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West Hall teen receives presidential recommendation to Air Force Academy

Ever since watching a television show about airplanes and the military, Alex Hutcheson was hooked.

November 21, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Group home gets fresh hope from city

GAINESVILLE -- The Agora House soon could have a place to call home.

November 21, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Davis students wear pink with a purpose

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Think pink.

November 21, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Corps cuts Lake Lanier water releases

The flow of water from the Chattahoochee River should be slowing after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reach an agreement that they say will not harm federally protected mussels and sturgeon in the Apalachicola River.

November 21, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


DA to seek death penalty in August murder

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh filed notice of intent to seek the death penalty Friday against a 19-year-old drifter accused of raping and stabbing to death a homeless woman in August.

November 21, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT schedules open house about widening U.S. 129

Even as major road work continues to remake opposite ends of Ga. 53 in Hall County, the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing for a proposal to widen U.S. 129 north of Gainesville and build two new bridges.

November 20, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Cold front brings rain to Georgia

ATLANTA - A cold front moving through Georgia brought a sprinkling of overnight rain to the parched northern hills of the state, but it was far from the drenching needed to bust the region out of a record drought.

November 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Poultry industry must balance water conservation with food safety

An official of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association said water conservation in the poultry industry has taken on a new importance because of the drought.

November 20, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Teen overcomes medical condition to excel for Gainesville

If Corey Clark had a problem on the field or in the gym, it was having too much heart.

November 20, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


INK to spend Sunday celebrating families

From 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, families of all sizes are invited to a celebration at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

November 20, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Downtown Gainesville jumps on Christmas early

In all its lighted garland glory, Christmas came early to downtown Gainesville.

November 20, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lake lawsuit in federal court today

A dispute over water withdrawals from Lake Lanier moves to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today as oral arguments take place in a challenge to a 2003 agreement between Georgia, hydroelectric power customers and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

November 20, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Few attend hearing about Flowery Branch tax allocation district

Eight people attended a public hearing Thursday evening in Flowery Branch to offer input on the city's plans for the voter-approved tax allocation district.

November 20, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flowery Branch plans for the ‘gem’ of South Hall

The Flowery Branch City Council will hold a public hearing this evening to get resident input on the first draft of the tax allocation district plan that seeks to make the growing city the "gem of South Hall."

November 19, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New Jackson County manager starts work today

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners hired a new manager Wednesday morning, who started work today.

November 19, 2007 | Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


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Hot rides, chili take over in Flowery Branch

Thousands of spectators showed up Saturday to one of Flowery Branch's much-loved annual events.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for testing change

Hall County schools are getting ready for a big transition.

September 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The changing face of civic engagement

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local officials plan for life after SPLOST

Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.

September 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Atkins chosen as Times publisher

Veteran newspaper executive Charlotte Atkins has been named publisher of The Times.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Culture, competition ride Lanier’s waves in Dragon Boat event

Hall County residents may be used to a variety of boats on Lake Lanier, but thousands watched several unusual crafts on the lake Saturday during the 19th annual Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Legendary GHS football announcer honored

Walt Snelling waves to an appreciative crowd at City Park Stadium along with wife Carol, right, and surrounded by family members during a special presentation honoring the longtime Gainesville High announcer.

September 13, 2014 | | Local


Food bank’s annual Empty Bowl lunch to help feed Georgia residents in need

One in 5 Georgians are food-insecure, a statistic the Georgia Mountain Food Bank hopes to improve.

September 13, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs one of healthiest schools in US

Right by the front door of Spout Springs School of Enrichment is a vending machine wrapped in kraft paper; on it, student signatures are scrawled across it, promising to make healthy choices. The machine's only option is bottled water.

September 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County denies Publix request for tax refund

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Colleges seek to answer health industry needs

When new jobs come to Georgia, new workforce demands come with them.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ryan Casper replaces legend Walt Snelling as GHS announcer

Gainesville's Red Elephants will hear a new voice at tonight's football season home opener against Winder-Barrow.

September 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Council to amend adult entertainment ordinance, refinance bonds

Gainesville City Council is prepared to amend its adult entertainment ordinance requiring businesses to post notice and advertise their intent to seek a license.

September 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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