talk with students about his death, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana said. A moment of silence was set for 7:23 a.m. today, when Principal Jim Markham will announce visitation and funeral arrangements. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral ...

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Teasing rain could help lake a little bit

While the rain trickled down Sunday afternoon, it proved to be just a tease.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Badge and Bar: Motions set for man accused of assaulting deputies

Motions are scheduled for May 2 in the case of a man indicted in December on obstruction and terroristic threat charges.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


United Way raised $1.5 million in 2013

Raising more than $1.5 million in this economy is reason enough to celebrate.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


Schools, manufacturing industry want to entice more young workers

Local manufacturers, business leaders and school officials gathered Wednesday at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood for a forum to address how skilled, educated and motivated workers can be developed, recruited and funneled into burgeoning career paths.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth bank robbery suspect caught

April 16, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man resentenced after pleading to molestation

After a tumultuous ending more than a year ago, a child molestation case closed on calmer terms Tuesday in Hall County Superior Court.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville eases pawnshop restrictions

Gainesville City Council has given its nod to easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located after a second reading and final vote Tuesday.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


365 corridor beginning to take shape

Government officials, business leaders and developers gathered Tuesday at the Brenau Downtown Center to discuss progress along the Ga. 365 corridor in northeast Hall County.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Freezing temperatures expected overnight

So much for winter being over.

April 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood ready to abandon part of road

A road that used to connect downtown Oakwood to Atlanta Highway in South Hall County is fading more and more into history.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials seek Clermont armed bank robbery suspect

Hall County and federal authorities are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday morning at a North Hall bank.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge won’t restrict hearings access in murder case

A Hall County judge denied a defense motion to restrict public access to the pretrial hearings for an upcoming murder trial.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gibbs signs on as new Dawson schools chief

After a 14-day waiting period, the Dawson County school system officially has a new superintendent.

April 16, 2014 | By David Renner Times regional staff | Local


Tuition to rise for all students at state colleges

DAHLONEGA - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

April 16, 2014 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Justus approved as West Hall High principal

Eight years ago, while coaching a summer baseball game, Scott Justus got the call to see if he was interested in pursuing an assistant principal's job at West Hall High School.

April 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Renovated downtown building open for business

An old red brick building in downtown Lula is once again open for business after decades of neglect.

April 14, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


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