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Hall recovers from the fury of tornadoes

Until two days ago, Jesus Ramirez and Jane Gable only had seen a tornado in the movies, but three very real ones touched down in Hall County Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed.

Tuesday's tornado did not sound like the freight train tornado Ramirez had seen in the movies. Ramirez' experience had been a little more rural.

September 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weather service says 3 twisters struck Hall, causing $3.36 million in damage

It has been three days since a fallen pine tree forced Ellen Cowart out of her home less than a mile from downtown Gainesville.

Cowart's property is one of nearly 107 properties that were either affected or damaged by tornadoes Tuesday in Hall County. Most of the damage was in an area between Lyman Hall Elementary and Cowart's home, according to an estimate from Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle.

September 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Roots building: Cochran returns to affordable housing

TALMO - In what he calls "an earlier life," builder and developer Broughton Cochran was a social worker for the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services in Forsyth County.

September 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Schools assess damage

Oakwood and Lyman Hall elementary schools resumed classes as usual Wednesday following a day in which two tornadoes swept through the school yards.

One tornado damaged four first-grade classrooms at Oakwood Elementary, and the other pulled the majority of the roof off the gym at Lyman Hall Elementary.

September 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flowery Branch schedules 3 hearings for tax increase

Flowery Branch residents who saw a rise in property values this year because of reassessments also could see a slight jump in taxes.

August 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remnants of Fay hit Hall; homes damaged; schools evacuated

When there were multiple reports of funnel clouds near Lyman Hall Elementary Tuesday afternoon, secretary Elaine Ingram was glad that the school's staff had practiced what to do.

"Those drills do work," Ingram said.

August 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


4 twisters likely hit Hall, weather service says

It is possible that Hall County was hit by four separate tornadoes Tuesday afternoon, according to preliminary findings from the National Weather Service.

August 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnson High assistant principal has leg amputated weeks after wreck

An assistant principal at Johnson High School had surgery at an Atlanta hospital Wednesday morning to amputate his leg almost three weeks after surviving a one-car wreck on his way to work.

August 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Storms bring a foot of relief to Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier has risen about a foot in the past two days as the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay have dumped several inches of rain across Northeast Georgia since Sunday.

The level is expected to continue to rise over the next several days as the rain that fell in the basin feeding the lake makes its way into Lanier.

August 31, 2008 | By Debbie Gilbert and Edie Rogers dgilbert@gainesvilletimes.com; erogers@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Tree limb pierces child’s bedroom in North Hall

Robert and Jennifer Miller were in the process of fixing up their North Hall home, having just replaced their roof a few weeks ago, when fierce storms Tuesday afternoon brought about the need for more, unexpected repairs.

August 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall resident said he saw funnel cloud form

Trees and power lines were down. Debris from houses littered the streets and yards. And residents of East Hall experienced a tornado's raw power when it hit the area Tuesday.

August 31, 2008 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Hall’s aquatic center splashes down Saturday

The Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center will make its first splash just in time for Labor Day weekend.

August 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Reputed gang leader guilty on drug charges

Reputed gang leader Charles Douglas Graham took his chances twice before with a jury and won, including an acquittal in 2003 in a double murder case.

August 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia ranks near the bottom in SAT scores

Results are in for the 2008 SAT scores, and Georgia fell one spot to 47th in the nation since last year.

August 30, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Early afternoon storm rips through Hall

A strong thunderstorm tore through Hall County around lunchtime Tuesday, but authorities said it caused no major damage.

August 30, 2008 | By Jeff Gill and Debbie Gilbert jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | dgilbert@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Deal signs law sparked by Brenau graduates

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal reviewed the major bills passed during the recent General Assembly session on Wednesday at The Atlanta Press Club's Newsmaker Luncheon, then added to that list by signing into law a bill inspired by a project from a quartet of Brenau University students.

April 29, 2015 | Keith Albertson | Local


3 have entered race for 2 open seats on Flowery Branch council

Qualifying ends today for two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 29, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Threats to Lake Knickerbocker raise concerns about future

Silt washing into Lake Knickerbocker over the last 20 years has clogged an inlet so heavily homeowner David Gleason removed his dock some time ago.

April 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local professor’s family survives Nepal earthquake

As he watched the recent carnage unfold in Nepal - earth movers climbing mountains of wreckage, rescuers sifting through rubble for survivors - Brenau University professor Humnath Panta feared for the lives of his family.

April 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County teen paddler to compete at Special Olympics World Games in July

Will Crain pulls his paddle through the Lake Lanier waters with his left hand, pushing the other end forward with his right.

April 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Qualifying for Flowery Branch City Council ends Wednesday

Qualifying ends today for two open seats on the Flowery Branch City Council.

April 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: New salt barn off I-985 ready for this winter

The Georgia Department of Transportation has wrapped up work on what should be another weapon in its wintry weather arsenal - a "salt barn" off Interstate 985 between Oakwood and Flowery Branch.

April 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Prosecution presents case involving trafficking of 4-year-old girl

April 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ethics commission picks veteran state attorney as chief exec

April 28, 2015 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Crews install new guardrails at wreck site in White County

White County Board of Commissioners voted to spend up to $20,000 for the new guardrails at the bridge south of Water Cress Road in response to a mid-March wreck that killed Cecily Mcree Hamilton, 16, and driver Taylor Scott Swing, 18, both of Cleveland.

April 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Five injured, including 16-month-old, in Gainesville wreck

A young child and four adults were injured and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a head-on collision Tuesday morning in Gainesville, according to police.

April 28, 2015 | By Frank Reddy freddy@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Local, state leaders reflect on legislative session

Transportation and education dominated much of the debate and media coverage coming out of this year's state legislative session, which ended April 2, but what about those rabid raccoons populating Hall County?

April 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Healan’s Mill may get restored with SPLOST funding

A historic gristmill may get new life after years of decaying off a dusty road in rural East Hall County.

April 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville prepares for upcoming budget adoption

The Gainesville City Council will meet for a work session Thursday to discuss setting the property tax rate for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1, as well as adopting the proposed budget.

April 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trial starts in child sex trafficking case

Jury selection began Monday in the case of two Gainesville residents charged with the sex trafficking of a girl.

April 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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