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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


Supreme Court ruling won't stop Flowery Branch's tax allocation district

Despite the recent Georgia Supreme Court ruling disqualifying school tax revenues as a source of funding for tax allocation districts, Flowery Branch officials said Wednesday they will continue plans to implement a tax district for the city.

April 14, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New superintendent named for Habersham schools

CLARKESVILLE - A Hart County school administrator has been named superintendent of the Habersham County school system.

April 13, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Police name A.J. Johnson as suspect in rape investigation

A.J. Johnson, Tennessee Volunteers linebacker and Gainesville High School graduate, was named Tuesday as a suspect in a rape investigation by Knoxville, Tenn., police.

November 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Farmers celebrate connections at annual breakfast

Farmers and "city folk" are strongest when they work together, according to Gordon Sawyer.

November 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


It’s really cold now, but that might not be bad omen for winter

Tuesday's subfreezing weather may have reminded us of the polar vortexes and "snowmaggedons" that plagued the winter of 2014, but it doesn't necessarily portend an equally icy winter of 2015.

November 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Democrats select election board members

The Hall County Democratic Party selected its appointees Monday night to the new elections board that will launch in January.

November 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Destructive devices found in Forsyth home

November 18, 2014 | Kayla Robins Times regional Staff | Local


Hall weather alert system to be tested Wednesday morning

Hall County will conduct a test Wednesday morning of its weather alert system.

November 18, 2014 | | Local


Hall fire marshal warns of winter hazards

When the mercury drops low in the thermometer, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle knows there are growing risks for Hall residents trying to stay warm.

November 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to amend Tax Allocation District policies

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on proposed amendments to the way projects seeking Tax Allocation District financing are evaluated and approved.

November 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula: $1.9M in sales tax extension would be spent on roads, water/sewer, parks

Lula estimates it could get $1.9 million from a proposed five-year extension of the special purpose local option sales tax.

November 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New details emerge in jogger's sexual assault case

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified a man suspected of sexually assaulting a teenage girl returned her to her jogging path Nov. 2 with his girlfriend driving the car.

November 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County's Sugar Hill Elementary wants to create program of choice

Sugar Hill Elementary School presented a tentative plan to the Hall County school board Monday for the creation of a Talent and Career Program of Choice.

November 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Tennessee suspends Gainesville grad Johnson amid sexual assault investigation

Tennessee has suspended leading tackler A.J. Johnson, a Gainesville High graduate, and defensive back Michael Williams amid a sexual assault investigation.

November 17, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Gainesville City Schools changes attendance policy

Gainesville City Schools wants its students to miss less than six school days a year.

November 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Sprinklers cause false alarm at Gainesville's Fair Street School

A faulty sprinkler head in an elevator shaft Monday morning caused children to be evacuated from Fair Street School.

November 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville, Hall County reach deal on Ahaluna development

Officials from Hall County and the city of Gainesville have reached an agreement that will allow for the development of a 199-lot upscale subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier.

November 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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