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3 injured in Spout Springs wreck

One person was airlifted with critical injuries after a two-car accident in South Hall this afternoon, officials said.

March 23, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dental work may contain lead

First, it was the tainted pet food. Then the lead-contaminated toys. Now, the latest consumer scare from China involves something you may already have in your mouth.

March 23, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Woman killed when Trailblazer hits power pole

A 57 year-old Forsyth County resident died Tuesday when her 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer left Ga. 369 and struck a power pole.

March 23, 2008 | | Local


Kid Rock gives Waffle House a good name

DULUTH - Trouble seems to follow Kid Rock, but on Tuesday the rocker took part in an effort of good will by making an appearance at Waffle House in Duluth.

March 23, 2008 | Ashley Bates | Local


Sheriff’s deputies kill two rabid animals

Hall County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed two rabid animals in Hall County last week.

March 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Seasons on Lanier residents want high-end retail, not gas station

GAINESVILLE - An army of Seasons on Lake Lanier residents won their first battle against an Atlanta developer who has proposed building a gas station next to their upscale subdivision.

March 23, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police search for 3 men in taxi robbery

Gainesville police are looking for three men, in connection with a Tuesday robbery in the area of Westhaven Drive.

March 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Volunteers distribute surplus food

Shirley Harrison calls the distribution of surplus food "a blessing."

Harrison was one of hundreds lining up at the U.S. Army Reserve Center on Shallowford Road for a box or bag containing a few basic staples for people who qualify.

March 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Concert earns Gainesville runner-up diversity title

The Gainesville Multicultural Committee and the city of Gainesville have been recognized by the National League of Cities for their efforts to promote diversity.

During a breakfast luncheon Monday morning in Washington, D.C., as part of the League of Cities' annual conference, Mayor Myrtle Figueras accepted the runner-up title for the Cultural Diversity Award for cities 25,000-100,000 in population size.

March 22, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Local


Gainesville resident charged with enticing minor for sex

Kenneth Chase, 61, thought he was meeting an 11-year-old girl for sex Saturday afternoon, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation met him with an arrest warrant instead, officials said.

March 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lane closures on I-985 and Mundy Mill

With the new bridge beams for the Atlanta Highway Bridge over Interstate 985 in place, Georgia Department of transportation crews will again be closing lanes this week.

March 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Testing not required: Nobody knows if Gainesville's drinking water is drug-free

Are there drugs in Gainesville's drinking water? Nobody knows.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville State College students debate right to bear arms

OAKWOOD - To compel control of firearms or to wield those weapons without restraint? That was the question at Gainesville State College Monday.

Students debated whether the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment should have limits or be controlled in The Great Gun Control Debate.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students gear up for spring school trips

GAINESVILLE - At least three area bands will venture way beyond school premises for performances this spring.

March 22, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road projects won’t be cheap or quick

The Georgia Department of Transportation is in the final stages of receiving public comment on proposals for changes in open access on Ga. 365 and Ga. 400.

However, before the comments have been reviewed, two things are clear: Any major changes will be far in the future and will be very expensive.

March 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Gym of ‘36 makeover staying true to roots

Don't be alarmed, area history buffs and longtime Gainesville residents. The boarded-up windows don't mean the hallowed Gym of '36 is going into decline.

October 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golf tourney raises money for injured firefighters

A group of golfers came out Monday to support three Hall County firefighters, hoping to chip in to their relief fund.

October 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputy struck by vehicle while directing traffic at school

October 28, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Oakwood budget hearing draws no residents

No one showed for Oakwood's public hearing Monday on the South Hall city's fiscal 2015 budget.

October 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lake group privately hashing out water management plan

Jim McClatchey said he hopes a private water group can still produce its own water management plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

October 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Early voting remains steady for 2nd week

As far as midterm elections go, Hall County voters appear to be taking advantage of early voting options.

October 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local priorities for 2015 General Assemby taking shape

The Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting Monday night in Buford with local government officials.

October 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville workshop to focus on starting a business

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop for individuals who are interested in either starting or growing a new venture.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


$565K grant to help Hall schools improve Wi-Fi access

Hall County schools have been awarded a $565,189 grant from the state to help cover the costs of upgrading the district's Wi-Fi infrastructure, district officials announced Monday at a school board meeting.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kubota expanding, plans to create 650 jobs

Kubota Manufacturing of America plans to expand its headquarters in Gainesville, creating 650 jobs and investing $100 million into the project over the next several years.

October 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Students attend climate march in New York

Kayla Ballenger has been an environmentalist for as long as she can remember, so when she had a chance to attend the People's Climate March, a march on the United Nations Climate Summit in New York last month, the decision was easy.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Air Force vet, mom of 3 calls getting Habitat home 'emotional,' 'overwhelming'

At first glance, the newly rebuilt house, situated in a nondescript neighborhood called Wintergreen Court, doesn't look any different from every other freshly constructed home in the Flowery Branch area.

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Ga. Senate debate: Nunn, Perdue spar over gridlock

October 27, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Dogs dress up for charity

The 2014 Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest and parade Sunday brought furry friends and their owners to Laurel Park in Gainesville for the event sponsored by Hall County Parks & Leisure and the Hall County Animal Shelter. Contest categories included scariest, funniest, cutest, best owner/pet look-alike and best overall. After the contest, the pets were paraded around the park. Participants were asked to donate pet-friendly items such as newspapers or paper towels for the Hall County Animal Shelter.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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