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Gainesville utility department offers in-home water ‘audits’

An in-home water audit is not as scary as you might think.

No one shows up unannounced at your door in a suit with a stern face and a briefcase, demanding proof of your water expenditures and more money. In fact, it's just the opposite.

December 20, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man burned while working on car

A man who was severely burned while working on an antique car Saturday was in stable condition after being airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, officials said. Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said the man, whose name and age were not immediately available, was working on an engine component of a vintage Volkswagen outside his home in the 56000 block of Oscar Gilstrap Road shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when magnesium shavings caught fire.

December 20, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


DUI court is a sobering solution

One after another, the stories of redemption for repeat DUI offenders were told by Hall County State Court Judge Charles Wynne in a recent courtroom graduation ceremony.

December 20, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local businesses share water-saving ideas

As part of Gainesville's drought response resolution, the public utilities department held an information sharing meeting with its 50 largest customers Friday. In the meeting, some industry leaders shared some of their water conservation measures.

December 19, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville not liable for flooding, jury rules

The city of Gainesville was not liable for flooding from Flat Creek that swamped a trailer park off the Pearl Nix Parkway extension, a Hall County jury decided Friday.

December 19, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New device helps target tumors

BY DEBBIE GILBERT

December 19, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


City officials help Santa spread holiday cheer

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

December 19, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Body found off Georgia Avenue

The body of a man found hanging from a tree this morning was a 53-year-old former inmate of the Gainesville Diversion Center who committed suicide, Hall Sheriff's officials said.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Dahlonega gospel band nominated for Grammy

A Dahlonega-based gospel band that features two sisters from Gainesville has been nominated for its first Grammy award.

Karen Peck & New River is among nominees for the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album announced Thursday in Los Angeles.

December 18, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Smoke forces evacuation at Sugar Hill Elementary

A lighting malfunction forced a brief evacuation Thursday morning at Sugar Hill Elementary School in East Hall.

December 18, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Checking out of school goes high tech

GAINESVILLE - Visiting your child's school, checking out a child for a doctor's appointment or other school business now involves a computer - and maybe a camera - at many area schools.

December 18, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hydrant tests call for conservation

Gainesville officials will take measures to save water when the fire department tests its fire hydrants next week.

The Insurance Services Office will test hydrants in the city to determine their ability to put out fires as part of its evaluation of the Gainesville Fire Department next week.

December 18, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Florida tries to delay flow reduction

The secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has appealed to federal officials to delay any further reduction in the water flow from Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam at the border of Georgia and Florida. The dam is at the end of the Chattahoochee River and depends on water releases from Buford Dam on Lake Lanier.

December 18, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Court asked to enjoin media: Lawyers don’t want tattoo reported

Lawyers for a teen defendant facing the death penalty are asking a judge to prevent the news media from further reporting on a jailhouse tattoo on his forehead.

December 18, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


No place like Dome

Hundreds of North Hall High School Trojans filled the stands of the North Hall gym Thursday evening, screaming, cheering and praying in celebration of the school's advancement to the Class AAA state semifinals.

The pep rally starred the football players, a review of the season's best plays, a congratulatory video message from Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and, of course, the cheerleaders and Marching Trojans.

December 18, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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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


Glades Reservoir: County holds off on seeking loans as project delays mount

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded $26 million in loans this week for three reservoir projects, but the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County was not one of them.

While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.

August 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family honors Keaton Coker with charity

When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.

August 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Bricks help build memorial

Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge and Bar: Commissioner of DJJ appointed to state council

Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

August 27, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman arrested at rally

August 27, 2014 | Michele Hester Times Regional Staff | Local


One person qualifies for Clermont council seat

Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students' and residents' rights are protected.

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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