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Olympic recognition: US committee names regatta competitor ‘athlete of the month’

When Emily Vinson was in the fifth grade she realized that ballet slippers did not quite fit her. She decided to try flatwater kayaking on for size.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Community embraces slain soldier’s family

A fallen soldier returned home to a hero's welcome Wednesday.

July 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jilted bride sues after wedding called off

A high-priced diamond engagement ring was passed among Hall County jurors Tuesday as they prepared to decide if it was evidence of a binding contract.

July 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jury awards jilted bride $150,000

A Hall County man owes his ex-fiancee $150,000 for breaking off their engagement, a jury decided Wednesday.

July 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cleanup under way at Mansfield Oil after Tuesday night storms

Tuesday night storms brought much-needed rain to the area, but they also downed trees and caused property damage that kept residents and clean-up crews busy Wednesday.

July 27, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Candidates for state court judge narrowed to two

Hall County Solicitor-General Larry Baldwin and Gainesville private practice attorney Ann Shuler are the finalists for a third Hall County State Court judgeship, the office of Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday.

July 27, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Spiritual tradition: Churches turn to camp meetings to spread the word

The tradition of camp meetings goes back to the early 1800s, when early farmers and their families would gather at a location for a time of spiritual renewal.

July 27, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


City cleans up 50,000-gallon spill

Some 50,000 gallons of wastewater has spilled into a tributary of Balus Creek, according to the Gainesville Public Utilities Department.

July 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


New Publix planned in Braselton

BRASELTON - A Publix shopping center is under development at the intersection of Friendship and Spout Springs roads in Braselton.

July 26, 2008 | BY NIKKI YOUNG Times regional staff | Local


Plan would reopen 2 boat ramps on Lanier

Boat ramps may continue to close if the water level keeps dropping in Lake Lanier. But Doug Aiken of the Hall County Taxpayers Association presented a plan to the Hall County Board of Commissioners at Monday's work session to get some of the ramps up and running again.

July 26, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Opponents can't keep Jackson County from approving new sports complex

JEFFERSON - Despite a planning department error and opposition from a few residents, the proposed private sports complex in West Jackson is on its way to becoming a reality.

July 26, 2008 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Child scalded in bath is taken to Grady

A Flowery Branch woman who heated water on a stove top to give her 10-month-old son a bath Tuesday accidentally scalded the boy, a fire official said.

July 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lula's future includes new sewer plant

A multimillion-dollar sewage treatment plant is the beginning of the explosive growth Lula hopes for during the next few years. The City Council sealed the deal when it approved a loan for more than $4 million.

July 26, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Meeting will give parents a preview of Hall County school redistricting

Hall County school officials plan to meet with parents of the students who may be affected by possible redistricting when the system's new school complex opens in 2009 on Spout Springs Road.

July 25, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Scenario exercise readies Hall responders for 'what if?'

Fire alarms signal a dark disaster that is underscored by bodies lying in the middle of hallways and the smell of gunpowder. Sporadic screams and gunfire come from a nearby room in between the steady stomp of the alarms.

July 25, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Scaled-back version of Central Hall trail to begin construction in 2015

Work is poised to begin early next year on a section of trail between Gainesville and Oakwood, but not quite to the extent Hall County officials had hoped.

December 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Regions branch to close in March

The Oakwood branch of Regions Bank near the intersection of Mundy Mill and McEver roads will close next year.

December 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Ga. prosecutor to be nominated for Deputy Attorney General

President Barack Obama has announced plans to nominate a Georgia prosecutor as the next deputy attorney general.

December 22, 2014 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville author has second fantasy novel published

Gainesville native and Brenau University administrative assistant Alison Reeger Cook recently published her second fantasy novel.

December 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Holiday Hope: Challenged Child and Friends benefits all types of students

For sisters Brooke and Bailey Ellis, going to school together is special.

December 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Highlands United Methodist Church brings Christmas fun to community

Weeks of curiosity sparked by random cars around Gainesville sporting a scrawled message of "FX Christmas, An Extreme Family Event" ended Sunday when The Highlands United Methodist Church hosted its first free Christmas event at North Hall Community Center.

December 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Wage growth returning as job market expands

The road to economic recovery has not exactly been paved in gold - or even silver, for that matter.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic light planned at new Wal-Mart on Thompson Bridge Road

The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, along with Taco Bell, on busy Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville will have something in common next year - a traffic light.

December 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community garden project acquires new site

A new site has been identified for Jubilee Farm, a community garden project of the Hall Green Alliance that aims to provide food to the hungry and nutritional education to local residents.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clarks Bridge work set for today

The new Clarks Bridge over Lake Lanier continues to take shape as a concrete pour is planned today for two more of the seven spans.

December 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Effect of recession lingers for local charities

When the recession set in, social service charities were hit with a double dose of trouble: Demand for services increased dramatically while donations plummeted.

December 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man’s 2013 death yields few clues, no suspects

Texts went unanswered and hundreds of phone calls went to voicemail.

December 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


State approval of Brenau nursing program is 'conditional'

Although Brenau University now boasts three doctoral programs, including a doctorate of nursing practice, the nursing program's state approval is "conditional."

December 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mom overcomes a past of drugs, abuse with agency’s aid

December 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat’s Home for a Hero dedicates house to veteran, mother of 3

Charmaine Smith stood in the driveway of her newly constructed home in Flowery Branch and felt "very overwhelmed."

December 20, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


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