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Despite rain, lake still hurts

Above-normal rains this month mean for the last 90 days or so, Gainesville hasn't been in a drought.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


L.A. Waters Scholarship program growing

Lee Waters would surely be proud.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Home Expo draws hundreds

At least one exhibitor at Saturday's Home Expo believes reports of the death of the home industry - at least locally - have been greatly exaggerated.

"The illusion that the market is dead is erroneous. People are just shopping smarter," said Jim Lawson, Builder's First Source representative.

March 05, 2008 | By Bianca Brunco bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Clark out of prison, wanted divorce

Lisa Clark wanted to divorce the 15-year-old boy she conceived a child with prior to pleading guilty to statutory rape, and claimed from prison that the guardians who took custody of the newborn while she served her sentence were "trying to take my child," according to motions she filed with a Hall County judge.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County schools to dispose of suspect beef

GAINESVILLE -- Hall County schools now is feeling the effects of the nation's largest beef recall.

March 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


What can you buy for $270 million?

Daniel Brooks of Montgomery, Ala., said he doesn't really plan on winning $270 million in the Mega Millions lottery game, and has not considered what he would do with it.

March 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Pentagon to highlight Moss’ story on TV

OAKWOOD -- The Pentagon Channel spent nearly a day at West Hall High School last week researching a story about Army Spc. Channing Moss, who survived a rocket-propelled grenade attack two years ago while serving in Afghanistan.

March 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cagle representative hears local concerns

An hour before his scheduled starting time, Dennis Pitts had visitors waiting to see him.

March 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) _ A single player has won the grand prize from the latest Mega Millions lotto drawing.

Lottery officials said the winning ticket from Friday night's drawing - worth $270 million - was sold in Portal, which is west of Statesboro in east Georgia.

March 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Where have all the stars gone?

Your grandfather probably remembers looking up at night and seeing the sky split by a translucent band of white light.

March 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Taking aim in Braselton

BRASELTON - The FBI knows how to make an entrance.

March 05, 2008 | By Nikki Young The Paper | Local


Canada named Gainesville fire chief

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada saw the word "interim" removed from his title Friday, as he was officially named chief of the 75-person, four-station department after a four-month trial run in the role.

March 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man arrested on charge of growing mushrooms

Evan Leon Lee, 24, of Dahlonega was arrested on four felony counts after authorities say they discovered hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana growing in his home at 171 Laurel Circle.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City repairs water main break

Residents in the Longstreet Hills subdivision might have had muddy water when they turned on their taps Friday afternoon.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


East Hall JROTC cadet wins regional award

An East Hall High School Navy JROTC cadet has been selected as the Outstanding JROTC Cadet from the six JROTC units in Northeast Georgia.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Heroin suspect gave false name, Hall County officials say

A Lula man arrested on heroin trafficking charges has now been placed under an immigration hold.

October 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville to pay rent on square parking lot

Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.

October 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids recognizes local volunteers, pros for protecting children

It takes a village to raise a child.

October 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Supporters get preview of Smithgall Woodland Legacy garden

Supporters and local dignitaries gathered Friday at a preview party and reception to celebrate the anticipated May 2015 opening of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


False alarm at poultry lab

One person is being treated for minor respiratory issues after an incident at the Georgia Poultry Lab Network in Oakwood, said Scott Cagle, spokesman for Hall County Fire Services.

October 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Cumming school locked down for medical procedure

A medical lockdown involving the need to assist a staff member at Whitlow Elementary School in Cumming led to a reminder by the Forsyth County school system that not every lockdown means a crisis is unfolding.

October 17, 2014 | Times regional Staff | Local


Dawson County Authorities seek man impersonating officer on college campus

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is asking people to be on the lookout for a man impersonating an officer on a local college campus.

October 17, 2014 | Times Regional staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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