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Rabies still on the rise

Experts are at a loss to explain why the incidence of rabies seems to be so high in Hall County.

April 15, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hitting the high notes: Dallas Brass jams with local students on stage to further music education

Hours before Thursday night's performance for a paying audience at the Georgia Mountains Center, the Dallas Brass had a group of middle and high school students laughing, applauding and learning from their antics.

April 15, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Dogs steal the moment in China

Carla Abshire was a little surprised when the phone rang at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at her home in Gainesville. On the other end was her husband, Mike Giles, who was calling to tell her about the stir he caused at an elementary school near Beijing.

April 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Students will get a breather during CRCT tests

Hall County and Gainesville students will get a one-day break between the high-stakes parts of the state's basic-skills tests they'll take later this month.

April 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville police, fire departments ask for more money

Two of the biggest recipients of city money, Gainesville's fire and police departments, presented larger-than-usual budget requests Thursday to the Gainesville City Council morning - despite the city's smaller-than-usual general fund for the coming year.

April 15, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wake up: Consider this your garden’s alarm clock

Boy, a sun-ripened, garden-fresh tomato sure would taste good right now.

And every year, many home gardeners think, "This is the year I'll finally grow those tomatoes."

April 14, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Local


Judge sets bond hearing in I-85 fatal wreck

LAWRENCEVILLE - The 20-year-old Gainesville man charged in a four-car interstate crash that left four people dead appeared in Gwinnett County Magistrate Court Thursday.

April 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Legal limbo on Lake Lanier: Service barred from pumping out boat tanks

A boat sanitation company is trying to clean up its act after being suspended from operating on Lake Lanier.

April 14, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center might create residency program to train new doctors

Should Northeast Georgia Medical Center become a training ground for new physicians?

April 14, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Lawyer unveils tax assessor findings

The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors continues to undergo scrutiny this week as attorney Ashley Bell presented the findings of his investigation to county commissioners Wednesday regarding his clients' allegations of financial improprieties within the tax assessors office.

April 14, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Poker run to benefit program that counsels child victims of sex abuse

Bikers will play poker Saturday around Gainesville, but they'll do so for a good cause.

April 14, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville departments turn in budget wish lists

The Gainesville City Council on Wednesday heard the budget wish lists of several city departments and divisions.

April 14, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lawyer of suspect in fatal I-85 wreck says client will be proven innocent

LAWRENCEVILLE - The family of a Gainesville man facing felony charges in connection with a Monday night wreck on Interstate 85 that killed four people, including three members of another family, said he will be cleared.

April 14, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Immigration patrol: New program will let deputies check status of county jail inmates

Hall County Sheriff's officials say a program that will allow deputies to begin deportation proceedings for illegal immigrants who are booked into the county jail is closer to starting, after technicians began hooking up computer equipment this week.

April 14, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Legislature OKs Hall's third state court judge; now it's up to Gov. Perdue

The state Senate has passed a bill creating a third judgeship for the State Court of Hall County. The measure, already passed by the House, now awaits the signature of Gov. Sonny Perdue.

April 14, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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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


Gainesville may increase service fee instead of water rate

After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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